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HP EliteBook 740 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB Sep 2014
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Take charge of your day with the HP EliteBook 740 G1 with Windows 8.1, 4th generation Intel Core i3/i5 processors, and strong security features from HP. The elegant thin and light design with... More
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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

On average HP medium processor core laptops have good ratings compared to other brands as do all notebook PCs built by HP.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the HP EliteBook 740 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the EliteBook 740 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB. The EliteBook 740 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (2 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The EliteBook 740 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a similar age and spec to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 740.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the EliteBook 740, the EliteBook 740 has a front camera.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Tecra A50, and the Tecra A50 both from Toshiba is also worth considering.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a front camera to this laptop and we think the HP ProBook 640 is also worth considering.

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Light

The weights of laptops of this type and age range from 300g to 3.8kg. The EliteBook 740 is one of the lighter medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago (only 1.8 kilograms) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

There are a number of alternative 1.8kg heavy notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at including the Lenovo X131e which is cheaper.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook E754 (1.9kg), or the Asus X502CA (1.9kg) which is also cheaper.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

Laptops of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 740 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the HP EliteBook 740 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 740.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the EliteBook 740 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the HP EliteBook 740 has a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available which you might also want to look at including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Acer Aspire V3, the Asus UX303LA, or the DELL Inspiron 15 5000.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 1,000 megahertz, the EliteBook 740 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 740. Medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 740 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The EliteBook 740 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 740 which have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth also looking at other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Tecra A50, the Tecra A50, or the Tecra A50 all from Toshiba.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 17R.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the DELL XPS 13 (SSD), or the Toshiba Tecra A50 (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The EliteBook 740 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 14 inches) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The smallest screen size of laptops of this age and type is 10" and the biggest is 18".

There are a number of other 14" laptops currently available which you might want to look at including the Inspiron 14 7000 ($594.99), or the Latitude E6430 both from DELL or the HP Probook 640 G1 which is cheaper.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 15 5000 (15.6"), the Lenovo L540 (15.6"), or the Asus PU551LA (15.6") which is also cheaper.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The HP EliteBook 740 is a three battery cell count laptop. Most of the other laptops that were launched more than two years ago have between one and eight battery cells.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 740

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The HP EliteBook 740 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The HP EliteBook 740 has a pretty typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

We compared all the other 500GB total storage capacity laptops to this portable PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Inspiron 17R, and the Latitude E6430 both from DELL is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C55-B ($774.99) (750GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

The EliteBook 740 has a pretty standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 740.

There are a number of other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including the Inspiron 17R, or the Latitude E6430 both from DELL or the Lenovo ThinkPad T440p which is cheaper.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Satellite C55-B ($774.99) (6GB and cheaper), or the Satellite C55-B (6GB and cheaper) both from Toshiba.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The HP EliteBook 740 has a relatively average processor clock speed (1.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 740.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 1.9GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Toshiba Z30, or the DELL Latitude E5530.

If this HP portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15 7537 (2GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G
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WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
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Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
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Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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