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HP EliteBook 840 G1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of HP EliteBook 840 G1. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and keyboard. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed views on the touchpad and price, while many are critical about the sound.

portability, performance, usability, keyboard, size

sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP EliteBook 840 G1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

HP EliteBook 840 G1 review: A solid but unspectacular Ultrabook

 

Summary: HP's slimmed-down enterprise Ultrabook has plenty to recommend it, but it's definitely more of a workhorse than a thoroughbred.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: David Eitelbach (computershopper.com)

HP EliteBook 840 G1 Review and Ratings

 

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.

Affordable ; Attractive design ; Excellent keyboard and touch pad ; VGA port included ; Long battery life

1,366x768 non-touch screen ; Tinny audio ; No audio control software ; Poor Webcam quality

Though it finished near the back of the pack in many of our tests, the 840 led the way in one, lasting an impressive seven hours and 40 minutes in our strenuous battery rundown exercise. If that's not enough unplugged life for you, an optional base or...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

HP Elitebook 840 G1 review

 

Not cheap, but it is powerful with an excellent display and battery life

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Cliff Joseph (pcadvisor.co.uk)

HP EliteBook 840 G1 review

 

If you've specifically chosen a laptop with a 14-inch screen then the quality of that screen will be crucial, and the EliteBook doesn't disappoint here. The 1920x1080 resolution display produces a bright, sharp image with excellent all-round viewing...

It's a shame that the EliteBook doesn't include a solid-state drive that can really make the most of its powerful processor and GPU, but this is still a well-designed and versatile laptop that will appeal to many business users. The high-quality...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

HP EliteBook 840 G1

 

It's a shame that the EliteBook doesn't include a solid-state drive that can really make the most of its powerful processor and GPU, but this is still a well-designed and versatile laptop that will appeal to many business users. The high-quality...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: theregister.co.uk (theregister.co.uk)

HP EliteBook 840G1: Sometimes it's an Ultrabook, sometimes it's not

 

Review At a recent event when HP was handing out Elitebooks and other gadgetry to the great and the good of the UK's tech press, a thought crossed my mind as the options presented themselves. Shall I go for the eminently portable Elitebook 820 G1...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

HP EliteBook 840 G1

 

For some reason this is classed as a business product. For that reason I am told it comes with Windows 7 Pro but also Windows 8 upgrade ready on the unit at no extra cost so you can choose. I was sent the non-touch version.

The HP EliteBook 840 G1 measures 33x23.5x1cm the last figure increases to 1.5cm at the back. It weighs 1.8kilos. The viewable screen is 31x17.5cm giving the notional diagonal imperial screen measurement of 14 inches, the screen resolution 1920x1080...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: (v3.co.uk)

HP EliteBook 840 G1 review

 

The HP EliteBook 840 G1 is a solidly built, enterprise-focused ultrabook, which offers businesses high performance coupled with a vast array of security services.

Robustly built, solid security services, Haswell

Slightly chunky, battery life isn't as good as HP claims

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Great Laptop and Customer Service

 

Monica was a great help with customer support. She responds in a timely manner and was very helpful to fulfill my requests when my laptop speakers were no working and was able to work around the situation. I don't see why people would dislike this...

Only SSD ; Lightweight ; Compact ; Battery life last around 8 hours doing regular work ; What more can you ask for

None

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: tj (newegg.com)

COUSTOMER SERVICE OF NEWEGG BAD

 

register your warranty with HP now so you can provide data they need to register your warranty,Hp cs is very good and Handel very well.

VERY GOOD COMPUTER , i JUST ADD 4 GB MEMORY COMPUTER IS VERY FAST, LIGHT wight is to carry no blot ware ; very high security software by hp. 3 year warranty on computer as well battery ; this five star rate only for Computer and Hp only

new egg customer service very bed

Feb, 2015

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Display

Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD / HD+ / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 2
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

3G standards:HSPA+
4G:No / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE

Ports & interfaces

Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 4
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Processor

Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4600 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology version:9.5
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel RealSense 3D Camera: No
Intel RealSense Snapshot: No
Intel RealSense Technology:No / Yes
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® RealSense Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:75107 / 75459 / 75460 / 76308 / 76616 / 80343 / 81015 / 81016 / 81018 / I5-4200U
Processor package size:40
UART: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes

Software

Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro