HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2-1EN97EA
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Reviews for the HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2-1EN97EA
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 90%
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Positive: Solid workmanship; beautiful design; slim size and light weight; comfortable keyboard; good connectivity; fast fingerprint sensor; smart stylus pen. Negative: High price; short battery life; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/27/2017
Model: The HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2-1EN97EA is a convertible laptop built with privacy control technology. HP has installed a 13.3-inch display with Sure View, which limits the viewing angle at the request of the user. With activated Sure View, the screen content can only be viewed from the front, so that fellow travelers can’t read along in the train or on the plane. The convertible laptop uses a 13.3-inch screen with Corning Gorilla Glass. The touch-sensitive display has a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. The average illumination without Sure View is 234 cd/m². In addition to touch, pen inputs are supported. Due to the two 360 degree hinges, the screen can be folded completely around the base unit to the rear. This model also uses a privacy screen, which can be activated by a key combination. The world's only integrated privacy protection prevents data and passwords from falling victim to prying eyes. In collaboration with 3M, the HP's electronic privacy technology limits the viewing angle of the IPS panel with the push of a button, protecting against visual data theft. The display is not only darkened but also the viewing angle is severely limited. When the privacy screen is activated, the screen content can only be viewed from the front. Instead of the typical IPS viewing angle, which is 178 degrees, the viewing angle is restricted to 35 degrees.
Like all EliteBook series notebooks, HP also uses an all-cast aluminum body for this model. In the slim and lightweight notebook, HP has installed an Intel Core i7 processor, which is very energy-efficient. This is a 7th generation processor running at 2.8 GHz base clock. In turbo mode, the clock frequency is automatically raised to 3.9 GHz. For the graphics calculations, the integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 is used. The main memory consists of 16 GB of type DDR4 and is soldered firmly to the motherboard. The memory cannot be extended. The operating system, in this case, Windows 10 Pro, is preinstalled on a 512 GB M.2 SSD module. This has 406 GB of free storage space for delivery. The HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2 1EN97EA has a large spill-resistant keyboard The chiclet-style keys are all a decent size, with just two directional keys downsized and sharing space. In front of the keyboard is a large touchpad in the middle, which detects the multi gesture. HP's EliteBook has several protections to protect against third parties. In the BIOS, a password can be stored, which is already queried at boot time. In terms of hardware, a security chip (TPM 2.0) is installed which, among other things, encrypts the data on the SSD module. There is also a smart card reader on the side and HP has placed the fingerprint sensor on the wrist rest. This also protects the system against third parties. The Elitebook x360 1030 G2-1EN97EA is a power packed convertible for the demanding users. It is not your average convertible notebook.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
Intel HD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2) found on some Kaby-Lake CPU models (15 W ULV series).
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. 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 (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
7600U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.8 to 3.9 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process. Integrates a HD Graphics 620 clocked at 300 - 1150 MHz and is manufactured in an improved 14nm 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).
92%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.