Product Profile: HP EliteBook 840 G4

Published 02/17/2018 01:06 PM   |    Updated 03/09/2018 01:03 PM

The HP EliteBook 840 G4 is the ultimate tool for productivity in and out of the office. Merging lightweight, touch-screen design with powerful processing, long battery life and crystal-clear sound, the EliteBook 840 G4 i7 is ideal for collaboration in any setting.


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HP EliteBook 840 G4 i7 specifications


  • OS: Windows 10 Pro 64
  • Screen size & resolution: 14 inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Dimensions: 13.3 x 9.3 x .74 inches 
  • Weight: 3.27 pounds

Performance features


  • Battery life: up to 15+ hours
  • 7th Gen Intel Core i7 processor
  • HP Audio Boost & HP Noise Cancellation software
  • Expandable memory, storage & Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)

Design features


  • Fingerprint reader
  • Spill-resistant keyboard with drain
  • Optional 720p HD web camera
  • Ports: VGA, DisplayPort, RJ-45, SD card, 2 USB 3.1 (1 charging) & 1 USB-C

Frequently asked questions — operating system and usability


Q: Does this model have an SD card reader?
A: Yes, the EliteBook 840 G4 does have an SD card reader, although it can be hard to locate. You’ll find it in on the right side toward the bottom, almost underneath the device.

Q: Does this model have a touchpad?
A: Yes, it has two buttons for left- and right-click functionality. You can disable the touchpad by double-tapping a small dot that lights up when the touchpad is turned off. This laptop also has a joystick trackpad in the middle of the keyboard.

Q: Can this laptop handle heavy workloads and multitasking?
A: Yes, heavy workloads are no problem for the EliteBook 840 G4. Its 7500U processor is well-equipped for demanding applications. Although its performance may not be quite on the same level as full-powered workstations such as the HP ZBook Studio G4, the EliteBook 840 G4 handles multitasking very well.

Q: Is this laptop good for collaboration? How is the speaker and microphone performance?
A: This laptop is great for online collaboration. Bang & Olufsen audio combines with HP Audio Boost & HP Noise Cancellation software to produce clear, noise-free sound. The dual-array microphones deliver loud and clear voice recordings, even at a distance.

Frequently asked questions — visualization


Q: Is the screen matte or glossy? Is the screen good for outdoors?
A: The screen has a matte finish with anti-reflective surface and high luminance, which is not reduced when using battery power. There is no brightness sensor to contend with, making the EliteBook 840 G4 a great choice for outdoor work.

Q: Does this laptop use Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) to dim the screen?
A: The EliteBook 840 G4 does use PWM (a form of screen flickering that is usually undetectable to the human eye). At brightness levels of 30% or less, the screen flickers at a rate of 200 Hz, which may cause eye strain. However, unless you’re working in a very dark environment, you won’t notice an issue.

Q: Does the EliteBook 840 G4 have good color accuracy?
A: Color accuracy is not a strong point for this model. The display has high black value, leading to less accurate contrast compared to other models. The panel also covers only 74% of standard Red Green Blue (sRBG). The EliteBook 840 G4 is a great laptop for most offices, but for your graphic design staff, the HP ZBook Studio G4 may be a better choice.


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