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HP EliteBook 850 Series

HP EliteBook 850 G3Processor: Intel Core i5 5300U, Intel Core i7 4600U, Intel Core i7 5500U, Intel Core i7 6500U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8750M, AMD Radeon R7 M260X, Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel HD Graphics 5500
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 1.88kg, 2kg, 2.015kg, 2.033kg
Price: 1400, 1600, 1699, 2000 euro
Average Score: 82.89% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 9 reviews)
: - %, performance: 73%, features: 66%, display: 80%
mobility: 75%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 90%

 

HP EliteBook 850 G1-H5G44ET

The HP EliteBook 850 G1-H5G44ET is the highest specification version of the HP EliteBook series. The laptop comes with an Intel Core i7-4600U, which is the one of the best processors in the market today. With 8 GB of RAM, performance on this machine is guaranteed to make your day. Even gamers will be satisfied with this machine with the secondary Radeon HD 8750M graphics card ensuring games can be played at ultra-high settings without any issue.

The 15 inch notebook has a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels, providing full HD for the users. Also, the HP EliteBook 850 G1-H5G44ET uses SSD instead of HDD which makes the machine run faster as well. Sadly, because it has such high hardware, the battery life for this machine isn't impressive. It can last 9 hours at most, without any load. It has 4 USB 3.0 ports, a VGA port and the basic audio connections. However, there is no Ethernet port. WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 are support though.

All in all, the HP EliteBook 850 G1-H5G44ET is a great high-end machine for those who require the best of the best from their notebooks. However, the price of this model is steep.

Specifications

HP EliteBook 850 G1-H5G44ETNotebook: HP EliteBook 850 G1-H5G44ET
Processor: Intel Core i7 4600U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8750M 1024 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.033kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 77% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

84% Review Update HP EliteBook 850 G1-H5G44ET Notebook | Notebookcheck
Slowed down. Besides the Core i7 processor and the improved memory equipment, it is the dedicated Radeon HD 8750M in particular that is supposed to justify the considerable price of the top version from the EliteBook 850-series. But can the thin chassis actually handle the additional heat?
70% HP EliteBook 850 G1
Source: PC Mag English
The HP EliteBook 850 G1 is an IT serviceable and user friendly business ultrabook. Easy access to the chassis for upgrades and servicing can make up for shortcomings, like the system's middling battery life, at least to the IT staff supporting your users. However, that's not nearly enough to trump our Editors' Choice for business ultrabooks, the Dell Latitude E7440 Touch, which is thinner and lighter, has a Windows 8-friendly touch screen, a higher-capacity SSD, an HDMI port, and delivers almost an hour more of battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
81% HP EliteBook 850 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The HP EliteBook 850 sets the benchmark for business Ultrabooks; it manages to incorporate state-of-the-art technology in a well-designed chassis that has respectable battery life and performance. Continuing our long list of likes for this model are its good backlit keyboard, excellent touchpad and high-end business features such as a Smartcard reader, Intel vPro technology, dedicated docking station connector, built-in mobile broadband and exceptional access to internal components via its tool-less bottom panel. Our major gripe with the EliteBook 850 is its lackluster display; it needs a contrast and saturation boost.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 81%
80% HP EliteBook 850 G1
Source: Laptop Mag English
The $1,614 HP EliteBook 850 is one of the best 15-inch business notebooks money can buy. It offers robust security, long battery life and a luminous display for the price.Geared toward those who want control over their files, the notebook comes with a removable bottom for swapping out your hard drive and HP's Trust Circles encryption software to ensure only approved contacts see your confidential content.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Recenze: HP EliteBook 850 - hi-end business po výrazném odtučnění
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Comfortable large touchpad; full equipment in a slim body; long battery life. Negative: Poor image quality of the display; speakers; hot under load.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/10/2013

 

HP EliteBook 850 G2 J8R68EA

Specifications

HP EliteBook 850 G2 J8R68EANotebook: HP EliteBook 850 G2 J8R68EA
Processor: Intel Core i7 5500U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R7 M260X 1024 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.015kg
Price: 2000 euro
Links: HP homepage
 EliteBook 850 G2 J8R68EA (Model)

Average Score: 92% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

86.1% HP EliteBook 850 G2 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Quality has its price. HP demands almost 2,000 Euros (~$2289) for its top model of the EliteBook 850 series - in return the customer receives a brilliantly manufactured business laptop with an impressive configuration. Ultimately it is the minor weaknesses that prevent the laptop from ascending the top of its appliance class.
92% 정통 비즈니스 노트북의 귀환 - HP 엘리트북 850 G2 (성능편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 92%
정통 비즈니스 노트북의 귀환 - HP 엘리트북 850 G2 (외형편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/05/2015

 

HP EliteBook 850 G2-H9W21EA

The HP EliteBook 850 provides security, performance and management features that meet ones enterprise needs. It runs Windows 7 Professional on the Intel Core i5-5200U processor along with Intel HD Graphics 5500, which can run most of the games in the market in low graphic settings and is thus suitable for casual gamers. It also features a 4 GB MHz DDR3L SDRAM, two SODIMM memory slots, and a 500GB 7200 rpm SATA internal drive. Its 15.6 inch anti-glare LED display features a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) display is highly preferred by people since it does not exhaust the eyes as much as large displays and it saves more energy. The EliteBook 850 also weighs in lesser than average notebooks at 1.83 kg depending on the configuration. The EliteBook 850 houses four USB 3.0 ports in total, one used for charging, a DisplayPort 1.2, a 3.5 mm headphone/microphone combo jack, Ethernet and a docking station connector. Additionally, it features impressive HD duo integrated stereo speakers, a webcam which records at 720p HD and a spill-resistant keyboard with white LED backlight. Regarding wireless connectivity, there are an Intel Dual Band WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 Combo. As for the security features, it has a fingerprint reader and an integrated smart card reader to protect documents and administration of the EliteBook. The EliteBook 850 also comes with a HP Long Life 3-cell Li-ion battery with 3-years warranty.

Specifications

HP EliteBook 850 G2-H9W21EANotebook: HP EliteBook 850 G2-H9W21EA
Processor: Intel Core i5 5300U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5500
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: HP homepage
 EliteBook 850 G2-H9W21EA (Model)

 

重装大心脏!惠普EliteBook850商务本评测
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2015

 

HP EliteBook 850 G3

The HP Elitebook 850 G3 is features high performance specification and is still thin and light. With up to Intel Core i5-6200U processor, 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4 RAM, a 1 TB Hard Disk, a 512 GB M2 SATA-3 Solid State Drive and Intel HD 520 Graphics, it is certainly suitable for power users. Its 15.6 inch anti-glare LED display features up to UHD resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels). Moreover, you can opt for a touch or non-touch display. Its dual point keyboard optionally comes with a backlight. The laptop features a 3 cell 46 Wh Long Life battery for long lasting battery life. The Audio by Bang & Olufsen and HP Noise Reduction Software provide good audio input and output. As for connectivity, it brings Near Field Communication, Wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.0, a fingerprint reader, USB 3.0, USB Type-C, DisplayPort, a headphone / microphone combo, RJ-45 and a docking connector. Even though the laptop is packed with a lot of connectivity and high performance hardware, it weighs only 4.1 lb (1.8 kg) for non-touch model and 4.54 lb (2 kg) for touch model, which is very light.

Specifications

HP EliteBook 850 G3Notebook: HP EliteBook 850 G3
Processor: Intel Core i7 6500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 520
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.88kg
Price: 1699 euro
Links: HP homepage

 

87.1% HP EliteBook 850 G3 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Unsatisfactory screen. HP again delivers a decent, upper-range business laptop with its new EliteBook 850 G3. Unfortunately, the company has made a big mistake with the choice of the installed screen, which ruins the otherwise good impression that the device makes.
HP EliteBook 850 G3 (T9X34ET)
Source: PC Magazin - Heft 12/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2016
HP EliteBook 850 G3 – для тех, кто ценит качество
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Quite good autonomy; premium design and build quality; comfortable input devices; good display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/06/2016

 

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HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. 

Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.

 

In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

AMD Radeon HD 8750M: Mid-range graphics card based on the GCN architecture.

AMD Radeon R7 M260X: Mid-range graphics card based on the GCN architecture.

Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP). 

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

4600U:

A Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 2.1 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.3 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

5500U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.

6500U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.

Intel Core i5:

5300U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.88 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.

2.033 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


82.89%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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Stefan Hinum, 2014-03-12 (Update: 2014-03-12)