HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 Review

January 24, 2023
David Sunnyside

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HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G3 is the company's third-generation Ultrabook, and it's the most powerful professional Ultrabook on the market. It uses a 14-inch diagonal screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, and it can handle native 1080p content. The EliteBook G3 is available in different Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors, and it's equipped with the latest security software.

The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 has a fingerprint scanner that can be used for biometric identification. This helps in the context of examinations and other events that involve biometric verification.

The HP EliteBook G3 is powered by a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5-6200U dual-core processor. You also have a choice of 16 GB RAM or 256 GB NVMe-SSD. A USB Type-C port, HDMI port, and a power port round out the features.

Despite the high price, the Folio 1040 G3 is not a bad machine. However, it's not much better than rivals, and it isn't necessarily worth spending more money on.

For example, you can get a similarly priced ThinkPad T460, which lasted a little longer than the EliteBook and is a bit thinner and brighter. But the screen doesn't deliver the best color, and the battery life isn't that great.

The HP EliteBook 1040 has a comfortable keyboard and solid sound. In addition, it's built to survive vibrations and corners. While the speakers are not quite as loud as competitors', the bass and synths are accurate. Plus, the panel surface is matte and offers a decent amount of viewing angle.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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