Medium processor core notebook PCs produced by HP have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The HP 850 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The HP 850 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of laptop.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
The HP 850 has a better processor family than most comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 850 processor families range from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The HP 850 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 850.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop.
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SSD Storage Medium
The HP 850 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age 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.
This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 850.
The worst storage medium across similar types of portable PC is HDD.
Has a Front Camera
The HP 850 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.
Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The slowest maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 850 is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz. The HP 850 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory
Across all the notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the 850 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. The HP 850 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the 850.
Quite Big L3 Cache
The HP 850 has one of the biggest L3 caches (4 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops that are a comparable age to the 850 the L3 caches range from 2MB to 6MB.
Quite Big Processor Cache
The processor caches of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 850 range from 0.51MB to 4MB. The HP 850 has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst laptops of this age.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.
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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the 850 is 370MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the HP 850 has a very slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
The smallest total storage capacity of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 850 is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. At only 180 gigabytes, the HP 850 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the 850.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The HP 850 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of this type and age.
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 notebook PCs of this age and spec.
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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the 850 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The HP 850 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when HP released the 850.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The HP 850 has a relatively typical processor clock speed (2.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the HP 850 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years.
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Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP 850 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the 850.
The HP 850 has a fairly standard weight (1.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 850.
Black, Stainless steel
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
2 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
11, 11.2, 11.2/12
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
HD, DTS Sound Studio
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
HP 3D DriveGuard
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 Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
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
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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