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HP EliteBook 845 G7: Top laptop suffers from too dim display

14-inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels - but too dim to be used in sunshine
14-inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels - but too dim to be used in sunshine
With the Ryzen 5 PRO, the 14-incher outclasses the top models from Intel. In addition, it offers great battery life, low noise levels, and excellent maintenance options. However, it's not enough for it to become a subnotebook mega-star due to its dim display.
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With the AMD version of its 14-inch EliteBook, HP is in direct competition with Lenovo's ThinkPad T14s (AMD and Intel), Dell's Latitude 7410 (Intel) or even Acer's TravelMate P6 P614 (Intel).

In the race for the best score, it performed well enough for a Very Good (88%), but a dim and color-weak display, a slow SSD, and a missing card reader make the difference in the end.

In general, the EliteBook 845 G7 is not bad. The workmanship and the modern angular look of the chassis are impressive. Maintenance is solved in an excellent way; all you need is a small cross-head screwdriver. The interior is ready for the implementation of WWAN, since the slot for a SIM card and the antennas are available.

Battery life lasts for a whole workday; we determined 9.5 to 12 hours in our practical tests. The input devices are very comfortable with their solid feedback and low noise level when typing and clicking.

The strong computing power currently beats all of Intel's competition, and not even a fourth-generation Ryzen 7 is needed for this. The Ryzen 5 scores twice as many points as the Intel Core i7-10610U top model (Cinebench R15/R20, multi-core).

Unfortunately, the AMD model doesn't have Thunderbolt support; this is only available on the Intel variant. That's also the case with Lenovo, since Thunderbolt is only available on the Intel version.

More details, estimations, and comparisons with competitors can be found in our review: HP EliteBook 845 G7: AMD laptop is also better with Ryzen 5 than with Intel.

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Sebastian Jentsch
Editor of the original article: Sebastian Jentsch - Managing Editor Consumer Laptops - 718 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2010
Computers always had an important place in my life, starting with an Intel 80286 microprocessor in the early 1990s. I became interested in the productive side of technology, especially in campus radio, while studying at TU Chemnitz and during a trainee program in Belfast. Hardware interests led me to manage Notebookjournal.de, which is now a division of Notebooksbilliger, for a few years. I became self-employed in 2010 and took the next logical step in my career by starting to write for Notebookcheck.
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Stephanie Chamberlain
Translator: Stephanie Chamberlain - Translator - 413 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.
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Sebastian Jentsch, 2020-11- 9 (Update: 2020-11- 7)