HP Elitebook 1040 G4, ultra-slim notebook for professionals

HP Elitebook 1040 G4, ultra-slim notebook for professionals

Among the new series of HP new product introductions we find the HP Elitebook 1040 G4. It is a powerful and small laptop, highly customizable but always within a high performance and oriented to the professional world . In addition, we are talking about a really fine terminal with a lot of autonomy, perfect for business trips. Let's take a closer look at the specifications of this device.

Display and layout

When we see this laptop from the outside, we find a very premium finish, reminiscent of the Macbook Air, with the matte silver color and very defined edges. As for the screen, it is a 14-inch IPS panel in any of its configurations. We can, yes, customize the screen resolution, choosing between Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) to 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) .

 HP Elitebook 1040 G4

screen14-inch touch screen with Full HD or 4K resolution
ProcessorIntelo Core i5 to i7 seventh generation, with 2.5 Ghz minimum clock speed
RAMmaximum 16 GB
Graphic card Intel HD Graphics 620 or 630
DVD drive Not
Storage128GB up to 1TB SSD
Battery 6-cell, 67 Wh fast charging lithium battery (50% in 30 minutes)
Operating systemWindow 10 Pro 64
ConnectionsWi-Fi and LTE (optional), NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS
Ports USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB-C, HDMI
Dimensions32.89 x 23.28 x 1.59 cm (1.36 kg)
Featured FeaturesHP Phone Wise
Release dateOctober 2017
Price1,350 euros


In terms of power, it is clear that the HP Elitebook 1040 G4 is committed to high performance. Its different configurations always include 7th generation Intel Core c hips, from i5 to i7 , and never at a speed lower than 2.5 GHz. Regarding the graphics, we have the possibility to choose between an Intel HD Grafphics 620 or a 630.

As for RAM, the maximum is 16 GB, and regarding storage, we have a margin to customize between 128 GB and 1 TB of SSD hard drive.  The operating system is Windows 10, to choose between the Home or Pro version (HP highly recommends the Pro).

As we can see, it is in each case a hardware focused on intensive use . With any of the configurations, the system will allow us to be working at the highest level without experiencing crashes.

Autonomy and connectivity

A powerful laptop runs the risk of being resource intensive. That is why this HP Elitebook 1040 G4 has a 6-cell, 67 Wh lithium battery, which will allow us to spend the working day without depending on the charger. And for the cases in which it is necessary to stop to charge, the device has a fast charging system, which allows reaching 50% in just 30 minutes . It is ideal for charging at specific times where we don't have much time and we need the computer to squeeze its possibilities.

Availability and price

It is expected that during October we can have it available for purchase both from the HP website and from the main stores specialized in electronics. Its base price will be 1,350 euros with the standard configuration. From there, depending on our customization, the price may vary. We have a very wide range of possibilities in terms of hard disk, processor, RAM memory and screen resolution, so that we highlight the elements that we consider most important for us in a work laptop.