HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G4 Review

May 11, 2018

HP’s 14-inch EliteBook 1040 G4 is really a solid small business notebook that’s as fantastic for play because it is for perform. That is because its vibrant, vibrant display provides fantastic image high-quality, and its Bang & Olufsen-tuned speakers produce solid sound. The high-powered, quad-core model gives a ton of speed, while the dual-core (Intel U-Series) model lasts over 10 hours on a chargeFrom its outstanding audio to its vibrant display, there’s a lot to love about this laptop. However, some competitors offer a better typing experience and even longer endurance.


When closed, the aluminum EliteBook 1040 G4 looks like a sleek pair of silver wedges sitting on top rated of each other. Its matte lid and deck look somewhat standard, but its shiny, reflective edges stand out.

Weighing 3.2 pounds (3.35 pounds on HQ processor model) and measuring 13 x 9.2 x 0.6 inches, chargeur asus exa1208eh/ac adapter asus exa1208eh the EliteBook 1040 G4 is lighter and thinner than Lenovo’s mainstream 14-inch ThinkPads, the ThinkPad 25 (3.6 pounds, 0.8 inches thick), which is actually a version of its popular ThinkPad T470 laptop (3.48 – 3.88 pounds), and the quad-core ThinkPad T470p (3.6 – 4 pounds, 0.94 inches thick. The 13-inch Dell Latitude 7380 (2.8 pounds, 0.6 inches thick) is obviously lighter.

The EliteBook splits its dual Type-A USB 3 ports between its left and right sides, and both of its power-drawing USB Type-C (3.1) ports are on the right side, next to its HDMI 1.4 port. The pa5109u 1brs/batterie pa5109u 1brs/toshiba pa5109u 1brs left side also has a laptop lock slot and a headphone jack.


The EliteBook 1040 has a 14-inch display that comes in a number of flavors. The one that I was sent includes a 1080p touchscreen. Personally, I’d prefer a bit higher of a resolution at that size, like 1440p or 4K, but it looks great for what it is actually. It’s batterie dell latitude e7250/batterie dell e7250 also bright enough to get the job done, at 700 nits. It does come in a 4K option though, although battery life will be compromised if you decide to go that route.

There’s also Sure View, HP’s privacy display. It’s 800050 001/batterie hp 800050 001 not included in the one I was sent, but I’ve had the chance to try it out. HP says that 91% of visual hacking attempts (when someone pretty much looks over your shoulder to see what you’re working on) are successful. This can put you and your organization at risk.

By pressing a button, the Sure View display comes on, making it impossible to see what’s on the screen from anything more than 30-40 degrees.

Other than the brightness of the screen, the other thing that I found impressive is its anti-glare abilities. It chargeur asus adp 90yd b/ac adapter asus adp 90yd b/chargeur asus exa1202yh truly surpasses a lot of the other anti-glare screens that I’ve used. The image above was obviously taken outdoors, and given that no one was sitting directly in front of it, it looks pretty fantastic.


Though both EliteBook 1040 G4 configurations we tested had 1080p screens, 16GB of RAM and 512GB solid-state drives, one was powered by a dual-core Core i7-7500U CPU while the other had a more powerful, quad-core Core i7-7820HQ processor. Both offer fantastic multitasking, but the chargeur asus adp 45bw c/chargeur adp 45bw c/asus ac adapter adp 45bw c quad-core processor delivered much stronger overall performance.

When testing both machines, I saw no lag or delay as I scrolled down pages and moved between tabs after splitting each screen between a 1080p streaming YouTube video and a dozen Chrome tabs (including Giphy, Slack, Gmail and Google Docs).

The performance gap between these two HP machines widened on the Geekbench 4 general performance test. The 7820HQ-enabled model hit a higher 13,463, beating the 8,360 from the 7500U-powered unit. This means chargeur macbook pro 13 60w/chargeur macbook pro 13 2010 the U model is closer for the 8,493 thin-and-light-notebook average and the 8,355 from the Dell Latitude 7380 (Core i7-7600U CPU with vPro technology, 8GB of RAM). Both scores are higher than the 7,766 from the Lenovo ThinkPad 25 (Intel Core i7-7500U, 16GB of RAM). The ThinkPad T470p (Core i5-7440HQ), which also has a quad-core Intel HQ series CPU, scored 12,378.

The 512GB PCIe NVMe TLC SSDs in the EliteBook 1040 G4 are fast, but the 7500U-powered model had an edge with its 282.7 MBps copy speed, outpacing its chargeur asus ad890026/chargeur ad890026 231-MBps counterpart in the 7820HQ-enabled model. Both rates exceed the 218.8-MBps category average and the 196 MBps from the ThinkPad 25 (512GB NVMe M.2 PCI-e SSD) but fall below the 299 MBps from both the Latitude 7380 (256GB SSD) and ThinkPad T470p (256GB SSD).

On our OpenOffice macro test — which matches 20,000 names and addresses — the EliteBook 1040 notebooks posted a pair of close times (3:41 for 7820HQ, 3:36 for 7500U). Those marks are adp 120rh b/chargeur asus adp 120rh b/ac adapter asus adp 120rh b shorter than the 4:21 category average, close towards the 3:36 from the ThinkPad 25 and longer than the 3:14 from the Latitude 7380 and 3:22 from the ThinkPad T470p.


Intel’s Core i7-7820HQ has more in common with gaming notebooks than with office laptops. Featuring a base clock of 2.9 GHz, the processor can boost on a single core up to 3.9 GHz and across all four cores up to 3.5 GHz. Hyperthreading also makes a huge difference in heavier workloads; the chargeur surface pro 3/alimentation surface pro 3 chip has twice the processing threads of ULV processors found in other enterprise ultrabooks.

Although it’s based on the older Kaby Lake architecture, the CPU still flies through single- and multi-threaded workloads. In Cinebench R15, the 1040 G4 sits near the best of the heap, scoring 166 and 663 in the single and multi tests, respectively. The 7820HQ scores about 80-90% higher than the i7-7500U found in the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and the chargeur acer a13 045n2a/chargeur a13 045n2a and i7-7600U used in Toshiba’s Tecra X40-D. This shouldn’t be too surprising; the 7500U and 7600U are dual-core CPUs rated at 15 W while the 7820HQ is actually a 45 W quad-core beast.

There are two possible shortcomings that potential buyers should consider. The first is chargeur lenovo adl45wcg/chargeur adl45wcg the older platform. Intel’s new 8th generation CPUs also offer four cores, even on the lower wattage chips. While not as fast as the 7820HQ, the new U-series of Kaby Lake-R chips should have more than enough punch for most office work while using much less energy. The Core i7-8550U scored about 20% lower than the 7820HQ in Cinebench R15’s multi test despite being rated at 1/3 the wattage. The Microsoft Surface Book 2, which uses the faster Core i7-8650U, kept pace with the 7820HQ.

The other failure of the 1040 G4’s CPU lies in consistency. In our Cinebench R15 loop test, a definite pattern of a single peak followed by a sharp decrease in performance appeared. The batterie a41 x550a/batterie asus a41 x550a CPU can punch through the benchmark with aplomb once, but can’t seem to keep it up and will throttle over extended workloads.

Battery Life

The 67 Wh battery is really a marathon runner. During our WiFi Surfing v1.3 benchmark (Balanced profile, screen set to 150 nits, loading a new webpage every 30-40 seconds), the HP Elitebook 1040 G4 lasted a staggering 11 hours 5 minutes. This blows most competitors out of the water and pa5186u 1brs/batterie toshiba pa5186u 1brs blanc should leave even the busiest road warriors satisfied. During Battery Eater’s Reader test (Power Saver profile, minimum brightness, Airplane mode), the 1040 G4 lasted nearly an entire day, shutting down after 22 and a half hours. The 1040 G4 is quick-charge capable via the included power adapter, which can charge the battery from 5% to full in about 1 hour 10 minutes.


The Elitebook 1040 G4 is pa3817u 1brs/batterie pa3817u 1brs/batterie toshiba pa3817u 1brs 48wh a solidly built 14-inch laptop that should prove a capable, if potentially expensive, workhorse. There are 21 off-the-page configurations available at the time of writing, so it’s a shame none currently sport an 8th generation Intel Core processor. Still, battery life is outstanding, you get four USB ports (two USB 3.1, two USB-C/Thunderbolt) and the Privacy Screen is likely to prove useful for mobile professionals.

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