HP EliteBook 840 G1 review, sturdy but not perfect

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When it comes to getting a new product it is always worth checking out the available features, specs and reviews and potential consumers looking for a new notebook PC may feel the need to exhaust every avenue as far as reviews may go. Today we are looking at the HP EliteBook 840 G1 and what is thought of this from respected websites.

For full details on the specs involved we have highlighted the official HP website as this contains plenty of much needed information about the notebook. As they promote how this device gives the user the opportunity to work with confidence, they mention the proven enterprise technologies and security as well as the management features and the high performance.

Boasting an Intel Core i5-4200U dual core processor this 14 inch device has 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM (1 x 4 GB) and Windows 7 Professional 64, which is available through downgrade rights from Windows 8 Pro. With 500 GB 7200 rpm SATA the HP EliteBook 840 G1 retails at around £1,020 including VAT and is regarded as a sleek and sturdy notebook.

HP EliteBook 840 G1 review, sturdy but not perfect

As far as reviews are concerned we have had a look at what ZDNet have to say as they give us the impression this is sturdy but not perfect. In the same breath they also recommend this, but feel it is less like a thoroughbred and more like a workhorse.

The EliteBook 840 G1 is a fine example of adding more to the world of laptops as this is regarded as a sturdy, high-end business device which comes in a number of different models with optional HD and SSD storage options. To get down to the nitty-gritty, we understand the review picks out some worthy features like the high-quality full-HD screen as well as the decent CPU and graphics performance, but the implementation of the underlit keyboard could use some attention and the disk performance could be better, not to mention the fingerprint-magnet lid surface.

Awarding the HP EliteBook 840 G1 with a decent overall score of 8 out of 10, it seems like this may just be a sturdy quality product, but it not quite perfect.

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HP EliteBook 840 G1 review, sturdy but not perfect