HP Elitebook Folio 1020
Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Elitebook Folio 1020
Source: It Pro Archive.org version
Despite problems with its screen, the HP EliteBook Folio 1020 is still a very good ultraportable laptop. HP’s list price of nearly £1500 ex VAT is hard to stomach, but thankfully it can be had at a much more reasonable £956 ex VAT if you shop around. Its excellent build quality, good battery life, comfortable keyboard, wide selection of ports, quiet operation and useful security features make it a top-notch lightweight business laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
The HP EliteBook Folio 1020 is a well-made machine that offers the portability and aesthetics of the Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2014), our Editors' Choice mainstream ultraportable, but doesn't match it in every respect. It doesn't deliver the all-day battery life or the potent performance offered by the MacBook Air or similar Windows systems like the Dell XPS 13 Touch. It's a great option for office workers who want both portability and a solid work system, particularly for the security conscious, but if you want to make the most of your work—whether in the office or on the go—you'd do better with either the Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2014) or the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
Packing a stunning, sturdy chassis, a comfortable keyboard and a vivid quad HD display, the HP Elitebook Folio 1020 ($1,199 starting, $1,499 as reviewed) has almost everything you need to get work done in style. The notebook's satisfying Intel Core M performance, dependable fingerprint reader and robust security software make it ideal for the office.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Notebookreview.com Archive.org version
The HP EliteBook Folio 1020 is a fantastic premium laptop that delivers on almost expectation of a business laptop. When it comes to portability the Folio 1020 is ideal because of the lightweight design, while the durable chassis ensures that the device will hold up to the wears and tears of the road; and let’s not forget the long-lasting battery life that helps users get the most out of a single charge.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 79%
Source: CNet France FR→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Slim and light; silent cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/04/2014
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Interesting design and functionality; good display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/30/2015
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Excellent FHD display; comfortable backlit keyboard; docking capability. Negative: Very limited maximum opening angle; poor touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/17/2015
Model: The HP Elitebook Folio 1020 a business-class laptop claimed by HP to be the world's lightest and thinnest. The unbelievably thin device is made possible with a combination of magnesium-lithium alloy and carbon fiber. The composite does not compromise toughness yet allows for an elegant finish. The design is kept simple with smooth lines and a black keyboard on dark silver chassis.
There is a large and comfortable mouse pad to ensure easy navigation. The HP Elitebook Folio 1020 comes with several variants depending on individual corporate needs. There are two CPUs to choose from with the Intel Core M-5Y71 clocked at 1.2 GHz being top of the line paring with 8 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM. Storage options range from 128 GB to 256 GB Self Encrypting Drive Opal 2. Even the operating system can be selected between Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Pro, Ubuntu or FreeDOS. The 1.2 kg device packs in a 12.5 inch eDPUltraslim FHD screen with non-touch or touch capability.
The graphics processor driving the screen is an Intel HD Graphics 5300, which is enough for the everyday business tasks. Other features include an HD webcam, HD Audio with DTS Studio Sound, integrated dual-array microphones and a plethora of security software and implementations. The HP Elitebook Folio 1020 is built to undergo U.S military standards and comes with a battery life of up to 9 hours mixed usage.
Intel HD Graphics 5300: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in Core M processors from the Broadwell Y-series (4.5 W TDP).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
5Y51: Broadwell-based ULV dual-core processor for tablets and 2-in-1 notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5300 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This range of display format is largely the upper limit for tablets and the lower limit for subnotebooks.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small in size and therefore easily portable. The tiny display has the added advantage of requiring little power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions, which one is used to from a standard laptop, are almost not usable.
The same applies to tablets in this size range.» 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.
74.75%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.