The EliteBook 840 G1 is constructed of premium materials, aluminum and magnesium, and is very attractive, with a silver base and a soft-touch black finish on its lid. As an EliteBook it has passed ten MIL-STD 810G tests for drop, vibration and dust resistance making it a very tough machine. However, it is not exactly the thinnest Ultrabook here – 21 mm is pushing the Ultrabook spec (for 14-inch and bigger the maximum height specified by Intel is 23 mm), which weighs almost 4 lbs.
The 840 G1 is available with a FHD IPS screen (1920 x 1080) which is very bright and has great viewing angles. Strangely, the optional touchscreen is only available in HD+ (1600 x 900), not FHD. Also, there is only one pre-configured Canadian model with the FHD screen, and it is a Core-i5 processor.
The EliteBook’s backlit keyboard is very good. It is spill-proof, has very little flex, and the keys have good travel. We’d say the keyboards on HP’s EliteBooks are second only to the industry leading keyboards found in Lenovo’s ThinkPads. The touchpad on the 840 G1 is also very nice – it is very smooth and accurate, and still has physical mouse buttons. There is also a trackpoint for users who prefer that method of cursor control.
The 840 G1 is available with CPUs that have vPro full Enterprise manageability, though the CPU on the base model does not have it this feature, since it is aimed at SMB customers who don’t usually need this.
The HP EliteBook 840 G1 industry leading notebooks are ultra-productive in and out of the office. Work with confidence thanks to proven enterprise technologies and enterprise security, performance and management features that will meet all your business needs.
OS: Windows 10 Pro
Processor: Intel Core i5
GPU: Intel HD Graphics
Memory: from 4GB RAM
Colours: Black Ultra Slim Laptop
Weight: 1.6 kg
Display: 14-inch back-lit LED Display, Touch Screen 1366 x 768 pixels Backlit Keyboard
Built-in Storage: 500GB
Webcam: Yes, HD Webcam
USB 3.0: Yes, 3 port
USB 2.0: No
HDMI: Yes, 1 port
DisplayPort: Yes, 1 port
VGA: Yes, 1 port
Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes, 1 port
SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot
WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 (optional)
Docking Connector: Yes, 1 port
Secondary Battery Connector: Yes, 1 Connector
3 x USB 3.0 (1 Charging); 1 x VGA, 1 x DisplayPort; Bluetooth