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HP EliteBook 840 Series

HP Elitebook 840 G5 3JX27EAProcessor: Intel Core i5 5200U, Intel Core i5 6200U, Intel Core i5 6300U, Intel Core i5 7200U, Intel Core i5 8250U, Intel Core i7 4600U, Intel Core i7 6500U, Intel Core i7 8550U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8750M, AMD Radeon RX 540, Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel HD Graphics 5500, Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch
Weight: 1.5kg, 1.54kg, 1.58kg, 1.6kg, 1.762kg
Price: 1500, 1600, 1700 euro
Average Score: 82.6% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 80%, features: 76%, display: 69%
mobility: 80%, workmanship: 97%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 92%

 

HP EliteBook 840 G1

The ultrabook market is geared towards business users on the go, and the HP EliteBook 840 G1 is the latest offering from HP in this market. This 14 inch laptop is available in various configurations, from Intel Core i7 to i3, with varying combinations of SSD and HD storage and a few options in screen resolution. Options for the OS are Windows 8, Windows 7, SUSE Linux, and FreeDOS. The user can also opt for a touch screen if desired. The price would of course vary according to the chosen options. One thing is standard and that is the sturdiness of the body. Made of high quality magnesium and aluminum, this machine was built to withstand spills, knocks and drops.

Weighing in at 1.58 kg, and with a 3-cell battery with 50 Wh capacity,which is capable of lasting over 10 hours of light use, this machine is ideal for those with a lot of work on the go. Sporting a backlit, spill-resistant keyboard, a splash of coffee won't ruin a workday. The latest addition to this business savvy line will no doubt please those already familiar with this line. The quality of the materials, as well as the range of options available when configuring this device will no doubt please new potential users as well.

Specifications

HP EliteBook 840 G1Notebook: HP EliteBook 840 G1
Processor: Intel Core i7 4600U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8750M
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 1700 euro
Links: HP homepage
 EliteBook 840 G1 (Model)

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Average Score: 81.57% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 11 reviews)

 

70% HP EliteBook 840 G1 review: A gem of a business laptop
Source: PC World English
The 840 G1 has distinguished, get-down-to-business looks, a great design, robust performance and all the correct corporate options. My only caveat is that if an eraser-head is your preferred cursor-control tool, be sure you try before you buy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% HP EliteBook 840 G1
Source: Computer Shopper English
HP's EliteBooks have been perennial favorites among business buyers, and with good reason—the series offers security, durability, and ergonomics at an affordable price. The HP EliteBook 840 G1 business laptop provides an outstanding keyboard and touch pad, long battery life, and a VGA port in a sleek, affordable package. Just be prepared to accept some compromises.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
100% HP Elitebook 840 G1 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
We were pleased with the Elitebook 840 G1’s screen, too. The Elitebook 840 G1’s 1,920x1,080 resolution looked razor sharp on its 14in display and its matt finish diffused reflections very well. The screen’s image quality was also excellent. Our colour calibrator showed it was displaying 89.4 per cent of the sRGB colour gamut, which is high, and reds, greens and blues all looked bright and crisp. Our black level reading of 0.25cd/m2 was equally excellent. Solid blacks appeared deep and inky onscreen, with no signs of backlight bleeding whatsoever.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
HP EliteBook 840G1: Sometimes it's an Ultrabook, sometimes it's not
Source: Reg Hardware English
As a daily workhorse, it’s easy to get comfortable with the EliteBook 840 G1 – its 14in form factor and full HD display hitting a sweet spot for portability, productivity and practicality. There are some compromises though and battery life is the most obvious and may be the reason why HP is somewhat ambiguous about which models qualify as Ultrabooks, so it’s just as well you can easily swap out the power pack for another. Relying on an HDD does undermine the benchmark performance but it's not especially noticeable once everything is running. There’s an M.2 flash cache option to give the EliteBook 840 G1 a shot in the arm, which sounds like a great idea - if only HP could find them.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/17/2014
80% HP EliteBook 840 G1
Source: Gadgetspeak English
For some reason this is classed as a business product. For that reason I am told it comes with Windows 7 Pro but also Windows 8 upgrade ready on the unit at no extra cost so you can choose. I was sent the non-touch version.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 100%
80% HP EliteBook 840 G1 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The HP EliteBook 840 G1 is a tough laptop, both from a build and software point of view. Built to the military's MIL-STD 810G standard, the 840 G1 can survive more than average wear than tear. Even better, thanks to its Intel vPro and custom HP security technology it should, if set up correctly, be fairly hacker proof. Even though it doesn't boast as good a battery life as HP claims and despite it being slightly chunky, the HP EliteBook 840 G1 is still a solid choice for any business user in need of a high-performance ultrabook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP EliteBook 840 G1 review: well-designed and versatile laptop with a powerful processor
Source: PC Advisor English
It's a shame that the EliteBook doesn't include a solid-state drive that can really make the most of its powerful processor and GPU, but this is still a well-designed and versatile laptop that will appeal to many business users. The high-quality display is particularly suitable for presentations, while its sturdy design, security features and battery life will appeal to anyone that spends a lot of time out on the road.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 100%
HP EliteBook 840 G1 – бизнес-партнер за солидные деньги
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Stylish design; high-quality case; convenient and practical keyboard and touchpad; decent performance; good connectivity; decent autonomy. Negative: Relatively expensive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/10/2014
Обзор корпоративного ноутбука HP Elitebook 840 G1: ничего личного, просто бизнес
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: High build quality; good materials; good connectivity, compact size; powerful hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/06/2014
91% HP EliteBook 840 G1 teszt
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100% emissions: 90%
HP EliteBook 840 G1 – könnyű laptop munkára
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: Good assembly and material quality; great interior layout and extensibility; superior cooling system; low power consumption. Negative: Poor TN display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/22/2014

 

HP EliteBook 840 G2

Specifications

HP EliteBook 840 G2Notebook: HP EliteBook 840 G2
Processor: Intel Core i5 5200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5500
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixels
Weight: 1.762kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: HP homepage

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85% HP EliteBook 840 G2 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Not without flaw. The EliteBook was good to start with and has been slightly improved owing to the Broadwell processor, which results in a longer battery life due to lower power consumption. Unfortunately, HP has not taken care of the laptop's shortcoming - the screen.
HP Elitebook 840 G2 – Твой Мобильный Офис
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Laconic design and a good set of input devices; decent performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/12/2015

 

HP EliteBook 840 G3 T9X26EA

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

Specifications

HP EliteBook 840 G3 T9X26EANotebook: HP EliteBook 840 G3 T9X26EA
Processor: Intel Core i7 6500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 520
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixels
Weight: 1.54kg
Links: HP homepage

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Average Score: 100% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

100% HP EliteBook 840 G3 T9X26EA Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

HP EliteBook 840 G3-X2F52EA

Specifications

HP EliteBook 840 G3-X2F52EANotebook: HP EliteBook 840 G3-X2F52EA
Processor: Intel Core i5 6300U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 520
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.58kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: HP homepage

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Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% HP EliteBook 840 G3
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% features: 72% display: 63% mobility: 62% ergonomy: 76%

 

HP EliteBook 840 G3-T9X55EA

Specifications

HP EliteBook 840 G3-T9X55EANotebook: HP EliteBook 840 G3-T9X55EA
Processor: Intel Core i5 6200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 520
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links: HP homepage

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Hp Elitebook 840 G3 – Между Двух Огней
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; decent hardware; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/15/2017

 

HP EliteBook 840 G4 Z2V47EA

Specifications

HP EliteBook 840 G4 Z2V47EANotebook: HP EliteBook 840 G4 Z2V47EA
Processor: Intel Core i5 7200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links: HP homepage

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HP EliteBook 840 G4 teszt – az üzleti zsákbamacska
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; premium design. Negative: Poor display; weak hardware; high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/21/2018

 

HP EliteBook 840 G5-3JY07ES

Specifications

HP EliteBook 840 G5-3JY07ESNotebook: HP EliteBook 840 G5-3JY07ES
Processor: Intel Core i7 8550U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon RX 540 2048 MB
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.54kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: HP homepage

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HP EliteBook 840 G5, First Take: A solid business-class laptop
Source: Zdnet.com English
The EliteBook 840 weighs 1.61kg with a touch screen or 1.48kg without, so it's no lightweight. It's also on the bulky side at 32.6cm wide by 23.4cm deep by 1.79cm thick. Still, this is a well made laptop with some high-end components, including above-average speakers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/19/2018
HP EliteBook 840 G5 review – exquisite build quality at exquisite price
Source: Laptop Media English
In the end, we can say that this is one of the best business laptops for general purpose. It is extremely fast in day-to-day tasks as well as in programs like Adobe Photoshop. In addition to that, the build quality is exquisite and you have the opportunity to upgrade like crazy. However, there is the competition of Acer Swift 5 and one of the best business devices – Dell XPS 13 9370, both having distinctive features that set them apart from the rest. So if you are at a crossroads – think smart!
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/10/2018

 

HP Elitebook 840 G5 3JX27EA

Specifications

HP Elitebook 840 G5 3JX27EANotebook: HP Elitebook 840 G5 3JX27EA
Processor: Intel Core i5 8250U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links: HP homepage

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Ultraportátil profesional 14": HP Elitebook 840 G5 [3JX27EA]
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; nice display; good connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/18/2018

 

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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.

AMD Radeon HD 8750M: Mid-range graphics card based on the GCN architecture.Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series).Intel HD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2) found on some Kaby-Lake CPU models (15 W ULV series).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.Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP). With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

AMD Radeon RX 540: Polaris based mid-range graphics card with 512 shaders (8 compute units) and a maximum clock speed of 1,219 MHz (according to AMD). Uses the new Polaris 12 chip like the faster Radeon RX 550 (not verified but highly likely) with the slightly improved 14nm FinFET process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.  

4600U:

A Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 2.1 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.3 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

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.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.Intel Core i5:

5200U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.6300U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.6200U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.7200U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.5 to 3.1 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.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.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.5 kg:

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

1.762 kg:

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


82.6%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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