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

$2,430.32
$975.78 $1,454.54 cheaper than 79 days ago
2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB Jul 2014
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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We checked 4,416 owner and expert reviews for HP portable PCs and found that on average HP has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that HP has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core laptops range.

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 notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Four SATA Connectors

The HP EliteBook 840 is a four SATA connector notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840 only have between two and three SATA connectors.

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

Most portable PCs of this type and age 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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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The HP EliteBook 840 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,100 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 840 range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Quite Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 15.25 hours, the EliteBook 840 has one of the longer battery lifes amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 33h, and the average battery life is 8.7h.

If this HP notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (16h).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP EliteBook 840 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops that have been available for more than a year. Most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs of this age and spec the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The HP EliteBook 840 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most portable PCs of this age and spec. Most medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The EliteBook 840 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of laptops of a similar age and type to the EliteBook 840 is 5,900 RPM. The HP EliteBook 840 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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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 the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The EliteBook 840 is a four USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The EliteBook 840 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of this spec and age is 10GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook 840 have a full-size keyboard, however the HP EliteBook 840 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar 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.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 840 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The HP EliteBook 840 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The EliteBook 840 is a three battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have between two and eight battery cells.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 840

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when HP released the EliteBook 840.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the EliteBook 840 has a pretty average processor clock speed 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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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 840.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 (508GB).

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Average Internal Memory

The EliteBook 840 has a pretty standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 840.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the EliteBook 840 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook 840.

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Average Weight

The HP EliteBook 840 has a fairly typical weight (1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the EliteBook 840.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the EliteBook 840 (1.6kg), or the EliteBook 840 (1.6kg) both from HP.

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Intel Visual Technology
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp e7m73, hp 4gb500, hp e7m73p, hp i56200, hp i54310, j5q22utaba, hp e7m73pa, hp 500gb32, hp i56200u, hp i54310u, j8u76utaba, hp 4gb500g, hp 4gb500gb, hp 500gb32g, hp 500gb32gb
Barcodes 00888793461457, 00888793575581, 00888793919408, 08887934614570, 08887935755814

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