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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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10 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP is one of the superior portable PC brands according to average user and expert reviews, and HP also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

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 comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The EliteBook Folio 1040 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of this age and type. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook 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 comparable age and spec to the EliteBook Folio 1040.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of laptops that have been around for more than two years is 2h and the longest is 4,400h. The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 has a quite long battery life (12 hours) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life that might be worth looking at include the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2697094_price] (13.25h).

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time 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 laptop's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

Other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2430339_price], or the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2435195_price].

If the storage medium of this HP portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the X1 Carbon[pl_1414755_price] (SSD), or the ThinkPad X240[pl_2569320_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

The EliteBook Folio 1040 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the Lenovo T540p[plb_1873372_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a front camera including the EliteBook Folio 1040[pl_2673423_price], or the EliteBook 820 G1[pl_2161809_price] both from HP.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Light

Across all the laptops of this spec and age the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 is fairly light compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Tecra Z40[pl_2355836_price] (1.5kg and cheaper), the Tecra Z40[pl_2435195_price] (1.5kg and cheaper), or the TECRA Z40[pl_2223029_price] (1.5kg and cheaper) all from Toshiba.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040 the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB. At only 128 gigabytes, the EliteBook Folio 1040 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook Folio 1040.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 128GB total storage capacity portable PCs and we think cheaper laptops such as the Toshiba Z30[plb_2502971_price] is also worth considering.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2649039_price] (180GB) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook Folio 1040 have a full-size keyboard, however the EliteBook Folio 1040 does not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth considering other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Tecra Z40[pl_2197427_price], or the TECRA Z40[pl_2223029_price] both from Toshiba or the Lenovo T540p[plb_1873372_price].

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Quite Small Screen Size

The average screen size of notebook PCs of this type and age is 15". The EliteBook Folio 1040 has a fairly small screen size (only 14 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the EliteBook Folio 1040.

We compared all the other 14" laptops to this laptop and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the ProBook 640 G1[pl_2192167_price], and the 14[pl_2470279_price] both from HP is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the HP ProBook 450[plb_2579954_price] (15.6" and cheaper), or the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2706073_price] (15.6" and cheaper).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age, the EliteBook Folio 1040 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Lenovo ThinkPad T440[plb_2397170_price] is also worth considering.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The EliteBook Folio 1040 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC.

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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 laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook Folio 1040

Released Over Two Years Ago

This HP portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040.

There are a number of alternative 4GB internal memory laptops currently available which you might want to look at including the L440[pl_2291384_price], or the T540p[pl_1873372_price] both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2355836_price] which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2706073_price] (6GB and cheaper) or the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (8GB and higher rated).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.7 gigahertz, the EliteBook Folio 1040 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs to this laptop and we think cheaper laptops such as the Satellite Z30[pl_2363540_price], and the Tecra Z40[pl_2355836_price] both from Toshiba is also worth considering.

If you want a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Latitude 12 7000[pl_2855453_price] (2GHz and cheaper), or the Latitude 12 7000[pl_2855461_price] (2GHz and cheaper) both from DELL or the HP Zbook 14[plb_2618493_price] (1.9GHz and cheaper).

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Specification

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(10)
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...

Salée, l'addition. HP a (presque) réussi une mise-à-jour parfaite de son modèle haut-de-gamme. Le nouveau Folio est bien conçu, très fin et incorpore une dalle IPS tactile et un large... Read more…

24 September 2015

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2 to bardzo elegancki, wytworzony z wysokogatunkowych materia?ów, solidny ultrabook wyposa?ony w niez?? matryc?. Jego kolejnymi atutami s?:...

Bright, vibrant display
Thinner and lighter than competition
Useful fingerprint scanner
First rate build
Classy yet unobtrusive
Touchpad has no tactile feedback
Expensive, given its performance
Extremely expensive (starting price)
Touchpad will not appeal to everyone
No DPHDMI adapter

Precio atrevido. En realidad, HP lo ha hecho casi todo bien con la renovación de su modelo premium y presenta un veloz ultrabook business bien diseñado y delgado con una pantalla táctil IPS y... Read more…

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2. Testgerät zur Verfügung gestellt von HP Deutschland.Dank IPS-Touchscreen schafft das HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G2 in der getesteten Variante eine um 3 Punkte höhere...

3 July 2015

Questo notebook compatto e leggero vanta la certificazione militare per la resistenza a urti e il funzionamento in condizioni ambientali critiche, un aspetto che fa comodo a chi non è disposto a... Read more…

6 June 2015

Prezzo esagerato. In effetti, HP ha fatto quasi tutto bene nell'aggiornamento del suo modello premium e presenta un insieme ben progettato, un ultrabook business molto sottile e veloce con un... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers j8r15eaakd, hp p222441, j8u50utaba, hp p222441p
Barcodes 00888793525579, 00888793860519, 00888793959916, 00888793959947, 08887935255796
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