HP EliteBook x360 1020 G2-1EP69EA
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Reviews for the HP EliteBook x360 1020 G2-1EP69EA
Source: Laptop Mag
The HP EliteBook x360 1020 G2 is the most stylish business laptop around and has an optional privacy screen, but the battery doesn't last long enough.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Model: The HP EliteBook x360 1020 G2-1EP69EA belongs to HP's latest business 2-in-1 laptop series, which are streamlined and sleek. It looks so good that user will definitely want to show it off around the office, and it is light enough that user will have no problem doing just that. The design is reminiscent of HP's Spectre premium consumer line, with an aluminum lid and a reflective HP logo. When a user opens the EliteBook, a user will find a Full-HD display with a thick bezel on top and bottom. The deck, also silver and aluminum, is punctuated with speaker grates above the keyboard made of lines that form triangles and diamonds. Not that user should knock their EliteBook around, but if a user does, it will probably be fine. It is MIL-STD-810G tested to withstand drops, shocks, dust, and more. The EliteBook x360 1020 G2 should also keep data secure. It uses Windows Hello in combination with both a fingerprint reader and an infrared camera, so users can choose between login options. The computer uses TPM to encrypt biometric data. The 12.5-inch 1080p display on the EliteBook x360 1020 G2 is great. It is bright and produces vivid colors. Hence, it is perfect for watching YouTube videos instead of working on spreadsheets. The panel measured an average of 335 cd/m², easily brighter than the ultraportable average (285 cd/m²), the Lenovo ThinkPad X270 (298 cd/m²), and the Dell Latitude 7389 2-in-1 (308 cd/m²). Only the MacBook was more luminous, at 340 cd/m².
The EliteBook x360 1020 G2 comes armed with an Intel Core i5-7300U CPU, a 256 GB SSD and 8 GB of RAM. That is enough for multitasking. The EliteBook and its integrated graphics will allow for very modest video editing, but if users are looking to play intensive games or edit movies, they will need a different kind of machine. Working with Bang & Olufsen continues to be one of the best decisions HP has ever made. The speakers are loud, and they are awesome. Bass, vocals, keyboards, and drums sound all clear, and the sound can easily fill a midsize conference room. If a user does video conference often, it is recommended to get an external webcam. The 720p webcam shots came out blurry. HP is light on its own software on the EliteBook. It comes with HP JumpStart, which gives you tips to get started with your laptop, and PhoneWise, a utility to share emails, phone calls and text messages from your smartphone to the laptop. If you're on Android, it works seamlessly, but iOS users need to leave their phone on with the app open to reap the benefits. The EliteBook's battery will just squeeze you through a day of work, but it will not necessarily last into overtime. It endured for 8 hours on the Laptop Mag Battery Test, which consists of web surfing over Wi-Fi.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
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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.
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80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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