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HP EliteBook 840 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

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HP Laptops Have Good Reviews

HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all notebook PCs HP is one of the superior manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most laptops of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 840 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the EliteBook 840 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 840 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 840. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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Price Has Recently Dropped by £164.05

The price of the EliteBook 840 has dropped by £164.05 in the last 5 days.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the EliteBook 840 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common 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 comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the EliteBook 840 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago.

Other 2.4GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper portable PCs such as the Acer Aspire V3[plb_2737187_price], or the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2783772_price].

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2882103_price] (2.6GHz), or the MSI CX61[plb_2900145_price] (2.6GHz) which is also cheaper.

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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 most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. Most portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 840 is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The EliteBook 840 has a better processor family than most laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it. This HP notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 840 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP EliteBook 840 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the EliteBook 840[pl_2822530_price], or the ZBook 14 G2[pl_3017135_price] both from HP.

It is worth considering alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera including the DELL Inspiron 17 5749[plb_2892460_price].

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The HP EliteBook 840 is a four USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|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 around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

Laptops of this age and type have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM. The HP EliteBook 840 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3 gigahertz, the EliteBook 840 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The maximum turbo frequencies of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.6 kilograms, the EliteBook 840 is one of the lighter medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Laptops of this age and spec have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg.

We compared this laptop to all the other 1.6kg heavy notebook PCs and we think cheaper laptops such as the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2783772_price] is also worth considering.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2735185_price] (1.6kg), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2729360_price] (1.6kg).

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The EliteBook 840 has one of the biggest processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of a similar age and type to the EliteBook 840 have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The EliteBook 840 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of this type and age which have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL Latitude 14 E5450[plb_2831281_price], or the HP ProBook 640 G1[plb_2055348_price] which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. 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.

Alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP ProBook 640 G1[plb_2055348_price], or the Lenovo T450[plb_2903125_price].

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the LG 13Z940[plb_2362386_price] (SSD and cheaper), or the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2882103_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Quite Small Screen Size

The average screen size of portable PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840 is 15", and the screen sizes range from 11" to 18". The HP EliteBook 840 has a fairly small screen size (only 14 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the EliteBook 840.

Alternative 14" notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include the ProBook 640 G1[pl_2055348_price], or the EliteBook 840[pl_2783772_price] both from HP or the DELL Latitude 14 E5450[plb_2701503_price] which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the ProBook 450[pl_2784001_price] (15.6" and cheaper), or the 15[pl_2817531_price] (15.6" and cheaper) both from HP.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year is 2GB and the biggest is 16GB.

There are a number of alternative 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider including the HP ProBook 640 G1[plb_2055348_price], or the DELL Latitude 14 E5450[plb_2701503_price] which is cheaper.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the HP ProBook 450[plb_2784001_price] (8GB and cheaper).

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 840 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2783772_price] is also worth considering.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The EliteBook 840 is a three battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type 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 portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 840

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the EliteBook 840.

We compared this laptop to all the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the ProBook 640 G1[pl_2055348_price], and the ProBook 430[pl_2783787_price] both from HP or the DELL Latitude 14 E5450[plb_2701503_price] is also worth considering.

If this HP laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the ProBook 450[pl_2784001_price] (750GB), or the ProBook 450[pl_2784026_price] (750GB) both from HP or the DELL Latitude 14 3000[plb_2804877_price] (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
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Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
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Full HD
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Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
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DisplayPort
VGA Port
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USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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Spill Resistant Keyboard
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Recovery Operating System
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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
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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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 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
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Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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(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 64b, hp 5500, hp 64bi, hp n6q35, hp 5500u, hp j8r51, hp 64bit, hp n6q35e, hp i75500, hp j8r51e, hp p221834, hp p243657, hp n6q35ea, hp i75500u, hp j8r51ea, hp j8r51eaa, hp p221834p, hp p243657p, hp hddj8r51, apple i75500, hp hddj8r51e, hp j8r51eaab, hp hddj8r51ea, hp j8r51eaabu, apple i75500u, hp hddj8r51eaa, warranty j8r51, hp hddj8r51eaab
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2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
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Three More Battery Cells
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£ 1,996.88 £720.05
Bigger Hard Drive Capacity
Hugely Bigger Total Storage Capacity
50% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
A Lot Bigger Internal Memory
14.26GB Smaller Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
850g Heavier
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