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HP EliteBook 740
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HP EliteBook 740 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Oct 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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11 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We calculated the average ratings for all HP laptops and also specifically for HP medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases HP had good ratings compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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

The HP EliteBook 740 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 740 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The EliteBook 740 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This HP laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook 740.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

The EliteBook 740 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 740.

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Light

At only 1.6 kilograms, the EliteBook 740 is quite light compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 740. The weights of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 740 range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP EliteBook 840 ($1,602.88) (1.6kg).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The EliteBook 740 is a four USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the EliteBook 740 have a full-size keyboard, however the HP EliteBook 740 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The EliteBook 740 is a three battery cell count laptop.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP EliteBook 740 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 740 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The EliteBook 740 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook 740. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the EliteBook 740 has one of the slower hard drive speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of a similar age and type 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 medium processor core notebook PC was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 740 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 740.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the DELL XPS 13 (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

The EliteBook 740 has a relatively typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 ($649.00) (6GB).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the HP EliteBook 740 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the EliteBook 740 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the G50-70 (1.8GHz), or the ThinkPad X240 ($999.99) (1.8GHz) both from Lenovo.

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Specification

Features
Design
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Processor Socket
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Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
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 Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
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Power
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Security
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
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Energy Star Certified
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Intel Virtualization Technology

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Product Identifiers

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