Truly an ultrabook
Display and Design
The HP EliteBook 1040 G1 (E8E17PA) Ultrabook is bound to leave you stunned with pristine image quality and eye popping colours thanks to a 14-inch full HD LED backlit UVWA slim display. It carries an anti glare coating to provide clear viewing under bright light. It is wrapped in a stylish silver coloured outfit which has a waistline of 15.9mm and a weight of merely 1.4kg so that you can easily lug around with it.
Configuration and OS
Doing duty on the inside is a 2.1GHz Intel Core i7 processor from the fourth generation and based on QM87 Express chipset. It is coupled with an 8GB DDR3 RAM which runs at 1,600MHz and provides superior performance. The HP EliteBook 1040 G1 (E8E17PA) Ultrabook ships with business friendly 64 bit Windows 7 Professional OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
Armed with a HD webcam and dual array microphone, the device offers clear and noise free video calls. The 256GB SSD flash memory makes sure that you donÂt have to wait to start computing at any instant. Powered by DTS Studio Sound, the stereo speakers offer rich multimedia experience.
Battery and Connectivity
Fuelled by a 6 cell Li-ion battery, the HP EliteBook 1040 G1 (E8E17PA) Ultrabook claims to deliver up to 9.45 hours of backup. Connectivity wise, it gets Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI out, two USB 3.0 ports, WLAN, Bluetooth v4.0, digital media reader, docking connector and DisplayPort.
The HP EliteBook 1040 G1 (E8E17PA) Ultrabook represents the true definition of ultrabook, it's utterly slim and light and boasts of power packed performance. It comes with commendable features in every department to justify its price, but it's the marathon battery which makes it stand out.