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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs
HP has good average ratings for its ultrabooks as well as across its entire laptop range.
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The HP 850 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The highest display resolution of the HP 850 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.
This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years.
The worst display resolution across similar types of portable PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.
Has a Front Camera
The HP 850 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The HP 850 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of this age and spec. Most similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this HP portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the 850.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC is 133MHz.
Intel Core I5 Processor Family
This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as it.
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Fairly Big Screen Size
Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the screen sizes range from 11" to 18". The HP 850 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 850.
Quite Big Total Storage Capacity
The smallest total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the 850 is 64GB, the biggest is 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 360GB. The HP 850 has a quite big total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 850.
If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 13[plb_2014592_price] (512GB), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2134370_price] (512GB).
L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on laptops of a similar type and age to it.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.
Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed
The HP 850 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst ultrabooks of this age. The slowest hard drive speed of ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the 850 is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this age and spec.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
The HP 850 has more USB 3.0 ports than most of the notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Most of the similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago only have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, however this HP notebook PC has four USB 3.0 ports.
Very Big Maximum Internal Memory
Across all the ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the HP 850 has a very big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the 850.
Very Big Flash Memory
When compared to other ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years that we have assessed, the flash memory of the HP 850 of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago have flash memory of between 16GB and 32GB.
AC Cable Included
This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
The HP 850 has a maximum memory slots of 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 1x SO-DIMM portable PC, which is the most common memory slots.
A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots amongst all comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the 850.
A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots amongst comparable types of laptop.
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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 850 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the HP 850 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the 850.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The HP 850 has a very slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the 850. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the 850 is 800MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the 850 do not have a full-size keyboard. The HP 850 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.
The HP 850 is fairly heavy (1.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to the 850. Comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 850 have weights of between 870g and 3.3kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg.
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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
The HP 850 has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 1.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the 850. The average processor clock speed of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1.8GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 2.9GHz.
Quite Small Internal Memory
When compared to other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the 850 that we have checked, the HP 850's internal memory of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The smallest internal memory of ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago is 4GB and the biggest is 16GB.
If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_2014592_price] (8GB).
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The HP 850 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the 850 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.
The average height of ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years is 19mm. The HP 850 is one of the thicker portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the 850 (21.4 millimeters) amongst ultrabooks of this age.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
The HP 850 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 850 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.6GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.
Quite Small Processor Cache
The average processor cache of laptops that have been on the market for more than two years is 3.3MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB. At only 3 megabytes, the HP 850 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the 850.
Quite Small L3 Cache
The average L3 cache of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 850 is 3.3MB, and the L3 caches range from 2MB to 6MB. At only 3 megabytes, the HP 850 has a quite small L3 cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 850.
1 Other reason to consider the HP 850
HDD Storage Medium
The HP 850 has an HDD storage medium which is better than most laptops of a similar age and spec to it. Most notebook PCs of this spec and age have an SSD storage medium. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.
Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2189879_price] (SSD).
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DTS Studio Sound
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Windows 7 Professional
HP 3D DriveGuard,HP Connection Manager,HP Wireless HotSpot,HP Mobile Connect,HP PageLift,HP Recovery Manager,HP Support Assistant,HP ePrint
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
AC Adapter Power
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel Quick Sync Video
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