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HP EliteBook 850 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

£1,287.58
£1,201.18 £86.40 cheaper than 10 days ago
2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Jun 2014
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Now employees can hit the road with a travel pro. The HP EliteBook 850 G1 industry leading Ultrabook is ultra-productive in and out of the office. Work with confidence thanks to proven enterprise... More
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15 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all laptops produced by HP.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The EliteBook 850 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Price Has Recently Dropped by £86.40

In the last week the EliteBook 850 has dropped in price by £86.40.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The EliteBook 850 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs of this age and type.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The EliteBook 850 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 850.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The EliteBook 850 has a quite big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 850 is 5.3GB.

We compared all the other 8GB internal memory laptops to this laptop and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the TECRA Z40[pl_2223029_price], and the Z30[pl_2209211_price] both from Toshiba is also worth considering.

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP EliteBook 850 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time 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 850.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of laptop is HDD.

Other laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might also want to consider include the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A[plb_2379667_price] which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo T420s[plb_48433_price] (SSD), or the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2697094_price] (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP EliteBook 850 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 850 also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the DELL XPS 13[plb_2601999_price], or the HP EliteBook 820 G1[plb_2186278_price] which is cheaper.

Other portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to consider include the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2421956_price].

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The EliteBook 850 is a four USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 850 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook 850 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the EliteBook 850.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most notebook PCs of this spec and age have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the EliteBook 850 which has 256 solid-state drive capacity.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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13 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the EliteBook 850 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst laptops of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 850 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the EliteBook 850 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook 850 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the EliteBook 850. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 850 have a full-size keyboard, however the HP EliteBook 850 does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the ThinkPad X240[pl_2594839_price], or the ThinkPad X240[pl_2473900_price] both from Lenovo or the DELL XPS 13[plb_2601999_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 850 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Laptops that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 850 have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 256GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the TECRA Z40[pl_2223029_price], or the Z30[pl_2209211_price] both from Toshiba or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_1414755_price].

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the ThinkPad T440[pl_2397170_price] (500GB and cheaper), or the ThinkPad X240[pl_2473900_price] (500GB and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the EliteBook 850 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. The average processor clock speed of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 850 is 2.1GHz.

Other 1.7GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL XPS 13[plb_1542052_price].

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2430339_price] (1.9GHz and cheaper), or the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2435195_price] (2GHz and cheaper).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The EliteBook 850 is a three battery cell count notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The EliteBook 850 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2907060_price] which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook 850 range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. The EliteBook 850 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.7 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The EliteBook 850 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. This portable PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all portable PCs of this spec and age.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is the best Wi-Fi standard across similar types of notebook PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 850

Released Over Two Years Ago

HP released the EliteBook 850 over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the EliteBook 850 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 850.

Alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper portable PCs such as the Samsung NP3530EC[plb_1552133_price], or the HP EliteBook 850 G1[plb_1632674_price].

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the HP ZBook 17[plb_2497643_price] (17.3" and cheaper).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.9 kilograms, the EliteBook 850 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 850.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 1.9kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the HP EliteBook 850 G1[plb_1632674_price].

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the EliteBook 8470p[pl_1564796_price] (2.1kg), or the 8470p[pl_1481744_price] (2.1kg) both from HP which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Hard Drive
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
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
3G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro 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 Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
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 Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp i56200, hp i56300, f1q63eaaby, hp i56200u, hp i56300u
Barcodes 00190780789520, 00888793377895, 00888793377901, 00888793488836, 00888793777091, 00889296032014, 00889899237977

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Lenovo X220 vs HP EliteBook 850

Lenovo X220 vs HP EliteBook 850
Lenovo X220
2 core Intel Core i5-2xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 12.5"
HP EliteBook 850
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6"
£ 1,298.98 £1,201.18
450MHz Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Six Battery Cells
0.8GHz Faster Processor Clock Speed
26% Lighter
Eleven Less PCI Express Lanes (max)
Vastly Smaller Internal Memory

ThinkPad T540 vs EliteBook 850

Lenovo ThinkPad T540 vs HP EliteBook 850
Lenovo ThinkPad T540
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
HP EliteBook 850
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6"
£ £1,201.18
Six More Battery Cells
50% Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
244GB Bigger Total Storage Capacity
4GB Smaller Internal Memory
Two Less USB 3.0 Ports

Toshiba Tecra Z40 vs HP EliteBook 850

Toshiba Tecra Z40 vs HP EliteBook 850
Toshiba Tecra Z40
2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14"
HP EliteBook 850
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6"
£ £1,201.18
Lighter
Four Battery Cells
Bigger Processor Cache
20% Faster Processor Clock Speed
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