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HP EliteBook 740
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HP EliteBook 740 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Oct 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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11 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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

The HP EliteBook 740 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 740 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 740 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This HP 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 portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook 740.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

The EliteBook 740 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 740.

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Light

At only 1.6 kilograms, the EliteBook 740 is quite light compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 740. The weights of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 740 range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP EliteBook 840 (1.6kg).

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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 portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The EliteBook 740 is a four USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched 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 the most frequently found memory slot on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the EliteBook 740 have a full-size keyboard, however the HP EliteBook 740 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The EliteBook 740 is a three battery cell count laptop.

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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 that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 740 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The EliteBook 740 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook 740. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the EliteBook 740 has one of the slower hard drive speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 740

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this medium processor core notebook PC was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 740 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 740.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the DELL XPS 13 (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

The EliteBook 740 has a relatively typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 (6GB).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the HP EliteBook 740 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the EliteBook 740 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the G50-70 (1.8GHz), or the ThinkPad X240 (1.8GHz) both from Lenovo.

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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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives 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
3G Standards
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 Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
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)

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Product Identifiers

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