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HP EliteBook 840 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Jun 2014
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HP Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all laptops HP is one of the superior manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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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.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The average battery life of laptops of this age and spec is 24h. With a battery life of 15.25 hours, the HP EliteBook 840 has one of the longest battery lifes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If this notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo L440[plb_2730684_price] (21h), or the Fujitsu LifeBook E754[plb_2475302_price] (25h).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The EliteBook 840 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched 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 portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 840.

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of laptops of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook 840 range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. The EliteBook 840 has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the EliteBook 840.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP Probook 450[plb_2078196_price].

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2523550_price] (16GB and cheaper).

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SSD Storage Medium

The EliteBook 840 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. 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 actually the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 840.

The worst storage medium across comparable types of portable PC is HDD.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media and we think because of it's better review score, the ProBook 640[pl_2351423_price], and the ProBook 640[pl_2351423_price] both from HP is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X230[plb_1465106_price] (SSD), or the DELL Latitude 12 7000[plb_2699090_price] (SSD).

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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 laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age, the EliteBook 840 has a front camera.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this portable PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the L540[pl_2564470_price], and the L540[pl_1622998_price] both from Lenovo or the Asus X502CA[plb_1631840_price] is also worth considering.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.8 kilograms, the HP EliteBook 840 is quite light compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook 840. The weights of similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840 range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo T440[plb_2216159_price] (1.8kg) which is also cheaper.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most laptops of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP EliteBook 840 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

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

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The EliteBook 840 has a quite big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840. The maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP EliteBook 840 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2446413_price], or the DELL Inspiron 15 7537[plb_2251818_price].

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2392874_price].

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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 age and spec.

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Price Increase of £118.33

In the last 3 days the price of the EliteBook 840 has increased by £118.33.

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz. The EliteBook 840 has one of the slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the HP EliteBook 840 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of this spec and age is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The HP EliteBook 840 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 840 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. The EliteBook 840 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 180 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2446413_price] (256GB) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The EliteBook 840 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years do have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might also want to look at including the L540[pl_2564470_price], or the ThinkPad L540[pl_2122801_price] both from Lenovo or the DELL Latitude E5530[plb_1412904_price].

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. At only 1.7 gigahertz, the EliteBook 840 has a fairly slow processor clock speed 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including the ProBook 440[pl_2351468_price], or the ProBook 450[pl_2350793_price] both from HP which is cheaper.

If you want a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Asus PU551LA[plb_2579155_price] (1.8GHz and cheaper).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The EliteBook 840 is a three battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 have between one and eight battery cells.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 3GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. At only 2.7 gigahertz, the EliteBook 840 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the EliteBook 840.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 840

Released Over Two Years Ago

HP released the EliteBook 840 over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The EliteBook 840 has a fairly standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

There are a number of alternative 14" laptops currently available that you might want to consider including the DELL Latitude E6430[plb_2135897_price] which is cheaper.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Asus X555LA[plb_2590385_price] (15.6" and cheaper), or the Lenovo Z50[plb_2964547_price] (15.6" 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
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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
3D Compatible
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
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
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 Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Depth
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers j5q18utaba
Barcodes 00888793458563, 08887934585634

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ThinkPad T540 vs EliteBook 840

Lenovo ThinkPad T540 vs HP EliteBook 840
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
HP EliteBook 840
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 14"
£ 1,048.87 £529.25
5,184.75h Longer Battery Life
Six More Battery Cells
320GB Bigger Total Storage Capacity
Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Vastly Smaller Internal Memory
Two Less USB 3.0 Ports

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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14"
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 14"
£ 429.99 £529.25
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 14"
£ £529.25
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