The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 notebook is HP's thinnest Elite-series Ultrabook, with a CNC aluminum unibody design that is 15.9 mm thin and weighs 3.3 lbs. Even so, it passes 12 MIL-STD 810G reliability tests for extreme temperatures, vibration, and shock.
The device features HP's ForcePad, a pressure-sensitive touchpad that users operate with the same touch gestures used in smartphones and tablets. The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 features Intel Dual-Core i5 or i7 processors, and it comes with new HP security features.
Options include 4G LTE wireless, a choice of high-definition displays, touch-screen capability and the HP Ultraslim Side Docking Station.
The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 is available this week with a starting list price of $1,299.