HP EliteBook 840 G3 T9X26EA
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Reviews for the HP EliteBook 840 G3 T9X26EA
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
HP EliteBook 840 G3 T9X26EA is a mid-range laptop with decent performance for business productivity on the go. The laptop measures at 338 x 237 x 18,9 mm and weighs at 1,54 kg. Its chassis is made of plastic with painted aluminium finish on the silver top of the base unit. The base is solid and torsion-resistant while the aluminium finish provides a cool tactile feel for the hands. The lid of the laptop is very thin and it can be opened smoothly thanks to its solid hinges. It can open to a maximum angle of around 145 degrees.
It features the Intel Core i7-6500U processor and 8 GB DDR4 RAM. If this is not sufficient for some reason, the RAM of the laptop can be upgraded to a maximum of 16 GB. As for storage, it features a 256 GB solid state disk which features fast booting up and application launch compared to the conventional hard disk drive. It features a 14-inch (35.56 cm) 16:9 UWVA LCD matte panel at a resolution of 2.560 x 1.440 pixel. It might be slightly too big for a business laptop. Most laptops in this category come with a 12- or 13-inch display. However, some might find this suitable for a daily driver. The keyboard of the laptop is an illuminated and spill-resistant QWERTY keyboard with drain and DuraKeys. This is probably one of the best keyboards in a 14-inch laptop. On the top of the display is a webcam for video call purpose. For improved audio experience, HP features audio by Bang & Olufsen and HP noise reduction software paired with HP Clearsound AMP and speakers on the laptop.
For data protection, the laptop features HP Sure Start with Dynamic Protection BIOS which checks the system every 15 minutes to detect, deflect off, and restore the BIOS automatically. This feature is truly unique to HP’s business laptops and can’t be found in any other stock laptops. Besides that, to protect from prying eyes, HP features a HP Sure View privacy screen with 3M privacy technology. The screen becomes dark for the environment around the laptop while the content remains visible to the user with a press of a button. This might be useful in a crowded office space. The laptop runs on Windows 10 Professional 64 bit but is downgradable to Windows 7 Professional if it is needed in any case. The HP EliteBook 840 G3 T9X26 is a good and affordable laptop for business users. Don’t be fooled by its affordable price though, this laptop packs a decent amount of power for some proper multitasking. It is also good for professionals who need to run simulations in their work.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series).
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.
6500U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» 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.
Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.
In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).
100%: This notebook model is regarded by the reviewers to be exceptionally good. There hardly exist laptops, which are rated so good. If this rating can be taken seriously, this is a clear recommendation for purchase.
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