HP Elitebook 840 G5 Review: A difference between you and the elite

HP's commercial PCs have always occupied an important position in the commercial market, and have a good performance in the market share and product design. The Elitebook series of business as a high-end product line, while continuing the high-end product design, more The latest technology application of Hewlett-Packard in the commercial field can meet the various needs of business users. The Elitebook 840 G5 to be introduced this time is the latest product of the series.

First, product appearance and design style

In terms of appearance, the HP Elitebook 840 G5 uses an all-metal one-piece body. The aerospace aluminum body material brings higher strength, and the outer shell is more wear-resistant and scratch-resistant.

All-metal one-piece body

The CNC one-piece design allows this product to display a more eye-catching metallic luster, highlighting the user's stylish taste. At the same time, the thinness to 17.9mm thickness, light weight of 1.48kg, also makes it easier to carry everyday.

All-metal one-piece body

On the screen, the HP Elitebook 840 G5 features a 14-inch narrow border touch screen with a resolution of 1920×1080, 120 frames of high refresh rate, 100% sRGB color gamut, 700 nits of brightness, and strong outdoor or backlit lighting. The contents of the screen can also be vividly presented. At the same time, the surface of the screen is covered with high-intensity gorilla glass, which is beautiful and can reduce the damage caused by accidental fall.

Narrow bezel touch screen

It is worth mentioning that the Elitebook 840 G5 is also equipped with HP's SureView integrated privacy screen, which can effectively protect users' personal privacy and data security in public places, and can be turned on or off with the F2 key. The operation is very convenient.

HP has equipped the Elitebook 840 G5 with a splash-resistant, wear-resistant DuraKey keyboard. It has two backlights and a Track Point pointing stick. Together with the physical touchpad buttons, it can provide users with a more convenient experience.

Splash-resistant wearable keyboard

In terms of interface, HP Elitebook 840 G5 is equipped with USB 3.1 interface ×2, Thunderbolt 3 ×1, HDMI interface ×1, RJ45 network interface ×1, and docking interface. Overall, the interface design of this notebook. More abundant, can meet the user's daily expansion needs, including thunderbolt 3 interface design is a major bright spot.

Rich body interface

In addition to the above mentioned content, HP Elitebook 840 G5 also passed 12 US Department of Defense MIL STD 810G military standard test guarantee machine can still be used normally in various harsh environments. Infrared facial recognition and (face entry system, no need Entering the password) Press-type fingerprint recognition (matching highly-encrypted fingerprint data in a dedicated memory, fast, secure, and efficient) also ensures daily user safety.

Comprehensive security

Second, hardware configuration and performance

In terms of hardware, this evaluation model uses Intel® CoreTM i7-8550U processor, AMD RadeonTM RX 540 alone, 16GB DDR4 memory, and 512GB Turbo Drive PCIe SSD. Initially, HP Elitebook 840G5 uses the latest hardware configuration, specific performance will be combined with actual test results discuss.

● Intel® CoreTM i7-8550U processor

HP Elitebook 840 G5 with Intel® CoreTM i7-8550U processor (basic frequency: 1.80GHz, maximum Turbo frequency: 4.00GHz, cache: 8MB), quad-core eight threads, TDP is 15W.


In the processor's theoretical performance test (CINEBENCH R15), the Elitebook 840 G5 has a maximum score of 533cb in multiple tests and a single core of 169cb.


If the previous generation i5-7200U runs as a benchmark (multicore: 335cb, single core: 132cb), you can see the i7-8550U (multicore: 533cb, single core: 169cb) that HP Elitebook 840G5 is equipped with, in terms of performance. The promotion is very obvious.

Processor theoretical performance test (multi-core)

Processor theoretical performance test (single core)

● AMD RadeonTM RX 540 alone

The HP Elitebook 840 G5 is powered by the AMD RadeonTM RX 540 and results in 2444 (Fire Strike) and 1060 (Fire Strike Extreme) in the 3DMark test.


In comparison with the mainstream of the business notebook, it can be seen that the performance of the AMD RadeonTM RX 540 is between MX150 (full version) and MX150 (non-full version), which is 40% higher than that of the 940MX- About 50%, but there is still a certain gap with the MX150 (full version) graphics card.

Graphics performance test

● 16GB DDR4 memory + 512GB Turbo Drive PCIe SSD

In terms of storage devices, this product uses 16GB DDR4 memory, 512GB Turbo Drive PCIe SSD, which is a relatively high-end configuration in the current commercial market. In the solid-state drive test (CrystalDiskMark), this Turbo Drive PCIe SSD continuous reading speed It is 3268.3MB/s, and the sustained writing speed is 1613.7MB/s. The overall performance is very good, which is 6 times that of the ordinary SATA solid-state drive.


● Comprehensive performance theory test

In terms of overall performance, the HP Elitebook 840 G5 scored 4,047 points on the PCMark 10 benchmark, including 7821 points for common basic functions (application launch score, video conference score, pageview score), and productivity of 6787 points (spreadsheet score, Writing scores), digital content produced 3390 points (photo editing scores, rendering and visualization scores, video editing).

PMark 10 Benchmark

In fact, the score of 4047 (PCMark 10 benchmark) is not very common in similar business/thin and thin books. The strong performance of this product reflects the positioning of its high-end business product, and it can also easily meet the daily needs of users. Class work requirements.

Comprehensive performance theory test

Third, endurance and built-in tools

● Endurance

In addition to product appearance, hardware configuration and other aspects, endurance is also an important reference indicator in the business evaluation. In order to more intuitive understanding of the notebook's endurance, so we tested the battery life through PCMark 8 home mode.

During the test, the software will cycle through the test items until the battery is exhausted, which can give a relatively realistic battery life. However, it should be noted that in our daily use, the long cycle of high load scenarios is not Common, so the actual use of time is much higher than the following battery life test results.

In the battery life test, the HP Elitebook 840 G5 has a test score of 3 hours and 7 minutes. The battery life is fairly good. It is close to the average lifespan of mainstream business books. At the same time, this product also supports fast charging, and it can be fast within 30 minutes. Charges up to 50% electricity, ideal for business travelers.

PCMark 8 battery life test results

● HP Client Security

HP Client Security is a security protection software that can register Windows passwords and fingerprints to protect the security of devices and data.

HP Client Security

● HP Velocity

HP Velocity is a network optimization software that can improve the transmission rate of user data, voice, and video communications. In a poorly connected network environment, it can maintain a smooth communication. The software can continuously monitor and optimize data flow, reduce data The impact of packet loss, congestion, and delay improves overall user experience and quality (QOE) while HP Velocity improves video call quality by 60% and audio call quality by 30%.

Fourth, PConline evaluation room summary

● Product information and test results

product information
HP Elitebook 840 G5
14 inch (1920×1080) narrow border touch screen (SureView screen)
Intel® CoreTM i7-8550U
Video card
AMD RadeonTM RX 540
16GB DDR4 2400MHz
hard disk
512GB Turbo Drive PCIe SSD
Theoretical performance test
Test score
533 cb/169cb
Continuous reading speed: 3268.3MB/s, continuous writing speed: 1613.7MB/s
PCMark 10 Benchmark
Fire Strike Extreme: 1060, Fire Strike: 2444
PCMark 8 battery life (Battery Life)

● Evaluation summary

In summary, HP EliteBook 840 G5 is a very comprehensive professional business notebook, in appearance (all-metal body / integrated privacy screen / splash-resistant keyboard / lightning 3 interface / 12 US military standard test) And the configuration (i7-8550U/AMD RadeonTM RX 540/16GB/512GB Turbo Drive PCIe SSD) continues EliteBook's 'elite' class product positioning, maintaining industry-leading quality and standards in terms of design and performance. At the same time, in terms of the actual needs of business users, this product is highly targeted and is a complete set of high-end business solutions.