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HP EliteBook 850 G1
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HP EliteBook 850 G1 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB Oct 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

21 Reasons For

HP Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs produced by HP have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that HP also has good reviews across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 laptop.

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Fairly Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The on-board graphics adapter memory capacity of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 0.12GB to 4GB, and the average on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.4GB. The HP EliteBook 850 G1 has a quite big on-board graphics adapter memory (1.7 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 actually the best display resolution across all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 850 G1.

The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook 850 G1 is 2h, the longest is 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h. The EliteBook 850 G1 has one of the longer battery lifes (14.5 hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you want a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 (£1,503.01) (15h), or the HP EliteBook 850 (£394.20) (15h).

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

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

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The EliteBook 850 G1 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. This HP portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook 850 G1.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 850 G1 is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB. At 8 gigabytes, the EliteBook 850 G1 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the EliteBook 850 G1.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time 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 amongst all laptops of this spec and age.

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

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This notebook PC has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the HP EliteBook 850 G1 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP EliteBook 850 G1 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 850 G1.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The HP EliteBook 850 G1 is a four USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 850 G1 is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. The HP EliteBook 850 G1 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released 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 comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook 850 G1 is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook 850 G1 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) 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.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most portable PCs of this age and type have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the HP EliteBook 850 G1 which has 256 solid-state drive capacity.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 850 G1 is 0.51MB and the biggest is 4MB. The HP EliteBook 850 G1 has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released 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 typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 850 G1 range from 200MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the EliteBook 850 G1's on-board graphics adapter base frequency is one of the slowest amongst similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 850 G1.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The EliteBook 850 G1 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 850 G1 is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

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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 this age and spec.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most 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

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type, the EliteBook 850 G1 does 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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The EliteBook 850 G1 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most laptops that have been available for more than two years.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 850 G1.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is the best Wi-Fi standard across similar types of portable PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 850 G1

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.1 gigahertz, the EliteBook 850 G1 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 850 G1.

If this HP notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 (£260.69) (2.13GHz).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the EliteBook 850 G1 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Weight

At 1.9 kilograms, the EliteBook 850 G1 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 850 G1.

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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
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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 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
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
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 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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
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
Energy Star Certified
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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