HP EliteBook Folio 1020 : Conclusion

December 23, 2014 by Michael Wall Reads (25,643)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Software & Support
    • 7
    • Upgrade Capabilities
    • 7
    • Usability
    • 9
    • Design
    • 9
    • Performance
    • 7
    • Features
    • 9
    • Price/Value Rating
    • 7
    • Total Score:
    • 7.86
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10


The HP EliteBook Folio 1020 is a fantastic premium laptop that delivers on almost expectation of a business laptop. When it comes to portability the Folio 1020 is ideal because of the lightweight design, while the durable chassis ensures that the device will hold up to the wears and tears of the road; and let’s not forget the long-lasting battery life that helps users get the most out of a single charge.

Similar to the Yoga Pro 3, the biggest pitfall for the HP EliteBook Folio 1020 is its $1,200 price tag (our unit was listed at $1,500). For a business laptop the expensive price point is expected, but casual consumers may not be able to justify the cost; especially when compared to the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, which offers the added utility of its 360-degree display hinge.

While the HP EliteBook Folio 1020 may not be the best casual premium notebook on the market, it’s still one of the best lightweight business notebooks out there. Business users looking for a sleek travel companion will find the Folio 1020 to be an excellent choice.

HP EliteBook Folio 1020 front 1Pros

  • Attractive portable design
  • Great battery life
  • Responsive keyboard
  • Fanless design


  • Reflective display
  • Expensive



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