HP takes $100 off of leather-clad Spectre Folio 13 bundle for Black Friday

hp spectre folio
Jeremy Kaplan/Digital Trends

If you’re tired of the same all-metal body designs that’s been a staple of the premium notebook market for some time now, HP’s leather-clad Spectre Folio 13 offers a nice alternative. And the best part is that it will be available as a bundle with a small discount in time for Black Friday shoppers. The $1,529 bundle, which includes the 13-inch convertible laptop, leather sleeve, and rechargeable mouse, comes with a $100 discount from the original retail price of $1,629. In addition to the Spectre Folio 13, HP had also previously published some of its other Black Friday deals.

Although the leather-wrapped design of the Spectre Folio 13 helps it stand out in the crowd, the tablet is also packed with specs, including an eighth-generation Intel Amber Lake processor, optional 4G LTE connectivity, and a fan-less design. The laptop that’s included in this bundle comes with the 4G LTE radio, a Core i7 processor, integrated Intel UHD Graphics 615, 8GB memory, and a 256GB solid-state drive. As a stand-alone, the retail price of this build is listed at $1,499. HP’s Spectre Rechargeable Mouse retails for $54 after discounts, while the leather sleeve is priced at $73. The Spectre Folio 13 comes with a 13.3-inch FHD touchscreen display, so if you need a higher resolution panel, you will want to look elsewhere.

While we loved the luxurious leather and smart magnetic attachment mechanism on the Spectre Folio 13 during our early hands-on testing of HP’s convertible notebook, we still have to place the system through its paces to evaluate how the leather will weather over time and if the choice of material helps dissipate heat, especially considering that there are no fans on the inside of this notebook.

Given that the laptop packs in Intel’s eighth-generation Amber Lake processor, the HP Spectre 13 is a nice alternative to Apple’s recently redesigned MacBook Air. Like the MacBook Air, the Spectre Folio 13 comes with two Thunderbolt 3 over USB-C ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Spectre Folio also comes with a USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 port. For digital artists and notetakers, HP also includes a digital stylus inside the box. There’s also a USB-C to USB 3.0 adapter for those who still need to connect legacy accessories to their new laptop, like flash drives, external storage, wired printers, and wired keyboard or mouse. The Spectre Folio 13 will also compete against Microsoft’s Surface Pro 6, which is seeing some steep Black Friday discounts this holiday season.

We strive to help our readers find the best deals on quality products and services, and choose what we cover carefully and independently. If you find a better price for a product listed here, or want to suggest one of your own, email us at dealsteam@digitaltrends.com.

Digital Trends may earn commission on products purchased through our links, which supports the work we do for our readers.
Product Review

You won't buy Microsoft's Surface Hub 2S, but it could still change your life

The Microsoft Surface Hub 2S wants to change the way you collaborate at work. That’s a lofty goal most devices fail to achieve, but the unique Hub 2S could be an exception. And trust us – you’re going to want it.

The best Nintendo Switch deals and bundles for April 2019

Looking to score Nintendo's latest console? We've smoked out the best Nintendo Switch deals right here, including discounts on bundles that feature must-have games like Super Mario Odyssey, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Zelda: Breath of…

Apple’s MacBook laptop is on sale for just $800 for a limited time

If you have your heart set on a MacOS-powered laptop, B&H has a sale on Apple's MacBook that takes the price down to $800. Only select models are on sale right now, but you can score up to a $600 savings if you act quickly.

HP’s new Zbook, EliteBook 800 workstations go 4K with 8th-gen Intel CPUs

HP's new line of workstation laptops includes some seriously durable EliteBook and ZBook designs, with options for high-end, eighth-generation Intel CPUs, 2TB of storage, and discrete AMD Radeon graphics chips.

HP flash sale drops price cuts on Spectre x360 and Envy laptops

With this huge HP flash sale going on right now, it's a great time to pick up a high-quality laptop at an affordable price. Find savings on the Spectre x360 2-in-1, HP Envy laptops, and more.

AMD could offer ray tracing with next-gen Navi graphics cards

Navi is the next-generation graphics card line from AMD and it's coming in just a couple of months time. When it does arrive, one of its major features may be ray tracing, which has to date been an Nvidia-exclusive feature.

Exclusive: The Surface Hub 2S will revolutionize work. Here’s how it was made

Exclusive interviews with the designers, futurists, and visionaries behind the Surface Hub 2 paint a dramatic picture of how Microsoft thinks collaboration will change your office.

Meet the mastermind behind Microsoft's massive new Surface Hub

Microsoft Chief Product Officer Panos Panay gives us an exclusive peek at the 85-inch Surface Hub 2, and explains how innovation and collaboration will transform your workplace.

Microsoft reveals details of Surface Hub 2S, coming in June at $9,000

The Surface Hub 2 could be the most expensive whiteboard ever made, but it should be a powerful and capable one. With the ability to connect several of the 50-inch displays together, the picture at least, should be gorgeous.

Report says 20% of all 2018 web traffic came from bad bots

Distil Networks published its annual Bad Bot Report this week and announced that 20% of all web traffic in 2018 came from bad bots. The report had other similarly surprising findings regarding the state of bots as well.

Learn to uninstall a Steam game and clear some space on your PC

Looking to learn how to uninstall Steam games? You've come to the right place. In this guide, we walk you through the process step by step, whether you want Steam to do it for you or handle the process manually.

Amazon strikes $100 off the price of Microsoft Surface Go tablets

If you've been eyeing Microsoft's Surface Go for its compact size and portability, now may be a great time to buy the tablet. Amazon has a $100 discount on the Surface Go, bringing the price of this slate down to just under $400.
Emerging Tech

How emotion-tracking A.I. will change computing as we know it

Affectiva is just one of the startups working to create emotion-tracking A.I. that can work out how you're feeling. Here's why this could change the face of computing as we know it.

Sweet 16: Wacom’s Cintiq 16 pen display makes retouching photos a breeze

Wacom’s Cintiq pen displays are usually reserved for the pros (or wealthy enthusiasts), but the new Cintiq 16 brings screen and stylus editing to an approachable price. Does it cut too much to get there?