HP EliteBook 840 G1
Average of 7 scores (from 11 reviews)
Reviews for the HP EliteBook 840 G1
Source: PC World
The 840 G1 has distinguished, get-down-to-business looks, a great design, robust performance and all the correct corporate options. My only caveat is that if an eraser-head is your preferred cursor-control tool, be sure you try before you buy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Computer Shopper
HP's EliteBooks have been perennial favorites among business buyers, and with good reason—the series offers security, durability, and ergonomics at an affordable price. 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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Expert Reviews
We were pleased with the Elitebook 840 G1’s screen, too. The Elitebook 840 G1’s 1,920x1,080 resolution looked razor sharp on its 14in display and its matt finish diffused reflections very well. The screen’s image quality was also excellent. Our colour calibrator showed it was displaying 89.4 per cent of the sRGB colour gamut, which is high, and reds, greens and blues all looked bright and crisp. Our black level reading of 0.25cd/m2 was equally excellent. Solid blacks appeared deep and inky onscreen, with no signs of backlight bleeding whatsoever.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: Reg Hardware
As a daily workhorse, it’s easy to get comfortable with the EliteBook 840 G1 – its 14in form factor and full HD display hitting a sweet spot for portability, productivity and practicality. There are some compromises though and battery life is the most obvious and may be the reason why HP is somewhat ambiguous about which models qualify as Ultrabooks, so it’s just as well you can easily swap out the power pack for another. Relying on an HDD does undermine the benchmark performance but it's not especially noticeable once everything is running. There’s an M.2 flash cache option to give the EliteBook 840 G1 a shot in the arm, which sounds like a great idea - if only HP could find them.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/17/2014
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.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 100%
The HP EliteBook 840 G1 is a tough laptop, both from a build and software point of view. Built to the military's MIL-STD 810G standard, the 840 G1 can survive more than average wear than tear. Even better, thanks to its Intel vPro and custom HP security technology it should, if set up correctly, be fairly hacker proof. Even though it doesn't boast as good a battery life as HP claims and despite it being slightly chunky, the HP EliteBook 840 G1 is still a solid choice for any business user in need of a high-performance ultrabook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Advisor
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 display is particularly suitable for presentations, while its sturdy design, security features and battery life will appeal to anyone that spends a lot of time out on the road.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 100%
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Stylish design; high-quality case; convenient and practical keyboard and touchpad; decent performance; good connectivity; decent autonomy. Negative: Relatively expensive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/10/2014
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: High build quality; good materials; good connectivity, compact size; powerful hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/06/2014
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100% emissions: 90%
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: Good assembly and material quality; great interior layout and extensibility; superior cooling system; low power consumption. Negative: Poor TN display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/22/2014
The ultrabook market is geared towards business users on the go, and the HP EliteBook 840 G1 is the latest offering from HP in this market. This 14 inch laptop is available in various configurations, from Intel Core i7 to i3, with varying combinations of SSD and HD storage and a few options in screen resolution. Options for the OS are Windows 8, Windows 7, SUSE Linux, and FreeDOS. The user can also opt for a touch screen if desired. The price would of course vary according to the chosen options. One thing is standard and that is the sturdiness of the body. Made of high quality magnesium and aluminum, this machine was built to withstand spills, knocks and drops.
Weighing in at 1.58 kg, and with a 3-cell battery with 50 Wh capacity,which is capable of lasting over 10 hours of light use, this machine is ideal for those with a lot of work on the go. Sporting a backlit, spill-resistant keyboard, a splash of coffee won't ruin a workday. The latest addition to this business savvy line will no doubt please those already familiar with this line. The quality of the materials, as well as the range of options available when configuring this device will no doubt please new potential users as well.
AMD Radeon HD 8750M: Mid-range graphics card based on the GCN architecture.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
A Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 2.1 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.3 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
81.57%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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