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HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the keyboard and performance. The battery and design are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the sound and connectivity, while the touchpad and screen get mixed comments.

portability, design, battery, performance, keyboard

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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Review analysis

(Based on 11 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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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

Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


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


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


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