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

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB Jun 2014
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15 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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

The HP EliteBook 840 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook 840 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Long Battery Life

When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 that we have checked, the battery life of the EliteBook 840 of 15.25 hours is one of the longest. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo L440 (21h).

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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 laptops of a similar spec and age to it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of portable PC 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. 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 across all portable PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840, the EliteBook 840 has 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 portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The weights of laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the EliteBook 840 range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 840 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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the EliteBook 840 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. The EliteBook 840 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The HP EliteBook 840 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook 840 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the HP EliteBook 840's on-board graphics adapter base frequency is one of the slowest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP EliteBook 840 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840 the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB. At only 256 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook 840.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Packard Bell ME69BMP (320GB) which also has a higher rating.

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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 typical of many similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 840 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba Satellite L50t (6GB) which is also higher rated.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The HP EliteBook 840 is a three battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec 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 HP EliteBook 840 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 840

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when HP released the EliteBook 840.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the HP EliteBook 840 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the EliteBook 840.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa (2.1GHz).

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the EliteBook 850 (15.6"), or the 250 (£379.99) (15.6") both from HP.

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Specification

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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
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
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
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 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
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Battery
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Depth
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
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 h9w32e, hp 64b, hp 4310, hp 64bi, h9w32et, hp 6200, hp 64bit, hp h9w32, hp n6q18, h9w32eta, hp 6200u, hp t9x25, hp 4310u, hp n6q18e, h9w32etab, hp t9x25e, hp i56200, hp i55200, hp h9w32e, hp p232395, hp i56200u, hp i55200u, hp p235798, hp p247729, hp h9w32et, hp n6q18ea, h9w32etabu, hp p236808
Barcodes 00889296367949, 00889894201003, 08887934626214

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