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HP EliteBook 840 G2
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HP EliteBook 840 G2 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Jul 2015
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The HP EliteBook 840 thin and light notebook allows users to be ultra-productive in and out of the office. Work with confidence thanks to proven technologies, security, performance, and management... More
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13 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 4,416 expert and owner reviews, HP has good ratings for its notebook PCs. HP also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core laptops range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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

Most laptops of this age and spec have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the EliteBook 840 G2 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the HP EliteBook 840 G2 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 840 G2.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The EliteBook 840 G2 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. Most medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840 G2 the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The EliteBook 840 G2 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most portable PCs of this age and spec. 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 notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP EliteBook 820, or the DELL Latitude 13 3340.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba Tecra Z40 (SSD).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this type and age, the HP EliteBook 840 G2 has a full-size keyboard.

It is worth also looking at other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Aspire E5-571, or the Aspire E5-571 both from Acer or the Lenovo ThinkPad T440 ($649.99).

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Has a Front Camera

The EliteBook 840 G2 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago also have a front camera.

Other notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to look at include the EliteBook 840, or the EliteBook 820 both from HP or the Acer Aspire E5-571.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The EliteBook 840 G2 is a four USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other laptops of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the EliteBook 840 G2 is fairly light compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840 G2 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Elitebook 820 G1 ($579.99) (1.3kg), the EliteBook 840 (1.3kg), or the EliteBook 820 (1.3kg) all from HP.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year is 16GB and the biggest is 2TB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 G2 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook 840 G2.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Inspiron 17 5758 (500GB), or the Inspiron 15 5558 (500GB) both from DELL or the Acer Aspire V3-371 (500GB).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook 840 G2, the HP EliteBook 840 G2 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth considering alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Inspiron 15 ($375.00), the Inspiron 15, or the Inspiron 15 5558 all from DELL.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The EliteBook 840 G2 is a three battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year have between two and eight battery cells.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Portable PCs of this spec and age have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.7GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. At only 2.7 gigahertz, the EliteBook 840 G2 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 G2.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 840 G2

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the HP EliteBook 840 G2 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840 G2.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 G2 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the Latitude 14 5000 ($1,033.98), or the Latitude 13 3340 both from DELL or the HP EliteBook 840 G2 which is cheaper.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops of this type and age.

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Average Screen Size

The EliteBook 840 G2 has a fairly average screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 840 G2.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 14" laptops currently available including cheaper laptops such as the DELL Latitude 14 5000 ($1,033.98), or the Lenovo ThinkPad T440.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the G50-80 (15.6"), or the Z50-70 (15.6") both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp 64b, hp 64bi, hp 6300, hp 5200, hp n8q14, hp 6300u, hp 5200u, hp m5j22, hp h9w19, hp 64bit, hp m5j22u, hp i55200, hp h9w19e, hp n8q14e, hp i55300, hp p220152, hp h9w19ea, hp p221532, hp n8q14ea, hp i55300u, hp p235809, hp m5j22up, hp p243674, hp i55200u, hp ssdm5j22, hp m5j22upa, hp p243674p, hp p220152p, hp h9w19eaa
Barcodes 00725184078354, 00725350625450, 00888793199244, 00889296658603
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