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HP Elitebook 850 G1
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HP Elitebook 850 G1 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB Sep 2013
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Now employees can hit the road with a travel pro. The HP EliteBook 850 G1 industry leading Ultrabook is ultra-productive in and out of the office. Work with confidence thanks to proven enterprise... More
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HP EliteBook 850 G1 Review
Reviews Hewlett Packard HP EliteBook 850 G1 E3W16UT 15.6 LED Notebo New in 2014

13 Reasons For

HP Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all HP notebook PCs and also specifically for HP medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases HP had good ratings compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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

Most laptops of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Elitebook 850 G1 which has three 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 G1 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook 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 notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Elitebook 850 G1.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Elitebook 850 G1 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. Most similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Elitebook 850 G1 the processor family ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the HP Elitebook 850 G1 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Elitebook 850 G1 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. 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.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all laptops of a similar age and spec to the Elitebook 850 G1.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Has a Front Camera

The Elitebook 850 G1 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago also have a front camera.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Elitebook 850 G1 is 3GHz. At 3.3 gigahertz, the HP Elitebook 850 G1 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Elitebook 850 G1.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook 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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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Elitebook 850 G1 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Elitebook 850 G1. The processor caches of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Elitebook 850 G1 range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Elitebook 850 G1 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops that are a comparable age to the Elitebook 850 G1 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of laptops of this age and spec is 520GB, and the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB. The Elitebook 850 G1 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 180 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Elitebook 850 G1.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Elitebook 850 G1 have a full-size keyboard, however the HP Elitebook 850 G1 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most portable PCs of this age and type have between one and eight battery cells, including the HP Elitebook 850 G1 which has three battery cells.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Elitebook 850 G1 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP Elitebook 850 G1

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when HP released the Elitebook 850 G1.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The HP Elitebook 850 G1 has a fairly average processor clock speed (2.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Elitebook 850 G1 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Elitebook 850 G1.

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Average Weight

The HP Elitebook 850 G1 has a pretty average weight (1.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Elitebook 850 G1.

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Specification

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Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
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Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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Optical Drive
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
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
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
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Included Driver
Recovery Operating System
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 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 FDI Technology
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)
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
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Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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AC Adapter Included
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EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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Expert Reviews

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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
18 April 2014

HP EliteBook 850 G1-H5G44ET One step forward, two steps back: It might be irritating at first that the top version of the 850 G1-series is actually one percent point behind the base configuration...

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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