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HP Elitebook 1040 G1
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HP Elitebook 1040 G1 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Apr 2014
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This elegantly designed HP EliteBook is our thinnest business Ultrabook yet.1 The HP Elitebook Folio 1040 is packed with enterprise-class features like docking capability and premier security to... More
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16 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

On average HP ultrabooks have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all portable PCs built by HP.

Very Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Elitebook 1040 G1 have on-board graphics adapter memory capacity of between 0.12GB and 1.7GB, and the average on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.3GB. When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Elitebook 1040 G1 that we have assessed the on-board graphics adapter memory of, the HP Elitebook 1040 G1's on-board graphics adapter memory of 1.7 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Elitebook 1040 G1 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all laptops of a similar age and type to the Elitebook 1040 G1.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP Elitebook 1040 G1 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Elitebook 1040 G1 do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP Elitebook 1040 G1 has a front camera. Most of the other ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago also have a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP Elitebook 1040 G1 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of this spec and age. Most portable PCs of this age and type support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of this spec 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.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_2111443_price] (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many ultrabooks that came out around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years.

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Six Battery Cells

The HP Elitebook 1040 G1 is a six battery cell count laptop.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The Elitebook 1040 G1 has a fairly big battery capacity (60 watt-hours) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago. The average battery capacity of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 46Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 72Wh.

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Very Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average on-board graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Elitebook 1040 G1 is 1.2GB, and the on-board graphics adapter memory range from 120MB to 1.7GB. The Elitebook 1040 G1 has a very big on-board graphics adapter memory (1,700 megabyte) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the Elitebook 1040 G1.

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Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

The Elitebook 1040 G1 has a better recovery operating system than most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it. This laptop has a Windows 8 recovery operating system, whereas most portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have a Windows 7 Professional recovery operating system. The best recovery operating system of all comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years is Windows 8.1 and the worst is Windows 10 Home.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Elitebook 1040 G1 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the Elitebook 1040 G1 range from 800MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Elitebook 1040 G1 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 180 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Elitebook 1040 G1. The average total storage capacity of portable PCs of this type and age is 360GB.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Asus UX301LA[plb_3353474_price] (256GB).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 2.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.8GHz. At only 1.6 gigahertz, the Elitebook 1040 G1 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Elitebook 1040 G1.

If this HP laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3120631_price] (1.8GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of ultrabooks that have been available for a comparable time to the Elitebook 1040 G1 is 5.9GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Elitebook 1040 G1 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook U772[plb_2549114_price] (8GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Elitebook 1040 G1, the HP Elitebook 1040 G1 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Elitebook 1040 G1 is 2.9GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.6GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the Elitebook 1040 G1 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Elitebook 1040 G1.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Elitebook 1040 G1 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 3 megabytes) amongst ultrabooks of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Elitebook 1040 G1 the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.3MB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Elitebook 1040 G1

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this ultrabook was released.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Elitebook 1040 G1 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Elitebook 1040 G1.

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Average Weight

At 1.5 kilograms, the Elitebook 1040 G1 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Lenovo X240[plb_2109846_price] (1.5kg).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
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
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
3G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
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)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

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16 February 2015

This unit has USB3 ports although you would only know it by speed of transfer as they do not have the blue middle bar that normally denotes these ports.The screen is 14inches and has a 720P webcam... Read more…

20 January 2015

There are budget laptops that pretend to look expensive. You find them everywhere. And then there are expensive laptops that not only look the business but act it as well. The HP EliteBook Folio... Read more…

24 December 2014

Armed with Intel's new Core M processor the HP EliteBook Folio 1020 is one of the thinnest and lightest premium business notebooks on the market. Offering a number of business friendly features... Read more…

25 November 2014

The EliteBook 1040 G1 is smartly designed, well constructed, with a premium look and feel. This slim business ultrabook ticks all the right boxes in terms of aesthetics and build. It is not the... Read more…

19 November 2014

T his is the second high-end business laptop I have tried this year. Like the Lenovo X1 Carbon, the HP EliteBook Folio has more in common with ultrabooks than typical business laptops. That is to... Read more…

25 August 2014

Building a work-centric notebook used to be straightforward; now, though, users expect the style of their consumer brethren, as well as something that won't weigh down the average briefcase or...

22 August 2014

Its a brilliant ultrabook from HP worth investing in. It mixes size, weight, build in the right proportion...

The rugged HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 ultrabook is equipped with a touch screen and trades physical connectivity for a slim and portable chassis. It's a good choice for a business that needs to...

25 July 2014

The rugged HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 ultrabook is equipped with a touch screen and trades physical connectivity for a slim and portable chassis. It's a good choice for a business that needs to...

22 July 2014

HP's EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 looks every inch a business executive's ultrabook, while its MIL-STD 810G rating means it should stand up to the rigours of life on the road. The high-resolution...

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers f1p42ear, h5f63etr, h5f63ear, f1p52ear, f1p41eaaby, h5f63eaaby, h5f62eaaby, h5f62etabd, f1p42eaaby, hp p243647, h5f62eaacb, hp p243647p
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2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14"
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 14"
£ 1,417.20
50% Bigger Internal Memory
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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14"
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 14"
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2W Higher Speaker Power
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