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HP EliteBook 840
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HP EliteBook 840 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 500GB HDD+Flash 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Jul 2014
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- 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 generation Intel... More
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HP Laptops Have Good Reviews

We checked 3,963 expert and owner reviews for HP laptops and found that on average HP has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores portable PCs.

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 laptop.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

Laptops of this age and type have battery life (max)s of between 2h and 5,200h, and the average battery life (max) is 26h. With a battery life (max) of 13.25 hours, the HP EliteBook 840 has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 840 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840. Across all the laptops of this spec and age the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

The EliteBook 840 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

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Light

Portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook 840 have weights of between 240g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. With a weight of only 1.6 kilograms, the EliteBook 840 is fairly light compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 840, the EliteBook 840's hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest. The hard drive speeds of medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Portable PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 840 have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Flash Memory

The average flash memory of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 is 18GB, and the flash memorys range from 8GB to 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has a fairly big flash memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the EliteBook 840.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

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

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the EliteBook 840 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys amongst laptops of this age. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 3.2GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The EliteBook 840 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 840 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD+Flash storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on medium processor cores portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. 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.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook 840 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz. At only 1.7 gigahertz, the HP EliteBook 840 has a quite slow processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor frequency that might be worth considering include the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2413902_price] (1.8GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

The EliteBook 840 is a three number of battery cells notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The EliteBook 840 does not have a touchscreen, although this is within the context that most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacitys of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 840 range from 180GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 840 has one of the smaller hard drive capacitys amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP EliteBook 820 G1[plb_1870629_price].

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Average Display Diagonal

The HP EliteBook 840 has a relatively standard display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Specification

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Memory
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Storage
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Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Flash Memory
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Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
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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
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USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
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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® 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
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
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Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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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
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Fingerprint Reader
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Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Certificates
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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Manufacturer Part Numbers i56300, i56300u, hp i56300, hp i56300u
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