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HP EliteBook 1040 G5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of HP EliteBook 1040 G5. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the keyboard and performance. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive views about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP EliteBook 1040 G5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Tom Brant (

HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5


The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5's slight stature, excellent build quality, and range of customization options make it an appealing ultra-premium 2-in-1 laptop for business use.

Comfortable keyboard. Unique anti-glare display. Fast charging. Long battery life. Very thin and light. Multiple customization options, including Intel vPro support. Thunderbolt 3 port.

Frequent fan noise. Expensive as configured.

Bottom Line: The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5's slight stature, excellent build quality, and range of customization options make it an appealing ultra-premium 2-in-1 laptop for business use.

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (

HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5


Sleek, aluminum build; Punchy keyboard; Solid audio; Strong performance; Good battery life ; Hazy anti-glare display; A lot of bloatware ; The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 has strong performance, great battery life and a comfortable keyboard, but its...

Hazy anti-glare display; A lot of bloatware ; The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 has strong performance, great battery life and a comfortable keyboard, but its anti-glare display is hazy.

The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 has strong performance, great battery life and a comfortable keyboard, but its anti-glare display is hazy.

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (

HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5 (i7-8650U, FHD) Convertible Review


A flagship business convertible that seemingly has it all. The new EliteBook x360 1040 G5 is everything we love about the 13.3-inch EliteBook x360 1030 G4 in a 14-inch screen size. Unfortunately, it has the same disadvantages as its smaller sibling.

surfaces excellent at deterring fingerprints;excellent trackpad responsiveness;extensive security features;very bright display options;dual Thunderbolt 3 ports;4G LTE and NFC optional;crisp keyboard feedback;loud internal speakers;120 Hz panel...

disappointing Core i7 performance; weak CPU Turbo Boost;slow display response times; noticeable ghosting;weak GPU performance; no discrete graphics;matte anti-glare option is very grainy;HP Active Pen stylus sold separately;top display bezel is...

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Sandra Vogel (

HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 review: A sturdy and compact convertible ultraportable for business Review | ZDNet


The 14-inch Elitebook x360 1040 G5 is a 360-degree convertible laptop with solid build quality and a good range of specification choices, although high-end variants are very expensive.

Compact, solidly built 14-inch convertible ; Long battery life ; Good stereo speakers ; HP Sure View Privacy Screen option ; 4G LTE option

Expensive with additional options ; Active Pen is not bundled ; No privacy slider for webcam

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (

Courte critique du convertible HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5 (i7-8650U, UHD 620, FHD)


Le dernier EliteBook possède à peu près tout ce que l'on attend d'un Ultrabook : un mode tablette, un écran ultra-lumineux, la 4G LTE, le Thunderbolt 3, le NFC, un clavier précis, des bordures d'écran étroites, une bonne autonomie… la liste n'en finit...

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Allen Ngo ( )

Review del Convertible HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5 (i7-8650U, FHD)


un negocio emblemático convertible que aparentemente lo tiene todo. El nuevo EliteBook x360 1040 G5 es todo lo que nos encanta del EliteBook x360 1030 G4 de 13,3 pulgadas en un tamaño de pantalla de 14 pulgadas. Desafortunadamente, tiene las mismas...

Superficies excelentes para disuadir a las huellas dactilares;excelente capacidad de respuesta del trackpad;amplios elementos de seguridad;opciones de pantalla muy brillantes;doble Thunderbolt 3 puertos;4G LTE y NFC opcional;información de teclado...

decepcionante rendimiento del Core i7; débil CPU Turbo Boost;Tiempos de respuesta lentos de la pantalla; efecto fantasma perceptible;bajo rendimiento de la GPU; sin gráficos discretos;la opción antideslumbrante mate es muy granulada;El lápiz táctil HP...

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (

Breve Análise do Conversível HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5 (i7-8650U, FHD)


Um carro chefe conversível que aparentemente tem tudo. O novo EliteBook x360 1040 G5 é tudo o que amamos no EliteBook x360 1030 G4 de 13,3 polegadas com um tela de 14 polegadas. Infelizmente, tem as mesmas desvantagens do irmão menor.

Superfícies excelentes para evitar as digitais;Excelente resposta do trackpad;Diversos recursos de segurança;Opções de tela muito brilhantes;Duas portas Thunderbolt 3;4G LTE e NFC opcionais;Nítida resposta do teclado;Alto falantes internos...

Desempenho decepcionante do Core i7; Turbo Boost da CPU fraco;Tempos de resposta lentos da tela; ghosting notório;Desempenho fraco da GPU; sem gráficos discretos;A opção mate anti refletiva é muito granulada;A Caneta HP Active Pen é vendida...

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (

Test: HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5 (i7-8650U, FHD) Omvandlingsbar (Sammanfattning)


Ett omvandlingsbart flaggskepp som har allt. Nya EliteBook x360 1040 G5 är allt det som vi gillar med EliteBook x360 1030 G4 på 13.3 tum men med en skärmstorlek på 14 tum. Tyvärr har den samma brister som sitt mindre syskon.

ytorna är utmärkta på att hålla fingeravtryck borta;styrplattan är riktigt responsiv;utförliga säkerhetsfunktioner;riktigt ljusstarka skärmalternativ;dubbla Thunderbolt 3-portar;4G LTE och NFC finns som tillval;tangentbordet har skarp...

Core i7-prestandan är en besvikelse; svag Turbo Boost;skärmen har långsamma responstider; märkbar ghosting;svag GPU-prestanda; ingen diskret grafik;den matta antireflex-skärmen är väldigt grynig;HP Active Pen-stylusen säljs separat;den övre delen av...

Feb, 2019

Product Specifications


Audio system:Bang & Olufsen
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:4


Battery capacity (Watt hours):56 / 56.2
Battery life (max):17
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Brand-specific features

HP front camera:HP Webcam
HP Management tools:HP BIOS Config Utility (BCU), HP Client Catalog, HP Driver Packs, HP System Software Manager (SSM), HP Collaboration Keyboard
HP segment:Business
HP speaker type:HP Quad Speakers
HP Sure View:Y


Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:Full HD / HD
Front camera signal format:1080p
Infrared (IR) camera:Y


Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold


Form factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Folder)
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Black, Silver / Black,Silver / Silver
Product Type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Notebook


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:400 / 700
Display diagonal:35.6
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
sRGB coverage (typical):100
Touch technology:Multi-touch

Docking station

Docking station connecting interface:USB Type-C
Docking station Ethernet LAN:Y
Docking station HDMI port:Y
Docking station included:Y
Docking station VGA (D-Sub) port:Y


Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5917
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:ClickPad / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard:Y


Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32 / 8
Memory clock speed:2400 / 2666
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16


3G:N / Y
3G standards:HSPA+
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth version:4.2
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
MIMO type:Multi User MIMO
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card support:Y
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11ax,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:Y
Mouse included:Y


Ambient light sensor:Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:USB Type-C
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


AC adapter power:65


Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.40 / 3.6 / 3.60 / 4 / 4.00 / 4.20
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake R
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:1.60 / 1.7 / 1.70 / 1.8 / 1.80 / 1.90
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-8250U / i5-8350U / i7-8550U / i7-8650U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1356
Processor threads:8
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Processor ARK ID:122589 / 124967 / 124968 / 124969
Processor code:SR3L8 / SR3L9 / SR3LA
Processor package size:42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y


Cable lock slot:Y
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:Power on
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):N / Y


Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO


Card reader integrated:N
Flash memory:32
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 128 / 2000 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:NVMe 3.0,PCI Express / NVMe,PCI Express / PCI Express
SSD capacity:1000 / 128 / 2000 / 256 / 512
SSD form factor:M.2
SSD interface:NVMe 3.0,PCI Express / NVMe,PCI Express / PCI Express
Storage Media:SSD / SSD+eMMC
Total SSDs capacity:1000 / 128 / 2000 / 256 / 512
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1032 / 128 / 2032 / 256 / 512 / 542

Weight & Dimensions

Height :16.9