HP EliteBook 840 G8 - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 8000GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD
M.2 Slot
1x M.2 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4
RAM
up to 64GB
OS
Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Home, Windows 11 Pro
Dimensions
323.3 x 214.6 x 17.9 mm (12.73" x 8.45" x 0.70")
Weight
1.32 kg (2.9 lbs)
Body material
Aluminum
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 2x USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack 3.5mm Combo Jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard optional
  • Microphone Dual Array Microphone
  • Speakers 2 Speakers, Bang & Olufsen
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

All HP EliteBook 840 G8 configurations

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Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the HP EliteBook 840 G8 series.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 Multi-core test (the higher the score, the better)

GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the HP EliteBook 840 G8 series.

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

 

HP EliteBook 840 G8 in-depth review

This is the third laptop from the eight-generation EliteBook 800 series we have in our office. What we learned testing other notebooks from this series is that HP has produced business notebooks with very high quality. However, they seem to lack a bit of performance and don't happen to be a very good choice for a year-on-year upgrade. Let's not make any assumptions for the EliteBook 840 G8 though. As an enterprise model, you have to keep in mind, that it is loaded with firmware and software [...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • Decent battery life
  • PCIe x4 support + 64GB of DDR4 memory in dual-channel
  • Two Thunderbolt 4 connectors, Wi-Fi 6, and optional 5G support
  • 97% of sRGB coverage and great color accuracy with our Gaming and Web design profile (IVO X133NVFF R0 (IVO8596))
  • Doesn't use PWM for brightness adjustment (IVO X133NVFF R0 (IVO8596)9)
  • Spill-resistant keyboard
  • IR face recognition and fingerprint reader

Cons

  • No SD card reader
  • Just a minor upgrade over its predecessor

Inside HP EliteBook 840 G8 - disassembly and upgrade options

 

Games you can play on this laptop series

Apex Legends
 
Bench
42
fps
33
fps
23
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Minecraft
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
 
Bench
174
fps
41
fps
23
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
The Witcher 3
33
fps
25
fps
22
fps
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
 
Bench
117
fps
79
fps
39
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Battlefield 5
37
fps
28
fps
23
fps
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
94
fps
63
fps
45
fps
34
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
36
fps
25
fps
19
fps
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
 
Bench
231
fps
183
fps
142
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
Bench
46
fps
34
fps
22
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
54
fps
38
fps
37
fps
32
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rise of the Tomb Raider
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 20
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
53
fps
47
fps
41
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2020
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
 
Bench
182
fps
170
fps
60
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM
 
Bench
32
fps
28
fps
26
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Darksiders Genesis
41
fps
27
fps
23
fps
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
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