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HP EliteBook 850 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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HP Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We checked 3,456 expert and user reviews for HP portable PCs and found that on average HP has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that HP has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. The EliteBook 850 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 850.

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

The HP EliteBook 850 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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 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 in fact the best display resolution amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 850.

The worst display resolution across comparable types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 850 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. The EliteBook 850 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.4 gigahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

Alternative 2.4GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might want to look at include the EliteBook 840[pl_2783814_price], or the EliteBook 840[pl_2783772_price] both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 15 7000[plb_2782844_price] which is cheaper.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the XPS 13 9343[pl_2829100_price] (2.6GHz), the Latitude 14 E5450[pl_2829850_price] (2.6GHz), or the Latitude 12 7000[pl_2855917_price] (2.6GHz) all from DELL which is also cheaper.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 850 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the EliteBook 850 has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 850. Across all the comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the EliteBook 850 the screen sizes range from 11" to 18".

Alternative 15.6" laptops currently available which you might want to consider include the HP 15[plb_2747148_price], the Lenovo ThinkPad W550[plb_2783796_price], or the DELL Inspiron 15 7000[plb_2782844_price] which is cheaper.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Inspiron 17 5000[pl_2843189_price] (17.3"), or the Inspiron 17 5749[pl_2892460_price] (17.3") both from DELL or the MSI GP72 2QD[plb_3008884_price] (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The EliteBook 850 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than most similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as it. Most portable PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The processor family of all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook 850 ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP EliteBook 850 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the EliteBook 850 also have a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the Latitude 12 E7250[pl_2885453_price], the Latitude 14 E5450[pl_2829850_price], or the XPS 13 9343[pl_2829100_price] all from DELL which is cheaper.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3 gigahertz, the EliteBook 850 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 850. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of this age and type is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 850 is 5,800 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the EliteBook 850 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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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 portable PCs of a similar type and age 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 Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the EliteBook 850's processor cache is one of the biggest amongst comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 850. The smallest processor cache of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 850 is 1MB and the biggest is 6MB.

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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 similar age and spec 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 similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

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

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Latitude 12 E7250[pl_2885453_price], the Latitude 14 E5450[pl_2829850_price], or the XPS 13 9343[pl_2829100_price] all from DELL is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs that came out around the same time as 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.

There are a number of other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP ProBook 640 G1[plb_2055348_price], the DELL Inspiron 17 5000[plb_2843189_price], or the MSI GP72 2QD[plb_3008884_price].

If you want a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 13[plb_2705334_price] (SSD and cheaper), or the HP Elitebook 820 G2[plb_2886802_price] (SSD and cheaper); or the DELL Latitude 12 E7240[plb_2962186_price] (SSD and higher rated).

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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 a similar spec and age to the EliteBook 850. The smallest internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 850 is 2GB and the biggest is 16GB.

Alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at include the ProBook 640 G1[pl_2055348_price], or the EliteBook 820[pl_2783799_price] both from HP or the Lenovo ThinkPad T550[plb_2738409_price] which is cheaper.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the T450[pl_2966422_price] (8GB), or the T450[pl_2953891_price] (8GB) both from Lenovo or the Fujitsu LifeBook S935[plb_2798047_price] (8GB).

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Expensive

The cheapeast laptops of a similar type and age that we found costs £149 and the most expensive costs £3,405. We think that this notebook PC looks expensive for a portable PC of a similar type and age.

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The EliteBook 850 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL XPS 13 9343[plb_2829100_price], or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3046926_price] which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs that came out more than a year ago is 2MB, the biggest is 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.1GB. The EliteBook 850 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year have between two and eight battery cells, including the HP EliteBook 850 which has three battery cells.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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3 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 Total Storage Capacity

The EliteBook 850 has a fairly average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 850.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs and we think the ProBook 640 G1[pl_2055348_price], and the EliteBook 840[pl_2735185_price] both from HP or the Lenovo L450[plb_2780373_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 5749[plb_2892460_price] (1TB), or the HP ProBook 450 G2[plb_2949831_price] (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

At 1.8 kilograms, the EliteBook 850 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 640 G1[plb_2055348_price] (2kg), or the DELL Latitude 14 5000[plb_2719791_price] (1.8kg) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
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
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
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
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
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
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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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 hp h5g84, hp h5g84e, hp p234888, hp h5g84ea, hp p234888p
Barcodes 00889296177920, 00889296367741, 00889296405443, 00889296405450, 00889296465492

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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 i7-5xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£
Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
50% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Three More Battery Cells
A Lot Newer PCI Express Slot Version
Two Less USB 3.0 Ports
Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Latitude 14 7000 vs EliteBook 850

DELL Latitude 14 7000 vs HP EliteBook 850
DELL Latitude 14 7000
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 14"
HP EliteBook 850
2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 874.35
Vastly Newer Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
4GB Bigger Internal Memory
One More Battery Cell Count
150MHz Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Hugely Smaller Total Storage Capacity
50% Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Latitude 12 7000 vs EliteBook 850

DELL Latitude 12 7000 vs HP EliteBook 850
DELL Latitude 12 7000
2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5"
HP EliteBook 850
2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 799.00
Newer Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Vastly Newer Intel TSX-NI Version
A Lot Bigger Internal Memory
570g Lighter
Significantly Smaller Total Storage Capacity
Only Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
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