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HP EliteBook Folio 1040
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HP EliteBook Folio 1040 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Dec 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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5 Reasons For

HP Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

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

SSD Storage Media

The EliteBook Folio 1040 has an SSD storage media which is better than most comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it have an HDD storage media. 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 laptops that are a comparable age to the EliteBook Folio 1040.

The worst storage medium amongst similar types of portable PC is HDD.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

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

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Has a Front Camera

The EliteBook Folio 1040 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also have a front camera.

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Light

At only 1.5 kilograms, the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 is quite light compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The lightest comparable spec notebook PC that came out more than two years ago is 240g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 16GB. The EliteBook Folio 1040 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook Folio 1040.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040 is 1GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 500GB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 has one of the smaller total storage capacitys amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most laptops that came out around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040 do not have a full-size keyboard. The EliteBook Folio 1040 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

At only 1.7 gigahertz, the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040. Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040 the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook Folio 1040 the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 5Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 49Wh. At only 42 watt-hours, the EliteBook Folio 1040 has a fairly small battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The EliteBook Folio 1040 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of laptops of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook Folio 1040 is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the EliteBook Folio 1040 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The EliteBook Folio 1040 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

The EliteBook Folio 1040 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most portable PCs of this spec and age. This portable PC has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards, whereas most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it have an 802.11n wi-Fi standards. Across all notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n and the worst is IEEE 802.11a.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently 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 Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 14 inches, the EliteBook Folio 1040 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook Folio 1040.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire VN7[plb_2799483_price] (15.6") which is also higher rated.

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Expert Reviews

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6 January 2016

The HP EliteBook 1040 G3 is a well-built business-class device. If it's capable of performing at the same level as laptops with a similar processor, it will be worthy of your consideration...

Super thin
Lightweight
Core 7
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5 January 2016

The HP EliteBook 1040 G3 is a well-built business-class device. If it's capable of performing at the same level as laptops with a similar processor, it will be worthy of your consideration...

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...

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...

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