Product Profile: HP EliteBook 840 G5

Published 02/17/2018 01:06 PM   |    Updated 03/13/2019 10:28 AM
The HP EliteBook 840 G5 notebook is the ultimate tool for productivity in and out of the office. Merging a lightweight, sleek design with powerful processing, long battery life and crystal-clear sound, the laptop is ideal for collaboration in any setting.

The notebook features powerful security software, such as HP Sure Start Gen4. It self-heals the BIOS automatically when malware, rootkits or corruption are detected. 

HP EliteBook 840 G5 i5 specifications


  • Operating system: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Screen: 14 inches, 1920 x 1080
  • Dimensions: 12.8 x 9.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Weight: 3.26 pounds

Performance features


  • Battery life: up to 14 hours
  • Processor: 8th Gen Intel Core i5
  • Graphics: Intel UHD 620
  • RAM: 8GB,expandable to 32GB
  • Storage: 256GB solid-state drive
  • Audio: Bang & Olufsen, noise cancellation technology

Design features


  • Spill-resistant, multitouch, multigesture clickpad 
  • HD web camera with infrared
  • Aluminum casing
  • HD ultra wide-viewing angle

Connectivity ports


  • HDMI
  • HP Dock Connector
  • 2 USB 3.1
  • USB-C/Thunderbolt
  • Headphone jack

Security features


  • Fingerprint reader
  • Smart card reader
  • Kensington security slot
  • Trusted Platform Module 2.0 security chip

Frequently asked questions — performance and usability


Q: Does this model have a touchpad?
A: Yes. It also has two buttons for left- and right-click functionality. You can disable the touchpad by going to your PC settings, selecting Touchpad and then selecting Off. Additionally, the laptop has a joystick trackpad in the middle of the keyboard.

Q: Can this notebook handle heavy workloads and multitasking?
A: Yes, heavy workloads are no problem for the EliteBook 840 G5 i5. Its 8350U processor and 2400 MHz memory speed easily handle demanding applications. The 256GB solid-state drive provides fast access to your data. If you need more RAM, you can upgrade from 8GB to 32GB.

Q: Is this laptop good for collaboration? How are the speaker and microphone performance?
A: This EliteBook is great for online collaboration. Bang & Olufsen audio combines with noise cancellation technology to produce crisp, static-free sound. The three multi-array microphones deliver solid and clear voice recordings, even from a distance.

Frequently asked questions — accessibility & connectivity


Q: How do I set up the fingerprint scanner? 
A: The HP EliteBook 840 G5 fingerprint scanner uses the Windows Hello feature in Windows 10. Follow these instructions to enable your fingerprint scanner:
  1. In your Windows 10 settings, select Accounts.
  2. Go to Sign-in options.
  3. Scroll down to Windows Hello and select Set up below fingerprint. 
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts to record your fingerprint. 
Note: Some of your sign-in settings, such as the fingerprint scanner option, may be hidden or managed by your IT administrator. 

Q: Is there an HP EliteBook 840 G5 docking station? 
A: Yes. You can connect your notebook to a monitor and keyboard through the HP UltraSlim Docking Station 2013. The one-click, slide-in dock adds more USB ports, as well as VGA and DisplayPort connections. You can find more details about the docking station in our product profile

Q: Can I use the SIM slot on the side of my notebook? 
A: All models of the EliteBook 840 G5 come with a SIM card slot for connecting to an LTE network, but the SIM card slot isn’t enabled on all models. LTE connectivity requires an accessible SIM slot and a Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) chip installed internally. If the SIM slot on your unit is blocked, it doesn’t support WWAN and you can’t remove the plug. If your slot is available for use, you can follow these steps to see if your notebook has a WWAN chip installed: 
  1. Open the Device Manager application. 
  2. Select the drop down for Network Adapters.
  3. If you have WWAN, you’ll see either the HP lt4132 LTE/HSPA+ 4G Mobile Broadband or Intel XMM 7360 LTE-Advanced as options to select. 
If you don’t have WWAN support and want LTE connectivity, Insight offers an EliteBook 840 G5 model with LTE capabilities. 

Frequently asked questions — EliteBook versions


Q: Are other EliteBook 800 G5 series models available? 
A: Yes. Insight offers all of the released models within the EliteBook 800 G5 series. The EliteBook laptops differ in display size, with the 850 being the largest of the three models. The specifications of all three are similar, depending on the custom features, such as RAM and screen resolution, you choose. Here’s a breakdown of the other available EliteBook 800 G5 series:

Q: Are there past generations of the EliteBook 840?
A: Yes. The G5 is the fifth and latest generation of the EliteBook 840 and was released in February 2018. Insight offers every generation of the EliteBook 840. G1 and G2 come with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Edition installed. The G3, G4 and G5 models come with Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Edition. Here’s a look at the past generations that are available: 

Q: Is there an HP EliteBook 840 G5 touch-screen option? 
A: Yes, certain models, such as the HP EliteBook 840 with 16GB of RAM, include a touch screen. 

Is the EliteBook 840 G5 i5 right for you?


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