[Specs, Info, and Prices] HP EliteBook 1040 G10 and EliteBook x360 1040 G10 – High price and high quality at the same time

Has it already been 10 years since the first EliteBook laptops arrived on the market? It really seems so, as we’re well into the 10th Gen of EliteBooks, with today’s guests being the HP EliteBook 1040 G10 and the EliteBook x360 1040 G10, two Raptor Lake laptops with a spicy price tag that will scare away most consumers, however, for those who wish to stay, expect premium materials and plenty of features.

The HP EliteBook 1040 G10 and EliteBook x360 1040 G10 are available now with a starting price of $2,501.00 and $2,597.00, respectively. 

Full Specs: HP EliteBook 1040 G10 / EliteBook x360 1040 G10

HP EliteBook 1040 G10 configurations:

HP EliteBook x360 1040 G10 configurations:


The two 14-inch machines look similar, sharing the same EliteBook design language, which includes sharp edges and rounded corners. HP has made the laptops a bit more comfortable to use, as while the sides and the back are sharp, the front edge is curved, so your wrists won’t chafe against the metal. Yes, the whole laptop is made of aluminum, which makes it plenty strong and resistant to flex and twist. The only difference between the two is that the convertible variant has a Glass cover on top of the display, to protect it further from scratches. In terms of dimensions, the normal version weighs 1.18 kg, while the convertible is a bit heavier, at 1.33 kg.

Weight Height
HP EliteBook 1040 G10 1.18 kg 18,05 mm
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G10 1.33 kg 19,05 mm

The port selection of the two EliteBooks consists of two USB Type-A 3.2 (Gen. 1) ports, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, an HDMI 2.1 port, and a 3.5 mm audio jack.


Above the display, the top bezel keeps a pretty sick sensor setup, with a 5MP webcam and an IR sensor for facial recognition. The display selection itself includes several 16:10 IPS panels, including a Full HD+ and a Quad HD+ version. There’s a base variant of the FHD+ panel with 250 nits of brightness and only around 50% sRGB coverage. However, you can also splurge for a better version with either 400 or 1000 nits of brightness, as well as 100% sRGB coverage. The QHD panels reach 500 nits and have the same color coverage.

Specifications and features

The two laptops have the same CPU selection, offering two Core i5 and two Core i7 CPUs from the new Raptor Lake U-series family. Compared to last year’s Alder Lake U-series, there is a bump in performance, however, it’s not large as the jump from Tiger Lake to Alder Lake. You can expect decent performance and efficiency out of these, especially since the 14-inch form factor will allow for slightly better cooling, meaning even better use of the Raptor Lake processors. Security is up there as well, with a fingerprint reader on the base, as well as an optional SmartCard reader. The extra space inside is also used to improve the upgradeability, as according to HP’s website, there are two SODIMM slots inside, as well as a single M.2 PCIe x4 slot for Gen 4 drives.

All HP EliteBook 1040 G10 configurations:

All HP EliteBook x360 1040 G10 configurations:

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