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HP EliteBook 840 G1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 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. Comments about the software and keyboard are generally positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the touchpad. There are some mixed comments about the price.

portability, performance, usability, keyboard, software


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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: ZDNet (

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: ComputerShopper (

Expert Review


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

Nevertheless, the 840 fills an important niche: a premium business laptop that ditches the premium price tag. If you're looking for a solid notebook for your office that won't cost you an arm and a leg, the EliteBook 840 G1 is a good choice.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (

HP Elitebook 840 G1 review


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

Our only concern is the price. The Elitebook 840 G1 is expensive compared to consumer laptops, but the Elitebook’s toughness, excellent screen, touchpad, security features and warranty are worth paying for if your business depends on your access to a...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Cliff Joseph (

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 (

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: (

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 (

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: (

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 (

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


Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: tj (



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


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


Display Surface:Gloss / Matt


Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.7


Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes


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

Ports & interfaces

USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3

Processor special features

Intel Active Management Technology version:9.5
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel RealSense 3D Camera: No
Intel RealSense Snapshot: No
Intel RealSense Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes


Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro