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HP EliteBook 1040 G3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of HP EliteBook 1040 G3. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the performance and keyboard. The portability and durability also get good views, but many are less positive about the image quality and price.

screen, durability, portability, keyboard, performance

battery, price, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP EliteBook 1040 G3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Juan Martinez (techradar.com)

HP EliteBook 1040 G3 review

 

A Windows-based MacBook Pro rival

Super thin ; Lightweight ; Core i7

No 4K option ; Only 512GB storage

The HP EliteBook 1040 G3 is a well-built business-class device. If it's capable of performing at the same level as laptops with a similar processor, it will be worthy of your consideration.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

HP EliteBook 1040 G3

 

The HP EliteBook 1040 G3 is a highly portable business laptop loaded with security features, including an innovative display that makes it easy to keep prying eyes away from your sensitive business data.

Privacy-focused screen design. Includes USB-C port. Biometrics, smart card, and self-encrypting drive help keep your data secure. 16GB of memory. Good productivity performance.

Screen can appear fuzzy. Middling battery life.

If you're already used to the annoyances of a removable privacy screen, then the HP EliteBook 1040 G3 is a fine solution. It's fast, durable, comfortable to use—a modern business laptop in every sense of the word. But if you or your workers aren't...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

HP EliteBook 1040 G3 Review

 

Innovative privacy-mode display; Comfortable keyboard; Solid audio ; Short battery life; Dull color output ; The EliteBook 1040 G3 is a 14-inch business notebook with an innovative integrated-privacy screen but poor battery life.

Short battery life; Dull color output ; The EliteBook 1040 G3 is a 14-inch business notebook with an innovative integrated-privacy screen but poor battery life.

The EliteBook 1040 G3 is a 14-inch business notebook with an innovative integrated-privacy screen but poor battery life.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 Notebook Review

 

Great display, but expensive. The new EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 is the current premium model from HP. This is also the case for the price, but can the test model justify the additional price over the strong rivals?

great WQHD panel without PWM ; very good build quality ; thin and light ; very good keyboard ; integrated LTE + free mobile data ; adapter for VGA/Ethernet included ; very good performance

mediocre battery runtimes ; no SD-card reader ; no Thunderbolt 3 support ; price

HP’s EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 is certainly no revolution, but this was not necessary when you consider the good predecessor. We are still impressed by the case, even though the stability at the right side of the keyboard should be improved. The ports...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (computershopper.com)

HP EliteBook 1040 G3 Review and Ratings

 

It turns opaque to onlookers at the touch of a button, but the innovative display of HP's new business notebook is its greatest drawback as well as its niftiest feature.

Sure View screen blocks side glances ; Docking and USB-C connectors ; Security support

Screen is dim and dull even viewed head on ; Mediocre battery life ; Awkward arrow keys

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...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : TechReviewSource.com (techreviewsource.com)

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1

 

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.

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:B&O PLAY / Bang & Olufsen / Bang and Olufsen Sound / Intel® HD Graphics 620
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:2
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):45 / 45.6 / 48 / 67
Battery life (max):10.5 / 11.5 / 18 / 9.7
Battery recharge time:11.5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 6

Brand-specific features

HP ePrint:Y
HP front camera:HP Webcam
HP JumpStart:Y
HP Management tools:HP Hotkey Support, HP Recovery Manager,
HP rear camera:HP TrueVision HD IR
HP Recovery Manager:Y
HP Security tools:HP BIOSphere Gen3, HP DriveLock and Automatic DriveLock, HP Sure Start Gen3, HP Client Security Gen3, HP LAN-WLAN Protection,
HP segment:Business
HP Software provided:HP BIOSphere with HP Sure Start, HP Connection Manager, HP Wireless Hotspot, HP PageLift, HP SoftPaq Download Manager / HP BIOSphere with HP Sure Start, HP Wireless Hotspot, HP PageLift, HP SoftPaq Download Manager / HP BIOSphere with HP Sure Start, HP Wireless Hotspot, HP PageLift, HP SoftPaq Download Manager, HP File Sanitizer / HP Connection Optimize, HP Velocity, HP ePrint Driver, HP Noise Cancellation Software
HP Support Assistant:Y
HP Touchpoint Manager:Y

Camera

Front Camera:No / Y / Yes
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1
Front camera signal format:720p
Infrared (IR) camera:Y

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y / Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black, Silver / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise / Enterprise, Small Business / Enterprise,Small Business
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Black,Silver / Silver
Product Type:Notebook / Ultrabook
Refurbished:Y

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:340 / 400
Display diagonal:35.6
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD / HD / QHD+ / Quad HD / Quad HD+ / Wide Quad HD
LED Backlight:N / Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS / SVA / TFT / WVA
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel® UHD Graphics 620 / N / No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 32 / 64
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:N / Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 0x591B / 1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:Swiss
Keyboard layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:N / No / Y / Yes
Pointing device:ClickPad / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard:Y / Yes
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:On-board / On-board + SO-DIMM / SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GSM / EDGE,GPRS
3G:N / No / Y / Yes
3G standards:CDMA, DC-HSDPA, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA / CDMA, DC-HSPA+, EVDO, HSPA+ / CDMA, EVDO, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA / CDMA,DC-HSPA+,EVDO,HSPA+ / CDMA,EVDO,TD-SCDMA,WCDMA / EVDO,HSPA+ / HSPA / HSPA+
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth:N / No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:N / No / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
MIMO:Y
MIMO type:Multi User MIMO
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card support:Y
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:N / No / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a,802.11ac,802.11b,802.11g,802.11n / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11ax,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac / No / Not supported
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
WWAN:N / No / Y / Yes

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 4570
Non-operating shock:240
Non-operating vibration:3.5
Operating altitude:0 - 3050
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating shock:40
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating vibration:1.043
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:N / No
LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / N / No

Other features

Audio system:Bang & Olufsen / Bang and Olufsen Sound

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bag included:Y
Manual:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

GPS (satellite):Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:N / Y / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:No / Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: No
Microphone in:N / No
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:Y / Yes
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45 / 65 / 90
Power auto-sensing:Y / Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI3 / OPI / QPI
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8 / 1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x2,1x4,2x2,2x1,4x1 / 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.10 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.50 / 3.9
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.50 / 2.6 / 2.60 / 2.70 / 2.8 / 2.9
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / I5-6200U / I5-6300U / i5-7200U / i5-7300U / I7-6500U / I7-6600U / i7-7500U / i7-7600U / i7-7820HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-7300 Mobile Series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-7600 Mobile Series / Intel Core i7-7800 Mobile Series / Intel® Core™ i5-6300 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1356 / LGA 1356 (Socket B2) / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D1 / H0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No
Intel FDI Technology:N / No
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:N / No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88190 / 88192 / 88193 / 88194 / 95443 / 95451 / 97466 / 97472 / 97496 / I5-6200U / I7-6500U
Processor code:SR2EY / SR2EZ / SR2F0 / SR2F1 / SR2ZU / SR2ZV / SR33Z / SR340
Processor package size:42 / 42 x 24 / 42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:Power on
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes

Software

Bundled software:Buy Office\nHP BIOSphere with HP Sure Start\nHP Connection Manager (models with Windows 7)\nHP Wireless Hotspot\nHP PageLift\nHP Recovery Manager\nHP Support Assistant\nHP ePrint\nHP SoftPaq Download Manager\nAbsolute Data Protect (models with Windows 8.1)\nCyberLink Power DVD\nCyberLink YouCam BE\nHP Touchpoint Manager\nFoxit PhantomPDF Express for HP\nHP File Sanitizer\nIntel® WiDi Software\nMicrosoft Security Essentials (models with Windows 7 only)\nSkype for Business Optimized / HP BIOSphere with HP Sure Start\nHP ePrint\nHP Recovery Manager\nHP SoftPaq Download Manager\nHP Support Assistant\nHP Wireless Hotspot\nBuy Office\nHP Touchpoint Manager\nFoxit PhantomPDF Express for HP\nIntel® WiDi Software
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional
Optional operating system supplied:WINDOWS 10 PRO
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 180 / 240 / 256 / 360 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / M.2, SATA / M.2, Serial ATA / NVMe 3.0,PCI Express / PCI Express / SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA
SSD capacity:1000 / 128 / 180 / 240 / 256 / 360 / 512
SSD form factor:M.2
SSD interface:M.2 / M.2,Serial ATA / NVMe 3.0,PCI Express / NVMe,PCI Express / PCI Express / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Storage Media:SSD
Total SSDs capacity:1000 / 128 / 180 / 240 / 256 / 360 / 512
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 180 / 240 / 256 / 360 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.4 / 232.8 / 234.5 / 24.4
Height :1.58 / 1.65 / 15.8 / 15.9 / 16.5
Weight:1.36 / 1.43
Width:328.9 / 33.7 / 337