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...
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11 Reasons For
HP Portable PCs Have Good Reviews
We checked 2,224 expert and owner reviews for HP notebook PCs and found that on average HP has good ratings. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core laptops.
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. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook 840 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The highest display resolution of the HP EliteBook 840 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs of this age and type.
The worst display resolution across comparable types of laptop is 1024 x 768 pixels.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
The processor clock speeds of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the EliteBook 840 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. At 2.4 gigahertz, the EliteBook 840 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago.
If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Asus UX303UB (2.5GHz) which also has a higher Rating.
Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family
The EliteBook 840 has a better processor family than most portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most laptops that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The processor family of all medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840 ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-3xxx.
Laptops with a better processor family that might be worth looking at include the HP 14 (Intel Core i5-3xxx), or the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 (Intel Core i5-3xxx).
Has a Front Camera
The EliteBook 840 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the EliteBook 840.
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The weights of portable PCs of this age and type range from 940g to 14kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. The EliteBook 840 is quite light (only 1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 1.6kg heavy laptops currently available including the HP Stream 13 which has a better Rating.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
Most laptops of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP EliteBook 840 which has four USB 3.0 ports.
Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed
At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the EliteBook 840 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the EliteBook 840. Notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 have hard drive speeds of between 5,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM.
Quite Big Processor Cache
With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the EliteBook 840 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.
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Only 133MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
This portable PC supports 1333 and 1600MHz processor memory clock speeds, which is the most commonly supported processor memory clock speed on laptops of a similar type and age to it.
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 comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 840 which have a full-size keyboard.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs of a comparable spec and 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.
Quite Small Screen Size
With a screen size of only 14 inches, the EliteBook 840 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year. Medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840 have screen sizes of between 11" and 18", and the average screen size is 15".
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Very Small Internal Memory
At only 4 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 840 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year. Medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB.
Alternative 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 13 3440.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The EliteBook 840 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the EliteBook 840 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only Three Battery Cells
The EliteBook 840 is a three battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 have between two and eight battery cells.
Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity
At only 500 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 840 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840 is 640GB.
Only 802.11a WiFi Standard
The EliteBook 840 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most portable PCs of this age and spec. In addition, this notebook PC have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standards. Across all laptops of this age and type the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11ad and the best is 802.11n.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.
2 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 840
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when HP released the EliteBook 840.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 840.
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