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

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HP EliteBook Folio 1040 Review
HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1 Review
HP Elitebook Folio 1040 Ultrabook - PCM Review
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20 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

Amongst comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years, this portable PC is one of the most awarded by notebook PC experts.

This notebook PC received a "Recommended" from both Pcauthority.com.au and Pclab.pl, both of which said that this medium processor cores notebook PC was good.

This HP portable PC received a "Silver" from Techzine.nl who concluded that this portable PC was great.

The expert at one other expert review site concluded that this notebook PC was good. This HP laptop received a "Test Winner" award from Winmagpro.nl.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on thirty-five expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, infoworld.com, computershopper.com and Laptopmag.com this portable PC has an overall expert rating of 80%.

Nice Design

Several HP EliteBook Folio 1040 reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good looking. Three years ago expert website Computershopper.com rated this laptop 4 stars and mentioned “Robust security tools, all wrapped in a sexy and durable aluminum frame”. Expert review site Itproportal.com scored the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 in the same month “It is a thin, good looking machine which is metal-clad for durability”. Four years ago expert website Techradar.com/au/ mentioned in their review “The EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 is one gorgeous workhorse, with its magnesium enclosure super slim profile”.

Several customers who reviewed the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 concluded that it was a good design. Expert website Zdnet.com wrote three years ago “HP has managed to design the robust EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 with a maximum thickness of 1.59cm” in their review.

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Good Size

A number of HP EliteBook Folio 1040 owners said in their reviews that the product was thin. Expert review site Pcmag.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this laptop “Trades physical connectivity for a slim and portable chassis”. Pcworld.in wrote three years ago “It's supremely thin; it has a great keyboard”. Expert website Laptopmag.com mentioned “Long battery life in a slim and light design.” in their review.

A number of customers considered that this laptop was lightweight. Expert review site Laptopmag.com mentioned “Plus, this lightweight”. Three years ago expert review site Notebookcheck.net said “Our HP EliteBook 1040 G1 (H5F62ET) review sample - a lightweight 1.5 kg, 14 incher with a (non-touch) screen resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels - is no exception here” and scored the product 4 stars.

One person considered that the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 was a good body shape. Laptopmag.com said “A spacious solid-state drive inside an attractive aluminum body” but even so they rated the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 3 stars.

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Robust

Ten HP EliteBook Folio 1040 owners who bought the product concluded that it was well made. Notebookcheck.net said three years ago “We were presented with a well-built ultrabook from the uppermos” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Expert website Techradar.com wrote “It features a solid” in their review of the HP EliteBook Folio 1040. Techradar.com also said “The HP EliteBook 1040 G3 is a well-built business-class device”.

A number of HP EliteBook Folio 1040 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was strong and durable. Expert website Crn.com said “The EliteBook Folio 1040, is as handsome as it is durable, thanks to Intel's Ultrabook spec” in their review.

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Good Technical Features

A few people considered that it had good features. Expert website Pcworld.in mentioned “It has very good security features that don't require you to pay for features of interest” in their HP EliteBook Folio 1040 review. Expert website Notebookcheck.net mentioned in their review of this laptop “It features a faster CPU (a 1.7 GHz Intel Core i7-4650U ) with better integrated graphics ( Intel HD Graphics 5000”. Notebookcheck.net also mentioned “Swift business ultrabook with an IPS touchscreen and extensive security features”.

HP Has Good Portable PC Reviews

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

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Good Connectivity

One person wrote that it was good in terms of connectivity. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 on expert website PC Mag “The rugged HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 ultrabook is equipped with a touch screen and trades physical connectivity for a slim”.

One HP EliteBook Folio 1040 owner who reviewed the product thought it was ethernet compatible. Three years ago expert review site Pcmag.com said “Eliminates bulky features, like dual pointing sticks and built-in Ethernet”.

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Easy to Use

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to assemble. Expert website Gearlive.com wrote three years ago “HP decided that it was time to build a business notebook that sports the best features of the top consumer laptops”.

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Expert review site Zdnet.com wrote in their HP EliteBook Folio 1040 review “The high-resolution 14-inch screen is a pleasure to use”.

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Good Battery Life

One HP EliteBook Folio 1040 owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good battery life. Expert review site Laptopmag.com wrote in their review of this laptop three years ago “The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 boasts fast performance, strong security and long battery life in a slim”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of laptops that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040 range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 2.7GB. When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook Folio 1040, the EliteBook Folio 1040's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Reasonably Priced

Some customers wrote in their reviews that the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 was good value for money. Notebookcheck.net mentioned three years ago “A premium piece of hardware with a suitably premium price tag (again, $1,979 at the time of this writing)” in their review. Notebookcheck.net also wrote “Boldly priced”.

SSD Storage Media

The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 has a better storage medium than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most portable PCs of this spec and age 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 laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

Across similar types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops that have an SSD storage media and we think because of it's better review score, the Latitude 14 7404[pl_2327337_price], and the Latitude 14 7404[pl_2327337_price] both from DELL is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the EliteBook Folio 1040 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the EliteBook Folio 1040. The average internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook Folio 1040 is 5.5GB, and the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB.

There are a number of other 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at including the DELL Inspiron 15R 5537[plb_2195633_price] which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook Folio 1040.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook Folio 1040.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Light

At only 1.5 kilograms, the EliteBook Folio 1040 is fairly light compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook Folio 1040. The lightest comparable spec notebook PC that has been available for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040 is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

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9 Reasons Against

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

The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (only 900 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook Folio 1040 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the EliteBook Folio 1040 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040. The total storage capacitys of laptops of this type and age range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 256GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the DELL Latitude 14 7404[plb_2327337_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 14 inches, the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook Folio 1040. The average display diagonal of laptops of this spec and age is 15", and the display diagonals range from 10" to 18".

It may also be worth considering one of the other 14" laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T420[plb_1562255_price], or the DELL Latitude 14 7404[plb_2327337_price].

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook Folio 1040, the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 does not have a touchscreen.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a touchscreen and we think the DELL Latitude 14 7404[plb_2327337_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Laptops of a similar age and type to the EliteBook Folio 1040 have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the EliteBook Folio 1040 has one of the smaller maximum internal memorys amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

At only 2.7 gigahertz, the EliteBook Folio 1040 has a quite slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook Folio 1040. Similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have processor boost frequencys of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz.

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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 commonly found recovery operating system on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook Folio 1040

Released Over Two Years Ago

HP released the EliteBook Folio 1040 over two years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.2 gigahertz, the EliteBook Folio 1040 has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

If this laptop processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP 8440p[plb_2912403_price] (2.4GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops of this type and age.

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Specification

Design
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Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
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® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

4 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(63)
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
No 4K option
Only 512GB storage
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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19% Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
A Bit Faster Processor Boost Frequency
Smaller Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
100MHz Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

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