HP EliteBook 1050 G1-4NC55UT


HP EliteBook 1050 G1-4NC55UT
HP EliteBook 1050 G1-4NC55UT (EliteBook 1050 G1 Series)
Intel Core i7-8750H 6 x 2.2 - 4.1 GHz, Coffee Lake-H
Graphics adapter
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2666 SDRAM (1x16GB)
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, IPS, glossy: no
Intel HM370
256 GB NVMe, 256 GB 
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 Thunderbolt, 2 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: SD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor
Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 18.9 x 360 x 254 ( = 0.74 x 14.17 x 10 in)
95.6 Wh Lithium-Polymer, HP Long Life 6-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Webcam: HD 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Bang & Olufsen, Intel® SST Audio, dual array microphone, HP Noise Cancellation Software, HP Clear Sound Amp, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes
2.06 kg ( = 72.66 oz / 4.54 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
2000 Euro



Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the HP EliteBook 1050 G1-4NC55UT

80% HP EliteBook 1050 G1 review: A slim 15-inch business laptop with high-end options
Source: English
HP's EliteBook 1050 G1 is large and heavy, and won't easily fit into a bag or backpack. With a 15.6-inch screen and a discrete Nvidia GPU option, it's well suited to running graphically demanding applications. The build quality is solid, so if this laptop does have to travel, it should be well protected. Battery life is impressive, too, and the EliteBook 1050 G1 even has a decent audio subsystem, which is something of a rarity for a laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
First looks at HP’s latest Elite 1000-series notebooks
Source: Hardware Zone English
In terms of availability, the HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3, priced from S$1,999 onwards, and the HP EliteBook x2 1013 G3, priced from S$1,599 onwards, will be available in Mid-August this year. The EliteBook 1050 G1 is available now from S$1,899 onwards.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 07/18/2018


Model: HP has introduced a new high-end laptop aimed at demanding users. The new EliteBook 1050 G1 notebook comes with Intel’s Coffee Lake CPUs with up to six cores, a discrete GeForce GTX 1050 GPU (in select configurations), and may be outfitted with a 4K LCD. Like all Elite-branded systems, the EliteBook 1050 was designed with requirements of various enterprises and government agencies in mind, so it may be equipped with encrypted storage and other advanced security features, including a TPM 2.0 module and an encrypted fingerprint reader. Meanwhile, the EliteBook 1050 PCs offer far higher performance than mainstream 15.6-inch machines: the G1-4NC55UT configurations will be powered by Intel’s six-core Core i7-8750H processor (even entry-level configs feature quad-core CPUs), NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1050 graphics chip with 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAM (selected SKUs), 16 GB of DDR4-2666 RAM, and 256 GB PCIe/NVMe storage. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz.

Display options that HP plans to offer with the EliteBook 1050 G1 deserve a special mentioning. It is equipped with an anti-glare FHD display panel featuring 400 nits of brightness. The systems designed for people who value privacy will be outfitted with an anti-glare FHD panel featuring HP’s Sure View privacy screen coating and a 650 nits brightness to make the LCD comfortable to use in various conditions. The displays with the EliteBook 1050 G1 use IPS technology, cover 100 % of the sRGB color gamut and are equipped with an ambient light sensor to adjust their brightness automatically. When it comes to audio and conferencing capabilities, the EliteBook 1050 G1 is equipped with a 720p webcam (with or without a privacy hatch), IR sensors, a microphone array with noise cancellation capabilities, a speaker system co-developed with Bang & Olufsen featuring integrated amplifiers, and a keyboard with controls for Skype calls. HP offers the EliteBook 1050 G1 with a 64 Wh or a 95.6 Wh battery. In the best case scenario, the laptop will work for 16 hours on one charge. Moving on to connectivity. Like many other 2018 HP Elite-branded machines, the new EliteBook 1050 laptops feature Intel’s dual-band Wireless-AC 9560 CRF solution that supports 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi with up to 1.73 Gbps throughput as well as Bluetooth 5.0. In addition, the new notebooks also feature NXP’s NPC300 I2C NCI NFC controller. As for wired connectors, the EliteBook 1050 G1 comes with two Thunderbolt 3 headers, two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI output, an SD card reader, and a TRRS audio jack. The EliteBook 1050 G1-4 NC55UT is a good laptop for business users who also need to do a bit of photo or video editing. Gaming is possible but if that is your preference, there are many other gaming laptops out there.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile: Mainstream graphics card based on Nvidia's Pascal architecture and successor to the GeForce GTX 960M. Is manufactured in a 14nm process at Samsung and the technical specifications are very similar to the desktop version.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

i7-8750H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.2 - 4.1 GHz (4 GHz with 4 cores, 3.9 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.06 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. 

Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.


In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).

80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2018-08-30 (Update: 2018-08-30)