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HP EliteBook 850 G1
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HP EliteBook 850 G1 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB Mar 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 Laptop Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all HP notebook PCs and also specifically for HP medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases HP had good ratings compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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.

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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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The EliteBook 850 G1 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of this age and type have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all portable PCs of this age and type the processor family ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP EliteBook 850 G1 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of this type and age.

Across similar types of portable PC 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 G1 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook 850 G1 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

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SSD Storage Medium

The EliteBook 850 G1 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type 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 actually the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 850 G1.

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

If you would prefer a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Big Screen Size

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have screen sizes of between 10" and 18". The EliteBook 850 G1 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the HP Pavilion 17 (£838.00) (17.3").

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago, the EliteBook 850 G1 has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The EliteBook 850 G1 is a four USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook 850 G1 range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook 850 G1 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the EliteBook 850 G1.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The HP EliteBook 850 G1 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook 850 G1 range from 0.51MB to 4MB. At 4 megabytes, the EliteBook 850 G1 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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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 are a similar age to it.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the EliteBook 850 G1 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 850 G1. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the EliteBook 850 G1 range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops of this age and type is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook 850 G1 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 850 G1 have a full-size keyboard, however the HP EliteBook 850 G1 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 850 G1 have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. The HP EliteBook 850 G1 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 850 G1.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 650 (£528.00) (320GB).

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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 were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook 850 G1 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the HP EliteBook 850 G1 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 850 G1 have between one and eight battery cells, including the HP EliteBook 850 G1 which has three battery cells.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The EliteBook 850 G1 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 850 G1

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when HP released the EliteBook 850 G1.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The EliteBook 850 G1 has a relatively typical processor clock speed (1.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 850 G1.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Asus X553MA (£257.99) (1.86GHz).

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Average Weight

At 1.9 kilograms, the EliteBook 850 G1 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 850 G1.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP EliteBook 850 G1 (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 Interface
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 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
4G Standard
3G Standard
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
Spill Resistant 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 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
Battery
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

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Product Identifiers

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