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HP EliteBook 840 G5 Series

HP EliteBook 840 G5 3JX05EAProcessor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U, Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8550U, Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i7-8650U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14.00 inch
Weight: 1.48kg, 1.54kg, 1.541kg, 1.6kg
Price: 1450, 1500, 2000, 2599 euro
Average Score: 85.58% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 18 reviews)
: - %, performance: 70%, features: 66%, display: 89%
mobility: 76%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: 95%

 

HP EliteBook 840 G5-3JX66EA

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

Specifications

HP EliteBook 840 G5-3JX66EANotebook: HP EliteBook 840 G5-3JX66EA
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.541kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: HP homepage

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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.

Foreign Reviews

Hp Elitebook 840, Lo Hemos Probado
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: High performance; decent hardware; comfortable keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/11/2018
Hp Elitebook 840, Lo Hemos Probado
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
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: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; nice display; comfortable keyboard; good connectivity. Negative: No insert key.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/01/2018
RECENZE: HP EliteBook 840 G5 - Intel Core i5, stále výkonný pracovní notebook, ale s tišším chodem
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; nice display; comfortable keyboard; good connectivity. Negative: No insert key.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/01/2018

 

HP EliteBook 840 G5-3JX61EA

Specifications

HP EliteBook 840 G5-3JX61EANotebook: HP EliteBook 840 G5-3JX61EA
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8550U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.48kg
Price: 2599 euro
Links: HP homepage

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 4 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

87.8% HP EliteBook 840 G5 (i7-8550U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Privacy screen at the touch of a button.When it comes to Hewlett Packard's top-of-the-line model from their EliteBook 840 G5 series, the manufacturer is not fiddling about. On board you will find a very bright IPS display with a privacy screen, an LTE modem, 32 GB of RAM and an NVMe SSD. HP appears to have set their sights somewhat lower in terms of battery life—some of the competition has more to offer here.
80% HP EliteBook 840 G5 Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
Compact, yet massively powerful and feature-filled, the HP EliteBook 840 G5 avoids design showboating and focuses entirely on providing the best core user experience. For the power user who doesn’t want a 2-in-1 system, this is one of the best pure ultrabooks currently available, although if you need a laptop with more graphics processing power you should look elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP EliteBook 840 G5 Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
Compact, yet massively powerful and feature-filled, the HP EliteBook 840 G5 avoids design showboating and focuses entirely on providing the best core user experience. For the power user who doesn’t want a 2-in-1 system, this is one of the best pure ultrabooks currently available, although if you need a laptop with more graphics processing power you should look elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP EliteBook 840 G5 review
Source: Techradar English
Built for the power user on the move, the HP Elitebook 840 G5 crams all the latest Intel technology into a highly engineered package.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP EliteBook 840 G5 review
Source: Techradar English
Built for the power user on the move, the HP Elitebook 840 G5 crams all the latest Intel technology into a highly engineered package.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Recenze: HP EliteBook 840 G5 - pracovní univerzální notebook do velkých firem, 14 palců IPS, LTE modem
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; nice display; comfortable keyboard; good connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2018
Recenze: HP EliteBook 840 G5 - pracovní univerzální notebook do velkých firem, 14 palců IPS, LTE modem
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; nice display; comfortable keyboard; good connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2018
Ревю на HP EliteBook 840 G5 – изтънчено качество на изработка
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Good ergonomy; nice display; backlit keys; large battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/29/2018
Ревю на HP EliteBook 840 G5 – изтънчено качество на изработка
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Good ergonomy; nice display; backlit keys; large battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/29/2018

 

HP EliteBook 840 G5-3WD97UT

Specifications

HP EliteBook 840 G5-3WD97UTNotebook: HP EliteBook 840 G5-3WD97UT
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i7-8650U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.48kg
Price: 1450 euro
Links: HP homepage

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Average Score: 92.5% - very good

Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

95% HP EliteBook 840 G5 review: It's my new favorite laptop
Source: Neowin English
I really love the HP EliteBook 840 G5. Many of the Always Connected PCs that we're seeing pushed aren't very powerful, or they're not in conventional form factors. Even the Intel-powered Surface Pro isn't my cup of tea, as it's tough to use without a desk making it impossible to use at events.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 95%
HP EliteBook 840 And 830 G5 Review: Aluminum-Clad Powerhouses
Source: Hot Hardware English
With last year's Elitebook G4 being more or less a refresh of the previous generation, HP set out to make a bold statement with its 5th gen devices. What inspired these bold new designs was the need to appeal to a more tech-savvy audience that cares about aesthetics and design, as well as performance. Let's face it, the younger you are the more you grew up surrounded by technology; young professionals are more tech savvy than ever before. Today's modern business user wants substance, security, portability, connectivity, and of course, style. On all of these fronts the EliteBook G5 series delivers.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/17/2018
90% HP EliteBook 840 G5 Review Editor's Choice
Source: Laptop Mag English
If your main priority is battery life, go for the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (starting at $1,519), which lasts a couple of hours longer on a charge and has a stunning (but pricey) optional HDR display. But overall, the EliteBook 840 provides everything you could want from a well-rounded business notebook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

HP EliteBook 840 G5-3JX09EA

Specifications

HP EliteBook 840 G5-3JX09EANotebook: HP EliteBook 840 G5-3JX09EA
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8550U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.54kg
Price: 2000 euro
Links: HP homepage

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% HP EliteBook 840 G5 review
Source: It Pro English
While we wouldn’t rush out to buy the EliteBook 840 G5, there’s much to like here. This level of versatility, and prices starting at £1,099 inc VAT on HP’s website, make the EliteBook an attractive option for security-sensitive businesses.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP EliteBook 840 G5 review
Source: It Pro English
While we wouldn’t rush out to buy the EliteBook 840 G5, there’s much to like here. This level of versatility, and prices starting at £1,099 inc VAT on HP’s website, make the EliteBook an attractive option for security-sensitive businesses.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

HP EliteBook 840 G5 3JX05EA

Specifications

HP EliteBook 840 G5 3JX05EANotebook: HP EliteBook 840 G5 3JX05EA
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8550U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Links: HP homepage

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Average Score: 100% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

100% HP EliteBook 840 G5 3JX05EA Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

Comment

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).


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

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.

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


Intel Kaby Lake Refresh:

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.

i5-8550U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,150 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.

i7-8650U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.9 and 4.2 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,150 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.48 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

1.6 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


85.58%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

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

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-06-25 (Update: 2018-06-25)