HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1
Average of 7 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1
Little jack of all trades. The manufacturer describes its new EliteBook as a sturdy travel companion. The build and emissions impress us, but compromises have to be made in performance compared with the competition.
Although Windows 10 was available to some to download as early as August last year this is the first unit that I have reviewed that was designed to use Windows 10 and by that I mean it can use all the features that Microsoft had as selling points when they tried to persuade people to upgrade. A natively installed product this is what Windows 10 should be.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/03/2016
Basically, the EliteBook Folio 1020 G1 is a clamshell version of the Elite x2 1011 G1: a well-made and well-equipped business machine, held back by a few niggles and an immense price. It can be worthwhile to invest in a laptop as secure as this, but firms and individuals who don't generally deal with hyper-sensitive data could probably get away with a cheaper consumer ultrabook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: PC Authority
So that touchpad may end up costing the Folio 1020 some customers, which is a shame because this is a fantastic all-rounder. For me, there’s not one area where it falls short: it’s light, compact and capable, and it feels built to last. It’s a business laptop that’s as refined and desirable as a MacBook, yet there’s no compromise on connectivity or security.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Trusted Reviews
The Folio looks and feels fantastic, but HP’s desire to make the best-looking business laptop on the market has resulted in compromises in several departments. Performance can’t match rivals, battery life is middling, and other machines offer more versatility at cheaper prices. The Folio is stunningly stylish, but it’s a machine for people with more money than sense.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 50% features: 90% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 90%
The HP EliteBook Folio 1020 is an incredibly capable business notebook that is thin, light and looks great. The price isn’t a factor that buyers can overlook, but the premium design, ability to withstand small drops and performance that will meet the needs of professional users justifies a higher price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/25/2015
Source: PC Pro
That touchpad may end up losing the Folio 1020 some friends, but I can’t helping feeling that would be a shame: this is a fantastic all-rounder. For me, there’s not one area where it falls short: it’s light, compact and capable, and it feels built to last. It’s a business laptop that’s truly as refined and desirable as a MacBook, yet there’s no compromise on connectivity or security.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Good Gear Guide
HP is charging an arm and a leg for this Special Edition laptop ($2799 for our specific review model), and this is way too much for what you get. We’re accustomed to business laptops costing a lot more than consumer models, but it’s not like this notebook has a killer configuration or any features that are out of the ordinary.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
The HP Folio 1020 G1 is a laptop with stunning good looks, mediocre performance and rugged durability. The downside is that the energy efficient Intel Core M processor doesn't deliver more performance or battery life. Despite its gorgeous QHD resolution touchscreen display, users with graphic needs should steer clear of the Folio, but the average office worker who lives inside Chrome, Office and YouTube will find a lot to love about this business Ultrabook. HP's design attention, security focus and emphasis on durability makes this a winner for road warriors who need a light system for travel.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Lab.pl PL→EN
Positive: Excellent workmanship and materials; elegant appearance; good display; comfortable keyboard; silent operation; long battery life. Negative: Poor sound quality; weak performance; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/24/2015
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Positive: Slim, stylish and lightweight body; clear and bright display; quiet operation; easy upgrades, high maintainability. Negative: Glossy display with small opening angle; mediocre performance; mediocre battery life; mediocre sound.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/18/2015
Model: The HP EliteBook Folio 1020 is designed to look premium and sleek. The design is comparable to an ultrabook's without compromising durability, security and manageability. The Folio 1020 has a silver machined aluminium lid which resembles a Macbook. With a weight of only 1.26 kg and a length of 12.5 inch (31,75 cm), it allows the user to easily carry it around. It has a 12 inch IPS display with a resolution of 2560x1440p driven by a standard Intel HD Graphics card. The glossy display supports touch input. The Folio 1020 sports an Intel Core i7, 8 GB of dual-channel DDR3 RAM and a 256 GB SSD with 196 GB free.
As for interfaces, there are a Kensington lock for security, an HDMI output, two USB 3.0 ports, a microSD card reader, a standard 3.5 mm audio jack, and a docking port. For connectivity, it has an Ethernet adapter as well as a standard Intel Dual-band Wireless AC card, which supports WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. Finally, the laptop's keyboard has a backlight to allow more accurate typing in low light conditions.
Intel HD Graphics 5300: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in Core M processors from the Broadwell Y-series (4.5 W TDP).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
5Y51: Broadwell-based ULV dual-core processor for tablets and 2-in-1 notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5300 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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).
76.29%: 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.