HP EliteBook 840 G1 14-inch Refurbished

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The HP EliteBook 840 G1 refurbished laptop has received positive reviews for its tough design and its business look. It puts out a solid performance thanks to its powerful older 4th Generation i5 CPU and generous amount of RAM. Customers complemented its responsive touch display, and it comes with a large 500GB hard drive. It also has a backlit keyboard that is a pleasure to type on. However, the display resolution is only 1600 x 900 and it is a TN panel that is color deficient, and while the 500GB hard drive is large, it is slow when compared to newer business laptops that contain a fast solid state drive. It also doesn’t feature an optic drive, which some may find inhibiting for productivity purposes. The refurbished HP EliteBook 840 G1 offers excellent value and enough power to function as the perfect mid-range business laptop, however, a higher resolution display and a faster hard drive would have made it even better.


  • Great build quality
  • Decent performance
  • Good specs for price
  • Ergonomic backlit keyboard
  • Responsive touch display


  • Slow hard drive
  • No optic drive
  • Average display

Bottom Line

The HP EliteBook 840 G1’s subpar display, lack of optic drive and slow hard drive are the only real drawbacks. It delivers a good performance and is incredibly well built, and is a great choice for business people.

(as of 04-07-2019 15:22 UTC) Details
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Full Specifications

Processor Intel Core i5-4200U 1.60GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 3000 [View Benchmarks]
Graphics TypeIntegrated
Graphics Memory Shared
Operating System Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home
Weight3.7 lbs
Battery Life6 hours
Hard Drive 1500 HDD
Display Size14 inch
Display Resolution1366 x 768
Display TechnologyLED-backlit
Connectivity3 x USB 3.0 |
Additional FeaturesSD card reader
Dimension (LxWxH)13.3 x 9.3 x 0.8
Warranty1 Year Limited Warranty
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