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HP Elitebook 1040 G2

HP Elitebook 1040 G2 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Jul 2015
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The newest edition of HP's highly compact business Ultrabook comes in a high quality aluminum shell. The fullHD IPS panel gives a brilliant appearance. The flat build and low weight makes this... More
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10 Reasons For

HP Has Good Laptop Reviews

HP medium processor core laptops have good reviews on average and across all laptops HP is one of the better rated brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Elitebook 1040 G2.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP Elitebook 1040 G2 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this age and type. This HP laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Portable PCs that have been around for more than a year processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Elitebook 1040 G2 has a better storage medium than most similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most medium processor core laptops that were released 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.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium across all laptops of a similar age and spec to the Elitebook 1040 G2.

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

Other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper notebook PCs such as the Tecra Z50, or the Tecra Z50 both from Toshiba or the HP EliteBook 850.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (SSD).

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Has a Front Camera

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

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the ZBook 15u G2, or the EliteBook 820 both from HP.

It is worth also looking at other notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the Lenovo X1 Carbon.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Six Battery Cells

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

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Light

The HP Elitebook 1040 G2 is fairly light (only 1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Elitebook 1040 G2. The average weight of notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Elitebook 1040 G2 is 2kg, and the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T450 (1.6kg and cheaper), or the Toshiba Tecra Z40 (1.5kg and cheaper).

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Elitebook 1040 G2 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Elitebook 1040 G2 which have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the ZBook 15u G2, or the 15 ($2,073.19) both from HP or the Toshiba Tecra Z40.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Elitebook 1040 G2 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Elitebook 1040 G2 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at including the Lenovo X1 Carbon; or the Samsung ATIV Book 9.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this type and age is 13GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the HP Elitebook 1040 G2 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the Elitebook 1040 G2.

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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 medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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6 Other reasons to consider the HP Elitebook 1040 G2

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.2 gigahertz, the Elitebook 1040 G2 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

There are a number of other 2.2GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including the Lenovo ThinkPad T450 which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the X1 Carbon (2.4GHz and cheaper), or the X1 Carbon (2.6GHz and cheaper) both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Z30 (2.6GHz and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Elitebook 1040 G2 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Elitebook 1040 G2.

We compared this laptop to all the other 8GB internal memory portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Screen Size

The Elitebook 1040 G2 has a fairly average screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 14" portable PCs currently available including the Lenovo ThinkPad T450 which is cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the HP Elitebook 1040 G2 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

There are a number of other 256GB total storage capacity laptops currently available which you might also want to consider including a cheaper portable PC such as the Toshiba Tecra Z50 or you might consider a better rated portable PC such as the Samsung ATIV Book 9.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Specification

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Audio System
Camera
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Intel Visual Technology
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp 64b, hp 5300, hp 5200, hp 64bi, hp n6q09, hp 5300u, hp 5200u, hp 64bit, hp i55200, hp n6q09e, hp p232374, hp n6q09ea, hp p221061, hp p234878, hp i55200u, hp p234878p, hp p232374p, hp ssdn6q09, hp p221061p, hp ssdn6q09e, hp ssdn6q09ea, hp ssdn6q09eaa, hp ssdn6q09eaab, hp ssdn6q09eaabu
Barcodes 00889296301912, 00889894174291, 00889894200396, 00889894200419, 00889894450890
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