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HP EliteBook 840
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HP EliteBook 840 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Dec 2013
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Sleek And Sturdy.- It's time for an upgrade to the dramatically thin, light design of the HP EliteBook 840 G1 Ultrabook with a luxurious and soft touch finish.- Join forces with the latest... More
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10 Reasons For

HP Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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

The EliteBook 840 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC.

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SSD Storage Media

The EliteBook 840 has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. 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 media is actually the best storage medium across all notebook PCs of this age and type.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook 840, the EliteBook 840 has a front camera.

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Light

The average weight of laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the EliteBook 840 is 2.1kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. The HP EliteBook 840 is quite light (only 1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 840 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. At only 1,000 megahertz, the EliteBook 840 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 840.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 180 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840. The average total storage capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 510GB.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the HP 8440p[plb_2912403_price] (250GB), or the DELL Latitude E6540[plb_2662040_price] (256GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most portable PCs of a similar type and age to the EliteBook 840 do not have a full-size keyboard. The EliteBook 840 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The processor frequencys of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz. At only 1.6 gigahertz, the EliteBook 840 has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

The EliteBook 840 is a three number of battery cells laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The HP EliteBook 840 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other laptops that came out more than two years ago also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the processor boost frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. With a processor boost frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the EliteBook 840 has one of the slower processor boost frequencys amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 840

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium processor cores notebook PC has been on the market for over three years.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook 840.

If this medium processor cores notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo G500[plb_2580491_price] (6GB and higher rated).

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 14 inches, the HP EliteBook 840 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 840.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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 e3w30, hp e3w30u, hp e3w30ut, hp e3w30uta, hp e3w30utab, hp e3w30utaba
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