HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2
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Reviews for the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2
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.
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
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%
Model: 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.
Series: 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.
Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.
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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very old and big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal; nowadays, rather typical for 15 inch laptops.
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.
Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.
In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).
72.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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