HP has been making some of the top business laptops in the industry, and the HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 is one of the top in its class. It is a sleek, 13.3-inch premium laptop capable of withstanding military-grade torment with its high durability rating.
It offers users an exquisite tactile keyboard, a pair of high-performance Bang & Olufsen speakers and a fast SSD. All things considered, the G3 is one of the best business laptops in the market.
Design and Durability
The EliteBook x360 is a 2-in-1 laptop with an aluminum chassis in a gray-silver hue. Its lid features the iconic glossy HP logo and a two-tone line that runs across the top edge.
However, do not let its attractiveness fool you as this laptop passed the 12 MIL-STD-810G durability tests. This means that it can withstand multiple 30-inch drops, strong vibrations and shocks, not to mention extreme weather conditions, high and low temperatures, humidity, and extreme altitudes. For security, it also comes with a fingerprint scanner and an IR camera.
Display and Audio
The EliteBook x360 has a 13.3-inch, 1080p BrightView screen. As the name suggests, the screen is stunningly bright and covers a solid range of color. Meanwhile, the Sure View panel is even brighter. While the BrightView is a glossy display, the Sure View is a privacy panel that brightens the corners of your screen to prevent unwanted attention on the screen when turned on.
The 13-inch body also comes with Bang & Olufsen speakers running down the sides of the keyboard providing both directional and surround sound functionality. Aside from that, it has an integrated equalizer and mixer with presets for different audio file types.
The EliteBook does pack a punch with a 1.9-GHz Core i7 Intel-8650U processor, 16 GB RAM, a 512 GB SSD and an Intel UHD 620 GPU. While this may be impressive for a business laptop, it definitely lacks when compared with its similarly priced competitors, the Lenovo Yoga and the MacBook Pro 13-inch.
You will have no problems getting through the day without charging as the EliteBook x360 has a long battery life. It can last up to roughly 9 hours and 39 minutes at full brightness in a benchmark web-surfing test, surpassing the category’s average of 8 hours and 36 minutes.
With its superslim chassis and long battery life, HP’s EliteBook x360 1030 G3 is an ultraportable dream. It can get through any task, thanks to its bouncy keyboard and blazing-fast SSD.
It trails the competition when it comes to the amount of performance you get for the price. Its competitors, the MacBook Pro 13-inch and the Lenovo Yoga C930, are solid alternatives at similar prices.
But overall, the EliteBook x360 is a solid premium laptop that provides more than enough security and durability options for business users. The EliteBook x360 starts at $1,580.88 and can be customized.
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