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HP EliteBook Folio 1040
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HP EliteBook Folio 1040 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB Jun 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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HP EliteBook Folio 1040 Review
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14 Reasons For

HP Laptops Have Good Reviews

Medium processor core laptops produced by HP have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor core laptops) and found that HP also has good reviews across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all laptops of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook Folio 1040.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The average battery life of medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the EliteBook Folio 1040 is 20h, and the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 4,400h. At 12 hours, the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the EliteBook Folio 1040.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops that are a similar age to it. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook Folio 1040.

Amongst comparable types of laptop 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 similar spec laptops that are a comparable 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.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the EliteBook Folio 1040, the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The EliteBook Folio 1040 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook Folio 1040 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook Folio 1040 which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Six Battery Cells

The EliteBook Folio 1040 is a six battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040 have between one and eight battery cells.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 is one of the lighter portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook Folio 1040 amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the laptops of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook Folio 1040 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook Folio 1040.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the laptops of this type and age the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 16 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have a full-size keyboard, however the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very 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 notebook PCs of this age and type. The total storage capacity of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040 range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the EliteBook Folio 1040 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The smallest internal memory of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the EliteBook Folio 1040 is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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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 Clock Speed

The EliteBook Folio 1040 has a pretty average processor clock speed (2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook Folio 1040.

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Specification

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Expert Reviews

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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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