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HP EliteBook 840

HP EliteBook 840 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB Apr 2015
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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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Good Brand

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

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 portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Four SATA III Connectors

The EliteBook 840 is a four SATA III connector portable PC.

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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 portable PC.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The EliteBook 840 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,100 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840. Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The EliteBook 840 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. This HP portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The EliteBook 840 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The internal memory of laptops of this age and spec range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP EliteBook 840 has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. This HP notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most portable PCs of this spec and age 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 notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

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

We compared all the other laptops that have an SSD storage media to this laptop and we think a cheaper notebook PC such as the Latitude 12 E5250, and the Latitude 12 E5250 both from DELL or you might consider a higher scoring notebook PC such as the Lenovo L540 are also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the LG 13Z940-GT58K (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The HP EliteBook 840 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most laptops that were released more than a year ago. Most laptops of this spec and age have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all portable PCs that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 840 is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The EliteBook 840 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840 also have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper laptops such as the DELL Inspiron 17 5748.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Inspiron 15 5000, or the Latitude 14 E5450 both from DELL is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

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

Other laptops with a front camera currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Latitude 14 E5450.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the DELL Inspiron 15 5000, or the LG 13Z940-GT58K.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most laptops that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 840 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the EliteBook 840 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 840 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB. The HP EliteBook 840 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 840 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 840 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity, including the EliteBook 840 which has 256 solid-state drive capacity.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago is 100MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the EliteBook 840 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 840 range from 1.7GB to 16GB. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 that we have assessed, the EliteBook 840's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 11 (500GB), the Toshiba R50 (500GB), or the Lenovo B50-80 (500GB) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Laptops of this type and age have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz. At only 1.9 gigahertz, the HP EliteBook 840 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 (2GHz and cheaper), the HP ProBook 11 (2GHz and cheaper), or the DELL Inspiron 17 5758 (2GHz and cheaper).

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Quite Small Screen Size

Comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the EliteBook 840 have screen sizes of between 11" and 18". The EliteBook 840 has a quite small screen size (only 14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 14" portable PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Latitude 14 E5450, or the Lenovo L450.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the ThinkPad E550 (15.6" and cheaper), or the B50-80 (15.6" and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

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

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the DELL Inspiron 15 which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The EliteBook 840 is a three battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year have between two and eight battery cells.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 840

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when HP released the EliteBook 840.

Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the EliteBook 840 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Lenovo ThinkPad T440 (1.6kg and cheaper).

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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 Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
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
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Active Management Technology Version
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
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
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
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
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers i56300, i56300u, hp t7n25, hp v1b70, hp m5j22, hp t9x55, hp h9w19, hp v1b70e, hp i56300, hp m5j22u, hp i56200, hp t9x55e, hp h9w19e, hp i55300, hp t7n25a, hp i55200, j7g66upaba, hp m5j22up, hp i56200u, hp t9x55ea, hp h9w19ea, hp i55300u, hp p243699, hp p235809, hp t7n25aw, hp i55200u, hp p220152, hp p243674, hp p221532, hp v1b70ea
Barcodes 00888793199244, 00889296658603, 00889894695567, 00889894881786, 00889894881823, 00889894898470, 00889899052846, 00889899109816, 00889899560839
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