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HP Elitebook 840 G1 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

HP has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Four SATA Connectors

The HP Elitebook 840 G1 is a four SATA connector notebook PC.

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

The Elitebook 840 G1 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Elitebook 840 G1 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Elitebook 840 G1 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Elitebook 840 G1. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Elitebook 840 G1 is 950MHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Elitebook 840 G1 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of this spec and age. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops of this age and type is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP Elitebook 840 G1 has a better storage medium than most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Elitebook 840 G1.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Elitebook 840 G1 has a better processor family than most laptops of this type and age. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most laptops that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Elitebook 840 G1 the processor family ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP Elitebook 840 G1 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Elitebook 840 G1 also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Elitebook 840 G1 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the HP Elitebook 840 G1 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Elitebook 840 G1. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Elitebook 840 G1 range from 100MHz to 650MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 1.7GB to 16GB. The HP Elitebook 840 G1 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 1.74 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Elitebook 840 G1 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Elitebook 840 G1.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the comparable spec laptops that came out more than a year ago the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the HP Elitebook 840 G1 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the X1 Carbon[pl_2993340_price] (180GB), or the T450s[pl_2967417_price] (180GB) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.6 gigahertz, the Elitebook 840 G1 has a very slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Elitebook 840 G1. Similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Elitebook 840 G1 the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Elitebook 840 G1 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Toshiba C55[plb_2942232_price] (6GB).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Elitebook 840 G1, the HP Elitebook 840 G1 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most laptops that are a comparable age to the Elitebook 840 G1 have between two and eight battery cells, including the HP Elitebook 840 G1 which has three battery cells.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Elitebook 840 G1 is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the Elitebook 840 G1 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Elitebook 840 G1 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity, including the Elitebook 840 G1 which has 128 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Elitebook 840 G1

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Elitebook 840 G1 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Elitebook 840 G1.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 3542[plb_2985553_price] (15.6") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Elitebook 840 G1 has a pretty standard weight (1.6 kilograms) 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 G1.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2350979_price] (1.6kg), or the Lenovo ThinkPad T450[plb_2736830_price] (1.6kg).

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SmartCard Slot
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VGA Port
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Intel Secure Key
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
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Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel AES New Instructions
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Intel Visual Technology

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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…

14 April 2014

HP EliteBook 840 G1-H5G28ET It is not always easy to find the perfect compromise between tradition and modernity ? but HP did just that with the EliteBook 840 G1 . The predecessor was a heavy and...

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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