Here we can find some changes over the Folio 1040 G2: The DisplayPort was replaced by a full-sized HDMI port, but it only supports the 1.4 standard, so it is not possible to drive a UHD panel at 60 Hz. In addition to the two existing USB 3.0 ports, we also get a USB-C port (Gen. 1). However, it is only a “normal” USB 3.0 port with another connector and without Thunderbolt 3 support. HP did a good job with the port layout on both sides. You can use VGA and Ethernet via the docking port because the necessary adapter is provided. We can measure a good transfer rate of 220 MB/s at the USB 3.0 port with our external hard drive (Samsung SSD 830, 64 GB). We usually also check the performance of the card reader at this point, but the EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 unfortunately does not have one.