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HP EliteBook 840 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

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HP Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We checked 3,456 expert and owner reviews for HP notebook PCs and found that on average HP has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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

Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the HP EliteBook 840 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the EliteBook 840 which has 12 PCI Express lanes (max).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

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

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840 is 5.3GB. At 8 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 840.

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP EliteBook 840 has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

The EliteBook 840 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 840 also have a front camera.

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Light

The lightest laptop of this age and type is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. The EliteBook 840 is one of the lighter portable PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 840 (only 1.6 kilograms) amongst laptops of this age.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the EliteBook 840 which 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 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the HP EliteBook 840 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 840 is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

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

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook 840 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 that we have assessed the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of, the EliteBook 840's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the EliteBook 840 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook 840. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840 is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The EliteBook 840 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 840 is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The HP EliteBook 840 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.7 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the EliteBook 840 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

If you want a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire S3[plb_2647566_price] (1.8GHz and 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 commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The HP EliteBook 840 is a three battery cell count laptop.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The EliteBook 840 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of a similar 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

With a screen size of 14 inches, the EliteBook 840 has a relatively standard 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 want to look at the Asus PU551LA[plb_2579155_price] (15.6"), or the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2586581_price] (15.6").

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Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
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Hard Drive
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Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
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Display
Screen Size
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Touch Sensitive Screen
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LED Backlight
Display Surface
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Video
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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Optical Drive
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Audio
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Camera
Front Camera
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3G Standard
Bluetooth Version
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3G Network Access Module
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DC-In Jack
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
SATA III Connector
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USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Energy Star Certified
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Expert Reviews

(27)
1 April 2015

HP EliteBook 840 G2 H9W32ET, courtesy of HP Germany. HP's Elitebook 840 G2 is primarily a Broadwell upgrade. HP has not modified anything apart from exchanging the processor. The Broadwell...

27 June 2014

HP's EliteBook series has long been its premium business-notebook range. For this generation HP's naming convention has changed, going from a four digit model number to a designation that is... Read more…

The HP EliteBook 840 G1 has down-to-business looks, a great design, robust performance, and all the correct options for a business laptop. But you should try its eraser-head cursor control before...

20 February 2014

The HP EliteBook 840 G1 business laptop provides an outstanding keyboard and touch pad, long battery life, and a VGA port in a sleek, affordable package. Just be prepared to accept some compromises...

7 February 2014

Not cheap, but it is powerful with an excellent display and battery life...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 23 December 2014 by David S.

Had been a fan of the Lenovo line of notebooks for a long time but the newest Elitebooks have finally tipped me in favor of the HP notebooks. My brother got a new Lenovo notebook from his company... Read more…

Reviewed 5 January 2015 by Brian W.
(Verified Purchase)

Happy with the purchase.. the refurbished one cost over 600+ on other sites...

Reviewed 28 December 2014 by Emir M.
(Verified Purchase)

I've had this laptop for work for about six months and I liked it so much that I decided to buy one for myself when I saw the deal on newegg for Cyber Monday. The keyboard is great. The keys are... Read more…

Reviewed 11 March 2015 by Dan B.
(Verified Purchase)

I build computers. I have since very young, and have always been a desktop person. Over the years of a growing family, laptops have become more practical for us and I am very technical in general.... Read more…

Reviewed 14 January 2015 by Bret Z.

This system says it's a $1199 system on the specs, and although they generally have it much cheaper, it really is an $1199 system. It feels like you are holding a premium product, it has powerful... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp h9w19, hp m5j22, hp t7n25, hp m5j22u, hp i55300, hp t7n25a, hp i56300, hp h9w19e, hp i55200, hp p220152, hp t7n25aw, hp p243674, hp p221532, hp i56300u, hp p243685, hp p235708, hp h9w19ea, hp i55200u, hp p243699, hp p235809, hp m5j22up, hp i55300u, hp h9w19eaa, hp p243699p, hp p235809p, hp m5j22upa, hp ssdt7n25, hp p220152p, hp t7n25awa, hp p243674p
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744GB Bigger Total Storage Capacity
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Six Battery Cells
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Four More PCI Express Lanes (max)
220g Lighter
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