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HP EliteBook 840 G4

HP EliteBook 840 G4
alaScore 93

12 reviews

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of HP EliteBook 840 G4. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the connectivity and keyboard. Some have doubts about the screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP EliteBook 840 G4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (

HP EliteBook 840 G4 – What is the best display option?


Better with IPS! We already reviewed the new HP EliteBook 840 G4. One of the biggest issues of the 14-inch business laptop is the TN panel with its limited viewing angles. We now had the chance to check two optional IPS screens.

One thing is certain after we tested three different panels: You should definitely select an IPS screen if you are interested in the HP EliteBook 840 G4. The TN panel is a bit brighter, but the IPS models are superior in terms of black value and...

May, 2017

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (

HP EliteBook 840 G4 (7200U, Full HD) Laptop Review


Hardly any changes. HP now ships its business notebooks with Kaby Lake processors as well, but the rest is pretty much unchanged. This is also the case for the display, which is quite bright, but it disappoints in all other areas.

sturdy chassis ; low emissions ; comprehensive security features ; LTE modem ; good performance ; 3-year warranty ; good input devices

TN display with strong blue cast and very limited viewing angles ; no Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C Gen.2 ; slight creaking sounds from the hinges

The new HP EliteBook 840 G4 is basically just a Kaby Lake update of the previous G3 model. Both the size and the quality of the case still hold up well against the competition, only some issues like the creaking hinges or the clattery dedicated...

Mar, 2017

Product Specifications


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


Battery capacity (Watt hours):49 / 51
Battery life (max):15.15 / 15.25 / 15.3
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3


Colour sensor:N
Front Camera:Y
Front camera signal format:720p


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


Colour of product:Black, Silver / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise / Home Office, Small Business
Product Type:Notebook


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:35.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD / QHD+ / Quad HD / Wide Quad HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS / SVA
Touchscreen:N / Y


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R7 M465 / Not available
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Maximum Resolution:4096 x 2160
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 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:International EER / Swiss
Keyboard layout:QWERTZ
Number of pointing stick buttons:2
Number of touchpad buttons:2
Numeric keypad:N / Y
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Pointing Stick
Spill resistant keyboard:Y
Windows keys:Y


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


2G standards:EDGE, GPRS
3G:N / Y
3G standards:CDMA, DC-HSPA+, EVDO, HSPA+ / HSPA+
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth version:4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / Y
SIM card support:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, 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 802.11ac / 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
WWAN:N / O / Y

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Other features

LAN controller model:Intel I219-V
Number of WLAN antennas:2
Warranty note:Standard warranty - 3 years bring-in, battery warranty - 3 years bring-in
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265

Packaging Data

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


Ambient light sensor:Y
Electronic compass:N
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Proximity sensor:N

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:N / Y
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
SmartCard slot:Y
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


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


Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x2,1x4,2x2,2x1,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.10 / 3.5 / 3.50 / 3.9
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.5 / 2.50 / 2.6 / 2.60 / 2.7 / 2.70 / 2.8
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7200U / i5-7300U / i7-7500U / i7-7600U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-7600 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1356
Processor threads:4
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Y
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 / Y
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® 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 Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Processor ARK ID:95443 / 95451 / 97466 / 97472
Processor code:SR2ZU / SR2ZV / SR33Z / SR340
Processor package size:42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y


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


Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO
Operating System Language:German
Pre-installed software:Create Recovery Media with Windows tool


Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC / SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / NVMe 3.0 / NVMe 3.0,PCI Express / PCI Express / Serial ATA
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:HDD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 500 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:218.9 / 236.2 / 237 / 238
Height :18.8 / 18.9
Height (front):1.8
Height (rear):2
Power adapter weight:280
Weight:1.26 / 1.48 / 1.5 / 1.84
Width:310 / 337.8 / 338 / 339