The HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1 Special Edition is a notebook for those professionals and business people who desire a machine they can easily slip into a bag and hit the road. The laptop is not only slim, but also very light and is strongly built to withstand rugged use.
Build and Display
One of the slimmest business laptop available on the market, HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1 Special Edition comes in at just about 15.7 mm inches thick and features a nice fanless design.
It is also interestingly light, with weight starting at just 1 kg. The HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1 Special Edition laptop is well constructed with quality materials such as reusable carbon fibre and forged magnesium-lithium alloy.
Ruggedness appears to be on the agenda for the notebook, given it is designed to undergo military-grade MIL-STD 810G testing. HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1 Special Edition packs a 12.5-inch screen with an impressive Quad-HD resolution. The non-touch display has anti-glare feature for comfortable use outdoors.
Performance and Operating System
HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1 Special Edition is powered by an energy-efficient Intel Core M processor, which explains why it is possible for it to be fanless. This chip, depending on configuration, is clocked at 1.2GHz, with up to 2.9GHz attainable through Intel Turbo Boost Technology.
System memory on the slim business laptop can be as high as 8 GB. Users will be able to select from a wide array of operating system options, including Windows 7 Professional (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 8.1 (64-bit), Ubuntu Linux and FreeDOS 2.0.
Fast solid-state drive is available for storage on the HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1 Special Edition. The business notebook also features the regular port options, including two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port and a microSD expansion slot.
Bluetooth 4.0 and blazing fast Wi-Fi 802.11ac is available to keep you connected as you go about. HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1 Special Edition has stereo speakers with DTS Studio Sound for immersive sound experience.
Available security and management solutions include Trusted Platform Module (TPM), fingerprint scanner, HP BIOSphere with Sure Start and Microsoft Security Essentials.
Pricing and availability
HP Elitebook Folio 1020 G1 is not yet available in Nigeria. HP Elitebook Folio 1020 G1 price in Nigeria is expected to start at around N300,000, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.
HP Elitebook Folio 1020 G1 Special Edition Specs
Here are a few specs of the HP Elitebook Folio 1020 G1:
- OS: Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1, or Windows 7
- Processor: Intel Core M Processor
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics 5300
- Memory: from 4GB RAM, up to 8GB
- Colours: Silver
- Dimension: 31 x 21 x 1.57 cm
- Weight: from 1 kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 12.5-inch back-lit LED Display, 2560 x 1440 pixels (anti-glare)
- Keyboard: Full-sized back-lit keyboard (Spill Resistant)
- Pointing Device: Touchpad
- Built-in Storage: 180GB or 256GB SDD
- Optical Storage: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, HD Webcam
- USB 3.0: Yes, 2 port
- USB 2.0: No
- HDMI: Yes, 1 port
- DisplayPort: –
- VGA: –
- Ethernet (RJ-45): Via Dongle
- SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0
- NFC: Yes
- Secondary Battery Connector: Yes, 1 Connector
- Mobile Broadband: No
- HP Recovery Manager
- Battery: 4-cell, 36 WHr Battery
- Use Time: up to 8 hours 30 minutes