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HP Elitebook 1040 G1 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB May 2014
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This elegantly designed HP EliteBook is our thinnest business Ultrabook yet. The HP Elitebook Folio 1040 is packed with enterprise-class features like docking capability and premier security to... More
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HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1 Review
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11 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

HP has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Elitebook 1040 G1.

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Elitebook 1040 G1 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. The Elitebook 1040 G1 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Elitebook 1040 G1 has a better storage medium than most comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most laptops of a similar age and type to it have an HDD storage medium. 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.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Elitebook 1040 G1.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of laptop.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Elitebook 1040 G1 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Elitebook 1040 G1 also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Six Battery Cells

Most laptops of this spec and age have between one and eight battery cells, including the Elitebook 1040 G1 which has six battery cells.

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Light

The average weight of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 2.2kg. With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the Elitebook 1040 G1 is quite light compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Elitebook 1040 G1.

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13 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of laptops that have been on the market for more than two years range from 200MHz to 650MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Elitebook 1040 G1 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the HP Elitebook 1040 G1 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Elitebook 1040 G1. Across all the portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB. The HP Elitebook 1040 G1 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Elitebook 1040 G1 is 520GB, and the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB. At only 128 gigabytes, the Elitebook 1040 G1 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Elitebook 1040 G1.

If this HP laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2649039_price] (180GB).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Elitebook 1040 G1 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Elitebook 1040 G1 do have a full-size keyboard.

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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 laptops of this age and type. The average processor clock speed of laptops of this type and age is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 6 gigabytes, the HP Elitebook 1040 G1 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Elitebook 1040 G1. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Elitebook 1040 G1 is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Elitebook 1040 G1 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Elitebook 1040 G1 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of this type and age is 3GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. The Elitebook 1040 G1 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Elitebook 1040 G1 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and type have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP Elitebook 1040 G1

Released Over Two Years Ago

HP released the Elitebook 1040 G1 over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Elitebook 1040 G1 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Elitebook 1040 G1.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 15 5000[plb_2528163_price] (15.6").

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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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
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
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery 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 Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Depth
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Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
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Technical Details
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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp 64b, hp 4210, hp 64bi, hp 4210u, hp 64bit, hp p222441, hp p222441p

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