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HP EliteBook 840 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jul 2014
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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

HP is one of the better rated notebook PC brands according to average expert and user reviews, and HP also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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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 laptop. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 840 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 840 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for 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.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840.

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

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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 notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This laptop has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The EliteBook 840 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years also have a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the 14 (£497.68), or the 14 both from HP.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL Latitude 12 7000 (£874.00).

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Has a Front Camera

The EliteBook 840 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook 840 also have a front camera.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the HP 14 (£497.68) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Alternative laptops which also have a front camera that you might want to consider include the DELL Latitude 12 7000 (£874.00), or the HP EliteBook 850 (£899.00).

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Light

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook 840 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. The EliteBook 840 is one of the lighter notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840 (only 1.6 kilograms) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 1.6kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP EliteBook 840 G1.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Acer Travelmate TMP645-M (£732.32) (1.5kg), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch (1.6kg) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. The HP EliteBook 840 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The EliteBook 840 is a four USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 840 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The EliteBook 840 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper portable PCs such as the Inspiron 15 5000 (£410.00), the Inspiron 15, or the XPS 13 all from DELL.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops of this age and type is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. At 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has a quite big maximum internal memory 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 840.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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12 Reasons Against

Quite 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 comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 840. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 1,000 megahertz, the HP EliteBook 840 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 840. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 16 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 840 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. Portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook 840 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of a similar type and age to 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 portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to consider including the EliteBook 740 (£684.02), or the EliteBook 840 (£631.98) both from HP which is cheaper.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the XPS 13 (£792.00) (SSD and cheaper), or the XPS 13 (£792.00) (SSD and cheaper) both from DELL.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 840 range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. The EliteBook 840 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.7 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

We compared all the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs to this laptop and we think the HP 14 (£497.68) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you want a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (1.8GHz), the HP EliteBook 740 (£684.02) (1.9GHz), or the DELL Inspiron 17 (£355.49) (1.9GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. The EliteBook 840 has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the XPS 13 (£792.00), or the Latitude 14 5000 (£718.80) both from DELL or the HP EliteBook 840 G1 which is cheaper.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Pavilion 17 (£838.00) (6GB), or the ProBook 450 (£734.79) (8GB) both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 15 (6GB) which is also cheaper.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The EliteBook 840 is a three battery cell count portable PC.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years is 3GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. The EliteBook 840 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The HP EliteBook 840 has a quite small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. The average hard drive capacity of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 590GB.

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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 frequently found recovery operating system on laptops of this type and age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 840

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 840 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the ThinkPad T440p (£857.00), or the T440 both from Lenovo or the DELL Inspiron 15 (£417.90).

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 450 (£734.79) (1TB and cheaper), or the Acer Aspire V3 (1TB and cheaper) or the DELL XPS 13 (512GB and higher rated).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the HP EliteBook 840 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 14" notebook PCs currently available including the ThinkPad T440p (£857.00), or the T440 both from Lenovo or the HP EliteBook 840 G1 which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 450 (£734.79) (15.6"), the Toshiba Tecra A50 (15.6"), or the Acer Aspire V3 (15.6") which is also 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
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
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
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
Pointing Device
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 Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
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Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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