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HP EliteBook 850 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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17 Reasons For

Good Brand

Medium processor core laptops built by HP have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all notebook 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 portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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

The EliteBook 850 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the HP EliteBook 850 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

Across similar types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 4,400h, and the average battery life is 20h. At 15 hours, the EliteBook 850 has a very long battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 850.

If this notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 840 ($699.95) (15.25h).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The EliteBook 850 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of this age and type. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that have been available for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC 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 laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The EliteBook 850 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The smallest screen size of notebook PCs of this age and type is 10" and the biggest is 18".

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 15.6" portable PCs currently available including the DELL Latitude 15 3550, or the Lenovo B590 which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Asus X75A (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The EliteBook 850 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook 850 also have a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the DELL Latitude 14 5000 ($700.98) which has better reviews; or the Lenovo T440 which is cheaper.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Lenovo T440p is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP EliteBook 850 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this type and age also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 14 5000 ($700.98).

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the Lenovo T440p, or the Toshiba C55 ($449.50) is also worth considering.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the EliteBook 850 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst notebook PCs of this age. The hard drive speeds of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 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 available for around the same time as it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The EliteBook 850 is a four USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 850 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook 850's maximum internal memory (64-bit) is one of the biggest amongst comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the EliteBook 850. Laptops that were released more than two years ago have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 850 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook 850 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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13 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 380MHz. The EliteBook 850 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the HP EliteBook 850 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook 850 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The HP EliteBook 850 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 16 gigabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops of a similar age and type to the EliteBook 850 is 23GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of this age and type. 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 a cheaper notebook PC such as the DELL Latitude 15 3550, and the Acer Aspire E5 or you might consider a higher scoring notebook PC such as the DELL Inspiron 15 are also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this HP notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo L440 (SSD), or the HP ProBook 640 G1 (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The EliteBook 850 has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 850. The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

There are a number of alternative 1.7GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Toshiba Tecra Z40.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Asus X551CA (1.8GHz and cheaper), or the DELL Inspiron 14 3000 (1.8GHz and cheaper).

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the EliteBook 850 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs and we think the DELL Latitude 15 3550, and the Toshiba Satellite C55-A which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the X75A (6GB), or the Transformer Book Flip TP300LA (6GB) both from Asus or the Toshiba Satellite C55-B ($389.88) (6GB).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The HP EliteBook 850 is a three battery cell count laptop.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the EliteBook 850 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The HP EliteBook 850 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

Other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at include the Lenovo T440, the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa, or the DELL Latitude 15.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the laptops that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 850 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.7 gigahertz, the EliteBook 850 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 850 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook 850. Across all the portable PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 850 the hard drive capacity range from 120GB to 1.5TB.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 850

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the EliteBook 850 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the EliteBook 850.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Latitude 15 3550, or the Toshiba Satellite C55-A.

If this laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire E5 (1TB and cheaper).

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Average Weight

The EliteBook 850 has a pretty standard weight (1.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook 850.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Asus X401A (1.9kg) 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
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
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Display Surface
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
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out 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
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management 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 Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

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The EliteBook 850 G2. Test model courtesy of HP Germany. Apart from slightly faster and more efficient processors, the second generation of the EliteBook 850 has barely any noteworthy innovations...

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
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

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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

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