Where's the best place to buy an HP Spectre Folio 13?
Enjoy all the benefits of going direct
Going direct is usually the best choice if you can price match since you'll only deal with the manufacturer of the PC. In this case, HP only recently released the new Spectre Folio 13 and so stock is limited at third-party resellers. This makes it difficult to locate a listing on a site like Amazon or other partnered retailers. Especially this soon after release, the best bet for a lot of products is to go direct.
The company also prices its catalog of products rather well. As well as buying the Spectre Folio 13 through HP, you'd also be able to configure and customize the PC before you make the purchase, even adding an additional warranty extension if you truly desire peace of mind and plan on using the Folio 13 as a daily driver.
HP also offers a version of the Spectre Folio 13 that comes with a more powerful Intel Core i7 processor (compared to the Core i5 processor found in the cheaper model) and 4G LTE support. The only drawback is it costs a further $200, so make sure you check our price before paying.
HP also offers free delivery (at least in the U.S.), so you'll only pay the price you see on the listing. Amazon is a great retailer because it offers free shipping, but since HP also offers it, there's little reason to jump ship. Finally, there's the ability to return or exchange the Spectre Folio 13 up to 30 days after delivery if you find that it's just not quite what you want and would prefer another HP notebook.
Reinventing the portable PC with leather
The HP Spectre Folio is an incredibly unique entry in the company's powerful Spectre lineup, and HP has done some pretty impressive engineering work to make sure it all comes together nicely. It's also real leather.
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.