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

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Sep 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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18 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

The reviewers at two expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this medium processor core notebook PC. This laptop received a "Recommended" award from both Pcauthority.com.au and Pclab.pl.

This notebook PC was given a "Silver" award by Techzine.nl who concluded that this portable PC was very good.

This notebook PC received a "Test Winner" award from Winmagpro.nl.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on thirty-five expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, infoworld.com, computershopper.com and Laptopmag.com the average expert rating of this portable PC is 80 out of 100. Experts are not sure about this HP notebook PC.

Nice Design

Some HP EliteBook Folio 1040 reviewers who reviewed the product thought it was good looking. Computershopper.com mentioned in their review of the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 “Robust security tools, all wrapped in a sexy and durable aluminum frame” and gave this laptop a score of 80 out of 100. Expert review site Itproportal.com rated the product 4 stars and mentioned in their HP EliteBook Folio 1040 review “It is a thin, good looking machine which is metal-clad for durability”. Techradar.com/au/ wrote in their review of this laptop “The EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 is one gorgeous workhorse, with its magnesium enclosure super slim profile” .

Some HP EliteBook Folio 1040 reviewers who purchased the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 said that it was a good design. Expert website Zdnet.com said in their review of this laptop “HP has managed to design the robust EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 with a maximum thickness of 1.59cm”.

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Good Size

Several HP EliteBook Folio 1040 reviewers who purchased this laptop mentioned that it was thin. Expert website Pcmag.com wrote in their review of this laptop two years ago “Trades physical connectivity for a slim and portable chassis” . Pcworld.in mentioned in the same month “It's supremely thin; it has a great keyboard” in their review. Expert website Laptopmag.com mentioned in their review of the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 “Long battery life in a slim and light design.”.

A few HP EliteBook Folio 1040 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was lightweight. Expert website Laptopmag.com mentioned “Plus, this lightweight” . Expert website Notebookcheck.net wrote in their review “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”.

One person who reviewed the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 said that it was a good body shape. Laptopmag.com said “A spacious solid-state drive inside an attractive aluminum body”.

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Robust

Eight people who reviewed the product considered that it was well made. Notebookcheck.net gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote “We were presented with a well-built ultrabook from the uppermos”. Expert review site Pcauthority.com.au wrote “Integrated Smart Card reader give it solid protection against the rigour” in their review of this laptop. Two years ago expert website Goodgearguide.com.au wrote “It's well built, performs swiftly for the most part.” in their HP EliteBook Folio 1040 review.

Some HP EliteBook Folio 1040 reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it was strong and durable. Crn.com said “The EliteBook Folio 1040, is as handsome as it is durable, thanks to Intel's Ultrabook spec”.

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Good Technical Features

A number of people who bought it reckoned that it had good features. Expert review site Pcworld.in said in their HP EliteBook Folio 1040 review “It has very good security features that don't require you to pay for features of interest”. Notebookcheck.net mentioned in their review “It features a faster CPU (a 1.7 GHz Intel Core i7-4650U ) with better integrated graphics ( Intel HD Graphics 5000” and scored the product 4 stars. Notebookcheck.net also wrote “Swift business ultrabook with an IPS touchscreen and extensive security features”.

Good Brand

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

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Good Connectivity

One customer who purchased the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote “The rugged HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 ultrabook is equipped with a touch screen and trades physical connectivity for a slim” in their review of this laptop.

One HP EliteBook Folio 1040 owner who purchased the product reckoned that it was ethernet compatible. Pcmag.com gave the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 a score of 4 stars and said in their review of the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 “Eliminates bulky features, like dual pointing sticks and built-in Ethernet”.

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Easy to Use

One person who bought it considered that it was easy to assemble. Expert website Gearlive.com mentioned “HP decided that it was time to build a business notebook that sports the best features of the top consumer laptops” in their review of the HP EliteBook Folio 1040.

One customer thought it was easy to use. Two years ago expert review site Zdnet.com mentioned in their review of the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 “The high-resolution 14-inch screen is a pleasure to use”.

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Good Battery Life

One HP EliteBook Folio 1040 owner wrote that the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 had a good battery life. Two years ago Laptopmag.com wrote “The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 boasts fast performance, strong security and long battery life in a slim” in their review of the HP EliteBook Folio 1040.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 has a quite long battery life (12 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook Folio 1040. The shortest battery life of laptops of this type and age is 2.5h and the longest is 4,400h.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The EliteBook Folio 1040 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of a similar type and age to the EliteBook Folio 1040.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The EliteBook Folio 1040 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. 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 in fact the best storage medium amongst all comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook Folio 1040.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

Alternative laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might want to look at include the XPS 13, or the XPS 13 both from DELL which is cheaper.

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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 portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The EliteBook Folio 1040 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040 also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the DELL Inspiron 17R, or the Lenovo X220 ($2,453.32) which has better reviews; or the DELL XPS 13 which is cheaper.

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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 age and type to it.

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Light

The average weight of laptops of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook Folio 1040 is 2.2kg. At only 1.5 kilograms, the EliteBook Folio 1040 is quite light compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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9 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The EliteBook Folio 1040 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the EliteBook Folio 1040 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040 the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13 (512GB and cheaper) or the DELL Inspiron 17R (1TB and higher rated).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook Folio 1040.

It is worth considering other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL XPS 13 or the DELL Inspiron 17R.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL XPS 13; or the Lenovo X220 ($2,453.32).

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The EliteBook Folio 1040 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. This portable PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook Folio 1040.

The best Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of laptop is 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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4 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 Internal Memory

The EliteBook Folio 1040 has a pretty standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

Other 4GB internal memory laptops currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Lenovo X220 ($2,453.32).

If this laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17R (16GB and higher rated) or the DELL XPS 13 (8GB and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

The EliteBook Folio 1040 has a relatively typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17R (17.3" and higher rated).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the EliteBook Folio 1040.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17R (1.8GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Expert Reviews

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...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers l8d61u, l8d61ut, hp p222441, hp p222441p
Barcodes 00888793525579, 00888793860519, 00888793959916, 00888793959947, 08887935255796
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