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HP EliteBook 840 G5-3JX66EA


HP EliteBook 840 G5-3JX66EA
HP EliteBook 840 G5-3JX66EA (EliteBook 840 G5 Series)
Intel Core i5-8250U 4 x 1.6 - 3.4 GHz, Kaby Lake Refresh
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620,
8 GB 
, DDR4-2400, 1 of 2 slots occupied, max. 32 GB
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, AUO3B3D, IPS, glossy: no
Intel Kaby Lake-U + iHDCP 2.2 Base PCH
Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G, 256 GB 
, M.2 2280, SSD, 174 GB free
Conexant ISST Audio
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.2
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.9 x 326 x 234 ( = 0.7 x 12.83 x 9.21 in)
50 Wh, 4330 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Webcam: HDSecondary Camera: HD-IR
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, power supply, HP Client Security, HP Velocity, HP Sure Click, HP LAN Protection, HP Connection Optimizer, HP JumpStart, HP PhoneWise, HP Noise Cancellation Software, HP 3D DriveGuard, HP ePrint driver + JetAdvantage, HP Hotkey Support, HP Recovery Manager, Bang & Olufs, 36 Months Warranty
1.541 kg ( = 54.36 oz / 3.4 pounds), Power Supply: 334 g ( = 11.78 oz / 0.74 pounds)
1500 EUR



Average Score: 88.6% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 71%, features: 62%, display: 87% mobility: 79%, workmanship: 92%, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the HP EliteBook 840 G5-3JX66EA

88.6% HP EliteBook 840 G5 (i5-8250U, SSD, Full HD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
A lot of changes! After HP only gave its business notebook a quick brush-up last year, a lot of changes have been made to the new EliteBook 840. There is the Kaby Lake Refresh processor and a new case redesign. This does not necessarily mean that new is always better. Find out what changes have been made and how the new business companion fares in our set of tests below.
Hp Elitebook 840, Lo Hemos Probado
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN version
Positive: High performance; decent hardware; comfortable keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/11/2018
RECENZE: HP EliteBook 840 G5 - Intel Core i5, stále výkonný pracovní notebook, ale s tišším chodem
Source: CZ→EN version
Positive: Powerful processor; nice display; comfortable keyboard; good connectivity. Negative: No insert key.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/01/2018



The HP EliteBook 840 G5-3JX66EA is a professional laptop for business purposes. It is meant to be transported with ease, but it is heavier than the average high-end ultrabook.  In terms of appearance, the display cover has a contrasting edge at the top, and the new HP logo emphasizes the elegant design. The new EliteBook 840 looks more angular, as the rounded corners at the back of the base have disappeared. The business notebook appears cleaner and of higher quality, both in look and feel. Opening the device is quite easy and can be done with one hand. Despite the smooth hinges, the display hardly wobbles when typing. It is equipped with an up-to-date Intel Core i5-8250U with 8 GB of RAM, a 256GB NVMe SSD and a Full-HD IPS display. The screen of the EliteBook 840 has a diagonal of 14 inches. The resolution of the panel amounts to 1,920 x 1,080 pixels with a level of detail of 157 points per inch. It is an IPS model, which has viewing angles of up to 178 degrees horizontally as well as vertically. HP has managed to improve the device's performance compared to its predecessor, and the fifth-generation EliteBook 840 also does well when confronted with its comparison devices.

HP has also wanted to highlight its tools of protection. We are talking about HP Sure Start Gen4 and HP Sure Click. These are tools that are present in all strata from the BIOS to the usual use of the laptop browsing the web. Probably one of the most interesting options is to recover data from the BIOS in case an attack occurs or the computer is infected with a virus. Despite being a professional notebook, HP has taken care of the speakers thanks to its collaboration with Bang & Olufsen. The speakers are placed along the entire front, just above the keyboard. The biggest attraction is the power they get, which is very surprising for a laptop. The wireless communication is taken care of by a 2x2 dual-band AC-Wi-Fi module from Intel that also supports Bluetooth 4.2. The HP EliteBook 840 offers a USB Type-C port, which not only supports image output but can also supply the device with power. The ports are positioned on the sides of the device, although most of them have been placed on the right side. Aside from the already mentioned USB Type-C port, the notebook also has two conventional USB-3.1 ports (one on each side). The device also offers an HDMI port and an Ethernet connector. On the right side, users will find the proprietary docking station port which enables the user to easily connect to all devices at work.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

i5-8250U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,100 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process. » 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.

88.6%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2018-07-24 (Update: 2018-07-24)