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HP Elitebook 820 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB Aug 2013
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Review: HP EliteBook 820 with Windows 7
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 vs HP EliteBook 820 Comparison
HP EliteBook 820 Review

14 Reasons For

Good Brand

Medium processor core notebook PCs built by HP have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Elitebook 820 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The processor family of all comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Elitebook 820 ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP Elitebook 820 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Elitebook 820.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Elitebook 820 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years. The smallest internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Elitebook 820 is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB.

Other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include the X1 Carbon, or the X1 both from Lenovo or the Asus X550CA (£1,392.00) which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (£1,529.99) (16GB) which is also cheaper.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Elitebook 820 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago 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 amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Elitebook 820.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might also want to look at including the T420s (£972.00), or the T420s (£972.00) both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (£1,503.59) which is cheaper.

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Has a Front Camera

The Elitebook 820 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Elitebook 820.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m (£1,682.50), and the Lenovo X1 Carbon is also worth considering.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the HP ZBook 17 is also worth considering.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.3 gigahertz, the Elitebook 820 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Elitebook 820. The average maximum turbo frequency of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Elitebook 820 is 3GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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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 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big L3 Cache

With a L3 cache of 4 megabytes, the Elitebook 820's L3 cache is one of the biggest amongst notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Elitebook 820. Laptops that were released more than two years ago have L3 caches of between 2MB and 6MB.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The Elitebook 820 has a fairly big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The processor caches of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Light

The lightest comparable spec portable PC that came out more than two years ago is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the Elitebook 820 is one of the lighter portable PCs of this spec and age amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the T420s (£972.00) (1.7kg), the X1 Carbon (1.4kg), or the X220 (£909.00) (1.3kg) all from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Narrow

With a width of only 310 millimeters, the Elitebook 820 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Elitebook 820. The narrowest medium processor core notebook PC that was released more than two years ago is 38mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Elitebook 820 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Elitebook 820. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Elitebook 820 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Price Has Increased by £188.99

In the last 59 days the price of the Elitebook 820 has increased by £188.99.

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Elitebook 820 the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB. At only 180 gigabytes, the HP Elitebook 820 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Elitebook 820.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 180GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including the Lenovo X1 Carbon which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the HP EliteBook 840 (£861.00) (256GB and cheaper), the Toshiba Portege Z30 (256GB and cheaper), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (£910.00) (256GB and cheaper).

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Elitebook 820 has a fairly small screen size (only 12.5 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Elitebook 820. The smallest screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Elitebook 820 is 10" and the biggest is 18".

There are a number of alternative 12.5" notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at including the Lenovo X220 (£909.00) which is cheaper.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Portege Z30 (13.3"), or the Satellite Z30 (£1,529.99) (13.3") both from Toshiba or the Panasonic Toughbook 53 (14") which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Elitebook 820 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Elitebook 820.

It is worth also looking at other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m (£1,682.50), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Elitebook 820 is a three battery cell count laptop. Most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than two years have between one and eight battery cells.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Elitebook 820 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Elitebook 820 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think the Toughbook 53, or the Toughbook CF-53 both from Panasonic or the Lenovo X1 Carbon which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Elitebook 820 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Elitebook 820.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is the best Wi-Fi standard amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP Elitebook 820

Released Over Three Years Ago

This portable PC was released over three years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.1 gigahertz, the HP Elitebook 820 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Toughbook 53 (2.6GHz and cheaper), or the Toughbook CF-53 (2.7GHz and cheaper) both from Panasonic or the HP ZBook (£630.00) (2.6GHz and cheaper).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
4G
3G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Connection
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response 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 Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel ME Firmware 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 Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

Expert Reviews

(7)
15 June 2015

The HP Elitebook 820 G2. Test model courtesy of HP Germany.The HP Elitebook 820 G2 is a Broadwell upgrade of the 820 G1. Only the innards are different while the outside remained the same. The new...

27 July 2015

Mise à niveau vers Broadwell. L'EliteBook 820 G2 est un ultraportable de 12,5 pouces dédié aux professionnels. L'impression générale est bonne, mais avec un prix fixé à un peu moins de 2000... Read more…

Matte, bright, contrastrich IPS display
Excellent case quality
Highend input devices
LTE modem
Easy Maintenance
Fan produces side noise
Poor speakers
High price point
El ventilador produce ruido lateral
Malos altavoces
17 December 2014

Nowa seria HP EliteBook o oznaczeniu 700 w?a?nie zadebiutowa?a na polskim rynku. Sk?adaj? si? na ni? przyst?pniejsze cenowo konfiguracje notebooków wygl?daj?cych w praktyce identycznie jak... Read more…

Excellent chassis
Highquality input devices
Ready for UMTSHSPA
Decent performance
Jako obudowy, urzdzenia wejcia, instalacja pod modem WWAN
Comparatively short battery life
Dark WXGA display with low viewing angle stability
Turbo not utilized to full potential
Weak speakers
No M.2 or mSATASlot
20 June 2015

Actualización Broadwell. El EliteBook 820 G2 es un portátil clase business de 12.5". En general, causó una buena impresión y no tiene de qué esconderse frente a la competencia. Sin embargo,... Read more…

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10 June 2015

Das Elitebook erfüllt die Anforderungen, die an ein mobiles, professionelles Arbeitsgerät gestellt werden.HP Elitebook 820 G2-J8R58EA Sascha MölckGehäuse94 / 98 ? 96%Tastatur90%Pointing...

23 June 2015

Aggiornamento a Broadwell. L'EliteBook 820 G2 è un notebook business da 12.5 pollici. Nel complesso ci ha fatto una buona impressione e non si deve nascondere dalla concorrenza. Comunque, non è... Read more…

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers l3z40u, i75600, i75600u, l3z40ut, hp h5g14, l3z40uta, l3z40utab, hp h5g14e, h5g14etabd, hp h5g14ea, l3z40utaba, hp h5g14eaa, hp h5g14eaab, hp h5g14eaabu
Barcodes 00888182055410, 00888182055441, 00888182113691

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