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HP EliteBook 840 G2
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HP EliteBook 840 G2 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Jul 2015
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The HP EliteBook 840 thin and light notebook allows users to be ultra-productive in and out of the office. Work with confidence thanks to proven technologies, security, performance, and management... More
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14 Reasons For

HP Has Good Portable PC Reviews

HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all laptops HP is one of the better rated manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 840 G2 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the EliteBook 840 G2 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the EliteBook 840 G2 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of notebook PC.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The EliteBook 840 G2 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of a similar age and spec to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This HP notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The EliteBook 840 G2 has a better storage medium than most comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it. This laptop has an SSD storage medium, whereas most laptops of this type 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 portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 840 G2.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (SSD), the HP EliteBook 820 (SSD), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 (SSD).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The EliteBook 840 G2 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

It is worth also looking at other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the Z50-70, or the X1 Carbon all from Lenovo.

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Has a Front Camera

The EliteBook 840 G2 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the EliteBook 840 G2.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a front camera to this laptop and we think the EliteBook 820, or the EliteBook 820 G2 both from HP or the Lenovo Z510 is also worth considering.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 840 G2 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the EliteBook 840 G2 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 50 watt-hours, the HP EliteBook 840 G2 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The smallest battery capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 23Wh and the biggest is 120Wh.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the HP EliteBook 840 G2 is one of the lighter medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 840 G2 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the EliteBook 840 G2 have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the EliteBook 820 (1.3kg), the EliteBook 820 (1.3kg), or the EliteBook 820 G2 (1.3kg) all from HP.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The EliteBook 840 G2 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 900 megahertz) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 G2 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook 840 G2. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the EliteBook 840 G2 the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo B50-80 (500GB) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 840 G2 have screen sizes of between 11" and 18". With a screen size of only 14 inches, the EliteBook 840 G2 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If this HP laptop screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba L50-C (15.6") which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The EliteBook 840 G2 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other laptops of this spec and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 is also worth considering.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The EliteBook 840 G2 is a three battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 840 G2 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 840 G2

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.2 gigahertz, the HP EliteBook 840 G2 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

If you want a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-C (2.4GHz), the HP EliteBook 840 G2 (2.4GHz), or the Lenovo Z510 (2.5GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 G2 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook 840 G2.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
Display Number of Colours
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
Discrete 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
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
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
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® 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
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
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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 Output Voltage
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)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Formats

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp 64b, hp 64bi, hp 6300, hp 5200, hp 6300u, hp h9w19, hp m5j22, hp n8q14, hp 5200u, hp 64bit, hp i55300, hp i55200, hp h9w19e, hp m5j22u, hp n8q14e, hp p220152, hp p221532, hp i55200u, hp h9w19ea, hp p235809, hp m5j22up, hp n8q14ea, hp i55300u, hp p243674, hp m5j22upa, hp p243674p, hp p220152p, hp ssdm5j22, hp p221532p
Barcodes 00725184078354, 00725350625450, 00888793199244, 00889296658603
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