Although there are many convertibles out there it seems there are not many that are designed principally for your business needs. HP came with the perfect solution in the form of Elitebook 1030 G1 Z2U92ES. To know whether the fanless design was a great decision or not read on.
- CPU – Intel Core m7 Dual-Core (6th Gen), 1.2 GHz
- GPU – Intel HD Graphics 515
- Memory – 16 GB DDR3
- Screen – 13.3-inch Quad HD IPS (3,200 x 1,800) with 10-point touchscreen
- Storage – 512 GB SSD
- OS – Windows 10 Home edition
- Performance – It houses an Intel Core m7 processor and 16 gigs of RAM. It comes with a 512 GB SATA SSD for all your storage needs. Although the SSD is pretty slow in comparison to the other notebooks. Although the m7 processor is relatively less powerful than the Core i7 processor it can easily take on your everyday tasks like web surfing or media consumption with ease.
- Display – The 13.3 inch Quad HD Display is just great in short. The display is much brighter than many other notebooks at 370 nits. The contrast ratio and the colour coverage of the panel are brilliant as well at 1100:1 and 100% (sRGB colour gamut) respectively. If one thing that I don’t really like about this panel is that it’s way too glossy. But the high luminance level would come handy fighting against the potential glare.
- Noise – It’s a passively cooled machine meaning there is no fan in this laptop. And no fans means no irritating buzzing noise while working. But even after the absence of a fan, it runs quite cold even on load. Impressive.
- Battery – The 40 Wh battery pack falls somewhat short in comparison to the average. It could stay awake for only a hair over 5 hours while doing net surfing in medium brightness. That’s significantly lower than the category average of minimum 8 hours. The razor-sharp QHD display does take its toll.
- Ports – It covers strictly the must-haves. As a result, there is no Display port or Card reader port. So you have to use an external dock to use them.
- Price – It’s priced pretty high at £1400 for a convertible notebook. So it might not be the best choice for those who want a notebook on a strict budget.
It’s a great convertible. Looking at the passively cooling technique and the great display it can be an excellent choice for any office guy or a digital content curator. The limited battery backup can be a concern to you though. In any case, it’s a great package overall.