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HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the performance and battery are generally positive. The design and portability also get good opinions, but opinions are divided on the touchpad. There are some negative views about the sound and connectivity.

screen, portability, design, battery, performance

value for money, connectivity, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 19 reviews)

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HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 (G4U67UT)

 

The rugged HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 ultrabook is equipped with a touch screen and trades physical connectivity for a slim and portable chassis. It's a good choice for a business that needs to buy new PCs for an entire staff.

Slim form factor. MIL-SPEC 810G rating. Touch screen. 802.11ac Wi-Fi

VGA and Ethernet connectivity is via dongle. Sealed battery. ForcePad is novel, but requires learning new touch gestures

HP's EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 (G4U67UT) ultrabook is the follow-up to the similarly named EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 we tested earlier this year. Priced at $1,719 (as tested), the new model downgrades some features for a lower price, but adds a very...

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HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 review: An elegant yet robust ultrabook

 

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.

Thin and light ; MIL-STD rated ; Integrated mobile broadband ; Great screen ; Good performance

Expensive ; Lacks integrated VGA and Ethernet ports ; Vulnerable SIM card slot ; ForcePad takes some learning ; MicroSD rather than full-size SD card slot

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HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1

 

The HP Elitebook Folio 1040 business ultrabook features forward-looking tech, like a pressure-sensitive trackpad, and eliminates bulky features, like dual pointing sticks and built-in Ethernet. Demanding, highly mobile sales/executive power users...

Slim form factor. Anti-glare screen. MIL-SPEC 810G rating. Good solid-state drive (SSD) capacity. Bundles Windows 7 Pro, with Windows 8 Pro license

No touch screen. VGA and Ethernet on dongle. ForcePad is novel, but requires learning new touch gestures. SIM card slot is unprotected

The HP Elitebook Folio 1040 ($1,979, as tested) is a forward-looking business ultrabook that drops traditional hardware and the bulk that it entails. A pressure-sensitive ForcePad replaces the dual pointing devices of older systems, and thick ports...

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HP EliteBook 1040 G1 Review

 

The Folio 1040 is HP's second-gen business Ultrabook which is thinner and lighter, faster and has more inbuild security features than its predecessor. Here's our take.

Excellent overall quality ; Good keyboard and innovative touchpad ; Extensive business security features ; Good battery life

Media card reader only reads Micro SD ; HD+ display could be more colorful

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Review: HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 scores with snazzy trackpad

 

If you're in the market for a Windows 8 laptop, you're looking in the wrong place. The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 can handle Windows 8, but the lack of a touchscreen and the steadfastly clamshell form factor beg for Windows 7. Fortunately, Windows 7...

It took me a day to get used to the ForcePad and several days before I started accessing all the features. Now that I've crossed the pad-pressure Rubicon, there's no turning back. This is a spectacular new way to work with a trackpad. And it works just...

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Hands on: HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 review

 

The force is strong with this enterprise ultrabook

Attractive, thin and light design ; Docking capability ; Impressive ForcePad tech ; Promises all-day battery life

ForcePad seems superfluous ; Full HD display isn't standard

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Product Brief: HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1

 

There's no mucking around with this HP ultrabook. Designed for enterprise use, it's built to last and to keep your data secure.

It’s a wonderful machine to work on, its sharp yet thin 14-inch screen being available in either HD or FHS (which adds 2mm to the screen’s depth). An i5-4300U at 1.9GHz and a 128 SSD are standard, as is a 6-cell battery. It’s also got a generous 3-year...

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Labs Brief: HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1

 

HP delivers a graceful ultraportable that is as good to work on as look at.

We called it in for a test based more on its handsome good looks. Too often, today, ultrabooks skimp on durability, and the Folio 1040 G1 caught our eye with its attention to both substance and style. It’s a wonderful machine to work on, its sharp yet...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G:4G / No
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Full HD / WSXGA

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:DOS / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4400 / HD Graphics 4400

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:QM87 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-4200U / I5-4300U / I7-4600U
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