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.

Specifications

  • 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.

References

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