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HP EliteBook 840 G1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 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 also get good opinions. There are some critical reviews about the sound, while comments about the touchpad and price are mixed.

portability, performance, usability, keyboard, size

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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 87/100 = 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 (techadvisor.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

Audio

Audio decoders:DTS Studio Sound
Audio system:DTS Studio Sound / HD / SRS Premium Sound
Built-in audio decoders:DTS Studio Sound
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:24 / 50 / 56 / 65
Battery capacity (Watt hours):24 / 50 / 56 / 65
Battery life (max):13.25 / 14.5 / 15.25 / 3.15
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) / Polymer
Number of battery cells:3

Camera

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

Certificates

Energy Star certified: / Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver
RoHS compliance:No / Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y / Yes
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Black, Stainless Steel / Grey / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD:No / Yes
HD type:Full HD / HD / HD+ / Not supported
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Panel type:SVA
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touchscreen:N / No / Y / Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45 / 65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024
Discrete graphics adapter model: / AMD Radeon HD 8750M / No / Not available
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: 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
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1700
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel® HD Graphics 4400
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:CHE
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:N / No / Yes
Pointing device: / Touchpad / Touchpad + Pointing Stick / Trackpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots: / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No / Yes
3G standards:HSPA+
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:1.0 / 4.0 / 4.0+HS
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,100,1000,10000
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac
WWAN:No / Yes

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-598 - 420000 / -598.4 - 420000 / 0 - 179921.3
Non-operating shock:240
Non-operating vibration:3.5
Operating altitude:-598 - 120000 / -598.4 - 120000 / 0 - 120078.7
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80 / 10 - 90 / 20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80 / 10 - 90 / 20 - 85
Operating shock:40
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating vibration:1.043
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

Disc types supported: No
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:DTS Studio Sound / HD / SRS Premium Sound
Display:
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x
Thunderbolt technology:N

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:No / Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 3 / 4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45 / 65
Power auto-sensing:Y / Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Chipset: / Intel SoC
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x4, 2x4 / 2x4 / 2x4, 4x1 / 4x1, 2x4 / 4x1,2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor: / i3-4010U / i3-4030U / i5-4200U / i5-4210U / i5-4300U / i5-4310U / i7-4500U / i7-4510U / i7-4600U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 2.9 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.3
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:2
Processor family: / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2 / 2.1
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i3-4010U / i3-4030U / i5-4200U / i5-4210U / i5-4300U / i5-4310U / i7-4500U / i7-4510U / i7-4600U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
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
Processor socket:BGA 1168 / BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C0 / D0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology:No / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology version:9.5
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel® RealSense Technology:N / Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75107 / 75459 / 75460 / 76308 / 76616 / 80343 / 81015 / 81016 / 81018
Processor code:SR16Q / SR16Z / SR170 / SR1EA / SR1EB / SR1ED / SR1EE / SR1EF / SR1EN
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
UART:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:Y / Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:Beach, Candlelight, Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Party (indoor), Portrait, Self-portrait, Snow, Sunset / iPad (1 gen), iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod Nano 2, iPod Nano 3, iPod Nano 4, iPod Nano 5, iPod Nano 6, iPod Nano 7, iPod Touch 1, iPod Touch 2, iPod Touch 3, iPod Touch 4, iPod Touch 5
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed: / FreeDOS / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 8.1 Pro
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Flash memory:32
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5 / 3.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:32
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 180 / 240 / 256 / 32 / 320 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / Micro Serial ATA II / mSATA / SATA / Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2 / Micro Serial ATA II / mSATA / SATA
Storage media:HDD / HDD+Flash / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 180 / 240 / 256 / 320 / 500 / 512 / 532

Technical Details

64-bit computing: Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9 / 9.29 / 9.33
Height:0.827 / 0.866 / 0.886 / 0.921 / 1
Height (front):0.827 / 0.866 / 0.945
Height (rear):0.866 / 0.945
Weight:3.48 / 3.97 / 4 / 4.41
Width:13 / 13.3