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HP Elitebook 1040 G1
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HP Elitebook 1040 G1 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB May 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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HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1 Review
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10 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We checked 3,995 user and expert reviews for HP laptops and found that on average HP has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that HP has good reviews specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memorys of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Elitebook 1040 G1 range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB. The Elitebook 1040 G1 has one of the bigger internal memorys (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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SSD Storage Media

The Elitebook 1040 G1 has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. 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.

An SSD storage media is actually the best storage medium across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Elitebook 1040 G1.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Elitebook 1040 G1, the Elitebook 1040 G1 has a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The Elitebook 1040 G1 is a six number of battery cells portable PC.

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Light

At only 1.5 kilograms, the Elitebook 1040 G1 is quite light compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Elitebook 1040 G1. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Elitebook 1040 G1 has a very slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Elitebook 1040 G1 is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Elitebook 1040 G1 is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 1,000 megahertz, the Elitebook 1040 G1 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Elitebook 1040 G1.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 128 gigabytes, the Elitebook 1040 G1 has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Elitebook 1040 G1. The smallest total storage capacity of laptops of this spec and age is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Elitebook 1040 G1 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Elitebook 1040 G1 the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. With a processor frequency of only 1.6 gigahertz, the Elitebook 1040 G1 has one of the slower processor frequencys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 6 gigabytes, the Elitebook 1040 G1 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Elitebook 1040 G1 have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Elitebook 1040 G1 do not have a touchscreen. The Elitebook 1040 G1 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

At only 2.6 gigahertz, the Elitebook 1040 G1 has a quite slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The processor boost frequencys of laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP Elitebook 1040 G1

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Display Diagonal

The Elitebook 1040 G1 has a fairly standard display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Specification

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Processor Threads
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Internal Memory
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Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
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Touchscreen
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LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Expert Reviews

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16 February 2015

This unit has USB3 ports although you would only know it by speed of transfer as they do not have the blue middle bar that normally denotes these ports.The screen is 14inches and has a 720P webcam... Read more…

20 January 2015

There are budget laptops that pretend to look expensive. You find them everywhere. And then there are expensive laptops that not only look the business but act it as well. The HP EliteBook Folio... Read more…

24 December 2014

Armed with Intel's new Core M processor the HP EliteBook Folio 1020 is one of the thinnest and lightest premium business notebooks on the market. Offering a number of business friendly features... Read more…

25 November 2014

The EliteBook 1040 G1 is smartly designed, well constructed, with a premium look and feel. This slim business ultrabook ticks all the right boxes in terms of aesthetics and build. It is not the... Read more…

19 November 2014

T his is the second high-end business laptop I have tried this year. Like the Lenovo X1 Carbon, the HP EliteBook Folio has more in common with ultrabooks than typical business laptops. That is to... Read more…

25 August 2014

Building a work-centric notebook used to be straightforward; now, though, users expect the style of their consumer brethren, as well as something that won't weigh down the average briefcase or...

22 August 2014

Its a brilliant ultrabook from HP worth investing in. It mixes size, weight, build in the right proportion...

The rugged HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 ultrabook is equipped with a touch screen and trades physical connectivity for a slim and portable chassis. It's a good choice for a business that needs to...

25 July 2014

The rugged HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 ultrabook is equipped with a touch screen and trades physical connectivity for a slim and portable chassis. It's a good choice for a business that needs to...

22 July 2014

HP's EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 looks every inch a business executive's ultrabook, while its MIL-STD 810G rating means it should stand up to the rigours of life on the road. The high-resolution...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers hp 64b, hp 4210, hp 64bi, hp 4210u, hp 64bit, hp p222441, hp p222441p

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