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HP Elitebook 1040 G2

HP Elitebook 1040 G2 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Jul 2015
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The newest edition of HP's highly compact business Ultrabook comes in a high quality aluminum shell. The fullHD IPS panel gives a brilliant appearance. The flat build and low weight makes this... More
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10 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 3,456 owner and expert reviews for HP notebook PCs and found that on average HP has good ratings. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The HP Elitebook 1040 G2 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Elitebook 1040 G2.

The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP Elitebook 1040 G2 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of this type and age is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP Elitebook 1040 G2 has a better storage medium than most portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most laptops that are a comparable 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 portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Elitebook 1040 G2.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

We compared all the other laptops that have an SSD storage media to this portable PC and we think the Tecra Z50[pl_2090365_price], and the Tecra Z50[pl_2090365_price] both from Toshiba or the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2413902_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude 14 5404[plb_2676650_price] (SSD).

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Has a Front Camera

The Elitebook 1040 G2 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Elitebook 1040 G2 also have a front camera.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this laptop and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the HP ZBook 15u G2[plb_2840959_price] is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a front camera including the HP Elitebook 1040 G2[plb_2951226_price], or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3081569_price].

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Six Battery Cells

The Elitebook 1040 G2 is a six battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Elitebook 1040 G2 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Light

The Elitebook 1040 G2 is quite light (only 1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Elitebook 1040 G2. The average weight of comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Elitebook 1040 G2 is 2kg.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2891832_price] (1.5kg and cheaper).

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7 Reasons Against

Expensive

Laptops of a comparable type and age range in price from £149 to £3,405. We think that this HP notebook PC looks expensive compared to other laptops of a comparable type and age.

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Elitebook 1040 G2 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Elitebook 1040 G2 which have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the HP ZBook 15u G2[plb_2840959_price], or the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2891832_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Elitebook 1040 G2 is 16GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. At only 256 gigabytes, the Elitebook 1040 G2 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Elitebook 1040 G2.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 256GB total storage capacity notebook PCs and we think cheaper laptops such as the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2090365_price], and the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2413902_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3081569_price] (512GB).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Elitebook 1040 G2, the HP Elitebook 1040 G2 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at including the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2413902_price] which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Elitebook 1040 G2 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz. The Elitebook 1040 G2 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.7 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP Elitebook 1040 G2

Released Over a Year Ago

HP released the Elitebook 1040 G2 over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The HP Elitebook 1040 G2 has a fairly average processor clock speed (2.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T450s[plb_3149778_price] (2.6GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Memory

The Elitebook 1040 G2 has a pretty typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Elitebook 1040 G2.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2413902_price].

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Average Screen Size

The Elitebook 1040 G2 has a fairly average screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 14" portable PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2891832_price].

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Specification

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Processor Thread
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Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
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Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal 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
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
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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
3G Standard
Bluetooth Version
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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
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
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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
Processor ARK ID
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Power
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Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
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Weight
Height
Height At Front
Depth
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(8)
8 June 2015

HP's EliteBook Folio 1040 G2 is a sleek and strong 14-inch business laptop that's lighter than the competition, but the touchpad falls flat...

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2. Test model provided by HP GermanyThe tested version of HP's EliteBook Folio 1040 G2 reaps in 3 points more in the total rating than the somewhat lower price of the G1...

Salée, l'addition. HP a (presque) réussi une mise-à-jour parfaite de son modèle haut-de-gamme. Le nouveau Folio est bien conçu, très fin et incorpore une dalle IPS tactile et un large... Read more…

24 September 2015

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2 to bardzo elegancki, wytworzony z wysokogatunkowych materia?ów, solidny ultrabook wyposa?ony w niez?? matryc?. Jego kolejnymi atutami s?:...

Bright, vibrant display
Thinner and lighter than competition
Useful fingerprint scanner
First rate build
Classy yet unobtrusive
Touchpad has no tactile feedback
Expensive, given its performance
Extremely expensive (starting price)
Touchpad will not appeal to everyone
No DPHDMI adapter

Precio atrevido. En realidad, HP lo ha hecho casi todo bien con la renovación de su modelo premium y presenta un veloz ultrabook business bien diseñado y delgado con una pantalla táctil IPS y... Read more…

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2. Testgerät zur Verfügung gestellt von HP Deutschland.Dank IPS-Touchscreen schafft das HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G2 in der getesteten Variante eine um 3 Punkte höhere...

3 July 2015

Questo notebook compatto e leggero vanta la certificazione militare per la resistenza a urti e il funzionamento in condizioni ambientali critiche, un aspetto che fa comodo a chi non è disposto a... Read more…

6 June 2015

Prezzo esagerato. In effetti, HP ha fatto quasi tutto bene nell'aggiornamento del suo modello premium e presenta un insieme ben progettato, un ultrabook business molto sottile e veloce con un... Read more…

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp 64b, hp 5300, hp 5200, hp 64bi, hp n6q09, hp 5300u, hp 5200u, hp 64bit, hp i55200, hp n6q09e, hp p232374, hp n6q09ea, hp p221061, hp p234878, hp i55200u, hp p234878p, hp p232374p, hp ssdn6q09, hp p221061p, hp ssdn6q09e, hp ssdn6q09ea, hp ssdn6q09eaa, hp ssdn6q09eaab, hp ssdn6q09eaabu
Barcodes 00889296301912, 00889894174291, 00889894200396, 00889894200419, 00889894450890

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2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14"
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244GB Bigger Total Storage Capacity
One More USB 3.0 Port
Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Smaller Internal Memory
Smaller Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Portégé Z30-A vs Elitebook 1040 G2

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Toshiba Portégé Z30-A
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
HP Elitebook 1040 G2
2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14"
£ £1,496.37
50% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
Three USB 3.0 Ports
One More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Lighter
4GB Smaller Internal Memory
Vastly Smaller Total Storage Capacity

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2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14"
£ 1,269.95 £1,496.37
Hugely Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
16GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
34% Newer PCI Express Slot Version
Eleven Less PCI Express Lanes (max)
Smaller Internal Memory
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