HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1


HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1Notebook: HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 (EliteBook Folio 1040 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4300U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.6kg
Average Score: 77% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 50%, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: 90% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 100%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 100%

Reviews for the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1

80% HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 review: An elegant yet robust ultrabook
Source: Zdnet.com English
HP's 14-inch EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 combines ultrabook elegance with MIL-STD 810G robustness. It has a great screen and performs well, but lacks integrated VGA and Ethernet ports. You'll pay a premium price too.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The bottom line for the EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 is that it's an Ultrabook tailored to the enterprise market. It has the build quality, and the management and security features that should appeal to many IT admins, though the price for the basic configuration, and some of the connectivity and input device choices are questionable.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 75%
70% HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 review: Thin, light laptop makes business a pleasure
Source: PC World English
HP hits many of the right notes with its EliteBook Folio 1040 G1, but it’s not perfect. It’s supremely thin; it has a great keyboard and an innovative trackpad; and it has very good security features that don’t require you to pay for features of interest only to enterprise users. When the traveling gets tough, the Folio will need to belly up to the AC tap every night and often in between, but not as often as Lenovo’s X1 Carbon. In terms of pricing, the Folio costs about the same as Acer’s TravelMate Pro; and it’s $310 cheaper than Lenovo’s best Ultrabook.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1
Source: PC Mag English
The HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1 is a capable powerhouse system for business executives, executive assistants, mid-level engineers, and anyone else who merits a power-user's system. It's fast, has numerous security features, WWAN, and the innovative ForcePad. However, the Dell Latitude e7440 Touch holds on to the Editors' Choice for high-end business ultrabooks because of its mix of traditional and forward-looking business-friendly features, like a touch screen, dual pointing devices, HDMI, a removable battery, a wireless dock support, and longer battery life. A touch screen may not be necessary for a business still working on Windows 7, but you can be sure it will be necessary if and when your business updates to Windows 8.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
Source: Computer Shopper English
Overall, there are a lot of reasons to like the EliteBook Folio 1040 G1. Its aluminum unibody chassis is gorgeous, lightweight, and extremely durable. The laptop also gets high marks for innovation, including its pressure-sensitive touch pad and extensive security tools. We liked that HP includes a Windows 8 license with every machine, making it easy to switch operating systems when you're ready.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
HP EliteBook 1040 G1 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 is a straight shooter; it’s a well-rounded business Ultrabook that ticks the right boxes. Our long list of likes for this product include its excellent overall quality; the hybrid business/consumer friendly design; good backlit keyboard and innovative touchpad (or ForcePad as HP terms it); satisfactory overall performance; extensive business security features; satisfactory battery life and it even has decent speakers. The cons list is relatively insignificant: the media card reader accepts micro SD only and accessing the internal components is difficult. We’re pleased to recommend the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 for businesses and consumers alike; the premium price buys a premium product with unusually few compromises.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/19/2014
80% HP EliteBook Folio 1040
Source: Laptop Mag English
Packing big power in a stunning and sturdy design, the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 (starting at $1,299; $1,979 as reviewed) is one of the most impressive business Ultrabooks we've tested. The notebook's military-tested shell and vast security software suite will help you keep your investment -- and your data -- safe, and the G1's long battery life will keep it running during a cross-country flight.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Elitarny ultrabook
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Excellent workmanship; very slim and light; brilliant display; efficient and very quiet cooling system; very good keyboard; good security. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/03/2014
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 – опора для вашего бизнеса
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good design; full HD display; very comfortable keyboard. Negative: Poor touch response of the screen; relatively expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/27/2014
Обзор Ноутбука HP G1 Elitebook Folio 1040: Деловой Ультрабук
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Good screen; good ergonomics; pretty hefty design; comfortable keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/21/2014
84% HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 teszt
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 50% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 100% emissions: 100%



The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 is a laptop geared towards business. The sleek and elegant design is not only easy on the eyes but made with strong material to ensure it is robust and tough. Although the main features of this laptop is not its hardware specifications, it does not come ill equipped. It features an Intel i5 core processor with 1.9 GHz and an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400 card. This will ensure smooth usage through emailing, document editing and presentations. The most noticeable and attractive feature of the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 is its thickness. The slim 0.63 inch (1.6 cm) laptop weighs only 3.4 pounds (1.54 kg) making it very easy to travel with it. The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 also sports a 14 inch display with 1920 by 1080 pixel dimension providing vivid colors and good contrast. HD videos can be played and enjoyed.

Since it is very thin, there are some ports which had to be removed. One of such is its VGA port which is fairly useful in the business world. This can be easily replaced with an external adapter, however. The Ethernet port is also removed, making wired internet connections a bit fussy now. It does, however come with the usual WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities.

In a nutshell, the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 is a laptop made for business. It is capable of being quite a powerhouse and features many safety features to help keep data safe. Sadly, it does not come with a touchscreen.

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.9 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.9 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

14.0": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.6 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

HP reviews

77%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-02-13 (Update: 2014-02-13)