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11 Reasons For
HP Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs
Medium processor core laptops built by HP have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor core laptops) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The EliteBook 820 G1 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The EliteBook 820 G1 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the EliteBook 820 G1.
Amongst similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
SSD Storage Medium
The EliteBook 820 G1 has a better storage medium than most medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most laptops of this type and age 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 actually the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs of this spec and age.
The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of portable PC is HDD.
If you want a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 13 (£491.96) (SSD).
Intel Core I5 Processor Family
This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs of this age and spec.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the EliteBook 820 G1, the HP EliteBook 820 G1 has a front camera.
+6 More reasons for
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.
AC Cable Included
This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on notebook PCs of this type and age.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The EliteBook 820 G1 has an 802.11g WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most portable PCs that came out around the same time as it. Across all medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years the Wi-Fi standard ranges from 802.11a (worst) to 802.11n (best).
At only 1.3 kilograms, the EliteBook 820 G1 is fairly light compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The weights of laptops of this type and age range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.
The narrowest portable PC of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook 820 G1 is 28mm wide and the widest is 430mm. At only 310 millimeters, the EliteBook 820 G1 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 820 G1.
11 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The EliteBook 820 G1 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 820 G1 do have a full-size keyboard.
Quite Small Screen Size
Portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook 820 G1 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18". With a screen size of only 12.5 inches, the HP EliteBook 820 G1 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
The total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 820 G1 range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 500GB. At only 180 gigabytes, the EliteBook 820 G1 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.
Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of only 1.6 gigahertz, the HP EliteBook 820 G1 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The average processor clock speed of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 820 G1 is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.
There are a number of alternative 1.6GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including the HP 13 which has a better Rating.
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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The HP EliteBook 820 G1 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only Three Battery Cells
The EliteBook 820 G1 is a three battery cell count laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec have between two and eight battery cells.
Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
The HP EliteBook 820 G1 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of this type and age is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3,300GHz.
Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System
This notebook PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years.
Only 1,000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of a similar type and age to it.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.
2 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 820 G1
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this HP laptop was released.
Average Internal Memory
The EliteBook 820 G1 has a relatively average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the EliteBook 820 G1.
If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Asus X552CL (£465.95) (6GB).
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
133, 1333, 333, 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
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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 HD
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
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 Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi 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 Active Management 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, Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
AC Adapter Power
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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