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HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and performance. The screen and design also get good views, whereas many are negative about the energy efficiency and sound.

portability, design, screen, performance, durability

touchpad, price, sound, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2

 

Bright, vibrant display; Thinner and lighter than competition; Useful fingerprint scanner ; Touchpad has no tactile feedback; Expensive, given its performance ; HP's EliteBook Folio 1040 G2 is a sleek and strong 14-inch business laptop that's lighter...

Touchpad has no tactile feedback; Expensive, given its performance ; HP's EliteBook Folio 1040 G2 is a sleek and strong 14-inch business laptop that's lighter than the competition, but the touchpad falls flat.

HP's EliteBook Folio 1040 G2 is a sleek and strong 14-inch business laptop that's lighter than the competition, but the touchpad falls flat.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Sven Kloevekorn (notebookcheck.net)

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2 Ultrabook Review

 

Boldly priced. Actually, HP has almost done everything right in the refresh of its premium model and presents a throughout well-designed, very slim and swift business ultrabook with an IPS touchscreen and extensive security features. However,...

First rate build, Classy yet unobtrusive, Light, Very thin, Adapter for VGA and Ethernet included, Very nice Full HD IPS screen with touch support, Very good battery life, Very quiet, Cool, Fast enough for business and more, Extensive security bundle

Extremely expensive (starting price), Touchpad will not appeal to everyone, No DP-HDMI adapter, Highly reflective screen, Only mediocre sound

The tested version of HP's EliteBook Folio 1040 G2 reaps in 3 points more in the total rating than the somewhat lower price of the G1 model that we tested. That allows it to just enter the exclusive group of our current Top 10 chart of business laptops.

May, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2

 

It is still an HP product so you have that...

-Thin/Light -Decent screen (no its not super high res) -very responsive for an entry level travel notebook. (the i7/16GB would be preferred for heavy users)

-2x USB ports is limiting. -Bluetooth chip-set is odd to say the least (strange issues with random Bluetooth devices when exiting power save mode) -TOUCHPAD IS JUNK. If you like the touchpad on your MacBook you will HATE this... seriously its pretty...

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:DTS Studio Sound / HD / HD Audio + DTS Studio Sound / HD Audio with DTS Studio Sound
Built-In Microphone:No / Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:42
Battery capacity (Watt hours):42
Battery life (max):10 / 10.25
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6

Camera

Front Camera: / No / Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

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

Design

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

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:250
Display diagonal:35.6 / 36
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD:No / Yes
HD type:Full HD / HD+ / No
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:SVA
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: / No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:16
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):900 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600
On-board graphics adapter memory:2.005
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 5500 / Intel® HD Graphics 5500
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

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

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board / On-board + SO-DIMM / SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory slots: / 1x SO-DIMM

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G:N / No / Y / Yes
3G standards:EVDO, HSPA+ / HSDPA, HSPA+, HSUPA, WCDMA / HSPA / HSPA+
4G:N / No / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:N / No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC):No / Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:No / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g / 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 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / 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 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac
WWAN: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: No
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:DTS Studio Sound / HD
Display:
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Y
Interface adapters included:LAN/VGA combo
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included: Yes
Interface adapters included:LAN/VGA combo
Manual:Y / Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

GPS (satellite):Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

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

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset: / Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:2x4, 4x1 / 4x1, 2x4 / 4x1,2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.7 / 2.9 / 3 / 3.2
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Broadwell
Processor Cores:2
Processor family: / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-5xxx / Intel Core i7-5xxx
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.6
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model: / I5-5200U / I5-5300U / I7-5500U / I7-5600U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-5300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5600 Mobile series / Intel® Core™ i5-5300 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1168 / BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:F0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: 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: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel RealSense 3D Camera: No
Intel RealSense Snapshot: No
Intel RealSense Technology: 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:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel Wireless-AC Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): 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): 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): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® RealSense Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless-AC Technology: Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:85212 / 85213 / 85214 / 85215 / I7-5600U
Processor code:SR23V / SR23W / SR23X / SR23Y
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N / No / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:Power on
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes

Software

Bundled software:HP BIOSphere\nHP Connection Manager\nHP Wireless Hotspot\nHP PageLift\nHP Recovery Manager\nHP Support Assistant\nHP ePrint\nHP SoftPaq Download Manager\nAbsolute Data Protect\nCyberLink Power DVD\nCyberLink YouCam BE\nHP Touchpoint Manager\nFoxit PhantomPDF Express\nHP Connection Manager\nHP ePrint\nHP File Sanitizer\nWiDi Intel\nMicrosoft Security Essentials / HP Wireless Hotspot\nHP PageLift\nHP Recovery Manager\nHP Support Assistant\nHP ePrint\nHP SoftPaq Download Manager\nCyberLink Power DVD\nCyberLink YouCam BE
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed: / DOS License / FreeDOS / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Professional Preload / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 8.1 Pro
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), SD, SDHC, SDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / Micro Serial ATA / SATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2 / Serial ATA III
SSD capacity:128 / 256 / 512
SSD form factor:2.5" / M.2
SSD interface:M.2 / Micro Serial ATA / Serial ATA
Storage Media:SSD
Total SSDs capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 512

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23 / 23.4 / 233.5
Height :1.59 / 1.71 / 15.9 / 17.1 / 2
Height (front):1.6 / 1.7
Height (rear):1.7 / 1.8
Weight:1.5 / 1.51 / 1.55 / 1.6 / 2
Width:33.8 / 338 / 34