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HP EliteBook Folio 1040
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HP EliteBook Folio 1040 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

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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11 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP is one of the superior portable PC manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and HP also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to 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 notebook PCs of this type and age. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040.

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

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Fairly Long Battery Life

At 12 hours, the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. Across all the portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as 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 portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook Folio 1040.

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

If you are looking for a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook Folio 1040, the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 has a front camera.

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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 the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Six Battery Cells

The EliteBook Folio 1040 is a six battery cell count laptop.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the EliteBook Folio 1040 is fairly light compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook Folio 1040. The lightest medium processor core notebook PC that has been available for more than two years is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook Folio 1040 is 370MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. When compared to other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040, the EliteBook Folio 1040's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook Folio 1040 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook Folio 1040.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Notebook PCs of this type and age have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB. The EliteBook Folio 1040 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 180 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If this HP laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP 8440p (250GB) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

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

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the EliteBook Folio 1040 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040. The smallest internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time 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 notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook Folio 1040 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The EliteBook Folio 1040 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age 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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook Folio 1040

Released Over Two Years Ago

This laptop was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the EliteBook Folio 1040 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the EliteBook Folio 1040.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa (2.1GHz).

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Average Screen Size

The EliteBook Folio 1040 has a pretty typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook Folio 1040.

If this HP notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Asus P550CA (15.6").

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
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
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
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
4G Standard
3G Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
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® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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 j8u35utaba, hp p243647, j8u37utaba, hp p243647p
Barcodes 00888793497630, 00888793498576, 00939792962381, 08887934976302, 08887934985762
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