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HP Elitebook 1040 G1
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HP Elitebook 1040 G1 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB Dec 2013
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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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8 Reasons For

HP Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all HP portable PCs and also specifically for HP medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases HP had good reviews.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Elitebook 1040 G1 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This HP notebook 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 amongst all laptops of this type and age.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Elitebook 1040 G1 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time 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 actually the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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 not good enough for you then you might 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 laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Elitebook 1040 G1 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Elitebook 1040 G1 also have a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Light

At only 1.5 kilograms, the Elitebook 1040 G1 is quite light compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The average weight of similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 2.2kg.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the HP Elitebook 1040 G1 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of a similar type and age to the Elitebook 1040 G1 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the HP Elitebook 1040 G1 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Elitebook 1040 G1 that we have assessed the total storage capacity of, the Elitebook 1040 G1's total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the laptops of this age and type the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2649039_price] (180GB).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other laptops of this age and type have a full-size keyboard, however the Elitebook 1040 G1 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Elitebook 1040 G1 the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". The HP Elitebook 1040 G1 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 14 inches) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Elitebook 1040 G1 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Elitebook 1040 G1 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Elitebook 1040 G1 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Elitebook 1040 G1 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The HP Elitebook 1040 G1 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most laptops of a similar age and type to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Elitebook 1040 G1.

The best Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of notebook PC is 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Elitebook 1040 G1

Released Over Three Years Ago

This HP portable PC has been on the market for over three years.

Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Elitebook 1040 G1 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Elitebook 1040 G1.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Asus X75A[plb_2440533_price] (6GB).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.9 gigahertz, the Elitebook 1040 G1 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the DELL Latitude 14 5000[plb_2556531_price] (2GHz).

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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
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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
Memory Slot
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
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
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro 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 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
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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 Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp 64b, hp 4210, hp 64bi, hp 4210u, hp 64bit, hp p222441, hp p222441p
Barcodes 00887758699553, 00888182194553, 08877586995530

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150MHz Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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Eleven Less PCI Express Lanes (max)

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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14"
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