HP's EliteBook 840 G7 is here, and I'm already quire impressed with it. The last time I reviewed an EliteBook 840 was two years ago, with the G5. HP has made a lot of improvements since then, particularly from G6 to G7. When I reviewed the G5, this mainstream laptop felt, well, mainstream.
Now it feels premium. It feels like something I'd have expected from the EliteBook 1000 series a year or two ago. HP shrunk down the footprint, made it thinner, it's lighter, and it's just better. The footprint isn't just a little bit smaller either; as you'll see from the video below, it's quite a bit smaller. And at under three pounds, it feels a lot lighter than you'd expect a mainstream laptop to be.
The model that HP sent me is specced out. It has an Intel Core i7-10810U, a 15W hexa-core vPro chip with 12 threads, along with 16GB RAM, a 512GB SSD, and most importantly, 4G LTE. LTE is always a nice perk to have when it comes to a portable PC. Check out the unboxing video below:
Update: The issue that I had with the OOBE on this unit was a known issue with Windows 10, and it's since been fixed. I haven't had any issues at all since I shot this video.