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HP EliteBook 840 G3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of HP EliteBook 840 G3. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the size and portability are overall positive. The battery and performance also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the price and screen, and reviews are divided on the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP EliteBook 840 G3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

HP EliteBook 840 G3 Notebook Review

 

Just missed. With the third generation 840-series EliteBooks, HP has big ambitions aiming to compete with the best lightweight business notebooks. But there is a problem that already has a traditional link with the manufacturer. Update 04/18/2016:...

sturdy chassis ; good build quality ; excellent input devices ; good application performance ; long battery runtimes ; free M.2 slot ; prepared for an LTE/3G modem ; 3 years warranty

low-contrast display with limited viewing angles

Unfortunately, HP does not present a balanced configuration that would justify the high price tag. It is clearly an ambitious device, but in our opinion, the TN panel with its limited viewing angles, poor contrast and low color accuracy is not a good...

Apr, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:B&O PLAY / Bang & Olufsen / Bang and Olufson Sound / HD
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:2
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):36 / 46 / 46.5 / 48 / 56
Battery life (max):12 / 13.3 / 13.5 / 6.5 / 9
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / 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 Mobile Connect:Y
HP Recovery Manager:Y
HP Security tools:HP Client Security; HP BIOSphere
HP segment:Business
HP Smart AC Adapter:Y
HP Software provided:Buy Office; HP BIOSphere; HP Sure Start with Dynamic Protection; HP Client Security;HP Image Assistant; HP SoftPaq Download Manager;HP Connection Manager; HP Mobile Connect Pror; HP Noise Reduction Software / HP BIOSphere, HP Client Security, HP Sure Start, HP Image Assistant, HP SoftPaq Download Manager, HP Noise Reduction / HP BIOSphere; HP Sure Start with Dynamic Protection; HP Image Assistant; HP SoftPaq Download Manager; HP Noise Reduction Software / HP Client Security; HP BIOSphere; HP Client Management Solutions; HP Noise Reduction Software / HP Noise Reduction, HP Clear Sound, HP BIOSphere with HP Sure Start, HP Client Security, HP Image Assistant, HP SoftPaq Download Manager, HP Connection Manager, HP Mobile Connect Pro
HP speaker type:HP Dual Speakers
HP Support Assistant:Y
HP Touchpoint Manager:Y

Camera

Front Camera:N / Y / Yes
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y / Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black, Silver / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Product colour:Black, Silver / Black,Silver / Silver
Product Type:Notebook / Ultrabook
Refurbished:Y

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:35.6
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440 / 3200 x 1800
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD / HD / QHD+ / Quad HD / Wide Quad HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS / SVA / TN
Touchscreen:N / No / Y / Yes

Docking station

Docking station included: Yes

Features

Country of origin:China

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:N / No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 32
Maximum Resolution:4096 x 2160
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 520 / Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:Swiss / US International
Keyboard layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ / QZERTY
Number of pointing stick buttons:2
Number of touchpad buttons:2
Numeric keypad:N / No / Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Pointing Stick / Trackpad
Spill resistant keyboard:Y / Yes
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 32
Memory clock speed:2133
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 16 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:N / No / Y / Yes
3G standards:CDMA, DC-HSPA+, EVDO, HSPA+ / CDMA, EVDO, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA / HSDPA, HSUPA / HSPA+ / HSPA+,UMTS,WCDMA
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:N / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / No / Y / Yes
SIM card support:Y / Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a,802.11ac,802.11b,802.11g,802.11n / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11a, 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
WWAN:N / No / Y / Yes

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 4570
Non-operating shock:240
Non-operating vibration:3.5
Operating altitude:0 - 3050
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating shock:40
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating vibration:1.043
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / N / No

Other features

Audio system:Bang & Olufsen / Bang and Olufson Sound / HD
Chipset:Integrated with CPU
LAN controller model:Intel I219-V
Number of WLAN antennas:2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Warranty:5
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Stylus pen:N / Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Stylus pen:No / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: No
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Electronic compass: No
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Gyroscope: No
Orientation sensor: No
Proximity sensor: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:No / Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N / No
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:N / No / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45 / 65
Power auto-sensing:Y / Yes

Processor

Bus type:OPI / QPI
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No
L2 Cache:0.512
L3 Cache:3 / 4
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2,1x4,2x2,2x1,4x1 / 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.4 / 3.9
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.8
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I5-6200U / I5-6300U / I7-6500U / I7-6600U / i7-7600U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-7600 Mobile Series / Intel® Core™ i5-6300 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1356 / LGA 1356 (Socket B2) / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D1 / H0
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 / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No
Intel FDI Technology:N / No
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:N / No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88190 / 88192 / 88193 / 88194 / 97466 / I5-6200U / I5-6300U / I7-6500U
Processor code:SR2EY / SR2EZ / SR2F0 / SR2F1 / SR33Z
Processor package size:42 / 42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:HP 3D DriveGuard\nHP Client Security\nHP ePrint driver\nHP Recovery Manager\nHP SoftPaq Download Manager\nHP Support Assistant\nBuy Office\nHP Mobile Connect Pro (models with Windows 8.1 and Windows 10)\nHP Image Assistant\nHP BIOSphere\nHP Sure Start with dynamic protection
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional
Optional operating system supplied:WINDOWS 10 PRO
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC / SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
HDD Capacity:1000 / 500
HDD interface:SATA
HDD Size:2.5
HDD Speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 180 / 256 / 360 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2, SATA / PCI Express / SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA
SSD capacity:128 / 180 / 240 / 256 / 360 / 512
SSD form factor:M.2
SSD interface:M.2,Serial ATA / PCI Express / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total HDDs capacity:1000 / 500
Total SSDs capacity:128 / 180 / 240 / 256 / 360 / 512
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 1512 / 180 / 256 / 360 / 500 / 512

Video

External video adapter resolution:4096 x 2160
External video modes refresh rate (max):60

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:21.8 / 23.7 / 23.8 / 237 / 25.8
Height :1.89 / 1.94 / 18.9 / 2.02 / 20.2 / 27
Height (front):1.8
Height (rear):2
Power adapter weight:190
Weight:1.48 / 1.54 / 1.7 / 1.88 / 1.95
Width:31 / 33.8 / 33.9 / 338 / 340 / 38.3