Clark ITS Department's Preferred HP Laptop Compared

  HP EliteBook 840 G1 Apple MacBook Pro w/ Retina Lenovo ThinkPad T440s
  EliteBook 840 G1 MacBook Pro ThinkPad T440s
Display 14.0-inch diagonal LED-backlit display + anti-glare (1600 x 900 resolution) 13.3-inch diagonal LED-backlit display (1680 x 1050 resolution, retina: 2560 x 1600) 14.0-inch diagonal LED-backlit display + anti-glare (1600 x 900resolution)
Processor Intel Core i5-4300U Processor 1.9GHz (with Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz) Intel Core i5-4258U Processor 2.4GHz (with Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz) Intel Core i5-4300U Processor 1.9GHz (with Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz)
Video Intel HD Graphics 4400 with shared main memory Intel Iris Graphics 5100 with shared main memory Intel HD Graphics 4400 with shared main memory
Operating Systems Windows 7 Professional 64-bit / Windows 8 Professional downgrade rights Mac OS X 10.9 Windows 7 Professional 64-bit / Windows 8 Professional downgrade rights
Memory 8 GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM (1 DIMM, 1 free for additional RAM) 8 GB 1600MHz DDR3L RAM (not upgradable) 8 GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM (1 DIMM, 1 free for additional RAM)
Hard Drives 180 GB Solid Date Drive, SATA 128 GB PCIe-based flash storage 128 GB Solid Date Drive, SATA
Module Bay Devices None (available as an external USB device) None (available as an external USB device) None (available as an external USB device)
Wireless Local Area Networking Options Intel Dual Band Wireless-N 7260NB 802.11a/b/g/n wireless card Apple AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n wireless card Intel Dual Band Wireless-N 7260NB 802.11a/b/g/n wireless card
Web Camera 720p built-in 720p built-in 720p built-in
USB & input ports 3 USB 3.0, 1 USB 3.0 charging, & 4-in-1 SD Card Reader 2 USB 3.0 & 2 Thunderbolt 3 USB 3.0 & 4-in-1 SD Card Reader
Video Out DisplayPort & VGA port Mini DisplayPort, adding Mini DisplayPort VGA adapter +$29* Mini DisplayPort & VGA port
Batteries 3-cell (50 WHr) Li-Ion battery
Up to 15 hours and 15 minutes
warrantied for 3 years
(71.8 WHr) Li-Polymer battery
Up to 9 hours
warrantied for 1 year
Two 3-cell (23.2 WHr) Li-Polymer battery
Up to 9 hours
warrantied for 1 year
Weight 3.5 lbs 3.46 lbs 3.5 lbs
Construction/Design EliteBook pass MIL-STD 810G durability testing &
DuraKeys keyboard (50 times more resistant to visible wear, spill-resistant)

Aluminum unibody enclosure, adding Thunderbold to Ethernet Adapter +$29*

Thinkpad Roll-cage technology
Warranty 3-year, next business day (NBD) warranty 1-year by an authorized Apple service center
Extending to 3 years +$183*
1-year, next business day (NBD) warranty, Extend to 3 years +$89.10*
Total Cost: $1,290.23* $1,530.00* $1,362.27*
Accidental Damage Protection (ADP) 3-year NBD onsite warranty w/ADP +$187.87*
or
4-year NBD onsite warranty w/ADP +$358.42*
None 3-year NBD onsite warranty w/ADP +$162.00*
or
4-year NBD onsite warranty w/ADP +$225.00*

*Pricing as of 6/6/14 and is subject to change per manufacturer.