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

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Dec 2013
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12 Reasons For

HP Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 3,456 expert and user reviews for HP laptops and found that on average HP has good ratings. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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

Most laptops that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840 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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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The EliteBook 840 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. Most portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of this age and spec.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop.

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SSD Storage Medium

The EliteBook 840 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs of this age and spec. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it 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 laptop's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the EliteBook 840.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of laptop.

We compared all the other laptops that have an SSD storage media to this laptop and we think the 13[pl_1304263_price], and the 13[pl_1304263_price] both from DELL or the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2446413_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the DELL XPS 13[plb_2618156_price] (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Front Camera

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

Alternative laptops which also have a front camera that you might also want to look at include the Z500[pl_1571675_price], or the ThinkPad L440[pl_2055116_price] both from Lenovo or the DELL XPS 13[plb_2618156_price].

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Light

Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 840 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. The HP EliteBook 840 is one of the lighter medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook 840 (only 1.6 kilograms) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

There are a number of alternative 1.6kg heavy laptops currently available that you might also want to look at including the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2367580_price] which is cheaper.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the EliteBook 840 G1[pl_1870678_price] (1.6kg), or the EliteBook 840[pl_2336483_price] (1.6kg) both from HP.

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the EliteBook 840 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

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

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. At only 1,000 megahertz, the EliteBook 840 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 840.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. At only 180 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 180GB total storage capacity notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the X230[pl_1630453_price], and the X230[pl_1465106_price] both from Lenovo or the HP EliteBook 820 G1[plb_1620826_price] is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 12 7000[plb_2855453_price] (256GB), the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3085960_price] (256GB), or the Asus Zenbook UX301LA[plb_2964654_price] (256GB).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

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

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL Latitude 14 7000[plb_2518965_price] which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.6 gigahertz, the EliteBook 840 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840. The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840 is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

We compared this laptop to all the other 1.6GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think the 13[pl_1304263_price], and the Inspiron 15[pl_2145525_price] both from DELL or the Lenovo T440[plb_2170115_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T440[plb_2585666_price] (1.7GHz), or the Toshiba Satellite C55-B[plb_2529941_price] (1.7GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 840 range from 10" to 18". With a screen size of only 14 inches, the EliteBook 840 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 840.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 14" laptops currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the ProBook 645 G1[pl_2055346_price], or the EliteBook 840[pl_2356711_price] both from HP.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Fujitsu LifeBook E754[plb_2475302_price] (15.6") which is also cheaper.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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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 a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 840 have between one and eight battery cells.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The EliteBook 840 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 840 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 DELL XPS 13[plb_2618156_price], the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2781600_price], or the Asus UX301LA[plb_2327303_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 3GHz. The EliteBook 840 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 840

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Internal Memory

The HP EliteBook 840 has a pretty average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the DELL 13[plb_1304263_price], the Fujitsu LifeBook U554[plb_2074123_price], or the Lenovo T440p[plb_1878293_price] which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C55-B[plb_2529941_price] (6GB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Card Reader Integrated
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Display
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Touchscreen
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3D
LED Backlight
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Graphics
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Optical Drive
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Camera
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Networking
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4G
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USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
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SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
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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® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
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Intel® Secure Key
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
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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
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Energy Star Certified
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp e3w30, hp e3w30u, hp e3w30ut, hp e3w30uta, hp e3w30utab, hp e3w30utaba
Barcodes 00888182178041, 00888182676288, 00888182768891, 08881820650994, 08887930282230
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