HP EliteBook 850 G1-H5G44ET
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the HP EliteBook 850 G1-H5G44ET
Slowed down. Besides the Core i7 processor and the improved memory equipment, it is the dedicated Radeon HD 8750M in particular that is supposed to justify the considerable price of the top version from the EliteBook 850-series. But can the thin chassis actually handle the additional heat?
Source: PC Mag
The HP EliteBook 850 G1 is an IT serviceable and user friendly business ultrabook. Easy access to the chassis for upgrades and servicing can make up for shortcomings, like the system's middling battery life, at least to the IT staff supporting your users. However, that's not nearly enough to trump our Editors' Choice for business ultrabooks, the Dell Latitude E7440 Touch, which is thinner and lighter, has a Windows 8-friendly touch screen, a higher-capacity SSD, an HDMI port, and delivers almost an hour more of battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
The HP EliteBook 850 sets the benchmark for business Ultrabooks; it manages to incorporate state-of-the-art technology in a well-designed chassis that has respectable battery life and performance. Continuing our long list of likes for this model are its good backlit keyboard, excellent touchpad and high-end business features such as a Smartcard reader, Intel vPro technology, dedicated docking station connector, built-in mobile broadband and exceptional access to internal components via its tool-less bottom panel. Our major gripe with the EliteBook 850 is its lackluster display; it needs a contrast and saturation boost.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 81%
Source: Laptop Mag
The $1,614 HP EliteBook 850 is one of the best 15-inch business notebooks money can buy. It offers robust security, long battery life and a luminous display for the price.Geared toward those who want control over their files, the notebook comes with a removable bottom for swapping out your hard drive and HP's Trust Circles encryption software to ensure only approved contacts see your confidential content.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Comfortable large touchpad; full equipment in a slim body; long battery life. Negative: Poor image quality of the display; speakers; hot under load.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/10/2013
The HP EliteBook 850 G1-H5G44ET is the highest specification version of the HP EliteBook series. The laptop comes with an Intel Core i7-4600U, which is the one of the best processors in the market today. With 8 GB of RAM, performance on this machine is guaranteed to make your day. Even gamers will be satisfied with this machine with the secondary Radeon HD 8750M graphics card ensuring games can be played at ultra-high settings without any issue.
The 15 inch notebook has a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels, providing full HD for the users. Also, the HP EliteBook 850 G1-H5G44ET uses SSD instead of HDD which makes the machine run faster as well. Sadly, because it has such high hardware, the battery life for this machine isn't impressive. It can last 9 hours at most, without any load. It has 4 USB 3.0 ports, a VGA port and the basic audio connections. However, there is no Ethernet port. WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 are support though.
All in all, the HP EliteBook 850 G1-H5G44ET is a great high-end machine for those who require the best of the best from their notebooks. However, the price of this model is steep.
AMD Radeon HD 8750M: Mid-range graphics card based on the GCN architecture.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
A Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 2.1 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.3 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion.
Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.
In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).
78.75%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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