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HP EliteBook Folio 1040
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HP EliteBook Folio 1040 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB Jun 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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11 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP is one of the superior portable PC manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and HP also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The EliteBook Folio 1040 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 type and age. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

At 12 hours, the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. Across all the portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h.

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SSD Storage Medium

The EliteBook Folio 1040 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as 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.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook Folio 1040.

The worst storage medium across comparable types of portable PC is HDD.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook Folio 1040, the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 has a front camera.

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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 that have been around for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Six Battery Cells

The EliteBook Folio 1040 is a six battery cell count laptop.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the EliteBook Folio 1040 is fairly light compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook Folio 1040. The lightest medium processor core notebook PC that has been available for more than two years is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook Folio 1040 is 370MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. When compared to other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040, the EliteBook Folio 1040's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook Folio 1040 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook Folio 1040.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Notebook PCs of this type and age have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB. The EliteBook Folio 1040 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 180 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If this HP laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP 8440p (250GB) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook Folio 1040 have a full-size keyboard, however the EliteBook Folio 1040 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the EliteBook Folio 1040 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040. The smallest internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook Folio 1040 is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook Folio 1040 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The EliteBook Folio 1040 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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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 of this age and type.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook Folio 1040

Released Over Two Years Ago

This laptop was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the EliteBook Folio 1040 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the EliteBook Folio 1040.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa (2.1GHz).

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Average Screen Size

The EliteBook Folio 1040 has a pretty typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040.

If this HP notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Asus P550CA (£459.93) (15.6").

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete 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 Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
DisplayPort
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
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 Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
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)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

24 September 2015

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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

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers j8u35utaba, hp p243647, j8u37utaba, hp p243647p
Barcodes 00888793497630, 00888793498576, 00939792962381, 08887934976302, 08887934985762

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