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HP Elite 1040 x360 G11 2-in-1 Notebook | 2024
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HP Elite 1040 x360 G11 2-in-1 Notebook | 2024

Designers: HP Design, HP Inc., Palo Alto, California, USA and Native Design Limited, London, United Kingdom
Manufacturer: HP Inc., Palo Alto, California, USA

The HP Elite 1040 14 x360 G11 2-in-1 series notebooks are designed for the enterprise space with an emphasis on sustainability, security and premium materials. HP Elitex360 1040 is about balancing work and mobility. It's large enough to be useful and light enough to be mobile.

Why have we designed this:

Enterprise computer needs have changed, due to work from home and hybrid work environments. The machine needs to be stylish, professional, powerful and light, and made with increased amounts of sustainable materials. Here, we use machined aluminum to make the computer feel premium when opening, closing, and operating the machine.

Form:

* Premium machined AL construction
* Flush gorilla glass 
* Pen capable
The pen:  responsive touch and pen interaction, Months of standby battery,  sustainable packaging, 2 extra pen tips
Thin: ultra-slim shell to take the office with you wherever you go. 16.9mm thin, down from previous years 19.9mm.
Smaller in the bag: 5.95mm shorter, 1.7mm narrower
Just as thin as the non-x360 Elite computer, but able to act as a tablet, too.

Function:

* Best audio / video tuning HP has to offer
* Best balance of system performance, efficiency, UX
* Poly studio audio for conferencing
* Higher density fan blades that spin at lower RPMs. This is a key component which allows 19dB quieter operation.
* Machine learning engine predicts workload type to optimize for best acoustic experience with imperceivable performance difference
* Advanced thermal design that is allows system to be both thinner, quieter, and more efficient
* 2x the performance of previous gen 1040.
Tuned 5MP sensor
* Low light sensitivity
* Backlight correction
* Custom Color calibration
Video AI
* Camera auto frame


Differentiation:

Business machines have to be designed to not stand out. They don’t have colorful flashy finishes. But using premium materials and creatively loading up the sides with all the ports that are required for expansion and connectivity is how you please the business user. Doing all that, while keeping the machine thin, light, and with a higher content of recycled metals and plastics than any year previously, is how we innovate within the user constraints.

Because our customers wish to use these machines for years, we label the parts inside and make service parts available - we support our customer's right to repair.

Impact:

75% recycled aluminum enclosure
Bezel: Recycled plastic with Used Cooking Oil
Display: Indium
Keycaps: BL Recycled Plastic - CD/DVDs (50%)
key scissors: Recycled Fishing Net - 30%
speaker enclosure: Recycled plastic with Ocean-Bound Plastic (20%+30%)
fan: Recycled plastic with Ocean-Bound Plastic (50% OBP)
serviceability: screw less battery frame
packaging: Outer box packaging and cushions made from sustainably sourced, certified, and recycled fibers.
digital passport so users can be informed about sustainable content.

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