HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1 Expert Review

HP introduced a notebook that handles all the basic requirements. This model of the company pulls it off for most parts. Its file storage is tighter than others and its display panel does a good job. Its nontouch Folio is thin (0.63 inches) considering that it weighs about a half-pound more than Lenovo’s 0.77 inch thick folio.

This notebook is considered an “Ultra book”. This model is sleeker and weigh less than average laptop. But it excludes older technologies such as Ethernet ports and optical disk drives. HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1 laptop has a 14 inch display. Size of 13″-14″ is a common display size for laptops.

HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1 Review

HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1 Review

HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1 Review

This screen-sized Laptops strike a good balance between large screens while still being considered as portable. Screen of this model has decent picture quality, so it should be good for entertainment. A laptop processor (Intel i7-4600U), which uses a codename was released in September 2013. Its speed feature includes that it is at a 2.10 GHz clock speed, 0.50 GHz slower than average for a laptop processor when compared to other processors in this Core i7 series. It has a dual-core processor that can devote power to multiple applications, but does not perform as well as similar processors with more cores.

Elitebook Folio supports a black set of keys coated by soft material. On this, one will be able to type at a speed of 78 words per minute with an accuracy rate of 99% on Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor test outperforming norm of averagely 65 words per minute. Its cache feature is that its 4 MB cache is 2 MB smaller than average CPU cache in this Core i7 series. This Elitebook Folio 1040 G1 has a battery life of 12 hours. This laptop has a good battery life so it can go most of a day without having to be charged. This statistics was reported by its manufacturer. This laptop has 8 GB RAM, which is about an average for a laptop and it will be able to handle running many applications at a time.

HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1 Laptop

HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1 Laptop

We cannot add more RAM to this model so if we are experiencing a slow laptop. This laptop is thin but it’s dense as its weight is about an average for laptops with displays in 13”-14” inch range. Weight is not necessarily a drawback unless we will be constantly traveling with it or using it on our lap. HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1 has dimensions of 13.3 inches x 9.19 inches x 0.63 inches. It weighs 3.3 pounds. When we compared to other Ultra books it falls at about an average of 3.50 pounds. It can store 256 GB on a solid state drive.

Solid state drives is currently a fast storage medium in market and is speedily taking place of hard disk drives (HDD) as a prominent storage medium. Costs are higher than HDDs for same capacity but speed increment is significant. The Elitebook Folio’s  720p webcam allows us to mark up our images with any digital paintbrush strokes and we can shoot videos anywhere from 640 x 480p to 1280 x 720p. Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 take 20 GB of memory. And after the operating system has been installed its drive can hold up to118000 HD Photos, 47200 Standard Quality MP3 songs, 16 Video Games and 59 HD Movies.

HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1

HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1

HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1 specification

Some salient features of this model are –

Platform Technology Intel v Pro Technology
CPU Intel Core i5 (4th Gen) 4300U 1.9 GHz
Speed 2.9 Ghz
Processor Dual-Core
64-bit-Computing Yes
Features Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Memory-Speed 1600 Mhz
Configuration Features 1 x 4 GB + 4 GB (soldered)
Max Supported Memory 8 GB
Technology DDR3L SDRAM
Form Factor SO-DIMM 204-pin
Slots Qty 1
Empty Slots 0
LCD Backlight Technology LED Backlight
Widescreen Display Yes
Display Full HD ultra-viewing angle (UWVA) EDP anti glare
Graphics Processor Intel HD Graphics 4400
Integrated Webcam Yes
Capture Resolution 1280 x 720
Sound Stereo Speakers, Stereo microphone
Audio Codec IDT 92HD91
Type Force Pad, backlit keyboard
Features Multi-touch touchpad, spill-resistant, volume control
Wireless Protocol 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0 EDR
Bluetooth Class Class 2
Wireless Controller Intel Dual Band Wireless-N 7260
Wired Protocol Gigabyte Ethernet
Wired NIC Intel 1218-LM
Battery Capacity 42 WH
Cells 6-cell
Technology Lithium Polymer
Memory Card Reader Yes (micro SD, micro SD HC, micro SD XC)
Interface Type PCI Express Half Mini Card
Wireless NIC Intel Dual Band Wireless-N 7260AN
Width 13.3 In
Depth 9.2 In
Height 1.6 In
OS Provided Type Microsoft Window 7 Professional 64-bit Editon
Type HP Client Security, HP Connection Manager, HP Page Lift, HP Recovery Manager, HP Support Assistant, HP Trust Circles Standard, HP e Print, HP biosphere, and Microsoft Security Essential
Color Platinum
Case Material Aluminum and magnesium alloy metal
Security Trusted Platform Module (TPM 1.2) Security Chip , fingerprint reader
Features 1 USB 3.0 charging port, Full Volume Encryption, HP Display Safe, HP Dura Finish,

HP Dura Keys, HP Sure Start, and security lock slot

Other feature Highlights-

• Supports single slots

• Supports I2C memory card, SLE 4418, SLE 4428, SLE 4432, SLE 4442, SLE 4436, SLE 5536, SLE 6636, AT

88SC 1608, AT 45 D041 card and AT 45 DB041 card via external EEPROM

• Supports ISO7816 Class A, B and C (5V/3V/1.8V) card

• Implemented as an USB full speed device

• Storage endpoint

• Built-in PLL for USB and Smart Card clocks requirement

• Supports EEPROM for USB descriptors customization (PID/VID/I Manufacturer/ I Product/Serial Number

• EEPROM programmable via USB interface

• Supports software update for memory card module

• Supports Direct Web Page Link through configuration in external EE PROM

• Supports short APDU and extended APDU

• Compatible Microsoft USB-CCID driver

• Supports remote wake up via inserting card or removing card

• Supports Power Saving Mode using one pin to select between Normal and PWR Saving Mode

• Supports card power over current protection mechanism

• Built in resonator.

• Supports USB LPM Link Power Management features.

• Embedded clock source.

HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1 Laptop Quick Review 

In our opinion, The HP Elite Book Folio 1040 G1 laptop boasts good performance, a slim and light design,

strong security and large battery life. So it is a purchasable model.

HP Elitebook Folio 1040 Price

Starting from 92000.

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