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HP EliteBook 820 G1
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HP EliteBook 820 G1 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB May 2014
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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... More
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Review HP Elitebook 820 G1

15 Reasons For

HP Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

HP has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other manufacturers.

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 similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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

The EliteBook 820 G1 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h. With a battery life of 13.25 hours, the EliteBook 820 G1 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you want a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the EliteBook 850 (15h), or the EliteBook 850 (15h) both from HP.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The EliteBook 820 G1 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years. Most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook 820 G1.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Has a Front Camera

The EliteBook 820 G1 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to consider including the PU551LA, or the X551CA both from Asus or the HP Pavilion 15 which is cheaper.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 820 G1 is 4,200 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the HP EliteBook 820 G1 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst portable PCs of this age.

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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 laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The EliteBook 820 G1 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 820 G1 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the HP ProBook 450 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might also want to look at including the DELL Inspiron 14 3000, or the Lenovo YOGA 500.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The EliteBook 820 G1 is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the EliteBook 820 G1 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Light

At only 1.3 kilograms, the EliteBook 820 G1 is fairly light compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 820 G1. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the EliteBook 820 G1 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

There are a number of other 1.3kg heavy notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including the HP EliteBook 820 G1 which is cheaper.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (1.4kg), or the Toshiba R930 (1.4kg).

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Narrow

Portable PCs of this type and age have widths of between 38mm and 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. With a width of only 310 millimeters, the EliteBook 820 G1 is quite narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 820 G1 range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the EliteBook 820 G1 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 820 G1 range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook 820 G1 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 820 G1 range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". The EliteBook 820 G1 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 12.5 inches) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 12.5" laptops currently available including the 2570p, the 2570p, or the EliteBook 2570p all from HP which is cheaper.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire V3 (13.3") which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have a full-size keyboard, however the EliteBook 820 G1 does not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth also looking at alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Pavilion 15 ($499.99), or the Pavilion 15 both from HP or the Asus X551CA which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of a comparable type and age 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 portable PCs that have an HDD storage media to this portable PC and we think the HP ProBook 450, and the Asus X551CA which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this HP portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 840 G1 (SSD and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The EliteBook 820 G1 has a very small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the EliteBook 820 G1. Laptops of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 820 G1 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the HP EliteBook 820 G1 which is cheaper.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the HP Pavilion 15 (8GB) which is also 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 similar spec and age to it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The EliteBook 820 G1 is a three battery cell count notebook PC.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years is 590GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the EliteBook 820 G1 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 820 G1

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2 gigahertz, the EliteBook 820 G1 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 ($329.99) (2.13GHz), or the Asus X553MA (2.16GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the EliteBook 820 G1 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo B590.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the HP Pavilion 15 (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
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
Conflict Free Processor
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
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board 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
On-Board 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
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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 Matrix Storage Technology
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 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)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
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
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

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No doubt the HP EliteBook 820 will appeal to those who appreciate an Ultrabook with upgradable internals and a removable battery. Once staples of the laptop world, these useful features have...

17 March 2014

HP EliteBook 820 G1-H5G14ET Home run: HP has created a compelling subnotebook with the EliteBook 820 G1 . It comprehensively meets the requirements placed on a portable, professional office...

21 February 2014

Lisa Gade reviews the HP EliteBook 820, a 12.5? business laptop with Intel 4th generation Haswell CPUs. The 2.94 lb. is very stylish, with a magnesium lid, tapered sides yet it's MIL Spec durable.... Read more…

3 February 2014

There are some very nice touches on the HP EliteBook 820 G1, especially the way it fits an Ethernet port into something much thinner than many business travellers are used to. This isn't the brick...

3 February 2014

HP isn't going to win a style prize for the EliteBook 820 G1, especially compared to sleek-looking hybrid notebooks from Lenovo or the VaporMag-coated Surface Pro 2. But for the business user, a...

1 February 2014

The HP Elitebook 820 is a needed departure from the company's tradition. Though fans of older systems may balk at the new notebook's plastic chassis, the new design is lighter, thinner and less...

11 December 2013

It's hardly surprising that most Ultrabooks tend to have 12-inch or 13-inch screens since, of course, that helps to keep their size and weight as low as possible. For some reason, though, HP seems... Read more…

2 December 2013

A solid laptop, which delivers solid performance. The upgradeability will help to extend the life of the product, and the only letdown is the 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…

21 March 2014

Le HP EliteBook 820 G1-H5G14ET. Home run : HP nous offre un ultraportable convaincant avec son EliteBook 820 G1 , une machine qui répond avec exhaustivité aux besoins des professionnels en un...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers hp f2p31, hp f2p31u, hp i54200, j2a92avabf, hp f2p31ut, hp i54200u, j8u06utaba
Barcodes 00888793463321, 00888793830796, 08887931833660, 08887934633212
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