HP's consumer lineup is being flanked by its professional-class of laptops and PCs meant for enterprise usage. The EliteBook x360 1030 G2 is the latest version of this brand to bring Intel's latest along with some Wacom pen support, Windows Hello (fingerprint and facial), and a bevy of options to hit various price points and performance.

Like all x360 devices the 1030 G2 lets users switch between tent and tablet modes as well as lying flat or just being used as a standard laptop. That ability is also necessary for its included Wacom pen and Windows Ink support – something HP seems to be embracing in many of its recent releases.

HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2 specifications

Category Specs
Operating system Windows 10 Home64, Pro 64
Processor 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7200U
Intel Core i5-7300
Intel Core i7-7600U
Display 13.3"diagonal FHD UWVA ultra slim with Corning GorillaGlass
13.3" diagonal UHD UWVA ultra slim with Corning Gorilla Glass touch screen (3840 x 2160)
Privacy HP Sure View integrated privacy screen, featuring 3M privacy technology
Memory 16GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM
Solid-state drive 128, 256, 360GB optional PCIe NVMe SSD or Sata
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 620
Audio Bang & Olufsen tuned speakers
HP Noise Cancellation microphones
Webcam Front-facing 720p IR Webcam
Windows Hello capable
Fingerprint Touch fingerprint sensor for Windows Hello
Weight Starting at 2.82lb (1.28kg)
Ports micro SD, 1x USB Type-C with Thunderbolt, 2x USB 3.1, 1x HDMI 1.4, 1x external micro SIM
Battery 57Wh Li-ion battery
Up to 16 hours
Dimensions 12.48x8.6x0.59in
Additional Features Designed to pass MIL-STD-810G testing
Optional NFC
CNC aluminum unibody frame, and diamond cut accents

For young professionals, the HP EliteBook looks like a fantastic choice for meeting the demands of the modern workplace while embracing Windows 10's signature features. Being a 'pro' device, it is not surprising to see HP boasts about the EliteBook's ports, which include a USB Type-C port with Thunderbolt, two USB 3.1 ports, one full-size HDMI port, a MicroSD card reader and a smart card reader.

Finally, HP's innovative Sure View integrated privacy screen is a neat feature that lets users flick a switch to help hide sensitive information from onlookers.

Update: The Elite Book 1030 is now available to purchase

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No exact word on a release date though the new EliteBook is expected to hit markets later this month starting at the $1500 price point.

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