Anyone using HP Elitebook 840 G5?

Discussion in 'HP' started by 9ac3, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. Danishblunt

    Danishblunt Guest

    I went ahead here

    Customized the T480s with following specs:
    8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8250U Processor (1.60GHz, up to 3.40GHz with Turbo Boost, 6MB Cache)
    Windows 10 Home 64
    14.0" WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS anti-glare
    8 GB DDR4 2400MHz(1 stick so u can upgrade to another 8GB later)
    Integrated Intel Graphics UHD 620
    IR & 720 HD Cerma with micrphone
    Keyboard US (choose whatever language u want)
    Hardware dTPM
    256GB NVME SSD OPAL 2.0 M.2
    Front battery 24WH
    Rear Battery 72Wh Cynlindrical
    Intel Dual Band 8265 Wireless AC (2 x 2) Bluetooth 4.1 with vPro

    Your decision tho.
  2. 9ac3

    9ac3 Notebook Consultant

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    So I went with the Thinkpad T480. Got it with a corporate discount for $1100 (including tax). I went with the FHD display anyway, as I'll be using it mainly for work and tbh it doesn't really bother me.

    I went with core i5 8250u CPU + 16gb RAM + 512gb SSD PCIe/NVMe. The thing is a beast and I am very happy with it. So far there are no thermal issues on my unit and the fan doesn't come off too often.
  3. 84Lion

    84Lion Notebook Enthusiast

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    A bit late to this party but I’ll add my two cents.

    I have one of these as supplied by my employer. It is only the dual-core processor but does have the FHD touchscreen and backlit keyboard, plus 16GB RAM.

    I really like the form factor of this computer. It’s thin, light, and very portable. The 14” screen is a good compromise to facilitate portability. The screen is sharp enough and I find the color rendition adequate for business/casual use. The exterior seems very solid and the unit seems well-built. Looks very nice as well.

    The dual-core processor is marginally adequate, IMHO, for business usage. Sometimes during updates, the computer bogs down or a program (e.g. – browser or Outlook) locks up. The fan is unobtrusive and does push out a bunch of warm air if you’re really using the thing. It helps to prop the computer up in the rear to facilitate it pulling air from the bottom grille to expel the hot air out the side. It also helps to avoid covering the unit (I use it closed and have a desktop display most of the time) and especially the side where the air exhausts.

    The docking unit supplied by my employer plugs into the usb-c port and power receptacle with the two plugs magnetically connected. This facilitates good data transfer speeds over the company’s wired LAN. Wi-fi works well also.

    The unit has a usb 3.0 connector on each side. It could really use another usb 3.0 port or usb-c port. It does not have an SD card slot.

    I don’t use it much on battery but when I do it seems to suck the battery power fairly fast even though I keep the screen brightness down.

    I like the form factor so much that I’ve considered buying one for home use. You can get open box/refurbished/used units for about $600 for the quad-core version on Ebay, which looks tempting…my issue is thermal throttling which would seem to negate any advantages of the quad-core processor. Reviews I’ve read tout this thing’s cooling ability but I’m skeptical. My home computers are Dell Precisions (M6800 and an M7730 I got recently), and I suspect I’d be disappointed with the performance hit and wouldn’t use the Elitebook enough to justify getting it. I think if I were a “road warrior” that needed a solid portable computer, I’d look at a 15” Dell Precision first. I’d rather take a portability hit and get better computing power and connectivity options.
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