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

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18 Reasons For

HP Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs produced by HP have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all portable 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 laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the EliteBook 850 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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£100.55 Price Drop

The EliteBook 850 has dropped in price by £100.55 in the last fortnight.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the HP EliteBook 850 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 850.

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

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The EliteBook 850 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 laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 850.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 850 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Portable PCs of this type and age have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

We compared all the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think the Portégé Z30-A[pl_2450897_price], the Satellite Z30[pl_2059334_price], and the Tecra Z40[pl_2435195_price] all from Toshiba which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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SSD Storage Medium

The EliteBook 850 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as 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.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook 850.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2363540_price].

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a better storage medium 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 laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

The EliteBook 850 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops 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.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a front camera to this laptop and we think the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2356712_price] is also worth considering.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 850 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP EliteBook 850 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The EliteBook 850 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the X1 Carbon[pl_2907060_price], or the ThinkPad T440[pl_2397170_price] both from Lenovo.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2353434_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook 850 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years. Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the EliteBook 850 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

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

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The EliteBook 850 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook 850.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard 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] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The EliteBook 850 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 256GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2197427_price], or the HP EliteBook 820 G1[plb_2186278_price] which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the ThinkPad X240[pl_2473900_price] (500GB), or the ThinkPad X240[pl_2594839_price] (500GB) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop 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 around the same time as it.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 510MB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB. At only 1,024 megabyte, the EliteBook 850 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook 850.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The EliteBook 850 is a three battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and eight battery cells.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 850

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the HP EliteBook 850 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 13[plb_2601999_price] (2.1GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

The EliteBook 850 has a relatively standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 850.

We compared all the other 15.6" notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the HP EliteBook 850 G1[plb_1632674_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the HP ZBook 17[plb_2497643_price] (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

The EliteBook 850 has a fairly typical weight (2 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 850.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the ProBook 440[pl_2353338_price] (2.1kg and cheaper), the EliteBook 8470p[pl_1564796_price] (2.1kg and cheaper), or the 8470p[pl_1481744_price] (2.1kg and cheaper) all from HP.

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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
Memory Card
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
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
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
Front 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
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

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Expert Reviews

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The EliteBook 850 G2. Test model courtesy of HP Germany. Apart from slightly faster and more efficient processors, the second generation of the EliteBook 850 has barely any noteworthy innovations...

12 June 2014

The HP EliteBook 850 G1 fulfills the need for a large-screen business ultrabook. It's particularly IT-friendly, and that might tip the balance for companies that upgrade or service their laptops...

Removable bottom panel
Dual pointing devices
Windows 7 Professional
Space available for system memory and M.2 solid-state drive (SSD) upgrades
Conforms to MIL-STD 810 specs for durability
No touch screen
Oddly placed rubber bumpers
Battery life lags
Card reader tricky to access
Speakers lack bass
31 January 2014

The HP EliteBook 850 G1 is an excellent 15-inch business laptop with a durable design, strong security features and long battery life...

1 October 2013

HP presented a large number of new notebooks today aimed at the business segment. They're all part of the existing ProBook and EliteBook series from HP. According to Herbert Koeck, managing... Read more…

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 28 April 2014 by Anonymous

It is a great laptop that is much lighter than the previous models and it works well with the new style of docking station also...

Great light-weight laptop with nice performance
It doesn't have a numeric pad for some reason

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers n6q13e, n6q13ea, hp l1d06, hp n6q13, n6q13eaa, hp l1d06a, hp n6q13e, n6q13eaab, hp p221062, hp p243735, hp n6q13ea, n6q13eaabu, hp p229187, hp p230310, hp l1d06aw, hp p240680, hp l1d06awa, hp p240680p, hp p221062p, hp p243735p, hp n6q13eaa, hp p229187p, hp p230310p, hp n6q13eaab, hp l1d06awab, hp l1d06awabu, hp n6q13eaabu, hewlettpackard l1d06, hewlettpackard l1d06a

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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6"
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£ 312.04 £1,198.78
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