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HP EliteBook 840 G2
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HP EliteBook 840 G2 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Aug 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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16 Reasons For

HP Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs built by HP have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that HP also has good reviews across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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

The HP EliteBook 840 G2 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 G2 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 G2.

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

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.3GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the HP EliteBook 840 G2 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 840 G2.

Alternative 2.4GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to look at include the Lenovo G500[plb_2433548_price] which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire E5-573[plb_3010583_price] (2.7GHz).

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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 notebook PCs of this type and age. This HP notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this HP laptop 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 around the same time as the EliteBook 840 G2 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP EliteBook 840 G2 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all portable PCs of a similar age and type to the EliteBook 840 G2.

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

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2717447_price] (SSD), the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2735219_price] (SSD), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X250[plb_2743534_price] (SSD).

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The EliteBook 840 G2 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to it. The worst processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 840 G2 is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP EliteBook 840 G2 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 840 G2 also have a front camera.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the EliteBook 820[pl_2862104_price], the EliteBook 840 G2[pl_2941676_price], or the EliteBook 820 G2[pl_2897415_price] all from HP is also worth considering.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time 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 portable PCs of this type and age.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as 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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Light

The EliteBook 840 G2 is one of the lighter laptops of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 840 G2 (only 1.6 kilograms) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 G2 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T450[plb_2899072_price] (1.6kg), the Acer Aspire V3-371[plb_2966636_price] (1.5kg), or the HP Probook 430 G2[plb_2913674_price] (1.5kg).

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the HP EliteBook 840 G2 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. Notebook PCs of this age and type have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is 46Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh. With a battery capacity of 50 watt-hours, the EliteBook 840 G2 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840 G2.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago have a full-size keyboard, however the HP EliteBook 840 G2 does not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard which you might want to consider including the ThinkPad X1 Carbon[pl_2802546_price], or the X1 Carbon[pl_2911178_price] both from Lenovo or the HP EliteBook 840 G2[plb_2941676_price].

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 G2 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 840 G2. Across all the portable PCs that have been around 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 also want to look at the Lenovo B50-80[plb_3812194_price] (500GB and 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 age and type also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the DELL Inspiron 15 5558[plb_3008314_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook 840 G2 have between two and eight battery cells, including the EliteBook 840 G2 which has three battery cells.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 840 G2

Released Over a Year Ago

HP released the EliteBook 840 G2 over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 840 G2 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook 840 G2.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the EliteBook 840 G2 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 14" laptops currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Latitude 14 3450[plb_2903806_price].

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo B50-80[plb_3812194_price] (15.6" and cheaper).

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Specification

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Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
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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
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
Full HD
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
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
USB 3.0 Port
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® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
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® Smart Cache
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
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp w81, hp w81p, hp j8r62, hp j8r64, hp j8r63, hp j8r62e, hp j8r64e, hp j8r63e, hp i75600, hp p227144, hp j8r63ea, hp p232389, hp p220165, hp i75600u, hp p233678, hp j8r62ea, hp p234892, hp j8r64ea, hp p233678p, hp ssdj8r62, hp ssdj8r64, hp p234892p, hp j8r64eaa, hp p227144p, hp j8r63ear, hp p232389p, hp p220165p, hp j8r64eaab, hp intel5500, apple i75500
Barcodes 00889296177128, 00889296177135, 00889296177142, 00889296233466, 00889296367642, 00889296367666, 00889296405672
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