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HP EliteBook 840 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Jul 2014
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15 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average HP medium processor core laptops have good reviews as do all laptops built by HP.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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

Most medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago 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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 840 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 840. The smallest internal memory of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840 is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

There are a number of alternative 8GB internal memory laptops currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the Satellite Z30, or the TECRA Z40 both from Toshiba or the DELL XPS 15.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17R (16GB) which also has a higher rating.

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP EliteBook 840 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. Most medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to 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 notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all notebook PCs of this type and age.

The worst storage medium across similar types of notebook PC is HDD.

Other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might want to look at include the DELL XPS 13 which has better reviews.

If the storage medium of this HP laptop is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T420s (SSD), or the HP EliteBook 820 (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Has a Front Camera

The EliteBook 840 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this portable PC and we think the Lenovo X220 ($2,453.32) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a front camera including the Lenovo T430, or the HP EliteBook 840.

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Light

The HP EliteBook 840 is one of the lighter laptops of this age and spec (only 1.6 kilograms) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 840 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the HP Zbook 14 (1.6kg) which is also cheaper.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The HP EliteBook 840 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 laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840 is 12GB. The EliteBook 840 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The EliteBook 840 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The EliteBook 840 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Other laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available that you might want to look at include a cheaper notebook PC such as the HP EliteBook 850 or you might consider a higher scoring notebook PC such as the Lenovo X220 ($2,453.32).

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at including the HP EliteBook 820.

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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 a comparable spec and age to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the EliteBook 840's on-board graphics adapter base frequency is one of the slowest amongst medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 840. Across all the laptops that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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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 notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840 is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The EliteBook 840 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 840 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The EliteBook 840 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 do have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the T530, or the ThinkPad X240 both from Lenovo or the DELL XPS 15 which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the EliteBook 840 is 530GB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

We compared all the other 256GB total storage capacity laptops to this notebook PC and we think the TECRA Z40, and the Tecra Z40 both from Toshiba or the HP EliteBook 820 G1 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 440 ($698.00) (500GB), or the Lenovo L540 (500GB) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. The HP EliteBook 840 has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook 840.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 17R (1.8GHz and higher rated) or the DELL Latitude 14 E7440 (1.9GHz and cheaper).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The EliteBook 840 is a three battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and eight battery cells.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 840 range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. The EliteBook 840 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The EliteBook 840 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook 840.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is the best Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 840

Released Over Two Years Ago

HP released the EliteBook 840 over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the EliteBook 840 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 840.

We compared all the other 14" notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think the HP Zbook 14, and the Toshiba TECRA Z40 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 850 (15.6") which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Product Type
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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
Display Surface
HD Type
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G Standard
3G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
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
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Product Identifiers

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