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HP EliteBook 850 G1
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HP EliteBook 850 G1 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Sep 2013
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HP EliteBook 850 G1 Review
Reviews Hewlett Packard HP EliteBook 850 G1 E3W16UT 15.6 LED Notebo New in 2014

10 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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

The EliteBook 850 G1 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the EliteBook 850 G1 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 G1 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.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 850 G1.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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SSD Storage Medium

The EliteBook 850 G1 has a better storage medium than most portable PCs of this age and type. This HP portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most portable 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 laptops of this spec and age.

The worst storage medium across similar types of portable PC is HDD.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the T420s (£972.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops of this age and type.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the EliteBook 850 G1 has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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11 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 G1 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook 850 G1 is 370MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 850 G1 is 660MHz, the fastest is 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 G1 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook 850 G1.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Portable PCs that have been around for more than two years have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. With a total storage capacity of only 180 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 850 G1 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If this HP laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP 8440p (250GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 850 G1 have a full-size keyboard, however the EliteBook 850 G1 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Laptops of this age and type have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. The HP EliteBook 850 G1 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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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 on the market for more than two years.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The HP EliteBook 850 G1 is a three battery cell count laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and eight battery cells.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 850 G1 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The HP EliteBook 850 G1 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The EliteBook 850 G1 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The maximum turbo frequencies of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age 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 spec and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 850 G1

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP EliteBook 850 G1 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 850 G1.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the EliteBook 850 G1 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook 850 G1.

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Average Weight

The EliteBook 850 G1 has a pretty standard weight (1.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 850 G1.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the HP EliteBook 850 G1 (£918.00) (1.9kg).

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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
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 Capacity
Installed SSD
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
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
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 My WiFi 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 TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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
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

Expert Reviews

(18)
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
18 April 2014

HP EliteBook 850 G1-H5G44ET One step forward, two steps back: It might be irritating at first that the top version of the 850 G1-series is actually one percent point behind the base configuration...

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

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