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HP EliteBook 740

HP EliteBook 740 2 Core Intel Core I3-5xxx 2.1GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-5xxx 2.1GHz 4GB Jan 2015
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The HP EliteBook 740 thin and light notebook allows users to be ultra-productive around the office. Work with confidence, stay connected, and enjoy a range of security and manageability features... More
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11 Reasons For

HP Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 3,456 expert and user reviews, HP has good ratings for its portable PCs. HP also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook 740 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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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 laptop. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The EliteBook 740 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of this age and type. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs of this spec and age the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The EliteBook 740 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this type and age.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the DELL Latitude 14 E5450[plb_2949230_price], and the Asus UX301LA[plb_2960844_price] which is cheaper; or the Toshiba A50[plb_2984407_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The EliteBook 740 has a quite fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than a year. The hard drive speeds of comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 740 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,800 RPM.

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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 typical of many portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The EliteBook 740 is a four USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Light

At only 1.6 kilograms, the HP EliteBook 740 is fairly light compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The lightest medium processor core notebook PC that was launched more than a year ago is 940g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the EliteBook 840[pl_2783814_price] (1.6kg), the EliteBook 840[pl_2783772_price] (1.6kg), or the EliteBook 840[pl_2735185_price] (1.6kg) all from HP.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The EliteBook 740 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 900 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook 740. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 740 is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook 740 have a full-size keyboard, however the EliteBook 740 does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the DELL Latitude 14 E5450[plb_2949230_price], the Acer Aspire V3[plb_2737187_price], or the Lenovo L540[plb_2501252_price] is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of this age and type. 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.

If you want a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the LG 13Z940[plb_2362386_price] (SSD), or the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2882103_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the EliteBook 740 the screen sizes range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". The EliteBook 740 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 14 inches) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

Other 14" laptops currently available that you might want to look at include the HP 14[plb_2583598_price] which is cheaper.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the ProBook 450[pl_2784001_price] (15.6" and cheaper), or the ProBook 450[pl_2784026_price] (15.6" and cheaper) both from HP or the Lenovo L540[plb_2993337_price] (15.6" and higher rated).

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the EliteBook 740 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest internal memory of portable PCs of this age and type is 2GB and the biggest is 16GB.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo L540[plb_2551303_price].

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 450[plb_2784001_price] (8GB and cheaper), or the MSI CX61[plb_2900145_price] (8GB and cheaper); or the Asus UX303LA[plb_3136892_price] (8GB and higher rated).

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Only Intel Core I3-5xxx Processor Family

The EliteBook 740 has an Intel Core i3-5xxx processor family which is better than most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most portable PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 740 the processor family ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP EliteBook 740 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook 740 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Acer Aspire V3[plb_2737187_price], or the DELL Latitude 14 3000[plb_2804877_price] which is also cheaper.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The EliteBook 740 is a three battery cell count laptop.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 740

Released Over a Year Ago

This laptop has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.1 gigahertz, the EliteBook 740 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2.1GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the DELL Latitude 14 E5450[plb_2701503_price].

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba C55[plb_2942230_price] (2.16GHz and cheaper), or the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2783850_price] (2.2GHz and cheaper).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the EliteBook 740 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

Alternative 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo L540[plb_2551303_price], or the HP ProBook 430[plb_2783787_price].

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the ProBook 450[pl_2784001_price] (750GB and cheaper), or the ProBook 450[pl_2784026_price] (750GB and cheaper) both from HP or the DELL Latitude 14 3000[plb_2804877_price] (1TB and cheaper).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp j8q81, hp j8q81e, hp j8q81et
Barcodes 00889296303299

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2 core Intel Core i3-5xxx 2.1GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
£ 799.00 £684.02
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Latitude 12 E7250 vs EliteBook 740

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2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5"
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2 core Intel Core i3-5xxx 2.1GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
£ 629.00 £684.02
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2 core Intel Core i3-5xxx 2.1GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
£ 795.28 £684.02
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A Lot Bigger Internal Memory
Bigger Hard Drive Capacity
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