The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7 is the company’s 7th generation 14-inch convertible PC. It has been upgraded with powerfully improved internals like Intel’s Comet Lake processors. It also get a redesigned body, premium collaboration keyboard, standard display with thin bezels, that delivers a 89% screen-to-body ratio. The laptop offers a slightly bigger screen real estate compare to the HP EliteBook 1030 G7.
This 14-inch premium and business-class convertible PC is equipped with a Hybrid 720p HD IR webcam, four stereo speakers, multiple ports for peripherals connectivity, HP Rechargeable Active Pen and backed up by a 78.5 Wh lithium-ion polymer battery.
HP Elitebook 1040 G7 Key Features and Specs
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- Up to 14-inch diagonal, FHD (1920 x 1080), touch, IPS, BrightView, 400 nits, 72% NTSC
- Premium design, power, and mobility
- 10th generation Intel Core processors (Intel Core i5-10210U – Intel Core i7-10810U)
- Integrated Intel Premium UHD graphics
- Windows 10 Pro
- Up to 16GB RAM (onboard)
- 512 GB of SSD storage
- Spill-resistant Backlit Keyboard
- 720p HD + IR camera
- Intel® AX201 Wi-Fi 6 (2×2) and Bluetooth® 5
- Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G Modem
- Fingerprint Reader
- IR face recognition
- Premium dual stereo speakers with discrete amplifiers, 4 multi-array microphones.
- HP Long Life 4-cell, 74 Wh Li-ion Battery
At first glance, the HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7 looks like the regular Elitebook laptop with aluminum and magnesium chassis, however, it is thinner, smaller and lighter than its predecessor. The all-silver chassis is strong, and rugged enough to withstand spill, drop and everyday damages.
It measures an overall dimension of 31.93 x 20.26 x 1.66 cm and weighs 1.32 kg, hence, it is ultra-portable and can easily be slipped inside a bag.
HP recently ditched the notched lid for an improved angled one. It is indented with a chamfered design. This makes it super easy to open the laptop using one hand, or just a finger.
The laptop has a gem-cut edges and flat sides. In fact, the back corners are also flat to perfect the laptop slim outlook.
When opened, the lid host a 14-inches screen with slimmer bezels on the top, sides and bottom. It has an an 89-percent screen-to-body ratio. The top bezel house a 720p HD camera for IR face recognition system and the bottom host the company logo.
This HP laptop is convertible built with a 360° hinge, which allows you to access four different setup modes from laptop to tent, stand or tablet mode, thus, making it efficient for all working environment.
The hinge hold the lid to the base chassis which host the keyboard, touchpad, multiple port and other important components.
In addition, the HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7 has two speakers on the top deck and two more at the bottom.
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7 also comes with multiple ports for connectivity including a USB-A port on both sides, as well as two USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports (which are also used for charging) and HDMI on the right side. There’s also a SIM port on the left side for use with the optional LTE cellular modem. However, the laptop lacks a microSD card slot.
Keyboard / Touchpad
The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7 keyboard has been redesigned to include a few new buttons on the function key row at the top. This includes an electronic switch that closes a shutter behind the webcam, which HP calls “Sure Shutter.” There is also a key that you can set to launch a website, application, or open a specific file, and a power key.
The full sized spill-resistant backlit keyboard, thus, leaving a narrower bottom “chin” bezel than its predecessor. It also has a long key travel all thanks to the small key which allows for enough room to space the keys, so as to give a very good typing experience. There is also a fingerprint reader faux button on the keyboard between the alt and control key.
Below the keyboard is a smooth, large glass precision touchpad. It uses Microsoft Precision drivers, hence, it does not rattle, and has a satisfying click.
The HP EliteBook x360 1040 has a 14-inch screen, featuring a Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution with multi-touch functionality and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It is also available with a UHD (3840-by2160) display or an FHD SureView Reflect privacy screen.
The FHD IPS SureView Reflect model has up to 1000 nits of brightness, while the base model without the SureView feature offers up to 400 nits. The premium model with 4K OLED UHD display has up to 550 nits with HDR400 technology.
Furthermore, HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7 colour accuracy measurements, sRGB was 99 percent, with AdobeRGB at 76 percent, and DCI-P3 at 78 percent.
Above all, the laptop has 16:9 aspect ratio displays with a refresh rate of 60 Hz and excellent viewing angles.
The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7 is powered by 10th generation Intel Core processors ranging from core i5 to i7.
The base configuration offers an Intel Core i5-10210U processor clocking at 1.6 GHz – 4.2 GHz with Turbo Boost and has 6 MB cache with 4 core. There is also a Core i5-10310U vPro CPU that clocks at 1.7 GHz base and 4.4 GHz turbo boost with the same core and thread as the first model.
For the core i7 model, there are 4 options which can be divided into two due to there similarities.
The Core i7-10510U and Core i7-10610U vPro processor has 1.8 GHz up to 4.9 GHz Turbo Boost clock speed with 8 MB cache and 4 cores.
The Intel® Core i7-10710U processor clocks at 1.1 GHz, up to 4.7 GHz with Turbo Boost, 12 MB cache, 6 core. And finally, the premuim model Intel Core i7-10810U with vPro has six cores, 12 threads, and base and turbo clock speeds of 1.1GHz and 4.9GHz respectively.
In addition, all CPU option is backed up by the Intel UHD Graphics card which can easily handle web browsing and other common business tasks.
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7 also offers between 4GB to 64GB of DDR4 2666 memory and between 128GB and 2TB of solid-state storage.
The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7 run on Windows 10 Pro (64-bit) or the Windows 10 Home Single Language 64-bit operating system out-of-the-box.
Above all, the HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7 Laptop comes with Long Life 4-cell / 78.5Wh lithium-ion polymer battery with 65W AC adapter that supports fast charging of up to 50% in 30 minutes and lasts for up to 23 hours before recharging is required.
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7 comes with dual Bang & Olufsen branded stereo speakers with discrete amplifiers, It also has 4 Multi Array microphone, two front-facing microphones, and two world-facing microphones, along with an “AI-based” noise reduction feature that is designed to reduce extraneous calls.
This laptop also offers plenty of security options for the laptops, including HP BIOSphere, HP Sure Start, BIOS and more. It also has a facial recognition infrared camera that allow you to use Window Hello to quickly log in without having to use passwords.
The HP EliteBook 1030 G7 also comes with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and has an Intel XMM 7360 LTE-Advanced module for WWAN connectivity which is also built-in for wireless networking and Bluetooth 5.0 technology to access fast and reliable connection in dense wireless environments.
HP EliteBook 1040 G7 Price and Availability
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7 price starts at $1,650, maxing out well over $3,100 depending on configuration of the laptop.
It is available on HP official store and other third-party e-commerce platforms like Amazon.
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7 Specs
Here are a few specs of the HP EliteBook 1040 G7 Convertible:
- OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
- Processor: 10th generation Intel Core processors (Intel Core i5-10210U – Intel Core i7-10810U)
- GPU: Integrated Intel Premium UHD graphics
- Memory: 4 GB/ 8 GB/ 16 GB/ 32 GB RAM
- Colours: Silver
- Dimension: 1.93 x 20.27 x 1.66 cm; 12.57 x 7.98 x 0.65 in
- Weight: Starting at 1.32 kg (2.9 lb)
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 14-inch FHD IPS, 1000 nits, touch, Sure View privacy screen, 14-inch UHD HDR400 IPS, 550 nits, touch, 14-inch FHD IPS, 400 nits, touch
- Keyboard: Spill-resistant backlit Keyboard
- Pointing Device: Glass clickpad with multi-touch gestures enabled
- Built-in Storage: Up to 2 TB PCIe NVMe TLC SSD
- Optical Storage: –
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Integrated HD 720p Infrared (IR) Webcam
- USB Ports: 2x USB 3.1 Type-C w/ Thunderbolt, 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 , 1 x headphone/mic combo, 1x HDMI 1.4
- HDMI: Yes
- Thunderbolt Ports: Yes
- DisplayPort: –
- VGA: –
- Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes
- SD Slot: Yes
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: Intel® AX201 Wi-Fi 6 (2×2)
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5 Combo, (vPro) optional
- NFC: Yes
- Docking Connector: –
- Mobile Broadband: –
- Fingerprint reader (select models)
- IR camera
- HP Sure View Reflect (optional)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G Modem
- Intel XMM 7360 LTE-Advanced
- HP Shutter,
- HP Security Suite
- Power Slider
- Built-in Tile module
- Dual speaker by Bang & Olufsen
- 4 Multi Array microphone (AI Noise Reduction microphones)
- Battery: HP Long Life 4-cell, 78.5 Wh Li-ion Battery
- Use Time: Up to 29 hours
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