As an introduction to this analysis
Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
EliteBook 840 G1 adapted to surf the internet?
Just because your use of a laptop is limited to e-mail and web browsing sessions, doesn’t mean you should buy any model.This laptop will ensure that the tasks you perform will be reliable and trouble-free for years to come.A fairly powerful multi-processor, but one that won’t require you to take out a credit to pay for it.Here you have an almost perfect product.With this EliteBook 840 G1, HP is well positioned in relation to other competing models.With a processor Intel Core i5-4300U, HP offers an already outdated technology. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. A standard equipment with 8 Gb of RAM. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
The 256 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. Almost the same as its competitors and what is currently done on the market, you will have room to store. Considering the offers currently available in terms of public cloud, and your internet usage, it is highly likely that you will never completely fill the disk space of this laptop.
Additional point concerning autonomy: 7 hours of tranquility. This laptop is in the middle of the range for its autonomy. It would be more interesting for the same price, to buy a desktop or a tablet, more powerful on the part autonomy and web surfing.
The EliteBook 840 G1- the right model for streaming and videos ?
The EliteBook 840 G1 will now allow you to go beyond the exclusive use for work and will also serve as a tool for digital entertainment. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. Among all the laptops of the moment, it appeared to us as one of the best for multimedia use. A quality of image and sound that allows it to achieve an excellent score in this category.
HP decided to make this laptop a very versatile product. The image quality is bright and colorful, and provides an immersive experience. In the end, a homogeneous product that allows you to watch films and, with its 2.6 kg,it will be easy to take on the move.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this EliteBook 840 G1. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Intel Core i5-4300U is now outdated. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 4 ports.Much better than most of the competition. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
As for battery life, it EliteBook 840 G1 can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode.
The EliteBook 840 G1- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
Easy to carry, and usable wherever you go. We therefore analysed this EliteBook 840 G1 from the point of view of nomadic use. Is it made to be taken on trips, packed in your luggage ? Will it be designed for your home-to-work transfers? Should you only consider it for weekend trips with your family? Or should this use be confined to going from the living room to your kitchen.
It appears that it is one of the best fulfilling the main criteria for nomadism, which are size, weight, quality of materials, and availability of wifi.
This is one of the heaviest models compared to the competition: 2.6 Kg. Every transport is painful. It’s bulky, and when you’re on the go you’ll only dream of having one of these ultra slim models of the competition. The weight is mainly related to the size of the screen. Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
Too bad for the processor Intel Core i5-4300U that equips this computer; it is one of the weakest of the moment and moreoverit consumes too much power.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. You will need to expect 2/3 of this estimate for standard use; if you push the processor, the number will drop a little more.
An autonomy of 7 hours allows this model to average what the competitors do.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 256 Gb SSD hard drive. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
With this model, HP definitely designed a computer easily transportable, but not too small. On the connector side, it EliteBook 840 G1 has 4 ports. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
HP clearly provides with this EliteBook 840 G1 a very good choice for the trip.
The EliteBook 840 G1 to make audio or video editing.
For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. It appears that this EliteBook 840 G1meets this need perfectly. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, HP has designed an interesting product. This laptop will facilitate multitasking, and you will be able to simultaneously run applications such as Photoshop, Magix Video or Vegas pro with an operating Windows 10 system.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Intel Core i5-4300U does best. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 256 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The EliteBook 840 G1 allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 256 Gb. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
In terms of autonomy,the HPkept it simple. For 7 hours of autonomy, you have a little time to work on your edits. A result in the average of the competitors.
For the connector part, the EliteBook 840 G1has the USB3 format. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
It EliteBook 840 G1 is consequently well designed for this type of use. Perfectly designed for audio video use. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
The EliteBook 840 G1- the right model to play with?
Considering that today’s games involve a lot of fast movements, with thousands of calculations per second and requiring a lot of resources, this laptop can be made for that. Until recently, with rare exceptions, only desktop computers could be used. Thanks to this EliteBook 840 G1, HP has designed a laptop powerful enough to meet this need.
Provided with a resolution of 1366×768, this model is unfortunately much less equipped than its competitors. This results in lower image quality when you are in game mode.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Our tests have shown that for HP this computer is not intended for playing video games. An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
With its 256 Gb of space, this EliteBook 840 G1 is on a level playing field with its competitors. A feature that interested those, and there are still many, who want to install and play locally.
For the Wi-Fi technology, HP, has done little more than standard i.e. without the 5GHz wireless band. You will need to use the ethernet port to access broadband.
Please note that with an autonomy of 7 hours, you will have enough time to play video games requiring few resources.
In conclusion, we have been seduced by the balance between performance and components. Cheaper than many other less powerful laptops. Perfect for a sustained gaming session!
The EliteBook 840 G1 for office automation.
Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. ThisEliteBook 840 G1 is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
HP has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. In this case, it is Windows 10.
As soon as you have to take this laptop to the office, or on a trip, you will regret its consequent weight. Note that with its 2.6 Kg it is one of the heaviest.
Key spacing will be important for office use. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
This EliteBook 840 G1 eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
About storage, this model has average space . Equipped with a hard drive of 256 Gb, it will give you the possibility to store all your documents locally.
In conclusion, the EliteBook 840 G1 is an excellent choice for office use. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.
The EliteBook 840 G1 in conclusion
This laptop is finally the one that allows you to enjoy its excellent performance whatever the use you will make of it. And it’s all at an affordable price – EliteBook 840 G1 from HP.
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks