HP Elitebook 840 g3 Review

After the overview in the 14-inch Latitude E7470, which scored a very great 89%, we carry on with one of the largest rivals: The EliteBook 840 G3 is HP’s solution to Dell’s small business Ultrabook. A examine the ultimate score quickly displays: 87%, so aa pb9nc6b/samsung akku aa pb9nc6b/original samsung akku aa pb9nc6b/samsung laptop akku aa pb9nc6b/samsung aa pb9nc6b original Dell has the upper hand in terms of create high quality and decision of components. Why does the EliteBook 840 G3 miss an incredibly superior rating? Study on to discover.

Rivals for the EliteBook would be the ThinkPad T450s (1300 Euros$1477) or T460s respectively, the Latitude E7470 (2300 Euros$2614) plus the Acer TravelMate P645 (1329 Euros$1510). HP also provides the Ultrabook HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 (2000 Euros$2273), that is currently under review. Our test model on the 840 G3 will not be defined as an Ultrabook, but HP also offers a touch edition for a tiny premium. 1500 Euros (~$1704) is x230 akku/lenovo x230 akku/thinkpad x230 akku/akku lenovo x230/akku x230 the on-line cost for our edition, T9X59ET#ABD, having a Core i7-6500U, 256 GB SSD and FHD panel. Not a bargain, but not too high priced in contrast together with the described rivals (assessment configurations), either.

We will discover why the EliteBook 840 G3 can meet high specifications around the one hand, but also fails to meet its own targets in some places.

The HP EliteBook 840 G3 turned out to be a versatile business notebook, nevertheless it was not a completely convincing package deal with the TN panel (1920 x 1080). Now we had the possibility to check the model with the WQHD panel (non-touch, T9X23ET#ABD) and acer aspire 7750g akku/akku acer aspire 7750g/acer 7750g akku/aspire 7750g akku/akku acer aspire 7750g/akku aspire 7750g we’re impressed. Each of the facts is accessible within the sections Display, Battery Runtime and Verdict


No flaws here, that is true for a lot of components on the chassis. The 14-inch notebook is surprisingly light, but 1.58 kilograms (~3.five lb) is still easily beaten by the EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 (1.four kg3.one lb). The genuine rivals ThinkPad T450s (1.eight kg4 lb) and Dell Latitude 14 E7470 (one.seven kg3.seven lb) alternatively are much heavier. Certainly one of the key reasons is the lower battery capability of your 840 G3 (46 Wh); Latitude and T450s include acer aspire v3 771g akku/akku acer aspire v3 771g/akku acer aspire v3 771g/acer aspire v3 771g original akku 55 and 96 Wh modules, respectively, so the fat difference could be very smaller with equivalent batteries.

The base is created of plastics, only the silver major of your base unit has a painted aluminum finish. The former is solid and torsion-resistant, though the latter delivers a amazing tactile really feel for that hands. All of the keys are well-integrated, which guarantee a firm and difficult key stroke.

The lid is quite thin, somewhat versatile as well as the hinges are smooth. Stress on the frame will result in pressure factors on the display. This could be especially noticeable when handling the notebook at the upper frame, exactly where TFT is almost certainly acer aspire 5750g akku/acer aspire 5750g akku original/akku acer aspire 5750g/aspire 5750g akku connected also tightly towards the frame. Pressure around the back of your lid doesn’t develop ripples around the screen. You’ll be able to simply open the lid with one particular hand, but it continues to be well-adjusted so there’s no bouncing. However, the lid will open to its optimum angle of around 145 degrees after you carry it around.


HP has implemented a contemporary USB Type-C port 3.one, but only Gen. 1, which is a typical USB 3.0 when it comes to efficiency with another connector. DisplayPort or Thunderbolt are certainly not supported by the port and you can’t use it to charge the gadget by means of USB Type-C. But there isn’t any explanation to moan, simply because additionally you obtain a full-size lenovo g710 akku/akku lenovo g710/akku lenovo g710/preisvergleich lenovo g710 akku DisplayPort. This can be uncommon considering the fact that most notebooks-if at all ?§Ccome with only a Mini-DisplayPort. The UltraSlim docking station, where you can put the 840 G3 on, comes with all the essential ports including VGA d-Sub, DisplayPort or 4x USB three.0. The dock retails for 140 to 150 Euros (~$159 to ~$170).

We use our Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II reference SD card to check the overall performance of your card reader. The utmost transfer rate is as much as 83.six MB/s any time you copy significant files, even though typical jpg-pictures (~5 MB each and every) are transferred at 61 MB/s. They are average benefits that we can see from quite a few card readers.Communication

Thanks to Ethernet (one Gbps) and Dual-Band Wireless-AC 8260 as well as Bluetooth 4.one, it is best to not have any troubles to establish wired or wireless connections. The Wi-Fi module supports Wireless Display, however the antennas don’t appear to become as great as the lately reviewed Latitude E7470. The connection dropped at around asus f551c akku/akku asus f551c/asus f551ca sx079h akku/asus f551c akku original/asus f551ca akku kaufen 35 meters (~115 ft; outdoors the constructing) towards the router (Fritz!Box 7490 AC). The E7470 nevertheless had a connection at 50 to 60 meters (~164 to 197 ft) inside the similar environment. An LTE modem is definitely an optional extra, plus the antennas are already integrated. The hs3110 HSPA+ broadband module expenses about 103 Euros (~$117) from HP.


The webcam creates mediocre benefits with very low sharpness and washed-out colours. This is adequate for Skype or similar applications, but you ought to take your smartphone for photographs.


Kensington Lock and fingerprint would be the clear safety options with the EliteBook 840 G3. You can find a lot more when we look at the BIOS; the computer software along with the sensors. An accelerometer is supposed to park the read/write heads with the HDD once the device is dropped. Nevertheless, this would only be valuable in the event the test gadget had this kind of an HDD. As per usual for EliteBooks, the BIOS (managed together with the mouse) has several prospects to activate/deactivate ports and hardware in addition to the configuration of individual components, for instance the Turbo Enhance settings from the processor, as an illustration. The item Safety includes the setup of the DriveLock for the storage drive or performs a Safe Erase. TPM one.two is often activated much like a Power-On password.


Very good input devices do not have to become changed regularly. HP follows this principle and hasn’t transformed them in comparison with the old G1/G2. Nicely, not pretty, considering that the keys are on a silver perforated grid created of plastic and not on a black surface. The contours on the keys are now much easier to see, but this is not critical for 10-finger typing. The layout is identical, only the vertical arrow keys along with the appropriate Shift key are somewhat wider. The keys are now sitting in a gently sloping depression, which was formerly produced by a black plastic bed.

After these little changes, the keyboard with its company stress level along with the typical travel continues to be a practical input device. A slight bouncing in the center-as in the predecessor-is no longer an issue. The keys are absolutely flat and there’s no conical curvature. Unfortunate, considering that the Latitude E7470 as well as the T460s are far better in this respect. The latter also offers far more travel plus a much better feedback normally.

Touchpad & TrackPoint

The touchpad delivers great gliding abilities and precision. The two corresponding mouse buttons possess a conveniently firm but cushioned stroke along with a well-defined stress point. The pad is responsive up into the peripheral locations and has a smooth surface. It is usually deactivated via a double tap on the smaller dot (which will then light up).

Another alternative to control the cursor is definitely the so called Pointstick. It truly is a matter of getting used to, but a precise and very ergonomic control in the cursor is unquestionably feasible. The little joystick has two dedicated buttons. Unfortunately, unlike the Latitude E7470, there is absolutely no scroll performance.


The 14-inch gadget (16:9) has 1920×1080 pixels (Complete HD). The Chi Mei CMN14C0 panel has an anti-reflective surface as well as a high luminance, which can be not lowered on battery power. Other show possibilities are HD (1366×768 TN matte) and WQHD (2560×1440 IPS matte). HP uses PWM to minimize the luminance once the brightness is diminished to below 90%. Unfortunately, the frequency is very low at 204 Hz, which some users will notice as flickering.

The black value of 0.65 is bad, due to the fact it can be far also higher, so the resulting contrast ratio is rather low at 563:1. Subjectively, you can notice pale colours in addition to a gray hue on black surfaces. The competition performs superior; all of the comparison units are equipped with IPS panels and mange contrast values of above 800:one.


HP EliteBook 840 G3 Charger

Product Info

  • Input:100-240V / 50-60Hz
  • Voltage-Electric current-Output Power: 19.5V-3.33A-65W
  • Plug Type: 4.5mm / 3.0mm 1 Pin
  • Color: Black
  • Condition: New,Original
  • Warranty: Full 12 Months Warranty and 30 Days Money Back
Package included:

  • 1 x HP Charger
  • 1 x UK-PLUG Cable
Compatible Model:

  • 709985-002 HP, 709985-003 HP, PA-1650-32HH HP, 734630-001 HP, PPP009C HP, ADP-65HB FC HP, PPP009L-E HP, 714657-001 HP, PPP009D HP, 753559-001 HP, H6Y89AA#ABB HP, 753559-002 HP, H6Y89AA#ABA HP, 709985-001 HP, 753559-003 HP, H6Y89AA#AAB HP, 710412-001 HP, A065R07DL HP, H6Y89AA HP, PA-1650-32HE HP, H6Y89ET HP, 753559-004 HP, H6Y89ET#ABB HP, 854055-004 HP,
  • Original HP EliteBook 840 G3 840 G3 Serie 65W Charger/Adapter