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HP Elitebook 840 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB Aug 2013
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11 Reasons For

Good Brand

Medium processor cores portable PCs manufactured by HP have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor cores portable PCs) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.

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

Most medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the HP Elitebook 840 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The HP Elitebook 840 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

This notebook PC's processor family (Intel Core i7) is in fact the best processor family amongst all laptops of this age and spec.

The worst processor family amongst similar types of notebook PC is AMD C.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Elitebook 840 have internal memorys of between 1GB and 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the HP Elitebook 840 has one of the bigger internal memorys amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U904 (10GB and higher rated).

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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 similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago. 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 in fact the best storage medium amongst all medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

The worst storage medium across comparable types of laptop is HDD.

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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 portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Elitebook 840.

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Light

The weights of medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Elitebook 840 range from 240g to 3.8kg. At only 1.6 kilograms, the Elitebook 840 is quite light compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Elitebook 840.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The Elitebook 840 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys (3.3 gigahertz) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. The processor boost frequencys of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Elitebook 840 range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz.

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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 typical of many notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Elitebook 840 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Elitebook 840. The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Elitebook 840 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Elitebook 840 is 3MB. At 4 megabytes, the Elitebook 840 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the Elitebook 840.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Elitebook 840 have total storage capacitys of between 1GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 500GB. At only 180 gigabytes, the HP Elitebook 840 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP Elitebook 840 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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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 a similar age and type to it.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

Most laptops of a similar age and spec to the Elitebook 840 have between one and eight number of battery cellss, including the HP Elitebook 840 which has three number of battery cellss.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago, the HP Elitebook 840 does not have a touchscreen.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Elitebook 840

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when HP released the Elitebook 840.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.1 gigahertz, the Elitebook 840 has a fairly standard processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Elitebook 840.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Elitebook 840 has a relatively standard display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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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
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 OpenGL 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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
3G Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Connectivity
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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)
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 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
AC Adapter Included
Manual

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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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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 i76600, hp i75600, h5g28etabd, hp i76600u, hp i75600u
Barcodes 00888182069974, 00889296313267

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