HP EliteBook x2 1013 G3-4YJ16UT
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Reviews for the HP EliteBook x2 1013 G3-4YJ16UT
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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: The HP EliteBook x2 1013 G3-4YJ16UT now fits a 13-inch display into a 12-inch chassis. Targeted at professionals and creatives who prefer the flexibility of a detachable tablet, the EliteBook x2 will also comes with an integrated privacy screen and supports 4G LTE. The 13" diagonal IPS LED-backlit touchscreen comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 4, 450 cd/m², 100 % sRGB at a resolution of 3000 x 2000 pixels. Previously, the workaround for visual hackers (a quaint term for those who just watch what users are doing) was to physically place an opaque "privacy screen" over the laptop's display. While it certainly worked it also meant either using it all the time (which decreased visual acuity when not needed) or users had to carry it with them. With HP Sure View, the digital version of the privacy screen, users can turn it on or off whenever needed with a touch of a button. Hacking and information theft are very real concerns among IT managers in corporations, and more so by those in government agencies. The notebook features the latest HP Sure Start Gen 4, an enhanced encryption for better protection of the device and enhanced resilience and event logging for third-party firmware.
It also features HP Sure-Click, a hardware-enforced, secure browsing solution that isolates malware trying to use the browser to get into the system. As every tab of the browser is its own CPU-isolated virtual machine, any malware that starts running in that tab disappears as soon as the browser is closed. A notable optional security hardware upgrade includes an NFC sensor and fingerprint reader to help businesses enable stronger log-in security for selected models. The HP EliteBook is made out of CNC-milled aluminum. The result is a very premium looking series of business notebooks. The latest EliteBook x2 is one of the better detachable tablets in terms of built quality. As for hardware specifications, the EliteBook x2 1013 also comes with 16 GB of RAM and the Intel Core i7-8650U with Intel UHD Graphics 620. As for storage, it comes with a 512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD. Users will know it's a business notebook when they see short keys for Skype calls on the keyboard. Besides that, the EliteBooks feature Bang & Olufsen speakers, delivering crystal clear and crisp audio during any conference calls. For input and output, it features two USB 3.1 Type-C with Thunderbolt support, a USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1 (Power delivery, DisplayPort) and a headphone/microphone combo. As for the battery, it has an HP Long Life 4-cell, 50 Wh Li-ion polymer battery. The Elitebook x2 is one of the best detachables out there which directly competes with the Surface Book. It is designed for demanding business applications and usage and will be a good choice for Engineers and other professionals.
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Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i7-8650U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.9 and 4.2 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,150 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this 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).
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