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HP Elitebook 840 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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12 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

HP ultrabooks have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs HP is one of the better rated brands.

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

Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type only have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, however the Elitebook 840 has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Has a Front Camera

The Elitebook 840 has a front camera. Most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago also have a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2036009_price], or the DELL Latitude 12 E7240[plb_1623520_price] which is cheaper.

It is worth also looking at other portable PCs which also have a front camera including the Lenovo X240[plb_2233815_price].

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Elitebook 840 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this HP notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop'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 comparable spec and age to the Elitebook 840.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Elitebook 840 has a better processor family than most comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family. Across all portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Elitebook 840 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is Intel Core i3-2xxx.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Elitebook 840 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the Elitebook 840. The smallest total storage capacity of ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago is 64GB and the biggest is 1.1TB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the Acer Aspire V5-132P[plb_1621576_price] which is cheaper.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The Elitebook 840 has one of the bigger screen sizes (14 inches) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The screen sizes of ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the Elitebook 840 range from 11" to 18".

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Elitebook 840 has a fairly fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Elitebook 840. The average hard drive speed of comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Elitebook 840 is 6,000 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Elitebook 840 has more USB 3.0 ports than most of the portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Elitebook 840. Most of the notebook PCs of this type and age only have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, however this notebook PC has four USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the HP Elitebook 840 has a very big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum internal memory of between 4GB and 16GB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the HP Elitebook 840 is 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 1x SO-DIMM notebook PC, which is the most common memory slots.

This portable PC's memory slots (2x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots amongst all ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago.

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots amongst similar types of portable PC.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Elitebook 840 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs that have been around for more than two years is 800MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP Elitebook 840 does not have a full-size keyboard, although keep in mind that most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for a similar time to the Elitebook 840 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the DELL Latitude 12 E7240[plb_2037345_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of portable PCs of this age and spec is 1.8GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 2.9GHz. The Elitebook 840 has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 1.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative 1.6GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might also want to look at include the DELL Latitude 12 E7240[plb_1623520_price] which is cheaper.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2036009_price] (1.9GHz and cheaper), or the DELL Latitude 12 E7240[plb_2037345_price] (1.9GHz and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Elitebook 840, the Elitebook 840 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at including the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2036009_price], or the DELL Latitude 12 E7240[plb_2037345_price].

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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 portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Elitebook 840 is a three battery cell count portable PC.

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Thick

At 21 millimeters, the Elitebook 840 is fairly thick compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Elitebook 840. Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the heights range from 6mm to 31mm, and the average height is 19mm.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2.6 gigahertz, the Elitebook 840 has a very slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Elitebook 840. Ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the Elitebook 840 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 2.2GHz and 3.6GHz.

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Quite Small L3 Cache

The average L3 cache of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Elitebook 840 is 3.3MB, and the L3 caches range from 2MB to 6MB. At only 3 megabytes, the Elitebook 840 has a quite small L3 cache compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Elitebook 840.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP Elitebook 840

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when HP released the Elitebook 840.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the HP Elitebook 840 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Elitebook 840.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Aspire S3-391[pl_1530287_price], and the Aspire V5-132P[pl_1621576_price] both from Acer is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the ThinkPad X240[pl_2036009_price] (8GB), or the X1 Carbon[pl_2189879_price] (8GB) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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HDD Storage Medium

The Elitebook 840 has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most ultrabooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to 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.

We compared all the other laptops that have an HDD storage media to this notebook PC and we think the Acer Aspire V5-132P[plb_1621576_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this ultrabook is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire S3-391[plb_1530287_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the Elitebook 840 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire V5-132P[plb_1621576_price] (1.4kg) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Memory Slot
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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
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Display
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Touch Sensitive Screen
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Display Surface
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Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
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WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
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
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
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CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
Battery Capacity
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Intel Visual 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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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers hp e7m73, hp e7m73p, hp 500gb32, hp e7m73pa, hp 500gb32g, hp 500gb32gb
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