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HP EliteBook Folio G1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of HP EliteBook Folio G1. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and price. The image quality and keyboard are also mentioned favorably. Reviews about the touchpad and usability are different. There are some critical comments about the performance.

portability, keyboard, image quality, price, durability

performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP EliteBook Folio G1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

HP EliteBook Folio G1 Subnotebook Review

 

More than just a gadget?! HP now also offers passively cooled business notebooks and the EliteBook Folio G1 is a particularly light and thin 12.5-inch device. It is no surprise that the performance is not very high, but can you still use the small...

small and light, sturdy case, great keyboard, good FHD panel without PWM, decent speakers, silent operation, fast WLAN, IR webcam for Windows Hello, 3-year warranty

hinge is not sufficiently taut, Clickpad sometimes has problems with inputs (tap), reduced performance under sustained load, very limited port selection, no adapter for USB-A provided, no slot for a Kensington Lock, limited security features for a...

We started this review with the question whether you can use the HP EliteBook Folio G1 productively. After working with the device for almost two weeks, we can clearly answer this question with a "yes". This is supported by the high system performance,...

Expert review by: Tom Warren (theverge.com)

HP EliteBook Folio review: chasing the MacBook

 

I found my ideal Windows laptop last year. Dell's XPS 13 convinced me to switch away from Apple's aging MacBook Air for its edge-to-edge display and smaller form factor, and I've been happily using...

Great design ; Lightweight and thin ; Two USB Type-C ports

Poor performance at times ; Short battery life ; 4K display is unnecessary ; Bundled software is irritating

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

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: (cnet.com)

HP EliteBook Folio G1 Notebook PC

 

Apple came close with its 12-inch MacBook . It's a brilliantly designed machine, with a high-res 12-inch display, but it lacks touch, the shallow keyboard isn't ideal, and OS X doesn't always play nice with the IT needs in some business or school...

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: (laptopmag.com)

HP EliteBook Folio G1

 

In the race to make the thinnest laptop on the block, manufacturers often sacrifice usability, slapping on uncomfortable keyboards, eschewing key ports or providing mediocre performance. Though it's even slimmer than the MacBook (12-inch), HP's...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

HP EliteBook Folio G1 Review and Ratings

 

HP's latest EliteBook is about as slim, light, and attractive as Apple's MacBook, but with more ports, thoughtful business-focused features, excellent input devices, and long battery life. If you need to travel light, it's one of the best business...

Sturdy, slim frame rivals that of Apple's MacBook ; Long battery life ; Two USB Type-C ports ; Excellent-feel keyboard for such a slim system ; 180-degree hinge

Battery life still lags behind the Apple MacBook's runtime ; No full-size USB ports ; Storage options top out at 512GB

Apple's MacBook Air may have gobbled up an appreciable amount of the business-laptop market in recent years, thanks to its slim, silver frame, excellent keyboard, and light weight. And Apple's MacBook may still woo a few road warriors who prefer Mac OS...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Andrew Cunningham (arstechnica.com)

Review: HP’s EliteBook Folio G1 is the MacBook as it could’ve been

 

Two Thunderbolt 3 ports and a great keyboard and trackpad help it excel.

Thin, light, and fanless laptop made of premium materials ; Solid construction ; Two Thunderbolt 3 ports ; This would be an excellent chiclet keyboard in any laptop, but it’s especially impressive in something so thin ; Precision Touchpad is as good as...

The USB Type-C transition is still a work in progress, and you'll need adapters for a lot of your current stuff ; Super-reflective screen ; There is a typically bewildering array of configuration options, which makes picking one of these that much...

In some ways, the EliteBook Folio G1 feels like the MacBook that could’ve been, had Apple’s priorities been shuffled around just a little bit. It’s almost as small, almost as thin, and almost as light, but it’s got a keyboard that most of you will...

May, 2016

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: Brian Nadel (goodgearguide.com.au)

Review: HP EliteBook Folio G1 offers lightweight business computing

 

HP's latest Windows 10 laptop comes in touch and non-touch versions; it offers a bright display, great keyboard and a variety of options.

Good value ; small ; thin and light ; excellent UHD touch display ; backlit keyboard ; two USB-C ports ; good security features

Relatively short battery life ; no SD card slot

While the more powerful, long-lasting and cheaper HD model appeals to the left, more logical side of my brain, the right side dominates here and I lust after the incredibly bright, rich and useful UHD touch model.

May, 2016

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

HP EliteBook Folio G1 review

 

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

Jul, 2016
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Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes

Display

HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191E
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:2

Processor

Configurable TDP-down:3.5
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):29.8
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866 / 1866,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Series:Intel Core m5-6Y series / Intel Core m7-6Y series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):4.5

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: 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 Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88199 / 88202
Processor package size:20

Security

Password protection: Yes

Storage

SSD form factor:M.2