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HP EliteBook 835 G7 laptop review: Upgradeable AMD compact class

Close to octa-core performance! A compact laptop with an AMD Ryzen 4000 and two RAM slots sounds great. If you combine this with good input devices and business features, it sounds even better. It's just a pity that the HP EliteBook 835 G7 has a below-average display.
Benjamin Herzig, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain),

Traditionally, business subnotebooks have always been full-fledged laptops in a smaller format. In the past, this also meant the same upgradeability as with larger models. But ever since ultrabooks have been around, the category has become less popular. To combat this, the largest manufacturers of business laptops have "ultrabookified" their model ranges. The latest models from Dell and Lenovo, the Latitude 7310 and the ThinkPad X13, for example, have completely soldered RAM. HP, the third largest manufacturer in the group, on the other hand, sticks to a design with upgradeable RAM.

This isn't the only feature that makes the current HP EliteBook 835 G7 stand out, but also its inclusion of the latest AMD Ryzen Pro 4000 CPUs. Our test device comes with an AMD Ryzen 5 PRO, 8 GB of RAM, a 256 GB SSD, and a 13.3-inch display with Full HD resolution. This configuration will set you back around 1,450 Euros (~$1,721).

Besides the already mentioned business laptops from Dell and Lenovo, we also include the HP EliteBook 735 G6 direct predecessor and the EliteBook 830 G7 Intel model as further references in the comparison.

HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U 6 x 2.1 - 4 GHz, Renoir PRO (Zen 2)
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4v3200, 2x SO-DIMM, single-channel
Display
13.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, CMN13AA, IPS LED, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0, 256 GB 
, M.2 2280, PCIe NMVe, 173 GB free
Soundcard
AMD Raven/Renoir/VanGogh/Cezanne - Audio Processor - HD Audio Controller
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.9 x 307.8 x 204.6 ( = 0.7 x 12.12 x 8.06 in)
Battery
53 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p infrared with privacy cover
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: six-row chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 65-watt USB-C charger, HP JumpStart, HP Notifications, HP Documentation, HP Power Manager, HP Support Assistant, HP Sure Recover, HP Sure Click, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.362 kg ( = 48.04 oz / 3 pounds), Power Supply: 311 g ( = 10.97 oz / 0.69 pounds)
Price
1,454 Euro
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
88 %
11/2020
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
R5 PRO 4650U, Vega 6 R4000
1.4 kg17.9 mm13.30"1920x1080
86 %
06/2020
HP EliteBook 735 G6 7KN29EA
R5 PRO 3500U, Vega 8
1.5 kg17.7 mm13.30"1920x1080
89 %
07/2020
Dell Latitude 7310
i7-10610U, UHD Graphics 620
1.2 kg18.3 mm13.30"1920x1080
90 %
08/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
R7 PRO 4750U, Vega 7
1.3 kg16.9 mm13.30"1920x1080
89 %
09/2020
HP EliteBook 830 G7
i7-10810U, UHD Graphics 620
1.3 kg18.1 mm13.30"1920x1080

HP laptop with aluminum case

HP EliteBook 835 G7
HP EliteBook 835 G7

Compared to the HP EliteBook 735 G6, the case has been completely renewed. The silver color (with a black display frame and keyboard as contrast) remains unchanged. But the display bezel is now narrower in return, the speakers are placed to the right and left of the keyboard, and the pointing stick with its dedicated buttons is no longer there. We've already seen the new triangular pattern of the speaker grills in other recent HP laptops.

The majority of the EliteBook case is made of aluminum. Plastic is used for the LCD bezel, the top part of the display back, and the inner frame underneath the aluminum palm rest. As a result, the HP EliteBook 835 G7 is not quite as resistant to torsion as a laptop with an aluminum unibody. The display lid and palm rest handle punctual pressure very well, however, and the keyboard doesn't give way anywhere. Workmanship is perfect, and the feel is very high quality, except for the cheap-looking plastic strip on the display.

The wide drop-down hinge with a plastic cover hardly allows any wobbling. You can also open the screen with one finger but only up to 165 degrees.

A big step forward: The EliteBook 835 G7 is a lot less long than its predecessor. This also makes it more compact than the Lenovo ThinkPad X13, while the Dell Latitude 7310 is about the same size.

There's also a slight improvement in weight. Both Lenovo's and Dell's competitors are still better in this respect, though.

Size comparison

311.9 mm / 12.3 inch 217.2 mm / 8.55 inch 16.9 mm / 0.665 inch 1.3 kg2.84 lbs310 mm / 12.2 inch 229 mm / 9.02 inch 17.7 mm / 0.697 inch 1.5 kg3.25 lbs307.8 mm / 12.1 inch 204.6 mm / 8.06 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.4 kg3 lbs306.5 mm / 12.1 inch 203.2 mm / 8 inch 18.3 mm / 0.72 inch 1.2 kg2.69 lbs

The connectivity of the HP EliteBook 835 G7 is good as is typical for business laptops

By moving the air vents to the rear behind the hinge, there's more space for connections on the sides. Nevertheless, HP has reduced the number of ports: With the proprietary side docking port and the RJ45 Ethernet connection, two large ports have been eliminated. A second USB-C port is a new addition, which should certainly be positive for many users. But the RJ45 port in particular might be painfully missed by many.

As with all AMD laptops, Thunderbolt 3 is not available.

Left: Kensington lock, 2x USB-A 3.0, 3.5 mm, smart card
Left: Kensington lock, 2x USB-A 3.0, 3.5 mm, smart card
Right: SIM, 2x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, HDMI, power supply
Right: SIM, 2x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, HDMI, power supply

Communication

Although the Wi-Fi card is a modern Intel Wireless AX200 (2x2), the HP EliteBook 835 G7 scores quite poorly in terms of Wi-Fi transfer rates. There's hardly any improvement compared with the HP EliteBook 735 G6 with ac Wi-Fi.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1387 (1329min - 1458max) MBit/s ∼100% +65%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1335 (1208min - 1544max) MBit/s ∼96% +58%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (523 - 1640, n=69)
1120 MBit/s ∼81% +33%
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1003 (646min - 1257max) MBit/s ∼72% +19%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
843 (802min - 861max) MBit/s ∼61%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (30.9 - 1658, n=185)
658 MBit/s ∼47% -22%
HP EliteBook 735 G6 7KN29EA
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
593 (460min - 629max) MBit/s ∼43% -30%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1188 (988min - 1327max) MBit/s ∼100% +166%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (447 - 1645, n=68)
1016 MBit/s ∼86% +127%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
984 (796min - 1076max) MBit/s ∼83% +120%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
903 (452min - 920max) MBit/s ∼76% +102%
HP EliteBook 735 G6 7KN29EA
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
655 (617min - 662max) MBit/s ∼55% +47%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (36 - 1614, n=185)
613 MBit/s ∼52% +37%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
447 (416min - 479max) MBit/s ∼38%
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HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø842 (802-861)
HP EliteBook 735 G6 7KN29EA Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø593 (460-629)
Dell Latitude 7310 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1002 (646-1257)
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1335 (1208-1544)
HP EliteBook 830 G7 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1386 (1329-1458)
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø447 (416-479)
HP EliteBook 735 G6 7KN29EA Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø654 (617-662)
Dell Latitude 7310 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1188 (988-1327)
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø887 (452-920)
HP EliteBook 830 G7 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø984 (796-1076)

Webcam

Security

As a true business laptop, the HP EliteBook 835 G7 comes with the full package of hardware security features. This includes a Kensington lock, fingerprint scanner, infrared camera, and smart card reader. There's even a mechanical privacy shutter for the webcam.

Accessories

Apart from the 65-watt power adapter with a USB-C plug, no other accessories are included.

Maintenance

The five cross-head screws remain stuck in the case when they are loosened. In addition to these, the cover is also secured by some clips, which you have to open with a plastic spatula.

Upgradeability is exemplary: Neither the SSD, RAM nor Wi-Fi module are soldered; all components are easily exchangeable. In the case of the RAM, one SO-DIMM slot is available out of the box. A WWAN or LTE card is just as easy to retrofit: A SIM slot and antennas are provided as well as the unused M.2 2242 slot. The only minor point of criticism: The keyboard isn't easily replaceable on this model anymore.

HP EliteBook 835 G7: View of the interior
HP EliteBook 835 G7: View of the interior
HP EliteBook 835 G7: WWAN is ready to go
HP EliteBook 835 G7: WWAN is ready to go

Warranty

With a three-year "Collect and Return" warranty, with which the laptop is collected by the manufacturer in the event of damage, the HP EliteBook 835 G7 is at the usual level for premium business laptops. Optionally, the warranty can be extended and complemented with on-site service.

Good input devices in the HP laptop

Keyboard

HP uses a smaller layout on the EliteBook 835 G7 than on the larger EliteBook 845 G7. The dedicated navigation keys on the right have been eliminated as well as the context menu button. Fortunately, the remaining keys are the same size, though, with the vertical arrow keys being very small here as well.

The smooth backlit keys (two stages) have a travel of about 1.5 mm. You can type very well with them, since the pressure point is well defined and crisp. Subjectively, the keyboard of the ThinkPad is still a bit better, but HP can keep up quite well.

HP EliteBook 835 G7: Keyboard area
HP EliteBook 835 G7: Keyboard area

Touchpad

Unlike Lenovo with the Lenovo ThinkPad X13, HP uses a glass touchpad. At 11 x 6.3 cm, the touchpad has a decent size for a 13-inch laptop. The touchpad benefits from the fact that there aren't any dedicated buttons for the touchpad or the pointing stick. The latter is a change compared with the EliteBook 735 G6, as the pointing stick has, unfortunately, been removed.

The HP EliteBook 835 G7 can somewhat compensate for the resulting disadvantage with its better touchpad compared to the ThinkPad, especially because the glass surface is simply better than plastic. The mechanics of the ClickPad have a crisp, high-quality pressure point, and there's nothing to complain about either in terms of driver technology thanks to Microsoft's Precision touchpad driver.

Display: The weakpoint of the HP laptop

HP EliteBook 835 G7: Subpixel matrix
HP EliteBook 835 G7: Subpixel matrix
Almost no backlight bleeding (represented in an intensified way here)
Almost no backlight bleeding (represented in an intensified way here)

There's certainly no shortage of matte 13.3-inch LCD choices for the HP laptop. All displays have Full HD resolution (1920x1080) and are IPS-based.

  • Full HD, 250 cd/m², 45% NTSC
  • Full HD, 250 cd/m², 45% NTSC, touch
  • Full HD, 400 cd/m², 72% NTSC, low-power
  • Full HD, 1,000 cd/m², 72% NTSC, Sureview

Unfortunately, HP uses the base panel on our test device. At an average of 228.4 cd/m², it even falls short of the already low expectations. As a result, the HP EliteBook 825 G7 has the dimmest display in comparison. Although we understand that HP has this display option in its range for rather stingy corporate customers, this panel should no longer be installed in an end customer variant that costs over 1,000 Euros (~$1,186).

226
cd/m²
239
cd/m²
210
cd/m²
238
cd/m²
245
cd/m²
223
cd/m²
231
cd/m²
232
cd/m²
212
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
CMN13AA
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 245 cd/m² Average: 228.4 cd/m² Minimum: 12 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 86 %
Center on Battery: 244 cd/m²
Contrast: 1289:1 (Black: 0.19 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.84 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7, calibrated: 3.45
ΔE Greyscale 6.35 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
61% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 39% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.4
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
CMN13AA, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 13.30
HP EliteBook 735 G6 7KN29EA
CMN139E, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 13.30
Dell Latitude 7310
AU Optronics B133HAN, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
B133HAK01.1, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 13.30
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Chi Mei CMN13A9, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
Response Times
-0%
-14%
-37%
-15%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
38
38 (20, 18)
-0%
40.8 (22.4, 18.4)
-7%
56.8 (29.2, 27.6)
-49%
46.8 (24, 22.8)
-23%
Response Time Black / White *
24
26.4 (14.8, 11.6)
-10%
28.8 (14.8, 14)
-20%
30 (16.8, 13.2)
-25%
32 (15.6, 16.4)
-33%
PWM Frequency
24000 (30)
26040
9%
26600 (62)
11%
Screen
-13%
39%
23%
43%
Brightness middle
245
294
20%
332.7
36%
331
35%
454.5
86%
Brightness
228
277
21%
329
44%
315
38%
435
91%
Brightness Distribution
86
87
1%
89
3%
90
5%
91
6%
Black Level *
0.19
0.18
5%
0.25
-32%
0.21
-11%
0.27
-42%
Contrast
1289
1633
27%
1331
3%
1576
22%
1683
31%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.84
6.8
-16%
2.15
63%
6.1
-4%
3.12
47%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.87
23.8
-168%
3.89
56%
10
-13%
4.85
45%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
3.45
4.8
-39%
1.09
68%
1.2
65%
1.97
43%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
6.35
5.9
7%
2.5
61%
6.3
1%
3.1
51%
Gamma
2.4 92%
1.96 112%
2.3 96%
2.77 79%
2.01 109%
CCT
6649 98%
6979 93%
6347 102%
6938 94%
6902 94%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
39
39.6
2%
64.1
64%
60.7
56%
61.5
58%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
61
61.5
1%
99.4
63%
95.4
56%
97
59%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-7% / -10%
13% / 31%
-7% / 14%
14% / 31%

* ... smaller is better

Colors
Colors
Saturation
Saturation
Gray values
Gray values
Colors (calibrated)
Colors (calibrated)
Saturation (calibrated)
Saturation (calibrated)
Gray values (calibrated)
Gray values (calibrated)

Although the contrast of 1,289:1 is not bad - all other comparison laptops are better. In terms of color balance, we were able to measure a slight green tint with CalMan out of the box, but this disappeared after calibration with the X-Rite i1Pro 2 colorimeter.

HP's specification of a 45% NTSC color space translates into an extremely poor sRGB coverage of only 61%. This results in distorted and lax colors. This LCD panel is not suitable for working with colors.

sRGB: 61%
sRGB: 61%
AdobeRGB: 39%
AdobeRGB: 39%
Outdoors (cloudy sky)
Outdoors (cloudy sky)

Despite the matte surface, the display is almost unusable outdoors. Even when the sky is cloudy, hardly anything can be seen.

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
24 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ ms rise
↘ ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 36 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
38 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ ms rise
↘ 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. » 38 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to 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 24000 Hz ≤ 30 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 24000 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 30 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 24000 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 9653 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

There's nothing to criticize about the viewing-angle stability of the IPS panel at least. 

Performance: Above-average AMD Ryzen 4000 CPU

Only AMD Ryzen Pro 4000 CPUs are used in the HP EliteBook 835 G7. You can choose between the Ryzen 3 Pro 4450U, the Ryzen 5 Pro 4650U, and the Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U. There are no dedicated GPUs, but AMD's Radeon RX Vega 5Radeon RX Vega 6, and Radeon RX Vega 7 integrated GPUs are available in return.

The biggest advantage of the HP EliteBook 835 G7: It has two DDR4 3200 SO-DIMM slots at once, allowing a maximum of up to 64 GB RAM. HP sells the EliteBook with 32 GB by default. There's an M.2 2280 SSD with a capacity of up to 1 TB as mass storage device.

HWiNFO
HWiNFO
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z Caches
CPU-Z Caches
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Memory
CPU-Z Memory

Processor

The AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 4650U is the second fastest processor in the Ryzen Pro series for business PCs. The six cores of the Renoir processor clock at 2.1 to 4 GHz. For comparisons with other processors, please refer to our CPU Benchmarks article.

Nominally, the CPU has a TDP of 15 watts. HP gives it twice as much with about 30 watts. But after a short time, consumption is slightly reduced. In the Cinebench loop, around 25 watts can be maintained, resulting in clock rates of about 3 GHz and temperatures of approximately 94 °C (~201 °F). As a result, the HP EliteBook 835 G7 performs extremely well and even almost catches up to the Lenovo ThinkPad X13, which contains the actually much stronger Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U with eight cores. Compared to the Intel EliteBook 830 G7, the EliteBook 835 G7 is about 70% faster in multi-core performance.

Full CPU power is available on battery power.

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HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U, AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U: Ø1118 (1104.42-1160.36)
HP EliteBook 735 G6 7KN29EA AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U, AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U: Ø561 (547.56-636.74)
Dell Latitude 7310 Intel Core i7-10610U, Intel Core i7-10610U: Ø546 (539.87-548.66)
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800 AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U: Ø1173 (1057.08-1287.21)
HP EliteBook 830 G7 Intel Core i7-10810U, Intel Core i7-10810U: Ø606 (598.31-772.22)
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% +15%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
  (2561 - 2692, n=4)
2613 Points ∼89% +2%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
2561 Points ∼87%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel Core i7-10810U
1516 Points ∼52% -41%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (110 - 3839, n=81)
1373 Points ∼47% -46%
HP EliteBook 735 G6 7KN29EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
1328 Points ∼45% -48%
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel Core i7-10610U
1283 Points ∼44% -50%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
475 Points ∼100% +5%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
  (453 - 454, n=4)
454 Points ∼96% 0%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
453 Points ∼95%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel Core i7-10810U
444 Points ∼93% -2%
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel Core i7-10610U
440 Points ∼93% -3%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (73 - 583, n=80)
378 Points ∼80% -17%
HP EliteBook 735 G6 7KN29EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
354 Points ∼75% -22%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
1287 (1057.08min - 1287.21max) Points ∼100% +11%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
1160 (1104.42min - 1160.36max) Points ∼90%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
  (1123 - 1168, n=4)
1153 Points ∼90% -1%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel Core i7-10810U
658 (598.31min - 772.22max) Points ∼51% -43%
HP EliteBook 735 G6 7KN29EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
637 (547.56min - 636.74max) Points ∼49% -45%
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel Core i7-10610U
549 (539.87min - 548.66max) Points ∼43% -53%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (32 - 1674, n=354)
405 Points ∼31% -65%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
184 Points ∼100% +5%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel Core i7-10810U
182 Points ∼99% +4%
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel Core i7-10610U
179 Points ∼97% +2%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
  (175 - 177, n=4)
176 Points ∼96% +1%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
175 Points ∼95%
HP EliteBook 735 G6 7KN29EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
140 Points ∼76% -20%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (20 - 219, n=339)
124 Points ∼67% -29%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4.2 - 6277, n=72)
1125 Seconds * ∼100% -162%
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel Core i7-10610U
816 Seconds * ∼73% -90%
HP EliteBook 735 G6 7KN29EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
805 Seconds * ∼72% -88%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel Core i7-10810U
695 Seconds * ∼62% -62%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
  (415 - 448, n=4)
430 Seconds * ∼38% -0%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
429 Seconds * ∼38%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
403 Seconds * ∼36% +6%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel Core i7-10810U
4794 MIPS ∼100% +14%
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel Core i7-10610U
4708 MIPS ∼98% +12%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
4438 MIPS ∼93% +6%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
  (4202 - 4359, n=4)
4252 MIPS ∼89% +1%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
4202 MIPS ∼88%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1653 - 15198, n=67)
4172 MIPS ∼87% -1%
HP EliteBook 735 G6 7KN29EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
3432 MIPS ∼72% -18%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
37081 MIPS ∼100% +16%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
32062 MIPS ∼86%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
  (30895 - 32454, n=4)
31827 MIPS ∼86% -1%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel Core i7-10810U
21925 MIPS ∼59% -32%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2692 - 44827, n=67)
17854 MIPS ∼48% -44%
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel Core i7-10610U
17339 MIPS ∼47% -46%
HP EliteBook 735 G6 7KN29EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
15910 MIPS ∼43% -50%
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel Core i7-10810U
1274 Points ∼100% +20%
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel Core i7-10610U
1250 Points ∼98% +17%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
1157 Points ∼91% +9%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
  (1065 - 1102, n=4)
1077 Points ∼85% +1%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (310 - 1740, n=67)
1072 Points ∼84% +1%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
1065 Points ∼84%
HP EliteBook 735 G6 7KN29EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
863 Points ∼68% -19%
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
5600 Points ∼100% +21%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
  (4581 - 4705, n=4)
4646 Points ∼83% +1%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
4616 Points ∼82%
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel Core i7-10610U
3820 Points ∼68% -17%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (591 - 7590, n=67)
3734 Points ∼67% -19%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel Core i7-10810U
3671 Points ∼66% -20%
HP EliteBook 735 G6 7KN29EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
2824 Points ∼50% -39%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
8.33 fps ∼100% +6%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
  (7.82 - 8.14, n=4)
7.94 fps ∼95% +1%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
7.85 fps ∼94%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel Core i7-10810U
5.16 fps ∼62% -34%
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel Core i7-10610U
4.56 fps ∼55% -42%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.63 - 11, n=66)
4.53 fps ∼54% -42%
HP EliteBook 735 G6 7KN29EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
3.36 fps ∼40% -57%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
HP EliteBook 735 G6 7KN29EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
117 s * ∼100% -35%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
86.6 s * ∼74%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (12.9 - 281, n=50)
82.9 s * ∼71% +4%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
  (61.5 - 88.8, n=4)
80.9 s * ∼69% +7%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel Core i7-10810U
67.8 s * ∼58% +22%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
58.4 s * ∼50% +33%
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel Core i7-10610U
56.1 s * ∼48% +35%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.554 - 2.43, n=56)
0.843 sec * ∼100% -28%
HP EliteBook 735 G6 7KN29EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
0.77 sec * ∼91% -17%
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel Core i7-10610U
0.659 sec * ∼78% -0%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
0.658 sec * ∼78%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
  (0.643 - 0.663, n=4)
0.654 sec * ∼78% +1%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel Core i7-10810U
0.651 sec * ∼77% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
0.613 sec * ∼73% +7%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1160 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
48.2 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
175 Points
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System performance

In the PCMark benchmarks, the HP laptop scores worse than the Lenovo ThinkPad X13. This can be caused by the rather weak SSD or the single-channel RAM. But in everyday use, the EliteBook 835 G7 runs smoothly and fast all the time.

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4905 Points ∼100% +16%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
Vega 6 R4000, R5 PRO 4650U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
4244 Points ∼87%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (4116 - 4280, n=4)
4225 Points ∼86% 0%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10810U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
3373 Points ∼69% -21%
Dell Latitude 7310
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
3225 Points ∼66% -24%
HP EliteBook 735 G6 7KN29EA
Vega 8, R5 PRO 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
3061 Points ∼62% -28%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (405 - 5795, n=152)
2796 Points ∼57% -34%
Productivity
Dell Latitude 7310
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
7607 Points ∼100% +14%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
7098 Points ∼93% +7%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10810U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
6971 Points ∼92% +5%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
Vega 6 R4000, R5 PRO 4650U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
6653 Points ∼87%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (6453 - 6792, n=4)
6624 Points ∼87% 0%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1014 - 8682, n=152)
5527 Points ∼73% -17%
HP EliteBook 735 G6 7KN29EA
Vega 8, R5 PRO 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
5264 Points ∼69% -21%
Essentials
Dell Latitude 7310
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
9667 Points ∼100% +20%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
9490 Points ∼98% +18%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10810U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
8465 Points ∼88% +5%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (8012 - 8794, n=4)
8233 Points ∼85% +2%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
Vega 6 R4000, R5 PRO 4650U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
8065 Points ∼83%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2062 - 10113, n=152)
7259 Points ∼75% -10%
HP EliteBook 735 G6 7KN29EA
Vega 8, R5 PRO 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
6563 Points ∼68% -19%
Score
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4956 Points ∼100% +13%
Dell Latitude 7310
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4437 Points ∼90% +1%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (4320 - 4473, n=4)
4394 Points ∼89% 0%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
Vega 6 R4000, R5 PRO 4650U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
4378 Points ∼88%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10810U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4185 Points ∼84% -4%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (743 - 5549, n=155)
3419 Points ∼69% -22%
HP EliteBook 735 G6 7KN29EA
Vega 8, R5 PRO 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
3389 Points ∼68% -23%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5573 Points ∼100% +12%
Dell Latitude 7310
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5232 Points ∼94% +5%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (4993 - 5383, n=2)
5188 Points ∼93% +4%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
Vega 6 R4000, R5 PRO 4650U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
4993 Points ∼90%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10810U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4763 Points ∼85% -5%
HP EliteBook 735 G6 7KN29EA
Vega 8, R5 PRO 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
4558 Points ∼82% -9%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1283 - 5628, n=264)
4116 Points ∼74% -18%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4349 Points ∼100% +14%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (3802 - 4111, n=2)
3957 Points ∼91% +4%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
Vega 6 R4000, R5 PRO 4650U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
3802 Points ∼87%
Dell Latitude 7310
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
3783 Points ∼87% 0%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10810U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
3569 Points ∼82% -6%
HP EliteBook 735 G6 7KN29EA
Vega 8, R5 PRO 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
3311 Points ∼76% -13%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1027 - 4410, n=293)
3132 Points ∼72% -18%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3802 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4993 points
PCMark 10 Score
4378 points
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DPC latencies

Working with audio may cause interruptions. According to the LatencyMon analysis program, this is probably due to the CPU power management.

LatencyMon
LatencyMon
LatencyMon Drivers
LatencyMon Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
1501.8 μs * ∼100% -123%
Dell Latitude 7310
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
767.4 μs * ∼51% -14%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
Vega 6 R4000, R5 PRO 4650U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
674.5 μs * ∼45%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10810U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
633.4 μs * ∼42% +6%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

The M.2 2280 SSD from SK Hynix supports the PCIe NVMe standard, but it's quite slow compared to the competition. You won't notice much of it in everyday life. When copying large amounts of data, however, the 256 GB SSD can be noticeably slower.

HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
HP EliteBook 735 G6 7KN29EA
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
Dell Latitude 7310
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Average SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
7%
91%
78%
84%
7%
Write 4K
72.93
116
59%
135.2
85%
95.65
31%
118.3
62%
98.7 (72 - 154, n=4)
35%
Read 4K
34.04
39.81
17%
50.67
49%
37.47
10%
60.36
77%
40.9 (34 - 60.4, n=4)
20%
Write Seq
959.9
1300
35%
2155
125%
2032
112%
2067
115%
797 (431 - 1001, n=3)
-17%
Read Seq
1019
802.9
-21%
2504
146%
2207
117%
2394
135%
1097 (1019 - 1199, n=3)
8%
Write 4K Q32T1
353.6
187.6
-47%
395.6
12%
516.6
46%
325.5
-8%
386 (354 - 424, n=4)
9%
Read 4K Q32T1
350.2
305.9
-13%
394.5
13%
387
11%
332.2
-5%
402 (348 - 465, n=4)
15%
Write Seq Q32T1
896.5
1299
45%
2987
233%
2977
232%
2978
232%
766 (408 - 967, n=4)
-15%
Read Seq Q32T1
2145
1741
-19%
3564
66%
3556
66%
3552
66%
2108 (1966 - 2179, n=4)
-2%
SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 2145 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 896.5 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 350.2 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 353.6 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1019 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 959.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 34.04 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 72.93 MB/s

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA Vega 6 R4000, R5 PRO 4650U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0: Ø2177 (1861.27-2197.61)
HP EliteBook 735 G6 7KN29EA Vega 8, R5 PRO 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G: Ø897 (472.28-1750.7)
Dell Latitude 7310 UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ: Ø3358 (1040.82-3513.78)
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800 Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ: Ø3475 (3053.64-3532.8)
HP EliteBook 830 G7 UHD Graphics 620, i7-10810U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ: Ø3481 (2568.28-3508.54)

Graphics card

The AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 is the mid-range version of the AMD iGPUs available in the HP EliteBook 835 G7. Its performance depends mainly on whether the system memory runs in dual or single-channel mode - after all, the GPU has no memory of its own. Since memory in the HP laptop only runs in single-channel mode due to the laptop only coming with one RAM module by default, performance could be significantly better - this is also evident in the Lenovo ThinkPad T14's review. Games would also run much more smoothly with dual-channel RAM. 

In addition, the GPU doesn't reduce its performance on battery power. 

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
4690 Points ∼100% +34%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (3401 - 4713, n=14)
4075 Points ∼87% +16%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
3511 Points ∼75%
HP EliteBook 735 G6 7KN29EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
2997 Points ∼64% -15%
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10610U
1960 Points ∼42% -44%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10810U
1923 Points ∼41% -45%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (230 - 12199, n=424)
1619 Points ∼35% -54%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
949 Points ∼100% +45%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (650 - 932, n=15)
788 Points ∼83% +20%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (85 - 3276, n=85)
702 Points ∼74% +7%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
655 Points ∼69%
HP EliteBook 735 G6 7KN29EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
568 Points ∼60% -13%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10810U
432 Points ∼46% -34%
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10610U
415 Points ∼44% -37%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
3019 Points ∼100% +42%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (2122 - 3239, n=15)
2620 Points ∼87% +23%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
2122 Points ∼70%
HP EliteBook 735 G6 7KN29EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
1872 Points ∼62% -12%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10810U
1380 Points ∼46% -35%
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10610U
1325 Points ∼44% -38%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (222 - 8743, n=304)
1306 Points ∼43% -38%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
22904 Points ∼100% +50%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (15227 - 24163, n=10)
20473 Points ∼89% +34%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
15227 Points ∼66%
HP EliteBook 735 G6 7KN29EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
12233 Points ∼53% -20%
HP EliteBook 830 G7
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10810U
11127 Points ∼49% -27%
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10610U
10505 Points ∼46% -31%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1484 - 53539, n=318)
8905 Points ∼39% -42%
3DMark 11 Performance
3635 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
13547 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1921 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
750 points
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low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 35.6 22.3 11.5 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 82.9 62.9 32.3 30.4 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 33.2 25.3 22.6 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 30.8 10.7 fps
Total War: Three Kingdoms (2019) 34 10.9 fps

Emissions: HP laptop cool under load, quiet in idle usage

Noise emissions

In idle usage, the fan remains completely switched off. This changes under load, and we measured a maximum of 38.5 dB(a) - a considerable noise level in itself, and the fan also runs at quite high frequencies. It's definitely annoying, even if it only happens under load.

We couldn't detect any coil whine.

Noise Level

Idle
25.4 / 25.4 / 25.4 dB(A)
Load
31.6 / 38.5 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: 25.4 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2031.232.133.531.22533.336.54033.33132.935.836.132.94028.729.930.628.75028.329.328.528.36323.127.825.923.1802226.924.22210021.720.620.621.712517.121.718.917.116016.91916.116.920017.119.616.617.125016.219.313.616.23151720.213.11740016.721.212.116.750018.422.311.418.463017.722.511.617.780020.624.611.720.6100021.12611.421.1125019.424.61219.4160021.727.21221.720002228.112.622250021.627.813.121.6315020.626.813.220.6400018.632.31418.6500017.325.414.117.3630015.119.614.115.180001517.215151000015.215.915.215.21250015.415.31515.41600015.415.115.415.4SPL31.638.525.431.6N1.42.70.71.4median 17.3median 21.7median 13.6median 17.3Delta2.631.42.630.635.333.94026.125.425.231.330.229.628.634.128.128.826.729.326.825.126.927.727.625.225.42525.82423.424.626.124.624.324.824.62322.323.624.723.622.524.225.722.622.423.724.522.923.423.722.621.121.62221.120.519.920.820.720.218.920.220.920.219.220.319.419.118.219.420.119.517.618.619.519.417.1182019.116.417.219.919.316.116.71918.915.916.82120.21616.520.119.315.716.519.118.415.716.316.816.415.616.116.116.115.7161615.915.615.915.815.715.515.715.615.415.215.631.831.129.129.91.61.51.21.4median 20.1median 19.4median 17.1median 181.11.12.32.7hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseHP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EALenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800

Temperature

Stress test (Prime95 + FurMark)
Stress test (Prime95 + FurMark)

The loud fan seems to dissipate heat well, because the case barely warms up under load. Not even 40 °C (~104 °F) is reached. The stress test with Prime95 and FurMark shows that this is not due to performance throttling: Even after one hour, the processor can still consume 22.5 watts. The cooling system keeps the CPU temperatures comparatively constant at 92.1 °C (~198 °F).

Max. Load
 34.6 °C
94 F
37.9 °C
100 F
32.1 °C
90 F
 
 30.9 °C
88 F
36.4 °C
98 F
31.5 °C
89 F
 
 27.4 °C
81 F
37.2 °C
99 F
28 °C
82 F
 
Maximum: 37.9 °C = 100 F
Average: 32.9 °C = 91 F
30.9 °C
88 F
37.4 °C
99 F
30.1 °C
86 F
30.2 °C
86 F
34.6 °C
94 F
29.9 °C
86 F
28.9 °C
84 F
30 °C
86 F
28.6 °C
83 F
Maximum: 37.4 °C = 99 F
Average: 31.2 °C = 88 F
Power Supply (max.)  41 °C = 106 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 32.9 °C / 91 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 37.9 °C / 100 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 37.4 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 39.6 °C / 103 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.2 °C / 76 F, compared to the device average of 30.6 °C / 87 F.
(±) The palmrests and touchpad can get very hot to the touch with a maximum of 37.2 °C / 99 F.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.5 °C / 83.3 F (-8.7 °C / -15.7 F).
Top (load)
Top (load)
Bottom (load)
Bottom (load)

Audio

Despite their prominent placement, the speakers of the HP EliteBook 835 G7 aren't good. They are too quiet and completely lack any bass. This makes sound unbalanced and tinny.

You can achieve a much better result via the 3.5 mm output.

The two microphones next to the webcam pick up voices with clarity.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.333.534.32537.14037.13136.636.136.64030.330.630.35028.828.528.8632725.9278023.824.223.81003020.63012539.318.939.316042.416.142.42004016.64025048.513.648.531557.713.157.740063.212.163.250059.811.459.863059.511.659.580058.611.758.6100062.411.462.4125059.71259.7160065.21265.2200066.212.666.2250067.513.167.5315069.313.269.3400065.41465.4500066.114.166.1630061.414.161.4800061.81561.81000059.515.259.51250058.41558.41600059.615.459.6SPL76.925.476.9N38.10.738.1median 59.7median 13.6median 59.7Delta6.21.46.233.138.833.128.931.428.933.834.933.826.327.526.32422.92423.723.423.727.921.727.938.821.238.845.818.145.851.119.851.153.416.953.462.11562.166.316.866.366.915.266.969.113.769.172.412.772.469.312.469.370.21270.274.711.874.77612.57672.112.472.173.312.973.373.21373.27113.37170.513.670.565.613.965.67013.87067.813.867.86613.56659.613.159.68425.38460.90.760.9median 69.1median 13.6median 69.15.51.25.533.935.425.228.228.629.726.73226.928.125.42823.426.824.332.722.327.322.534.622.448.123.458.621.661.119.960.218.959.219.263.618.265.517.666.317.16516.465.116.16515.960.11660.115.762.815.758.315.661.715.75515.650.515.542.315.231.729.174.81.235.3median 17.1median 60.12.37.8hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EADell Latitude 7310Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (69.31 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 16.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.5% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (14.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 21% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 73% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 13% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 82% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Dell Latitude 7310 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (84 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 16.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.8% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.5% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (11.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 3% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 96% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 6% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 93% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (74.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 16.7% lower than median
(-) | bass is not linear (17.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.8% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 60% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 32% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 44% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 48% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy management: The HP EliteBook 835 G7 is a distance runner

Energy consumption

In terms of power consumption, the comparison values of the EliteBook 830 G7 and the Lenovo ThinkPad X13 are particularly interesting: While the ThinkPad runs significantly less efficiently, the Intel model still has advantages in idle usage.

The maximum power consumption remains well below the critical 65-watt threshold that the power adapter can deliver.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.4 / 0.55 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.4 / 6.4 / 8.2 Watt
Load midlight 29.3 / 43 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
R5 PRO 4650U, Vega 6 R4000, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 13.30
HP EliteBook 735 G6 7KN29EA
R5 PRO 3500U, Vega 8, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 13.30
Dell Latitude 7310
i7-10610U, UHD Graphics 620, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
R7 PRO 4750U, Vega 7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 13.30
HP EliteBook 830 G7
i7-10810U, UHD Graphics 620, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
 
Average of class Subnotebook
 
Power Consumption
-28%
3%
-31%
-4%
-12%
-38%
Idle Minimum *
3.4
5.6
-65%
2.7
21%
6
-76%
3.6
-6%
3.7 (0 - 5.8, n=14)
-9%
6.33 (1.9 - 36, n=664)
-86%
Idle Average *
6.4
8.1
-27%
4.4
31%
8.9
-39%
4.7
27%
6.4 (0 - 8.4, n=14)
-0%
9.53 (5 - 39, n=664)
-49%
Idle Maximum *
8.2
9.6
-17%
4.8
41%
11.3
-38%
5.1
38%
9.06 (6 - 11, n=14)
-10%
11.8 (3.9 - 55, n=664)
-44%
Load Average *
29.3
34.3
-17%
33.4
-14%
34.2
-17%
33.3
-14%
35.9 (27.6 - 48, n=14)
-23%
33.6 (6.3 - 79.2, n=654)
-15%
Load Maximum *
43
48.6
-13%
69.7
-62%
37.2
13%
70
-63%
50.9 (35.4 - 67.1, n=14)
-18%
41.1 (7.6 - 111, n=657)
4%

* ... smaller is better

Battery life

Charging time: 133 minutes
Charging time: 133 minutes

The battery capacity is quite impressive at 53 Wh. In combination with the better power consumption, the HP EliteBook 835 G7 easily beats its predecessor and the Lenovo Lenovo ThinkPad in the Wi-Fi test. Almost 11 hours is a result worth seeing; only the Dell Latitude 7310 is considerably better than the HP laptop. The HP EliteBook 830 G7 Intel variant has a small advantage.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge Chromium)
10h 48min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 max Brightness (Edge Chromium)
9h 21min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
13h 20min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 29min
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
R5 PRO 4650U, Vega 6 R4000, 53 Wh
HP EliteBook 735 G6 7KN29EA
R5 PRO 3500U, Vega 8, 50 Wh
Dell Latitude 7310
i7-10610U, UHD Graphics 620, 52 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
R7 PRO 4750U, Vega 7, 48 Wh
HP EliteBook 830 G7
i7-10810U, UHD Graphics 620, 53 Wh
Average of class Subnotebook
 
Battery Runtime
-24%
18%
-18%
78%
-6%
Reader / Idle
2246
2078
653 (87 - 2735, n=574)
H.264
800
495
-38%
518 (157 - 1312, n=143)
-35%
WiFi v1.3
648
492
-24%
758
17%
522
-19%
692
7%
505 (206 - 991, n=286)
-22%
Load
89
106
19%
92
3%
221
148%
123 (40 - 369, n=597)
38%

Pros

+ excellent upgradeability
+ stable case
+ keyboard and touchpad
+ equipment (ports, security)
+ above-average CPU performance
+ long battery life
+ cool case temperatures under load
+ silent fan in idle
+ prepared for WWAN
+ three-year warranty

Cons

- below-average display
- no Thunderbolt
- poor Wi-Fi transfer rates
- below-average SSD
- high-frequency fan under load
- no pointing stick
- no SD card slot

Verdict: AMD EliteBook rather with alternative display

In review: HP EliteBook 835 G7. Test device provided by HP.
In review: HP EliteBook 835 G7. Test device provided by HP.

Its two RAM slots make the HP EliteBook 835 G7 a special subnotebook. Such RAM flexibility has become rare nowadays, especially in the compact class.

That alone doesn't make a good business laptop, of course. This also requires a stable case, a good touchpad, and a comfortable keyboard, as well as the many security features and ports. For such a compact laptop, the very good battery life and the low temperatures aren't bad either - convenient for using it on your lap. The fact that WWAN is ready to go is definitely a plus. Another extremely positive aspect: The CPU can constantly consume over 20 watts, so that the hexa-core CPU in the EliteBook almost reaches the performance of the octa-core processor in the Lenovo ThinkPad X13.

It sounds almost perfect so far. But HP slightly ruins the positive impression with the display that combines low color-space coverage with low brightness. It's not quite clear to us why HP installed this panel in a model that costs over 1,000 Euros (~$1,186) - the EliteBook 835 G7 is at least also optionally available with better LCDs. Other points of criticism include the absence of the Thunderbolt standard, the poor Wi-Fi transfer rates, and the slow SSD. Compared to the predecessor, we miss the pointing stick, and in addition, there's still no SD card slot. The high-frequency fan under load is also a bit annoying - but we'll count the fact that it stays silent in idle usage as a positive aspect. This also applies to the three-year warranty.

Very solid, except for the display: The HP EliteBook 835 G7 should be bought with a different display.

Finally, to sum up: We can recommend the HP EliteBook 835 G7 - but the configuration with the weak LCD should be avoided.

HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA - 11/18/2020 v7
Benjamin Herzig

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