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16 Reasons For
Based on 2,224 expert and owner reviews, HP has good ratings for its notebook PCs. HP also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core laptops compared to other manufacturers.
Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The HP EliteBook 820 G1 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 820 G1 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
The HP EliteBook 820 G1 has a better processor family than most laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most laptops of this spec and age have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Laptops that are a similar age to the EliteBook 820 G1 processor families range from AMD E to Intel Core i7-3xxx.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The HP EliteBook 820 G1 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 820 G1.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
The internal memory of portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook 820 G1 range from 1GB to 16GB. The EliteBook 820 G1 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.
SSD Storage Medium
The HP EliteBook 820 G1 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. 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.
This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all laptops of this type and age.
Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.
Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the DELL XPS 13 (£491.96) (SSD).
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Has a Front Camera
The HP EliteBook 820 G1 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this age and spec.
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 portable PCs of this spec and age.
AC Cable Included
This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory
Across all the similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 820 G1 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. The HP EliteBook 820 G1 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 820 G1.
256 Solid-State Drive Capacity
The HP EliteBook 820 G1 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The HP EliteBook 820 G1 has an 802.11g WiFi standard which is better than most laptops of this spec and age. Most medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 820 G1 WiFi standards range from 802.11a to 802.11n.
Three USB 3.0 Ports
Most laptops that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 820 G1 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the EliteBook 820 G1 which has three USB 3.0 ports.
Quite Big Processor Cache
At 4 megabytes, the EliteBook 820 G1 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 820 G1. The processor caches of medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.
The EliteBook 820 G1 is fairly light (only 1.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago. The lightest similar spec portable PC that is a comparable age to the EliteBook 820 G1 is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.
The widths of medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 820 G1 range from 28mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. The EliteBook 820 G1 is fairly narrow (only 310 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.
9 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The EliteBook 820 G1 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age which have a full-size keyboard.
Quite Small Screen Size
With a screen size of only 12.5 inches, the EliteBook 820 G1 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago. The average screen size of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 820 G1 is 15".
Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
The EliteBook 820 G1 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook 820 G1. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.
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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 laptops that have been available for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only Three Battery Cells
The HP EliteBook 820 G1 is a three battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec have between two and eight battery cells.
Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System
This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on laptops of this type and age.
Only 1,000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of this spec and age.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that came out more than two years ago.
2 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 820 G1
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when HP released the EliteBook 820 G1.
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the EliteBook 820 G1 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 820 G1.
If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo B50-30 (1.86GHz).
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
450, 745, I7-4500U
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 8
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
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
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 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, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
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
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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