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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 mentioned favorably, but 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 (trustedreviews.com)

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 (trustedreviews.com)

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 (techradar.com)

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 (techradar.com)

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 (expertreviews.co.uk)

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 (cnet.co.uk)

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 (techadvisor.co.uk)

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 (alphr.com)

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 (itpro.co.uk)

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

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