2020 HP EliteBook 840 G3 14″ FHD Business Laptop
2020 model natural silver HP EliteBook 840 G3 is a 14-inch Full HD business laptop with an ultra low voltage 6th generation Intel i5 processor, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD hybrid drive, 8GB DDR4 memory, Windows 10 Professional version, EST 320GB external portable hard drive bundle and good connectivity options.
The quarter 2 of 2015 release 6th generation dual core Intel i5-6300U processor (3M cache) runs at speeds of 2.40GHz up to 3.0GHz with the turbo boost function when the tasks need faster speed. It offers an upper mid-range performance, adequate for business and daily tasks with the Passmark benchmark score of 4365. You have the option to get it with the 16GB memory and 512GB SSD at roughly hundred dollars more or the 32GB memory and 1TB SSD at 300 dollars more.
14-inch diagonal Full HD SVA anti-glare LED-backlit display with slim bezels have the 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution. Intel HD Graphics 520 offers adequate entry level media performance with a video card benchmark score of 844. It has a 720p high definition webcam with the 3 multi array microphone for Skype chats and taking photos. Keyboard is spill resistant for potential spilling accidents and you have a responsive clickpad that supports multi-touch with the taps enabled. It comes with the HP Smart 65 W External AC power adapter. Sound quality is reasonable through the Bang & Olufsen Audio and the dual stereo speakers.
The overall performance of the integrated Intel HD 520 graphics is similar to the dedicated NVIDIA GeForce 820M and you can play some of the modern games at low settings and resolutions. 8GB DDR4 SDRAM memory at 2133MHz is good enough for having some internet browsers and applications open at the same time without lagging or delays. You can save more of your data and access your files faster with the 256GB M.2 SATA SSD + 1TB HDD combo drive that offer reliable and quick performance overall. Natural silver HP EliteBook 840 G3 weighs 3.41 pounds and measures 13.3 x 9.3 x 0.74 inches.
Connectivity options include the 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC (Near Field Communications), RJ-45 connector (Ethernet Connection I219-LM 10/100/1000), a headphone/microphone combo, a USB Type-C port, a USB 3.0 charging port, a USB 3.0 port, a DisplayPort, an older style VGA port, an AC power and docking connector, an external SIM and an SD Media Card Reader that supports SD, SDHC, SDXC. The TDP (Thermal Design Power) is 15 watts and it has a HP long life 3-cell, 50 Wh lithium ion battery for an extended battery life to last an average work day of 8-9 hours. Intel i5-6300U has a performance level similar to the Broadwell i7-5500U processor it has the adequate power for multimedia, office stuff and multitasking. HP EliteBook 840 G3 is good value for money at the current price level.