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

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB Jun 2014
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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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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 portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 840 the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h. With a battery life of 15.25 hours, the EliteBook 840's battery life is one of the longest amongst portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative 15.25h battery life portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2353454_price].

If this medium processor core notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo L440[plb_2730684_price] (21h and cheaper), or the Fujitsu LifeBook E754[plb_2475302_price] (25h and cheaper).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP EliteBook 840 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook 840.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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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 portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 840, the HP EliteBook 840 has a front camera.

Other portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2404192_price], or the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2856335_price] which is cheaper.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a front camera to this portable PC and we think the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2584498_price] is also worth considering.

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Light

At only 1.6 kilograms, the EliteBook 840 is quite light compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 840 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg.

We compared this laptop to all the other 1.6kg heavy portable PCs and we think the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2356711_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the EliteBook 840 G1[pl_1870678_price] (1.6kg), or the EliteBook 840[pl_2336483_price] (1.6kg) both from HP.

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Quite 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. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the EliteBook 840 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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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 the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The HP EliteBook 840 is a four USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the EliteBook 840 have between one and 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 frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. The EliteBook 840 has one of the biggest maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the EliteBook 840 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 840 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs of this spec and age 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 a comparable type and age to the EliteBook 840.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have a full-size keyboard, however the HP EliteBook 840 does not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth also looking at alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Inspiron 17[pl_2404192_price], the Latitude 14 5000[pl_2569475_price], or the Latitude 14 5000[pl_2397025_price] all from DELL.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the ProBook 450[pl_2350793_price], or the ProBook 640[pl_2481387_price] both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_1412334_price] which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2446413_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The EliteBook 840 has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 840 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs to this laptop and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2145525_price], and the Lenovo ThinkPad T440p[plb_1878293_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C55-B[plb_2529941_price] (6GB and cheaper).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop 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 EliteBook 840 is a three battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and eight battery cells.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP EliteBook 840 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the Latitude 14 5000[pl_2549648_price], or the Latitude 12 7000[pl_2699090_price] both from DELL which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 840 is 590GB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Expensive

Laptops that were released more than two years ago range in price from £178 to £1,964. We think that this notebook PC looks expensive compared to other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

4 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 840

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the EliteBook 840 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 840.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Tecra Z50[pl_2856335_price] (2.1GHz and cheaper), or the Satellite C55-B[pl_2645650_price] (2.16GHz and cheaper) both from Toshiba or the Lenovo X240[plb_2967082_price] (2.1GHz and cheaper).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The EliteBook 840 has a relatively standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the EliteBook 840.

We compared all the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs to this laptop and we think the DELL Latitude E6430[plb_2074749_price], and the Toshiba Tecra A50[plb_1736253_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (512GB and higher rated) or the Toshiba Satellite C55-B[plb_2529941_price] (750GB and cheaper), or the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2369328_price] (1TB and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

The EliteBook 840 has a pretty typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2392874_price] (15.6" and cheaper), or the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2856335_price] (15.6" and cheaper); or the Lenovo Z51[plb_2964604_price] (15.6" and higher rated).

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Specification

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Integrated Card Reader
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Display
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Touch Sensitive Screen
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Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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WiFi Standard
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Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
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DC-In Jack
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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
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Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
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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
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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
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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
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Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp w781, hp f1q48, hp win81, hp l8t40, hp n6q34, hp w781p, hp n6q67, hp p0c57, hp e7m73, hp t9x22, hp n6q34e, hp n6q67e, hp p0c57u, hp e7m73p, hp t9x22e, hp i55200, hp i54310, hp f1q48e, hp i56200, hp win81p, hp 4gb500, hp l8t40e, hp p220154, hp i55200u, hp p242070, hp p220522, hp i54310u, hp f1q48et, hp i56200u, hp p232396
Barcodes 00888793461457, 00888793575581, 00888793919408, 08887934614570, 08887935755814

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2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5"
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
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50% Bigger Internal Memory
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52% Bigger Total Storage Capacity
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Six Battery Cells
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34% Slower Hard Drive Speed
One Less USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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