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HP EliteBook 840 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Dec 2013
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21 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The expert at one expert review site wrote that this HP portable PC was good. Expert Reviews gave this notebook PC a "Business Buy" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on seventeen expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, computershopper.com, v3.co.uk and notebookcheck.net this portable PC has an average expert rating of 84 out of 100. This puts this notebook PC in the top 9% of all the notebook PCs of this age and spec when ranked by average expert review score.

User Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 13 user reviews the average user rating of this portable PC is 77%.

Robust

A number of HP EliteBook 840 owners said in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Expert website Zdnet.com mentioned “HP's EliteBook 840 G1 is a good example of the trend — a sturdy, high-end business device” in their HP EliteBook 840 review.

A few HP EliteBook 840 owners reckoned that the product was well made. Expert website V3.co.uk mentioned “The HP EliteBook 840 G1 is a solidly built, enterprise-focused ultrabook, which offers businesses high performance coupled with a vast array of security services” in their review of the HP EliteBook 840.

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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Based on 4,416 expert and user reviews, HP has good reviews for its laptops. HP also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core laptops range compared to other manufacturers.

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Nice Design

A number of customers who reviewed this laptop considered that it was ergonomic. Expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned “It's also rugged, fast, ergonomically sound” in their review of the HP EliteBook 840. One customer who reviewed it considered that it was a good design. Expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned “A great design, robust performance” in their review of this laptop.

Good Battery Life

One HP EliteBook 840 owner wrote in their reviews that the HP EliteBook 840 had a good battery life. Expertreviews.co.uk said on expert website Expert Reviews “It is powerful with an excellent display and battery life” in their review.

Good Size

One person mentioned in their reviews that this laptop was easy to carry around. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on Expert Reviews two years ago “The Elitebook is both light and easy to carry” in their review of this laptop.

Easy to Use

One HP EliteBook 840 owner who reviewed the HP EliteBook 840 wrote that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert website Theregister.co.uk mentioned “It's easy to get comfortable with the EliteBook 840 G1 – its 14in form factor” in their review of the HP EliteBook 840.

Good Technical Features

One HP EliteBook 840 owner wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Zdnet.com wrote in their review of this laptop “This is a robust laptop with a few interesting features that should make it a solid choice for an enterprise roll-out”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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

Most laptops that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 840 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the EliteBook 840 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The EliteBook 840 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this HP portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of this age and spec is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP EliteBook 840 has a better storage medium than most medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago. This HP notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all laptops of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook 840.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across similar types of laptop.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the 13Z940 ($743.96), or the 13Z940 ($743.96) both from LG which is cheaper; or the UX303LA, or the UX303LA both from Asus or the DELL Latitude 12 7000 which has better reviews.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The HP EliteBook 840 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it. The best processor family of all portable PCs of a similar age and type to the EliteBook 840 is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age, the EliteBook 840 has a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the Latitude 12 E7250, or the Latitude 12 7000 both from DELL or the Asus UX303LA which has better reviews.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs that are a comparable age 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 840 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than a year. The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 840 is 13GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the EliteBook 840 is 290MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the EliteBook 840 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP EliteBook 840 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Latitude 12 E7250, or the Latitude 12 7000 both from DELL or the Lenovo X250 ($431.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 180 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840 the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB.

If this HP laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo L450 (192GB and higher rated), the Asus UX303LA (256GB and higher rated), or the DELL Latitude 12 7000 (256GB and higher rated).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. The processor clock speed of the EliteBook 840 of only 1.6 gigahertz is one of the slowest amongst portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840.

Other 1.6GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper laptops such as the LG 13Z940 ($743.96).

If this laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Asus UX303LA (1.7GHz and higher rated), the HP ProBook 440 ($561.45) (1.9GHz and higher rated), or the DELL Latitude 12 7000 (2GHz and higher rated).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs of this age and spec do not have a touch sensitive screen. The EliteBook 840 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to look at include the Asus UX303LA which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The EliteBook 840 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The average maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook 840 is 2.9GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.7GHz to 3.7GHz.

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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 medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 840

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when HP released the EliteBook 840.

Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 840 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

If this HP notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Asus UX303LA (8GB), or the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (8GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the EliteBook 840 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.6 kilograms, the EliteBook 840 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the EliteBook 840.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the LG 13Z940 ($743.96) (980g and cheaper).

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Specification

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DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
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Keyboard
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Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

(27)
1 April 2015

HP EliteBook 840 G2 H9W32ET, courtesy of HP Germany. HP's Elitebook 840 G2 is primarily a Broadwell upgrade. HP has not modified anything apart from exchanging the processor. The Broadwell...

27 June 2014

HP's EliteBook series has long been its premium business-notebook range. For this generation HP's naming convention has changed, going from a four digit model number to a designation that is... Read more…

The HP EliteBook 840 G1 has down-to-business looks, a great design, robust performance, and all the correct options for a business laptop. But you should try its eraser-head cursor control before...

20 February 2014

The HP EliteBook 840 G1 business laptop provides an outstanding keyboard and touch pad, long battery life, and a VGA port in a sleek, affordable package. Just be prepared to accept some compromises...

7 February 2014

Not cheap, but it is powerful with an excellent display and battery life...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 23 December 2014 by David S.

Had been a fan of the Lenovo line of notebooks for a long time but the newest Elitebooks have finally tipped me in favor of the HP notebooks. My brother got a new Lenovo notebook from his company... Read more…

Reviewed 5 January 2015 by Brian W.
(Verified Purchase)

Happy with the purchase.. the refurbished one cost over 600+ on other sites...

Reviewed 28 December 2014 by Emir M.
(Verified Purchase)

I've had this laptop for work for about six months and I liked it so much that I decided to buy one for myself when I saw the deal on newegg for Cyber Monday. The keyboard is great. The keys are... Read more…

Reviewed 11 March 2015 by Dan B.
(Verified Purchase)

I build computers. I have since very young, and have always been a desktop person. Over the years of a growing family, laptops have become more practical for us and I am very technical in general.... Read more…

Reviewed 14 January 2015 by Bret Z.

This system says it's a $1199 system on the specs, and although they generally have it much cheaper, it really is an $1199 system. It feels like you are holding a premium product, it has powerful... Read more…

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