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HP EliteBook 1040 G4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of HP EliteBook 1040 G4. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and battery. The screen and design also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the keyboard. The usability and portability get critical opinions.

performance, design, screen, battery, image quality

price, portability, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP EliteBook 1040 G4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Tom Brant (

HP EliteBook 1040 G4


The HP EliteBook 1040 G4 packs a lot of power, but it's costly compared with other ultraportable business laptops.

Full HD touch screen gets very bright. Comfortable keyboard has built-in Skype for Business controls. Core i7 delivers good computing performance. Long battery life.

Included software is glitchy. Pricey as configured.

Bottom Line: The HP EliteBook 1040 G4 packs a lot of power, but it's costly compared with other ultraportable business laptops.

Dec, 2017

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HP EliteBook 1040 G4 Review


HP's 14-inch EliteBook 1040 G4 is a solid business notebook that's as good for play as it is for work. That's because its bright, vibrant display offers great picture quality, and its Bang & Olufsen-tuned speakers produce solid sound. The high-powered,...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Sam Medley (

HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G4 (FHD, 7820HQ) Laptop Review


Beauty and a beast. The EliteBook 1040 G4 now offers Intel's Core i7-7820HQ. The quad-core processor is quite a step up from most ultrabook CPUs, but how does it compare to more powerful devices and Intel's own 8th-gen Kaby Lake R silicon?

beautiful metal chassis ; excellent heat management ; very long battery life ; powerful performance ; fast charging ; dual-Thunderbolt 3 ports w/ four PCIe lanes ; instant authentication (IR camera, fingerprint sensor)

terrible webcam ; a bit heavy for its class ; display brightness is uneven ; keyboard clatter can be loud ; sorely lacks option for dedicated GPU

The HP EliteBook 1040 G4 wraps powerful components in a beautiful chassis. The option for a quad-core 45 W CPU may be a boon for professionals in need of more power than is offered by the 15 W dual-core chips typically used in business notebooks. The...

Dec, 2017

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HP EliteBook 1040 G4 review: A solid 14-inch workhorse with excellent battery life


HP Inc is now on to the fourth generation of its 14-inch Elitebook 1040 , a sure sign that the design is a winning formula worthy of regular refreshes. Back in 2014, I reviewed the first generation of this notebook, judging it "every inch a business...

Excellent battery life ; Bright IPS touch-screen ; Two USB-C/Thunderbolt and two USB 3.1 ports ; Useful Privacy Screen mode ; Multiple off-the-page configurations

Expensive, especially at the top end of the range ; No 8th generation Core processors yet ; No discrete GPU option

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (

HP EliteBook 1040 G4 Review and Ratings


The fourth generation of HP's 14-inch business slimline combines a muscle-car CPU with luxury-car conveniences to create a highly appealing executive laptop.

Bright, sharp display ; Speedy quad-core CPU ; Crisp keyboard with Skype function keys ; 12.5-hour battery life ; Impressive sound

Not cheap ; Clumsy cursor arrow keys ; No SD card slot

After fully recharging the laptop, we set up the machine in power-save mode (as opposed to balanced or high-performance mode) and make a few other battery-conserving tweaks in preparation for our unplugged video rundown test. In this test, we loop a...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Brad Linder (

HP launches EliteBook 1040 G4 business notebook for $1380 and up


HP is refreshing its EliteBook 1040 with a new model that's a touch thinner and lighter than , but which packs more power thanks to support for up to an Intel Core i7-7820HQ quad-core Kaby Lake processor.

Sep, 2017