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HP Elitebook 1040 G2

HP Elitebook 1040 G2 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Jul 2015
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Beauty runs deep on HP's thinnest enterprise-class 14-inch diagonal Ultrabook packed with impressive performance, security, and manageability features to help bring out your finest work. Windows... More
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13 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This notebook PC has an average expert rating of 78% based on seven expert reviews from sites including Laptopmag.com, notebookcheck.net, notebookcheck.biz and notebookcheck.it.

Good Size

One HP Elitebook 1040 G2 owner considered that this laptop was a good body shape. Expert website Laptopmag.com wrote in their review of this laptop “A spacious solid-state drive inside an attractive aluminum body” although they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

One HP Elitebook 1040 G2 reviewer who reviewed it mentioned that it was lightweight. Laptopmag.com wrote “Plus, this lightweight”.

One HP Elitebook 1040 G2 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was thin. In December last year Notebookcheck.net said “Presents a thorughout well-designed, very slim and swift business ultrabook with an IPS touchscreen” in their HP Elitebook 1040 G2 review.

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HP Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

On average HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings as do all portable PCs produced by HP.

Reasonably Priced

One HP Elitebook 1040 G2 owner who purchased the product reckoned that it was good value for money. Expert website Notebookcheck.net said “Boldly priced”.

Good Technical Features

One HP Elitebook 1040 G2 owner who purchased the product thought it had good features. Expert website Notebookcheck.net wrote “Swift business ultrabook with an IPS touchscreen and extensive security features”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Elitebook 1040 G2 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Elitebook 1040 G2 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Elitebook 1040 G2 has a better storage medium than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age 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 notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all laptops of a similar age and type to the Elitebook 1040 G2.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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Has a Front Camera

The Elitebook 1040 G2 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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Six Battery Cells

The HP Elitebook 1040 G2 is a six battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Elitebook 1040 G2 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Light

The lightest notebook PC of a comparable spec and age to the Elitebook 1040 G2 is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the HP Elitebook 1040 G2 is one of the lighter notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Elitebook 1040 G2 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Elitebook 1040 G2 have a full-size keyboard, however the HP Elitebook 1040 G2 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and type that we have checked, the total storage capacity of the HP Elitebook 1040 G2 of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Elitebook 1040 G2 the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB.

Alternative 128GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider include the Fujitsu LifeBook E754[plb_2812018_price] which has better reviews.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo L540[plb_2993337_price] (192GB) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP Elitebook 1040 G2 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Elitebook 1040 G2 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.7 gigahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Elitebook 1040 G2 is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP Elitebook 1040 G2

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when HP released the Elitebook 1040 G2.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the HP Elitebook 1040 G2 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Elitebook 1040 G2.

If this laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2979416_price] (2.3GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the HP Elitebook 1040 G2 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for more than a year.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP Pavilion 14-ab166us[plb_3010778_price] (6GB).

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Average Screen Size

The HP Elitebook 1040 G2 has a fairly standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than a year ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 14" laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2979416_price].

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Lenovo Z510[plb_2979742_price] (15.6").

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Specification

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Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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PCI Express Lane (max)
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PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
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
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board 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
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 Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
Bluetooth Version
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
DVI Port
DisplayPort
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi 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 Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
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AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp l8e66, hp l8e66u, hp l8e66ut
Barcodes 00889894174277, 00889894320148

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