HP EliteBook 840 G7
Intel® Core™ i5-10310U ( 1.70GHz base frequency upto 4.4GHz, 6MB Cache, 4 Cores, 8 Threads )
08 GB DDR4
256GB Intel® PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD
(14.0 in) diagonal FHD IPS eDP anti-glare WLED-backlit bent, 250 nits, 45% NTSC (1920 x 1080)
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HP ELITEBOOK 840 G7 | 10th Gen | Core i5-10310U (1.70 GHz) | 08GB Ram | 256GB SSD | 14.0″ FHD | BKB | FP | DOS | (Open Box)
HP EliteBook 840 G7
- Gen: 10th Gen
- Processor: Core i5-10310U
- Ram: 08GB
- Storage: 256GB-SSD
- Display: 14.0″FHD
- OS: DOS
- Status: Open Box
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HP ELITEBOOK 840 G7
The HP ELITEBOOK 840 G7 screen was positively blinding, with our tests recording an astonishing maximum brightness of 820cd/m2. Although the HP ELITEBOOK 840 G7 was tested in late English autumn with rather scarce daylight, we’re positive that its screen luminance can withstand not only bright sunshine but probably also being used from the surface of the sun. With an sRGB gamut coverage of 96.5% and gamut volume of 112.2%, the IPS panel offers higher-than-average colour accuracy, too. According to our tests, the colour fidelity is a little off when displaying shades of blue, but it’s not aimed at graphic designers, and overall we found the HP Elitebook 840 G7 14 more than suitable for some minor photoshop work.
The EliteBook 840 G7 uses an Intel Core i7-10310U CPU processor with 08GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. The EliteBook’s speedy performance might be related to its comparatively bulky 1.75kg weight. The device’s heft is likely due to HP having equipped it with additional thermal management features, making it possible for its CPU to run for longer before it begins to overheat. When it comes to its longevity, the EliteBook’s 53Wh battery scored 8hrs 38mins.In spite of this though, the 840 G7 managed quite well under everyday use conditions, lasting most of the day even with battery saving options turned off.
Port and features
One thing we found extremely useful about the EliteBook 840 G7 was its pair of Type-C USB 3.1 ports. Many laptops only come equipped with one USB-C port, so it’s refreshing to see two of them, in addition to all the other connection options. Before you get too excited, however, in the case of the EliteBook 840 G7, the first port is used for connecting the included charger, leaving only the second one to link it to an additional monitor or docking station. Confusingly, the HP Elitebook 840 G7 14 also has a port for a different AC adaptor which is sold separately and, although not including it as standard is an unusual decision on HP’s behalf, it may be worth investing in for those that want full use of both USB-C ports. Apart from that, the HP ELITEBOOK 840 G7 also comes equipped with two full-size Type-A USB 3.1 ports, an HDMI port, a Smartcard reader, as well as a 3.5mm audio jack – a perfectly reasonable combination of ports. As for security features, the EliteBook supports facial recognition and a fingerprint sensor for unlocking the device, both of which worked just fine in our tests. Other security features include HP Sure View, a feature which can be activated to help users maintain their privacy while working in public by drastically reducing viewing angles in order to prevent shoulder surfing.The 720p built-in webcam seems to use a wider angle than most other webcams, and is a nice touch to the device. This is especially helpful for those who like to sit close to the screen while in a virtual meeting without having to see their own face in overwhelmingly zoomed-in detail. The webcam merges perfectly with the sleek design of the EliteBook and is one of our favourite features.
Overall, there’s little to dislike about the HP ELITEBOOK 840 G7. It’s not as feather-light as some rivals, and its battery could last a little longer, but apart from these quibbles, the device makes for a fantastic business companion. In fact, we would consider buying it ourselves, if it wasn’t for the hefty price tag. Nevertheless, you get what you pay for, and what you get here is a truly Elite experience.