HP 13-Inch Elite x2 1013 G3 – “The World’s First Integrated Privacy Screen on a Detachable”


Man oh man, HP, you have been into a lot of things lately. From updating your beautiful tower PCs with crazy 34-inch displays, expanding your Elite and Envy laptops, as well as refreshing your good ol’ 2-in-1s. As far as a new member to the Elite x2 kin, first unveiled two years back, HP has now announced a third-generation Elite x2 2-in-1, the Elite x2 1013 G3. Rumors have stated that the new hybrid computer would be gorgeous, with a quad-core CPU processor, and larger display, whilst staying with the same dimensions and weight of the previous model. This could mean a nice, sleeker form-factor.

The two-year old model of the Elite x2 was described as having a design with the “power of a notebook, flexibility of a tablet”. In comparison to the previous 12.1-inch Elite x2, the Elite x2 1013 G3 now sports a 13-inch LCD screen with a 12-inch chassis, one with MIL-STD 810G durability testing by the way. Within the Elite x2s 1013 G3’s 13.3mm thin body, and 2.59 pounds, is a crazy-good 3000 x 2000 pixel count for its resolution (how often do we even hear that number in regards to little laptops?), with 450 bits of brightness, or the option of a 1920 x 1280 res, with 700 nits of brightness. This guy is also a business-class, detachable laptop, making this the perfect model aimed at government agencies. On that note, that display is more than classy, it also helps maintain confidentiality with HP Sure View Gen2, a feature that makes this the “world’s first detachable” with this kind of integrated privacy screen- one that allows users to browse without the fear of visual hackers.

Other helpful security features include HP Sure Click- to help eliminate the chance of infected website interaction, such as malware, ransomware, and viruses. HP Sure Start is another helpful tool, where internal hardware works to enforce the laptop’s own “self-healing”, in a way that continually reinforces protection from BIOS and firmware. If malware happens to invade the user’s experience, HP Sure Run will keep all the vital operating systems safe via “self-healing protection”. Finally, if that hasn’t convinced you just how much privacy integration is on board, take note of HP’s Multi-Factor Authenticate, a way to fortify security via facial recognition, fingerprint reading and more; as well as a full-on Manageability Kit, that works with Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager.

While the previous gen had a Skylake-Y ULV SoC, this third gen is outfitted with Intels 8th Generation Core processors (two to four cores with vPro), most definitely better suited for the larger, 13-inch screen, and all its glory. Included in the new system is 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM memory, and a 128GB to 512GB SSD. As mentioned, this may be well equipped for government agencies. So, as far as that storage goes, the option of SED or FIPS 140-2 encryption is available as well.

Users can also expect a quick-working battery, where just 30 minutes of plug-in will get that battery up to 50 percent charged. More collaborative ingredients involve high resolution cameras, a world-facing microphone, and the option of HP’s Rechargeable Active Pen to write down all your business meeting notes, or even work on some creative ideas for a presentation.

Besides giving a nice thank you to that 8th-gen processor, worry not when it comes to other nooks and crannies- such as the latest 4G LTE modem with GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Windows 10 Pro for full support of all those security benefits. Ports and connectivity include only 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports, and 1 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C; no need a USB-A or SD card reader, as featured on the previous gen, as these should take care of docking and connecting just fine. The HP Elite x2 1013 G3 delivers all the performance you’d expect from a PC, with the freedom of tablet ability, a kickstand, and the “smallest” detachable form-factor for business that has been revealed. Pulling off professionalism from a small laptop isn’t a problem, and the power to perform with optional 8th Gen Intel vPro only helps its cause as being the solution for agencies who need everything in one package, including security.

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