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HP EliteBook 830 G7 Laptop Review: Premium for the Mainstream

Now with a new chassis. Unlike the jump from the EliteBook 830 G5 to the 830 G6, the 830 G7 brings significant visual updates including reduced bezels for a sleeker and more portable look.

The 13.3-inch EliteBook 830 G7 is HP's latest mid-range business laptop that sits in between the lower-end ProBook series and higher-end EliteBook 1030 series. The model is a visual redesign when compared to the last generation EliteBook 830 G6 or 830 G5. HP offers a 14-inch version of this laptop with many of the same hardware options and features called the EliteBook 840 G7.

Our unit here comes configured with the Core i7-10810U CPU, 400-nit 1080p display, 16 GB RAM, Cat16 WWAN, and 512 GB NVMe SSD for approximately $2100 USD retail. Other major configurations include the Core i5-10210U, 250-nit display or the AMD Ryzen U-series via the EliteBook 835 G7, but no discrete GPU options are available. HP has designed the system to compete directly with the Lenovo ThinkPad X13 and Dell Latitude 7310.

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HP EliteBook 830 G7
Processor
Intel Core i7-10810U 6 x 1.1 - 4.9 GHz, Comet Lake-U
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620, DDR4, 26.20.100.7985
Memory
16384 MB 
, Samsung DDR4-2666, 10-10-10-28, Dual-Channel
Display
13.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, Chi Mei CMN13A9, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Comet Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Soundcard
Intel Comet Lake PCH-LP - cAVS
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: MicroSD, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1, Intel XMM 7560 LITE Cat. 16, LTE
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18.1 x 307.9 x 204.5 ( = 0.71 x 12.12 x 8.05 in)
Battery
53 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 3-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Bang & Olufsen Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, HP Sure Start, Audio Control, Client Security Manager, SoftPaq Download Manager, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.29 kg ( = 45.5 oz / 2.84 pounds), Power Supply: 291 g ( = 10.26 oz / 0.64 pounds)
Price
2100 USD
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
89 %
09/2020
HP EliteBook 830 G7
i7-10810U, UHD Graphics 620
1.3 kg18.1 mm13.30"1920x1080
88 %
10/2019
HP EliteBook x360 830 G6
i7-8565U, UHD Graphics 620
1.5 kg16.9 mm13.30"1920x1080
88 %
08/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GE
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
1.3 kg16.9 mm13.30"1920x1080
89 %
07/2020
Dell Latitude 7310
i7-10610U, UHD Graphics 620
1.2 kg18.3 mm13.30"1920x1080
85 %
05/2020
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
859 g17.9 mm13.30"1920x1080
84 %
02/2020
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
i5-1035G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
1.3 kg14.5 mm13.50"2256x1504

Case

Paint a golden Spectre 13 gray and that'll give you a good idea of what an EliteBook will feel like. The chassis has a high quality impression without needing to resort to carbon fiber or woven fabric like on the ThinkPad or Dell Latitude/XPS series. Rigidity is excellent with minimal twisting and almost no creaking much like on the higher-end EliteBook 1030 series. We would love to see more color options, but there's not much else to complain about other than the superficial.

When compared to the EliteBook 830 G6, the 830 G7 has noticeably narrower bezels on all four sides especially along the top and bottom for a much higher screen-to-body ratio. HP is claiming 34 percent and 29 percent thinner top and bottom bezels, respectively, than last year's model. The system is smaller than the ThinkPad X13 while being slightly larger and heavier than the Latitude 7310. Dimensions are very nearly the same as the EliteBook x360 1030 G4 even though the latter is a pricier model.

Chassis uses both metal and plastic for the lid and base
Chassis uses both metal and plastic for the lid and base
The slightly roughened matte surface hides fingerprints well
The slightly roughened matte surface hides fingerprints well
Bar hinge is uniformly rigid with no teetering when adjusting or typing. However, it creaks a bit when changing angles
Bar hinge is uniformly rigid with no teetering when adjusting or typing. However, it creaks a bit when changing angles
Speaker grilles face upwards along the sides of the keyboard instead of downwards
Speaker grilles face upwards along the sides of the keyboard instead of downwards
Edges and corners are sharper this time around for a thinner look
Edges and corners are sharper this time around for a thinner look
Lid opened to maximum angle (~175 degrees)
Lid opened to maximum angle (~175 degrees)
312 mm / 12.3 inch 217 mm / 8.54 inch 16.9 mm / 0.665 inch 1.3 kg2.84 lbs309 mm / 12.2 inch 212 mm / 8.35 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 859 g1.894 lbs307.9 mm / 12.1 inch 204.5 mm / 8.05 inch 18.1 mm / 0.713 inch 1.3 kg2.84 lbs306.5 mm / 12.1 inch 203.2 mm / 8 inch 18.3 mm / 0.72 inch 1.2 kg2.69 lbs306.6 mm / 12.1 inch 215.2 mm / 8.47 inch 16.9 mm / 0.665 inch 1.5 kg3.22 lbs308 mm / 12.1 inch 223 mm / 8.78 inch 14.5 mm / 0.571 inch 1.3 kg2.84 lbs

Connectivity

The one feature missing on the EliteBook 830 G7 is a MicroSD reader whereas both the competing Latitude 7310 and ThinkPad X13 have it standard. In return, the system has two Thunderbolt 3 ports compared to one on the 830 G6. Keep in mind that the system can be recharged by USB-C or the proprietary barrel charger. We suspect that HP will drop the barrel charger port for something more useful on future models of the EliteBook.

Front: No connectivity
Front: No connectivity
Right: Nano-SIM slot (optional) 2x USB-C + Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 1.4, AC adapter
Right: Nano-SIM slot (optional) 2x USB-C + Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 1.4, AC adapter
Rear: No connectivity
Rear: No connectivity
Left: HP DriveLock, 2x USB-A 3.1 Gen. 1, 3.5 mm combo audio, SmartCard reader (optional)
Left: HP DriveLock, 2x USB-A 3.1 Gen. 1, 3.5 mm combo audio, SmartCard reader (optional)

Communication

The Intel AX201 comes standard for Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity with no noticeable issues when paired to our Netgear RAX200 test router. WWAN is supported as well with Intel XMM 7360 or 7560 LTE options, but eSIM is absent meaning users will have to insert their own nano-SIM cards.

Removable M.2 2230 WLAN module
Removable M.2 2230 WLAN module
Removable M.2 3042 WWAN module
Removable M.2 3042 WWAN module
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1573 (1352min - 1701max) MBit/s ∼100% +13%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1387 (1329min - 1458max) MBit/s ∼88%
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1257 (668min - 1414max) MBit/s ∼80% -9%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1251 (803min - 1358max) MBit/s ∼80% -10%
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1003 (646min - 1257max) MBit/s ∼64% -28%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1484 (1342min - 1614max) MBit/s ∼100% +51%
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1484 (1301min - 1644max) MBit/s ∼100% +51%
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1188 (988min - 1327max) MBit/s ∼80% +21%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
984 (796min - 1076max) MBit/s ∼66%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
756 (654min - 835max) MBit/s ∼51% -23%
05010015020025030035040045050055060065070075080085090095010001050110011501200125013001350140014501500Tooltip
; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1386 (1329-1458)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø984 (796-1076)

Webcam

Webcam shutter on. Shutter is not electronic unlike on the Envy 15 series
Webcam shutter on. Shutter is not electronic unlike on the Envy 15 series
Webcam shutter off. HP says the webcam offers a wider field-of-view now, but we would have preferred better image quality instead
Webcam shutter off. HP says the webcam offers a wider field-of-view now, but we would have preferred better image quality instead
ColorChecker
30.5 ∆E
22.6 ∆E
24.5 ∆E
25.2 ∆E
26.8 ∆E
21.8 ∆E
18 ∆E
28.3 ∆E
17.6 ∆E
23.4 ∆E
18.4 ∆E
25.8 ∆E
22.7 ∆E
21 ∆E
21.3 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
21.7 ∆E
25.7 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
22.4 ∆E
22.1 ∆E
17.1 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
ColorChecker HP EliteBook 830 G7: 20.66 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 30.48 ∆E

Security

The same suite of security features on the Elitebook 1030 series can be found here on the 830 G7 including HP Client Security. There is no proximity sensor for complete hands-free login unlike on the Latitude 7310.

Maintenance

The bottom panel is secured by just 5 Philips screws with none hidden underneath the rubber feet. While easy to remove, the aluminum shields covering the M.2 SSD and 2x SODIMM slots will take more patience.

Accessories and Warranty

There are no extras in the box other than the usual paperwork and AC adapter. However, users have to option to choose between a proprietary barrel AC adapter or a universal USB-C AC adapter at checkout. A three-year limited warranty comes standard.

Input Devices

Keyboard

HP has redesigned the keyboard to be quieter than before without impacting key feedback. The Space and Enter keys, however, continue to be noticeably louder than the main QWERTY keys. Even so, the keyboards on Spectre and EliteBook laptops in particular have always been excellent for typing due to their firmer feedback when compared to the softer keys on the XPS series and most other Ultrabooks.

Key layout has changed a bit as well. The Power button is now near the top right corner of the keyboard squished in between the Print Screen and Delete keys. To prevent accidental presses, it requires slightly more force to depress and a longer stroke before the input is registered. We would like to see the fingerprint reader integrated onto the Power button on future models. Meanwhile, the F12 key now doubles as a handy customizable key for user-defined macros or applications.

Touchpad

The smooth Precision clickpad is larger than the one on the Latitude 7310 (11 x 6.3 cm vs. 10.5 x 6.1 cm). Gliding, however, is stickier than expected which can make wide cursor movements tiring. Moving from one side of the screen to the other, for example, takes more effort from the finger than on most other Ultrabooks.

The integrated mouse clicks are shallow in travel with relatively weak feedback when pressed. Clatter is quiet as a result, but we would've preferred a firmer and more satisfying click or just regular dedicated mouse buttons instead.

Keyboard layout has been redesigned and the classic TrackPoint is now gone
Keyboard layout has been redesigned and the classic TrackPoint is now gone
Say goodbye to the dedicated mouse buttons on the 830 G5 series
Say goodbye to the dedicated mouse buttons on the 830 G5 series
Key travel feels slightly shallower than the keys on a ThinkPad
Key travel feels slightly shallower than the keys on a ThinkPad
Up/Dn arrow keys continue to be small and cramped to use
Up/Dn arrow keys continue to be small and cramped to use

Display

HWiNFO is unable to identify the panel name aside from its Chi Mei CMN13A9 controller. Display quality is excellent with its high contrast ratio and brighter backlight than both the ThinkPad X13 and Latitude 7310. Ghosting remains noticeable due to the average black-white response times which shouldn't be an issue for the target audience.

If optimal colors and contrast are important, then we recommend avoiding Sure View.

HP is the only major laptop OEM to offer 1000-nit panel options for many of its EliteBooks. There are no options for anything greater than 1080p
HP is the only major laptop OEM to offer 1000-nit panel options for many of its EliteBooks. There are no options for anything greater than 1080p
Side bezels are 19 percent narrower than on the 830 G6
Side bezels are 19 percent narrower than on the 830 G6
Matte overlay is slightly grainy when looking up close, but it's not a bother when sitting at a normal distance
Matte overlay is slightly grainy when looking up close, but it's not a bother when sitting at a normal distance
Minimal uneven backlight bleeding
Minimal uneven backlight bleeding
449.1
cd/m²
447
cd/m²
436.1
cd/m²
438.2
cd/m²
454.5
cd/m²
443.3
cd/m²
414.5
cd/m²
419.2
cd/m²
414.5
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Chi Mei CMN13A9
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 454.5 cd/m² Average: 435.2 cd/m² Minimum: 21.42 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 454.5 cd/m²
Contrast: 1683:1 (Black: 0.27 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.12 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7, calibrated: 1.97
ΔE Greyscale 3.1 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
97% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 61.5% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.01
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Chi Mei CMN13A9, IPS, 13.30, 1920x1080
HP EliteBook x360 830 G6
M133NVFC R5, IPS LED, 13.30, 1920x1080
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GE
Lenovo B133HAK01.1, IPS, 13.30, 1920x1080
Dell Latitude 7310
AU Optronics B133HAN, IPS, 13.30, 1920x1080
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
Toshiba TOS508F, IPS, 13.30, 1920x1080
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Sharp LQ135P1JX51, IPS, 13.50, 2256x1504
Response Times
-28%
-2%
12%
-13%
-25%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
46.8 (24, 22.8)
44 (18.8, 25.2)
6%
52.8 (26, 26.8)
-13%
40.8 (22.4, 18.4)
13%
54.8 (26, 28.8)
-17%
59.2 (28.4, 30.8)
-26%
Response Time Black / White *
32 (15.6, 16.4)
30 (14, 16)
6%
29.2 (16.8, 12.4)
9%
28.8 (14.8, 14)
10%
35.6 (19.2, 16.4)
-11%
41.6 (23.6, 18)
-30%
PWM Frequency
26600 (62)
952.4 (100)
-96%
23810 (24)
-10%
21740 (51)
-18%
Screen
10%
-33%
5%
8%
14%
Brightness middle
454.5
603
33%
359
-21%
332.7
-27%
482
6%
403.4
-11%
Brightness
435
692
59%
342
-21%
329
-24%
452
4%
397
-9%
Brightness Distribution
91
69
-24%
90
-1%
89
-2%
91
0%
89
-2%
Black Level *
0.27
0.26
4%
0.21
22%
0.25
7%
0.4
-48%
0.34
-26%
Contrast
1683
2319
38%
1710
2%
1331
-21%
1205
-28%
1186
-30%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.12
2.2
29%
6.7
-115%
2.15
31%
1.85
41%
0.94
70%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
4.85
7.7
-59%
10.9
-125%
3.89
20%
3.08
36%
2.92
40%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.97
1.5
24%
1.3
34%
1.09
45%
1.2
39%
0.99
50%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.1
2.6
16%
7.4
-139%
2.5
19%
2
35%
0.9
71%
Gamma
2.01 109%
2.17 101%
2.85 77%
2.3 96%
2.1 105%
2.13 103%
CCT
6902 94%
6412 101%
6309 103%
6347 102%
6822 95%
6620 98%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
61.5
60.2
-2%
61.7
0%
64.1
4%
62.5
2%
62.3
1%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
97
93.6
-4%
95.9
-1%
99.4
2%
97.7
1%
98.7
2%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-9% / 2%
-18% / -28%
9% / 6%
-3% / 4%
-6% / 6%

* ... smaller is better

Color coverage is excellent at almost 100 percent of sRGB to be similar to high-end Ultrabooks and other business laptops in this price range. Users who want full AdobeRGB coverage or more may want to consider the Envy 15 series instead.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB

X-Rite colorimeter measurements show a decently calibrated display out of the box. Color temperature, however, is slightly too cool which we are able to fix with our colorimeter. Colors and grayscale improve marginally after calibrating the display ourselves with final average DeltaE values of just 1.97 and 2.7, respectively.

Grayscale before calibration
Grayscale before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
32 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 15.6 ms rise
↘ 16.4 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 82 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
46.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 24 ms rise
↘ 22.8 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 74 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.6 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 26600 Hz ≤ 62 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 26600 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 62 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 26600 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9661 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Outdoor visibility is acceptable when under shade but otherwise average at best when under brighter conditions. If you intend on using the laptop outdoors frequently, then we highly recommend the 1000-nit option while avoiding the lesser 250-nit option. Most high-end Ultrabooks top out at only 400 to 600 nits in comparison.

Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under sunlight
Colors and contrast degrade a bit more quickly than most other IPS panel when viewing from extreme angles
Colors and contrast degrade a bit more quickly than most other IPS panel when viewing from extreme angles

Performance

CPU options range from the Core i5-10210U all the way up to the vPro-enabled Core i7-10810U like the one we have here with no Ice Lake options to be seen. Keep in mind that the i7-10810U is not necessarily faster than the i7-10710U as they are mostly separated by vPro compatibility.

For AMD options, the EliteBook 835 series will fill that gap albeit without any Thunderbolt 3 support. AMD processors are recommended if you value the extra graphics horsepower over the usual Intel UHD Graphics 620.

Both RAM and WLAN are user-upgradeable which is more than what we can say for the Latitude 7310 or ThinkPad X13. The two DDR4-2666 SODIMM slots support 32 GB each for a total of 64 GB.

Processor

CPU performance is only good during the initial burst of Turbo Boost clock rates. When subjected to constant stress, performance begins to fall flat. Our CineBench R15 xT loop test below shows a performance dip of 22 percent over time because the system is unable to sustain high Turbo Boost clock rates for extended periods. This has a profound impact on long-running benchmarks like CineBench R20 where performance can be 35 percent slower than the Latitude 9510 equipped with the same Core i7-10810U CPU.

Clock rate behavior is explored further in our Stress Test section below.

CineBench R15
CineBench R15
CineBench R20
CineBench R20
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HP EliteBook 830 G7 UHD Graphics 620, i7-10810U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø606 (598.31-772.22)
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U UHD Graphics 620, i7-10710U, SK Hynix PC601 NVMe 512 GB; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø886 (689.23-1062.4)
MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-009 GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø795 (774.95-1100.17)
Dell Latitude 9510 2-in-1 UHD Graphics 620, i7-10810U, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø562 (455.14-1064.2)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
2935 Points ∼100% +94%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
2829 Points ∼96% +87%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
2410 Points ∼82% +59%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T7S00W00
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
2173 Points ∼74% +43%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
2107 Points ∼72% +39%
Average Intel Core i7-10810U
  (1516 - 2344, n=3)
1858 Points ∼63% +23%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
1533 Points ∼52% +1%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel Core i7-10810U
1516 Points ∼52%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1505 Points ∼51% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
1505 Points ∼51% -1%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
Intel Core i7-10510U
1370 Points ∼47% -10%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
475 Points ∼100% +7%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
461 Points ∼97% +4%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
460 Points ∼97% +4%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
453 Points ∼95% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T7S00W00
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
453 Points ∼95% +2%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
446 Points ∼94% 0%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel Core i7-10810U
444 Points ∼93%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
Intel Core i7-10510U
433 Points ∼91% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-10810U
  (396 - 447, n=3)
429 Points ∼90% -3%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
425 Points ∼89% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
351 Points ∼74% -21%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
1287 (1057.08min - 1287.21max) Points ∼100% +96%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
1051 Points ∼82% +60%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1049 (803.97min - 1049.04max) Points ∼82% +59%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
889 (827.87min - 893.75max) Points ∼69% +35%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T7S00W00
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
873 (836.07min - 873.42max) Points ∼68% +33%
Average Intel Core i7-10810U
  (658 - 1064, n=3)
818 Points ∼64% +24%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
726.48 (548.08min - 726.48max) Points ∼56% +10%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
Intel Core i7-10510U
726 Points ∼56% +10%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
667 Points ∼52% +1%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
659 Points ∼51% 0%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel Core i7-10810U
658 (598.31min - 772.22max) Points ∼51%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
603 (543.52min - 602.8max) Points ∼47% -8%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
519 Points ∼40% -21%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
186 Points ∼100% +2%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
Intel Core i7-10510U
185 Points ∼99% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
184 Points ∼99% +1%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
182 Points ∼98% 0%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel Core i7-10810U
182 Points ∼98%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
180.91 Points ∼97% -1%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
180 Points ∼97% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T7S00W00
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
177 Points ∼95% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-10810U
  (161 - 182, n=3)
175 Points ∼94% -4%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
168 Points ∼90% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
167 Points ∼90% -8%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
166 Points ∼89% -9%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
846.4 Seconds * ∼100% -22%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
Intel Core i7-10510U
820.2 Seconds * ∼97% -18%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
766 Seconds * ∼91% -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
765 Seconds * ∼90% -10%
Average Intel Core i7-10810U
  (611 - 875, n=3)
727 Seconds * ∼86% -5%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel Core i7-10810U
695 Seconds * ∼82%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
585 Seconds * ∼69% +16%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T7S00W00
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
584 Seconds * ∼69% +16%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
508 Seconds * ∼60% +27%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
447 Seconds * ∼53% +36%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
403 Seconds * ∼48% +42%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
4889 MIPS ∼100% +2%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel Core i7-10810U
4794 MIPS ∼98%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
Intel Core i7-10510U
4740 MIPS ∼97% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-10810U
  (4398 - 4794, n=3)
4556 MIPS ∼93% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
4438 MIPS ∼91% -7%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
4425 MIPS ∼91% -8%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
4422 MIPS ∼90% -8%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4327 MIPS ∼89% -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
4315 MIPS ∼88% -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T7S00W00
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4282 MIPS ∼88% -11%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
4087 MIPS ∼84% -15%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
37081 MIPS ∼100% +69%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
31114 MIPS ∼84% +42%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
27115 MIPS ∼73% +24%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
24388 MIPS ∼66% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T7S00W00
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
24058 MIPS ∼65% +10%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel Core i7-10810U
21925 MIPS ∼59%
Average Intel Core i7-10810U
  (16072 - 23044, n=3)
20347 MIPS ∼55% -7%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
18535 MIPS ∼50% -15%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
Intel Core i7-10510U
18159 MIPS ∼49% -17%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
18106 MIPS ∼49% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
17978 MIPS ∼48% -18%
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1324 Points ∼100% +4%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel Core i7-10810U
1274 Points ∼96%
Average Intel Core i7-10810U
  (1226 - 1274, n=3)
1252 Points ∼95% -2%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
1229 Points ∼93% -4%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
Intel Core i7-10510U
1225 Points ∼93% -4%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
1183 Points ∼89% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
1157 Points ∼87% -9%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1157 Points ∼87% -9%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T7S00W00
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
1108 Points ∼84% -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
1093 Points ∼83% -14%
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
5600 Points ∼100% +53%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
5443 Points ∼97% +48%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4626 Points ∼83% +26%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T7S00W00
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4618 Points ∼82% +26%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
4399 Points ∼79% +20%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
4372 Points ∼78% +19%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
4256 Points ∼76% +16%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
Intel Core i7-10510U
4242 Points ∼76% +16%
Average Intel Core i7-10810U
  (3351 - 5241, n=3)
4088 Points ∼73% +11%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel Core i7-10810U
3671 Points ∼66%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8.81 fps ∼100% +71%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
8.33 fps ∼95% +61%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
7.28 fps ∼83% +41%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T7S00W00
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6.98 fps ∼79% +35%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
6.032 fps ∼68% +17%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel Core i7-10810U
5.16 fps ∼59%
Average Intel Core i7-10810U
  (3.81 - 5.95, n=3)
4.97 fps ∼56% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
4.68 fps ∼53% -9%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
Intel Core i7-10510U
4.56 fps ∼52% -12%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4.53 fps ∼51% -12%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
4.27 fps ∼48% -17%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel Core i7-10810U
67.8 s * ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10810U
  (64.8 - 67.8, n=3)
66.1 s * ∼97% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T7S00W00
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
64.3 s * ∼95% +5%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
63.9 s * ∼94% +6%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
63.6 s * ∼94% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
58.4 s * ∼86% +14%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
57 s * ∼84% +16%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
Intel Core i7-10510U
54.16 s * ∼80% +20%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
53.8 s * ∼79% +21%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
0.722 sec * ∼100% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
0.706 sec * ∼98% -8%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Core i7-1065G7
0.695 sec * ∼96% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-10810U
  (0.651 - 0.717, n=3)
0.681 sec * ∼94% -5%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.651 sec * ∼90% -0%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel Core i7-10810U
0.651 sec * ∼90%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
0.646 sec * ∼89% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T7S00W00
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
0.638 sec * ∼88% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
0.613 sec * ∼85% +6%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
0.611 sec * ∼85% +6%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
658 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
58.3 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
182 Points
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System Performance

PCMark benchmarks are most similar to the Dell Latitude 9510 2-in-1 which comes equipped with the same Core i7-10810U CPU as our HP. The only exception is in PCMark 10 Essentials likely due to the superior Turbo Boost performance of the Dell.

We didn't experience any issues with our unit save for an instance where the brightness settings became unresponsive. A reboot was necessary to fix the issue.

PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
3817 Points ∼25% +13%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10810U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
3373 Points ∼22%
Average Intel Core i7-10810U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3137 - 3403, n=3)
3304 Points ∼21% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
3243 Points ∼21% -4%
Dell Latitude 7310
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
3225 Points ∼21% -4%
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
2980 Points ∼19% -12%
HP EliteBook x360 830 G6
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-1T00
2621 Points ∼17% -22%
Productivity
Dell Latitude 7310
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
7607 Points ∼68% +9%
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
7317 Points ∼66% +5%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10810U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
6971 Points ∼62%
Average Intel Core i7-10810U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6714 - 7219, n=3)
6968 Points ∼62% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
6792 Points ∼61% -3%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
6765 Points ∼61% -3%
HP EliteBook x360 830 G6
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-1T00
6095 Points ∼55% -13%
Essentials
Dell Latitude 7310
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
9667 Points ∼84% +14%
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
9335 Points ∼81% +10%
Average Intel Core i7-10810U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (8465 - 9768, n=3)
9180 Points ∼80% +8%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
9086 Points ∼79% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
9027 Points ∼79% +7%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10810U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
8465 Points ∼74%
HP EliteBook x360 830 G6
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-1T00
7713 Points ∼67% -9%
Score
Dell Latitude 7310
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4437 Points ∼51% +6%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
4421 Points ∼50% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-10810U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (4185 - 4335, n=3)
4266 Points ∼49% +2%
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4217 Points ∼48% +1%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10810U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4185 Points ∼48%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4184 Points ∼48% 0%
HP EliteBook x360 830 G6
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-1T00
3567 Points ∼41% -15%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Dell Latitude 7310
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5232 Points ∼77% +10%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5114 Points ∼75% +7%
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5039 Points ∼74% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-10810U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (4763 - 5149, n=3)
4908 Points ∼72% +3%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10810U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4763 Points ∼70%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
4755 Points ∼70% 0%
HP EliteBook x360 830 G6
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-1T00
4421 Points ∼65% -7%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
3789 Points ∼61% +6%
Dell Latitude 7310
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
3783 Points ∼61% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-10810U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3569 - 3969, n=3)
3771 Points ∼61% +6%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
3725 Points ∼60% +4%
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
3641 Points ∼59% +2%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10810U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
3569 Points ∼58%
HP EliteBook x360 830 G6
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-1T00
3196 Points ∼52% -10%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3569 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4763 points
PCMark 10 Score
4185 points
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DPC Latency

LatencyMon shows no DPC latency issues which is important for any business laptop. 4K60 video playback is smooth and with no dropped frames during our minute-long YouTube test.

DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Dell Latitude 9510 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10810U, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
9311.2 μs * ∼100% -1370%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
2865.4 μs * ∼31% -352%
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
2107.5 μs * ∼23% -233%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
1501.8 μs * ∼16% -137%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
1368 μs * ∼15% -116%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
832.3 μs * ∼9% -31%
Dell Latitude 7310
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
767.4 μs * ∼8% -21%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10810U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
633.4 μs * ∼7%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T7S00W00
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
590.1 μs * ∼6% +7%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
588.6 μs * ∼6% +7%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

There is only one internal storage bay due to the small size of the laptop. The 512 GB Samsung PM981a SSD is one of the fastest consumer NVMe solutions at the moment to outclass the SK Hynix BC501/511 series as found on the Surface Book series. HP offers Xpoint and SATA III configurations for users who don't need NVMe speeds.

More benchmark comparisons can be found on our table of SSDs and HDDs.

CDM 5.5
CDM 5.5
AS SSD
AS SSD
Single M.2 PCIe x4 2280 slot protected by an aluminum shield
Single M.2 PCIe x4 2280 slot protected by an aluminum shield
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
HP EliteBook x360 830 G6
WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-1T00
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GE
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Dell Latitude 7310
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
AS SSD
9%
20%
62%
-14%
Copy Game MB/s
403.97
385.38
-5%
1287.71
219%
368.39
-9%
Copy Program MB/s
72.23
106.46
47%
540.18
648%
256.11
255%
Copy ISO MB/s
2452.1
2989.73
22%
2297.37
-6%
763.78
-69%
Score Total
3149
2997
-5%
3579
14%
2927
-7%
1520
-52%
Score Write
1892
1693
-11%
1693
-11%
1611
-15%
525
-72%
Score Read
843
892
6%
1284
52%
876
4%
678
-20%
Access Time Write *
0.097
0.026
73%
0.028
71%
0.083
14%
0.093
4%
Access Time Read *
0.043
0.052
-21%
0.043
-0%
0.044
-2%
0.055
-28%
4K-64 Write
1629.85
1409.53
-14%
1420.23
-13%
1316.64
-19%
354.86
-78%
4K-64 Read
585.08
602.85
3%
961.84
64%
618.46
6%
497.4
-15%
4K Write
119.06
151.54
27%
135.7
14%
137.28
15%
119.96
1%
4K Read
49.92
44.69
-10%
51.15
2%
52.12
4%
42.35
-15%
Seq Write
1432.8
1319.1
-8%
1374.4
-4%
1574.57
10%
503.83
-65%
Seq Read
2081.05
2446.42
18%
2713.76
30%
2054.01
-1%
1387.11
-33%
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-13%
3%
6%
-32%
Write 4K
118.3
122.8
4%
131.1
11%
135.2
14%
112.3
-5%
Read 4K
60.36
46.89
-22%
45.48
-25%
50.67
-16%
42.13
-30%
Write Seq
2067
1801
-13%
2042
-1%
2155
4%
630.4
-70%
Read Seq
2394
1014
-58%
2259
-6%
2504
5%
1023
-57%
Write 4K Q32T1
325.5
333.7
3%
429.1
32%
395.6
22%
336.6
3%
Read 4K Q32T1
332.2
314.4
-5%
370.7
12%
394.5
19%
399.6
20%
Write Seq Q32T1
2978
2784
-7%
2963
-1%
2987
0%
820.8
-72%
Read Seq Q32T1
3552
3261
-8%
3564
0%
3564
0%
2030
-43%
Write 4K Q8T8
300.6
Read 4K Q8T8
750.9
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-2% / 1%
12% / 13%
34% / 42%
-23% / -20%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3552 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2978 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 332.2 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 325.5 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2394 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2067 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 60.36 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 118.3 MB/s

Disk Throttling: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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: Ø3481 (2568.28-3508.54)

GPU Performance

Aside from a few larger examples, most EliteBooks are limited to integrated graphics only due to their small designs. The AMD-based EliteBook 835 series, however, can provide over two times the graphics power over the aging Intel UHD Graphics 620 for those who need it.

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Time Spy
Time Spy
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U
949 Points ∼100% +120%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, R7 4700U
903 Points ∼95% +109%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T7S00W00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), R5 4500U
821 Points ∼87% +90%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7
794 Points ∼84% +84%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1
472 Points ∼50% +9%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10810U
432 Points ∼46%
Dell Latitude 9510 2-in-1
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10810U
429 Points ∼45% -1%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10710U
425 Points ∼45% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
421 Points ∼44% -3%
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U
415 Points ∼44% -4%
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
402 Points ∼42% -7%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H
382 Points ∼40% -12%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (299 - 443, n=77)
378 Points ∼40% -12%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-009
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U
7305 Points ∼100% +429%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, R7 4700U
3036 Points ∼42% +120%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U
3019 Points ∼41% +119%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T7S00W00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), R5 4500U
2802 Points ∼38% +103%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7
2692 Points ∼37% +95%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1
1755 Points ∼24% +27%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10810U
1380 Points ∼19%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
1351 Points ∼18% -2%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10710U
1339 Points ∼18% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
1332 Points ∼18% -3%
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U
1325 Points ∼18% -4%
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
1293 Points ∼18% -6%
Dell Latitude 9510 2-in-1
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10810U
1269 Points ∼17% -8%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H
1189 Points ∼16% -14%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U
1177 Points ∼16% -15%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (557 - 1420, n=199)
1152 Points ∼16% -17%
HP EliteBook x360 830 G6
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U
1140 Points ∼16% -17%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 515, 6Y30
735 Points ∼10% -47%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined
MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-009
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U
9514 Points ∼100% +383%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T7S00W00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), R5 4500U
3727 Points ∼39% +89%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, R7 4700U
3601 Points ∼38% +83%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U
3505 Points ∼37% +78%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7
3409 Points ∼36% +73%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1
2552 Points ∼27% +30%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10710U
2078 Points ∼22% +6%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10810U
1969 Points ∼21%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
1943 Points ∼20% -1%
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U
1927 Points ∼20% -2%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
1912 Points ∼20% -3%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H
1783 Points ∼19% -9%
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
1744 Points ∼18% -11%
Dell Latitude 9510 2-in-1
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10810U
1733 Points ∼18% -12%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U
1646 Points ∼17% -16%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (959 - 2142, n=231)
1572 Points ∼17% -20%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 515, 6Y30
1014 Points ∼11% -49%
1280x720 Performance GPU
MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-009
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U
10248 Points ∼100% +433%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, R7 4700U
4927 Points ∼48% +156%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U
4690 Points ∼46% +144%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T7S00W00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), R5 4500U
4392 Points ∼43% +128%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7
4279 Points ∼42% +123%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1
2578 Points ∼25% +34%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
1999 Points ∼20% +4%
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U
1960 Points ∼19% +2%
Dell Latitude 9510 2-in-1
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10810U
1947 Points ∼19% +1%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10710U
1940 Points ∼19% +1%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10810U
1923 Points ∼19%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
1862 Points ∼18% -3%
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
1800 Points ∼18% -6%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H
1744 Points ∼17% -9%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (1235 - 2006, n=231)
1744 Points ∼17% -9%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U
1666 Points ∼16% -13%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 515, 6Y30
1186 Points ∼12% -38%
3DMark 11 Performance
2176 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
9927 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1248 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
497 points
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Emissions

System Noise

The system is mostly silent during low to low-medium loads like web browsing or video streaming. The fan may slowly pick up to 31.4 dB(A) if running higher loads, but this is still almost inaudible in a typical office environment. Running extreme loads like Prime95 will cause the fan to run at up to 39 dB(A).

We noticed slight electronic noise or coil whine from our test unit which prevents it from being truly silent even when the fan is idle. It's thankfully minor and only audible when placing an ear closer to the keyboard keys.

Single ~45 mm fan and short copper heat pipe
Single ~45 mm fan and short copper heat pipe
Optional Nano-SIM slot
Optional Nano-SIM slot
The two RAM slots have aluminum shielding
The two RAM slots have aluminum shielding
Ventilation grilles hidden between the hinges
Ventilation grilles hidden between the hinges
Fan noise profile (White: Background, Red: System idle, Blue: 3DMaro 06, Green: Prime95 stress)
Fan noise profile (White: Background, Red: System idle, Blue: 3DMaro 06, Green: Prime95 stress)
HP EliteBook 830 G7
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10810U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
HP EliteBook x360 830 G6
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-1T00
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Dell Latitude 7310
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
Noise
-5%
-3%
-5%
-3%
-3%
off / environment *
26.8
28.8
-7%
29.3
-9%
29
-8%
28.5
-6%
28.5
-6%
Idle Minimum *
27.1
28.8
-6%
29.3
-8%
29
-7%
28.5
-5%
28.5
-5%
Idle Average *
27.1
28.8
-6%
29.3
-8%
29
-7%
28.5
-5%
28.5
-5%
Idle Maximum *
27.1
32.2
-19%
29.3
-8%
29
-7%
28.5
-5%
28.5
-5%
Load Average *
31.4
32.2
-3%
30.7
2%
30.1
4%
32
-2%
28.5
9%
Load Maximum *
39
34.4
12%
34
13%
41.3
-6%
38
3%
40.4
-4%
Witcher 3 ultra *
40.4

* ... smaller is better

Noise Level

Idle
27.1 / 27.1 / 27.1 dB(A)
Load
31.4 / 39 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 26.8 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.932.634.333.72533.132.532.631.23131.830.331.128.940252225.524.5502524.825.825.96333.63232.532.8802423.22324.6100212120.722.712520.721.221.823.916020.118.419.221.420020.520.119.223.225020.519.719.823.731522.822.421.423.940022.321.219.325.250022.418.316.72863020.81615.7278002115.614.926.9100020.614.414.226.2125021.113.713.926.4160021.913.614.127.720002313.713.628.9250022.413.713.728.7315021.913.913.928.840002013.614.129.6500018.213.913.826.4630015.413.71420.1800014.413.413.616.9100001413.213.515.41250014.813.313.413.91600014.912.512.813SPL32.827.126.939N1.70.90.93median 20.7median 13.9median 14.1median 25.2Delta1.92.42.43hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseHP EliteBook 830 G7

Temperature

Surface temperature is largely symmetrical with hot spots near the keyboard center as shown by our temperature maps below. This symmetrical development is in contrast to the Latitude 7310 or ThinkPad X13 where one half will always feel warmer than the other. Be sure to not cover the ventilation grilles on the bottom of the system where it can reach 47 C or higher when running demanding loads.

Rear exhaust
Rear exhaust
AC adapter after running high loads for over an hour
AC adapter after running high loads for over an hour
Max. Load
 35.2 °C
95 F
41 °C
106 F
35.6 °C
96 F
 
 32 °C
90 F
41 °C
106 F
35.2 °C
95 F
 
 29 °C
84 F
29 °C
84 F
31.6 °C
89 F
 
Maximum: 41 °C = 106 F
Average: 34.4 °C = 94 F
36.8 °C
98 F
47.2 °C
117 F
34.4 °C
94 F
36 °C
97 F
38.8 °C
102 F
32 °C
90 F
33.2 °C
92 F
33.4 °C
92 F
31 °C
88 F
Maximum: 47.2 °C = 117 F
Average: 35.9 °C = 97 F
Power Supply (max.)  42.4 °C = 108 F | Room Temperature 23 °C = 73 F | Fluke 62 Mini IR Thermometer
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34.4 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 30.6 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Subnotebook.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 41 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 35.7 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22 to 57 °C for the class Subnotebook.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 47.2 °C / 117 F, compared to the average of 39.6 °C / 103 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.4 °C / 81 F, compared to the device average of 30.6 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 31.6 °C / 88.9 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.5 °C / 83.3 F (-3.1 °C / -5.6 F).
System idle (top)
System idle (top)
System idle (bottom)
System idle (bottom)
Prime95+FurMark stress (top)
Prime95+FurMark stress (top)
Prime95+FurMark stress (bottom)
Prime95+FurMark stress (bottom)

Stress Test

We stress the laptop to identify for any stability issues and observe clock rate behavior. When running Prime95, the CPU can be seen boosting to the 3.5 to 3.7 GHz range for only a few seconds until hitting a core temperature of 95 C. Once this ceiling is reached, clock rates would drop to just 1.9 to 2 GHz in order to maintain a cooler core temperature of 68 C. This steep dip in CPU performance matches our CineBench R15 loop test and power consumption observations.

If running Prime95 and FurMark simultaneously, CPU and GPU clock rates throttle to just 900 MHz and 700 MHz, respectively.

Running on battery power will not limit performance. A 3DMark 11 test on batteries would return nearly the same Physics and Graphics scores.

System idle
System idle
Prime95 stress
Prime95 stress
Prime95+FurMark stress
Prime95+FurMark stress
CPU Clock (GHz) GPU Clock (MHz) Average CPU Temperature (°C)
System Idle -- -- 39
Prime95 Stress 1.9 - 2.0 -- 68
Prime95 + FurMark Stress 0.9 698 65

Speakers

Pink noise at maximum volume. HP claims a bass roll off at 250 Hz which we can confirm with our own microphone. The palm rests, however, will vibrate to the touch if volume is high. Audio quality is above average for a business subnotebook
Pink noise at maximum volume. HP claims a bass roll off at 250 Hz which we can confirm with our own microphone. The palm rests, however, will vibrate to the touch if volume is high. Audio quality is above average for a business subnotebook
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2031.634.331.62531.532.631.53130.431.130.44023.325.523.35025.625.825.66332.432.532.48024.12324.110032.920.732.912540.421.840.416048.919.248.920052.819.252.825059.919.859.93156321.46340063.119.363.150063.516.763.563064.715.764.780064.214.964.2100063.214.263.2125064.213.964.2160067.814.167.8200070.213.670.2250069.813.769.831507313.973400068.914.168.9500070.113.870.1630066.71466.7800065.713.665.71000064.313.564.31250059.113.459.11600055.512.855.5SPL80.426.980.4N480.948median 64.2median 14.1median 64.2Delta5.52.45.535.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHP EliteBook 830 G7Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
HP EliteBook 830 G7 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 14.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 1.6% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (2.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (12.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 10% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 85% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 7% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 91% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy Management

Power Consumption

Power consumption is similar to what we observed on the ThinkPad X13 and Latitude 7310. Idling on desktop demands between 3 W and 6 W depending on the power profile and brightness setting which is excellent for a 400-nit display.

We're able to record a maximum draw of 70 W from the small 65 W (~8.8 x 6 x 2.1 cm) AC adapter when running Prime95. This rate is only temporary as shown by our graphs below which line up with the limited Turbo Boost potential as detailed in our stress test section above.

Consumption when running 3DMark 06 is highest during the first 20 seconds before falling and stabilizing at 29.7 W
Consumption when running 3DMark 06 is highest during the first 20 seconds before falling and stabilizing at 29.7 W
Prime95 initiated at 10s mark. Consumption would spike to 70.2 W for about 8 seconds before falling and stabilizing at 27 W
Prime95 initiated at 10s mark. Consumption would spike to 70.2 W for about 8 seconds before falling and stabilizing at 27 W
Prime95+FurMark initiated at 10s mark. Consumption would spike to 70 W for about 5 seconds before falling and stabilizing at 27.8 W
Prime95+FurMark initiated at 10s mark. Consumption would spike to 70 W for about 5 seconds before falling and stabilizing at 27.8 W
Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.38 / 0.6 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.6 / 4.7 / 5.1 Watt
Load midlight 33.3 / 70 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
HP EliteBook 830 G7
i7-10810U, UHD Graphics 620, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
HP EliteBook x360 830 G6
i7-8565U, UHD Graphics 620, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-1T00, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 13.30
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GE
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
Dell Latitude 7310
i7-10610U, UHD Graphics 620, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
i5-1035G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG, IPS, 2256x1504, 13.50
Power Consumption
-40%
-11%
7%
-5%
-30%
Idle Minimum *
3.6
4.4
-22%
2.9
19%
2.7
25%
2.8
22%
4.4
-22%
Idle Average *
4.7
8
-70%
5.6
-19%
4.4
6%
4.9
-4%
7.5
-60%
Idle Maximum *
5.1
10.6
-108%
8.9
-75%
4.8
6%
9
-76%
7.8
-53%
Load Average *
33.3
34.6
-4%
30.1
10%
33.4
-0%
31.2
6%
41.9
-26%
Load Maximum *
70
68.2
3%
61.3
12%
69.7
-0%
49.4
29%
63.9
9%
Witcher 3 ultra *
40.8

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The 53 Wh battery capacity hasn't changed from last year's EliteBook 830 G6. Nonetheless, runtimes are slightly longer this time at about 11.5 hours compared to 10 hours on the older model when running our WLAN test.

Charging from empty to full capacity takes just under 1.5 hours. We appreciate that the AC adapter cable is braided for a higher quality feel unlike on most other chargers.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
34h 38min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
11h 32min
Load (maximum brightness)
3h 41min
HP EliteBook 830 G7
i7-10810U, UHD Graphics 620, 53 Wh
HP EliteBook x360 830 G6
i7-8565U, UHD Graphics 620, 53 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GE
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620, 48 Wh
Dell Latitude 7310
i7-10610U, UHD Graphics 620, 52 Wh
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620, 42 Wh
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
i5-1035G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 45 Wh
Battery Runtime
-25%
-23%
-11%
-28%
-26%
Reader / Idle
2078
2246
8%
2064
-1%
WiFi v1.3
692
586
-15%
559
-19%
758
10%
500
-28%
495
-28%
Load
221
146
-34%
163
-26%
106
-52%
112
-49%

Pros

+ user-upgradeable RAM, WLAN, and WWAN modules
+ good audio quality for the size
+ comfortable key feedback
+ 1000-nit display option
+ no DPC latency issues
+ great chassis design
+ 4G LTE WAN option
+ small and portable
+ webcam shutter
+ USB-C charging

Cons

- no dedicated mouse buttons or TrackPoint
- CPU performance could be better
- clickpad feedback could be firmer
- PWM at lower brightness levels
- no Intel Iris graphics options
- no 4K UHD options
- no SD card reader
- no color options
- no eSIM

Verdict

In review: HP EliteBook 830 G7
In review: HP EliteBook 830 G7

There weren't enough compelling reasons to upgrade from the EliteBook 830 G5 to the 830 G6, but the latest 830 G7 represents a significant jump in chassis design and portability to be a much easier recommendation over any of its predecessors. Its comfortable keyboard, super-bright display options, and user-upgradeable RAM/WLAN/SSD are not usually available on competing systems of this size category including the ThinkPad X13 or Latitude 7310.

While we love what's here, we're also disappointing to see some features omitted. TrackPoint, mouse buttons, SD card reader, Iris/GeForce MX graphics, fingerprint/power button hybrid, and proximity sensor are all not available no matter what configuration you choose. CPU performance continues to be below average which, while understandable for a subnotebook, will not be ideal for users who might have wanted to exploit the full potential of the processor.

The HP EliteBook 830 G7 is a mid-range business subnotebook that feels like a higher-end product. It's missing a few staple features common on traditional business laptops, but it makes up for the omissions with its rigid build, serviceability, bright screen, and excellent typing experience.