Now employees can hit the road with a travel pro. The HP EliteBook 840 G1 industry leading Ultrabook is ultra-productive in and out of the office. Work with confidence thanks to proven enterprise...
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16 Reasons For
HP Has Good Laptop Reviews
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 brands.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.
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 laptop.
Quite Long Battery Life
The shortest battery life of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook 840 is 2h and the longest is 4,400h. At 15.25 hours, the EliteBook 840 has a very long battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
If this portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo L440[plb_2730684_price] (21h).
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
The HP EliteBook 840 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. This HP portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook 840 the processor family ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The EliteBook 840 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this age and spec. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop 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 amongst all portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook 840.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.
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Quite Big Internal Memory
The internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the EliteBook 840 range from 1GB to 16GB. At 8 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840, the HP EliteBook 840 has a front camera.
The HP EliteBook 840 is quite light (only 1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840. Across all the similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.
If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 840 G1[plb_1870678_price] (1.6kg).
Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
Notebook PCs of this age and type have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. The EliteBook 840 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.3 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs that are a similar age to it.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
The HP EliteBook 840 is a four USB 3.0 port portable PC.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the HP EliteBook 840 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst notebook PCs of this age.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.
9 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The EliteBook 840 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840 which have a full-size keyboard.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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.
If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops that were launched around the same time as it.
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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the HP EliteBook 840 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 840. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook 840 is 1.7GB.
Only Three Battery Cells
The EliteBook 840 is a three battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have between one and eight battery cells.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The HP EliteBook 840 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 840 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System
This notebook PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.
4 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
With a processor clock speed of 2.1 gigahertz, the EliteBook 840 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.
If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C55[plb_2566805_price] (2.13GHz) which is also higher rated.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 840 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.
Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (512GB) which also has a higher rating.
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Average Screen Size
The HP EliteBook 840 has a relatively typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 840.
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
2 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
AMD Radeon HD 8750M
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
Discrete 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
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
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
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 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)