HP Elitebook Folio 1020


HP Elitebook Folio 1020
HP Elitebook Folio 1020 (Elitebook Folio 1020 Series)
Graphics adapter
8192 MB 
12.5 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, glossy: yes
1000 g ( = 35.27 oz / 2.2 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)


Average Score: 74.75% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)

Reviews for the HP Elitebook Folio 1020

80% HP EliteBook Folio 1020
Source: It Pro English
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%
70% HP EliteBook Folio 1020
Source: PC Mag English
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%
70% HP Elitebook Folio 1020
Source: Laptop Mag English
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%
79% HP EliteBook Folio 1020 Review
Source: English
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%

Foreign Reviews

HP Elitebook Folio 1020 : présentation
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Positive: Slim and light; silent cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/04/2014
HP Elitebook Folio 1020 Готов К Испытаниям
Source: RU→EN
Positive: Interesting design and functionality; good display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/30/2015
Test: HP EliteBook Folio 1020 - 12,5“ pracovní hi-end s dokováním a pasivním chlazením
Source: CZ→EN
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. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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 screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that 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.
1 kg:

Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles weigh as much.

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).

74.75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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Stefan Hinum, 2014-12-19 (Update: 2014-12-19)