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HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3


HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 (EliteBook x360 1030 Series)
Intel Core i5-8250U 4 x 1.6 - 3.4 GHz, Kaby Lake Refresh
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Core: 450 MHz, Memory: 1067 MHz, DDR3,
8 GB 
, 1200 MHz, 10-10-10-28, Dual-Channel
13.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, Capacitive, native pen support, Chi Mei CMN1380, IPS, glossy: yes
Intel Kaby Lake-U iHDCP 2.2 Premium PCH
Samsung PM871b MZNLN128HAHQ, 128 GB 
Intel Kaby Lake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Hall sensor
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.2
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.8 x 305.8 x 205 ( = 0.62 x 12.04 x 8.07 in)
56.2 Wh, 4-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Webcam: 1080p
Additional features
Speakers: Quad speakers, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, HP Client Security, B&O Audio, HP Sure Click, HP Velocity, HP PhoneWise, 12 Months Warranty
1.26 kg ( = 44.45 oz / 2.78 pounds), Power Supply: 261 g ( = 9.21 oz / 0.58 pounds)
1900 USD



Average Score: 84.83% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 72%, features: 64%, display: 85% mobility: 78%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 91%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3

89.5% HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 (i5-8250U. FHD) Convertible Review | Notebookcheck
Spectre in disguse. The latest model in the super-sleek EliteBook x360 series manages to be even smaller than last year's model. A few features had to be cut, but we think it's well worth the sacrifice for on-the-go business users.
EliteBook x360 review: secure, tiny business convertible
Source: Bill Bennett English version
Prices start at around NZ$2,800. That money gets you a model with an Intel Core i5 processor along with a graphics processor, 8 GB ram and 256 GB storage. That lessw expensive models support 1920×1080 graphics.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/17/2018
First looks at HP’s latest Elite 1000-series notebooks
Source: Hardware Zone English version
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

Foreign Reviews

85% HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3, análisis: un ultrabook convertible a salvo de miradas indiscretas
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 80% display: 85% mobility: 75% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
80% HP X360 1030 G3 [TEST]: Kompakt og stilsikker konvertibel maskine
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%


Model: The HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 is the company’s new flagship 13.3-inch convertible that packs virtually all premium technologies that HP has to offer and brings together performance and compactness. HP updated the EliteBook x360 business-class convertible notebook, which features smaller bezels for a more compact design, a CNC unibody aluminum chassis, and an option for a much brighter display. The laptop measures about 30,48 x 20,57 x 1,52 cm (12 x 8.1 x 0.6 inch) and weighs about 1,37 kg (2.8 pounds). While that makes the new model about the same weight as its predecessor, it has an overall smaller footprint thanks to side bezels that are half the size of the 2nd-gen model. The computer has a 360-degree hinge that allows a user to use it in the notebook, tablet, tent, or stand modes. And it also supports a digital pen which attaches to the side of the notebook magnetically. HP has once again sourced Chi Mei for the sharp Gorilla Glass 4-protected 1080p touchscreen on the EliteBook x360 1030 G3. It is a 13.3" FHD (1920x1080) Touchscreen Sure View Privacy display panel. The bright backlight, in particular, is a significant improvement over the relatively dim and less accurate display of the older EliteBook x360 1030 G2. However, such a bright screen will inevitably affect the battery life of the machine. Color space covers the entirety of the sRGB standard and 62 percent of AdobeRGB. Results are comparable to the latest flagship Ultrabooks like the XPS 13, Blade Stealth, or Spectre 13.

Other features include 4 B&O certified speakers, a 1080p camera with IR camera support for facial recognition, a multi-array microphone setup, and a spill-resistant backlit keyboard. In addition, the convertible has a Full HD webcam with IR sensors for Windows Hello facial recognition. The notebook has a 56.2 Wh battery, and HP says a user can charge both the laptop and its digital pen using a USB Type-C adapter. Speaking of the pen, it offers proximity alerts, letting a user know if he has walked too far away from the pen so that he doesn’t accidentally leave it in a room when he leaves it. Another strong selling point of the EliteBook x360 1030 G3 is connectivity. The new convertibles are equipped with Intel’s dual-band Wireless-AC 8265 module supporting 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2, a 4G/LTE modem with or without GPS, as well as NXP’s NPC300 I2C NCI NFC controller. The notebook features two Thunderbolt 3/USB Type-C ports, a USB 3.1 Type-A port, HDMI and headset jacks, and a nano-SIM card slot on models with integrated 4G LTE support. Since the EliteBook x360 1030 G3 can work in both laptop and tablet modes, it naturally also features an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a magnetometer, and a Hall effect sensor.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

i5-8250U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,100 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET 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.

84.83%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2018-08-30 (Update: 2018-08-30)