HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs HP is one of the superior manufacturers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.
Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The HP Elitebook 840 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
The HP Elitebook 840 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. The worst processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Elitebook 840 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of this type and age. This HP laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Elitebook 840.
Across similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
Quite Big Internal Memory
The average internal memory of laptops that have been on the market for more than two years 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 a comparable time to the Elitebook 840.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the Acer Aspire V5-572G[plb_1569977_price] which has better reviews.
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SSD Storage Medium
The HP Elitebook 840 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Most notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have an HDD storage medium. 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 actually the best storage medium across all similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Elitebook 840.
The worst storage medium across similar types of laptop is HDD.
If you want a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, the Elitebook 840 has a front camera.
The weights of notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 300g to 3.8kg. At only 1.6 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 comparable time to the Elitebook 840.
Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo X220[plb_1520710_price] (1.6kg), or the HP EliteBook 840 G1[plb_1620817_price] (1.6kg).
Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
At 3.3 gigahertz, the HP Elitebook 840 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Elitebook 840. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Elitebook 840 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.
Three USB 3.0 Ports
The HP Elitebook 840 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop.
Fairly Big L3 Cache
At 4 megabytes, the Elitebook 840 has a very big L3 cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Elitebook 840. Laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Elitebook 840 have L3 caches of between 2MB and 6MB.
Quite Big Processor Cache
At 4 megabytes, the Elitebook 840 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Elitebook 840. The average processor cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Elitebook 840 is 2.9MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.
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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The Elitebook 840 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of only 180 gigabytes, the HP Elitebook 840 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Elitebook 840 range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.
If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the HP 8440p[plb_2912403_price] (250GB and higher rated).
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The Elitebook 840 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Elitebook 840.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.
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Only Three Battery Cells
The Elitebook 840 is a three battery cell count laptop.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Elitebook 840 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Elitebook 840 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System
This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
This notebook PC has been on the market for over three years.
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 2.1 gigahertz, the Elitebook 840 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Elitebook 840.
Average Screen Size
The Elitebook 840 has a pretty average screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Elitebook 840.
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Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
2 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
11, 11.2, 11.2/12
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL 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
DTS Studio Sound
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Windows 7 Professional
HP 3D DriveGuard,HP Connection Manager,HP Wireless HotSpot,HP Mobile Connect,HP PageLift,HP Recovery Manager,HP Support Assistant,HP ePrint,Buy Office
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start 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 Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel FDI Technology
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)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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 Cell Count
AC Adapter Power
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
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Manufacturer Part Numbers
hp i76600, hp i76600u
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