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HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2

Specifications

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2
Processor
Intel Core i7-5600U 2 x 2.6 - 3.2 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 5500, Core: 950 MHz, DDR3L, shared memory, 10.18.10.4013
Memory
8 GB 
, DDR3L, 1600 MHz, dual-channel
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, 10 point, AU Optronics AUO133D, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Broadwell-U PCH-LP (Premium)
Storage
Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP, 256 GB 
Soundcard
Intel Broadwell PCH-LP - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: headphone/microphone combo, Card Reader: micro SD/SDHC/SDXC, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, NFC
Networking
Intel I218-LM Gigabit (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.0, HP lt4112 Gobi 4G module, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.9 x 338 x 234 ( = 0.63 x 13.31 x 9.21 in)
Battery
42 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 6 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD 720p
Primary Camera: 1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, recovery media, installation media for Windows 8.1 Pro, docking port-to-VGA/Ethernet adapter, HP Connection Manager (Windows 7), HP Wireless HotSpot, HP Mobile Connect (EMEA only), HP PageLift (Windows 8.1 systems only), HP Recovery Manager, HP Support Assistant, HP ePrint, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.51 kg ( = 53.26 oz / 3.33 pounds), Power Supply: 175 g ( = 6.17 oz / 0.39 pounds)
Price
2153 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 72.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: 58%, display: 82% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 92%

Reviews for the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2

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 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%

Comment

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.


14.00":

There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

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


HP: Founded in 1939, the US company is a major server and printer manufacturer and one of the leading IT companies in the world. Until 2015, the company was called Hewlett-Packard Company. After a split, the computer division was renamed HP Inc.

In 2023, HP had an approximate market share of 22% of global PC sales, making it number 2 after Lenovo.


72.5%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.


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

 

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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum, 2015-06-19 (Update: 2015-06-19)