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HP EliteBook 840 G1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of HP EliteBook 840 G1. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and size. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the software, while opinions are divided on the price.

portability, performance, screen, size, battery


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) the HP EliteBook 840 G1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 26 reviews)

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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.

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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.

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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...


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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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Excellent value


1st time newegg buyer and very happy

excellent value for a 180gb ssd i5 business hp ; boots up very quickly (main goal of buying ssd) ; lighted keyboard (a must) ; lightweight and thin ; plenty of ports ; 3 year warranty ; business laptop build quality (unlike my last 2 inspirons)

no hdmi, but oh well

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Outstanding laptop


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 processing and a rapid SSD, and comes in a solid body....

This has an extremely powerful I5 (roughly 80% the power of my desktop I7-920). The 4 gigs of RAM are plenty for most purposes, and EASILY upgradable. I mean, 30 seconds to swap out your RAM without tools. There's just a back panel that is securely...

Not a one. Just be sure to perform all updates right away, and there will be a lot, as this system has not only Windows updates, but HP updates which are generous and forthcoming (and that's a good thing)


Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / 4G / No
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam:No / Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen:Multi Touch / No
True Resolution:Full HD / HD+ / WSVGA / WSXGA / WXGA

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:DOS / NO OS / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8 Pro Downgradable


Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4400 / HD Graphics 4400 / RAD HD8570M / Radeon HD 8750M / RADEON HD8750M


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I5-4200U / I5-4210U / I5-4300M / I5-4300U / I5-4310U / I7-4500U / I7-4600U