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HP EliteBook 840 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 500GB HDD+SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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HP Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

HP has good average ratings for its ultrabooks as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other brands.

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

The HP EliteBook 840 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The EliteBook 840 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 840 do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP EliteBook 840 has a front camera, as do most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. This HP laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840.

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst ultrabooks of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the EliteBook 840 the internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.9GB.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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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 laptops of this spec and age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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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 laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years only have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, however the EliteBook 840 has four USB 3.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The EliteBook 840 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 840 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The HP EliteBook 840 has a quite big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 840 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 4GB and 16GB. The EliteBook 840 has one of the biggest maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots across all ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

The worst memory slots across similar types of portable PC is 1x SO-DIMM.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook 840 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 800MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The HP EliteBook 840 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 3.15 hours, the EliteBook 840's battery life is one of the shortest amongst notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840. The average battery life of portable PCs of this spec and age is 8.5h, and the battery lifes range from 3.1h to 18h.

If this notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3120631_price] (8.2h and higher rated).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 840 have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 2.9GHz. The EliteBook 840 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.6 gigahertz) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

If this HP portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3120631_price] (1.8GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Only 32 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The EliteBook 840 is a 32 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The EliteBook 840 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) amongst ultrabooks of this age. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 840 is 1.3GB.

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Thick

The heights of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840 range from 6mm to 31mm, and the average height is 19mm. With a height of 21 millimeters, the HP EliteBook 840 is fairly thick compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the EliteBook 840 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Ultrabooks that have been around for a similar time to the EliteBook 840 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.6GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 3 megabytes, the HP EliteBook 840 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840. The processor caches of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook 840 range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.3MB.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 840

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when HP released the EliteBook 840.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The HP EliteBook 840 has a fairly typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 840.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the EliteBook 840 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook 840.

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HDD Storage Medium

The EliteBook 840 has a better storage medium than most portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago 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.

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Average Weight

The EliteBook 840 has a fairly average weight (1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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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
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
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
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
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
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers i56300, i56300u, hp i56300, k0g35esuuz, hp i56300u
Barcodes 00888182130384

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