HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1 Ultrabook Review

HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1 Ultrabook Review




If you’re searching for the business-class laptop that features beautiful consumer-grade style, you must keep an eye on new HP EliteBook Folio G1. It is good for those who on-the-go employees and who require superior performance, greater than a full workday of battery life and the sturdy chassis that may stand up to constant portation.

HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1 provides you a sleek, sturdy, which is ultraportable, and have an excellent performance. The Elitebook performs great in every aspect as it has a great processor, nice look, good battery backup, and highly portable for a 14-inch screen size notebook.

HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1 Ultrabook Review


Manufacturer: HP

Model: EliteBook Folio 1040 G1

Processor: 2.1GHz Intel Core i7 4600U

Ram: 8GB  DDR3L, 1,600 MHz SDRAM

Graphics: Intel HD 4400

Storage: 256GB SSD

Optical disc: None

Display: 14in LED-backlit, anti-glare UWVA  1,920 x 1,080 pixels

Network: Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi

Interfaces: USB 3(x3), docking connector, DisplayPort, SmartCard reader headphone/microphone,

Dimension(WxDxH): 338 x 233 x 15.9mm

Weight: 1.49kg

Warranty: 3 year

Battery Life

HP claims 12 hours of runtime from the 6-cell, 42 WHr battery supplied with the EliteBook Folio 1040 G1, which is way more than expected from a notebook of this size. Although, it may not last so long while using in the real world. At mid-level brightness, we found 7-8 hours which was more realistic.

It contains a non-user-replaceable battery, because of which you can’t switch it out for a full pack if the need arises. That may be a deal-creakier for serious road warriors.

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The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 comes along with some manuals and books. It also included a pamphlet about the accessories for the laptop. HP also provides an adapter which contains LAN and VGA port. HP can keep the laptop thin, but these relatively large connectors are still available for the user. It has a battery charger and three DVDs. On this DVD you will find drivers and Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 systems. The EliteBook Folio 1040G1 let you decide which version of Windows you want to run. For, installation you’ll need an external DVD player, as the notebook does not have any.


The EliteBook 1040 G1 equipped with a variety of connectors. At the left side, there is a Kensington first connector, a USB 3.0 port, a micro SD card reader and a SmartCard Reader. The right side has a slot for a micro-SIM card and a headphone jack. Further to the right is a USB 3.0 port, a DisplayPort connector, a docking connector and a port for the included power supply. Also notable is the addition of an NFC receiver, which is not so common in notebooks. Hp is one of the parties that the standard already often used in laptops. Thanks to NFC, you can quickly connect wireless headphones and mice with your notebook.


The EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 features a sleek appearance that the average business user will appeal. Folio 1040 G1 edges have a beautiful finish and also contains speakers and fingerprint scanner. The side ports are neatly into the case and are in addition to the appearance. HP has made a lot of effort for the EliteBook 1040 G1 to give an attractive appearance, while the notebook never screams attention. HP says that the EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 is the thinnest business laptop from its product range and although I also like faith, well I’m not particularly impressed with the size. The laptop measures according to HP 1.6 centimeters in height, even I can not agree after a measurement. It seems that HP measurement performed at a favorable point and that the rubber feet which is not included, that saves a few millimeters.


The EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 has a 14-inch screen which is an average display size for Notebook. Notebook with screens this size strikes a good balance between having a large enough display while still being considered “portable.” This Notebook’s screen has nice picture quality, and therefore should be good for entertainment.


The Intel i7-4600U, which uses the codename, Haswell, is a laptop processor that released in September 2013.

At a clock speed of 2.10 GHz, it is, 0.50 GHz slower than average for the laptop processor when it compared to the other laptop processors in the Intel Core i7 series. It is a dual-core processor, meaning that it can devote power to many of multiple applications, but will not perform as well as similar processors with few more cores. Its 4 MB cache is 2 MB smaller than the average CPU cache in the Core i7 series.



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