Pros: Maybe the best laptop in its class.
1) Slim, stylish design, sturdy, very light, fanless;
2) Elitebook series;
3) Sharp QHD touchscreen;
4) Large 512Gb ssd: Sandisk SD7SN6S-512G-1006;
5) Very competitive price here on Newegg.
Cons: Bottom gets warm under load.
Pros: For the current price, this is a well-built machine. Aesthetic-wise, "precision" is the best word. My Lenovo Carbon X1 Gen 4 that costs 2x as much came with lots of imperfections - gaps between parts, paint imperfections on the keyboard deck, and screen imperfections; and it was ordered direct from Lenovo.
The Folio 1020 I received is flawless - showing HP's attention to quality-control; I'd say it's on level with Apple's Macbook's in terms of looks and craftsmanship. The WQHD screen is super sharp and colors are very bold, no dead-pixels, and the touchscreen is super accurate. If I go to "Restart" computer, it shuts-downs, and starts back up to your desktop in under 30 seconds (provided there isn't any Windows update)! The M-5Y71 CPU is plenty fast enough for everyday usage. The keyboard also feels very nice - almost as nice as Lenovo's legendary Thinkpad keyboards.
Cons: There's no haptic feedback on the trackpad. On other computer trackpads that don't have right/left buttons, when you click on them, you feel and hear a click. On the Folio 1020, you don't feel or hear any click - it's a totally static/non-moving trackpad. This is my only gripe about the computer. The silver lining is that 95% of the time when I use my laptops, I always use a wireless mouse anyways.
Overall Review: The backlit keys have an orange soothing glow to them and has 2 brightness settings (3 settings if you count "backlight off"). I didn't know the underside has soft-touch plastic on it before ordering - but that's a bonus. I also didn't know the computer hardware had full SSD encryption capability.
Pros: Laptop with light-weight, finger printer, large SSD hard drive
Cons: Laptop keyboard light could not stay on, also wireless speed extremely slow
Overall Review: After applied Microsoft patches and HP driver update laptop could not restart, and sometimes could not shutdown as well, have to press power to cool down, HP tech support is terrible could not provide any support then hang up the phone, no MORE HP!
Pros: Fanless, hi-res screen, backlit keyboard, 512fGB SSD, beautiful, slim, compact, easy to carry, CPU passmark rating of 3061, a real workhorse.
Overall Review: I purchased a docking station for it and it works great. I purchased this 9 months ago for $500. Other laptops with these kind of specs are $1500 - $2500. So far this laptop has been flawless. HP invested heavily in this to make it a beautiful flagship model.
Pros: HP software Assistant for easy upgrade
HD Screen resolution
Small sleek with lighted keyboard
Cons: Slow CPU, not powerful for Video processing or conversion
Slow wifi, downloading is extremely slow and unbearable
Overall Review: Not recommend for this M CPU, get i5 or i7 CPU
Pros: I needed a light, smallish laptop for work and this fit the bill.
2560 x 1440 resolution is nice when you need to RDP into other Windows machines/servers running 1080p
M.2 SSD is fast and generously sized at 512 GB
Cons: Can't upgrade the RAM. 8 GB is decent but 16 GB would be nicer
Windows 10 is a terrible OS, but required for the ecosystem I work in. Bash for Windows 10 is a gimmick, but still lets you pretend you are running a real OS. I still find myself using Putty for my ssh needs. This may change over time.
Overall Review: Gets hot sitting on your lap - bare skin is unbearable. Not a con since all laptops get hot, but worth mentioning.
Pros: light, hi-res display, good battery life, seems well-built for the price
Cons: - horrendous trackpad
Overall Review: With a functioning trackpad (especially one that works under linux) this would be an awesome laptop. Unfortunately, they spent the money on a touch screen (that I personally have no use for) instead, so at this point I can't use it without a USB mouse, which is a shame for a laptop as portable as this is.