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HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the keyboard and performance. The portability and battery also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the energy efficiency. There are some mixed views about the image quality and price.

design, battery, portability, performance, keyboard


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (

HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3


Business convertibles don't come any better than the HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3, an executive 2-in-1 that combines ample power with a sunny 13.3-inch screen and a snappy keyboard in a petite 2.76-pound package.

Wonderfully compact and light. Three screen choices: bright 1080p, privacy-filter 1080p, and 4K. Crisp keyboard. Good array of ports, including two Thunderbolt 3. Marathon battery life. Impressive audio.

No SD card slot. Clumsy cursor-arrow keys.

Bottom Line: Business convertibles don't come any better than the HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3, an executive 2-in-1 that combines ample power with a sunny 13.3-inch screen and a snappy keyboard in a petite 2.76-pound package.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Justin Jaffe (

HP unveils a new Chromebook x360 for 2018


After two editions designed for the classroom, HP's Chromebook convertible goes premium.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (

HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3


Sleek, durable design; Stunning display; Comfortable keyboard; Punchy audio; Fast SSD; Good battery life ; Not the fastest in its class; Expensive ; The EliteBook x360 1030 offers a beautiful panel, a great keyboard and solid battery life all condensed...

Not the fastest in its class; Expensive ; The EliteBook x360 1030 offers a beautiful panel, a great keyboard and solid battery life all condensed into a durable, high-class design.

The EliteBook x360 1030 offers a beautiful panel, a great keyboard and solid battery life all condensed into a durable, high-class design.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (

HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 (i5-8250U. FHD) Convertible Review


Spectre in disguse. The latest model in the super-sleek EliteBook x360 series manages to be even smaller than last year's model. A few features had to be cut, but we think it's well worth the sacrifice for on-the-go business users.

great sound quality for the size; loud speakers ; small footprint; portable and lightweight ; proprietary multi-layer security features ; keyboard keys have great feedback ; optional 4G LTE and NFC ; Thunderbolt 3 support ; excellent build quality ;...

warmer surfaces than on the EliteBook x360 1030 G2 ; pulse-width modulation on lower brightness levels ; not as rigid as the thicker EliteBook 830 series ; unable to sustain maximum CPU Turbo Boost ; lower performance when on battery power ;...

The EliteBook x360 1030 G3 directly addresses our biggest complaint about the 1030 G2: the dim display. Our 1030 G3 unit is about 75 percent brighter than the 1030 G2 and that doesn't even include the 700-nit option. Combine this with the smaller...

Aug, 2018

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HP Elitebook X360 G3


This is HP's 13.3” Windows 10 convertible laptop business counterpart to HP's Spectre x360. The design and premium styling are very similar to the early 2018 Spectre x360, but the business model gets a few perks like optional 4G LTE Advanced, several...

Product Specifications


Audio system:Bang & Olufsen
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:4
Number of microphones:3


Battery capacity (Watt hours):56 / 56.2
Battery life (max):18
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Brand-specific features

HP ePrint:Y
HP front camera:HP Webcam / HP Webcam HD IR
HP JumpStart:Y
HP Management tools:HP BIOS Config Utility (BCU); HP Client Catalog; HP Driver Packs; HP System Software Manager (SSM); HP Manageability Integration Kit Gen2
HP Recovery Manager:Y
HP Security tools:HP BIOSphere Gen4, HP Device Access Manager, HP DriveLock & Automatic DriveLock, HP Password Manager, HP Secure Erase, HP Security Manager, HP Sure Click, HP SureStart Gen4, HP Wireless Wakeup, HP Sure Recover, HP Sure Run
HP segment:Business
HP Smart AC Adapter:Y
HP Software provided:HP Hotkey Support,HP LAN Protection; HP Noise Cancellation Software; HP Recovery Manager; HP Support Assistant; HP Velocity; Native Miracast support; HP PhoneWise / JetAdvantage,Hotkey Support,LAN Protection,Noise Cancellation Software,Velocity; Native Miracast support
HP speaker type:HP Dual Speakers / HP Quad Speakers
HP Support Assistant:Y
HP Sure View:Y


Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:Full HD / HD
Front camera signal format:1080p
Infrared (IR) camera:Y


Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold


Colour of product:Silver
Form factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Folder)
Housing material:Aluminium
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Silver
Product Type:Chromebook / Hybrid (2-in-1) / Notebook


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:400 / 500 / 700
Display diagonal:33.8
Display glass type:Corning Glass / Gorilla Glass
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS / UWVA
Touch technology:Multi-touch


Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5917
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:English / Swiss
Keyboard layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:ClickPad
Spill resistant keyboard:Y
Windows keys:Y


Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 8
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32 / 8
Memory clock speed:2133
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8 / 2 x 8


3G:N / Y
3G standards:HSPA+
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth version:4.2
Ethernet LAN:N
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Keyboard Included:Y


Ambient light sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:2
Thunderbolt ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65


Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.4 / 3.40 / 3.60 / 4 / 4.00 / 4.2 / 4.20
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake R
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.60 / 1.70 / 1.8 / 1.80 / 1.9 / 1.90
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-8250U / i5-8350U / i7-8550U / i7-8650U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1356
Processor threads:8
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Processor ARK ID:122589 / 124967 / 124968 / 124969
Processor code:SR3L8 / SR3L9 / SR3LA
Processor package size:42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y


Cable lock slot:Y
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:Power on
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y


Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO


Card reader integrated:N
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 1024 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:NVMe 3.0,PCI Express / PCI Express / Serial ATA
SSD capacity:1000 / 1024 / 256 / 512
SSD form factor:M.2
SSD interface:NVMe 3.0,PCI Express / PCI Express / Serial ATA
Storage Media:SSD
Total SSDs capacity:1000 / 1024 / 256 / 512
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Height :15.8