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HP EliteBook Folio G1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 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 Laptops for all reviews. People really like the image quality and durability. The design and keyboard also get good reviews, but many are critical about the touchpad and performance. Reviews about the usability and battery are mixed.

portability, keyboard, design, durability, image quality

performance, touchpad

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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Nino Ricchizzi (notebookcheck.net)

HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1 Ultrabook Review

 

Little jack of all trades. The manufacturer describes its new EliteBook as a sturdy travel companion. The build and emissions impress us, but compromises have to be made in performance compared with the competition.

Casing's build, Keyboard, High-quality QHD IPS screen, Temperature development, No noise development, Agreeably smooth workflow

Performance compared with contenders, Price/performance, Touchpad slightly inaccurate, Speakers

HP's EliteBook Folio 1020 certainly asserted itself as an office for on-the-move. We barely found any room for complaint - particularly in build. The aluminum casing convinces, and the screen that is behind a single glass pane makes a high-quality...

Apr, 2015

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: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

HP EliteBook Folio G1 (1080p HD)

 

The HP EliteBook Folio G1 is a capable ultraportable with solid battery life and a minimal design that should attract consumers, small business users, and those in the executive suite.

Light and compact body. Includes two USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3 support.

Requires adapters for many common ports.

May, 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: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 Review

 

Does business-friendly have to mean boring? HP is hoping the answer to that is no, with the EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 promising the dependability of an enterprise notebook with some of the style borrowed from the company's consumer ultrabook range. It's...

Building a work-centric notebook used to be straightforward; now, though, users expect the style of their consumer brethren, as well as something that won’t weigh down the average briefcase or bag, yet without making concessions on performance and...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 (G4U67UT)

 

The rugged HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 ultrabook is equipped with a touch screen and trades physical connectivity for a slim and portable chassis. It's a good choice for a business that needs to buy new PCs for an entire staff.

Slim form factor. MIL-SPEC 810G rating. Touch screen. 802.11ac Wi-Fi

VGA and Ethernet connectivity is via dongle. Sealed battery. ForcePad is novel, but requires learning new touch gestures

HP's EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 (G4U67UT) ultrabook is the follow-up to the similarly named EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 we tested earlier this year. Priced at $1,719 (as tested), the new model downgrades some features for a lower price, but adds a very...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: sandra vogel (zdnet.com)

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 review: An elegant yet robust ultrabook

 

HP's 14-inch EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 combines ultrabook elegance with MIL-STD 810G robustness. It has a great screen and performs well, but lacks integrated VGA and Ethernet ports. You'll pay a premium price too.

Thin and light ; MIL-STD rated ; Integrated mobile broadband ; Great screen ; Good performance

Expensive ; Lacks integrated VGA and Ethernet ports ; Vulnerable SIM card slot ; ForcePad takes some learning ; MicroSD rather than full-size SD card slot

HP's EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 looks every inch a business executive's ultrabook, while its MIL-STD 810G rating means it should stand up to the rigours of life on the road. The high-resolution 14-inch screen is a pleasure to use, and the integrated...

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92
Front camera signal format:720p

Design

Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Small Business

Display

Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD / HD+ / No / QHD+ / Quad HD / Wide Quad HD
Panel Type:IPS / SVA

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
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 DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2 / 11.2/12 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x161E / 0x191E / 0xA16 / 0xA26
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):2560 x 1600 / 3840 x 2160 / 4096 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 / 3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
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 / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub) / 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

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

3G standards:HSPA+
4G:No / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE

Ports & interfaces

Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:2
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A 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
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Processor

Configurable TDP-down:3.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: 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
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-RS-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L-RS-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Broadwell / Haswell / Skylake
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4600 Mobile series / Intel Core M-5Y Mobile series / Intel Core m5-6Y series / Intel Core m7-6Y series
Scenario Design Power (SDP):3.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 4.5

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
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):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel Wireless-AC Technology: Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® RealSense Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:5Y51 / 5Y71 / 75114 / 75459 / 76308 / 76616 / 80343 / 81016 / 84669 / 84672 / 88199 / 88202 / I5-4300U
Processor package size:20 / 30 / 40
Thunderbolt 3 Technology: No
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology: No
UART:No / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Face recognition: Yes
Password protection: Yes

Software

Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro

Storage

SSD form factor:M.2