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HP EliteBook 840 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

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16 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We calculated the average reviews for all HP laptops and also specifically for HP medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases HP had good reviews compared to other 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 medium processor core notebook PCs 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 portable PC. Most of the other similar spec laptops 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.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The EliteBook 840 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all laptops of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook 840.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

When compared to other laptops of this age and type, the HP EliteBook 840's battery life of 15.25 hours is one of the longest. The average battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840 is 24h, and the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h.

If you want a longer battery life then you might also want to look at 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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. In addition, this portable PC 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 have been on the market for more than two years.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP EliteBook 840 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. 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 laptop's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook 840.

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

If the storage medium of this laptop is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Front Camera

The EliteBook 840 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook 840 also have a front camera.

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Light

The lightest comparable spec laptop that is a similar age to the EliteBook 840 is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. At only 1.6 kilograms, the EliteBook 840 is quite light compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop 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 have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The EliteBook 840 is a four USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to 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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the EliteBook 840 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. At 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the EliteBook 840.

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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 portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840 that we have assessed the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of, the HP EliteBook 840's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

When compared to other portable PCs of this spec and age that we have checked, the maximum internal memory supported by processor of the EliteBook 840 of only 16 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops of a similar type and age to the EliteBook 840 is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Notebook PCs of this spec and age have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. With a total storage capacity of only 180 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the HP 8440p (250GB and higher rated).

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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 notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook 840 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs of this age and type 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

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 840 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The EliteBook 840 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as 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 Processor Clock Speed

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

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

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Average Screen Size

The EliteBook 840 has a fairly standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you 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

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
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
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
Aspect Ratio
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
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
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp p228626, hp p228626p
Barcodes 08887934622186

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