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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Six Battery Cells
The HP Elitebook 1040 G2 is a six battery cell count portable PC.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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).
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.
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.
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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Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Height At Rear
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel Virtualization Technology
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Manufacturer Part Numbers
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