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HP EliteBook 840 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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The HP EliteBook 840 thin and light notebook allows users to be ultra-productive in and out of the office. Work with confidence thanks to proven technologies, security, performance, and management... More
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9 Reasons For

HP Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all notebook PCs HP is one of the better rated brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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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 HP EliteBook 840 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Most comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of this age and spec the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

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

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the HP EliteBook 840 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840. Comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on comparable spec laptops that have been on the market 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 notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Light

At only 1.3 kilograms, the HP EliteBook 840 is fairly light compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook 840. Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the HP EliteBook 820 (£848.00) (1.3kg).

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7 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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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 were launched more than a year ago.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age 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.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs of this type and age 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 Three Battery Cells

The EliteBook 840 is a three battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 840 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 840

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the EliteBook 840 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the T450s (12GB), or the ThinkPad T450 (12GB) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The HP EliteBook 840 has a relatively average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 (£884.99) (508GB), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (£1,210.04) (512GB).

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Average Screen Size

The EliteBook 840 has a fairly standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
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 Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
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 hp m7d41, hp i55200, hp m7d41u, hp p241302, hp i55200u, hp m7d41up, hp p241302p, hp m7d41upa, hp m7d41upab, hp m7d41upabu
Barcodes 00889296218388, 00889296218395, 08892962183882

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