HP EliteBook 840 G5 is one of the most popular arrivals from the HP notebook series. The laptop is designed for high-end usage incorporating some powerful hardware available in different variations. The clean design provides the best look for an HP product considered to be their traditional way of designing products. With a clean front and back when it is closed, the device looks pretty awesome as a laptop. There are no flaws or untidy areas in the design except those old looking vents on the left side. They could’ve designed it much better considering that they have some of the best product designers out there.
Coming with the Intel family of processors including Core i5-7200U, i5-7300U, i5-8250U, i5-8350U, i7-8550U, and i7-8650U, the laptop is available in different variations as per the users convenience and needs. The processors can be turbo clocked to power the device much better when in need. The integrated Intel graphics with Intel HD Graphics 620 or Intel UHD Graphics 620 will be more than enough for the official usage. As the lap is not designed for gaming purposes, you shouldn’t expect much of a gaming performance. Still, you will be able to upgrade the laptop to AMD Radeon R59 which is sold separately or as an optional feature while purchasing the device.
The EliteBook 840 G5 is coming with a 14-inch display with different resolutions as 1920 x 1080 or 3840 x 2160. The FHD IPS anti-glare LED-backlit display will provide a good presentation of every pixel on your screen without getting interrupted by sunlight. That means you could carry the laptop anywhere you want and still work on it without any disturbances even while enjoying a coffee from the restaurant. It will be available in both Touch and Non-Touch variants with HD or HD IR web camera. The HP Sure View Integrated Privacy Screen will ensure that the content on the screen isn’t visible by someone from a distance or from a different viewing angle.
Under the hood, the device is powered by DDR4-PC4 SODIMMS Dual memory sticks ranging as 4, 8, 16, and 32GBs. You can also choose from 128GB to 1TB of SSD storage to store your content. An array of useful ports such as Thunderbolt (USB Type-C connector), 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (1 charging) ports, HDMI, RJ45, Docking connector, Headphone jack, Sim card slot, and a Smart card reader slot would help you connect any device or peripheral to the laptop with ease. The Sim card and Smart card reader slots are sold separately as an optional feature. Of course, they will charge additional for them.
The premium keyboard seems pretty solid and is easy to use for typing continuously without hurting your fingers. The typing speeds are pretty fast when compared to many other competitors if you are used to the laptop keyboards. Something about this Spill-resistant keyboard makes it much easier to type faster. With the help of the function keys, you can control many features such as brightness, volume, microphone, wireless, etc. A much needed and most common feature in any laptops nowadays.