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HP EliteBook 840 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 500GB HDD+SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB Dec 2013
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HP Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

HP has good average ratings for its ultrabooks as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other brands.

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

The HP EliteBook 840 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The EliteBook 840 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 840 do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP EliteBook 840 has a front camera, as do most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. This HP laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840.

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst ultrabooks of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the EliteBook 840 the internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.9GB.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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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 laptops of this spec and age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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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 laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years only have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, however the EliteBook 840 has four USB 3.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The EliteBook 840 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 840 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The HP EliteBook 840 has a quite big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 840 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 4GB and 16GB. The EliteBook 840 has one of the biggest maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The HP EliteBook 840 has a maximum memory slots of 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 1x SO-DIMM notebook PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots across all ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

The worst memory slots across similar types of portable PC is 1x SO-DIMM.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook 840 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 800MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The HP EliteBook 840 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 3.15 hours, the EliteBook 840's battery life is one of the shortest amongst notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840. The average battery life of portable PCs of this spec and age is 8.5h, and the battery lifes range from 3.1h to 18h.

If this notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (8.2h and higher rated).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 840 have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 2.9GHz. The EliteBook 840 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.6 gigahertz) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

If this HP portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (1.8GHz) which is also higher rated.

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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 portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Only 32 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The EliteBook 840 is a 32 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The EliteBook 840 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) amongst ultrabooks of this age. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 840 is 1.3GB.

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Thick

The heights of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840 range from 6mm to 31mm, and the average height is 19mm. With a height of 21 millimeters, the HP EliteBook 840 is fairly thick compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the EliteBook 840 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Ultrabooks that have been around for a similar time to the EliteBook 840 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.6GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 3 megabytes, the HP EliteBook 840 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840. The processor caches of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook 840 range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.3MB.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 840

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when HP released the EliteBook 840.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The HP EliteBook 840 has a fairly typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 840.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the EliteBook 840 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook 840.

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HDD Storage Medium

The EliteBook 840 has a better storage medium than most portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago have an SSD storage medium. 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.

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Average Weight

The EliteBook 840 has a fairly average weight (1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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 Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
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
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Connectivity
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp i56300, k0g35esuuz, hp i56300u
Barcodes 00888182130384
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