The Elitebook- a notebook created and designed for the business guys. Today we are gonna check out such a laptop, Elitebook 1030 G1 Z2U92ES. It’s fanless, features a QHD panel and looks gorgeous. Let’s check out its pros and cons then.
- CPU – Intel Core m5 Dual-Core (6th Gen), 1.1 GHz
- GPU – Intel HD Graphics 515
- Memory – 8 GB DDR3, extendable up to 16 GB
- Screen – 13.3-inch Quad HD IPS (3,200 x 1,800) with 10-point touchscreen
- Storage – 256 GB SSD
- OS – Windows 10 Home edition
- Performance – The Elitebook 1030 is equipped adequately. It has got an Intel Core m5 processor with 8 gigs of RAM. It includes 256 GB of SSD to handle your storage needs. The SSD is not the fastest though with the sequential transfer rate under 500 MBps. But in spite of the lacklustre SSD and the slightly low powered m-processor, Elitebook 1030 is pretty fast. In several tests, it came out just behind the Core i5 powered notebooks.
- Display – The 13.3-inch QHD panel easily is one of the biggest pros of this notebook. The screen is quite bright at 370 nits. That’s much more than the category average of premium 2-in-1s of 300 nits (it’s, in fact, one of the brightest trailing just behind the MacBook). The colour coverage is excellent as well with the sRGB coverage at around 95%. The touchscreen is an additional bonus. In a nutshell, it’s one hell of a display.
- Noise – Its no fan design makes it noiseless. But even in the absence of a fan, it stays sufficiently cool under normal usage. It never got overly heated up during the session.
- Battery – Okay, it’s one section where it could have done way better. The 40 Wh battery could make this machine stay up and running for almost 5 and a half hour under normal workload which consists of web surfing and movie watching. That’s one of the side effects of having a stellar QHD display. So you won’t be getting a day’s worth of work out of this machine by any chance.
- Ports – It covers only the most basic ones including one USB-C port, two USB-A ports and an Ethernet port. But interestingly enough it doesn’t ship with a separate Display port. So you have to use the dock to connect monitors.
It looks good, feels sturdy and delivers what it needs to. And there is neither a fan nor an HDD- so no irritating buzzing as well. So if you want a great convertible for your business needs or your college works HP Elitebook 1030 G1 Z2U92ES (Z2U92ES#ABD) can be an excellent choice for that.