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HP EliteBook 840 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Jun 2014
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- It's time for an upgrade to the dramatically thin, light design of the HP EliteBook 840 G1 Ultrabook with a luxurious and soft touch finish.- Join forces with the latest generation Intel... More
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16 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP medium processor core laptops have good ratings on average and across all notebook PCs HP is one of the superior manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core laptops that are a similar 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 around for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the HP EliteBook 840 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The battery lifes of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 2.5h to 4,400h, and the average battery life is 20h. With a battery life of 15.25 hours, the EliteBook 840 has one of the longest battery lifes amongst portable PCs of this age.

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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 laptops that came out around the same time as it. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of this age and type.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The HP EliteBook 840 has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 840. The average internal memory of laptops of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook 840 is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

Other 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo T440p, or the Fujitsu LifeBook A544.

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SSD Storage Medium

The EliteBook 840 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it. Most laptops that have been around for 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.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium across all similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840.

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

Other laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the Toshiba Tecra Z40.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the Asus Zenbook UX305 (ssd and cheaper).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

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

There are a number of alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to consider including the DELL Inspiron 14 3440, the Lenovo T440, or the HP ProBook 4540s which is cheaper.

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Light

Medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. The EliteBook 840 is quite light (only 1.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the HP EliteBook 850 (1.9kg and cheaper), or the Lenovo T440 (1.8kg and cheaper).

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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 typical of many medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The EliteBook 840 is a four USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 840 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 840 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. The average maximum internal memory of laptops that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 840 is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The EliteBook 840 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available including the HP ProBook 450 which is cheaper.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the Lenovo S510, or the Asus UX301LA is also worth considering.

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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 medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 840 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the EliteBook 840 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 840.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 is 1,100MHz. The HP EliteBook 840 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Notebook PCs of this age and spec have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB. With a total storage capacity of only 180 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 840 has a quite small 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.

We compared all the other 180GB total storage capacity portable PCs to this portable PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the L440, and the T440p both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T440s (256GB and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP EliteBook 840 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this age and type do have a full-size keyboard.

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to look at include the ProBook 4540s, or the ProBook 450 both from HP which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the HP EliteBook 840 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 840. Across all the portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 1.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 14 3440, the Toshiba Tecra Z40, or the HP EliteBook 850.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 15 5000 (1.9GHz), or the Lenovo T440 (1.9GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and eight battery cells, including the HP EliteBook 840 which has three battery cells.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The EliteBook 840 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840. The average maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 840 is 3GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 840

Released Over Two Years Ago

This HP laptop was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The EliteBook 840 has a relatively average screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 14" laptops currently available including the Toshiba TECRA Z40 which is cheaper.

If this HP portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Aspire E5-571 (15.6" and cheaper), or the Aspire E5-571 (15.6" and cheaper) both from Acer or the HP 250 (15.6" and cheaper).

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Specification

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Audio
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Audio System
Camera
Networking
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WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
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ExpressCard Slot
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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
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
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Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
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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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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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