HP EliteBook 840 G1 review: A gem of a business laptop
Sometimes it’s clear from the very first look that a laptop’s designers understand their market. The HP EliteBook 840 G1 is calmly handsome in a way that will appeal to business users. It’s also rugged, fast, ergonomically sound, and a breeze to upgrade and repair. If you work in an office, you’ll like it—unless you’re an eraser-head fan.
The EliteBook 840 G1 is styled in silver and gray, with a matte top surface that looks nice when it’s clean, but that readily shows fingerprints. Keep a wipe cloth handy if you care about such things. The chassis is magnesium and the keyboard is fabricated from aluminum, making the unit tougher than most and endowing it with a sturdy feel. HP says the laptop has passed a number of MIL-STD 810G tests, including drop, dust incursion, and vibration.
The 840 G1 is by far the easiest laptop to repair and upgrade that I’ve ever used. Flip the unit over, unlock the latch, slide the bottom service cover off, and you have direct access to everything: hard drive, memory, battery, Wi-Fi, RTC/CMOS battery, and the wireless WAN slot. IT types who spend a lot of time repairing laptops be warned—examining the 840 G1 might make you giddy.
The HP EliteBook 840 G1 wants to beat the business rivals from Lenovo and Dell. Thanks to an extensive diet, the 14-inch device is thinner than ever, but you do not have to waive a fast Core i5 processor, sufficient memory and comprehensive features.
Intel Core i5-4300U 1.9GHz ultra processor
500GB SATA 32GB SSD mSATA drive
integrated webcam Wifi Blue tooth display port
original battery and charger
Windows 10 pro 64bit , office 2007, antivirus