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HP EliteBook Folio G1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of HP EliteBook Folio G1. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and price are overall positive. The image quality and keyboard are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the performance, and there are some mixed comments about the touchpad and usability.

portability, keyboard, image quality, price, durability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP EliteBook Folio G1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Jacob Grana (

HP EliteBook Folio G1 review


Sleek, small and in need of an outlet

Comfortable, enterprise oriented keyboard ; Ultra-thin and light body ; Able multi-tasker

Adapter hungry ; Finicky touchpad ; Pedestrian battery life ; Base runs extremely hot

Beware of overpaying for the EliteBook Folio G1: its base configuration has all the pros but the $999 price tag exposes the cost of its cons.

Nov, 2016

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HP EliteBook Folio G1 review


A gorgeous Windows ultraportable with a 4K screen that's let down by terrible battery life and lacklustre performance

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Sasha Muller (

HP EliteBook Folio G1 review: A beauty that's fundamentally flawed


The most attractive Windows ultraportable in existence, but the Folio G1's 4K-screened brilliance is tempered by poor battery life

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: paul_smart (

HP EliteBook Folio G1


Although Windows 10 was available to some to download as early as August last year this is the first unit that I have reviewed that was designed to use Windows 10 and by that I mean it can use all the features that Microsoft had as selling points when...

Currently I can only find it from the HP site at $1399.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Brian Nadel (

Review: HP EliteBook Folio G1 offers lightweight business computing


HP's latest Windows 10 laptop comes in touch and non-touch versions; it offers a bright display, great keyboard and a variety of options.

Good value ; small ; thin and light ; excellent UHD touch display ; backlit keyboard ; two USB-C ports ; good security features

Relatively short battery life ; no SD card slot

While the more powerful, long-lasting and cheaper HD model appeals to the left, more logical side of my brain, the right side dominates here and I lust after the incredibly bright, rich and useful UHD touch model.

May, 2016

Expert review by: Andreas Osthoff (

HP EliteBook Folio G1 Subnotebook Review


More than just a gadget?! HP now also offers passively cooled business notebooks and the EliteBook Folio G1 is a particularly light and thin 12.5-inch device. It is no surprise that the performance is not very high, but can you still use the small...

small and light, sturdy case, great keyboard, good FHD panel without PWM, decent speakers, silent operation, fast WLAN, IR webcam for Windows Hello, 3-year warranty

hinge is not sufficiently taut, Clickpad sometimes has problems with inputs (tap), reduced performance under sustained load, very limited port selection, no adapter for USB-A provided, no slot for a Kensington Lock, limited security features for a...

We started this review with the question whether you can use the HP EliteBook Folio G1 productively. After working with the device for almost two weeks, we can clearly answer this question with a "yes". This is supported by the high system performance,...

Expert review by: Tom Warren (

HP EliteBook Folio review: chasing the MacBook


I found my ideal Windows laptop last year. Dell's XPS 13 convinced me to switch away from Apple's aging MacBook Air for its edge-to-edge display and smaller form factor, and I've been happily using...

Great design ; Lightweight and thin ; Two USB Type-C ports

Poor performance at times ; Short battery life ; 4K display is unnecessary ; Bundled software is irritating

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (

HP EliteBook Folio G1 review:


Some people want everything. They want a laptop that's small but powerful. One that has a high-resolution display and a touchscreen. A laptop that looks sharp enough to show off, but refined enough for serious business meetings. Decent battery life...

The Folio G1 is very thin and light, with an upscale look and feel and a great keyboard for an ultraportable laptop. There are plenty of configuration options, including a 4K touchscreen.

Battery life takes a hit in the 4K version, the hinge should be tighter, and both ports are USB-C.

HP's take on the 12-inch Core M laptop could use a few design tweaks, but it evokes the best parts of Apple's 12-inch MacBook, with better value and more options.

May, 2016

Expert review by: (

HP EliteBook Folio G1 Notebook PC


Apple came close with its 12-inch MacBook . It's a brilliantly designed machine, with a high-res 12-inch display, but it lacks touch, the shallow keyboard isn't ideal, and OS X doesn't always play nice with the IT needs in some business or school...

The Folio G1 is very thin and light, with an upscale look and feel and a great keyboard for an ultraportable laptop. There are plenty of configuration options, including a 4K touchscreen.

Battery life takes a hit in the 4K version, the hinge should be tighter, and both ports are USB-C.

HP's take on the 12-inch Core M laptop could use a few design tweaks, but it evokes the best parts of Apple's 12-inch MacBook, with better value and more options.

May, 2016

Expert review by: (

HP EliteBook Folio G1


In the race to make the thinnest laptop on the block, manufacturers often sacrifice usability, slapping on uncomfortable keyboards, eschewing key ports or providing mediocre performance. Though it's even slimmer than the MacBook (12-inch), HP's...

May, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio system:Bang & Olufsen
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:4
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen


Battery Capacity:38
Battery capacity (Watt hours):38
Battery life (max):10
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:4


Front Camera:Y / Yes


Energy Star certified:Y / Yes


Colour of product:Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Product Type:Notebook


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:31.8
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Touchscreen:N / No / Y / Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:N / No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 900
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191E
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 515 / Intel® HD Graphics 515
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI


Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard:Y / Yes


Internal Memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1866 / 2133
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8


3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:Bang & Olufsen

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No / Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No
Microphone in: No
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:2


AC adapter power:45


Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down:3.5
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):29.8
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866 / 1866,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1, 2x2, 1x4, 4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.7 / 3.1
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core M / Intel® Core™ M
Processor frequency:1.1 / 1.2
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:m5-6Y54 / M7-6Y75
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core m5-6Y series / Intel Core m7-6Y series
Processor Socket:BGA1515
Processor threads:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):4.5

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No
Intel FDI Technology:N / No
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88199 / 88202 / M7-6Y75
Processor code:SR2EH / SR2EM
Processor package size:20
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes


Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:Power on
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes


Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 PRO


Card reader integrated:N / No
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:240 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express / SATA / Serial ATA
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:240 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:20.9 / 209
Height :1.19 / 1.24 / 11.9 / 12.4
Weight:1 / 1.07 / 1.09 / 970
Width:29.2 / 292