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HP EliteBook Folio 1040
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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 Dec 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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9 Reasons For

HP Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all HP portable PCs and also specifically for HP medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases HP had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of this type and age.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of this age and type. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 8GB internal memory portable PCs and we think the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2446460_price], and the DELL XPS 15[plb_1449794_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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SSD Storage Medium

The EliteBook Folio 1040 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 laptops of a similar spec 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 portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all laptops of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook Folio 1040.

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2430339_price], or the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2435195_price] which is cheaper; or the XPS 13[pl_2556381_price], or the XPS 13[pl_2556381_price] both from DELL which has better reviews.

If the storage medium of this laptop is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_1414755_price] (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Front Camera

The EliteBook Folio 1040 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the EliteBook Folio 1040 also have a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo T540p[plb_1873372_price].

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to look at include the EliteBook Folio 1040[pl_2546146_price], or the EliteBook 820 G1[pl_2161809_price] both from HP.

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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 notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Light

The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 is fairly light (only 1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook Folio 1040. Similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook Folio 1040 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Tecra Z40[pl_2355836_price] (1.5kg and cheaper), or the Tecra Z40[pl_2197427_price] (1.5kg and cheaper) both from Toshiba.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The EliteBook Folio 1040 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 16 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook Folio 1040 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB. At only 128 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the EliteBook Folio 1040.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 128GB total storage capacity notebook PCs and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Toshiba Z30[plb_2502971_price], and the HP Pro[plb_1496960_price] is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Latitude 12 7000[pl_2855453_price] (256GB and cheaper), or the Latitude 12 7000[pl_2855461_price] (256GB and cheaper) both from DELL.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook Folio 1040 do have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to look at including the Tecra Z40[pl_2197427_price], or the TECRA Z40[pl_2223029_price] both from Toshiba or the Lenovo T540p[plb_1873372_price] which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the EliteBook Folio 1040 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.1GHz.

There are a number of alternative 1.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider including the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2649039_price], the Toshiba Z30[plb_2502971_price], or the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2336483_price] which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Latitude 12 7000[pl_2855461_price] (2GHz and cheaper), or the Latitude 12 7000[pl_2855453_price] (2GHz and cheaper) both from DELL or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3085960_price] (2GHz and cheaper).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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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 a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook Folio 1040 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Lenovo ThinkPad T440[plb_2397170_price] which is also cheaper.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most laptops that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most laptops of this spec and age have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all laptops that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040.

The best Wi-Fi standard across similar types of portable PC is 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook Folio 1040

Released Over Two Years Ago

This laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

The EliteBook Folio 1040 has a fairly typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 14" notebook PCs to this laptop and we think cheaper laptops such as the ProBook 640 G1[pl_2192167_price], and the Zbook 14[pl_2618493_price] both from HP is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2706073_price] (15.6" and cheaper).

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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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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