HP EliteBook 840 G3 T9X26EA
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Reviews for the HP EliteBook 840 G3 T9X26EA
Source: Tweakers NL→EN Archive.org version
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.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
HP: Founded in 1939, the US company is a major server and printer manufacturer and one of the leading IT companies in the world. Until 2015, the company was called Hewlett-Packard Company. After a split, the computer division was renamed HP Inc.
In 2023, HP had an approximate market share of 22% of global PC sales, making it number 2 after Lenovo.
100%: This model is obviously considered exceptional by the testers. There are almost no laptops that are rated this well. If the reviews or the sources that give these ratings are to be taken seriously, then it is a very clear buy recommendation. Unfortunately, sometimes top scores are also squandered.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.