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HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 Business Ultrabook Specs & Price

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Flaunting a slim profile, the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 is a lightweight and durable notebook for business users that are significantly mobile and would love their machine not to constitute a hindrance in that regard. HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 ultrabook features a premium and rugged design while packed with business-focused features.

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HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1 Ultrabook

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Build and Display

The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 notebook is attractively thin at just 15.9 millimetres. At a weight of 1.49 kg, it should be stress-free moving about with the ultrabook, which has a matte-platinum finish. Aluminium and magnesium alloy features in the laptop’s design to add a premium feel.

HP provides an innovative multi-touch trackpad called ForcePad to enable users use gestures similar to those available on smartphones and tablets to carry out operations. The backlit, spill-resistant keyboard makes for comfortable typing in low-light conditions.

The EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 promises ruggedness having been designed to pass military-standard MIL-STD 810G testing. It packs a 14-inch diagonal display with resolution options of HD+ (1600 x 900 pixels) and Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels). The matte screen has touch and non-touch options.

The Hardware

Equipped with fourth-generation Intel Core processors, HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 is designed for responsive performance that makes tasks easier for professionals. Buyers will be able to choose between Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processors.

Graphics is handled by a built-in Intel HD Graphics 4400 GPU. The laptop comes with system memory of up to 8 GB and a 6-cell, 42Whr polymer battery that should last almost a full work day.

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Other Specs

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 comes preinstalled with Windows 8.1 Pro (64-bit) operating system – Windows 7 Professional is available through downgrade rights. You could as well choose SUSE Linux Enterprise or FreeDOS. Zippy solid-state drive with capacity ranging to 128 GB to 256 GB comes with the ultrabook.

Port and connector options include two USB 3.0 ports, a DisplayPort 1.2 and a side docking connector. There is also a multi-format card reader. Blazing internet connections is ensured with dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and optional HP Mobile Broadband supporting 3G and 4G LTE.

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 comes with usual protection and security features for business users, including a fingerprint reader, HP Sure Start, HP BIOSphere, HP Trust Circles and HP Secure Erase.

Pricing and availability

HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1 ultrabooks are available in Nigeria. HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1 price in Nigeria starts at around N190,000, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.

HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1 Specs

Here are a few specs of the HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1 Ultrabook:

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General Features

  • OS: Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1, or Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or Core i7 Processor
  • GPU: Intel HD Graphics 4400
  • Memory: 4GB or 8GB RAM
  • Colours: Silver
  • Dimension: 33.8 x 23.35 x 1.59 cm
  • Weight: from 1.49 kg

Display & Keyboard

  • Display: 14-inch back-lit LED Display, 1600 x 900 pixels or 1920 x 1080 pixels (anti-glare with touch or non-touch options)
  • Keyboard: Full-sized back-lit keyboard (Spill Resistant with drain)
  • Pointing Device: Forcepad


  • Built-in Storage: 128GB to 256GB SDD
  • Optical Storage: No
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Ports & Connectivity

  • Webcam: Yes, HD Webcam
  • USB 3.0: Yes, 2 port
  • USB 2.0: No
  • HDMI: No
  • DisplayPort: Yes, 1 port
  • VGA:
  • Ethernet (RJ-45): Via Dongle
  • SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot
  • Mic/Headphone: Yes
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC: No
  • Docking Connector: Yes, 1 Connector
  • Mobile Broadband: Yes, HSPA+ (LTE optional)

Other Features

  • Fingerprint Reader
  • Full Volume Encryption
  • Designed to pass MIL-STD 810G durability tests
  • HP Client Security
  • TPM 1.2 Embedded Security Chip
  • HP Recovery Manager

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 Business Ultrabook Specs & Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: October 20th, 2019

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