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HP EliteBook 850 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB Apr 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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HP Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

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

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 laptops that are a comparable age to 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 laptop.

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Quite Long Battery Life

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 850 the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h. When compared to other laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the EliteBook 850 that we have checked, the EliteBook 850's battery life of 15 hours is one of the longest.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 15h battery life notebook PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP EliteBook 850 (£426.58).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP EliteBook 850 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

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

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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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 have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 850 also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 14 5000.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the Inspiron 15R, or the Inspiron 15R both from DELL.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the EliteBook 850 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the EliteBook 850. The average hard drive speed of comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the EliteBook 850 is 5,900 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The EliteBook 850 is a four USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 850 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the EliteBook 850 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 850 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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13 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Laptops of this spec and age have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the HP EliteBook 850 has a very slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook 850.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The EliteBook 850 has one of the smallest maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 16 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 850 is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The EliteBook 850 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook 850 which have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider including the Latitude 15 5000, or the Inspiron 14 5000 both from DELL which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (SSD and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the EliteBook 850 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The smallest internal memory of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 850 is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think the HP EliteBook 850 (£426.58), and the DELL Inspiron 15 3521 (£349.00) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 15 5000 (8GB), or the HP 15 (8GB) which is also 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 comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of this age and spec is 1.7GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the EliteBook 850 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 850.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the EliteBook 850 have between one and eight battery cells, including the HP EliteBook 850 which has three battery cells.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook 850, the HP EliteBook 850 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think the DELL Inspiron 14 5000, or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB. The EliteBook 850 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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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 launched around the same time as it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops of this spec and age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 850

Released Over Two Years Ago

HP released the EliteBook 850 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2 gigahertz, the EliteBook 850 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 850.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP EliteBook 820 G1, or the Asus X550CA (£332.00).

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa (2.1GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP ProBook 450 G1.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the Lenovo G70-70 (£314.00) (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The EliteBook 850 has a relatively average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

Alternative 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider include the Inspiron 14 5000, or the Inspiron 15 3521 (£349.00) both from DELL or the HP EliteBook 850 (£426.58) which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire E5 (£399.97) (1TB), the HP 15 (1TB), or the Lenovo YOGA 500 (£349.99) (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

At 1.9 kilograms, the HP EliteBook 850 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the EliteBook 850.

We compared all the other 1.9kg heavy notebook PCs to this laptop and we think the HP EliteBook 850 (£426.58) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo T440 (1.8kg).

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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 Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
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 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 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)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
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
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp e3w18, hp e3w18u, hp e3w18ut
Barcodes 00888182064320, 00888793360033, 00888793457153, 08887933600338, 08887934571460

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Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Three More Battery Cells
PC Mag Review is a Lot Better
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
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