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

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB Jun 2014
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HP Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all HP portable PCs and also specifically for HP medium processor core laptops and found that in both cases HP had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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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 portable PC.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

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

If you want a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook E754 (25h).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The EliteBook 840 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of this age and type 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 actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The EliteBook 840 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it. 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 in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook 840.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of laptop.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the Lenovo T420s (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The EliteBook 840 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Light

Across all the laptops that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 840 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. At only 1.6 kilograms, the HP EliteBook 840 is fairly light 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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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on comparable spec laptops that have been available for 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 notebook PC.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 840 is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 840 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the HP EliteBook 840 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 840 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 840 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The HP EliteBook 840 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 180 gigabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Laptops of a similar type and age to the EliteBook 840 have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB.

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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 medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840 is 5.3GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Satellite C55-B ($389.88) (6GB), or the Satellite C55-B ($662.49) (6GB) both from Toshiba.

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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 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The HP EliteBook 840 is a three battery cell count laptop.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The EliteBook 840 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 840 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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3 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 Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the HP EliteBook 840 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the MSI CX640MX (2.1GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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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 medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Asus P550CA (15.6").

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Specification

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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
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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
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
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
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
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
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
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Security
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp e3w30, hp e3w30u, j5q23utaba, hp e3w30ut, hp e3w30uta, hp e3w30utab, hp e3w30utaba
Barcodes 00888793461785, 08887934617854

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10% Bigger Screen Size
11.75h Shorter Battery Life
Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
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