HP EliteBook Folio 13-3G2N3EA
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the HP EliteBook Folio 13-3G2N3EA
Source: It Pro
The HP Elite Folio looks fantastic thanks to its vegan leather shell, and it impresses in other departments: its keyboard and battery life are both superb, its display is accurate and expansive, and it’s got all of that convertible movement. In too many areas, though, it doesn’t stack up. The ARM-based internals are fine for normal work, but faster rivals are easy to find. The screen is beaten elsewhere, HP’s machine is thicker and heavier than several competitors, and it has a meagre feature set. This laptop looks the part, but it doesn’t have the function to match its form. Unless you want a laptop with more style than substance, you’d be better off elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/21/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: XDA Developers
The HP Elite Folio is hands down the best Windows on ARM PC there is. If you compare it to products like the Surface Pro X and the Galaxy Book S, it has the best form factor, the best keyboard, and more. The big problem is that it’s not the best business PC. I love that we’re seeing the market trend toward actually good convertibles. Previously, Windows 10 convertibles were super awkward to use. They were heavy, and they were designed to be laptops. We’re seeing more that were designed with being a tablet in mind. And HP sure pulled out the stops. Along with one of the best keyboards around, the HP Elite Folio packs top-end specs like 16GB RAM and 512GB of storage. It also packs features like HP’s Sure View Reflect privacy display, which is just awesome. Let’s not forget that the battery life is great and it comes with cellular connectivity, up to 5G. I really wish they had it come standard, but it is what it is.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/29/2021
HP's new Elite Folio is powered by the latest generation Snapdragon 8cx processor for Windows 10 laptops. While it is an improvement over earlier ARM based Windows machines I've tested there's still a way's to go before it's a viable Intel/AMD alternative.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/23/2021
Source: PC Mag
If you don't need 64-bit apps like the Adobe Creative Cloud suite and crave an easy-to-carry, highly pen-friendly laptop/tablet combo with 4G or 5G connectivity, sophisticated style, and great battery life, the HP Elite Folio will tempt you—at least until you run smack into its painful price tag. When we reviewed the Lenovo Flex 5G, we said its fast downloads and unkillable battery came at a whopper of a price that relegated the machine to niche appeal, and our Folio costs over $500 more than the Flex. In a world full of first-rate x86 convertibles, the HP offers style and silence at a formidable cost.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/18/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: XDA Developers
However, it doesn’t have a lot of the features that HP’s EliteBooks are known for, such as Sure Click. The Elite Folio does have Sure View, HP’s privacy display, although it’s not on the model that the company sent me. Sure View prevents people from seeing your screen if they look over your shoulder. It does have HP QuickDrop, which lets you send files between your phone and your PC.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/06/2021
Qualcomm Adreno 680: Integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx SoC for Windows laptops. According to Qualcomm 2x faster than the previous Adreno 630 in the Snapdragon 850 for Windows PCs with a 60% improved efficiency (thanks to the 7nm process).
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
SD 8cx Gen 2 5G: ARM based SoC for Windows laptops that is manufactured in 7 nm LPP at Samsung. Integrates 4x Kryo 495 Gold cores (Cortex-A76) for performance and 4x Kryo 495 Silver (Cortex-A55) for efficiency. Technically a higher clocked Snapdragon 8cx with integrated 5G Modem and now Wi-Fi 6 support.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
HP: Founded in 1939, the US company is a major server and printer manufacturer and one of the leading IT companies in the world. Until 2015, the company was called Hewlett-Packard Company. After a split, the computer division was renamed HP Inc.
In 2023, HP had an approximate market share of 22% of global PC sales, making it number 2 after Lenovo.
60%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.
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