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HP EliteBook x360 1030 G7 Review

HP Elitebook x360 1030 G7 is HP’s latest high-end ultra-thin business notebook convertible laptop with 13.3-inch 360-degree rotating display screen and powered by the 10th Generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors with an Integrated Intel Premium UHD graphics card and support for up to 32GB RAM and 2 TB SSD. It is designed with both performance and long battery life for business users.

HP EliteBook x360 1030 G7

HP EliteBook x360 1030 G7

This next-generation PC also comes with an upgraded comfortable keyboard to offer great typing experience for business use. There is also a Hybrid 720p HD IR webcam with an electronic shutter, plus face-detection security, Windows Hello and a touch fingerprint sensor for security purpose.

HP Elitebook 1030 G7 Key Features and Specs

  • Up to 13.3-inch FHD IPS, 1000 nits, touch, Sure View privacy screen
  • 10th generation Intel Core processors (Intel Core i5-10210U – Intel Core i7-10810U)
  • Integrated Intel Premium UHD graphics
  • Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro
  • Up to 64GB RAM
  • Up to 1TB SDD
  • Spill-resistant Backlit Keyboard
  • 720p HD + IR camera
  • Intel® AX201 Wi-Fi 6 (2×2) and Bluetooth® 5
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G Modem
  • Fingerprint Reader
  • IR face recognition
  • Premium dual stereo speakers with discrete amplifiers, 4 multi-array microphones.
  • HP Long Life 4-cell, 54 Wh Li-ion Battery

Design

The HP Elitebook x360 1030 G7 is pretty thin at 1.61cm built using sleek silver aluminum with a matte finishing. It has a V-shaped back finishing and measures an overall dimension of 30.38 x 19.39 x 1.61 cm while weighing 1.21 kg. This is more compact than the HP EliteBook 1040 G7.

This convertible laptop is built with a 360° hinge, which allows you to access four different setup modes from laptop to tent, stand or tablet mode, thus, making it efficient for all working environment.

HP EliteBook 1030 G7 lid is smooth and easy to open. When opened there is a 13.3-inches screen with the “diamond-cut” visual design, similar to that of the Spectre series which reduces the thickness of the bottom bezel 11 mm off the length of the chassis. The top bezel house a 720p HD camera for IR face recognition system and the bottom host the company logo.

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This HP laptop measures an overall screen to body ratio of 89-percent, which makes it look much more modern.

Keyboard

HP EliteBook x360 1030 G7 also has a light and compact chassis which host the full sized spill-resistant backlit keyboard, thus, leaving a narrower bottom “chin” bezel than its predecessor.

The soft key size remain the same as on the EliteBook x360 1030 G4 to make the laptop  more comfortable for typing. Although, it has received some necessary updates on the first row of keys, including a camera shutter toggle, airplane mode toggle, and a customizable programmable key.

In addition, the EliteBook 1030 G7 has a 11.6 x 6.3 cm touchpad with an integrated mouse clicks that are relatively soft in both feedback and clatter. Meanwhile the fingerprint sensor is neatly accommodated on the bottom row, to the right of the space bar. On the left edge of the chassis, this laptop also has a Active Pen  fixed in via magnets.

For peripheral connection, on the left side of HP EliteBook x360 1030 G7 is a USB 3.1, and 3.5mm headset jack, while at the right side sits a USB 3.1, a full-size HDMI connector, 2x USB-C/Thunderbolt 3.

Display

The HP EliteBook x360 1030 G7 has three display options. This includes a 13.3″ diagonal FHD touchscreen display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels that gives you a clear display and a Sure View privacy screen to protect on-screen information from prying eyes.

This multitouch-enabled laptop display has an edge-to-edge Gorilla Glass protection and offers up to 1000 nits of maximum brightness and 95% of the DCI-P3 color gamut. This display also has 16:9 aspect ratio displays.

Similarly, there is a premium model with a touchscreen 13.3-inch 4K UHD OLED display and brightness level up to 400 nits with HDR400 and 550 nits of brightness. This model has a contrast ratio of 100,000:1, a refresh rate of 60 Hz, and viewing angle of 85°.

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The last model features similar display features as the premium model with just 400 nits of brightness to offers stunning images.

Performance

HP EliteBook x360 1030 G7 is powered by an Intel 10th Gen quad Core CPU ranging from core i5 to i7 with an with optional vPro.

The base configuration offers an Intel Core i5-10210U processor clocking at 1.6 GHz – 4.2 GHz with Turbo Boost and has 6 MB cache with 4 core. While the premium model has a 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10810U Processor is a power-efficient quad-core SoC with 6 cores, 12 threads, and clocked at 1.2 GHz – 4.9 GHz using Turbo Boost. This CPU is paired with an Integrated Intel Iris Plus Graphics card which boosts up to 1.10 GHz.

In addition, all CPU option is backed up by the Intel UHD Graphics card which can easily handle web browsing and other common business tasks.

Furthermore, as per storage, the HP EliteBook 1030 G7 has different RAM and SSD storage. It offers between 4GB to 32GB of RAM and between up to 2TB of solid-state storage.

The HP EliteBook x360 1030 G7 run on Windows 10 Pro (64-bit) or the Windows 10 Home Single Language 64-bit operating system out-of-the-box.

Battery

HP EliteBook x360 1030 G7 Laptop includes a 65W AC adapter that supplies between five to 9 hours of usage time depending on usage. It has an HP Long Life 4-cell / 54Wh lithium-ion polymer battery that supports fast charging of up to 50% in 30 minutes and lasts for up to 29 hours before recharging is required.

Other Features

The EliteBook x360 1030 G7 comes with stereo speakers and a Bang & Olufsen audio control center.  It also comes with four array microphones

This laptop features both a fingerprint reader and an facial recognition infrared camera that allow you to use Window Hello to quickly log in without having to use passwords. Other features include a privacy shutter for your webcam, a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) that encrypts your data, and near field communications (NFC) capabilities.

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The HP EliteBook 1030 G7 also comes with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and has an Intel XMM 7360 LTE-Advanced module for WWAN connectivity which is also built-in for wireless networking and Bluetooth 5.0 technology to access fast and reliable connection in dense wireless environments.

HP EliteBook 1030 G7 Price and Availability

HP EliteBook x360 1030 G7 price starts at around $1,710.00, depending on configuration of the laptop.

It is available on HP official store and other third-party e-commerce platforms like Amazon.

HP EliteBook x360 1030 G7 Specs

Here are a few specs of the HP EliteBook 1030 G7 Convertible:

General Features

  • OS: Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit, FreeDOS
  • Processor: 10th generation Intel Core processors (Intel Core i5-10210U – Intel Core i7-10810U)
  • GPU: Integrated Intel Premium UHD graphics
  • Memory: 4 GB/ 8 GB/ 16 GB/ 32 GB RAM
  • Colours:  Silver
  • Dimension: 30.38 x 19.39 x 1.61 cm; 11.96 x 7.63 x 0.63 in
  • Weight: Starting at 1.21 kg (2.68 lb)

Display & Keyboard

  • Display: 13.3-inch FHD IPS, 1000 nits, touch, Sure View privacy screen, 13.3-inch UHD OLED, 400 nits, touch, 13.3-inch UHD HDR400 IPS, 550 nits, touch
  • Keyboard: Spill-resistant backlit Keyboard
  • Pointing Device: Glass clickpad with multi-touch gestures enabled

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: Up to 2 TB PCIe NVMe TLC SSD
  • Optical Storage: –
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Ports & Connectivity

  • Webcam: Integrated HD 720p Infrared (IR) Webcam
  • USB Ports: 2x USB 3.1 Type-C w/ Thunderbolt, 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 , 1 x headphone/mic combo, 1x HDMI 1.4
  • HDMI: Yes
  • Thunderbolt Ports:  Yes
  • DisplayPort: –
  • VGA: –
  • Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes
  • SD Slot: Yes
  • Mic/Headphone: Yes
  • WLAN: Intel® AX201 Wi-Fi 6 (2×2)
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5 Combo, (vPro) optional
  • NFC: Yes
  • Docking Connector: –
  • Mobile Broadband: –

Other Features

  • Fingerprint reader (select models)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G Modem
  • Intel XMM 7360 LTE-Advanced
  • HP Security Suite
  • Built-in Tile module
  • HP Sure View Reflect
  • Audio by Bang & Olufsen
  • Premium dual stereo speakers with discrete amplifiers
  • 4 Multi Array microphone

Battery

  • Battery: HP Long Life 4-cell, 54 Wh Li-ion Battery
  • Use Time: Up to 29 hours
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