HP has introduced a high-quality business convertible laptop, which can also be optionally ordered with a 4K HDR display and 5G modem. They call it the HP EliteBook x360 1030 G8 and should especially convince with a high screen-to-body ratio.
There aren’t too many convertibles tablet laptop models for business customers that are also suitable for private use as portable HDR home theaters, the HP x360 laptop has been part of them since CES 2021. The 1030 G8 has a 13-inch display is touted with a high screen-to-body ratio, and is said to be particularly compact for a business convertible.
It can be upgraded to a 4K HDR display and 5G modem as well as with a maximum of 32 GB RAM and 2 TB SSD, the battery has either 54 Wh or 78.5 Wh ports are 2x USB -C, 2x USB-C with Thunderbolt 4 as well as USB-A and HDMI are available. As a thoroughbred business customer product, it can be integrated into company environments and support HP’s suite of management and security tools.
Price and availability
HP EliteBook X360 1030 G8 Specifications
- Processor: 11th Gen Intel Core i5/i7 U-Series processors (Quad-Core) optional vPro (TGL)
- Display: 13.3-inch FHD (1920×1080) IPS touch (400 nits) optional AG / UHD OLED (3080 x 2160) IPS touch (400 nits) / Optional HP sure View Reflect FHD IPS touch (1000 nits) optional AG; Ambient Light Sensor (standard)
- Memory: 8G8, 16GB, or 32GB LPDDRax-4266 SDRAM Dual-Channel
- Internal Storage: up to 2TB M.2 PCIe 3×4 NVMe SSD
- Graphics: Intel’ Iris Xe Graphics10
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 ax), Bluetooth 5 With Miracast, optional WWAN: PCIe CAT9 4G LTE/HSPA (eSiM support) and 5G, HP Connection Optimizer, Modern Connected Standby, HP Extended Range Wireless LAN, optional NFC
- Ports: 2x USB-C (3.1 Gen 2), DisplayPort, Charging, Thunderbolt 4, 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Charging), HDMI 2.0, Audio combo jack, Nano SIM slot
- Features: Corning Gorillas Glass 5; Optional HP Rechargeable Active Pen G3, Touch Fingerprint Sensor on Keyboard, Nano Lock Slot, HP Tamper Lock
- Audio: 4 Speakers, 4 Discrete AMPS, Multi-array MICS, HP Audio Boost, Audio by Bang & Olufsen, HP Multimedia Noise Cancellation Software, AI-based Noise Reduction
- Camera: Hybrid HD Webcam Face recognition IR Camera (Standard)
- Battery: HP Long Life a-cell 78.5 Wh Li-ion, HP Fast Charge with 50% in 30 minutes
- Dimensions: 303.8 x 193.9 x 16.1 mm
Apart from this HP x360 laptop, HP has also upgraded its HP ENVY x360 15 convertible with some design adjustments including a larger trackpad, offers impressive features, including a 4K OLED touchscreen with slim bezels and an Nvidia GeForce GPU.