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HP EliteBook 840
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HP EliteBook 840 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Dec 2014
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16 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP is one of the superior laptop manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and HP also has good reviews for its medium processor core laptops.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Four SATA Connectors

The HP EliteBook 840 has more SATA connectors than most of the laptops of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 840. Most of the comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 840 only have between two and three SATA connectors, however this HP laptop has four SATA connectors.

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Four SATA III Connectors

The HP EliteBook 840 has more SATA III connectors than most of the laptops of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 840. Most of the medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 840 only have between two and three SATA III connectors, however this portable PC has four SATA III connectors.

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

The EliteBook 840 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The EliteBook 840 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 840 is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The EliteBook 840 has a better processor family than most portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. This HP laptop has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 840 the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840, the HP EliteBook 840 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the HP 14 which is cheaper; or the DELL Latitude 12 7000 which has better reviews are also worth considering.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the EliteBook 840, the HP EliteBook 840 has a front camera.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a front camera currently available that you might want to look at including the DELL Latitude 12 7000 which has better reviews; or the 14, or the EliteBook 820 ($369.99) both from HP which is cheaper.

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most laptops of a similar age and type to the EliteBook 840 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the EliteBook 840 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

Notebook PCs of this age and type have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the EliteBook 840 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP EliteBook 840 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the Inspiron 17 5000, and the XPS 13 both from DELL or the Acer Aspire S7-393 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the EliteBook 840 range from 100MHz to 650MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the EliteBook 840 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 is 10GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 840 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age 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 portable PC and we think a cheaper portable PC such as the DELL Inspiron 17 5749, and the HP EliteBook 840 ($1,121.48) or you might consider a higher rated portable PC such as the Lenovo Z500 are also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (SSD), or the Lenovo L450 (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of laptops of this spec and age is 2.2GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. The HP EliteBook 840 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.7 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 15 5000 ($729.99) is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 840 (1.9GHz), or the Lenovo L450 (1.9GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 840

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this HP notebook PC was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

Alternative 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo L440, or the Toshiba A50.

If this HP notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 (508GB), the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 (512GB), or the DELL XPS 13 (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

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

Other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include the Lenovo L440, or the Toshiba A50 which is cheaper.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Inspiron 15 ($649.00) (6GB), or the Latitude 15 E5550 (8GB) both from DELL which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

The HP EliteBook 840 has a relatively standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the EliteBook 840.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 14" notebook PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo L440.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the ProBook 450 ($696.36) (15.6"), or the ProBook 450 G2 (15.6") both from HP 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 medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo L440 (2.3kg), or the DELL Inspiron 15 5000 ($729.99) (2.2kg) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
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Intel VPro Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
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Certificates
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
USB Version
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Video Compression Format

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(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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