HP’s EliteBook Folio G1 Is Its Answer To The MacBook

EliteBook Folio G1 notebook PC is the thinnest notebook which is announced by HP at CES, 2016.HP does not call out the MacBook particularly as a competitor but use 30 seconds with this laptop, and HP’s inspiration becomes abundantly clear.HP-Event-THUMBNAIL-6

HP said that EliteBook Folio G1 is not thinner or lighter than a MacBook. It has USB-C ports which allow both the charging and connecting a secondary device at the same time. It also offers an advanced keyboard with longer key travel. Hp wants to replace the landline phone with this EliteBook Folio G1 notebook PC, so it tuned with speakers and the microphone for voice. There is also a dedicated key to hang-up and answer phone calls.HP-Event-12

Spec Data: HP Elite book Folio 1040 G1

3DMark 11 Entry-3D Benchmark Tests 1839
3DMark 11 Extreme -3D Benchmark Tests 325
Aliens vs. Predator – Max quality Native – AA/AF=4X/4X: 5
Aliens vs. Predator – Mid quality 1,366 x 768 – AA/AF=Off/Off: N/A
Battery Rundown – Standard Battery 7:25 hrs: min
Battery Type 42 W hr (Watt hours)
Cine Bench 11.5 Multimedia Tests 2.73 min: sec
Graphics Card Intel HD Graphics 5000
Handbrake Multimedia Tests 1:18 min: sec
Heaven – Max quality Native – AA/AF=4X/4X: 5
Heaven – Mid quality 1,366 x 768 – AA/AF=Off/Off: 15
Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
Networking Options 802.11n (2.4+5 GHz Dual band)
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
PCMark7 4708
Photoshop CS6 Multimedia Tests 4:06 min: sec
Processor Name Intel Core i7-4650U
Processor Speed 1.7 GHz
RAM 8 GB
Rotation Speed SSD
Screen Size 14 inches
Screen Type Widescreen
Storage Capacity (as Tested) 256 GB
Storage Type SSD
Type Business Small Business Ultrabook Ultraportable
Weight 3.34 lb
WWAN (Mobile Broadband) 4G

Pros

  • Slim form factor
  • Anti-glare screen
  • MIL-SPEC 810G rating
  • Good SSD capacity
  • Bundles Windows 7 Pro, with Windows 8 Pro license

Cons

  • No touch screen
  • VGA and Ethernet on dongle
  • Force Pad is novel, but requires learning new touch gesture
  • SIM card slot is unprotected