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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. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and screen. The design and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the keyboard. The usability and portability get negative comments.

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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 92/100 = 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

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (

HP EliteBook 1040 G4 Review


Bright, vibrant display; Great battery life (on some models); Sweet sound ; Mediocre keyboard ; The HP EliteBook 1040 G4 is a slick 14-inch business notebook that offers long battery life.

Mediocre keyboard ; The HP EliteBook 1040 G4 is a slick 14-inch business notebook that offers long battery life.

The HP EliteBook 1040 G4 is a slick 14-inch business notebook that offers long battery life.

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

Product Specifications


Audio system:B&O PLAY / Bang & Olufsen
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:2
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen


Battery capacity (Watt hours):67
Battery life (max):18
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Brand-specific features

HP Connection Optimizer:Y
HP ePrint:Y
HP front camera:HP Webcam / HP Webcam HD IR
HP JumpStart:Y
HP Management tools:HP BIOSphere Gen3; HP Client Security Gen3; HP DriveLock and Automatic DriveLock; HP Sure Start Gen3 / HP Driver Packs, HP System Software Manager (SSM), HP BIOS Config Utility (BCU), HP Client Catalog, HP Management Integration Kit for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager / HP Hotkey Support, HP Recovery Manager,
HP rear camera:HP TrueVision HD IR
HP Recovery Manager:Y
HP Security tools:HP BIOSphere Gen3, HP Client Security Gen3, HP DriveLock, HP Sure Start Gen3 / HP BIOSphere Gen3, HP DriveLock and Automatic DriveLock, HP Sure Start Gen3, HP Client Security Gen3, HP LAN-WLAN Protection, / HP Driver Packs; HP System Software Manager (SSM); HP BIOS Config Utility (BCU); HP Client Catalog; HP Management Integration Kit for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager
HP segment:Business
HP Software provided:HP Connection Optimize, HP Velocity, HP ePrint Driver, HP Noise Cancellation Software / HP Connection Optimizer, / HP Connection Optimizer, HP Hotkey Support, HP LAN Protection, HP Noise Cancellation, HP Velocity / HP Connection Optimizer; HP Hotkey Support,HP LAN Protection; HP Noise Cancellation Software; HP Recovery Manager; HP Support Assistant; HP Velocity / HP HP Connection Optimizer, HP LAN-WLAN Protection, HP Velocity, HP Hotkey Support, HP Noise Cancellation / Native Miracast Support;; HP LAN-WLAN Protection; HP Velocity;JetAdvantage; HP Hotkey Support;; HP Noise Cancellation Software; Buy Office; Bing search for IE11 9
HP Support Assistant:Y


Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera signal format:720p
Infrared (IR) camera:Y
Windows Hello:Y


Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold


Colour of product:Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Small Business
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Silver
Product Type:Chromebook / Notebook


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:340 / 400 / 700
Display diagonal:35.6
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS / SVA
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / Y


Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32 / 64
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 0x591B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel HD Graphics 630 / Intel® HD Graphics 620 / Intel® HD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


Full-size keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:ClickPad / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard:Y
Windows keys:Y


Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 8


2G standards:EDGE,GPRS
3G:N / Y
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth version:4.2
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card support:Y
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards: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
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

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

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Power cord included:Y


GPS (satellite):Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:Y
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:N
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Microphone in:N
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity: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:2


AC adapter power:45 / 65 / 90


Bus type:DMI3 / OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 16
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x2,1x4,2x2,2x1,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.10 / 3.5 / 3.50 / 3.9
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.50 / 2.6 / 2.60 / 2.70 / 2.8 / 2.9
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7200U / i5-7300U / i7-7500U / i7-7600U / i7-7820HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-7300 Mobile Series / Intel Core i7-7600 Mobile Series / Intel Core i7-7800 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356
Processor threads:4 / 8
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 45

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:95443 / 95451 / 97466 / 97472 / 97496
Processor code:SR2ZU / SR2ZV / SR33Z / SR340
Processor package size:42 x 24 / 42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y


Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Face recognition:Y
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, User / Power on
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y


Bundled software:HP BIOSphere Gen3\nHP DriveLock e DriveLock automatico\nHP Sure Start Gen3\nIl chip di protezione integrato TPM 2.0 viene fornito con Windows 10 (con certificazione Common Criteria EAL4+)\nautenticazione all'accensione (password)\nmodulo Absolute Persistence\nHP Client Security Gen3\nMicrosoft Defender
Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 PRO


Card reader integrated:N
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 256 / 360 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:NVMe 3.0,PCI Express / NVMe,PCI Express / PCI Express / Serial ATA
SSD capacity:1000 / 256 / 360 / 512
SSD form factor:M.2
SSD interface:NVMe 3.0,PCI Express / NVMe,PCI Express / PCI Express / Serial ATA
Storage Media:SSD
Total SSDs capacity:1000 / 256 / 360 / 512
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 256 / 360 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Height :15.9
Weight:1.35 / 1.36