Clark ITS Department's Preferred HP Laptop Compared

  HP EliteBook 840 G3 Apple MacBook Pro w/ Retina Lenovo ThinkPad T460s
  EliteBook 840 G1 MacBook Pro ThinkPad T440s
Display 14.0-inch diagonal LED-backlit display + anti-glare (1920 x 1080 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 (1920 x 1080 resolution)
Processor Intel Core i5-6200U Processor 2.3GHz (with Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz) Intel Core i5-5257U Processor 2.7GHz (with Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz) Intel Core i5-6200U Processor 2.3GHz (with Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz)
Video Intel HD Graphics 520 with shared main memory Intel Iris Graphics 6100 with shared main memory Intel HD Graphics 520 with shared main memory
Operating Systems Windows 10 Professional 64-bit / Windows 7 Professional downgrade rights Mac OS X 10.11 Windows 10 Professional 64-bit / Windows 7 Professional downgrade rights
Memory 8 GB 2133MHz DDR4 RAM (1 DIMM, 1 free for additional RAM) 8 GB 1866MHz DDR3L RAM (not upgradable) 8 GB 2133MHz DDR4 RAM (4 GB onboard, 4 GB SODIMM; no empty slot)
Hard Drives 256 GB Solid Date Drive, M.2 256 GB PCIe-based flash storage 256 GB Solid Date Drive, SATA
Wireless Local Area Networking Options Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless card Apple AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless card Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless card
Web Camera 720p built-in 720p built-in 720p built-in
USB & input ports 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 3.0 charging, 1 USB Type-C, & 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 HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, & adding Mini DisplayPort VGA adapter +$29* Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, & VGA port
Batteries 3-cell (46 WHr) Li-Ion battery
Up to 13 hours and 30 minutes
warrantied for 3 years
(74.9 WHr) Li-Polymer battery
Up to 10 hours
warrantied for 1 year
Two 3-cell (23.5 & 26 WHr) Li-Polymer battery
Up to 10 hours
warrantied for 1 year
Weight 3.41 lbs 3.48 lbs 3.0 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 +$94.05*
Total Cost: $1,242.00* $1,640.00* $1,423.05*
Accidental Damage Protection (ADP) 3-year NBD onsite warranty w/ADP +$134*
or
4-year NBD onsite warranty w/ADP +$246.00*
None 3-year NBD onsite warranty w/ADP +$133*
or
4-year NBD onsite warranty w/ADP +$285*

*Pricing as of 4/28/16 and is subject to change per manufacturer.