HP EliteBook 1040 G9 finally arrives on our shores

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HP EliteBook 1040 G9 finally arrives on our shores

First announced at CES 2022, the HP EliteBook 1040 G9 has arrived in Singapore. As one of HP’s more popular business notebooks, it has received a number of upgrades under the hood to make it work well in any work environment.

HP says the HP EliteBook 1040 G9 has been redesigned for hybrid work, with the device featuring a thin and light chassis less than 20mm thick and weighing just 1.18kg. Intel Evo certification is included, as well as Intel’s 12th generation core i5 processor and support for up to 64GB of DDR5 RAM and 2TB of SSD storage. However, the model available here only has 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage.

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The lowest model comes with a 14-inch WUXGA display (resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels) with a 16:10 aspect ratio and 250 nits of brightness. But the EliteBook 1040 G9 sold here has the display variant that goes up to 1,000 nits of brightness and includes an HP Sure View Reflect integrated privacy screen.

The 5MP camera uses HP Presence, so people can look and sound their best with the 940nm IR camera, and two microphones with audio software enhancements for clear speech.

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The model sold here only comes as in the Intel Core i5 powered model.  Image source: HP.

Connectivity options on the HP EliteBook 1040 G9 include Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, two Thunderbolt 4.0 ports, two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, one HDMI port, and a 3.5mm combo audio jack. Additional options include a 4G LTE/5G SIM card slot and an NFC module. We get for wired peripherals.

A business notebook needs security and the HP EliteBook 1040 G9 comes with an Absolute Persistence module, HP DriveLock and Automatic DriveLock and HP Wolf Pro Security.

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An Absolute persistence module detects when it has been removed and ensures that it is not automatically reinstalled even if the firmware is flashed. HP Wolf Security for Business creates a hardware-based, always-on, resilient defense to protect your PC from cyber-attacks.

Prices and availability

There are a nice number of connection options.  Image source: HP.

Prices for the HP EliteBook 1040 G9 start from S$2,789 on HP Singapore’s website. We’ve checked the company’s official pages on Lazada and Shopee, but it’s not there yet. We’ll update this article if that changes.