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HP Elitebook 1040 G1 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 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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12 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

HP has good average reviews for its ultrabooks as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other brands.

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Elitebook 1040 G1, the Elitebook 1040 G1 has a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP EliteBook Folio 9470m.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago the processor clock speeds range from 1.8GHz to 2.1GHz. The processor clock speed of the Elitebook 1040 G1 of 2.1 gigahertz is one of the fastest amongst portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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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 most similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Elitebook 1040 G1 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 2,133MHz (best).

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Very Big Internal Memory

The Elitebook 1040 G1 has a very big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Elitebook 1040 G1. Notebook PCs that were released one year ago have internal memory of between 4GB and 8GB, and the average internal memory is 6GB.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. 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.

There are a number of other laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might want to look at including the Chromebook 11 2955u (£399.00), or the Chromebook 11 2955u (£399.00) both from DELL which has better reviews.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Elitebook 1040 G1 is 3GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 2.7GHz to 3.3GHz. The HP Elitebook 1040 G1 has a very fast maximum turbo frequency (3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Elitebook 1040 G1.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Elitebook 1040 G1 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. This laptop has an 802.11n WiFi standard, whereas most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it have an 802.11a WiFi standard. This HP laptop also have an 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standard.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is actually the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Elitebook 1040 G1.

The worst Wi-Fi standard amongst comparable types of portable PC is 802.11ad.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Six Battery Cells

The Elitebook 1040 G1 has more battery cells than most of the notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Most of the comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Elitebook 1040 G1 only have between four and five battery cells, however this notebook PC has six battery cells.

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Very Big Processor Cache

When compared to other similar spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago that we have checked, the HP Elitebook 1040 G1's processor cache of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest processor cache of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Elitebook 1040 G1 is 3MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3.5MB.

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2 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP Elitebook 1040 G1 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Elitebook 1040 G1 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP Elitebook 1040 G1

Released Over a Year Ago

HP released the Elitebook 1040 G1 over a year ago.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Elitebook 1040 G1 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Average Screen Size

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

We compared all the other 14" portable PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the HP EliteBook Folio 9470m is also worth considering.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the Elitebook 1040 G1 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available 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 portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Elitebook 1040 G1.

Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP EliteBook Folio 9470m (1.6kg) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
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Video
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Audio
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Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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DisplayPort
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USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
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Spill Resistant Keyboard
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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 HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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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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