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HP EliteBook 840
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HP EliteBook 840 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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High quality, light and powerful laptop suitable for all types of studies where mobile workstations are not necessarily required. The excellent FullHD-IPS-Panel renders your work in a stunning... More
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18 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 3,456 user and expert reviews for HP notebook PCs and found that on average HP has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that HP has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 840 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 840. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of laptops of this age and type is 1.7GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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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 portable PC.

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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 a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all notebook PCs of this age and type.

Across similar types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the HP EliteBook 840 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average processor clock speed of notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is 2.2GHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The EliteBook 840 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a similar age and type to it. This HP portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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SSD Storage Medium

The EliteBook 840 has a better storage medium than most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This HP laptop has an SSD storage medium, whereas most laptops that came out around the same time as 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 in fact the best storage medium across all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook 840.

Across similar types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the Elitebook 820 G2[pl_2886802_price] (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2[pl_2897415_price] (SSD) both from HP.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The EliteBook 840 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 840 is 6.3GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T450[plb_2771075_price] (12GB).

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The HP EliteBook 840 has a better processor family than most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it. This HP laptop has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all portable PCs that have been available for more than a year 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. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age also have a front camera.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.2 gigahertz, the EliteBook 840 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 840. The maximum turbo frequencies of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

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

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The EliteBook 840 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Across all the notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 840 the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB. At 4 megabytes, the EliteBook 840 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the EliteBook 840.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP EliteBook 840 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago do have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The EliteBook 840 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 840. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of this type and age is 2.1GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2MB to 4.1GB.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most laptops that have been available for more than a year have between two and eight battery cells, including the EliteBook 840 which has three 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 similar spec and age to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 840

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the EliteBook 840 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook 840.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo ThinkPad T550[plb_2776436_price] (15.5").

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Average Weight

At 2 kilograms, the HP EliteBook 840 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the HP ProBook 640 G1[plb_2055348_price] (2kg).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 840 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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
Performance
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
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
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Battery Cell Count
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Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
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Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp w81, hp w81p, hp j8r62, hp f6z63, hp j8r64, hp t9x23, hp v1b82, hp j8r63, hp t9x59, hp i75500, hp t9x23e, hp v1b82e, hp j8r63e, hp i75600, hp t9x59e, hp i76500, hp j8r62e, hp f6z63e, hp j8r64e, hp p227144, hp p243668, hp i76500u, hp p235713, hp p232389, hp p243698, hp j8r62ea, hp p240524, hp f6z63es, hp p220165, hp p242376

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