HP Elitebook 840 G7 vs Lenovo Thinkpad T14: Which One is Better?

In this comparison review, we’ll see the comparison of HP Elitebook 840 G7 and Lenovo Thinkpad T14.  Let’s see which one is a better business laptop considering the features and also the price range.

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HP Elitebook 840 G7Lenovo Thinkpad T14
PROSPROS
Compact and robust chassis.
Excellent keyboard.
Clear audio performance.
Generous port selection.
Arguably the best keyboard.
CONSCONS
Dim 16:9 display with large bezels.
Bizarre power button location.
Battery life is not better than the AMD model.

SPECIFICATIONS

DISPLAYHP ELITEBOOK 840 G7LENOVO THINKPAD T14
Type14″ diagonal FHD LED UWVA Anti-Glare for HD Webcam + IR,
14″ diagonal FHD LED UWVA Anti-Glare for WWAN for HD Webcam + IR Touchscreen,
14″ diagonal FHD LED UWVA Anti-Glare Privacy Screen for HD Webcam + IR Ambient Light Sensor,
14″ diagonal FHD LED UWVA Anti-Glare for WWAN for HD Webcam + IR Low Power Ambient Light Sensor
14″ HD anti-glare, 220 nits,
14″ FHD IPS, anti-glare, 250 nits,
14″ FHD IPS, anti-glare, Low Power, 400 nits,
14″ FHD IPS, anti-glare with PrivacyGuard, Touchscreen, 500 nits,
14″ UHD IPS, glossy with Dolby Vision HDR 400, 500 nits
Resolution1920 x 10801366 x 768, 1920 x 1080, 3840 x 2160
LCD Backlight TechnologyLED-BacklitLED-Backlit
Monitor Features250 nits, 400 nits, 1000 nits
PROCESSORHP ELITEBOOK 840 G7LENOVO THINKPAD T14
CPUIntel Core i7-10810U vPro processor,
Intel Core i7-10710U processor,
Intel Core i7-10610U vPro processor,
Intel Core i7-10510U processor,
Intel Core i5-10310U vPro processor,
Intel Core i5-10210U processor
10th Generation Intel Core i5-10210U Processor,
10th Generation Intel Core i5-10310U Processor with vPro, 10th Generation Intel Core i7-10510U Processor,
10th Generation Intel Core i7-10610U Processor with vPro
Clock Speed (Turbo boost)4.9 GHz, 4.7 GHz, 4.4 GHz, 4.2 GHz4.2 GHz, 4.4 GHz, 4.9 GHz
Cache8 MB Cache, 6 MB Cache, 12MB Cache6 MB Cache, 8 MB Cache
MEMORYHP ELITEBOOK 840 G7LENOVO THINKPAD T14
Speed2666 MHz2667 MHz
TechnologyDDR4DDR4
Size4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GBUp to 48 GB
HARD DRIVEHP ELITEBOOK 840 G7LENOVO THINKPAD T14
Storage128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB + 16GB, 32GB1TB
Spindle SpeedPCIe NVMe SSD + 3D Xpoint SSDPCIe SSD
AUDIO & VIDEOHP ELITEBOOK 840 G7LENOVO THINKPAD T14
Graphic ProcessorIntel UHD GraphicsIntegrated Intel UHD Graphics,
Optional: NVIDIA GeForce MX330 with 2GB
SoundBang & Olufsen, dual stereo speakers, 3 multi array microphoneDolby Audio Speaker System Dual far-field microphones
CameraNo Webcam,
Integrated HD 720p DualAryMic Webcam,
Integrated HD 720p Infrared (IR) DualAryMic Webcam
720p HD with ThinkShutter,
Optional Hybrid Infrared (IR) & HD720p with ThinkShutter
OPERATING SYSTEMHP ELITEBOOK 840 G7LENOVO THINKPAD T14
TypeWindows 10 Home, Windows 10 ProWindows 10 Pro
CONNECTIONSHP ELITEBOOK 840 G7LENOVO THINKPAD T14
Ports2 USB 3.1 Type-C with Thunderbolt support;
2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (1 charging);
1 headphone / microphone combo;
1 HDMI 1.4;
1 AC power
2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 (1 always on),
1 USB-C / Thunderbolt 3 (DisplayPort, Data Transfer, Power Delivery), 1 USB-C (DisplayPort, Data Transfer, Power Delivery),
Optional: Smart card reader,
Headphone / mic combo,
HDMI 1.4,
RJ45
Memory cardMicroSD card reader
COMMUNICATIONSHP ELITEBOOK 840 G7LENOVO THINKPAD T14
Wireless ProtocolNo Wireless LAN or Bluetooth,
Intel AX201 Wi-Fi 6 (2×2) and Bluetooth 5 Combo, non-vPro,
Intel AX201 Wi-Fi 6 (2×2) and Bluetooth 5 Combo, vPro
Optional WWAN: Integrated Global Mobile Broadband LTE-A, CAT 9,
WLAN: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 802.11AX (2 x 2) & Bluetooth 5.1,
WLAN: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 802.11AX (2 x 2) & Bluetooth 5.1 with vPro
Wired Protocol
BATTERYHP ELITEBOOK 840 G7LENOVO THINKPAD T14
Capacity53 WHr50 WHr
Cells3 Cell3 Cell
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTHP ELITEBOOK 840 G7LENOVO THINKPAD T14
Width12.74 in12.9 in
Depth8.45 in8.9 in
Height0.7 in0.7 in
Weight2.95-3.21 lbs3.23 lbs
MISCELLANEOUSHP ELITEBOOK 840 G7LENOVO THINKPAD T14
Color
KeyboardDual Point spill-resistant Premium Keyboard,
Dual Point Backlit spill-resistant Premium HP Sure View privacy Keyboard,
Dual Point Backlit spill-resistant Premium Keyboard
Spill resistant, optional backlight with white LED lighting keyboard
AVAILABLE OPTIONSOption-1
Option-2
Option-3
Option-4
Option-1
Option-2
Option-3
Option-4

INTRODUCTION:

This is the comparison of HP Elitebook 840 G7 and Lenovo Thinkpad T14 laptops. The HP Elitebook 840 G7 is a thin and light business work laptop that performs pretty well than most of its competitors. The Lenovo Thinkpad T14 comes in two types; there is an Intel version and there’s also an AMD version. The one we’ve got for this comparison is the Intel version. Let’s get into the detailed comparison review.

HP EliteBook 840 G7

DESIGN:

HP Elitebook 840 G7

The design of the HP Elitebook 840 G7 has changed from the previous model the HP 840 G6. The biggest change is that it’s thinner and lighter and this is mainly due to the reduced bezels around the screen. This is a mid-range business laptop and it sits between the Probook series and the Elitebook 1000 series. The only difference between this model and the smaller ones, the Elitebook 830 G7 is the screen size. The overall build feels like good quality and the display hinge folds all the way back 175 degrees. However, other laptops go all the way to 180 degrees, so this one feels a bit awkward.

The trackpad is nice and wide and it feels like the pad sits too far to the left. This model comes with an extra right and left mouse button along with a rubber point which I know some people prefer over the trackpad. The keyboard is a delight to type on and does not bend when pressing the keys. Also, the letters printed on the keys are bigger than normal which would be great for some users.

Lenovo Thinkpad 14

It feels so nice from the texture of the laptop finish. It’s got more of a hard feel to it which is kind of nice. I think it’s going to be more durable than the previous T490. The hinge is still plastic as well. It hasn’t actually changed in weight but dimension-wise, it will be. It may be a little bit more thinner but not by much.

The bezel-wise, I think it’s going a little bit thinner. The bezel is a little bit more narrow which is a good sign because I find the T-series a little bit wider than I would like it but it’s nice to see with the T-14, they’ve actually made it more narrow.

The keyboard is still nice and got a bit of tactile feel to it. I think they may have lost a little bit of key travel. I also feel that the actual keys are a little bit harder in texture size for it, so definitely much more durable. It’s not as soft as before but definitely nice to see. It also got the track point in the middle of the keyboard which is great to see. You’ve got the left and right mouse click in the middle classification as well. As for the trackpad, it’s good. It’s still mechanical as well. The texture feels to that is more between glass and plastic. Keyboard-wise, I definitely always love the Thinkpad range of keyboards, they’re well known to be very durable and just a good feel to them. The function key is still on the left-hand side and of course, there’s going to hack on software-wise that you can actually flip.

DISPLAY:

HP Elitebook 840 G7

The 840 G7 comes with a 14-inch FHD LED anti-glare HD display with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 and 250 nits of brightness. Because the bezels are thinner, the laptop footprint is smaller so you are saving space on awesome bezel overhang.

Lenovo Thinkpad 14

For the display, the one I’ve got is the full HD non-touch version of the display, there is a touch version as well and there’s also an HD, 4K, and privacy screen version as well. If you don’t know what the privacy screen version is, basically that limits the viewing angle of the display to about 70 to 90 degrees. If you’re in a tight area like in a plane or on the train, you don’t really want other people to look at your sensitive data and that’s what really is good for. I think it might have actually improved since the T490, I do find it a little bit more bright. I also find the color looks to be a little bit more vibrant than before.

When it comes to the glare of this display, it definitely picks up the sun. I don’t think this is the kind of thing you’ll be wanting to use outside but no laptops really particularly good outside.

Lenovo ThinkPad-T14

FEATURES:

HP Elitebook 840 G7

The price range starts at around $1400 for the Intel i5 CPU and goes all the way up to $1600 for the i7 CPU. You will get a grey HP laptop bag, warranty, and setup documentation along with a 65-watt USB-C power adapter in the box. You can upgrade the 840 G7 by removing the screws from the bottom cover. The system supports 64 gigabytes of RAM, so you can upgrade that along with a one terabyte NVMe SSD if you want to. There’s also a slot to upgrade the Wi-Fi.

The Elitebook 840 G7 also has a fingerprint scanner that will allow you to unlock windows with the touch of a button. You will find an integrated HD 720p webcam with a dual microphone and indicator light along the top. One of the cool things about the G7 design is you can close off the camera with a sliding button.

On the right-hand side, you have a charging port, one HDMI 1.4 port, two USB-C ports, and a SIM card slot, no RJ45 ethernet. So, this model is Wi-Fi only. You also have an indicator light to show when the laptop is being charged. The USB-C doubles as a display port, so if you have a USB-C to HDMI adapter, you can plug in an external display. On the left, you have a Kensington lock, two USB 3 ports, audio jack, there is no SD card reader because of the size of the laptop.

This Elitebook 840 G7 comes with Bang and Olufsen tuned speakers and they are designed to point upwards towards your ears. The speakers sound pretty good but are missing a little bass.

Lenovo Thinkpad 14

In the box, we’ve got a 65-watt power adapter and we’re running a USB-C, documentation, and laptop itself. Processor wise, it is using the 10th generation Intel core so that’s what the major difference and for RAM, it can still do a maximum capacity of 48 GB and as for storage, it can still do the M.2 format SSD hard drives and as for the graphics, it’s used Intel integrated graphics but you can opt-in for a Geforce MX330.

There’s a speaker bar on top of the keyboard as well and the power button is located on the top. It’s got a 720p camera on the top bezel and it’s got a privacy shutter. When you flick it if you’ll see it go red on top which means there’s a physical shutter that goes over it, so you don’t have to pry eyes if the webcam accidentally turns on.

For the ports, we’ve got the USB-C charging port which is great and then you have an ethernet dongle which is a special ethernet dongle you can actually get from Lenovo and then you’ve also got a USB Type-A port which is probably USB 3.1 gen1, and then you’ve got HDMI port, this is version 1.4b. We also got a headphone jack and a micro SD card reader which is great. There is something at the back, so there’s a tray for the SIM and then on the right side of a computer, we’ve got a security lock slot and RJ45. We’ve also got the exhaust event and then another USB Type-A port that’s probably USB 3.1 gen1 and then we’ve also got a smart card reader as well.

HP EliteBook 840 G7

PERFORMANCE:

HP Elitebook 840 G7

In this Elitebook 840 G7, I was able to get Fortnite to run, giving up about 35 to 50 frames per second. This was mostly due to the Intel quad-core i5 10th gen CPU and the 8 gigabytes of RAM. It also has the Intel GPU which is not the best for gaming.

The Geekbench CPU score is around 1000 in single-core and 3285 in multi-core and the GPU score is around 4600. If you’re looking for a gaming laptop, then you’re better off looking for a laptop with the Geforce MX or the Radeon RX GPU configured. While this laptop is small and easy to carry, I feel the lack of sd card reader and a few other ports is a bit of a letdown.

Lenovo Thinkpad 14

As per the normal benchmark tests, the benchmark we’re going to be using is performance test 10 PassMark which scores around 2165, pretty good. In the graphical test, we’re getting about 20 frames per second. In the Directx 10, I’m getting 6 frames per second. This is an Intel UHD graphics. I’m getting about 25 frames per second in the Jellyfish universe game.

This laptop made to be rugged but not made to be fast enough with the 16GB RAM. This is fast enough for casual works and some low-end office works. This laptop will be good for those people who want to use this on some low-intensive works. 

BATTERY:

HP Elitebook 840 G7

The laptop uses around 7 to 31 watts of power and you can expect to get around 11 hours of battery life. Charging the battery will take just under one and a half hours.

Lenovo Thinkpad 14

We’ve got a thin battery. For the power, it puts an output of 20 volts and 3.25 amps. Lenovo claims around 9 hours of battery life but in reality, we get around 5 hours of battery life. 

Lenovo Thinkpad T14

WHICH TO BUY?

Both of these Elitebook 840 G7 and Lenovo Thinkpad 14 works better for all types of casual works and office works but looks-wise, the Elitebook 840 G7 is more modern and sleek laptop for carrying around on the go. On the other hand, Thinkpad T14 is a bit less in price comparing it to the Elitebook 840 G7.