Hp Elitebook X360 1040 G7 FrontSource: HP

What you need to know

  • HP's 1000 series EliteBooks are getting updated
  • New 6-core Intel processors, and options for 5G.
  • Expected to hit markets globally in July.
  • Thinner bezels gives a 89 percent screen-to-body ratio.

HP's premium line of business-class laptops under the banner of EliteBook 1000 series is being updated for mid-2020. The popular EliteBook x360 1030 (13.3-inch) and EliteBook x360 1040 (14-inch) are hitting the seventh generation (G7) of design and hardware, and with that comes the availability of 5G modems, and new refreshed specs.

Both new laptops are now 6.3 percent smaller, thanks to a reduction in that lower display bezel. HP now claims a healthy 89 percent screen-to-body ratio, which makes these EliteBooks look much more modern.

RAM is available up to 32GB (LPDDR4-2933) and up to 2TB PCIe NVMe SSD, which are impressive for such small Ultrabooks. HP is continuing with double security options too with fingerprint and infrared for Windows Hello.

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HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7

Category HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7
Operating System Windows 10 Pro
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
Processor 10th Gen Intel Core i5 and i7 processors (U series) with optional vPro
Six cores
Graphics Integrated Intel Premium UHD graphics
Memory 32GB LPDDR4-2933
Storage Up to 2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
Camera 720p HD + IR camera
Security Fingerprint sensor
IR camera
HP Sure View Reflect (optional)
HP Security Suite
Connectivity Intel AX201 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Bluetooth 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G Modem
Intel XMM 7360 LTE-Advanced
Built-in Tile module
Ports 2x USB 3.1 Type-C w/ Thunderbolt
2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (charging)
1x headphone/mic combo
1x HDMI 1.4
Audio Audio by Bang & Olufsen
Premium dual stereo speakers with discrete amplifiers
4 Multi Array microphone
Battery 54Wh or 78.5Wh
Dimensions 31.93 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)

HP EliteBook x360 1030 G7

Category HP EliteBook x360 1030 G7
Operating System Windows 10 Pro
Display 13.3-inch FHD IPS, 1000 nits, touch, Sure View privacy screen
13.3-inch UHD OLED, 400 nits, touch
13.3-inch UHD HDR400 IPS, 550 nits, touch
14-inch FHD IPS, 400 nits, touch
Processor 10th Gen Intel Core i5 and i7 processors (U series) with optional vPro
Graphics Integrated Intel Premium UHD graphics
Memory 32GB LPDDR4-2933
Storage Up to 2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
Camera 720p HD + IR camera
Security Fingerprint sensor
IR camera
HP Sure View Reflect (optional)
HP Security Suite
Connectivity Intel AX201 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Bluetooth 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G Modem
Intel XMM 7360 LTE-Advanced
Built-in Tile module
Ports 2x USB 3.1 Type-C w/ Thunderbolt
2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (charging)
1x headphone/mic combo
1x HDMI 1.4
Audio Audio by Bang & Olufsen
Premium dual stereo speakers with discrete amplifiers
4 Multi Array microphone
Battery 54Wh
Dimensions 30.38 x 19.39 x 1.61 cm; 11.96 x 7.63 x 0.63 in
Weight Starting at 1.21 kg (2.68 lb)

Displays range from full HD with HP Sure View privacy screens (up to 1,000 nits of brightness), or a premium 4K UHD options with HDR400, touch, and 550 nits of brightness. There's also a battery-friendly touch full HD display.

Battery life is also getting a bump with a claimed 29 hours of usage (from a massive 78.5Whr battery). Still, the EliteBook 1000 series has always had excellent and long last hardware, so putting it past 12 hours of real-world usage on a single charge seems doable.

Look for the new EliteBook x360 1030 (13.3-inch) and EliteBook x360 1040 (14-inch) to be available sometime in July. Pricing has not yet been disclosed.

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HP EliteBook x360 1030/1040 G6

Well-rounded, high-end business convertible

(Older model) It's expensive, but HP has crammed a ton of business-oriented features into a slim convertible body. If you've been looking for a premium laptop to use as a business partner, the EliteBook x360 1040 G6 should definitely be considered.

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