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HP EliteBook 840 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

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HP Has Good Notebook PC 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 laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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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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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The EliteBook 840 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this HP laptop 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 amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

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

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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 laptops of this spec and age. 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 notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 840.

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

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might 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 commonly found processor family on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The EliteBook 840 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 840 also have a front camera.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.6 kilograms, the HP EliteBook 840 is quite light compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 840. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 840 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that came out 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 notebook PC.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, 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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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The HP 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 comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 840 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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13 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of this age and spec is 370MHz. The EliteBook 840 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook 840.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the EliteBook 840 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 840 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 840, the HP EliteBook 840's total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 840 the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2697094_price] (180GB).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP EliteBook 840 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 840 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The EliteBook 840 has a quite small screen size (only 14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 840. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the EliteBook 840 the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The EliteBook 840 is a three battery cell count laptop. Most of the other similar spec 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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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 840, the EliteBook 840 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The EliteBook 840 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 840 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 16,384 megabytes, the HP EliteBook 840 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840 is 25GB.

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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 a similar spec and age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 840

Released Over Two Years Ago

HP released the EliteBook 840 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The HP EliteBook 840 has a pretty average processor clock speed (2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_2601999_price] (2.1GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 840 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 840.

If this HP portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Asus X75A[plb_2440533_price] (6GB).

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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
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
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
Windows Key
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 Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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 Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers i55300, i55300u
Barcodes 00888793462607, 00888793462904, 00888793463307, 00888793463734, 00888793464243, 00888793472804, 08887934586556

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