HP Elitebook 840 g3 Review

After the review of the 14-inch Latitude E7470, which scored an extremely good 89%, we proceed with among the biggest rivals: The EliteBook 840 G3 is HP’s reply to Dell’s company Ultrabook. A have a look at the last score promptly demonstrates: 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 when it comes to build good quality and choice of elements. Why does the EliteBook 840 G3 miss a very superior rating? Study on to find out.

Rivals for your EliteBook are the ThinkPad T450s (1300 Euros$1477) or T460s respectively, the Latitude E7470 (2300 Euros$2614) as well as the Acer TravelMate P645 (1329 Euros$1510). HP also gives the Ultrabook HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 (2000 Euros$2273), which can be presently below review. Our check model in the 840 G3 is just not defined as an Ultrabook, but HP also offers a touch model for any tiny premium. 1500 Euros (~$1704) is x230 akku/lenovo x230 akku/thinkpad x230 akku/akku lenovo x230/akku x230 the on the web price for our edition, T9X59ET#ABD, with a Core i7-6500U, 256 GB SSD and FHD panel. Not a bargain, but not too highly-priced compared together with the pointed out rivals (overview configurations), both.

We will find out why the EliteBook 840 G3 can meet high needs around the 1 hand, but additionally fails to meet its own ambitions in some locations.

The HP EliteBook 840 G3 turned out to be a versatile business notebook, nevertheless it was not a totally convincing package deal with all 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 are impressed. All the details is obtainable in the sections Display, Battery Runtime and Verdict

Case

No flaws right here, which can be accurate for a lot of components from the chassis. The 14-inch notebook is surprisingly light, but one.58 kilograms (~3.five lb) is still simply beaten from the EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 (1.4 kg3.1 lb). The actual rivals ThinkPad T450s (one.eight kg4 lb) and Dell Latitude 14 E7470 (one.7 kg3.7 lb) on the other hand are a lot heavier. Among the key factors is the lower battery capacity of the 840 G3 (46 Wh); Latitude and T450s come with acer aspire v3 771g akku/akku acer aspire v3 771g/akku acer aspire v3 771g/acer aspire v3 771g original akku fifty five and 96 Wh modules, respectively, so the bodyweight difference will be quite tiny with related batteries.

The base is produced of plastics, only the silver leading in the base unit includes a painted aluminum finish. The former is solid and torsion-resistant, while the latter supplies a interesting tactile feel to the hands. All of the keys are well-integrated, which ensure a firm and really hard key stroke.

The lid is extremely thin, relatively versatile along with the hinges are smooth. Stress around the frame will result in pressure points on the display. This could be especially noticeable when managing the notebook in the upper frame, exactly where TFT is probably acer aspire 5750g akku/acer aspire 5750g akku original/akku acer aspire 5750g/aspire 5750g akku linked too tightly for the frame. Stress on the back of your lid does not build ripples on the screen. It is possible to effortlessly open the lid with 1 hand, but it continues to be well-adjusted so there is no bouncing. Nonetheless, the lid will open to its maximum angle of about 145 degrees when you carry it around.

Connectivity

HP has implemented a modern day USB Type-C port 3.1, but only Gen. one, which is a standard USB three.0 when it comes to overall performance with a further connector. DisplayPort or Thunderbolt will not be supported by the port and also you cannot use it to charge the gadget via USB Type-C. But there is absolutely no reason to moan, because you also get a full-size lenovo g710 akku/akku lenovo g710/akku lenovo g710/preisvergleich lenovo g710 akku DisplayPort. This really is rare given that most notebooks-if in any way ?§Ccome with only a Mini-DisplayPort. The UltraSlim docking station, where you are able to place the 840 G3 on, includes all the vital ports such as 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 Professional SDXC 64 GB UHS-II reference SD card to verify the overall performance with the card reader. The maximum transfer rate is up to 83.6 MB/s whenever you copy significant files, although typical jpg-pictures (~5 MB each and every) are transferred at 61 MB/s. They are typical results that we can see from lots of card readers.Communication

Thanks to Ethernet (1 Gbps) and Dual-Band Wireless-AC 8260 together with Bluetooth 4.1, you must not have any difficulties to set up wired or wireless connections. The Wi-Fi module supports Wireless Display, but the antennas don’t look to become as good because 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 building) to the router (Fritz!Box 7490 AC). The E7470 nevertheless had a connection at 50 to 60 meters (~164 to 197 ft) in the same environment. An LTE modem is definitely an optional extra, along with the antennas are currently integrated. The hs3110 HSPA+ broadband module costs about 103 Euros (~$117) from HP.

Webcam

The webcam produces mediocre benefits with minimal sharpness and washed-out colours. This really is sufficient for Skype or comparable applications, but you should get your smartphone for pictures.

Security

Kensington Lock and fingerprint will be the apparent safety functions on the EliteBook 840 G3. You will discover much more whenever we take a look at the BIOS; the software as well as the sensors. An accelerometer is supposed to park the read/write heads with the HDD when the device is dropped. However, this would only be helpful in the event the test gadget had such an HDD. As per usual for EliteBooks, the BIOS (managed with the mouse) has various prospects to activate/deactivate ports and hardware and also the configuration of person elements, for instance the Turbo Increase settings of your processor, as an illustration. The item Security incorporates the setup of the DriveLock for that storage drive or performs a Secure Erase. TPM one.two is usually activated much like a Power-On password.

Keyboard

Very superior input products don’t have to be modified regularly. HP follows this principle and hasn’t transformed them compared to the previous G1/G2. Effectively, not rather, because the keys are on a silver perforated grid produced of plastic rather than on a black surface. The contours with the keys are now less difficult to see, but this is not important for 10-finger typing. The layout is identical, only the vertical arrow keys and the correct Shift important are slightly wider. The keys are now sitting within a gently sloping depression, which was formerly designed by a black plastic bed.

After these small alterations, the keyboard with its firm stress stage plus the average travel is still a handy input device. A slight bouncing inside the center-as inside the predecessor-is no longer a problem. The keys are fully flat and there’s no conical curvature. Unfortunate, considering that the Latitude E7470 and also the T460s are superior within this respect. The latter also provides additional travel and a improved feedback generally.

Touchpad & TrackPoint

The touchpad offers excellent gliding abilities and precision. The two corresponding mouse buttons possess a conveniently firm but cushioned stroke as well as a well-defined pressure stage. The pad is responsive up into the peripheral areas and features a smooth surface. It might be deactivated via a double tap on a compact dot (which will then light up).

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

Display

The 14-inch gadget (16:9) has 1920×1080 pixels (Complete HD). The Chi Mei CMN14C0 panel has an anti-reflective surface and also a higher luminance, that is not lowered on battery power. Other show options are HD (1366×768 TN matte) and WQHD (2560×1440 IPS matte). HP uses PWM to cut down the luminance once the brightness is decreased to beneath 90%. Unfortunately, the frequency is reduced at 204 Hz, which some users will notice as flickering.

The black value of 0.65 is bad, since it can be far also higher, so the resulting contrast ratio is really low at 563:one. Subjectively, it is possible to notice pale colors as well as a gray hue on black surfaces. The competition performs better; each of the comparison products are equipped with IPS panels and mange contrast values of above 800:one.

 

HP EliteBook 840 G3 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

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