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HP Elitebook 840 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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15 Reasons For

HP Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

HP is one of the better rated notebook PC manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and HP also has good reviews for its ultrabooks.

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

Most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago only have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, however the Elitebook 840 has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Has a Front Camera

The Elitebook 840 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Elitebook 840 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. Most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this HP 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 across all similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Elitebook 840.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many ultrabooks that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Elitebook 840 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The smallest total storage capacity of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 64GB, the biggest is 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 360GB.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2134370_price] (512GB), or the DELL XPS 13[plb_2014592_price] (512GB).

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Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Elitebook 840 has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Elitebook 840. The screen sizes of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 14".

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many ultrabooks that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Elitebook 840 has a quite fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Elitebook 840. The slowest hard drive speed of ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the Elitebook 840 is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,200 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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most of the other laptops of this type and age only have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, however the HP Elitebook 840 has four USB 3.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Elitebook 840 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the Elitebook 840. Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Elitebook 840 have maximum internal memory of between 4GB and 16GB.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the HP Elitebook 840 is 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 1x SO-DIMM portable PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

This laptop's memory slots (2x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots across all similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Elitebook 840.

Across similar types of laptop the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.

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13 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Elitebook 840 range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Elitebook 840 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Elitebook 840 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 800MHz and 1,300MHz. At only 1,000 megahertz, the Elitebook 840 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and type, the Elitebook 840 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Elitebook 840 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 8GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. When compared to other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the Elitebook 840 that we have assessed the maximum internal memory supported by processor of, the Elitebook 840's maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The HP Elitebook 840 has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 1.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Elitebook 840. Ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the Elitebook 840 have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 2.9GHz.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_2253307_price] (1.7GHz).

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Elitebook 840 has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Elitebook 840. Ultrabooks that are a similar age to the Elitebook 840 have internal memory of between 4GB and 16GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age, the Elitebook 840 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The HP Elitebook 840 is a three battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Elitebook 840 have between two and seven battery cells.

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Thick

With a height of 21 millimeters, the HP Elitebook 840 is quite thick compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Elitebook 840. Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the heights range from 6mm to 31mm.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the Elitebook 840 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.6GHz. At only 2.6 gigahertz, the Elitebook 840 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Elitebook 840 has a quite small processor cache (only 3 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The smallest processor cache of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Elitebook 840 is 1MB, the biggest is 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.3MB.

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Quite Small L3 Cache

The Elitebook 840 has one of the smaller L3 caches (only 3 megabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average L3 cache of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Elitebook 840 is 3.3MB, and the L3 caches range from 2MB to 6MB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Elitebook 840

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over three years ago.

HDD Storage Medium

The Elitebook 840 has a better storage medium than most portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an SSD storage medium. 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 the storage medium of this HP laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2189879_price] (SSD).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.6 kilograms, the Elitebook 840 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Elitebook 840.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo T440s[plb_1621569_price] (1.6kg).

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Specification

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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo 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
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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
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
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board 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
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 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi 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 TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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 Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
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Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
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Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp e7m73, hp e7m73p, hp 500gb32, hp e7m73pa, hp 500gb32g, hp 500gb32gb
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