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HP EliteBook 840 G5

We have collected and analysed 19 expert reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 88/100. The average review date is 11-05-2018. We have compared these reviews to 1041236 reviews from other Laptops. The alaScore™ for this product is 97/100 = Excellent. Last update: 19-09-2018.

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Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (pcmag.com)

HP EliteBook 840 G5

 

The midrange EliteBook 840 G5 is a first-class 14-inch business laptop that challenges its up-the-stack HP kin, though you'll want to upgrade from the dim default screen.

Sleek design. Good battery life. Available 4K and privacy-screen display options, as well as discrete graphics. Comfortable backlit keyboard.

Expensive with options. Base screen is dreary.

Bottom Line: The midrange EliteBook 840 G5 is a first-class 14-inch business laptop that challenges its up-the-stack HP kin, though you'll want to upgrade from the dim default screen.

2018-07

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

HP EliteBook 840 G5

 

Let HP swoop you off your feet with a powerful and luxurious business notebook that embraces productivity and security just as much as it does its multimedia capabilities. The 14-inch EliteBook 840 G5 ($1,182 starting; $2,295 as reviewed) delivers...

2018-05

Expert review by : Mark Pickavance (techradar.com)

HP EliteBook 840 G5 review

 

Performance for power users...

Lovely engineering ; Stunning display ; Excellent performance

Proprietary PSU

Built for the power user on the move, the HP Elitebook 840 G5 crams all the latest Intel technology into a highly engineered package.

2018-06

Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

HP EliteBook 840 G5 (i7-8550U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

 

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...

very bright, high-contrast IPS display ; Full HD resolution ; attractive and stable case ; many security features ; NVMe SSD ; good system performance ; comfy input devices ; Thunderbolt 3 ; docking port

mediocre battery life ; no memory card reader ; occasional electronic crackle ; PWM

The EliteBook 840 G5 belongs to the luxury class of business laptops. Our test device is the top-of-the-line model. In terms of the laptop's configuration, HP makes no compromises. The Core i7 processor provides enough processing power for all the...

2018-05

Expert review by : Sebastian Bade (notebookcheck.net)

HP EliteBook 840 G5 (i5-8250U, SSD, Full HD) Laptop Review

 

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...

good looking, stable case ; bright, matte IPS ; no PWM ; many security features ; good system performance ; comfortable input devices ; USB Type-C with Thunderbolt ; case temperatures remain low ; docking port

display has a strong blue cast ex-works ; SSD not as good as we expected ; average battery runtimes ; no card reader ; processor cannot reach its full potential

The HP EliteBook 840 G5 is a high-quality business device, now in its fifth generation. The successor of the HP EliteBook 840 G4 has been given a new design and an up-to-date Kaby Lake Refresh processor, although this cannot reach its full potential....

2018-04

Expert review by : Tim Danton (expertreviews.co.uk)

HP EliteBook 840 G5 review: An excellent option for security-sensitive businesses

 

A great choice for security-conscious companies, with a great screen privacy mode

Fantastic security features ; Feels sturdy ; Great screen

Strange trackpoint position ; Not the best battery life

While I wouldn’t rush out to buy the EliteBook 840 G5, there’s much to like here: the conferencing features; the extra levels of privacy; the convenience of built-in Ethernet and HDMI ports to accompany Thunderbolt 3. This versatility, and prices...

2018-07

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Bang & Olufsen
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):50
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3

Brand-specific features

HP 3D DriveGuard:Y
HP ePrint:Y
HP front camera:HP Webcam / HP Webcam HD IR
HP JumpStart:Y
HP Management tools:HP BIOSphere Gen4; HP Device Access Manager; HP DriveLock and Automatic DriveLock; HP Fingerprint Sensor; HP Password Manager; HP Secure Erase; HP Security Manager, HP Sure Click; HP SureStart Gen4
HP Recovery Manager:Y
HP Security tools:HP BIOS Config Utility (BCU); HP Client Catalog; HP Driver Packs; HP System Software Manager (SSM); HP Manageability Integration Kit Gen2 / HP BIOSphere 4th Generation; HP Device Access Manager; HP DriveLock and Automatic DriveLock; HP fingerprint reader; HP Password Manager; HP Secure Erase; HP Security Manager,HP Sure Click; HP Sure Start 4th Generation / HP BIOSphere Gen4; HP Device Access Manager; HP DriveLock and Automatic DriveLock; HP Password Manager; HP Secure Erase; HP Security Manager,HP Sure Click; HP SureStart Gen4; HP Client Security Gen4 / P BIOSphere Gen4; HP DriveLock and Automatic DriveLock; HP Secure Erase; HP Fingerprint Sensor; HP Password Manager; HP Device Access Manager; HP Security Manager; HP Sure Click
HP segment:Business / Home
HP Smart AC Adapter:Y
HP Software provided:Buy Office; HP Connection Optimizer; HP ePrint Driver + JetAdvantage; HP Hotkey Support; HP JumpStart; HP Noise Cancellation Software; HP Recovery Manager; HP Support Assistant; HP Velocity, HP PhoneWise; HP Client Security Gen4 / HP LAN Protection; HP Connection Optimizer; HP Velocity; HP 3D DriveGuard; HP ePrint Driver + JetAdvantage; HP Hotkey Support; HP Recovery Manager; HP JumpStart; HP Support Assistant; HP Noise Cancellation Software; HP PhoneWise; HP Client Security Gen4 / HP LAN Protection; HP Connection Optimizer; HP Velocity;HP Hotkey Support;HP Noise Cancellation Surround Noise Reduction Software; HP PhoneWise; HP Client Security 4th Generation
HP speaker type:HP Dual Speakers
HP Support Assistant:Y

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera signal format:720p
Infrared (IR) camera:Y

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Colour of product:Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Business
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300 / 340 / 400 / 700
Display diagonal:35.6
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / Y

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 0x5917
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel UHD Graphics 620 / Intel® HD Graphics 620 / Intel® UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:ClickPad
Spill resistant keyboard:Y
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory clock speed:2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 16 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

2G standards:Edge
3G:N / Y
3G standards:DC-HSPA+,TD-SCDMA / HSPA+
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card support:Y
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
WWAN:Y

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Performance

Ambient light sensor:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:Y
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4b
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter power:45 / 65

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.10 / 3.40 / 3.60 / 4 / 4.00 / 4.20
Processor cache:3 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Kaby Lake R
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:1.60 / 1.70 / 1.8 / 1.80 / 1.90 / 2.5 / 2.50
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7200U / i5-8250U / i5-8350U / i7-8550U / i7-8650U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1356
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:H0 / Y0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:122589 / 124967 / 124968 / 124969 / 95443
Processor code:SR2ZU / SR3L8 / SR3L9 / SR3LA
Processor package size:42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:Power on
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / Y
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / NVMe 3.0,PCI Express / PCI Express
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:234
Height :17.9
Weight:1.48 / 1.61
Width:326 / 376