HP EliteBook 850 G3


HP EliteBook 850 G3
HP EliteBook 850 G3 (EliteBook 850 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 520, Core: 300-1000 MHz, single-channel,
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2133, single-channel, two memory banks (one bank filled)
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, AU Optronics, TN LED, glossy: no
Intel Skylake-U Premium PCH
Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006, 256 GB 
, 190 GB free
Conexant @ Intel Skylake PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 0 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 VGA, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: combo audio, Card Reader: SD, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: GNSS, TPM 1.2
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2, HP lt4120 Snapdragon X5, LTE
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.4 x 383.3 x 257.7 ( = 0.76 x 15.09 x 10.15 in)
46 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Webcam: HD webcam
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Cyberlink PowerDVD 12, 36 Months Warranty
1.88 kg ( = 66.32 oz / 4.14 pounds), Power Supply: 336 g ( = 11.85 oz / 0.74 pounds)
1699 Euro



Average Score: 87.1% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 69%, features: 62%, display: 80% mobility: 77%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the HP EliteBook 850 G3

87.1% HP EliteBook 850 G3 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Unsatisfactory screen. HP again delivers a decent, upper-range business laptop with its new EliteBook 850 G3. Unfortunately, the company has made a big mistake with the choice of the installed screen, which ruins the otherwise good impression that the device makes.
HP EliteBook 850 G3 (T9X34ET)
Source: PC Magazin - Heft 12/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2016
HP EliteBook 850 G3 – для тех, кто ценит качество
Source: RU→EN
Positive: Quite good autonomy; premium design and build quality; comfortable input devices; good display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/06/2016


Model: The HP Elitebook 850 G3 is features high performance specification and is still thin and light. With up to Intel Core i5-6200U processor, 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4 RAM, a 1 TB Hard Disk, a 512 GB M2 SATA-3 Solid State Drive and Intel HD 520 Graphics, it is certainly suitable for power users. Its 15.6 inch anti-glare LED display features up to UHD resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels). Moreover, you can opt for a touch or non-touch display.

Its dual point keyboard optionally comes with a backlight. The laptop features a 3 cell 46 Wh Long Life battery for long lasting battery life. The Audio by Bang & Olufsen and HP Noise Reduction Software provide good audio input and output. As for connectivity, it brings Near Field Communication, Wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.0, a fingerprint reader, USB 3.0, USB Type-C, DisplayPort, a headphone / microphone combo, RJ-45 and a docking connector. Even though the laptop is packed with a lot of connectivity and high performance hardware, it weighs only 4.1 lb (1.8 kg) for non-touch model and 4.54 lb (2 kg) for touch model, which is very light.

Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series). Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.  
6500U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» 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.
1.88 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.

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).

87.1%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Stefan Hinum, 2016-04-16 (Update: 2016-04-16)