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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 500GB HDD 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

18 Reasons For

HP Has Good Portable PC Reviews

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

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 comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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

The EliteBook 850 G1 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other laptops of this age and type 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 G1 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 850 G1.

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

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The HP EliteBook 850 G1 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years. Most notebook PCs of this age and spec have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 850 G1 is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The EliteBook 850 G1 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This HP laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC'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 around the same time as the EliteBook 850 G1.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Portable PCs of this type and age have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the EliteBook 850 G1 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 850 G1.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago, the HP EliteBook 850 G1 has a front camera.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The EliteBook 850 G1 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The maximum turbo frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 850 G1 range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. The HP EliteBook 850 G1 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The EliteBook 850 G1 is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the EliteBook 850 G1 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big L3 Cache

With a L3 cache of 4 megabytes, the EliteBook 850 G1 has a very big L3 cache compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The average L3 cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 850 G1 is 3MB, and the L3 caches range from 2MB to 6MB.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of portable PCs of this type and age is 0.51MB and the biggest is 4MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the EliteBook 850 G1 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on laptops of this age and spec.

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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 laptops of this age and spec.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs of this age and type.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of this age and type is 200MHz, the fastest is 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 850 G1 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 850 G1 have a full-size keyboard, however the EliteBook 850 G1 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time 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.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of this type and age.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The EliteBook 850 G1 is a three battery cell count notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years do not have a touch sensitive screen. The EliteBook 850 G1 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 850 G1

Released Over Two Years Ago

HP released the EliteBook 850 G1 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.1 gigahertz, the EliteBook 850 G1 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the EliteBook 850 G1.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the EliteBook 850 G1 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the EliteBook 850 G1.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The EliteBook 850 G1 has a fairly average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook 850 G1.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2843836_price] (512GB).

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Average Weight

At 1.9 kilograms, the EliteBook 850 G1 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 850 G1.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL 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 Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete 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
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
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 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
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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp e3w16, hp h5g42, hp h5g42e, hp e3w16u, h5g42eaab9, h5g42eaaby, hp e3w16ut, h5g42eaabu, hp h5g42ea, hp h5g42eaa, hp h5g42eaab, hp h5g42eaabu
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