Hewlett-Packard Development Company, one of my favorite laptop maker expand their EliteBook Folio notebooks line up with HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 F2R72UT ultrabook. Yeah, like other HP’s ultrabook on its series, the EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 F2R72UT is not designed for budget conscious costumers. But if you have more budget and looking for a reliable laptop which brings powerful performance and gorgeous stunning portable design for work hard and play, we believe the latest Folio is one of the best machine that will meets your needs.
If you are business person who often do a business trips, HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 F2R72UT is a great machine for you. The magnesium bodies that paired with gorgeous Platinum design, this model brings great portability and durability. The laptop that meets MIL STD 810G standard can withstands from any dangerous situations when you on the go. In term of portability, the latest Folio 1040 G1 laptop also brings more portability and thinner profile than the previous EliteBook Folio 9470m C6Z63UT laptop. Measures only around at 13.31 x 9.19 x 0.63, the 3.3 lbs G1 F2R72UT fells lighter and more comfortable to hold in your hand than the 13.3 x 9.1 x 0.7 inches on its 3.60 lbs predecessor.
Designed for business and professional users, the EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 F2R72UT laptop promises more than enough performance to handle most demanding business and office applications. Powered by one of the most powerful Intel Haswell ULV processor, the Intel Core i7-4650U dual core processor that has a base clock rates at 1.7GHZ provides user more than enough performance for day to day tasks. Inside, the 8GB of DDR3 SDRAM and Intel Turbo Boost technology offers faster multitasking performance and extra processor power when you run most demanding business applications.
The ultrabook sports 14 inch Full High Definition 1920 x 1080 pixels display that offers stunning images and brilliant color. Yeah, this is not touch screen laptop, but the Intel HD Graphics 5000 graphics card with anti glare technology and LED backlit provides stunning viewing experience, even in direct sunlight and modern games. Built into top bezel of display, the 720p High Definition web camera and internal dual-microphone array gives stunning face to face video conference and clear audio chats. The internal stereo speakers are not designed for multimedia, but with DTS Studio Sound technology, user will gets crisp and loud audio for music and video.
Like the other laptop on its series, HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 F2R72UT ultrabook also preinstalled with Microsoft Windows Pro 8.1 as the operating system with downgrade license to Windows Professionals 64 bit. As an ultrabook, the HP also equipped with Solid State Drive as internal storage with 256GB mSATA. Other interesting features is the Pressure-Sensitive Touchpad that used Synaptics’ ForcePad technology. Yeah, the black backlit keyboard has an small keypad and lacks numeric keypad but with spill resistant design, you will comfortable to used in coffee shop. Below the keyboard, the HP Fingerprint reader will protected your critical data form unauthorized access.
Yeah, as portable machine, this model also lacks some essential port interface and only equipped with two USB 3.0 port, audio combo jack, microSD card slot, Display port and Docking connector to connect into compatible accessories. Moreover, the HP 1040 G1 F2R72UT ultrabook will be comes with latest Bluetooth technology, 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wireless LAN and few enterprises technology, such as Client Security, TPM 1.2 Embedded Security, Microsoft Security Essentials and more.
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 F2R72UT 13.3 inch ultrabook comes with high configurations and lots of security and productivity features. The size and design also make it perfect to use when you on the go. Unfortunately, the $1,979 price tag is might be too expensive from many potential costumers, but it is still reasonably priced if you compared with features and hardware configurations. So, what do you think? If you are not too concern about design and performance, we think the Dell Latitude E5430 469-4311 laptop with Intel Core i3-3120M processor is a good alternative, especially if the price is your big concerned.