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HP EliteBook 850 G1 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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HP Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all notebook PCs HP is one of the superior brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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 portable PC.

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Quite Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 1.7 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 850 G1 has a fairly big on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter memory capacity range from 0.12GB to 4GB.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The EliteBook 850 G1 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 850 G1.

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

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The HP EliteBook 850 G1 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The processor family of all notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years 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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This portable PC also 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 notebook PCs of this spec and age.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This laptop has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP EliteBook 850 G1 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the EliteBook 850 G1.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3085960_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider include the HP ZBook 17[plb_2497643_price], or the Toshiba Z30[plb_2208887_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The EliteBook 850 G1 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 850 G1.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2430339_price] which is cheaper.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the HP ZBook 17[plb_2497643_price], or the Toshiba Z30[plb_2502971_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. The EliteBook 850 G1 has a fairly fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 850 G1.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 850 G1 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP EliteBook 850 G1 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 850 G1 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the EliteBook 850 G1 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops of this type and age.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the EliteBook 850 G1 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 850 G1. The processor caches of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 850 G1 range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. 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 comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to 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.

We compared all the other laptops that have an HDD storage media to this portable PC and we think the Inspiron 17 5748[pl_2549655_price], and the Inspiron 17[pl_2404192_price] both from DELL which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_1304263_price] (SSD and cheaper), the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2649039_price] (SSD and cheaper), or the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2446584_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years 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

Most notebook PCs of this type and age 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.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the ThinkPad X240[pl_2430339_price], or the X1 Carbon[pl_3085960_price] both from Lenovo; or the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] are also worth considering.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on laptops of this type and age.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The EliteBook 850 G1 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all notebook PCs of this age and type.

The best Wi-Fi standard across similar types of portable PC is 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 850 G1

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The EliteBook 850 G1 has a relatively average processor clock speed (2.1 gigahertz) 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 you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad L440[plb_2055116_price] (2.4GHz), or the Asus Zenbook UX301LA[plb_2964654_price] (2.4GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP EliteBook 850 G1 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 850 G1.

Other 15.6" notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider include the DELL XPS 15[plb_1449794_price], or the Lenovo Z500[plb_1571675_price] which is cheaper.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Inspiron 17 7000[pl_2253228_price] (17.3" and cheaper), or the Inspiron 17[pl_2404192_price] (17.3" and cheaper) both from DELL.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The EliteBook 850 G1 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including the HP Probook 470[plb_1562862_price] which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (512GB and higher rated) or the Inspiron 15 7000[pl_2073867_price] (1TB and cheaper), or the Inspiron 15[pl_2145463_price] (1TB and cheaper) both from DELL.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the EliteBook 850 G1 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 850 G1.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think the DELL XPS 13[plb_1304263_price], and the Lenovo X230[plb_1465106_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Inspiron 15[pl_2706073_price] (6GB), or the XPS 13[pl_1994696_price] (8GB) both from DELL or the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2515489_price] (6GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

At 1.9 kilograms, the HP EliteBook 850 G1 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the EliteBook 850 G1.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Z500[plb_1571675_price] (2.2kg) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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PCI Express Lane (max)
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
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Memory
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Memory Slot
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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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
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 OpenGL 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
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 Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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 FDI Technology
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)
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
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Energy Star Certified
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Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp 64b, hp 64bi, hp 4600, hp h5g40, hp 4600u, hp 64bit, hp h5g84, hp h5g40e, hp h5g84e, f1n40eaaby, hp p194982, hp h5g84ea, h5f72eauug, h5g84eaabh, h5g40eaakd, f1n40eaakd, hp h5g40ea, h5g40eaabh, h5g40eaabu, hp h5g40eaa, hp p194982p, hp h5g40eaab, hp h5g40eaabu
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HP EliteBook 850 G1
2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.1GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 630.00 £918.00
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50% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Bigger Hard Drive Capacity
Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
Three Less USB 3.0 Ports

ThinkPad T540 vs EliteBook 850 G1

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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
HP EliteBook 850 G1
2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.1GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 1,048.87 £918.00
Six More Battery Cells
Bigger Battery Capacity
Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
50% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Two Less USB 3.0 Ports

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2 core Intel Core i3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
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2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.1GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 322.97 £918.00
50% Bigger Hard Drive Capacity
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Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
43% Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
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