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HP EliteBook 840 G1 Ultrabook - Intel Core i5 4GB Memory 180GB SSD 14" Ultrabook Windows 7 with 3yr Warranty- (E3W30UT#ABA)

  • Intel Core i5 4300U (1.90GHz, Turbo Up-to 2.9GHz)
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM (1 open slot max 16GB), 180GB SSD
  • 14" Antiglare Screen (1366x768)
  • Intel HD Graphics 4400, Backlit Keyboard
  • Windows 7 Professional 64
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Raymond L.
  • 6/19/2015 9:03:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Laptop and Customer Service

Pros: Only SSD
Lightweight
Compact
Battery life last around 8 hours doing regular work
What more can you ask for?

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Monica was a great help with customer support. She responds in a timely manner and was very helpful to fulfill my requests when my laptop speakers were no working and was able to work around the situation. I don't see why people would dislike this company. Great products and great customer service. I definitely would not hesitate to buy from them again.

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  • Dan B.
  • 3/11/2015 3:11:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Laptop

Pros: This thing has an incredible battery life.

Able to do lots of gaming, though this is not a "gaming laptop". Probably won't handle the new high-end games, but I have played S.T.A.L.K.E.R Clear Sky, on Medium res settings... no problem. I have also played F.E.A.R. 2, on higher res no problem. Look into the video card specs yourself to determine if it's good for you. I played for about 2 hours and still had 20% remaining. I bumped my power settings to power saver mode to achieve this (not hard... just select from your power icon by the clock or control panel in windows settings).

It has a really nice fingerprint scan security. You can bypass it and use the password at any time instead, but it's a nice quick entry option for security instead of the password.

The back-lit keyboard.

Upgrading memory is really easy (I did -- went from 4gb to 8gb).

Comes with CD Media to fully restore to factory, even though it doesn't have a CD ROM (you will need an external CD ROM to do this, which I have).

Has integrated system restore partition, so you can do a system restore without the disks (assuming no hard drive failure, of course). On that note, using the disks does a truly factory restore, while using the integrated restore does not actually reinstall all the security features. I know, because Windows became corrupt and I already had to do this. I reinstalled from the system first, and noticed I was missing a few extras (extras I liked). So I reinstalled from the discs, and the finger scan security was and everything was setup truly factory. The integrated restore really just re-installs Windows, and all necessary drivers. So still a complete and function reinstall of the OS.

Very thin, and lightweight.

Cons: The back-lit keyboard is really great for working in the dark. Perhaps I should list this in the cons, and may I will, but the only thing I don't like is it only lights up when you press a key... for about 3 seconds (and continues to stay lit as you continue to press keys). I wish there was a setting to leave the back lighting on. If there is, I have not found that setting.

Other Thoughts: I build computers. I have since very young, and have always been a desktop person. Over the years of a growing family, laptops have become more practical for us and I am very technical in general. This laptop is very good for the money (but I only paid $500 on a black Friday deal from Newegg).

I like this one so much, I purchased another one when for my in-laws when they were looking to upgrade from their desktop.

Make sure you are aware this DOES NOT HAVE A CD ROM. If you need a CD ROM, you need to use an external USB CD ROM drive.

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  • zuzana v.
  • 2/18/2015 7:04:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsnot impressed

Pros: win 7 pro installed, capable to run heavy programs such as Adobe CS

Cons: Somewhat heavier than other notebooks, graphic gets "dizzy" on occassions, battery life is truly pitiful. Frequently freezes MS office, QB and even the internet.
We bought 2 of the same only because they come with win 7 - both PC's experience the above described issues, so not just an isolated "lemon" PC.

Other Thoughts: Wish other brands offered win 7 with ssd and decent configuration at a reasonable price ...

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  • THAKOR P.
  • 2/18/2015 3:33:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCOUSTOMER SERVICE OF NEWEGG BAD

Pros: VERY GOOD COMPUTER , i JUST ADD 4 GB MEMORY COMPUTER IS VERY FAST, LIGHT wight is to carry no blot ware
very high security software by hp. 3 year warranty on computer as well battery.
this five star rate only for Computer and Hp only

Cons: new egg customer service very bed

Other Thoughts: register your warranty with HP now so you can provide data they need to register your warranty,Hp cs is very good and Handel very well.

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  • George H.
  • 2/16/2015 1:07:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPoor Product,Poor Customer Service

Pros: Easy to expand RAM, nice keyboard

Cons: Extremely poor customer service (Newegg); TouchPad did not work from start; prepare yourself for days of "updating" before serious use. Trouble with OS after 12 days of use.

Other Thoughts: Learned my lesson buying from Newegg. Tiger Direct is much more customer friendly.

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  • jack k.
  • 2/10/2015 4:45:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGreat notebook

Pros: Light, perfect screen size. Backlit keyboard and lightning fast.

Cons: No DVD

Other Thoughts: Great notebook that boots superfast. Good connectivity out of the box and has all the features I need. I would recommend.

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  • Joshua G.
  • 1/27/2015 11:53:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSpeaks for itself!

Pros: New, in the box, product is as advertised.
Zippy
Great specs
Easily up-gradable
Easy setup
Low bloatware
Great HP utilities

Cons: Small(ish) hard drive
Low(ish) RAM
Speaker cracks at higher volumes (but has ample volume)

Other Thoughts: This laptop is a great little compact unit! I thought I'd be getting an out-dated product at this price, but I have been greatly impressed!

The mouse pad is great, I love the gestures that HP has integrated. I was able to swap the 'Fn' keys in BIOS so that I don't have to hold down the secondary key in order to turn up the brightness or volume and the like (highly recommended if you hardly every use the 'f' keys).

Unlike other reviewers, I find that comparing this product to other versions, and giving a lower start rating as a result, a little unjust. This laptop is exactly what it says it is, performs well and is easily customizable! It stands on its own feet and is a great product. 5 stars - HP did a great job with this ultrabook.

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  • Derrick M.
  • 1/25/2015 9:34:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat, basic laptop

Pros: Fast, light , portable. I love how thin this Ultrabook is. It is super-light weight and will do great for my traveling.

I opted for the 128 GB SSD solution and can tell you that after installing a few of my applications, stored music... etc, it easily eats up close to half+ of the capacity. Not a huge problem now, but I may need to upgrade the SSD within the year.

The empty RAM slot makes it easy to add more RAM.

Core i5 gives my plenty computing power for my uses. Light web browsing, MS office tools, music software.

Battery life is amazing for such a small form-factor.

Back-lit keyboard is also nice and makes typing in dark/shaded areas easier. The feel and sensitivity of the keys is perfect. Not ultra sensitive, but at the same time not super stiff.

Cons: No HDMI port. This is not a deal breaker as I do not plan on connecting this externally much, but now a days this should be a pretty standard thing.

Also, no disk drive. Also was not a huge concern

In my opinion the Black Matte Plastic Top is an awesome design. However, this is definitely prone to fingerprints/smudges. So if this is a bother to anyone else, you may want to seek another laptop.

After upgrading the RAM the lowest scoring factor to this Ultrabook is the graphics. Obviously. They are not bad at all for the average user, nor is this a huge concern for me. Anyone looking for anything more may have to look at other options.

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  • Bruce F.
  • 1/21/2015 10:45:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent value

Pros: excellent value for a 180gb ssd i5 business hp
boots up very quickly (main goal of buying ssd)
lighted keyboard (a must)
lightweight and thin
plenty of ports
3 year warranty
business laptop build quality (unlike my last 2 inspirons)

Cons: no hdmi, but oh well

Other Thoughts: 1st time newegg buyer and very happy

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  • Bret Z.
  • 1/14/2015 6:56:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsOutstanding laptop

Pros: This has an extremely powerful I5 (roughly 80% the power of my desktop I7-920). The 4 gigs of RAM are plenty for most purposes, and EASILY upgradable. I mean, 30 seconds to swap out your RAM without tools. There's just a back panel that is securely fastened, but buttons off and it pops open effortlessly, with your SSD/HDD, RAM, and other components easily accessible and labeled, including the battery which is safely contained inside the housing.

The SSD is a beast, hitting the highest PASSMARK performance scores (literally better than any comparison drives listed), and outperforming most SSD's easily. HDD's can't even compete, and this thing boots up in about 10-15 seconds. The fingerprint reader is extremely effective and usually works on the first go without being careful, which is unusual on laptop fingerprint readers.

The security features on this thing are too numerous to mention. This thing SIPS power. I mean, I went from using an i7-720m on my last laptop, which used 130-140 watt adapter, to this thing, which uses 11 watts at full load, and comes with an adapter fit for a large tablet.

The case is built like a brick, while still being light. It's one giant cold piece of metal, which is rock solid, yet stunningly light. No bizarre frills or bloatware, it's a business oriented system.

I really liked this laptop when I saw it, and I have to say, it was actually better than expected.

Cons: Not a one. Just be sure to perform all updates right away, and there will be a lot, as this system has not only Windows updates, but HP updates which are generous and forthcoming (and that's a good thing).

Other Thoughts: This system says it's a $1199 system on the specs, and although they generally have it much cheaper, it really is an $1199 system. It feels like you are holding a premium product, it has powerful processing and a rapid SSD, and comes in a solid body. It has a 3 year warranty (keep your receipt, that's the official warranty instrument, otherwise they use date of production) which is a fabulous warranty for such a cheap laptop. Also, you get Windows 7 and 8 discs, in full. You don't even have to make the backups (though you have no disc drive, so you need a USB one to use them).

Ultimately, I am completely satisfied at this laptop. I owned a Dell, HP, Compaq, and Acer laptop during the last 9 years. This is the first one that hits the sweet spot of powerful processing and rapid performance, coupled with low energy usage (battery longevity) and almost no heat (idles at 95 F, working at about 130 F). I've struggled for years to find that (and spent much more money), and this really does seem to be the perfect package.

You absolutely can't go wrong with this system. Also, the complaints about the track pad and rubber pointer you see on some of the reviews are nonsense. It all works perfectly, though it may be possible to get better, if you're willing to drop some serious dough on a much higher system.

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