HP EliteBook 840 G7

This machine was introduced to me as of November 2020, but didn’t replace my Dell Latitude E6440 as my primary machine until after it received a storage and memory upgrade. The key winning features of this machine is the size, battery life, nice screen and a built in smart card reader. Where this machine loses, is a lack of built-in SD or Micro SD card reader. Having to carry around a kind of “dongle” for that is less than stellar but there isn’t much I can do about that.


  • CPU: Intel Core i5-10310U CPU @ 1.70Ghz
  • RAM: 40 GiB
  • Storage: 1 TB (953.9 GiB) NVME SSD
  • Display: 1920 x 1080 Matte
  • GPU: CometLake-U GT2 (UHD Graphics)
  • 2 – USB-C ports
  • 2 – USB-A 3.x ports
  • Smart Card reader

Operating System

This machine is running openSUSE Tumbleweed with KDE Plasma desktop environment.


HP EliteBook 840 G7 running openSUSE Tumbleweed
HP EliteBook 840 G7 with openSUSE Continued