Now employees can hit the road with a travel pro. The HP EliteBook 820 G1 industry leading thin and light notebook is ultra-mobile in and out of the office. Work with confidence thanks to proven...
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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most laptops of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 820 G1 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the EliteBook 820 G1 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The HP EliteBook 820 G1 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 820 G1.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC.
Has a Front Camera
The HP EliteBook 820 G1 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook 820 G1 also have a front camera.
Very Fast Hard Drive Speed
The average hard drive speed of medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the EliteBook 820 G1 is 5,800 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the HP EliteBook 820 G1 has a very fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
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 medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
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802.11g WiFi Standard
The EliteBook 820 G1 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. This HP laptop has an 802.11g WiFi standard, whereas most medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the EliteBook 820 G1 WiFi standards range from 802.11a (worst) to 802.11n (best).
Three USB 3.0 Ports
Most medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the EliteBook 820 G1 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the EliteBook 820 G1 which has three USB 3.0 ports.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This portable PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on portable PCs of this age and spec.
The EliteBook 820 G1 is fairly light (only 1.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The weights of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 820 G1 range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.
At only 310 millimeters, the EliteBook 820 G1 is quite narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 820 G1. The widths of medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 28mm to 430mm.
9 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The EliteBook 820 G1 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 820 G1 which have a full-size keyboard.
Quite Small Screen Size
The EliteBook 820 G1 has a quite small screen size (only 12.5 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 820 G1. Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the EliteBook 820 G1 the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".
Only HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as 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.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.
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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years, the EliteBook 820 G1 does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only Three Battery Cells
The EliteBook 820 G1 is a three battery cell count laptop.
Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System
This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on notebook PCs of this age and spec.
Only 1,000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.
5 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 820 G1
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when HP released the EliteBook 820 G1.
Intel Core I3 Processor Family
The HP EliteBook 820 G1 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops of a comparable type and age to it.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the EliteBook 820 G1 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the EliteBook 820 G1.
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Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the EliteBook 820 G1 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 820 G1.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 1.7 gigahertz, the HP EliteBook 820 G1 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
DTS Studio Sound
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
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1
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 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
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Embedded Options Available
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video