Beauty runs deep on HP's thinnest enterprise-class 14-inch diagonal Ultrabook packed with impressive performance, security, and manageability features to help bring out your finest work. Windows...
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One HP Elitebook 1040 G2 owner considered that this laptop was a good body shape. Expert website Laptopmag.com wrote in their review of this laptop “A spacious solid-state drive inside an attractive aluminum body” although they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100.
One HP Elitebook 1040 G2 reviewer who reviewed it mentioned that it was lightweight. Laptopmag.com wrote “Plus, this lightweight”.
One HP Elitebook 1040 G2 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was thin. In December last year Notebookcheck.net said “Presents a thorughout well-designed, very slim and swift business ultrabook with an IPS touchscreen” in their HP Elitebook 1040 G2 review.
HP Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews
On average HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings as do all portable PCs produced by HP.
Good Technical Features
One HP Elitebook 1040 G2 owner who purchased the product thought it had good features. Expert website Notebookcheck.net wrote “Swift business ultrabook with an IPS touchscreen and extensive security features”.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Elitebook 1040 G2 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Elitebook 1040 G2 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.
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SSD Storage Medium
The Elitebook 1040 G2 has a better storage medium than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar 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 a similar age and type to the Elitebook 1040 G2.
An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC.
Has a Front Camera
The Elitebook 1040 G2 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also have a front camera.
L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of this spec and age.
Six Battery Cells
The HP Elitebook 1040 G2 is a six battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Elitebook 1040 G2 have between two and eight battery cells.
The lightest notebook PC of a comparable spec and age to the Elitebook 1040 G2 is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the HP Elitebook 1040 G2 is one of the lighter notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Elitebook 1040 G2 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.
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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Elitebook 1040 G2 have a full-size keyboard, however the HP Elitebook 1040 G2 does not have a full-size keyboard.
Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and type that we have checked, the total storage capacity of the HP Elitebook 1040 G2 of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Elitebook 1040 G2 the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB.
Alternative 128GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider include the Fujitsu LifeBook E754[plb_2812018_price] which has better reviews.
If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo L540[plb_2993337_price] (192GB) which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The HP Elitebook 1040 G2 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
The Elitebook 1040 G2 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.7 gigahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Elitebook 1040 G2 is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz.
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Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when HP released the Elitebook 1040 G2.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.2 gigahertz, the HP Elitebook 1040 G2 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Elitebook 1040 G2.
If this laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2979416_price] (2.3GHz) which also has a higher rating.
Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.
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Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the HP Elitebook 1040 G2 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for more than a year.
If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP Pavilion 14-ab166us[plb_3010778_price] (6GB).
Average Screen Size
The HP Elitebook 1040 G2 has a fairly standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than a year ago.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 14" laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2979416_price].
If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Lenovo Z510[plb_2979742_price] (15.6").
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