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HP EliteBook 840 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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Now employees can hit the road with a travel pro. The HP EliteBook 840 G1 industry leading Ultrabook is ultra-productive in and out of the office. Work with confidence thanks to proven enterprise... More
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Good Brand

HP is one of the better rated laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and HP also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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

Most portable PCs of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the HP EliteBook 840 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The HP EliteBook 840 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all laptops of this age and spec.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The HP EliteBook 840 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years. Most laptops that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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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 similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC 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 across all portable PCs of this age and spec.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP EliteBook 840 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to 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 across all laptops of a similar type and age to the EliteBook 840.

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

There are a number of alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper notebook PCs such as the X1 Carbon[pl_2907060_price], or the X1 Carbon[pl_2907060_price] both from Lenovo or the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2356712_price].

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T420s[plb_48433_price] (SSD), or the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2363535_price] (SSD).

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 840. The average internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840 is 5.3GB.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 8GB internal memory laptops currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_1414755_price], or the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A[plb_2450897_price].

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2558036_price] (16GB).

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Has a Front Camera

The EliteBook 840 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the ZBook[pl_2497294_price], or the EliteBook 820[pl_2353434_price] both from HP or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2569320_price] is also worth considering.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.6 kilograms, the EliteBook 840 is one of the lighter laptops of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook 840 amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The average weight of notebook PCs of this age and type is 2.2kg.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the TECRA Z40[pl_2223029_price] (1.5kg), or the Tecra Z40[pl_2435195_price] (1.5kg) both from Toshiba which is also cheaper.

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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 portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The EliteBook 840 is a four USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 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 typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 840 is 0.51MB and the biggest is 4MB. The processor cache of the EliteBook 840 of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest amongst laptops that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec 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 alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL XPS 13[plb_2601999_price], or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2594839_price].

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840 the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

Alternative 256GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_1414755_price], or the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2197427_price].

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the X240[pl_2708337_price] (500GB and cheaper), the ThinkPad X240[pl_2594839_price] (500GB and cheaper), or the X240[pl_3003449_price] (500GB and cheaper) all from Lenovo.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 14 inches, the EliteBook 840 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The smallest screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook 840 is 10" and the biggest is 18".

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 14" notebook PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_1414755_price].

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The EliteBook 840 is a three battery cell count laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and eight battery cells.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 840 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The EliteBook 840 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2421956_price], or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2907060_price].

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 840

Released Over Two Years Ago

HP released the EliteBook 840 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the EliteBook 840 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

We compared all the other 2GHz processor clock speed portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2435195_price] 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 DELL XPS 13[plb_2601999_price] (2.1GHz and cheaper).

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Specification

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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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
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 OpenGL 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
4G Standard
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Spill Resistant 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® 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)
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
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp w81, hp w81p, hp j8r62, hp t9x72, hp t9x59, hp f6z63, hp j8r64, hp t9x23, hp v1b82, hp j8r63, hp j8r64e, hp i76500, hp t9x23e, hp v1b82e, hp j8r63e, hp j8r62e, hp i75600, hp t9x72e, hp t9x59e, hp f6z63e, j8q76eaabu, hp p235713, hp j8r63ea, hp t9x59et, hp p234892, hp p227144, hp p240524, hp p243668, hp j8r62ea, hp i75600u
Barcodes 00888793548059, 00888793676806, 00888793676820, 00888793959534, 00889296177128, 00889296177135, 00889296177142, 00889296367642, 00889296367666, 00889296405672, 00889899631287, 05052991260753

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