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HP EliteBook 820 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Dec 2014
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Review: HP EliteBook 820 with Windows 7
HP EliteBook 820 Review

15 Reasons For

HP Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Medium processor core laptops produced by HP have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor core laptops) 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 the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Four SATA III Connectors

The HP EliteBook 820 has more SATA III connectors than most of the notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 820. Most of the medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago only have between two and three SATA III connectors, however this HP portable PC has four SATA III connectors.

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Four SATA Connectors

The HP EliteBook 820 is a four SATA connector notebook PC.

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

Most similar spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the EliteBook 820 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The EliteBook 820 has one of the longer battery lifes (13.25 hours) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The battery lifes of medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the EliteBook 820 range from 2.5h to 33h.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might also be worth looking at include the Latitude 12 E5250[pl_2697619_price] (13.5h and cheaper), the Latitude 12 5000[pl_2714669_price] (13.5h and cheaper), or the Latitude 12 E5250[pl_2854767_price] (13.5h and cheaper) all from DELL.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The EliteBook 820 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this type and age. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this HP portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of this spec and age is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The EliteBook 820 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most portable PCs of this type and age. Most medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 820 processor families range from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Has a Front Camera

The HP EliteBook 820 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 820 also have a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the HP Elitebook 820 G1[plb_2898921_price] which is cheaper.

Other portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to consider include the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2960584_price], or the Toshiba Z40[plb_2984397_price].

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the EliteBook 820 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Across all the medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 820 the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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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 medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Light

The weights of laptops of a similar age and type to the EliteBook 820 range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. The EliteBook 820 is fairly light (only 1.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 820.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad E440[plb_2579447_price] (2.1kg and cheaper), the DELL Latitude 14 5000[plb_2556531_price] (2kg and cheaper), or the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2355836_price] (1.5kg and cheaper).

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Narrow

The narrowest comparable spec portable PC that was released more than a year ago is 210mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. At only 310 millimeters, the EliteBook 820 is quite narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 820.

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10 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is 100MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. The HP EliteBook 820 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 820.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the EliteBook 820 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook 820. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 820 range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 10GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP EliteBook 820 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 820 do have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth considering alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the HP ProBook 450 G2[plb_2932794_price], or the Acer Travelmate TMP236-M[plb_3004279_price].

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 820 range from 10" to 18". With a screen size of only 12.5 inches, the EliteBook 820 has one of the smallest screen sizes amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

If this HP portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo E31-70[plb_3305792_price] (13.3" and cheaper), the Acer Aspire V3-331[plb_2917776_price] (13.3" and cheaper), or the DELL Latitude 13 3340[plb_2699016_price] (13.3" and cheaper).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the Toshiba R50-B[plb_2945016_price], or the DELL Vostro 15[plb_2876193_price] which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this HP laptop is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] (SSD and higher rated); or the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2355836_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.7 gigahertz, the EliteBook 820 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The slowest processor clock speed of comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 820 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.3GHz.

There are a number of other 1.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper laptops such as the HP 250[plb_2353276_price], or the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2355836_price].

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2781600_price] (1.8GHz and cheaper), or the DELL Latitude E5540[plb_2887661_price] (1.9GHz and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 820, the HP EliteBook 820 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think the ThinkPad X240[pl_2781600_price], or the ThinkPad T440[pl_2585666_price] both from Lenovo which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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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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3 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 820

Released Over Two Years Ago

This laptop was released over two years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The EliteBook 820 has a fairly typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook 820.

There are a number of alternative 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available which you might also want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2079430_price], or the HP ProBook 455[plb_2327055_price].

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire E5-511[plb_2945007_price] (1TB and cheaper), or the HP 250 G4[plb_3186875_price] (1TB and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the EliteBook 820 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago.

There are a number of alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2079430_price].

If this HP laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the Asus X555LA[plb_2763466_price] (6GB and cheaper), or the DELL Latitude 13 3340[plb_2699016_price] (8GB and cheaper).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD
HD Type
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G
3G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Packaging Data
Certificates
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
USB Version
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

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Product Identifiers

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