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HP Elitebook 1040 G2 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Jun 2015
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HP Laptops Have Good Reviews

Based on 3,456 user and expert reviews, HP has good reviews for its portable PCs. HP also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs of this age and type is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. The Elitebook 1040 G2 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that were released one year ago.

There are a number of other 2.6GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP ZBook 15u G2[plb_2840959_price], or the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2891832_price].

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Elitebook 1040 G2 the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Elitebook 1040 G2 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as 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 actually the best storage medium amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Elitebook 1040 G2.

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

We compared all the other notebook PCs 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 the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 14 5404[plb_2676650_price] (SSD).

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Elitebook 1040 G2 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than most laptops of a similar age and type to it. Most laptops that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Elitebook 1040 G2 the processor family ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP Elitebook 1040 G2 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Elitebook 1040 G2 also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the ZBook 15u G2[pl_2840959_price], and the ZBook 15[pl_2740378_price] both from HP or the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2891832_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The Elitebook 1040 G2 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the Elitebook 1040 G2[pl_2978297_price], and the ZBook 15u G2[pl_2840959_price] both from HP which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3081569_price] is also worth considering.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.2 gigahertz, the Elitebook 1040 G2 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. The maximum turbo frequencies of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Elitebook 1040 G2 range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other laptops of this spec and age which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the HP Elitebook 1040 G2 has a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the X1 Carbon[pl_3081569_price], or the ThinkPad X1 Carbon[pl_2719748_price] both from Lenovo or the DELL Latitude 14 5404[plb_2676650_price] is also worth considering.

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Six Battery Cells

The Elitebook 1040 G2 is a six battery cell count portable PC.

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Very Big Cache Memory

Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Elitebook 1040 G2 have cache memories of between 1MB and 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3.1MB. With a cache memory of 4 megabytes, the Elitebook 1040 G2 has one of the bigger cache memories amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Elitebook 1040 G2 is 3.1MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB. The Elitebook 1040 G2 has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Light

The average weight of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Elitebook 1040 G2 is 2kg. With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the Elitebook 1040 G2 is fairly light compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Elitebook 1040 G2.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2891832_price] (1.5kg and cheaper).

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3 Reasons Against

Expensive

After checking the price of 306 comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago they range in price from £149 to £3,405. We think that this portable PC looks expensive compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Elitebook 1040 G2 that we have assessed, the HP Elitebook 1040 G2's maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Elitebook 1040 G2 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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4 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 Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Elitebook 1040 G2 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

There are a number of alternative 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2413902_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

The Elitebook 1040 G2 has a fairly typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Elitebook 1040 G2.

We compared this laptop to all the other 14" laptops and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2891832_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the HP Elitebook 1040 G2 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 256GB total storage capacity portable PCs and we think cheaper notebook PCs 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 look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3081569_price] (512GB).

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Specification

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USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
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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
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Intel Visual Technology
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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…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp w81, hp ddr3, hp w81p, hp ssd4, hp ddr3l, hp h9w04, hp ssd4g, hp h9w07, hp p0b84, hp h9w04e, hp h9w07e, hp ram256, hp p0b84u, hp i75600, hp p221308, hp i75600u, hp p226625, hp p243669, hp p232364, hp h9w04ea, hp h9w07ea, hp ram256g, hp p0b84ut, hp ssdh9w07, hp h9w04eaa, hp h9w07eaa, hp ram256gb, hp i75600u8, hp p0b84uta, hp h9w04ea1
Barcodes 00889296306016, 00889296306023, 00889296312772, 00889296312802, 00889894174253, 00889894200426, 00889894205377, 00889894309853, 05415247050599

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2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14"
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