HP EliteBook 1040 G3 (V2W21UT#ABA)

HP EliteBook 1040 G3 (V2W21UT#ABA)


Intel Core i7-6600U 2.6 GHz, 14", 1920 x 1080, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Intel HD Graphics 520, Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit (downgrade from Windows 10 Pro), 3.15 lbs.
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Benchmarks / ratings

CPU Benchmark:79
GPU Benchmark:51
Popularity score:78


  • Fast processor suitable for demanding tasks.
  • Low-Midrange graphics card, suitable for modern 3D games at low settings and resolutions.
  • Poor value for the money (better alternatives exist, see below)
Shopineer score:63/ 100

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HP EliteBook 1040 G3 (V2W21UT#ABA)
Faster CPU
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Faster GPU
Razer Blade RZ09-01301E21-R3U1
Better Value
Product nameHP EliteBook 1040 G3 (V2W21UT#ABA)Razer Blade RZ09-01302E21-R3U1Razer Blade RZ09-01301E21-R3U1Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 4 Business Ultrabook - Windows 10 Pro -GIGABYTE Aero 14Wv6-GN4
CPU Benchmark79better90better9079better90
GPU Benchmark51better87better87worsebetter91
Value for Money40better73better73better81
Shopineer score63better78better80better74better85
Theoretical Price
(based on other laptops with similar specs)
Operating SystemWindows 7 Professional 64-Bit (downgrade from Windows 10 Pro)Windows 10 Home 64-BitWindows 8.1Windows 10 ProWindows 10 Home
Display TypeFull HDQHD
Resolution1920 x 1080better3200 x 1800better3200 x 1800better2560 x 1440
LCD FeaturesLED backlight, capacitive multi-touchLED backlightIPSIPS Wide Viewing Angle anti-glare display LCD
ProcessorIntel Core i7-6600U 2.6 GHzbetterIntel Core i7-4720HQ 2.6 GHzbetterIntel Core i7-4720HQ 2.6 GHzIntel Core i7-6600U ProcessorbetterIntel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz
Base Frequency2.6 GHz2.6 GHz2.6 GHz2.6 GHz
Boost Frequency3.4 GHzbetter3.6 GHz
Memory8 GBbetter16 GBbetter16 GBbetter16 GB
Max Memory Supported32 GB
Memory SpeedDDR3L 1600DDR3L 1600DDR4 2400
SSD256 GB256 GB256 GBbetter512 GB
Optical Drive
Webcam720p HD webcamBuilt-in webcam (2.0MP)YesHD Camera
BatteryHP Long Life 6-cell, 45.6 Wh Li-ion polymerBuilt-in 70Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer batteryLithium PolymerLi Polymer 94.24 Wh
Battery Life
Graphics TypeIntegrated CardDedicated CardDedicated CardDedicated Card
Graphics CardIntel HD Graphics 520betterNVIDIA GeForce GTX 970MbetterNVIDIA GeForce GTX 970MworsebetterGeForce GTX 1060
Video Memory3 GB3 GB6 GB
CommunicationLAN and WLAN
WLAN802.11ac Wireless LANIntel Wireless-AC 7260HMW 802.11a/b/g/n/acIntel Wireless-AC 7260HMW (802.11a/b/g/n/ac)802.11ac Wireless LAN
Weight3.15 lbs.worse4.47 lbs.worse4.47 lbs.better2.6 lbs.worse4.19 lbs.

Estimated Gaming Performance (FPS)

Here is the estimated gaming performance based on similar computers with the same graphics card. It is indicated as FPS (frames per second). Above 40 FPS is considered to be fluent gameplay (marked in green).
Game Low Medium High Ultra
Alan Wake211311
Anno 140412116
Anno 207056261912
Anno 2205201163
ArmA 211
Ashes of the Singularity745
Assassin's Creed Syndicate1198
Assassin's Creed Unity151064
AssassinĀ“s Creed III777
Battlefield 1301677
Battlefield 31614139
Battlefield 43325165
Battlefield Hardline4228105
BioShock Infinite4425216
Borderlands 225211717
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare23113093
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare22204
Call of Juarez Benchmark51
Civilization 54713
Civilization VI19714
CoD Modern Warfare 2200756038
Company of Heroes 2211174
Counter-Strike Source65
Crysis - CPU Benchmark3127298
Crysis - GPU Benchmark3531329
Crysis 276483913
Crysis 32115115
Crysis Warhead22
Darksiders II3224
Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising86534121
Dead Space 330302822
Deus Ex Human Revolution814718
Deus Ex Mankind Divided137
Diablo III81534326
Dirt 3113634617
Dirt Rally72211312
Dirt Showdown17121010
Dishonored 21211
Doom 3157
Dota 2 Reborn76482622
Dota 2493220
F.E.A.R. 22391216734
F1 201198683719
F1 201232292521
F1 201345292517
F1 201455412414
FIFA 16443121
FIFA 176250287
Fallout 41497
Far Cry 21205825
Far Cry 31515115
Far Cry 4221686
Far Cry Primal15764
Farming Simulator 1782522112
Fifa 1144023316393
Fifa 1230817110556
Fifa 1359444173
Fifa 141941266870
Fifa 15503621
GRID 266463413
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto854930
GTA V352875
Guild Wars 246157
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark191
Hitman 201616144
Just Cause 218
Just Cause 311864
Left 4 Dead19075
Mad Max2199
Mafia 243332817
Mafia 386
Mass Effect 3302426
Max Payne 31111108
Metal Gear Solid V4428119
Metro 203365312010
Mirror's Edge Catalyst271461
Need for Speed 2016151411
Need for Speed Shift69454934
No Man's Sky114
Quake 462
Rainbow Six Siege3220129
Resident Evil 5314633
Rise of the Tomb Raider151052
Saints Row IV121089
Sims 33736547
Sims 4165472213
Sleeping Dogs2216145
Star Wars Battlefront281682
StarCraft 2118493221
Supreme Commander - FA Bench58464429
The Crew2619106
The Division201154
The Elder Scrolls Online45322111
The Evil Within18129
The Secret World3834259
The Witcher 312743
Titanfall 2332496
Tomb Raider68352311
Torchlight 2846237
Trackmania Nations Forever1083025
Watch Dogs 21612
Watch Dogs191375
World in Conflict - Benchmark175734220
World of Tanks v867262111
World of Warcraft94942512
World of Warships70462216
X-Plane 10.25401376
XCOM 216632