HP EliteBook 840 Aero G8 3E4Q6AA
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Average of 3 scores (from 7 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: Laptop Media
HP’s ultra-light 14” business Ultrabook weighs just 2.5 lb / 1.13kg, and sports a magnesium alloy casing. Despite its diminutive size and light weight, it packs a healthy number of ports including 2 Thunderbolt 2, 2 USB-A and an HDMI port. It’s more upgradable than the average Ultrabook thanks to 2 RAM slots. The laptop is available with Intel 11th gen Core i5 and i7 processors, with optional vPro and standard Intel Iris Xe graphics. It was released in the fall of 2021. There are a variety of display options and 4G and 5G WWAN are optional.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2022
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
Source: Android Geek PT→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; decent performance; good processor; comfortable keyboard; great speakers. Negative: Poor display; high price; average battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/27/2022
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.
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.
79.93%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.