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HP EliteBook 840 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 500GB HDD+Flash 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Jul 2014
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17 Reasons For

Good Brand

Medium processor core notebook PCs manufactured by HP have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on 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 portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 13.25 hours, the HP EliteBook 840 has one of the longer battery lifes amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The shortest battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840 is 2h, the longest is 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might be worth looking at include the DELL Latitude 14 7000[plb_2518965_price] (14.5h).

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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 laptops that came out around the same time as it. This HP portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released 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 laptop.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 8GB internal memory laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire E1-532[plb_2390262_price].

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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 that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP EliteBook 840 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the EliteBook 840 also have a front camera.

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Light

At only 1.6 kilograms, the HP EliteBook 840 is quite light compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 5,900 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the EliteBook 840 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|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 around the same time as it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The EliteBook 840 is a four USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as 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 typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The EliteBook 840 has a quite big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the EliteBook 840. The maximum internal memory of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 840 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Very Big Flash Memory

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the flash memory range from 8GB to 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 840 has a quite big flash memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook 840.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 840 range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. The HP EliteBook 840 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook 840. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 840 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Portable PCs of a similar 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. At only 16 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 840 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 840 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD+Flash storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age. 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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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the EliteBook 840 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_2548954_price] (1.8GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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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 comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 840 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 510MB and 4.1GB.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook 840 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

The EliteBook 840 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 840 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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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 portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook 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 notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The EliteBook 840 has a pretty standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2558036_price] (512GB).

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Average Screen Size

The HP EliteBook 840 has a relatively typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market 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
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
Flash Memory
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Aspect Ratio
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
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
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
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 Life
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
Depth
Width
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 hp i56300, hp i56300u
Barcodes 00888793566688

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