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HP EliteBook 820 Series

HP Elitebook 820 G4 Z2V77EA

Not all businessmen require a small, light and mobile notebook/tablet hybrid. Some require a sturdy and tough powerhouse capable of running high-end software smoothly. Despite being made for more demanding users, the EliteBook is by no means heavy. It weighs only 1.33 kg and this is mainly due to the fact that it uses only magnesium instead of metal.

The EliteBook comes with an Intel i5-4200U processor, an integrated HD Graphics 4400 card, 16 GB of RAM and 500 GB hard drive making it suitable for heavier than casual usage. The 12.5 inch LCD screen features a resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels, which is very average. Most screens these days have better screen resolution than this.

One of the more attractive features of the EliteBook is its connectivity. Besides basic 802.11 WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, the EliteBook also features LTE connectivity, which is a rather interesting function to have for a laptop.

It also comes with 3 USB ports, 1 mini display port, the basic headphones and microphone ports, RJ-45, docking connector and a VGA port. All in all, the HP EliteBook 820 is a pretty average laptop, being pretty good in all sections but not really perfecting any. Although it is rather light, the battery life of the laptop is not as good as it should be, reducing its mobility.

Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U, Intel Core i5 4300U, Intel Core i5 5200U, Intel Core i7 5500U, Intel Core i7 7500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400, Intel HD Graphics 5500, Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 12.5 inch
Weight: 1.26kg, 1.3kg, 1.5kg
Price: 1200, 1999 euro
Average Score: 78.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 74%, features: 72%, display: 90%
mobility: 77%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 92%, emissions: 92%

 

HP EliteBook 820 G1

Specifications

HP EliteBook 820 G1Notebook: HP EliteBook 820 G1
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: HP homepage
 EliteBook 820 (Series)
 EliteBook 820 G1 (Model)

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Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

75% HP EliteBook 820 G1
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
No doubt the HP EliteBook 820 will appeal to those who appreciate an Ultrabook with upgradable internals and a removable battery. Once staples of the laptop world, these useful features have largely gone away with the drive toward thinner and lighter Ultrabooks. Even better, your employees won't groan when you hand them a bulky and ugly clunker: the EliteBook G820 is a slim and light 3 lb. machine that's good looking.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 75%
HP EliteBook 820 G1 Small Business Laptop Review
Source: Small Business Computing English
Laptop manufacturers embrace all sorts of eye-catching features these days, from a uni-body aluminum chassis to screens with retina-level resolution that you can touch and swivel. But with its EliteBook 820 G1, HP courts the sensible-shoe-wearing business crowd. With an emphasis on understated, solid design over flashy style, the EliteBook 820 prefers to be the small business laptop you use to get the job done rather than the center of attention.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/11/2014
Sturdy, streamlined, secure: HP packs business features into a lighter-weight, 12.6-inch laptop
Source: Techradar English
There are some very nice touches on the HP EliteBook 820 G1, especially the way it fits an Ethernet port into something much thinner than many business travellers are used to. This isn't the brick you'd expect from a business-class notebook. The design isn't groundbreaking, but it still looks and feels good, especially with the backlit keyboard. And being able to snap off the back without needing any tools to change the battery, swap out the storage for an SSD or swap in new modules will make whoever fixes your business's PCs far happier. It's not the cheapest business-grade notebook but it is good value if you need the sturdy, secure but still somewhat stylish option.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/03/2014
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
70% HP ELITEBOOK 820 G1
Source: Digital Trends English
The HP Elitebook 820 is a needed departure from the company’s tradition. Though fans of older systems may balk at the new notebook’s plastic chassis, the new design is lighter, thinner and less expensive, all of which are positive traits. And, like most previous Elitebooks, this model has a standard three-year warranty.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% HP Elitebook 820 G1 review
Source: It Pro English
It’s hard not to be impressed with the performance and upgradeability of the EliteBook 820 G1. It may not be as bendy as Yoga Pro 2 or eye-catching as the MacBook Pro range - but it should comfortably outlast both - an important factor in enterprise environments.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

HP EliteBook 820 G1-F1R78AW

Specifications

HP EliteBook 820 G1-F1R78AWNotebook: HP EliteBook 820 G1-F1R78AW
Processor: Intel Core i5 4300U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links: HP homepage
 EliteBook 820 (Series)

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Recenze: HP EliteBook 820 - cestovní notebook s výkonem, konektory i dokováním
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Comfortable keyboard and touchpad; full equipment including dock connector; good mechanical processing; easy access to all internal components. Negative: Low quality of the display; poor speakers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/29/2014

 

HP Elitebook 820 G2-J8R58EA

Specifications

HP Elitebook 820 G2-J8R58EANotebook: HP Elitebook 820 G2-J8R58EA
Processor: Intel Core i7 5500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5500
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 1999 euro
Links: HP homepage
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88% HP EliteBook 820 G2 Subnotebook Review | Notebookcheck
Broadwell upgrade. The EliteBook 820 G2 is a 12.5-inch business notebook. Overall, it left a good impression and does not need to hide from the competition. However, it also is not exactly affordable with a price of just under 2000 Euros (~$2253).
HP Elitebook 820 G2 (J8R58EA)
Source: c't - Heft 11/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/16/2015

 

HP Elitebook 820 G2-H9V81EA

Specifications

HP Elitebook 820 G2-H9V81EANotebook: HP Elitebook 820 G2-H9V81EA
Processor: Intel Core i5 5200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5500
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Links: HP homepage
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HP Elitebook 820 G2 – Алгоритм Бизнеса
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Robust casing; decent hardware; comfortable keyboard with water resistant surface; fingerprint scanner; good connectivity; Negative: Mediocre display; poor autonomy; high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/20/2015

 

HP Elitebook 820 G4 Z2V77EA

Specifications

HP Elitebook 820 G4 Z2V77EANotebook: HP Elitebook 820 G4 Z2V77EA
Processor: Intel Core i7 7500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.26kg
Links: HP homepage
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Portátil profesional 12,5": HP Elitebook 820 G4 [Z2V77EA]
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; decent hardware. Negative: Poor display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/14/2017

 

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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).


Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP). Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2) found on some Kaby-Lake CPU models (15 W ULV series).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i5:

4200U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

4300U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.9 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.9 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

5200U: 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.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.  

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.7500U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.7 to 3.5 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.26 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

1.5 kg:


78.25%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2014-05-14 (Update: 2014-05-14)