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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The HP Elitebook 1040 G1 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all notebook PCs of this age and spec.
The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of portable PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The HP Elitebook 1040 G1 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the Elitebook 1040 G1 do not have a full-size keyboard.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Elitebook 1040 G1, the HP Elitebook 1040 G1 has a front camera.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Elitebook 1040 G1 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of this type and age.
This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the Elitebook 1040 G1.
Across similar types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
SSD Storage Medium
This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.
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Intel Core I5 Processor Family
This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.
Fairly Big Screen Size
The Elitebook 1040 G1 has one of the bigger screen sizes (14 inches) amongst ultrabooks of this age. The screen sizes of ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago range from 11" to 16".
L3 Processor Cache
This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs of this type and age.
802.11g WiFi Standard
This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of this age and spec.
Six Battery Cells
Most similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Elitebook 1040 G1 have between two and seven battery cells, including the Elitebook 1040 G1 which has six battery cells.
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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Across all the comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Elitebook 1040 G1 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 800MHz to 1,300MHz. The Elitebook 1040 G1 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.
Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
At only 1.6 gigahertz, the Elitebook 1040 G1 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Elitebook 1040 G1. The processor clock speeds of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1GHz to 2.9GHz.
Very Small Internal Memory
Across all the ultrabooks that have been around for a similar time to the Elitebook 1040 G1 the internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.8GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Elitebook 1040 G1 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Elitebook 1040 G1.
Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Fujitsu LifeBook U772 (8GB) which also has a higher Rating.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago, the Elitebook 1040 G1 does not have a touch sensitive screen.
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Quite Small Battery Capacity
At only 42 watt-hours, the Elitebook 1040 G1 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the Elitebook 1040 G1. The smallest battery capacity of laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Elitebook 1040 G1 is 23Wh and the biggest is 70Wh.
Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Across all the ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the Elitebook 1040 G1 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 16GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the Elitebook 1040 G1 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Elitebook 1040 G1.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the HP Elitebook 1040 G1 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Elitebook 1040 G1. The average maximum turbo frequency of laptops of this age and spec is 2.9GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.6GHz.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when HP released the Elitebook 1040 G1.
At 1.5 kilograms, the Elitebook 1040 G1 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 180 gigabytes, the Elitebook 1040 G1 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.
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Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
MicroSD (TransFlash), SD
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DTS Studio Sound
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium, Lithium Polymer (LiPo), Polymer
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Adapter Power
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Quick Start Guide
0 - 4570
0 - 3050
Storage Relative Humidity Range
10 - 90
Operating Relative Humidity Range
20 - 85
Storage Temperature Range
-15 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video