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HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 Review: Convertible with limited viewing angles

We would prefer a different display. The HP EliteBook x360 G4 is based on its predecessor but offers a rather interesting touchscreen. It has a matte surface but is very difficult to read due to HP's screen protection technology. Find out what else the convertible has to offer in our review.
Mike Wobker, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch, Andrea Grüblinger (translated by Katherine Bodner),
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA

As we already know from our review of the EliteBook x360 1030 G3, the HP convertible has a lot of strong points, including a very stable case with good speakers and input devices with comfortable feedback. These aspects remain unchanged in the fourth generation - unfortunately, the same goes for the negative aspects. Users will continue to have to deal with the less than useful Sure View technology and pay a fairly high price for it, too.  

As HP has not made any major changes to the case and general features, please refer to our detailed review of the HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 for more information on these aspects. Our choice of comparison devices listed below can be expanded to include any notebook from our database at the bottom of every graph.

HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
Processor
Intel Core i7-8565U 4 x 1.8 - 4.6 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
Memory
16384 MB 
, LPDDR3-2133, Dual-Channel
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, capacitive, InfoVison IVO857A, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G, 512 GB 
, 420 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Cannon Lake-LP - cAVS
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combined 3.5-mm audio jack, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, Hall sensor
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5, LTE
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16 x 306 x 205 ( = 0.63 x 12.05 x 8.07 in)
Battery
56 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 2.1 MP, 16:9 (1920x1080)
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Bang & Olufsen, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.27 kg ( = 44.8 oz / 2.8 pounds), Power Supply: 320 g ( = 11.29 oz / 0.71 pounds)
Price
2400 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
89 %
03/2020
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
i7-8565U, UHD Graphics 620
1.3 kg16 mm13.3"1920x1080
87 %
12/2019
Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL 81Q9
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
1.4 kg15.7 mm14"3840x2160
86 %
10/2019
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
1.3 kg13 mm13.4"1920x1200
87 %
01/2019
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
i5-8550U, UHD Graphics 620
1.4 kg9.1 mm13.3"1920x1080

Case - stable HP convertible for business users

HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA

Size Comparison

320.3 mm / 12.6 inch 215.6 mm / 8.49 inch 15.7 mm / 0.618 inch 1.4 kg2.98 lbs316 mm / 12.4 inch 207 mm / 8.15 inch 9.1 mm / 0.3583 inch 1.4 kg3.09 lbs306 mm / 12 inch 205 mm / 8.07 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 1.3 kg2.8 lbs296 mm / 11.7 inch 207 mm / 8.15 inch 13 mm / 0.512 inch 1.3 kg2.93 lbs

Connectivity - EliteBook x360 1030 G4 with ax Wi-Fi

Front: No ports
Front: No ports
Right: volume rocker, 2x USB Type-C + Thunderbolt 3, DriveLock, HDMI 1.4
Right: volume rocker, 2x USB Type-C + Thunderbolt 3, DriveLock, HDMI 1.4
Back: No ports
Back: No ports
Left: USB 3.1 Type-A, 3.5-mm audio jack, power button, nano-SIM slot (optional)
Left: USB 3.1 Type-A, 3.5-mm audio jack, power button, nano-SIM slot (optional)

Communication

The current version of the EliteBook x360 1030 G4 is equipped with a Wi-Fi 6 module that supports the fast 802.11ax standard. When connecting to our reference router Netgear Nighthawk AX12, the Windows convertible reaches data transfer speeds that are around 30% faster than those of its predecessor. This puts it at the top of our comparison field.  

The EliteBook x360 is also available with an optional LTE modem.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
830 (min: 516, max: 916) MBit/s ∼100%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
640 MBit/s ∼77% -23%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
627 MBit/s ∼76% -24%
Average of class Convertible
  (28.7 - 1470, n=172)
546 MBit/s ∼66% -34%
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
461 (min: 329, max: 528) MBit/s ∼56% -44%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
664 (min: 628, max: 714) MBit/s ∼100%
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
598 (min: 549, max: 624) MBit/s ∼90% -10%
Average of class Convertible
  (36.4 - 1411, n=172)
541 MBit/s ∼81% -19%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
502 MBit/s ∼76% -24%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
356 MBit/s ∼54% -46%
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HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø829 (516-916)
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109 Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø461 (329-528)
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø664 (628-714)
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109 Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø598 (549-624)

Webcam

The webcam of the EliteBook x360 offers a higher resolution than most competitors at 2.1 MP. Most comparison devices only offer 0.9 MP sensors. Despite colors appearing vivid, our sample only manages to depict a blurry version of our test chart. The ColorChecker passport shows that images taken by the camera are too light.

HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 - test chart
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 - test chart
ColorChecker
12.4 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
22 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
18.9 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
18.1 ∆E
1.8 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
14 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
ColorChecker HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA: 12.96 ∆E min: 1.76 - max: 22.04 ∆E

Security and Accessories

Please refer to our review of the HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 for more information on these aspects.

Maintenance

The bottom cover of the HP x360 1030 G4 can be removed by unscrewing all the screws and carefully lifting the cover off, paying attention to the plastic clips holding it in place. Users can then exchange the SSD and the Wi-Fi module. The RAM is firmly soldered on, however.

HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 - maintenance options
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 - maintenance options

Warranty

HP gives buyers of the EliteBook x360 1030 G4 a warranty period of 36 months and also offers various expansion packs (available for purchase).

Input Devices - crisp keys for long sessions at the keyboard

Please refer to our review of the HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 for more information on the input devices.

HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 - input devices
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 - input devices
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 - backlighting
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 - backlighting

Display - HP Sure View limits the user

Subpixel
Subpixel
Screen bleeding
Screen bleeding

The screen of the EliteBook x360 1030 G4 consists of a 13.3-inch IPS panel with a matte touch surface. Compared to its predecessor, the response time is significantly lower on this panel. The average brightness is good at 542 cd/m² with a fairly low brightness distribution of 70%.

On top of that, HP uses PWM to regulate the display's brightness. This means that the screen flickers at all brightness levels below 100% and at a frequency of 952 Hz. That's quite low, so it could cause problems for users with sensitive eyes.

743
cd/m²
589
cd/m²
765
cd/m²
675
cd/m²
542
cd/m²
704
cd/m²
631
cd/m²
538
cd/m²
690
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
InfoVison IVO857A
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 765 cd/m² Average: 653 cd/m² Minimum: 56.7 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 70 %
Center on Battery: 550 cd/m²
Contrast: 2464:1 (Black: 0.22 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.72 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8
ΔE Greyscale 7.71 | 0.64-98 Ø6
100% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 63% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.31
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
InfoVison IVO857A, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL 81Q9
BOE HF NV140QUM-N54, IPS, 3840x2160, 14
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Sharp LQ134N1, IPS, 1920x1200, 13.4
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
Toshiba TOS508F, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3
Chi Mei CMN1380, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Response Times
39%
78%
582%
908%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
74 (30, 44)
44.4 (22.4, 22)
40%
47.6 (23.2, 24.4)
36%
42 (22, 20)
43%
39.2 (20.4, 18.8)
47%
Response Time Black / White *
44 (22, 22)
27.2 (15.6, 11.6)
38%
29.2 (16, 13.2)
34%
37 (17, 20)
16%
25.6 (14, 11.6)
42%
PWM Frequency
952 (100)
2500 (25)
163%
17000 (100)
1686%
26040 (62)
2635%
Screen
-9%
7%
-23%
-0%
Brightness middle
542
501.7
-7%
549.8
1%
350
-35%
470.1
-13%
Brightness
653
501
-23%
520
-20%
343
-47%
443
-32%
Brightness Distribution
70
82
17%
86
23%
73
4%
88
26%
Black Level *
0.22
0.32
-45%
0.39
-77%
0.29
-32%
0.38
-73%
Contrast
2464
1568
-36%
1410
-43%
1207
-51%
1237
-50%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.72
5.48
-16%
2.12
55%
6.36
-35%
2.47
48%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
10.5
10.03
4%
3.66
65%
11.63
-11%
5.73
45%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
7.71
8.1
-5%
2.6
66%
8.04
-4%
3.7
52%
Gamma
2.31 95%
2.07 106%
2.3 96%
2.47 89%
2.35 94%
CCT
6670 97%
6730 97%
6884 94%
7716 84%
7373 88%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
63
74.1
18%
65.4
4%
59
-6%
62
-2%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
100
100
0%
99.7
0%
91
-9%
98.2
-2%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
2.22
1.37
1.7
1.52
Total Average (Program / Settings)
15% / -1%
43% / 24%
280% / 117%
454% / 209%

* ... smaller is better

Color-space coverage (sRGB) - 100%
Color-space coverage (sRGB) - 100%
Color-space coverage (AdobeRGB) - 63%
Color-space coverage (AdobeRGB) - 63%

Our measurements confirm that the EliteBook x360 1030 G4 has a good contrast ratio of 2464:1 and a good black value of 0.22 cd/m². This means that colors are well delineated and black tones appear dark and deep. 

The CalMAN analysis also indicates that red and blue tones are too strong.

CalMAN - color accuracy
CalMAN - color accuracy
CalMAN - grayscales
CalMAN - grayscales
CalMAN - saturation
CalMAN - saturation

The HP convertible is suitable for outdoor use. Content is legible and there is no bothersome reflection or glare. 

HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 - outdoor use in the shade, no Sure View
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 - outdoor use in the shade, no Sure View
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 - outdoor use in the shade, no Sure View
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 - outdoor use in the shade, no Sure View
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 - outdoor use in the shade, with Sure View
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 - outdoor use in the shade, with Sure View
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 - outdoor use in the shade, with Sure View
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 - outdoor use in the shade, with Sure View

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
44 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 22 ms rise
↘ 22 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 98 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.5 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
74 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 30 ms rise
↘ 44 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 99 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 952 Hz ≤ 100 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 952 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 100 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 952 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17878 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The panel in the EliteBook x360 1030 G4 does not have particularly stable viewing angles. Even when HP Sure View is deactivated, display content appears significantly darker and weaker from angles that deviate from the standard 90°. Activating Sure View has a significant impact on brightness and screen content becomes very difficult to read. 

Viewing-angle stability
Viewing-angle stability

Performance - sufficient for demanding office applications

The EliteBook x360 1030 G4 is directed at business users and can easily deal with demanding office applications. Programs that require a certain graphics performance will not run well on this device due to the weak internal GPU. It's good enough for image-processing, however.

 

Processor

The Intel Core i7-8565U in our test unit is a quad-core processor that can handle up to eight threads simultaneously. The clock rates are between 1.8 and 4.6 GHz in theory, although the cooling system has a big influence on how long these high frequencies can be kept up for. Our Cinebench R15 loop shows that users can expect the performance to drop by around 13% quite quickly.

The individual multi-core and single-core performance benchmarks turn out slightly below average for the EliteBook x360 1030 G4, which means our test unit cannot keep up with the newer Ice Lake CPU in our comparison devices either. 

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HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel Core i7-8565U: Ø446 (440.95-506.36)
Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL 81Q9 Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Core i7-1065G7: Ø627 (606.12-749.06)
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7 Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Core i7-1065G7: Ø672 (632.81-836.68)
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109 Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel Core i7-8550U: Ø394 (385.33-425.84)
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel Core i5-8250U: Ø483 (463.47-532.04)
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL 81Q9
Intel Core i7-1065G7
181 Points ∼100% +8%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
174 Points ∼96% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (138 - 193, n=50)
172 Points ∼95% +2%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
168 Points ∼93%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3
Intel Core i5-8250U
141 Points ∼78% -16%
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
Intel Core i7-8550U
141 Points ∼78% -16%
Average of class Convertible
  (19 - 197, n=333)
110 Points ∼61% -35%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
830 Points ∼100% +60%
Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL 81Q9
Intel Core i7-1065G7
749 Points ∼90% +44%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (452 - 815, n=51)
610 Points ∼73% +18%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3
Intel Core i5-8250U
532 Points ∼64% +3%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
519 Points ∼63%
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
Intel Core i7-8550U
432 Points ∼52% -17%
Average of class Convertible
  (33 - 938, n=342)
329 Points ∼40% -37%
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
168 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
519 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
54.32 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
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System Performance

The system performance benchmarks place the HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 in the center field compared to its competitors. The models that are equipped with an Intel Core i7-1065G7 rank best. We did not encounter any issues or weaknesses during everyday use. The Windows convertible has a smooth system performance. It accesses data and boots programs quickly. 

You can find out more about how other notebooks fare in our tests in our CPU benchmark list.

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
3998 Points ∼100% +41%
Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL 81Q9
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
3902 Points ∼98% +37%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2264 - 3370, n=21)
2926 Points ∼73% +3%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Samsung PM871b MZNLN128HAHQ
2855 Points ∼71% +1%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
2838 Points ∼71%
Average of class Convertible
  (605 - 4472, n=127)
2571 Points ∼64% -9%
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
2356 Points ∼59% -17%
Productivity
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
7179 Points ∼100% +3%
Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL 81Q9
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
6989 Points ∼97% 0%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
6980 Points ∼97%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3381 - 7588, n=21)
6707 Points ∼93% -4%
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
5864 Points ∼82% -16%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Samsung PM871b MZNLN128HAHQ
5739 Points ∼80% -18%
Average of class Convertible
  (1121 - 7752, n=129)
5422 Points ∼76% -22%
Essentials
Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL 81Q9
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
9902 Points ∼100% +13%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
9678 Points ∼98% +10%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
8799 Points ∼89%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Samsung PM871b MZNLN128HAHQ
8356 Points ∼84% -5%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (5450 - 9029, n=21)
8273 Points ∼84% -6%
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
7288 Points ∼74% -17%
Average of class Convertible
  (2489 - 10546, n=129)
7208 Points ∼73% -18%
Score
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
4677 Points ∼100% +17%
Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL 81Q9
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
4633 Points ∼99% +16%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4004 Points ∼86%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2486 - 4178, n=21)
3906 Points ∼84% -2%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Samsung PM871b MZNLN128HAHQ
3695 Points ∼79% -8%
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
3335 Points ∼71% -17%
Average of class Convertible
  (872 - 4884, n=130)
3290 Points ∼70% -18%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
5086 Points ∼100% +4%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4884 Points ∼96%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3596 - 5189, n=19)
4762 Points ∼94% -2%
Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL 81Q9
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
4382 Points ∼86% -10%
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
4348 Points ∼85% -11%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Samsung PM871b MZNLN128HAHQ
4336 Points ∼85% -11%
Average of class Convertible
  (1007 - 5366, n=252)
3814 Points ∼75% -22%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
3982 Points ∼100% +1%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3941 Points ∼99%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2577 - 4179, n=20)
3539 Points ∼89% -10%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Samsung PM871b MZNLN128HAHQ
3453 Points ∼87% -12%
Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL 81Q9
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
3448 Points ∼87% -13%
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
3024 Points ∼76% -23%
Average of class Convertible
  (741 - 4741, n=302)
2843 Points ∼71% -28%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3941 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4884 points
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Storage Device

HP has equipped the EliteBook x360 1030 G4 with an SSD from Western Digital. It has a capacity of 512 GB and offers average performance according to our comparison table. The device does not have an SD card reader.

Find out more about the performance of other storage devices in our HDD/SSD benchmark list

HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL 81Q9
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3
Samsung PM871b MZNLN128HAHQ
Average WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
57%
15%
37%
-55%
6%
Write 4K
146.4
128.6
-12%
106.7
-27%
137.6
-6%
64.28
-56%
140 (98.2 - 191, n=25)
-4%
Read 4K
46.91
45.25
-4%
49.94
6%
47.05
0%
34.13
-27%
44.2 (27.6 - 53.1, n=25)
-6%
Write Seq
981.3
1949
99%
1223
25%
2372
142%
466.4
-52%
1265 (750 - 1768, n=23)
29%
Read Seq
908.1
2359
160%
1801
98%
1568
73%
498.3
-45%
1230 (423 - 1710, n=23)
35%
Write 4K Q32T1
474.9
445
-6%
325.3
-32%
204.5
-57%
193.3
-59%
407 (239 - 749, n=25)
-14%
Read 4K Q32T1
442.3
404.5
-9%
550.5
24%
350.8
-21%
179.7
-59%
424 (229 - 654, n=25)
-4%
Write Seq Q32T1
1451
3019
108%
1224
-16%
2395
65%
396.8
-73%
1494 (1319 - 2544, n=25)
3%
Read Seq Q32T1
1638
3564
118%
2350
43%
3286
101%
547.2
-67%
1742 (473 - 3433, n=25)
6%
AS SSD
5%
-244%
50%
-69%
27%
Copy Game MB/s
1432.52
926.53
164.53
865 (509 - 1295, n=16)
Copy Program MB/s
571.84
560.31
74.3
448 (205 - 889, n=16)
Copy ISO MB/s
2161.2
1292.6
208.12
1162 (765 - 1637, n=16)
Score Total
2628
3467
32%
2583
-2%
4424
68%
781
-70%
3069 (2126 - 4334, n=26)
17%
Score Write
1210
1748
44%
388
-68%
1635
35%
268
-78%
1350 (973 - 1879, n=26)
12%
Score Read
947
1154
22%
1472
55%
1840
94%
335
-65%
1137 (721 - 1638, n=26)
20%
Access Time Write *
0.023
0.086
-274%
0.625
-2617%
0.03
-30%
0.048
-109%
0.0354 (0.021 - 0.099, n=26)
-54%
Access Time Read *
0.05
0.036
28%
0.069
-38%
0.044
12%
0.093
-86%
0.0771 (0.045 - 0.131, n=23)
-54%
4K-64 Write
971.35
1477.81
52%
208.96
-78%
1273.11
31%
156.5
-84%
1099 (720 - 1459, n=26)
13%
4K-64 Read
767.5
877.74
14%
1252.59
63%
1561.18
103%
255.09
-67%
960 (631 - 1296, n=26)
25%
4K Write
153.48
130.31
-15%
67.02
-56%
128.61
-16%
70.83
-54%
580 (82.1 - 11894, n=26)
278%
4K Read
44.14
55.24
25%
39.7
-10%
51.4
16%
31.07
-30%
40.9 (25 - 48.3, n=26)
-7%
Seq Write
854.81
1401.2
64%
1125.2
32%
2331.24
173%
403.21
-53%
1238 (412 - 2407, n=26)
45%
Seq Read
1351.59
2212.99
64%
1801.35
33%
2276.04
68%
488.2
-64%
1365 (399 - 2934, n=26)
1%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
31% / 27%
-115% / -135%
44% / 45%
-62% / -63%
17% / 18%

* ... smaller is better

WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 1638 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1451 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 442.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 474.9 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 908.1 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 981.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 46.91 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 146.4 MB/s

Graphics

The Intel UHD Graphics 620 in our test unit is an integrated graphics unit with performance that depends on the included RAM. Therefore, it should benefit from the fact that our device is equipped with 16 GB of RAM in dual-channel mode. Unfortunately, its 3DMark performance is not on par with its competition. Graphics performance should be enough for applications with low demands in terms of graphics.  

You can find further information on the performance of the Intel UHD Graphics 620 compared to other GPUs in our GPU benchmark list. 

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL 81Q9
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
4630 Points ∼100% +178%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
4594 Points ∼99% +176%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
1738 Points ∼38% +4%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (1235 - 2006, n=215)
1737 Points ∼38% +4%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U
1666 Points ∼36%
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8550U
1494 Points ∼32% -10%
Average of class Convertible
  (173 - 17421, n=358)
1456 Points ∼31% -13%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
833 Points ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL 81Q9
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
825 Points ∼99%
Average of class Convertible
  (85 - 5126, n=56)
612 Points ∼73%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (299 - 443, n=68)
376 Points ∼45%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
3144 Points ∼100% +167%
Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL 81Q9
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
2973 Points ∼95% +153%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U
1177 Points ∼37%
Average of class Convertible
  (132 - 13158, n=266)
1167 Points ∼37% -1%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (557 - 1418, n=184)
1147 Points ∼36% -3%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
18881 Points ∼100% +104%
Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL 81Q9
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
16268 Points ∼86% +76%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
9478 Points ∼50% +2%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U
9248 Points ∼49%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6910 - 11436, n=196)
9198 Points ∼49% -1%
Average of class Convertible
  (1023 - 38419, n=313)
7335 Points ∼39% -21%
3DMark 11 Performance
1864 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
7796 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1070 points
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Gaming Performance

The integrated graphics unit Intel UHD Graphics 620 is only suitable for simple or old games. It managed to display games such as BioShock Infinite at Full HD resolution in our test, but the graphics settings have to be tuned down if you want to play the only slightly newer Dota 2 Reborn at stable refresh rates.

Find out what kind of performance you can expect for various games on our GPU gaming page.

BioShock Infinite
1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL 81Q9
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
22.1 fps ∼100% +123%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
21.3 fps ∼96% +115%
Average of class Convertible
  (1.2 - 60.4, n=165)
11.9 fps ∼54% +20%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
9.89 fps ∼45%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3
Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
9.4 fps ∼43% -5%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (4.5 - 17, n=169)
9.19 fps ∼42% -7%
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
8.1 fps ∼37% -18%
1366x768 High Preset
Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL 81Q9
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
59.9 fps ∼100% +75%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
58.1 fps ∼97% +70%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
34.16 fps ∼57%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3
Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
29.5 fps ∼49% -14%
Average of class Convertible
  (2.1 - 167, n=211)
28.2 fps ∼47% -17%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (8.1 - 35.9, n=180)
27.4 fps ∼46% -20%
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
24.1 fps ∼40% -29%
1366x768 Medium Preset
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
68.6 fps ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL 81Q9
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
68.3 fps ∼100%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3
Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
34.9 fps ∼51%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (11.5 - 45.5, n=180)
32.7 fps ∼48%
Average of class Convertible
  (5.2 - 187, n=227)
32 fps ∼47%
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
30 fps ∼44%
Dota 2 Reborn
1920x1080 high (2/3)
Average of class Convertible
  (5.6 - 93.8, n=40)
22.8 fps ∼100% +18%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (16.1 - 23.4, n=63)
19.9 fps ∼87% +3%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
19.4 (min: 18.1) fps ∼85%
1366x768 med (1/3)
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (33.7 - 57.1, n=63)
44.6 fps ∼100% +7%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
41.5 (min: 36.6) fps ∼93%
Average of class Convertible
  (11.9 - 102, n=44)
40.7 fps ∼91% -2%
1280x720 min (0/3) fastest
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
75.7 (min: 67.4) fps ∼100%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (45.1 - 90, n=63)
72.5 fps ∼96% -4%
Average of class Convertible
  (18.3 - 113, n=44)
64 fps ∼85% -15%
X-Plane 11.11
1920x1080 med (fps_test=2)
Average of class Convertible
  (3.48 - 62.9, n=32)
18.2 fps ∼100% +39%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (8.95 - 22.7, n=56)
14.5 fps ∼80% +10%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
13.14 fps ∼72%
1280x720 low (fps_test=1)
Average of class Convertible
  (3.94 - 83.5, n=33)
25.3 fps ∼100% +24%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
20.33 fps ∼80%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (10.6 - 31.1, n=57)
20.2 fps ∼80% -1%
low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 34.16 9.89 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 75.7 41.5 19.4 17.3 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 20.33 13.14 11.68 fps

Emissions - steady fan and quiet speaker

System Noise

Noise characteristics
Noise characteristics

The EliteBook x360 1030 G4 is very quiet during low loads (e.g. office applications). The cooling fans only turn on occasionally and their noise level remains steady at all times. The HP convertible is very suitable for surroundings that are sensitive to noise, provided you avoid using demanding applications.  

Noise Level

Idle
30.3 / 30.3 / 30.3 dB(A)
Load
31.2 / 32.8 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30.3 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2029.928.628.929.529.92530.828.629.635.130.8312930.930.730.3294027.328.227.927.327.35026.425.226.226.226.46325.325.325.924.725.38023.524.324.22423.510023.123.222.823.623.112522.922.821.92322.916022.722.322.822.222.720021.821.82221.221.825021.521.620.920.821.531521.620.820.720.221.640020.620.320.319.920.650021.320.419.819.321.363020.420.119.218.820.480020.419.519.418.520.41000212019.118.221125021.119.418.41821.1160021.21918.118.221.2200022.419.518.417.822.4250021.319.11817.921.3315021.21917.817.821.2400021.818.618.217.821.850001918.21817.819630018.718.217.817.818.7800018.418.117.917.918.41000018.218.117.917.818.21250018.21817.717.818.21600018.11817.817.618.1SPL32.831.230.630.332.8N1.81.51.41.41.8median 21.2median 19.5median 18.4median 18.2median 21.2Delta0.81.41.11.20.8hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseHP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA

Temperature

Stress test
Stress test

According to our measurements, the EliteBook x360 1030 G4 reaches a maximum surface temperature of 40 °C under load. This means that users can easily hold the convertible in their hands or use it on their laps.

During our one-hour stress test, the core temperatures immediately jump to over 90 °C but only for a short time. They then remain at an average 60 °C for the remainder of the test. The clock rates drop noticeably and end up significantly below the base clock rate of 1.8 GHz. The convertible becomes sluggish towards the end of the test but soon recovers and runs smoothly again after a short cool down phase.

Max. Load
 37.3 °C
99 F
39.3 °C
103 F
36.3 °C
97 F
 
 28.3 °C
83 F
37.4 °C
99 F
30.4 °C
87 F
 
 26.5 °C
80 F
26.2 °C
79 F
26.7 °C
80 F
 
Maximum: 39.3 °C = 103 F
Average: 32 °C = 90 F
34.3 °C
94 F
40.8 °C
105 F
32.3 °C
90 F
28 °C
82 F
32 °C
90 F
28.6 °C
83 F
26.7 °C
80 F
28.2 °C
83 F
27.1 °C
81 F
Maximum: 40.8 °C = 105 F
Average: 30.9 °C = 88 F
Power Supply (max.)  37 °C = 99 F | Room Temperature 22.3 °C = 72 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 32 °C / 90 F, compared to the average of 30.3 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Convertible.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 39.3 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 35.3 °C / 96 F, ranging from 21.8 to 55.7 °C for the class Convertible.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 40.8 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.9 °C / 77 F, compared to the device average of 30.3 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 26.7 °C / 80.1 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(+) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.9 °C / 84 F (+2.2 °C / 3.9 F).
Heat map while idling - top
Heat map while idling - top
Heat map while idling - bottom
Heat map while idling - bottom
Heat map under load - top
Heat map under load - top
Heat map under load - bottom
Heat map under load - bottom

Speakers

Speaker characteristics
Speaker characteristics

The speakers of the HP convertible cannot be turned up very loud, but they cover a fairly wide sound spectrum. This makes them suitable for playing media in quiet surroundings. We would still recommend connecting external speakers of headphones via the 3.5-mm audio jack for extended listening.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2028.429.528.42531.635.131.63131.330.331.34029.227.329.25025.226.225.26325.824.725.88024.32424.310033.723.633.712545.32345.316047.922.247.920052.121.252.125059.820.859.831560.820.260.840057.519.957.550059.219.359.26305918.85980065.618.565.6100068.718.268.7125066.51866.5160065.618.265.6200065.617.865.6250069.317.969.331507017.870400071.117.871.1500070.217.870.2630065.817.865.8800068.717.968.71000067.917.867.91250069.817.869.81600065.517.665.5SPL80.130.380.1N47.41.447.4median 65.6median 18.2median 65.6Delta5.91.25.935.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EAApple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (71.06 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 15.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.1% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.4% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (13.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 6% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 91% worse
» The best had a delta of 11%, average was 22%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 9% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 88% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy Management - HP EliteBook x360 keeps going the entire day

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the x360 1030 G4 is average in our test field. The maximum power consumption reaches around 50 Watt under load and is similar to the demands of similarly equipped devices. 

The included AC adapter has a rated output of 65 Watt and is therefore large enough to always supply the convertible with sufficient power.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.36 / 2.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.4 / 7.8 / 10.3 Watt
Load midlight 36 / 49.5 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
i7-8565U, UHD Graphics 620, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL 81Q9
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR, IPS, 3840x2160, 14
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G, IPS, 1920x1200, 13.4
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
i5-8550U, UHD Graphics 620, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3
i5-8250U, UHD Graphics 620, Samsung PM871b MZNLN128HAHQ, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
 
Average of class Convertible
 
Power Consumption
-39%
14%
-11%
11%
4%
7%
Idle Minimum *
3.4
5.6
-65%
2.6
24%
4.7
-38%
3.8
-12%
3.81 (1 - 12.4, n=225)
-12%
4.58 (1 - 23, n=408)
-35%
Idle Average *
7.8
10.5
-35%
5.3
32%
9.4
-21%
7.5
4%
7.01 (2.8 - 15.7, n=227)
10%
7.73 (1.3 - 32.3, n=408)
1%
Idle Maximum *
10.3
12
-17%
7
32%
16
-55%
8.6
17%
8.78 (3.8 - 16.6, n=225)
15%
9.25 (1.8 - 61, n=408)
10%
Load Average *
36
53.3
-48%
43.1
-20%
26.4
27%
33.1
8%
35.3 (8.1 - 51.6, n=225)
2%
27.3 (1.4 - 94, n=406)
24%
Load Maximum *
49.5
64.6
-31%
49
1%
34
31%
31.8
36%
47 (22 - 96.3, n=227)
5%
33.2 (6.8 - 118, n=407)
33%
Witcher 3 ultra *
46.9
43.1

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

Our practical Wi-Fi test lasts around 9:30 hours on the HP EliteBook x360. This is half an hour shorter than on the predecessor despite having the same battery capacity. The Windows convertible fares well in our comparison field. 

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
12h 9min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
9h 24min
Load (maximum brightness)
2h 57min
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
i7-8565U, UHD Graphics 620, 56 Wh
Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL 81Q9
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 60 Wh
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 51 Wh
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
i5-8550U, UHD Graphics 620,  Wh
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3
i5-8250U, UHD Graphics 620, 56.2 Wh
Average of class Convertible
 
Battery Runtime
-23%
-5%
-2%
34%
-9%
Reader / Idle
729
1381
89%
793 (117 - 2223, n=305)
9%
WiFi v1.3
564
436
-23%
537
-5%
551
-2%
602
7%
463 (153 - 1010, n=283)
-18%
Load
177
189
7%
145 (49 - 677, n=304)
-18%

Pros

+ stable case
+ matte touchscreen
+ good battery runtime
+ fast Wi-Fi 6

Cons

- Sure View has a big impact on the display
- average CPU performance
- RAM cannot be expanded

Verdict - good convertible with some issues around the display

In review: HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4. Test unit provided by HP Germany
In review: HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4. Test unit provided by HP Germany

The HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 has been equipped with better hardware. The effective gain in performance varies depending on the benchmark. In general, users can expect a 5 to 20% performance increase. Another improvement we noticed quite quickly was the faster Wi-Fi. 

HP has improved the hardware of the EliteBook x360 1030 G4 and has maintained many of its strengths. Unfortunately, the screen protection clouds the otherwise decent touchscreen.

HP Sure View still requires some major improvements. The matte touchscreen itself is quite good, but it is visibly impaired by the screen-protection technology. The rich colors and decent brightness of the panel are lost and the viewing angles available to the user are very limited. If you can do without this option, you'll definitely be happier with a model without Sure View. The missing Ice Lake CPU is something else we can't quite understand.

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HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA - 03/24/2020 v7
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Chassis
89 / 98 → 91%
Keyboard
92%
Pointing Device
96%
Connectivity
57 / 75 → 75%
Weight
72 / 20-75 → 94%
Battery
87%
Display
83%
Games Performance
50 / 78 → 65%
Application Performance
83 / 85 → 98%
Temperature
93%
Noise
98%
Audio
65 / 91 → 71%
Camera
34 / 85 → 40%
Average
77%
89%
Convertible - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2020-03-25 (Update: 2020-04- 7)
Mike Wobker
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I made my first IT walking attempts on a 386 with 4 MB of RAM. After that followed various PCs and notebooks, which I looked after and repaired in my circle of friends and acquaintances. After an apprenticeship as a telecommunications systems engineer and several years of professional experience, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. Today I live out my fascination for IT, technology and mobile devices by writing test reports. In my free time I like to devote myself to vegan cooking and spend time with my family, which includes a whole range of animal roommates.