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

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Nov 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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12 Reasons For

HP Laptops Have Good Reviews

On average HP medium processor core laptops have good reviews as do all laptops manufactured by HP.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Four SATA III Connectors

The EliteBook Folio 1040 has more SATA III connectors than most of the medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook Folio 1040. Most of the medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook Folio 1040 only have between two and three SATA III connectors, however this portable PC has four SATA III connectors.

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Four SATA Connectors

The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 has more SATA connectors than most of the medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040. Most of the comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040 only have between two and three SATA connectors, however this HP notebook PC has four SATA connectors.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year. Most medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook Folio 1040 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the EliteBook Folio 1040 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of this type and age. Most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all laptops of this spec and age.

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

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The EliteBook Folio 1040 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it. Most medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The EliteBook Folio 1040 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Six Battery Cells

Most laptops of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook Folio 1040 have between two and eight battery cells, including the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 which has six battery cells.

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Very Light

Portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook Folio 1040 have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the EliteBook Folio 1040 is one of the lighter medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the EliteBook Folio 1040 amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Acer Aspire V3 (1.5kg).

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook Folio 1040. Similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 650MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the EliteBook Folio 1040, the maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of the EliteBook Folio 1040 of only 1.74 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the EliteBook Folio 1040 range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 10GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The EliteBook Folio 1040 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the EliteBook Folio 1040 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040 that we have checked the total storage capacity of, the EliteBook Folio 1040's total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040 is 16GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB.

If this HP portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 820 (180GB).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.7 gigahertz, the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook Folio 1040. The processor clock speeds of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook Folio 1040 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 ($999.99) (1.8GHz).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The EliteBook Folio 1040 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The EliteBook Folio 1040 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. Portable PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040 WiFi standards range from IEEE 802.11a (worst) to 802.11n (best).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook Folio 1040

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 has a pretty typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040.

We compared all the other 14" laptops to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the HP EliteBook 840 is also worth considering.

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Specification

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Optical Drive
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Audio
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Audio System
Camera
Networking
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Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
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DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
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Intel VPro Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
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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 00889296086215
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