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HP EliteBook 850 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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HP Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Medium processor core laptops manufactured by HP have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor core laptops) and found that HP also has good reviews across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to 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 laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook 850 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 850. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of laptops of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook 850 range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 10GB.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Laptops of a similar age and type to the EliteBook 850 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. The EliteBook 850 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (300 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The EliteBook 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.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

The worst display resolution across comparable types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the EliteBook 850 is 2.2GHz. The EliteBook 850 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.4 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

We compared all the other 2.4GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2783813_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2862103_price] (2.6GHz), or the Lenovo X250[plb_2928645_price] (2.6GHz) which is also cheaper.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP EliteBook 850 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of this type and age. Most portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops of this age and type is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The EliteBook 850 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most portable PCs of this type and age. 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.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 850.

The worst storage medium across comparable types of portable PC is HDD.

We compared all the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media to this laptop and we think the T450[pl_2966422_price], the ThinkPad X1 Carbon[pl_2831123_price], and the T450[pl_2966422_price] all from Lenovo which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2090365_price] (SSD).

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The EliteBook 850 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The average screen size of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 850 is 15".

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The EliteBook 850 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs of this type and age. Most similar spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The processor family of all medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 850 ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the EliteBook 850, the EliteBook 850 has a front camera.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to look at including the Z30[pl_2984377_price], or the Z30[pl_2918857_price] both from Toshiba which is cheaper.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a front camera to this portable PC and we think the Lenovo T450s[plb_3149778_price] is also worth considering.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around 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 portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 850 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The EliteBook 850 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 850 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It may also be worth considering one of the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2699671_price].

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the X1 Carbon[pl_3032563_price], or the X1 Carbon[pl_3046926_price] both from Lenovo.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 850 have between 8 and 767 solid-state drive capacity, including the HP EliteBook 850 which has 256 solid-state drive capacity.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 850 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB. The HP EliteBook 850 has one of the biggest maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

Laptops of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook 850 have cache memories of between 1MB and 4MB. At 4 megabytes, the EliteBook 850 has a quite big cache memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the EliteBook 850.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 3.1MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the EliteBook 850 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 850.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have a full-size keyboard, however the EliteBook 850 does not have a full-size keyboard.

Alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider include the T450s[pl_3149778_price], the G500[pl_2251523_price], or the X1 Carbon[pl_3032563_price] all from Lenovo.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The HP EliteBook 850 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The smallest total storage capacity of notebook PCs of this type and age is 16GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB.

Alternative 256GB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper laptops such as the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2783771_price], the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2729373_price], or the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2768409_price].

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the EliteBook 820[pl_2783813_price] (500GB and cheaper), or the EliteBook 820[pl_2862103_price] (500GB and cheaper) both from HP or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2812690_price] (500GB and cheaper).

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 850 is 2.1GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2MB to 4.1GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the EliteBook 850 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The EliteBook 850 is a three battery cell count notebook PC.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memories of medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 850 range from 8.1GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 20GB. At only 16,384 megabytes, the EliteBook 850 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the EliteBook 850.

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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 portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 850

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Internal Memory

The HP EliteBook 850 has a fairly average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the EliteBook 850[pl_2783808_price], or the EliteBook 820[pl_2783771_price] both from HP or the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2699671_price].

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Average Weight

At 1.8 kilograms, the HP EliteBook 850 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 850.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the HP 15[plb_2741876_price] (1.9kg), or the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2090365_price] (1.8kg).

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Specification

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Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
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Processor Operating Mode
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Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Memory
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Memory Slot
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Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
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Display
Screen Size
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Graphics
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
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Networking
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USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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Intel VPro Technology
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Intel Visual 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

(1)
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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