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HP EliteBook 840 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jul 2014
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15 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We calculated the average reviews for all HP notebook PCs and also specifically for HP medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases HP had good reviews.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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

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

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Recent Price Drop of £153.99

The EliteBook 840 has dropped in price by £153.99 in the last 4 days.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The EliteBook 840 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of this age and type. This HP portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The EliteBook 840 has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age 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.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium amongst all laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across similar types of notebook PC.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider 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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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago, the EliteBook 840 has a front camera.

Other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to consider include the DELL Latitude 12 5000[plb_2518961_price], or the Toshiba Satellite C55-B[plb_2529941_price] which is cheaper.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a front camera to this portable PC and we think the Fujitsu LifeBook E754[plb_2475302_price] is also worth considering.

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Light

Laptops of this age and spec have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg. With a weight of only 1.6 kilograms, the HP EliteBook 840 is quite light compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Fujitsu LifeBook U554[plb_1632805_price] (1.5kg) which is also cheaper.

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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 this spec and age.

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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 the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The EliteBook 840 is a four USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The EliteBook 840 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The EliteBook 840 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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13 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the HP EliteBook 840 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 840 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 1,000 megahertz, the EliteBook 840 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook 840. Portable PCs of this type and age have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs of this age and spec is 23GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The EliteBook 840 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of this age and spec which have a full-size keyboard.

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider include the DELL Latitude 12 5000[plb_2518961_price], or the Fujitsu LifeBook U554[plb_2074123_price] which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Other 256GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the Asus BU401LG[plb_2302173_price].

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 650[plb_2654888_price] (320GB and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook 840 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the HP EliteBook 840 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

Other 1.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper portable PCs such as the EliteBook 840[pl_2353454_price], or the ProBook 440[pl_2351468_price] both from HP.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Asus PU551LA[plb_2579155_price] (1.8GHz and cheaper).

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 840 range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. The HP EliteBook 840 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Alternative 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Latitude E6430[plb_2074749_price].

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C55-B[plb_2529941_price] (6GB), or the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2369328_price] (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and eight battery cells, including the EliteBook 840 which has three battery cells.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook 840, the HP EliteBook 840 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the HP ProBook 450 G1[plb_2133196_price] which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 840 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.7 gigahertz, the EliteBook 840 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 840

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this medium processor core notebook PC was released.

Average Screen Size

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

If you want a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Z50[plb_2964547_price] (15.6" and cheaper).

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Specification

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Solid-State Drive Capacity
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Video
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Camera
Front Camera
Networking
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Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
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S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
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SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
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Performance
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Spill Resistant Keyboard
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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
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Intel Secure Key
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Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
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Intel AES New Instructions
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Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp 64b, hp 64bi, hp 6200, hp 4310, hp h9w32, hp 6200u, hp t9x25, hp 4310u, hp n6q18, hp 64bit, hp n6q18e, hp i55200, hp h9w32e, hp t9x25e, f1q54eaabu, hp n6q18ea, f1q54eauug, hp i55200u, hp h9w32et, hp p247729, hp p236808, hp t9x25et, f1q54eaaby, hp p232395, hp p235798, hp p247729p, hp p236808p, hp t9x25eta, hp p232395p
Barcodes 00888793284766, 00888793377826, 00888793377833, 00888793377840, 00888793488782, 00888793777787, 00888793958698, 00889296034391, 00889296061472, 00889296078685, 00889894201003

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HP ProBook 650 vs HP EliteBook 840

HP ProBook 650 vs HP EliteBook 840
HP ProBook 650
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
HP EliteBook 840
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 256GB SSD 14"
£ 629.26 £612.00
Considerably Better User Reviews
200MHz Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
A Lot Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Six Battery Cells
Vastly Smaller Maximum Internal Memory
Expert Review Rating is a Little Worse

Lenovo X230 vs HP EliteBook 840

Lenovo X230 vs HP EliteBook 840
Lenovo X230
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 12.5"
HP EliteBook 840
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 256GB SSD 14"
£ 695.00 £612.00
Nine More Awards
Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
50% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Three More Battery Cells
Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
Two Less USB 3.0 Ports

ThinkPad T540 vs EliteBook 840

Lenovo ThinkPad T540 vs HP EliteBook 840
Lenovo ThinkPad T540
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
HP EliteBook 840
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 256GB SSD 14"
£ 1,048.87 £612.00
Nine Battery Cells
16GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
A Lot Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
49% Bigger Total Storage Capacity
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
Two Less USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
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