The HP Elitebook 1040 G4 Core i7 is a solid business notebook that is as good for play as it is for work. That’s because it’s bright vibrant display offers great picture quality and it’s Bang & Olufsen tuned speakers produce solid sound. The high-powered quad-core model offers a ton of speed while the dual core Intel u series model lasts over ten hours on a charge. But neither is it fantastic for typing. Still there’s a lot to love about this laptop especially if you will take advantage of its excellent audio design when closed the aluminum.
HP Elitebook 1040 G4 Core i7 looks like a sleek pair of silver wedges sitting on top of each other. It’s matte lit and dick looks somewhat standard but it’s shiny reflective edges stand out weighing 3.4 pounds and measuring 13 x 9.2 x 0.6 inches. The HP Elitebook 1040 G4 Core i7 is lighter and thinner than the 14-inch Lenovo ThinkPad 25 which has 3.6 pounds and 13 .25 x 9.15 x 0.8 inches. HP Elitebook 1040 G4 Core i7 happens to be heavier than the 13-inch Dell Latitude 7380 which weighs 2.8 pounds and measures 12 X 8.3 X 0.6 inches.
The EliteBook splits its dual type-a USB 3 ports between its left and right sides. In both of its power drawing USB type-c 3.1 ports are on the right side next to its HDMI 1.4 port. The left side also has a laptop lock slot and a headphone jack.
For the display, the HP Elitebook 1040 G4 Core i7 14-inch display offers crisp vivid images. The 1920 X 1080 pixel panel is also crisp enough to show intricate glowing patterns. Towards the color image, the HP Elitebook 1040 G4 Core i7 produces an average of 113 percent of the SRBG color gamut that beats the 101 % average for thin and light notebooks in the 77% of score from the Lenovo ThinkPad 25. This is also less than the 144 % from the Dell Latitude 7380. HP Elitebook 1040 G4 Core i7 emits 278 and 292 nits for the 7820 HQ and 7500U models respectively of brightness. Those marks are above than the latitude 7380 which produces 267 nits and the ThinkPad 25 with 221 nits.
The touchscreen display on the HP Elitebook 1040 G4 Core i7 offers speedy input recognition doing a fantastic job of keeping a bizarre rapidly doodled in paint. The screen’s right and left sides correctly registeres windows tense gestures for navigating windows and opening sun menus. This touchscreen is a $133 upgrade and HP also offers an optional fork way 3840 x 2160 pixel display for $145, a 4k touchscreen for $87 and view privacy screen for $53. For sure this HP’s technology makes it harder for people to read over your shoulder isn’t available for either 4k display.
Main Features for HP Elitebook 1040 G4
14.0 Inch Display
Intel Core i7
2.8 GHz Processor
512 GB Hard Disk