HP EliteBook Folio 1020-An Ultraportable Business Laptop

HP EliteBook Folio 1020

HP EliteBook Folio 1020 is said to be the lightest and slimmest business notebook available. The price for HP EliteBooks range from $1,199 to $1,499. It is built to be very secure inside and at the same time it is amazingly sleek externally. The highlights of the product are its 12.5-inch quad HD display, innovative touchpad and a fingerprint reader. If not for a few shortcomings, this would have been the best product in the market in its class.

The design

The laptop measures 0.63 by 12.2 by 8.27 inches and weighs only 2.68 pounds. It is evidently a little smaller than the MacBook Air, which measures 13 inches. The resemblance and similarity of design between the MacBook Air and HP EliteBook is suspiciously striking. The latter has an additional fingerprint reader and the chassis has both aluminum and magnesium alloy. Owing to the Intel Core M processor, the HP EliteBook Folio 1020 has a fanless design that is comparable to the CPU used in Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro. These are features that Apple fails to offer.

On the left, The EliteBook 1020 has a USB 2.0, microSD and a Kensington lock and HDMI. On the right side, a DC-in, a headphone jack, HP’s proprietary docking connector and an extra USB 2.0 port is added.

The 720p webcam will be suited for use in office conference calls. The pictures taken with it is not of a great quality.


The EliteBook 1020 has a very strong chassis made with very rigid adherence to the MIL-STD-810G standards. This makes it more resistant to temperature extremes, dust and drops. It is just as secure on the inside. The HP Client Security app serves as a safe keeping hub for the EliteBook. You can use it to access drives, ports and store online passwords.

It also has Absolute Data Protect that lasts for four years. It will allow you to track your PC in case it goes missing. You can also remote lock and delete data. HP’s Sure Start technology also makes sure that you can restore the BIOS in 30 seconds in case of a malware attack. You can also make sure that your files are secure with the fingerprint reader placed just under the right hand side of the keyboard.


  • Slim and light weight design
  • Strong and fanless chassis
  • Ultraportable design with added security features
  • MIL-Spec construction
  • Touch screen
  • The Intel Core M CPU is very energy-efficient
  • Compatible with the UltraSlim Dock


  • Short battery life as compared to the others in its class
  • The Intel Core M CPU is not of the same standards as that of Intel Core i5 processor.
  • The display is reflective and has low brightness
  • A short one year warranty

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