HP EliteBook 840 Aero G8 3E4Q6AA
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the HP EliteBook 840 Aero G8 3E4Q6AA
Aside from the predictable Intel Tiger Lake update, the EliteBook 840 G8 has surpassed our expectations when it comes to keeping fan noise to a minimum. Its quiet demeanor doesn't come free, however.
Source: PC Mag
Its top-shelf security and manageability features carry a high price, but HP's EliteBook 840 Aero G8 is one of the lightest and nicest 14-inch business laptops. Pop quiz, business-laptop shoppers: What's the difference between the HP EliteBook 840 G8 and the HP EliteBook 840 Aero G8? The Aero is a bit more expensive (starts at $1,639; $2,679 as tested) but a bit lighter: 2.5 pounds versus 2.92, thanks to magnesium rather than aluminum construction. That may tempt execs who hate a heavy briefcase, but it's no lighter than the Editors' Choice award–winning Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9, which we've described as one of the two best laptops in the world and which costs $482 less as tested. (Though note that our X1 Carbon had a minutely slower CPU and lacked the HP's mobile broadband.) The EliteBook Aero is an attractive and well-equipped slimline with security features that IT departments will love, but it falls just short of Editors' Choice honors.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/09/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
The HP EliteBook Aero G8 offers a solid amount of performance and a load of security features in a compact lightweight package. The laptop’s Core i7 processor and integrated graphics can handle that heavy multitasking, plus it has a comfortable keyboard making it a prime work machine. And if you’re looking to rock out to some tunes in your downtime, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the speakers. However, for $2,882, I would expect a brighter display and longer battery life. For those things, you’ll want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (9th Gen) which is also cheaper at $1,965. But if you’re looking for a lightweight, handsome laptop that’s extra secure with good performance, the HP EliteBook Aero G8 is the way to go.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: XDA Developers
Like I said at the beginning of this review, I’ve been using the EliteBook 840 Aero everywhere I go, even when I have plenty of devices to choose from. Honestly, it’s the 5G that makes it the perfect travelling companion, but when you add in the phenomenal keyboard and the lightweight package, it gets even better. The two big downsides are it’s expensive and it has a 720p webcam. I haven’t talked too much about the price, because the pricing on HP.com right now is absurd. Aside from that, it’s everything I want it to be. It reminds me of the Elite Dragonfly series, which is in the premium tier. That’s the other time HP went and made a magnesium alloy super-light business laptop, and this is designed to be more mainstream. If you can find this at the right price, I totally recommend it. HP makes fantastic business laptops, and this has everything you’ll want.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/15/2021
Source: Laptop Media
Support, online available, Short, Date: 07/01/2021
Source: Laptop Media
HP EliteBook 840 G8’s IPS panel has a Full HD resolution, comfortable viewing angles, high maximum brightness, and a very good contrast ratio. Additionally, it covers 97% of the sRGB color gamut and doesn’t use PWM for brightness adjustment. Thankfully, our Gaming and Web design profile manages to extract the best of the display. It improves the color accuracy to an Average dE of <1.0. This makes the screen really appetizing for e-commerce retailers, presenters, and Web designers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/01/2021
Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G4 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 96 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i7-1185G7: Tiger Lake based low power quad-core processor for thin and light laptops. The four cores clock around 3 - 4.8 GHz. Produced on the second-gen 10 nm Intel process.» 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 big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 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).
79.93%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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