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

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB Jun 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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12 Reasons For

HP Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all HP notebook PCs and also specifically for HP medium processor cores notebook PCs and found that in both cases HP had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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

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

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

When compared to other laptops that are a similar age to the EliteBook 840 that we have checked the battery life (max) of, the EliteBook 840's battery life (max) of 15.25 hours is one of the longest. The battery life (max)s of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840 range from 2h to 5,200h, and the average battery life (max) is 31h.

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SSD Storage Media

The EliteBook 840 has an SSD storage media which is better than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it have an HDD storage media. 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 portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 840.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Front Camera

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

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Light

At only 1.6 kilograms, the HP EliteBook 840 is fairly light compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the EliteBook 840. The weights of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 840 range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 840 the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 840 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Laptops of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 840 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 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 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook 840.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 180 gigabytes, the EliteBook 840 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 840. The total storage capacitys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 840 range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the HP 8440p[plb_2912403_price] (250GB and higher rated).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The EliteBook 840 does not have a full-size keyboard, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 840 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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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 memorys amongst portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs of this type and age have internal memorys of between 1GB and 16GB.

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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 laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

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

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The EliteBook 840 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on laptops of this type and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 840

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when HP released the EliteBook 840.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2 gigahertz, the EliteBook 840 has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 840.

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Average Display Diagonal

The EliteBook 840 has a fairly average display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as 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
System Bus Rate
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
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
LED Backlight
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
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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® Smart Response Technology
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
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT 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 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 Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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(27)
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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