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HP EliteBook 840 G5 review: productivity meets security

Built with a plethora of productivity features, HP’s latest business notebook is an excellent choice for security-conscious modern professionals.

The HP EliteBook 840 G5 marries sophisticated aesthetics with practical functionality.

The device sports a HP Sure View 14-inch, 1920 x 1080 FHD IPS LED-backlit touch screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Sure View privacy screen protects the information on your display with a bright light that’s visible to anyone that isn’t directly in front of the laptop.

It rocks a silver aluminum unibody gives the device a sturdy and sleek feel. The top lid is metal skinned and is accompanied by HP’s stylish slash logo. Measuring at 302 x 199 x 15mm (WDH) and weighing at 1.59kg EliteBook 840 G5 makes it highly portable.

The notebook showcases narrow bezels on the sides, with wide top and bottom bezels around the display. HP has added an extra style element to the device with the grille above the keyboard. The top bezel makes room for a webcam and an IR camera for Windows Hello.

EliteBook 840 G5’s backlit keyboard is impressive, quieter than most and gives really tactile responses. The touchpad is of top quality. The trackpoint is spacious and smooth, with dedicated left- and right-mouse buttons above that are very clicky.

Above the keyboard you can find a sleek power button in the top left corner. You can also find an elegant, triangle-pattern lid for the Bang & Olufsen speakers, which produces a crisp and well-defined audio. The left side features a secure lock slot, one USB 3.0 with always-on charging and a Smart Card Reader. On the right, you’ll find one USB Type-C port with Thunderbolt, an HP UltraSlim dock connector, an RJ45 port, an HDMI port, one USB 3.0 port, a combo headphone/microphone jack and a WWAN SIM card reader.

The device has a sliding shutter that uncovers the webcam, which captures well-lit, slightly soft-focus 720p shots and video. The HP Privacy Camera protect you against malicious surveillance.

With more collaboration in mind, another key feature of the notebook is the microphone that are also Bang & Olufsen branded and are designed to make meetings easier. HP has integrated a world-facing microphone that has noise canceling technology built directly into the mic.

This HP notebook comes with variants of 8th Gen quad-core Intel Core processors, which deliver agile performances. The machine proved snappy and powerful enough to handle productivity work. It can easily handle multiple daily chores such as web browsing, Office and even Photoshop.

The EliteBook 840 boasts a battery life of up to 14 hours under normal use and comes with HP fast charge technology.

Overall, every aspect of this business laptop is high quality. Designed with power, security, productivity and style in mind, this device makes an ideal tool for today’s tech-savvy professionals.


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