HP EliteBook Folio G1 Review, Build Quality, Battery Life

HP EliteBook Folio G1 Review

HP EliteBook Folio G1 is a 12.5 inch mobile laptop and is mere 12.4 mm thick. Size of the housing, at 282 × 209 × 12.4mm (width × depth × height), compared with the previous models of the HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1 is 310 × 210 × 15.7mm (same). This business laptop is not only thin but also very durable and in fact has MIL-STD rating. It is drop tested and endurance tested as well.

The top surface of HP EliteBook Folio G1 is made of aluminium alloy. The bottom of HP EliteBook Folio G1 is home to speakers mounted to left and right of the bottom surface. Powering all this is an Intel Core M processor that runs at 1.1 GHz clock speed.

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The HP EliteBook Folio G1 is equipped with a isolation type keyboard. The keystroke is very satisfying and you can easily type novels on this laptop. This is how the keyboard looks like. The trackpad does not have dedicated left and right mouse buttons. Instead, they are embedded inside the trackpad.

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HP EliteBook Folio G1 performance is excellent for a business laptop. It is powered by Intel Core M5 6y54 1.1GHz processor that is backed by Intel HD Graphics 515. Here are its performance figures. This Core M5 6y54 is slightly weaker than Core M5 6y57 that is reviewed by cpu review.

HP EliteBook Folio G1  vs  Lenovo YOGA 900S vs ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs ThinkPad X1 Yoga

PCMark 8

Home conventional 2,106 2,165 2,635 2,590

Home accelerated 3,167 2,836 3,176 3,167

Creative conventional 2,341 2,081 2,691 2,694

Creative accelerated 3,660 3,242 3,890 4,036

Work conventional 2,853 2,689 2,928 2,794

Work accelerated 4,074 3,952 4,063 3,995

Dragon Quest X benchmark software Ver.1.4K

1280 × 720 dots highest quality 4,622 3,510 6,796 7,048

1280 × 720 dots standard quality 5,632 4,491 6,844 8,339

1280 × 720 dot low quality 6,608 4,649 6,851 9,644

1920 × 1080 dots highest quality 2,735 1,757 3,109 3,822

1920 × 1080 dots standard quality 3,492 2,682 4,256 4,950

1920 × 1080 dots low quality 3,998 2,800 5,835 5,979

Ish Garde benchmark of Final Fantasy IXV the Blue Sky

1280 × 720 dots highest quality 1,114 967 1,713 1,812

1280 × 720 dots highest quality (Direct X9 or equivalent) 1,457 1,260 2,284 2,326

1280 × 720 dot high-quality (desktop PC) 1,253 1,154 1,975 1,976

1280 × 720 dot high-quality (notebook PC) 1,541 1,224 2,288 2,416

1280 × 720 dots standard quality (desktop PC) 2,178 1,792 3,280 3,449

1280 × 720 dots standard quality (notebook PC) 2,361 1,825 3,273 3,462

CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3b

Sequential read 479.3MB / s 1262MB / s 1648MB / s 1848MB / s

Sequential write 385.0MB / s 305.4MB / s 1539MB / s 1535MB / s

512K random read 248.8MB / s 622.5MB / s 1224MB / s 1350MB / s

512K random write 337.7MB / s 305.2MB / s 1452MB / s 1517MB / s

4K random read 31.59MB / s 39.89MB / s 51.05MB / s 50.39MB / s

4K random write 78.38MB / s 110.8MB / s 139.8MB.s 133.1MB / s

4K QD32 random read 332.3MB / s 248.4MB / s 555.6MB / s 490.6MB / s

4K QD32 random write 184.6MB / s 286.7MB / s 418.7MB / s 400.6MB / s

CrystalDiskMark 5.1.2

Sequential read Q32T1 515.1MB / s 1569MB / s 2592MB / s 2519MB / s

Sequential write Q32T1 455.7MB / s 309.2MB / s 1533MB / s 1542MB / s

4K random read Q32T1 264.7MB / s 241.6MB / s 545.9MB / s 500.3MB / s

4K random write Q32T1 220.9MB / s 301.1MB / s 251.7MB / s 248.1MB / s

Sequential read 481.9MB / s 1280MB / s 1854MB / s 1598MB / s

Sequential write 397.0MB / s 308.5MB / s 1528MB / s 1546MB / s

4K random read 32.92MB / s 42.63MB / s 53.99MB / s 52.80MB / s

4K random write 92.42MB / s 149.5MB / s 164.5MB / s 144.6MB / s

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This is clearly one of the best ultrabook with long batter life offering 11.5 hour battery life with normal use which is pretty amazing. If you go for the 4k model that also comes with touchscreen panel, battery life is about seven hours. AC adapter is also very compact and it is collapsible as well so very easy to carry around. It weighs 212 grams.

HP EliteBook Folio G1 is a thin and light, packs high performance and offers great battery life as well. It is indeed a very high quality finished product by HP.

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