Since the HP company split in two, HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, set off in two similar but different directions. The first company engaged in the production of hardware, while the second part focused on the business world. HP Inc. early this year announced several new and very interesting notebooks, of which we are particularly interested in the new HP EliteBook Folio.

The housing of the HP EliteBook Folio is a combination of lightweight aluminum and magnesium materials. The whole is painted dark gray with red copper bronze elements that are below the screen and around the touchpad. Talking of colors, we have to say that the same color and have the keys on the illuminated keypad. And of them will more later.

The lid of the HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1 in the middle is a large company logo, while on the lower side we recognize that runs on Windows 10 Pro operating system, and see four rubber feet that will not let slip the device on the table.

The HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1 narrows forward so that the front edge of a very, very thin, even thinner than the average smartphone.

Inputs and outputs are located on the left and right side. Left the HDMI video output, USB 3.0 port, which also serves as a charger. And microSD port that is rare on laptops (usually multiple SD memory card reader). On the right side we find a common input for headphones and microphone, another USB 3.0 port (also works as a charger), and a docking port. This last entry has multiple functions, one of which is located in the box with charger small dimensions. Specifically, the docking can add one additional short cable that contains a network port and VGA video output, comes in handy if you need.

The EliteBook Folio 1020 G1 looks very solid and robust, and it should serve faithfully and while you’re on the ground. Specifically, in addition to being beautiful, is manufactured in accordance with MIL-STD 810Gs standard, which means it will withstand high temperature and nothing, sudden temperature changes, will work at different heights, moisture, and does not mind the rain nor dust, as nor vibrations and shocks. The dimensions of this device are: 310 x 210 x 15.7 millimeters and weighs only 1.21 kg, which puts it in the category of the thinnest and lightest notebooks in the world.


To begin with we will say that the processor is 64-bit and 2-core Intel Core M-5Y71 at 1.2 GHz (in Turbo mode at 2.9 GHz), with 4 MB of cache memory. It is produced in 14-nanometer technology in late 2014. Otherwise, supports up to 16 GB of RAM, and an Intel Core M with vPro technology.

The integrated Intel HD 5300 graphics at 300 MHz (900 MHz max), so this laptop certainly is not for gaming. Ok, the game will work, but not as you would like. Truth be told, this is not gaming than business notebook. What we like is 8 GB of dual-channel DDR3 RAM at 800MHz, and even more solid state disk of up to 512 GB, which is enough space for your business. This combination of hardware should provide you with a quick and smooth operation, as well as enough space for your business needs.

Technical Specifications:

12.5 inch QHD
Intel Core M-5Y71 at 1.2 GHz, 2 cores
Intl HD 5300
512 TB SSD
Windows 10 Pro
Battery 2-cell, lasting up to 4 hours
Dimensions 310 x 210 x 15.7 mm
Weight 1.21 kilos
2 x USB 3.0 (rechargeable), 1 x Docking input, 1x microSD, NFC, HDMI, fingerprint reader

Here is Video Review of this Amazing Laptop