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HP EliteBook 840
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HP EliteBook 840 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 240GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jun 2014
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- It's time for an upgrade to the dramatically thin, light design of the HP EliteBook 840 G1 Ultrabook with a luxurious and soft touch finish.- Join forces with the latest generation Intel... More
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12 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

On average HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all notebook PCs built by HP.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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

The EliteBook 840 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 around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 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 840 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of this age and spec. This HP notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of this age and spec.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP EliteBook 840 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. 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 notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs of this type and age.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC is HDD.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 840, the EliteBook 840 has a front camera.

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Light

Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. The HP EliteBook 840 is fairly light (only 1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

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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

The EliteBook 840 is a four USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years 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 the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 840 is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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13 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other laptops of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 840, the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the EliteBook 840 of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 840 is 370MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the EliteBook 840 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has a very small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 840 is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of laptops of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 840 range from 1GB to 1.5TB. The HP EliteBook 840 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 240 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The EliteBook 840 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago do have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The HP EliteBook 840 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.7 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The processor clock speeds of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 840 is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 840 have between one and eight battery cells, including the EliteBook 840 which has three battery cells.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 840, the HP EliteBook 840 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The HP EliteBook 840 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.7 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The maximum turbo frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 840

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

The EliteBook 840 has a pretty standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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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 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
3D
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
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
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
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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1 April 2015

HP EliteBook 840 G2 H9W32ET, courtesy of HP Germany. HP's Elitebook 840 G2 is primarily a Broadwell upgrade. HP has not modified anything apart from exchanging the processor. The Broadwell...

27 June 2014

HP's EliteBook series has long been its premium business-notebook range. For this generation HP's naming convention has changed, going from a four digit model number to a designation that is... Read more…

The HP EliteBook 840 G1 has down-to-business looks, a great design, robust performance, and all the correct options for a business laptop. But you should try its eraser-head cursor control before...

20 February 2014

The HP EliteBook 840 G1 business laptop provides an outstanding keyboard and touch pad, long battery life, and a VGA port in a sleek, affordable package. Just be prepared to accept some compromises...

7 February 2014

Not cheap, but it is powerful with an excellent display and battery life...

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Reviewed 23 December 2014 by David S.

Had been a fan of the Lenovo line of notebooks for a long time but the newest Elitebooks have finally tipped me in favor of the HP notebooks. My brother got a new Lenovo notebook from his company... Read more…

Reviewed 5 January 2015 by Brian W.
(Verified Purchase)

Happy with the purchase.. the refurbished one cost over 600+ on other sites...

Reviewed 28 December 2014 by Emir M.
(Verified Purchase)

I've had this laptop for work for about six months and I liked it so much that I decided to buy one for myself when I saw the deal on newegg for Cyber Monday. The keyboard is great. The keys are... Read more…

Reviewed 11 March 2015 by Dan B.
(Verified Purchase)

I build computers. I have since very young, and have always been a desktop person. Over the years of a growing family, laptops have become more practical for us and I am very technical in general.... Read more…

Reviewed 14 January 2015 by Bret Z.

This system says it's a $1199 system on the specs, and although they generally have it much cheaper, it really is an $1199 system. It feels like you are holding a premium product, it has powerful... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp j5q20, hp j5q20u, hp i54210, j5q20utaba, hp i54210u, hp j5q20ut, hp j5q20uta, hp j5q20utab, hp j5q20utaba
Barcodes 00888793461419, 08887934614198
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