The HP EliteBook 740 G2 is a well-built, commercial grade laptop. Equipped with powerful 5th generation Intel Core processors, this latest installment in the HP EliteBook 740 series is decked out to deliver quality performance both in the office and on the go.
Build and Screen
If you are the kind of professional who often has to work on the move, you should consider having a look at the HP EliteBook 740 G2. The laptop features a slim and light design. The standard, non-touch model weighs in at less than 1.60 kilograms and has a thickness of around 21mm.
Featuring a spill-resistant keyboard, the business machine sports a 14-inch display with LED backlight. The matte, optional touch screen comes with different resolutions, ranging from HD (1366 x 768 pixels) to Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels).
Performance and Power
HP EliteBook 740 G2 is powered by 5th generation Intel Core processor offerings, including i3 and i5 processors. With provision of two SODIMM slots, the computer comes with up to 16GB of DDR3L RAM. Intel HD Graphics 5500 graphics card is integrated into the chipset powering the laptop.
As is now common with HP machines, this moderately-sized business laptop comes with diverse operating system options, including Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-bit), Ubuntu and FreeDOS 2.0. You can choose between a 3-cell battery with 24WHr or 50WHr – with cost implication.
Onboard storage options are quite numerous, including up to 1TB regular 7200rpm hard drive, up to 512GB SATA SSD or up to 256GB M2 PCIe SSD. The HP EliteBook 740 G2 features an HD webcam, dual stereo speakers and DTS Studio Sound as well as optional fingerprint scanner and other useful security features.
Port and slot options include three USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, a VGA port, a DisplayPort 1.2, a multi-format card reader and a secondary battery connector. Wireless connection options include Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac (both single and dual band).
Pricing and availability
HP EliteBook 740 G2 are available in Nigeria. HP EliteBook 740 G2 price in Nigeria starts at around N200,000, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.
HP EliteBook 740 G2 Specs
Here are a few specs of the HP EliteBook Notebook:
- OS: Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro, (Windows 7 Pro optional)
- Processor: Intel Core i3, Core i5 Processor
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics 5500
- Memory: 4GB, 8GB RAM, or 16GB, up to 16GB RAM
- Colours: Charcoal Black
- Dimension: 33.89 x 23.7 x 2.1 cm
- Weight: 1.58 kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 14-inch back-lit LED Display, 1366 x 768 pixels, 1600 x 900 pixels, 1080 x 1920 pixels, anti-glare
- Keyboard: Full-sized keyboard
- Pointing Device: Touchpad with 2-piece pick button with left and right click functions
- Built-in Storage: 120GB to 512GB SDD or 320GB, 500GB, 1TB hard drive
- Optical Storage: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, HD Webcam
- USB 3.0: Yes, 4 ports (including a charging port)
- USB 2.0: None
- HDMI: No
- DisplayPort: Yes, 1 Port
- VGA: Yes, 1 port
- Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes, 1 port
- SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 (optional)
- Mobile Broadband: Yes, 4G LTE/HSPA+
- Secondary Battery Connector: Yes, 1 Connector
- HP Connected Photo
- CyberLink Power DVD (optional)
- Battery: 3-cell, 24 WHr, 3-cell, 50 WHr HP Long Life, Li-Po Battery
- Use Time: up to 12.25 hours
- Secondary Battery: 6-cell, 60 WHr Battery