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HP EliteBook 740 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB Aug 2014
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Take charge of your day with the HP EliteBook 740 G1 with Windows 8.1, 4th generation Intel Core i3/i5 processors, and strong security features from HP. The elegant thin and light design with... More
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13 Reasons For

HP Has Good Laptop Reviews

Based on 3,456 owner and expert reviews, HP has good reviews for its portable PCs. HP also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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

The EliteBook 740 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 740 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 740. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The EliteBook 740 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook 740.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The EliteBook 740 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also have a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Tecra A50[pl_1736253_price], or the Tecra A50[pl_2363547_price] both from Toshiba or the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2145525_price].

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Light

Across all the notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the EliteBook 740 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. At only 1.6 kilograms, the HP EliteBook 740 is quite light compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 740.

There are a number of other 1.6kg heavy portable PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2356711_price] which is cheaper.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the EliteBook 840 G1[pl_1870678_price] (1.6kg), or the EliteBook 840[pl_2446584_price] (1.6kg) both from HP.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the EliteBook 740 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The EliteBook 740 is a four USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 740 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 the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook 740 which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the EliteBook 740 has a touch sensitive screen.

Other laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available that you might also want to consider include the Lenovo ThinkPad T440[plb_2585666_price] which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Latitude 12 7000[pl_2699090_price], or the Latitude 14 5000[pl_2549648_price] both from DELL.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 740 have a full-size keyboard, however the EliteBook 740 does not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth considering other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Tecra A50[pl_2363547_price], or the Tecra A50[pl_1736253_price] both from Toshiba or the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2145525_price] which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

There are a number of alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper laptops such as the ProBook 450[pl_2350793_price], or the ProBook 640[pl_2481387_price] both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_1412334_price].

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the XPS 13[pl_1304263_price] (SSD), or the Latitude 12 E7250[pl_2367862_price] (SSD) both from DELL or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2781600_price] (SSD).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The EliteBook 740 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 14 inches) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The screen sizes of portable PCs of this type and age range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

We compared this laptop to all the other 14" portable PCs and we think the T440p[pl_2275373_price], and the ThinkPad T440p[pl_1878293_price] both from Lenovo which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C55-B[plb_2529941_price] (15.6" and cheaper), the Lenovo L540[plb_2564470_price] (15.6" and cheaper), or the Asus PU551LA[plb_2579155_price] (15.6" and cheaper).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 740 have between one and eight battery cells, including the EliteBook 740 which has three battery cells.

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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 commonly found recovery operating system on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 740

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The EliteBook 740 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it. Most comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 740 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 740.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs and we think the Fujitsu LifeBook U554[plb_2356556_price] which has better reviews; or the Acer Aspire V5-132[plb_2204762_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

If this laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C55-B[plb_2529941_price] (750GB and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 740 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 740.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs to this laptop and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Latitude E6430[plb_2135897_price], and the Lenovo L540[plb_2052780_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C55-B[plb_2529941_price] (6GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.9 gigahertz, the EliteBook 740 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 740.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 1.9GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the DELL Latitude E5530[plb_1412904_price].

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 7537[plb_2804323_price] (2GHz and cheaper).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
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 Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
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Battery
Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
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Certificates
Energy Star Certified
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Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp j8q81, hp j8q81e, k4j78utaba, j8q81eaakd, hp j8q81et, j8q81eaakc, k4j79utaba, j8q81etabu, j8q81eaab9
Barcodes 00888793712955, 00888793712979, 00888793778371, 00888793863008, 08887937129316, 08887937129552, 08887937129798

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LifeBook E754 vs EliteBook 740

Fujitsu LifeBook E754 vs HP EliteBook 740
Fujitsu LifeBook E754
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6"
HP EliteBook 740
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
£ 651.20
200MHz Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
A Lot Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Six Battery Cells
Four More PCI Express Lanes (max)
Smaller Total Storage Capacity
180GB Smaller Hard Drive Capacity

Inspiron 17 5748 vs EliteBook 740

DELL Inspiron 17 5748 vs HP EliteBook 740
DELL Inspiron 17 5748
2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3"
HP EliteBook 740
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
£ 734.30
50% Bigger Internal Memory
50% Bigger Total Storage Capacity
A Lot Bigger Hard Drive Capacity
25% Bigger Processor Cache
Smaller Maximum Internal Memory
Only One USB 3.0 Port

Toshiba Tecra Z40 vs HP EliteBook 740

Toshiba Tecra Z40 vs HP EliteBook 740
Toshiba Tecra Z40
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14"
HP EliteBook 740
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
£ 449.99
Four Battery Cells
Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Lighter
Marginally Faster Processor Clock Speed
3x Smaller Total Storage Capacity
One Less USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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