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HP EliteBook Folio 1040 Series

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G3

HP aims to offer the world's thinnest and lightest business-class notebooks in the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 series. It features a durable body from aluminum and its 180 degrees hinge allows it to lay completely flat. According to HP, it passed MIL-STD 810G testing. The latest Core i processors, up to 16 GB of RAM and an SSD make for decent performance.

The matte 14-inch display features FHD resolution and the keyboard is spill-resistant. A long battery life increases mobile productivity. The latest Windows Pro version is pre-installed, but Windows 7 Professional 64-bit is available through downgrade rights. You might find the right notebook in this series if you are looking for a robust, portable business laptop.

Processor: Intel Core i5 4300U, Intel Core i5 6300U, Intel Core i7 4600U, Intel Core i7 5600U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400, Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel HD Graphics 5500
Display: 14.0 inch
Weight: 1.445kg, 1.5kg, 1.51kg, 1.6kg
Price: 2153, 2600 euro
Average Score: 79.37% - good
Average of 16 scores (from 25 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 79%, features: 70%, display: 87%
mobility: 74%, workmanship: 92%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 94%

 

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1

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.

Specifications

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1Notebook: HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
Processor: Intel Core i5 4300U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 79.67% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 21 reviews)

 

80% HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
Source: Gadgetspeak English
This unit has USB3 ports although you would only know it by speed of transfer as they do not have the blue middle bar that normally denotes these ports. A rather nice business notebook with a range of security features from both Intel and HP. The items not immediately available on this unit are available via a dock, so you not end up taking extra weight out and about with you.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80%
90% HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 review: ultraportable Windows laptop beats Apple's MacBook Air with better screen
Source: PC Advisor English
Most ultraportables we test are dumbed-down MacBook Air clones with cheap construction and low-grade components. That's why it makes a particularly refreshing change to find a Windows laptop that not just matches but surpasses Apple's popular ultraportable in a key area like screen quality. The price is much higher than even the Retina-display 13-inch MacBook but if you must have a laptop built for Windows that can make a statement in build quality and top-class components, check out EliteBook Folio 1040 G1.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
82% A desirable, premium ultrabook
Source: Digital Trends English
The EliteBook 1040 G1 is smartly designed, well constructed, with a premium look and feel. This slim business ultrabook ticks all the right boxes in terms of aesthetics and build. It is not the fastest ultrabook we’ve tested this year. It’s fast, faster than most laptops you’ll encounter, but just not the fastest.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 82%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 Review
Source: Slashgear English
On that front, the EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 holds up well. The balance it strikes leans further toward portability than it does power, and you certainly get a slim and relatively lightweight machine for your roughly $1,600. Those looking for something to do heavy-duty video processing should probably look to a higher-spec machine, but for everyday tasks it’s certainly sufficient.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/25/2014
80% HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 (G4U67UT)
Source: PC Mag English
The HP EliteBook 1040 G1 (G4U67UT) skips a removable battery and built-in VGA and Ethernet for a thinner build. It's a good fit for an office that's buying all of its users new PCs in one swift stroke. However, the Dell Latitude E7440 Touch continues as our Editors' Choice for business ultrabooks with better connectivity, including Ethernet, HDMI, and nn additional USB 3.0 port, plus it comes with a longer-lasting, removable battery.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
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%
HP EliteBook 1040 Folio G1 Review
Source: Notebooks.com English
When I used the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 for a full day of work the battery lasted for just under seven hours on a single charge. That’s shy of HP’s 9.5 hour claim, but PC vendors typically publish battery life claims with testing done in ideal conditions. I, on the other hand, generally use notebooks at or near full screen brightness and have several applications and browser windows open at the same time.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/18/2014
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%
85% HP EliteBook Folio 1040: l’Ultrabook per utenti business!
Source: Techzilla.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 70% performance: 93% display: 87% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
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
Тест ультрабука HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1: безопасность — это легко
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Slim and lightweight; solid magnesium case; fingerprint scanner. Negative: Low screen resolution; high price; short battery life; relatively small amount of RAM.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/12/2014
Ультрабук с LTE и GPS. Обзор HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Positive: Great stylish design; wide viewing-angle, excellent color reproduction and high contrast of the display; decent sound system; compact size; quiet operation. Negative: No discrete graphics card.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/23/2014
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%
НР EliteBook 1040 H5F65EA – максимална скорост, минимални габарити.
Source: PC Store BU→EN
Positive: Slim design; lightweight; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/22/2014

 

HP G1 EliteBook Folio 1040 (H5F66EA)

Specifications

HP G1 EliteBook Folio 1040 (H5F66EA)Notebook: HP G1 EliteBook Folio 1040 (H5F66EA)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4600U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links: HP homepage

 

Ультрабук бизнес-серии HP G1 EliteBook Folio 1040 (H5F66EA)
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Very stylish; slim and light; good screen; excellent keyboard; excellent performance; decent battery life. Negative: Very few interface ports and connectors.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/20/2014

 

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2

The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2 is priced towards the high-end range and delivers in terms of looks and performance. HP certainly raised the bar with this latest offering with attention to detail found throughout the device. The design is professional with a matte silver finish and simplistic curved corners profile. The font cover sports the HP logo and the device comes with a black tile-style keyboard. On-board the Windows 8.1 system are an Intel Core i7-5600U processor clocked at 2.6 GHz, up to 8 GB 1600MHz RAM, an Intel HD Graphics 5500 GPU and a 256 GB M.2 SSD for storage. Users will find the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2 a perfect laptop for on-the-go business usage. Display on the laptop is a 14 inch FHD UWVA anti-glare slim LED-backlit panel with superb clarity and contrast. Other features found on the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2 are Bluetooth 4.0, a 720p HD webcam, a microSD slot, two USB 3.0 ports, a proprietary docking connector, a DisplayPort and Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC capability. There are two variants; a non-touch screen and a touch screen model. The sturdy and lightweight HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2 is a travel joy starting at 3.32 lb (1.51 kg). HP also includes a HP Long Life 6-cell Li-Ion Polymer battery delivering impressive battery life.

Specifications

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2Notebook: HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2
Processor: Intel Core i7 5600U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5500
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.51kg
Price: 2153 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

85% HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2 Ultrabook Review | Notebookcheck
Boldly priced. Actually, HP has almost done everything right in the refresh of its premium model and presents a throughout well-designed, very slim and swift business ultrabook with an IPS touchscreen and extensive security features. However, incomprehension evolves when comparing the price-performance ratio with the competition.
60% HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2
Source: Laptop Mag English
The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2 offers demanding business travelers a large, bright screen in a thin, light and durable chassis. Unfortunately, the 1040 G2's battery life is just average, and its ForcePad isn't comfortable. Though it's heavier and has a less-impressive display, the ThinkPad T450s ($1,592) is a better option for battery-conscious users.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G3

Specifications

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G3Notebook: HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G3
Processor: Intel Core i5 6300U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 520
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 2560x1440 pixels
Weight: 1.445kg
Price: 2600 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 82% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

86.9% HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Great display, but expensive. The new EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 is the current premium model from HP. This is also the case for the price, but can the test model justify the additional price over the strong rivals?
82% HP EliteBook 1040 G3 (V1A99EA)
Source: PC Go - Heft 9/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 82%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 – выбирай правильно
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Great working capacity and an amazing design. Negative: Quite expensive; limited autonomy; no card reader.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/16/2016

 

Comment

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 %

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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

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

Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP). 

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

Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series).

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


Intel Core i5:

4300U:

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.

6300U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

4600U:

A Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 2.1 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.3 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

5600U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.445 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

1.6 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


79.37%: 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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Stefan Hinum, 2014-03- 4 (Update: 2014-03- 4)