HP Elite c1030 Chromebook Enterprise Review

January 12, 2021

Like its corporate rival the Dell Latitude 5300 2-in-1 Chromebook Enterprise, the HP Elite c1030 Chromebook Enterprise (starts at $999, $1,529 as tested) is unapologetically expensive. Indeed, our Core i7 configuration edges the Dell as the most costly Chromebook we’ve seen, as well as the fastest. It’s packed with surface pro 3 akku kaufen premier features like sleek aluminum construction, a speedy solid-state drive instead of eMMC flash storage, and a 13.5-inch touch screen with a taller 3:2 instead of 16:9 aspect ratio for enhanced text and web viewing. Mind you, our Editors’ Choice-winning Acer Chromebook Spin 713 has all those things for $900 less. Nevertheless, IT chiefs with flush budgets who appreciate the manageability and easy deployment of Chrome OS Enterprise Upgrade-and HP’s offer of Parallels Desktop, letting the Elite c1030 seamlessly run Windows apps in a virtual machine-will want to take a good look at this one.

Generally, what allows the Macs to work in enterprise accounts is the Parallels Desktop for Mac software. It allows Windows to run on an Apple product, and now Parallels Desktop for HP Chrome Enterprise comes bundled with lenovo y50 70 netzteil this HP Elite c1030 Chromebook, enabling it to run Windows 10 directly on Chrome OS-even offline. If the notebook becomes compromised on the Chrome side, it may not become compromised on the Windows side and visa versa. In short, it should be more resistant against threats such as rootkits that target Windows machines, because the rootkit will typically try to get situated below Windows. But not even knowing there is another operating system below it–where additional security software and HP has a ton of it–can better identify the malware.

Aside from Google and their PixelBook series, very few OEMs offer high-end Chromebooks as most focus on sub $500 models running on Celeron or Pentium CPUs. HP attempted to market a high-end Chromebook back in 2016, but surface pro 3 battery that particular model never had any direct successors.Nonetheless, Chromebooks have only gotten more popular over the years signaling HP to take another stab at a flagship Chromebook model. The 13.5-inch HP Elite c1030 convertible will be just that with its uncommon 3:2 aspect ratio and core specifications seemingly lifted straight out of an HP EliteBook 1030. The system will sport a 10th gen Comet Lake-U CPU ranging from the Core i3 to Core i7 with up to 16 GB of DDR4 RAM, 256 GB PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, optional Sure View privacy filter, backlit keyboard, and lenovo yoga 500 15isk akku optional 4G LTE Cat. 9 connectivity via SIM card.The Elite c1030 will compete against the 13.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Chromebook which offers an integrated active pen holder and a 4K AMOLED display – features missing on the HP model.

Performance Champion

Everyone knows that Chrome OS can deliver brisk performance on hardware that’s too modest for macOS or Windows-it’s fast with a Core i3 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of eMMC flash storage. But with a Core i7, 16GB of memory, and a 256GB SSD, it screams.At this point in 2020, the high-end Chromebook segment has really struggled. Other than a couple enterprise Chromebooks that almost no one should buy outside of corporate deployment, the bose akku 088796 high end of the Chromebook market has not had a great year. The two flagship consumer Chromebooks up in that category (Samsung Galaxy Chromebook and ASUS Flip C436) both had a host of issues that made them tough to recommend and the mid-range Chromebooks have been so good that they continue to be the easy recommendation as we close out 2020. Just take a look at our Best Chromebooks of 2020 video to see this in action.

Launching apps, switching among scads of browser tabs, and paging through long PDFs are all instantaneous. When I matched the Elite c1030 against four relatively high-end Chromebook convertibles-the abovementioned Asus Flip C436, Acer Spin 713, and lenovo w530 netzteil Dell Latitude 5300 2-in-1, plus the HP Chromebook x360 14c-it handily won all our performance tests.The first objective benchmarks we use are Principled Technologies’ venerable CrXPRT (a suite of simulated Chrome OS productivity apps) and more recent WebXPRT 3 (a browser-based test of HTML and JavaScript throughput).

The Hardware

This laptop is no stripper. This laptop has the same build quality as other HP laptops, which means it will resist better than most things like being wiped down with disinfectant (many, if not most, laptops aren’t yet built to handle high alcohol content disinfectant). It has a 90.1% screen-to-body ratio, and surface 3 akku kaufen the 3:2 screen aspect ratio that is increasingly the industry’s preference. You can also specify the industry’s best screen, a 1000-nit, daylight viewable and privacy screen (Sure View Reflect). These are awesome for working outside, which has become rather important during this COVID-19 event. It is in the ultralight category at under 3 pounds and, like most HP commercial products, is tested to the 19-STD 810H military durability tests.

It has dual microphones for audio quality, a wide-angle HD camera for video conferencing, and a Bang & Olufsen sound system–that you’ll likely appreciate more for movies and microsoft surface pro 3 akku music than for Microsoft Teams meetings–helps there as well. Based on Intel’s Project Athena, this is a tuned laptop, meaning you should get every bit of performance you paid. That includes a fast SSD and Wi-Fi 6. It has a fast charge, a high capacity battery providing up to 12 hours on a charge, and recharge to 90% in 90 minutes. If you are into green, this laptop meets the bose 088789 most rigorous EPEAT Gold standard in 19 countries because it has 50% recycled plastic in the keyboard and 75% recycled aluminum in the case.

While we have the $1600 souped-up version of the device with the upgraded anti-glare screen, a Core i7 processor, 256GB of NVMe storage and 16GB of RAM, I have no doubt that the entry-level Core i3, 128GB NVMe storage and 8GB of RAM will be a powerhouse as well. All of the other bits and surface pro 2 akku pieces of this device remain the same across the other models, too, and that’s honestly what you are paying the premium for, here.

The build is all-aluminum, firm, well constructed, and the same material from top to bottom. No creaks, wobbles, or plastic bottoms on this one. The convertible hinge feels solid, the chassis has a great texture, the sony kdl 50w805b netzteil keyboard is quiet, clicky, and not-surprisingly great to type on while the trackpad is wide, smooth, and registers a satisfying click. Speakers are decent thus far and the tiny bezels around the 13.5-inch screen scream modernity while also giving the Elite c1030 the same screen size I love in the Acer Spin 713 while making the overall device size much smaller.

You’ll find a USB Type-C 3.1 port on either side of the device, so whichever one you’re not using for the AC adapter can accommodate a DisplayPort or HDMI external monitor dongle. (Sadly, you will need a dongle; the Elite c1030 doesn’t have an HDMI port as the Spin 713 does.) There are also a microSD card slot and hp mu06 notebook battery original a USB 3.1 Type-A port on the right edge, which is so narrow the latter has a drop-jaw design like some notebooks’ Ethernet jacks. The left edge holds an audio jack, a security-cable lockdown notch, the power button, a volume rocker, and a webcam kill switch.

The HP Elite c1030 Chromebook I have is tricked out with an Intel 10th Generation Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. Those specs are overkill for Chromebooks, which run fast on older dual-core Intel chips, 8GB of memory and akku medion akoya e6240t a 128GB SSD (or even a 64GB SSD). In fact, a Chromebook’s memory requirements are not unlike the M1 MacBook which does just fine with 8GB of memory.So far, I’m loving this Chromebook. It looks and feels premium, and that’s a big part of pulling off the $999 Chromebook. Think Pixelbook-level fit and finish and you start to understand what this Chromebook feels like under your palms. With USI support, a decent port selection (2x USB-C, 1 USB-A, headphone/mic and microSD slot), a dedicated camera switch on the lenovo s440 akku side and a fingerprint scanner, this convertible has all the tricks up its sleeve and puts them all together in a package that looks and feels the part.

First up, we have to discuss that price. If you head over to HP’s site, you can see their informative landing page that tells you all about this great new Chromebook. But, if you dig past that to the configuration page (as spotted by a Reddit user), you are met with 849911 850 a jaw-dropping price tag. In its base config (that is still impressive), you are looking at a whopping $1574 for the Core i3, 8GB RAM, 128GB NVMe model. It still comes with all the privacy extras, fingerprint scanner, 400 nit screen and a pen¡­but ouch! Yes, I know these enterprise-focused Chromebooks can balloon in price, but this is crazy.

Taking a step back, however, when the already-launched HP Pro c640 Chromebook first showed up for order, it was quite overpriced as well. Not long after that order page went live, HP did the standard price cut that hp elitebook 8470p netzteil we see on most enterprise Chromebooks and that put the Pro c640 back into line with more standard Chromebook pricing. For reference, the entry-level model of that Chromebook started at $794 and is basically on an always-reduced markdown to $555. Much more palatable.

Even more exciting, the Elite c1030 ships with a 13.5-inch WUXGA+ display panel with a 3:2 aspect ratio and very small bezels that provide the device with a 90.1 percent screen-to-body ratio. Most models come with a 400 nit panel that ersatzakku bose soundlink 2 should be more than adequate for indoor use, but there’s also an HP Sure View Reflect privacy display option that hits 1000 nits of brightness in the higher-end configurations. Very nice.

If we spec out a Pro c640 and get it close to the Elite c1030’s starting price, then we see what we might expect the Elite c1030 to actually start at once the obligatory price reductions happen. Opting for the Core i7 variant on the Pro c640, we get a starting price of $1563 that is slashed immediately to $1095. If a similar price cut happens with akku bose soundlink 3 the Elite c1030, I’d assume we’ll see a starting price closer to $999-$1099 for the base model. At that sort of price, I think it is far more reasonable. For a durable, spill-resistant, all-aluminum Chromebook with these specs, features and build, $999-$1099 is completely within reality. $1574 is not.

Conclusion

The Elite c1030 meets the requirements (Core i5 or i7, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage) and HP is offering a free one-month trial of Corel’s $69.95-per-year Parallels Desktop for Chrome Enterprise. It’s strictly for IT departments using the Google Admin Console, not a consumer product like Parallels Desktop for the Mac. It lacks some of that platform’s features, such as the “coherence mode” that hides the kdl 50w805b netzteil Windows desktop and runs apps in individual windows. The Chrome Enterprise version shows the Windows desktop and any apps on it in a window (or full screen). But if your company depends on one or more in-house Windows programs or something missing from the online and Android versions of Microsoft Office, such as tables of contents in Word, or external references and data connections in Excel, it’s an impressively smooth solution.

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