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HP EliteBook 840 G1
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HP EliteBook 840 G1 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Sep 2013
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HP Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

HP has good average ratings for its medium processor core laptops as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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

The EliteBook 840 G1 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840 G1 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The EliteBook 840 G1 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 840 G1.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The EliteBook 840 G1 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as 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 notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all portable PCs of this age and spec.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media and we think the EliteBook 820[pl_2446413_price], the EliteBook 820[pl_2446413_price], and the EliteBook 820[pl_2746818_price] all from HP which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this HP portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the HP Pro[plb_1496960_price] (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

The EliteBook 840 G1 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might want to look at including the HP ProBook 650[plb_2041918_price] which is cheaper.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a front camera which you might want to look at including the XPS 13[pl_2618156_price], or the Inspiron 17[pl_2656828_price] both from DELL.

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Light

The lightest medium processor core notebook PC that has been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 G1 is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. At only 1.6 kilograms, the EliteBook 840 G1 is quite light compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the X1 Carbon[pl_1538664_price] (1.4kg), or the X1 Carbon Touch[pl_1530282_price] (1.6kg) both from Lenovo or the HP Pro[plb_1496960_price] (1.4kg).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The EliteBook 840 G1 is a four USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840 G1 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of laptops of this type and age is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 G1 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook 840 G1.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of this type and age is 380MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the EliteBook 840 G1 has one of the slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 840 G1 range from 1GB to 1.5TB. At only 180 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 G1 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2520092_price] (256GB), the Asus Zenbook UX301LA[plb_2964654_price] (256GB), or the DELL XPS 13[plb_2417241_price] (256GB).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840 G1 have a full-size keyboard, however the HP EliteBook 840 G1 does not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth considering alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the HP ProBook 650[plb_2041918_price], or the Lenovo L440[plb_2731871_price].

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The HP EliteBook 840 G1 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.6 gigahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840 G1 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude 14 5000[plb_2397025_price] (1.7GHz), the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2446413_price] (1.7GHz), or the Asus UX303LA[plb_2562286_price] (1.7GHz) which is also 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 medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most laptops of this age and spec have between one and eight battery cells, including the HP EliteBook 840 G1 which has three battery cells.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The EliteBook 840 G1 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 840 G1 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the HP Probook 470[plb_1562862_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of this spec and age is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz. The HP EliteBook 840 G1 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 G1.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of this age and type.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 840 G1

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 G1 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 840 G1.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Latitude E5530[plb_1412904_price].

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the C55[pl_2041785_price] (6GB and cheaper), or the Satellite C55-B[pl_2700637_price] (6GB and cheaper) both from Toshiba.

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Average Screen Size

The EliteBook 840 G1 has a pretty average screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the L540[pl_1622998_price] (15"), or the L540[pl_1623008_price] (15") both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Satellite L50t-B[plb_2383885_price] (15.6") which is also cheaper.

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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Internal Memory
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Memory Slot
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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
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Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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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 Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
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Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Connection
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
SmartCard Slot
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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
Intel VPro Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
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CPU Configuration (max)
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Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Product Identifiers

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