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HP EliteBook Folio G1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews of HP EliteBook Folio G1. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and screen. The keyboard and design are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the connectivity and touchpad.

portability, design, keyboard, screen, durability

battery, performance, touchpad, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP EliteBook Folio G1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Mike Jennings (

HP EliteBook Folio 1020 Bang & Olufsen Limited Edition


The EliteBook range represents the pinnacle of HP's design efforts. Although business laptops, they're far from the dull-looking workhorses you'd expect with this class of device. In fact, they're slick Ultrabooks with high-quality designs that impress...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Mike Jennings (

HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1


The HP EliteBook Folio 1020 is a business laptop. However, with its aluminium finish, smart logo and tapered front edge, it looks more like a consumer Ultrabook than an office workhorse.

Fantastic design ; Great screen quality ; Numerous business features ; Good ergonomics

More expensive than rivals ; Slower than the competition ; Middling battery life

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Jacob Grana (

HP EliteBook Folio G1 review


Sleek, small and in need of an outlet

Comfortable, enterprise oriented keyboard ; Ultra-thin and light body ; Able multi-tasker

Adapter hungry ; Finicky touchpad ; Pedestrian battery life ; Base runs extremely hot

Beware of overpaying for the EliteBook Folio G1: its base configuration has all the pros but the $999 price tag exposes the cost of its cons.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Chuong Nguyen (

HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1 review


The MacBook of the business world

Sleek design and unibody construction ; Durable construction with Military Specifications certification ; Fingerprint scanner, enterprise security

Underpowered Intel Core M performance ; No full-sized SD card reader ; Flexing in undercarriage cover

With its modern design and unibody construction, the HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1 may look like a consumer Ultrabook, but it's designed for the enterprise with security and durability.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Nathan Spendelow (

HP EliteBook Folio G1 review - the Windows 10 Macbook replacement?


A gorgeous Windows ultraportable with a 4K screen that's let down by terrible battery life and lacklustre performance

Sadly, it’s all undermined by its terrible battery life and underwhelming performance, which at this kind of price just isn’t acceptable. The XPS 13 might not be quite as slender, but when it’s both faster and longer-lasting, and has an equally...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

HP EliteBook Folio G1 review


Some people want everything. They want a laptop that's small but powerful. One that has a high-resolution display and a touchscreen. A laptop that looks sharp enough to show off, but refined enough for serious business meetings. Decent battery life...

The Folio G1 is very thin and light, with an upscale look and feel and a great keyboard for an ultraportable laptop. There are plenty of configuration options, including a 4K touchscreen.

Battery life takes a hit in the 4K version, the hinge should be tighter, and both ports are USB-C.

HP's take on the 12-inch Core M laptop could use a few design tweaks, but it evokes the best parts of Apple's 12-inch MacBook, with better value and more options.

May, 2016

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (

HP EliteBook 1020 G1 review


Ultraportable laptops are getting ever more portable since the introduction of the low-power Core M processor from Intel. This 12.5in Windows notebook uses just such a chip to enable modest dimensions and fanless cooling. Here's our HP EliteBook 1020...

Build quality is faultless and the 1020 G1 has twice the USB count of the MacBook, if less compact and with half the battery life. The reflective touchscreen is the main blight on an otherwise superbly machined executive laptop, which is why we'd...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Sasha Muller (

HP EliteBook Folio G1 review: A beauty that's fundamentally flawed


The most attractive Windows ultraportable in existence, but the Folio G1's 4K-screened brilliance is tempered by poor battery life

In the midst of the 1990s, back when some marketing genius first coined the term "ultraportable", the technology simply was not up to the job. Achieving an acceptable balance between performance, usability, build quality and battery life was...

Jun, 2016

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HP EliteBook Folio G1 review

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If you're after a cheap laptop, you may as well stop reading now - the HP EliteBook Folio G1 is for people who are happy to pay for the very highest specs. But an impressive-sounding processor and screen doesn't always add up to a laptop that's a...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Alan Lu (

HP EliteBook Folio G1 review


Shiny and wafer thin, yet also missing the point of an ultra portable laptop

Exceedingly comfortable keyboard; Slim, light, sturdy and stylish metal build; Good quality screen; Three year warranty

Janky touchpad and touchscreen; Awkwardly placed ports; Overheating

There’s a lot to like with HP’s super thin ultra portable laptop, but one too many flaws mean we can’t recommend it wholeheartedly

Jul, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio Decoders:DTS Studio Sound
Audio system:Bang & Olufsen / DTS Studio Sound / HD / HD Audio + DTS Studio Sound / HD Audio with DTS Studio Sound
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 4
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen


Battery Capacity:38
Battery capacity (Watt hours):36 / 38 / 40
Battery life (max):10 / 8.25 / 9
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Brand-specific features

HP ePrint:Y
HP Mobile Connect:Y
HP Recovery Manager:Y
HP segment:Business
HP Software provided:HP BIOSphere, HP Sure Start, HP Connection Manager, HP Wireless Hotspot, HP Mobile Connect, HP PageLift, HP SoftPaq Download Manager, HP Connection Manager / HP BIOSphere, HP Sure Start, HP Connection Manager, HP Wireless Hotspot, HP PageLift, HP SoftPaq / HP BIOSphere, HP Sure Start, HP Connection Manager, HP Wireless Hotspot, HP PageLift, HP SoftPaq, HP File Sanitizer
HP Support Assistant:Y
HP Touchpoint Manager:Y


Front Camera: / No / Y / Yes
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p
Infrared (IR) camera:Y
Windows Hello:Y


Energy Star certified: / Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes


Colour of product:Black, Gold / Black, Silver / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise / Enterprise, Small Business
Product colour:Black, Gold / Black, Silver / Silver
Product Type:Notebook / Ultrabook


3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:31.8 / 32
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD / QHD+ / Quad HD / Wide Quad HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS / UWVA
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: / N / No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 900
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x161E / 0x191E
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):2560 x 1600 / 3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 515 / Intel HD Graphics 5300 / Intel® HD Graphics 515 / Intel® HD Graphics 5300
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):60


Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:Swiss / US English
Keyboard layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device: / ClickPad / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard:Y / Yes
Windows keys: Yes


Internal Memory:8
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1600 / 1866 / 2133
Memory form factor:On-board / On-board + SO-DIMM / SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM


3G:N / No / Yes
4G:N / No / Yes
Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:N / No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a,802.11ac,802.11b,802.11g,802.11n / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac,802.11b,802.11g,802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11a / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 4570
Non-operating shock:240
Non-operating vibration:3.5
Operating altitude:0 - 3050
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating shock:40
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating vibration:1.043
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:Bang & Olufsen / DTS Studio Sound / HD
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Y
Interface adapters included:LAN/VGA combo
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included: Yes
Interface adapters included:LAN/VGA combo
Manual:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No / Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port: Yes
Microphone in:N / No / Yes
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:N / No
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45 / 65
Power auto-sensing: Yes


Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down:3.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10 / 12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6 / 29.8
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600 / 1600,1866 / 1866,1600
Motherboard chipset:
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1, 2x2, 1x4, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,2x2,1x4,4x1 / x1 (6), x2 (4), x4 (3)
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 3.1
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache
Processor codename:Broadwell / Skylake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family: / Intel Core M / Intel® Core™ M
Processor frequency:1.1 / 1.2 / 1.4
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model: / M-5Y51 / M-5Y71 / m5-6Y54 / m5-6Y57 / M7-6Y75
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 32-bit,64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core M-5Y Mobile series / Intel Core m5-6Y series / Intel Core m7-6Y series
Processor Socket:BGA 1234 / BGA 1515 / BGA1234 / BGA1515
Processor threads:4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):3.5
Stepping:D1 / F0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):4.5
Tjunction:100 / 95

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel QuickPath Interconnect: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel RealSense 3D Camera: No
Intel RealSense Snapshot: No
Intel RealSense Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel Wireless-AC Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® RealSense Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless-AC Technology: Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:5Y71 / 84669 / 84672 / 88197 / 88199 / 88202 / M7-6Y75
Processor code:SR23L / SR23Q / SR2EG / SR2EH / SR2EM
Processor package size:20 / 30
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thunderbolt 3 Technology: No
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology: No


Cable lock slot:N / No / Yes
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:Power on
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes


Drivers included:Y / Yes
Operating System Architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed: / DOS License / FreeDOS / No / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 8.1 Pro
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8.1 Pro


Card reader integrated:N / No / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 180 / 240 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / PCI Express / SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2 / SATA
SSD capacity:128 / 180 / 240 / 256 / 512
SSD form factor:M.2
SSD interface:M.2 / PCI Express / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Storage Media:SSD
Total SSDs capacity:128 / 180 / 240 / 256 / 512
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 180 / 240 / 256 / 512

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:20.9 / 209 / 21 / 210 / 23 / 23.4
Height :1.19 / 1.24 / 1.57 / 11.9 / 12.4 / 15.7 / 2
Height (front):1.5 / 2
Height (rear):1.6 / 2
Weight:1 / 1.07 / 1.09 / 1.17 / 1.2 / 1.21 / 1.27 / 970
Width:29.2 / 292 / 31 / 310