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HP EliteBook 850 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Based on 3,456 expert and user reviews, HP has good ratings for its notebook PCs. HP also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook 850 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the EliteBook 850 is 1.7GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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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. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the EliteBook 850 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all laptops of this spec and age.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The EliteBook 850 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook 850 is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the EliteBook 850 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 850. Across all the notebook PCs that were released one year ago the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2729373_price].

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB and cheaper).

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP EliteBook 850 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age 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.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 850.

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

We compared all the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media to this portable PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the T450[pl_2966422_price], and the T450s[pl_2967417_price] both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2891833_price] is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2090365_price] (SSD).

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Quite Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the EliteBook 850 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 850. The screen sizes of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook 850 range from 11" to 18".

Other 15.6" laptops currently available that you might also want to consider include the Lenovo ThinkPad T550[plb_2738495_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Front Camera

The EliteBook 850 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook 850 also have a front camera.

Other laptops with a front camera currently available that you might also want to consider include the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2729373_price], or the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A[plb_2871919_price] which is cheaper; or the Lenovo X240[plb_2984080_price] which has better reviews.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the EliteBook 850 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the EliteBook 850 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The HP EliteBook 850 has a very big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 850. The maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 850 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The EliteBook 850 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 900 megahertz, the HP EliteBook 850 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 850. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the EliteBook 850 range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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£73.54 Price Increase

The EliteBook 850 has increased in price by £73.54 in the last 55 days.

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago have a full-size keyboard, however the 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 laptop and we think the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A[plb_2871919_price]; or the Lenovo X240[plb_2984080_price] are also worth considering.

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Expensive

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago range in price from £149 to £3,405. We think that this notebook PC looks expensive compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 850 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of laptops of this type and age is 16GB and the biggest is 2TB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 256GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2729373_price] which is cheaper.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the EliteBook 850[pl_2783815_price] (500GB and cheaper), or the ProBook 440[pl_2790269_price] (500GB and cheaper) both from HP or the Lenovo ThinkPad W550[plb_2800102_price] (500GB and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of this type and age, the EliteBook 850 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2729373_price], or the Lenovo X250[plb_2928645_price] is also worth considering.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The EliteBook 850 is a three battery cell count laptop. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 850 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2.7 gigahertz, the HP EliteBook 850 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook 850. The average maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of this age and type is 2.9GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 850

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when HP released the EliteBook 850.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.2 gigahertz, the HP EliteBook 850 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 850.

We compared all the other 2.2GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo ThinkPad T550[plb_2776436_price] is also worth considering.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the T550[pl_2954083_price] (2.3GHz and cheaper), or the ThinkPad X1 Carbon[pl_2831123_price] (2.3GHz and cheaper) both from Lenovo or the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2882106_price] (2.3GHz and cheaper).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.8 kilograms, the EliteBook 850 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

We compared all the other 1.8kg heavy portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2783815_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the HP ZBook 15[plb_2740617_price] (1.9kg), or the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2090365_price] (1.8kg).

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Specification

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Processor Socket
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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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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 Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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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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Lenovo T430 vs HP EliteBook 850

Lenovo T430 vs HP EliteBook 850
Lenovo T430
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 14"
HP EliteBook 850
2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6"
£ 1,269.95 £1,198.78
54% Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Three More Battery Cells
Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
Smaller Internal Memory

HP EliteBook 820 vs HP EliteBook 850

HP EliteBook 820 vs HP EliteBook 850
HP EliteBook 820
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 12.5"
HP EliteBook 850
2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6"
£ 1,338.35 £1,198.78
500g Lighter
22% Narrower
Slightly Better Review from Notebookcheck.com
Slightly Better Review from Notebookcheck.it
Vastly Smaller Internal Memory
Significantly Smaller Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Lifebook U745 vs EliteBook 850

Fujitsu Lifebook U745 vs HP EliteBook 850
Fujitsu Lifebook U745
2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.6GHz 12GB 512GB SSD 14"
HP EliteBook 850
2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6"
£ 1,183.19 £1,198.78
A Lot Bigger Total Storage Capacity
Two Hundred and Fifty-Six Bigger Solid-State Drive Capacity
A Lot Bigger Internal Memory
1MB Bigger Processor Cache
Only Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
One Less USB 3.0 Port
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