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HP EliteBook 740
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HP EliteBook 740 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Aug 2014
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Take charge of your day with the HP EliteBook 740 G1 with Windows 8.1, 4th generation Intel Core i3/i5 processors, and strong security features from HP. The elegant thin and light design with... More
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13 Reasons For

HP Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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

Most portable PCs of a similar type and age to the EliteBook 740 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the HP EliteBook 740 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

At 15.25 hours, the EliteBook 740 has a very long battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 740. The shortest battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2h and the longest is 4,400h.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP EliteBook 740 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops that were released more than two years ago. In addition, this HP 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 notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The EliteBook 740 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Most laptops of this age and type 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 portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook 740.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

The EliteBook 740 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 740 also have a front camera.

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Light

The weights of portable PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. At only 1.6 kilograms, the HP EliteBook 740 is fairly light compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 740.

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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 typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The EliteBook 740 is a four USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 740 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. At only 1,000 megahertz, the EliteBook 740 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook 740 have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. The EliteBook 740 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 180 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The EliteBook 740 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years which have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The EliteBook 740 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 14 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the screen sizes range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most portable PCs of this age and spec have between one and eight battery cells, including the EliteBook 740 which has three battery cells.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP EliteBook 740 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook 740 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the EliteBook 740 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. The EliteBook 740 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 740 the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB. The EliteBook 740 has one of the smaller maximum internal memories (only 16,384 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 740

Released Over Two Years Ago

HP released the EliteBook 740 over two years ago.

Average Internal Memory

The EliteBook 740 has a pretty standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 740.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the HP EliteBook 740 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00888793599877, 00888793599884, 00888793746967, 08887935998778, 08887937469672
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