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17 Reasons For
HP Has Good Notebook PC Reviews
HP has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.
Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
At 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook 820 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of laptops of this age and spec range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.
Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook 820 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the EliteBook 820 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The EliteBook 820 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 820.
Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The EliteBook 820 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.
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Fairly Big Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the EliteBook 820 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 820 the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.
Alternative 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider include the HP 15[plb_2747148_price] which is cheaper.
Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB and cheaper).
SSD Storage Medium
The EliteBook 820 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs of this age and spec. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.
An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium across all notebook PCs of this type and age.
The worst storage medium across comparable types of portable PC is HDD.
We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops that have an SSD storage media and we think cheaper laptops such as the EliteBook 850 G2[pl_2957141_price], and the EliteBook 850 G2[pl_2957141_price] both from HP or the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2891833_price] is also worth considering.
If you would prefer a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2699671_price] (SSD).
Has a Front Camera
The EliteBook 820 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 820 also have a front camera.
There are a number of other laptops with a front camera currently available that you might want to look at including the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] which has better reviews; or the Lenovo X250[plb_2977632_price], or the HP EliteBook 840 G2[plb_2993347_price] which is cheaper.
L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory
The maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook 820 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. The EliteBook 820 has a quite big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.
256 Solid-State Drive Capacity
Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity, including the EliteBook 820 which has 256 solid-state drive capacity.
Three USB 3.0 Ports
The EliteBook 820 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on laptops of this age and spec.
At only 1.3 kilograms, the EliteBook 820 is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 820. The lightest laptop of this type and age is 940g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.
If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2729360_price] (1.6kg), or the DELL XPS 13[plb_2705334_price] (1.2kg) which is also cheaper.
Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook 820 the widths range from 28mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. The EliteBook 820 is one of the narrower medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook 820 (only 310 millimeters) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.
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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of laptops of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 820 range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz. At only 900 megahertz, the EliteBook 820 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 820.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The EliteBook 820 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the EliteBook 820.
It is worth considering other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price]; or the X250[pl_2977632_price], or the ThinkPad T450[pl_2746927_price] both from Lenovo.
Quite Small Screen Size
Laptops of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook 820 have screen sizes of between 11" and 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of only 12.5 inches, the EliteBook 820 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook 820.
Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Asus UX303LA[plb_3136892_price] (13.3" and higher rated); or the Fujitsu LifeBook S935[plb_2798047_price] (13.3" and cheaper).
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
The total storage capacity of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook 820 range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 820 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 256GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the DELL XPS 13[plb_2705334_price] which is cheaper.
If you want a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the ProBook 440 G2[pl_2956546_price] (500GB), or the ProBook 440[pl_2790269_price] (500GB) both from HP which is also cheaper.
+5 More reasons against
We think this medium processor core notebook PC looks expensive compared to other laptops of this age and type. The price range of laptops of this age and type is from £149 to £3,405.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 820, the HP EliteBook 820 does not have a touch sensitive screen.
We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price]; or the Lenovo ThinkPad T450[plb_2746927_price].
Only Three Battery Cells
The EliteBook 820 is a three battery cell count notebook PC.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.
4 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 820
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when HP released the EliteBook 820.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.3 gigahertz, the HP EliteBook 820 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 820.
There are a number of other 2.3GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including the L450[pl_2780373_price], or the ThinkPad T550[pl_2738522_price] both from Lenovo which is cheaper.
If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the EliteBook 850 G2[pl_2957141_price] (2.4GHz), or the EliteBook 850[pl_2783815_price] (2.4GHz) both from HP or the Acer Travelmate TMP645-S[plb_2989413_price] (2.4GHz) which is also cheaper.
Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family
This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.
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Average Battery Life
The HP EliteBook 820 has a relatively typical battery life (9 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.
Laptops with a longer battery life that might also be worth considering include the T450[pl_2966422_price] (10.08h), or the T450[pl_2954085_price] (10.08h) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-5xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
1 x 8
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 5500
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
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 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Dark WXGA display with low viewing angle stability
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