HP EliteBook 840 G7
Intel Core i5-10210U ( 1.60GHz base frequency, upto 4.2GHz with Turbo Boost, 6MB Cache, 4 Cores, 8 Threads )
16 GB DDR4
512 GB Intel® PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD
14.0'' FHD IPS eDP and PSR anti-glare WLED-backlit bent with Ambient Light Sensor for HD and IR camera, 400 nits, 72% NTSC
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HP ELITEBOOK 840 G7 | 10th Gen | Core i5-10210U (1.60 GHz) | 16GB | 512GB SSD | 14.0″ FHD | BKB | FP | DOS (Open Box)
HP EliteBook 840 G7
- Gen: 10th Gen
- Processor: Core i5-10210U
- Ram: 16GB
- Storage: 512GB-SSD
- Display: 14.0″FHD
- OS: DOS
- Status: Open Box
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 the Intel Core i5-10210U is a power efficient quad-core SoC for notebooks based on the Comet Lake (CML-U) generation and was announced in August 2019. Compared to the similar Whiskey Lake processors (e.g. Core i5-8665U), the only difference is support for higher memory speeds (up to LPDDR4-2933 vs DDR4-2400) and two additional cores in the top model (not in this i5). The processor cores are clocked between 1.6 and 4.2 GHz (all 4 cores 3.9 GHz max). Thanks to Hyper-Threading 8 threads can be used. Compared to the faster i5-10510U, the level 3 cache was reduced from 8 to 6 MB.
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.