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HP EliteBook 840 G1
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HP EliteBook 840 G1 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Sep 2013
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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Medium processor core notebook PCs manufactured by HP have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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

The HP EliteBook 840 G1 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The EliteBook 840 G1 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it. This notebook 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 notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The EliteBook 840 G1 has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of this age and type. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar 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.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840 G1.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across comparable types of notebook PC.

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP ProBook 650 G1, the Asus UX31E, or the Fujitsu LifeBook A544.

If the storage medium of this HP portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the HP EliteBook 820 (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP EliteBook 840 G1 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook 840 G1.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the HP EliteBook 820 G1, the Asus X451CA, or the Lenovo X1 Carbon is also worth considering.

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Light

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840 G1 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg. At only 1.6 kilograms, the EliteBook 840 G1 is quite light compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 840 G1.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the 2570p (1.6kg), or the EliteBook 2570p (1.6kg) both from HP which is also cheaper.

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The EliteBook 840 G1 is a four USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 840 G1 have between one and 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 typical of many portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The HP EliteBook 840 G1 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 840 G1. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840 G1 range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 G1 is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. The HP EliteBook 840 G1 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 180 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the EliteBook 840 G1.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the EliteBook 8470p (320GB and cheaper), or the 2570p (320GB and cheaper) both from HP.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The EliteBook 840 G1 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 840 G1.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might also want to look at including the Asus X553MA or the Lenovo B50.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of portable PCs of this type and age is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.6 gigahertz, the EliteBook 840 G1 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo G70-70 (1.7GHz), the Acer Aspire V3 (1.7GHz), or the HP ProBook 450 (1.7GHz).

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The EliteBook 840 G1 is a three battery cell count notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, the EliteBook 840 G1 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to look at including the ProBook 450, or the EliteBook 820 G1 both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 14 3000.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2.6 gigahertz, the HP EliteBook 840 G1 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840 G1 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable 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 have been available for around the same time as it.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 840 G1

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Internal Memory

The EliteBook 840 G1 has a fairly average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 G1.

We compared this laptop to all the other 4GB internal memory laptops and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Vostro 3560, the HP EliteBook 2570p, and the Lenovo S510p is also worth considering.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 15R (6GB and cheaper) or the DELL Vostro 3560 (6GB and higher rated).

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Average Screen Size

The HP EliteBook 840 G1 has a fairly standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 G1.

We compared all the other 14" portable PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T420 is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the Lenovo T410 (14.1" and cheaper), or the Asus X553MA (15.6" 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 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
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
Display Surface
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 WiMAX
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
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® 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
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 Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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