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HP EliteBook X360 1040 G5 -Core i7 8th Gen, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 14″ Touchscreen


Key Specifications

  • 8th Generation
  • Intel® Core™ i7-8550U
  • 14 Inch High Definition Display
  • RAM 16 GB
  • Storage: 512GB SSD
  • Window 10 Operating System
  • 1 Year Warranty

KSh74,999 KSh100,000

HP 1040 G5 X360 -Core i7 8th Gen, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 14″ Touchscreen

PROS

  • 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.
A business notebook that converts into a tablet, the HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 is sleek, feature-packed, eminently customizable, and…a bit expensive. It starts at $1,499 and can quickly venture north of $2,000 once you select some of the flashiest add-ons, such as a Core i7 processor and a unique, gorgeous anti-glare display. The version I’m reviewing here is $2,349, which is an eye-watering sum compared with consumer 2-in-1 convertible laptops, but right at home among competing business models like the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga and Dell Latitude 7390 2-in-1. The EliteBook x360 1040 G5 is impressive, though HP’s own slightly smaller EliteBook x360 1030 G3 remains our top pick for business 2-in-1s.

A Corporate Slim-Down

One of the most relevant qualities of any business ultraportable, whether it’s a convertible or a conventional laptop, is its size and weight. For road warriors who daily dart in and out of conference rooms and TSA security lines, every inch and ounce matters.

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HP knows this, so it has made the EliteBook x360 1040 G5 both slimmer and lighter than its fourth-generation predecessor. The G5 measures 0.66 by 12.7 by 8.5 inches (HWD) and weighs 3 pounds, dimensions that make it the world’s smallest and lightest 14-inch business convertible, according to HP.

 

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