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HP Elitebook 820 G2
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HP Elitebook 820 G2 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Feb 2015
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Now employees can hit the road with a travel-ready companion. The HP EliteBook 820 thin and light notebook is ultra-mobile in and out of the office. Work with confidence thanks to proven... More
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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We checked 3,456 owner and expert reviews for HP notebook PCs and found that on average HP has good reviews. We also found that HP has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Elitebook 820 G2 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB. At 16 gigabytes, the HP Elitebook 820 G2 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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

The HP Elitebook 820 G2 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The HP Elitebook 820 G2 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 in fact the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs of this age and type.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the HP Elitebook 820 G2 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Elitebook 820 G2. The average processor clock speed of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Elitebook 820 G2 is 2.2GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2.4GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including the HP EliteBook 840, or the Acer Aspire V3 which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the MSI CX61 (2.6GHz) which is also cheaper.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Elitebook 820 G2 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of this type and age the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Elitebook 820 G2 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Elitebook 820 G2 have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB.

There are a number of other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including the MSI CX61, or the DELL Latitude 14 E7450 which is cheaper.

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP Elitebook 820 G2 has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it have an HDD storage medium. 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 actually the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across comparable types of notebook PC.

Other laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the 13Z940, or the 13Z940 both from LG or the DELL Latitude 14 E7450.

If the storage medium of this HP laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the HP EliteBook 850 G2 (SSD), or the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD).

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Elitebook 820 G2 has a better processor family than most similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most similar spec laptops that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Elitebook 820 G2 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Elitebook 820 G2, the Elitebook 820 G2 has a front camera.

There are a number of other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to consider including the Lenovo ThinkPad X240, or the HP EliteBook 840 G2 Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR) which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a front camera including the DELL Latitude 15 E5550.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Elitebook 820 G2 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency (3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Elitebook 820 G2. The maximum turbo frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Elitebook 820 G2 range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.

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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 notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of similar spec laptops that were released more than a year ago is 14GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Elitebook 820 G2 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of this age and spec have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP Elitebook 820 G2 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Big Cache Memory

The Elitebook 820 G2 has a very big cache memory (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Elitebook 820 G2. The average cache memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Elitebook 820 G2 is 3.1MB, and the cache memories range from 1MB to 4MB.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Elitebook 820 G2 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Elitebook 820 G2. Across all the laptops that are a similar age to the Elitebook 820 G2 the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Very Light

The average weight of laptops of a similar type and age to the Elitebook 820 G2 is 2kg. With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the Elitebook 820 G2 is fairly light compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 1.3kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the EliteBook 840, the EliteBook 820, or the EliteBook 840 all from HP.

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Narrow

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Elitebook 820 G2 the widths range from 28mm to 430mm. With a width of only 310 millimeters, the HP Elitebook 820 G2 is one of the narrower comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Elitebook 820 G2 have a full-size keyboard, however the Elitebook 820 G2 does not have a full-size keyboard.

Other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider include the Lenovo ThinkPad X240, or the HP EliteBook 840 G2 Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR).

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Very Small Screen Size

The Elitebook 820 G2 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 12.5 inches) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The average screen size of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 15", and the screen sizes range from 11" to 18".

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 12.5" notebook PCs and we think cheaper laptops such as the DELL Latitude 12 5000, and the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is also worth considering.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire V3-371 (13.3" and cheaper) or the Asus UX303LA-RO341H (13.3" and higher rated).

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of this type and age is 16GB and the biggest is 2TB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the Elitebook 820 G2 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

There are a number of other 256GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper notebook PCs such as the EliteBook 840, or the EliteBook 840 both from HP or the Toshiba Tecra Z40.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire V3-371 (500GB and cheaper), or the Lenovo T450 (500GB and cheaper) or the Lenovo T440 (500GB and higher rated).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago, the Elitebook 820 G2 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth considering alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the EliteBook 840 G2 Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR), or the EliteBook 840 both from HP.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Elitebook 820 G2 is a three battery cell count laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Elitebook 820 G2 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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1 Other reason to consider the HP Elitebook 820 G2

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this portable PC was released.

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Product Identifiers

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