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...
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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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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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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.
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.
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.
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
SD, MicroSD (TransFlash)
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
1920 x 1080
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
11, 11.2, 11.2/12
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL 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
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1
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 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
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel FDI Technology
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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