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HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the battery and durability are overall positive. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the screen.

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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 Folio 1040 G1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

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

Dec, 2013

PC Advisor Recommended

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 ultraportable laptop review

 

It's a 14-inch lightweight model based on the MacBook Air template, just 17 mm thick and weighing little over 1.5 kg. Like very few others, it is made almost entirely from real metal, using an Apple-like unibody aluminium construction. This seems to be...

Most ultraportables we test are dumbed-down MacBook Air clones with cheap construction and low-grade components. That's why it makes a particularly refreshing change to find a Windows laptop that not just matches but surpasses Apple's popular...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1

 

A rather nice business notebook with a range of security features from both Intel and HP. The items not immediately available on this unit are available via a dock, so you not end up taking extra weight out and about with you.

It is 33.5x23x1.4cm and weights 1554grams. This unit has USB3 ports although you would only know it by speed of transfer as they do not have the blue middle bar that normally denotes these ports. The screen is 14inches and has a 720P webcam set at the...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (techworld.com)

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 review

 

The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 is an ultraportable Windows laptop that not just matches but surpasses Apple's MacBook Air in the key area of screen quality. Here is our HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 review.

Most ultraportables we test are dumbed-down MacBook Air clones with cheap construction and low-grade components. That's why it makes a particularly refreshing change to find a Windows laptop that not just matches but surpasses Apple's popular...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 (E7N23PA)

 

A 14in Ultrabook that's designed to appeal to big business

Solid construction ; Comfortable keyboard

Specs a little low for the price ; ForcePad feels different to a touchpad ; Some 2.4GHz Wi-Fi woes

HP's business-oriented 14in Ultrabook offers a thin and light solution for enterprises, while maintaining security and management features. It's well built, performs swiftly for the most part, but its cost is high.

Apr, 2014

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

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 G1 is a capable powerhouse system for business executives, executive assistants, mid-level engineers, and anyone else who merits a power-user's system. It's fast, has numerous security features, WWAN, and the innovative...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 Review

 

Does business-friendly have to mean boring? HP is hoping the answer to that is no, with the EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 promising the dependability of an enterprise notebook with some of the style borrowed from the company's consumer ultrabook range. It's...

Building a work-centric notebook used to be straightforward; now, though, users expect the style of their consumer brethren, as well as something that won’t weigh down the average briefcase or bag, yet without making concessions on performance and...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 (E7N23PA)

 

A 14in Ultrabook that's designed to appeal to big business

Solid construction ; Comfortable keyboard

Specs a little low for the price ; ForcePad feels different to a touchpad ; Some 2.4GHz Wi-Fi woes

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Charles P Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

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

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : sandra vogel (zdnet.com)

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

HP's EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 looks every inch a business executive's ultrabook, while its MIL-STD 810G rating means it should stand up to the rigours of life on the road. The high-resolution 14-inch screen is a pleasure to use, and the integrated...

Jul, 2014