HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2-1EN97EA
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2-1EN97EA
Source: Notebooksbilliger Blog DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 90%
Source: Galaktyczny PL→EN Archive.org version
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.
i7-7600U: 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.
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.
92%: There are not very many models that are rated better. Most of the assessments are in percentage ranges below that. The tested product is not considered perfect, but the sources give a clear purchase recommendation.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.