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HP EliteBook 850 G8 Review - Business laptop with a super bright screen and lots of extras

Silver star. The EliteBook 850 G8 is the latest business laptop from HP. It features a SureView screen, metal housing, and a lot of useful features for business users. Read our review to find out whether the 15-inch laptop is worth its price.
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The 8th generation of HP’s EliteBooks is very impressive. Thanks to the silver-coloured metal housing, the new EliteBook laptops appear very premium. Our current review device is a 15-inch model with an 11th generation Intel CPU. A few months ago, we reviewed the HP EliteBook 855 G7 which was powered by an AMD processor. In this review, we will compare the EliteBook 850 G8 with other premium laptops from Lenovo, Schenker and even HP.

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HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA (EliteBook 850 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-1165G7 4 x 2.8 - 4.7 GHz, 50 W PL2 / Short Burst, 20 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake UP3
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Core: 1300 MHz, Memory: 2000 MHz, DDR4
Memory
32768 MB 
, DDR4-3200 CL22, dual-channel
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, InfoVision X156NVF8 R1, I, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP
Storage
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake-U/Y PCH-LP - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combined 3.5mm, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Ambient light sensor, hall sensor, HP Tamper Lock
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0, Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G Cat 20, LTE, 5G
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19 x 359.4 x 236.7 ( = 0.75 x 14.15 x 9.32 in)
Battery
56 Wh, 4610 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD + IR camera
Additional features
Speakers: 2x 2W stereo speakers, Keyboard: chiclet-style, Keyboard Light: yes, HP Wolf Pro Security Edition (36-month license), 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.75 kg ( = 61.73 oz / 3.86 pounds), Power Supply: 200 g ( = 7.05 oz / 0.44 pounds)
Price
3200 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Likely Competitors

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86.1 %
08/2021
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.8 kg19 mm15.60"1920x1080
87.1 %
05/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
i7-1165G7, GeForce MX450
1.9 kg19.1 mm15.60"1920x1080
85.9 %
11/2020
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
R5 PRO 4650U, Vega 6
1.7 kg19.2 mm15.60"1920x1080
81.2 %
06/2021
HP Pavilion 15-eg
i7-1165G7, GeForce MX450
1.7 kg17.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
89.1 %
06/2021
Schenker Vision 14
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1 kg15.6 mm14.00"2880x1800
84.3 %
03/2021
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
i7-1165G7, GeForce MX350
1.3 kg17 mm14.50"2560x1600

Case - Stiff display lid and robust hinges

This time around, the housing is made completely of metal. There are no plastic bits. The rigidity of the material is on a high level. However, we have to mention that the keyboard deck exhibits some flex because the material is not particularly thick in this area. The display lid is very rigid, though. The hinges also feel very solid.

The angular design is nothing new for the EliteBooks. A reflective HP logotype adorns the display lid of the EliteBook 850 G8. The ‘EliteBook’ inscription, the black keys and the thin silver accents around the touchpad and the fingerprint reader make the notebook appear very premium when it is open. The EliteBook 850 G8 looks significantly more flashy than a ThinkPad such as the T15 Gen 2.

The dimensions of the EliteBook 850 G8, which is a rather compact 15-inch laptop, are quite similar to those of the HP Pavilion 15. The ThinkPad T15 Gen 2 is bigger and weighs 100 grams more than the 850 G8.

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Size Comparison

365.8 mm / 14.4 inch 248 mm / 9.76 inch 19.1 mm / 0.752 inch 1.9 kg4.19 lbs359.7 mm / 14.2 inch 233.8 mm / 9.2 inch 19.2 mm / 0.756 inch 1.7 kg3.75 lbs359.4 mm / 14.1 inch 236.7 mm / 9.32 inch 19 mm / 0.748 inch 1.8 kg3.86 lbs360.2 mm / 14.2 inch 234 mm / 9.21 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.7 kg3.85 lbs322 mm / 12.7 inch 225 mm / 8.86 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 1.3 kg2.78 lbs308.8 mm / 12.2 inch 215 mm / 8.46 inch 15.6 mm / 0.614 inch 1 kg2.27 lbs

Connectivity - Two Thunderbolt 4 ports

The EliteBook 850 G8 features two Thunderbolt 4 ports. Howbeit, there is no Ethernet port. The normal-sized HDMI output is 2.0b. The ports are located on the left and right sides of the laptop. There is plenty of space between the ports so that even bulky connectors will not get in the way of each other. The EliteBook 850 G8 can be charged via one of the USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports. The HP laptop also features a dedicated charging port, which can be used for charging with the included power adapter. The battery of HP’s notebook can also be topped up via the USB-A port.

Right side: SIM card slot, two USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports (DP 1.4 & Power Delivery), HDMI 2.0b output, USB-A 3.1 Gen. 1 port, power socket
Left side: Slot for a security lock, USB-A 3.1 Gen. 1 port (Power Delivery), 3.5-mm audio jack, smart card reader

Communication

The Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module comes from Intel (AX201). It supports Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5. It performed slightly better than the AX200 module in the AMD-based EliteBook 855 G7 in our Wi-Fi benchmarks. Users can also get a model with a 4G Intel modem or a 5G Qualcomm modem (Snapdragon X55 5G). There is also an NFC chip to mention.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1400 (707min - 1475max) MBit/s ∼100%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1303 (653min - 1347max) MBit/s ∼93% -7%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1234 (579min - 1368max) MBit/s ∼88% -12%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=270)
1157 MBit/s ∼83% -17%
Average of class Office
  (54.8 - 1775, n=114, last 2 years)
944 MBit/s ∼67% -33%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
582 (334min - 641max) MBit/s ∼42% -58%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1486 (713min - 1549max) MBit/s ∼100% +17%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1266 (1217min - 1328max) MBit/s ∼85%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (136 - 1743, n=270)
1247 MBit/s ∼84% -2%
Average of class Office
  (60.8 - 1722, n=115, last 2 years)
1010 MBit/s ∼68% -20%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
847 (818min - 863max) MBit/s ∼57% -33%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
784 (540min - 922max) MBit/s ∼53% -38%
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HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1265 (1217-1328)
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1360 (747-1513)
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø783 (540-922)
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1376 (707-1475)
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1440 (735-1607)
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1234 (579-1368)

Web Camera

The built-in HD web camera, which is quite unremarkable, is primarily intended for video conferencing. There is a physical shutter, which can be used to hide the video camera, but not the IR camera.

EliteBook 850 G8 - Web camera
ColorChecker
18.7 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
3 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
22.2 ∆E
26.1 ∆E
16 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
32.4 ∆E
24.4 ∆E
21.9 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
0.6 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
20.1 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
ColorChecker HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA: 13.71 ∆E min: 0.59 - max: 32.4 ∆E

Security

The HP laptop features a smart card reader, a TPM 2.0 module and a fingerprint scanner. There is also a slot for an HP Nano Keyed Cable Lock and an IR camera. A lot of security software comes bundled with the HP notebook.

Accessories

The box contains the laptop and the USB-C power adapter. Additional accessories such as docking stations and carrying bags can be purchased via HP’s online store.

Maintenance

The bottom cover can be removed after all 5 screws on the underside are undone. However, plastic tabs, which help hold the bottom cover in place, can be easily broken, which is why we recommend proceeding with caution. Once the bottom cover is removed, the NVMe SSD, the Wi-Fi module and the battery, which is screwed into place, can be accessed by the user. The two SO-DIMM sticks are located under the metal shroud above the battery.

EliteBook 850 G8 - Internals

Warranty

The HP laptop comes with a three-year warranty without onsite service. HP offers a next-day service package, which should be of particular interest to businesses.

Input Devices - EliteBook 850 G8 has a solid keyboard

Keyboard

The black keyboard with the numeric pad spans almost the entire width of the chassis. The keys of the numpad are slightly smaller than the rest of the keys, except for the arrow and function keys, which are half the height of the normal keys. This results in a more clean look but makes the keyboard a little less comfortable to use. 

The keyboard does not feel mushy. However, it does not provide the kind of tactile feedback for which ThinkPad keyboards are famous. The keyboard deck does not bend in when typing. When pressed, the keys do not produce a significant amount of noise, which is why the HP laptop can be used in quiet environments. The backlight offers two brightness levels. Those who do not mind the slim function and arrow keys will be happy with this keyboard. 

EliteBook 850 G8 - Keyboard with a TrackPoint and a number pad
EliteBook 850 G8 - Keyboard backlight

Touchpad

The glass-topped touchpad, which measures 12 x 6.5 cm (4.7 x 2.6 in), has a very smooth surface. The only flaw of the touchpad is that it did not always manage to register inputs in the corners. In the worst-case scenario, dragging and dropping files can get a bit more difficult than necessary. In all other cases, the touchpad should work without any issues.

There are two physical buttons right above the touchpad. They are there to improve the usability of the TrackPoint. The physical buttons, despite being quite wide, work very well. The integrated buttons in the lower half of the touchpad also function well. All in all, there is no need for an external mouse, thanks to the inclusion of good input devices.

EliteBook 850 G8 - Touchpad
EliteBook 850 G8 - Fingerprint scanner

Display - EliteBook 850 G8 shines brighter than the sun

EliteBook 850 G8 - Backlight bleeding
EliteBook 850 G8 - Pixel arrangement

The 1080p IPS panel of the EliteBook 850 G8 has a 16:9 aspect ratio. HP claims that the EliteBook 850 G8 can achieve a brightness of 1000 cd/m². The 850 G8 features HP’s SureView technology, which helps users protect their privacy in public places by severely restricting viewing angles. According to our measurements, the screen has an average maximum brightness of 702 cd/m² and a brightness distribution of 77%. The brightness that we measured is significantly below the claimed 1000 cd/m². There are no major issues with screen bleeding.

The EliteBook 850 G8 has the brightest display by far when compared to its competitors, most of which feature relatively dim screens. There are also other screen options (250 cd/m² or 400 cd/m² displays without SureView and a 250 cd/m² touchscreen). Unfortunately, the screen of our review device suffers from low-frequency PWM flickering (312 Hz). This is why some users may experience headaches and/or eyestrain.

697
cd/m²
732
cd/m²
718
cd/m²
716
cd/m²
802
cd/m²
746
cd/m²
639
cd/m²
647
cd/m²
617
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
InfoVision X156NVF8 R1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 802 cd/m² Average: 701.6 cd/m² Minimum: 109 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 77 %
Center on Battery: 629 cd/m²
Contrast: 3273:1 (Black: 0.245 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.22 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5
ΔE Greyscale 7.69 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
95% sRGB (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
65% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
65% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
95% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.75
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
InfoVision X156NVF8 R1, I, 1920x1080, 15.60
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
B156HAN02.1, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
ChiMei CMN1512, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
HP Pavilion 15-eg
Chi Mei CMN1523, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Schenker Vision 14
CSOT T3_MNE007ZA1_1, IPS, 2880x1800, 14.00
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Chi Mei CMN1411, IPS, 2560x1600, 14.50
Display
-37%
-34%
-33%
11%
4%
Display P3 Coverage
40.18
41.73
42.9
75.4
65.82
sRGB Coverage
95
60.18
-37%
62.34
-34%
64
-33%
99
4%
97.4
3%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
65
41.55
-36%
43.18
-34%
44.4
-32%
76.4
18%
67.89
4%
Response Times
-2%
24%
2804%
33%
46%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
47 ?(22, 25)
48.8 ?(22.8, 26)
-4%
36 ?(18, 18)
23%
22.8 ?(10, 12.8)
51%
32.8 ?(15.6, 17.2)
30%
29 ?(2, 27)
38%
Response Time Black / White *
32 ?(19, 13)
32 ?(17.2, 14.8)
-0%
24 ?(15, 9)
25%
23.6 ?(13.6, 10)
26%
20.4 ?(10, 10.4)
36%
15 ?(4, 11)
53%
PWM Frequency
312 ?(100)
26320 ?(43)
8336%
Screen
-28%
-29%
-25%
4%
-8%
Brightness middle
802
353
-56%
265
-67%
294.3
-63%
390
-51%
360
-55%
Brightness
702
348
-50%
234
-67%
251
-64%
387
-45%
327
-53%
Brightness Distribution
77
95
23%
83
8%
76
-1%
94
22%
83
8%
Black Level *
0.245
0.2
18%
0.33
-35%
0.26
-6%
0.29
-18%
0.45
-84%
Contrast
3273
1765
-46%
803
-75%
1132
-65%
1345
-59%
800
-76%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.22
6.1
2%
4.46
28%
4.08
34%
2.8
55%
2.04
67%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
9.92
23.5
-137%
18.23
-84%
19.49
-96%
4.4
56%
4.69
53%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
7.69
4.6
40%
1.59
79%
3
61%
3.5
54%
2.84
63%
Gamma
2.75 80%
2.26 97%
2.27 97%
2.21 100%
2.24 98%
2.34 94%
CCT
6135 106%
6732 97%
6496 100%
6616 98%
6174 105%
6360 102%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
65
38.2
-41%
40
-38%
76.4
18%
62
-5%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
95
59.8
-37%
62
-35%
99
4%
97
2%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
4.9
4.12
3.7
1.8
0.92
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-22% / -26%
-13% / -22%
915% / 627%
16% / 9%
14% / 1%

* ... smaller is better

Thanks to a low black value (0.245 cd/m²), the screen has a very high contrast ratio (3273:1). The EliteBook 850 G8 has the highest contrast ratio when compared to other competing devices. However, the Thinkpad T15 has a slightly lower black value. The colour space coverage is decent (95% of sRGB; 65% of AdobeRGB), but it is not sufficient for any sort of professional video or image editing.

CalMAN - Colour accuracy
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation

Because the EliteBook 850 G8 has such a bright screen, it is usable outside. The display can easily overcome reflections in bright environments.

EliteBook 850 G8 vs. sRGB
EliteBook 850 G8 vs. AdobeRGB
EliteBook 850 G8 - Outdoor use on a sunny day with SureView enabled (side view)
EliteBook 850 G8 - Outdoor use on a sunny day with SureView enabled (head-on view)

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↗ 19 ms rise
↘ 13 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. » 81 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (23.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
47 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 22 ms rise
↘ 25 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. » 75 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (37.7 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 312 Hz ≤ 100 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 312 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 100 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 312 Hz is relatively high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering. However, there are reports that some users are still sensitive to PWM at 500 Hz and above, so be aware.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17031 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

EliteBook 850 G8 - Viewing angles

As long as the SureView function is disabled, the viewing angles are good. However, the screen surface is slightly more reflective than what is typical for matte panels. The contrast ratio drops significantly at very acute angles.  

Performance - EliteBook 850 G8 cannot fully utilise the Core i7-1165G7

Our review device comes with the Intel Core i7-1165G7, two 16 GB SO-DIMM sticks (DDR4 3200 CL22) and a 1 TB NVMe SSD. Buyers can also get an EliteBook 850 G8 with an Intel Core i5-1135G7, 8 or 16 GB of RAM, and a 256 or 512 GB SSD. All in all, the HP laptop provides a very decent level of performance, which is why it should not get choked when working on a massive spreadsheet. We conducted all of our benchmarks in high performance mode using the balanced power plan.

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

Processor

The Core i7-1165G7 offers eight threads and has a base clock of 2.8 GHz and a boost clock of 4.7 GHz (4.1 GHz for all cores). The Tiger Lake processor has 12 MB of L3 cache and is the fastest U-series CPU from Intel at the moment. The processor supports PCIe 4.0 and Thunderbolt 4, unlike AMD’s U-series CPUs.

In the Cinebench R15 stress test, the EliteBook 850 G8 takes last place in our comparison chart. The Core i7-1165G7 in the 850 G8 does not throttle, but it runs slower than in other devices.

The multi-core benchmarks reveal that the EliteBook 850 G8 is not meant for taxing workloads. The EliteBook 855 G7 was about 50% faster in the multi-core section of the Cinebench R20. However, the EliteBook 855 G7 is powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 4650U. In the single-core benchmarks, the EliteBook 850 G8 does very well. Here, the 850 G8 gets close to the top of our comparison chart. In R Benchmark 2.5, the EliteBook 850 G8 actually managed to outperform all of the competitors.

When running on battery power, the HP laptop loses about 10% of its performance in heavily threaded applications.

Cinebench R15 multi-core loop

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HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø702 (674.47-727.03)
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100 Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø882 (865.11-931.88)
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U: Ø1158 (1152.67-1167.58)
HP Pavilion 15-eg Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø725 (618.81-762.14)
Schenker Vision 14 Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø886 (876-943.04)
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø709 (659.11-772.92)
Cinebench R23
CPU (Single Core)
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1515 Points ∼100% +3%
HP Pavilion 15-eg
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1495 Points ∼99% +1%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1476 Points ∼97%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1263 - 1534, n=44)
1429 Points ∼94% -3%
Average of class Office
  (208 - 1578, n=41, last 2 years)
1237 Points ∼82% -16%
CPU (Multi Core)
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5878 Points ∼100% +28%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (3773 - 6862, n=49)
5136 Points ∼87% +12%
Average of class Office
  (943 - 9653, n=41, last 2 years)
5121 Points ∼87% +11%
HP Pavilion 15-eg
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4947 (4868.64min - 4947.48max) Points ∼84% +7%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4602 Points ∼78%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7
580 Points ∼100% +1%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
580 Points ∼100% +1%
HP Pavilion 15-eg
Intel Core i7-1165G7
575 Points ∼99% 0%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
575 Points ∼99%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (471 - 588, n=66)
553 Points ∼95% -4%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
519 Points ∼89% -10%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
454 Points ∼78% -21%
Average of class Office
  (191 - 606, n=119, last 2 years)
448 Points ∼77% -22%
CPU (Multi Core)
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
2692 Points ∼100% +52%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7
2312 Points ∼86% +30%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
2235 Points ∼83% +26%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
2167 Points ∼80% +22%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1285 - 2657, n=66)
1972 Points ∼73% +11%
HP Pavilion 15-eg
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1908 Points ∼71% +8%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1772 Points ∼66%
Average of class Office
  (159 - 3672, n=120, last 2 years)
1721 Points ∼64% -3%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7
227 Points ∼100% +2%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
225 Points ∼99% +1%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
222 Points ∼98%
HP Pavilion 15-eg
Intel Core i7-1165G7
221 Points ∼97% 0%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
218 Points ∼96% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (158 - 230, n=60)
215 Points ∼95% -3%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
175 Points ∼77% -21%
Average of class Office
  (75 - 230, n=122, last 2 years)
175 Points ∼77% -21%
CPU Multi 64Bit
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
1168 (1152.67min - 1167.58max) Points ∼100% +61%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
943 (876min - 943.04max) Points ∼81% +30%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7
932 (865.11min - 931.88max) Points ∼80% +28%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (599 - 1027, n=68)
855 Points ∼73% +18%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
773 (659.11min - 772.92max) Points ∼66% +6%
HP Pavilion 15-eg
Intel Core i7-1165G7
762 (618.81min - 762.14max) Points ∼65% +5%
Average of class Office
  (134 - 1614, n=126, last 2 years)
739 Points ∼63% +2%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
727 (674.47min - 727.03max) Points ∼62%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Average of class Office
  (302 - 3319, n=111, last 2 years)
797 Seconds * ∼100% -20%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
666 Seconds * ∼84%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7
624 Seconds * ∼78% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (468 - 958, n=65)
612 Seconds * ∼77% +8%
HP Pavilion 15-eg
Intel Core i7-1165G7
603 Seconds * ∼76% +9%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
600 Seconds * ∼75% +10%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
525 Seconds * ∼66% +21%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
415 Seconds * ∼52% +38%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4 -mmt1
HP Pavilion 15-eg
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5416 MIPS ∼100% +2%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5408 MIPS ∼100% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5389 MIPS ∼100% +1%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5312 MIPS ∼98%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (4625 - 5507, n=65)
5209 MIPS ∼96% -2%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5146 MIPS ∼95% -3%
Average of class Office
  (2389 - 5565, n=111, last 2 years)
4442 MIPS ∼82% -16%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
4204 MIPS ∼78% -21%
7z b 4
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
32454 MIPS ∼100% +50%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
25894 MIPS ∼80% +20%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (15556 - 27405, n=65)
22979 MIPS ∼71% +6%
HP Pavilion 15-eg
Intel Core i7-1165G7
22655 MIPS ∼70% +5%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
22004 MIPS ∼68% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7
21730 MIPS ∼67% 0%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
21645 MIPS ∼67%
Average of class Office
  (4963 - 43914, n=111, last 2 years)
20770 MIPS ∼64% -4%
Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1589 Points ∼100% +2%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1579 Points ∼99% +2%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1554 Points ∼98%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (882 - 1595, n=64)
1514 Points ∼95% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1490 Points ∼94% -4%
Average of class Office
  (431 - 1648, n=107, last 2 years)
1172 Points ∼74% -25%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
1074 Points ∼68% -31%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5649 Points ∼100% +2%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5564 Points ∼98%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5441 Points ∼96% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1821 - 5926, n=64)
5145 Points ∼91% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4753 Points ∼84% -15%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
4705 Points ∼83% -15%
Average of class Office
  (873 - 6502, n=107, last 2 years)
3979 Points ∼70% -28%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
8.14 fps ∼100% +43%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
7.46 fps ∼92% +31%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7
6.92 fps ∼85% +21%
HP Pavilion 15-eg
Intel Core i7-1165G7
6.59 fps ∼81% +15%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
6.37 fps ∼78% +12%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1.39 - 8.47, n=65)
6.34 fps ∼78% +11%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5.71 fps ∼70%
Average of class Office
  (1.15 - 11.1, n=110, last 2 years)
5.52 fps ∼68% -3%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
86.6 s * ∼100% -60%
Average of class Office
  (21.5 - 180, n=101, last 2 years)
61.3 s * ∼71% -13%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
54.1 s * ∼62%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (21.5 - 88.1, n=63)
48.6 s * ∼56% +10%
HP Pavilion 15-eg
Intel Core i7-1165G7
45.9 s * ∼53% +15%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
45.6 s * ∼53% +16%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7
42.3 s * ∼49% +22%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
21.5 s * ∼25% +60%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Average of class Office
  (0.542 - 1.578, n=106, last 2 years)
0.692 sec * ∼100% -24%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
0.663 sec * ∼96% -19%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (0.552 - 1.002, n=65)
0.591 sec * ∼85% -6%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.577 sec * ∼83% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.573 sec * ∼83% -3%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.569 sec * ∼82% -2%
HP Pavilion 15-eg
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.56 sec * ∼81% -1%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.556 sec * ∼80%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
727 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
103 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
222 Points
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System Performance

The Intel Core i7-1165G7 in the EliteBook 850 G8 achieved typical results for this type of CPU in PCMark 10. Here, the EliteBook 850 G8 was about 10% faster than the AMD-based EliteBook 855 G7. The EliteBook 850 G8 feels very responsive in day-to-day use.

PCMark 10 / Score
HP Pavilion 15-eg
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
5814 Points ∼100% +19%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
5258 Points ∼90% +7%
Schenker Vision 14
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
5104 Points ∼88% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4531 - 5454, n=42)
4967 Points ∼85% +1%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
4905 Points ∼84%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
4855 Points ∼84% -1%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
Vega 6, R5 PRO 4650U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
4403 Points ∼76% -10%
Average of class Office
  (1900 - 5690, n=117, last 2 years)
4321 Points ∼74% -12%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Schenker Vision 14
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
10368 Points ∼100% +10%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (8997 - 11505, n=42)
10058 Points ∼97% +6%
HP Pavilion 15-eg
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
9833 Points ∼95% +4%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
9456 Points ∼91%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
8938 Points ∼86% -5%
Average of class Office
  (4469 - 10608, n=117, last 2 years)
8678 Points ∼84% -8%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
8026 Points ∼77% -15%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
Vega 6, R5 PRO 4650U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
8012 Points ∼77% -15%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
HP Pavilion 15-eg
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
9292 Points ∼100% +37%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
8650 Points ∼93% +28%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
8623 Points ∼93% +28%
Schenker Vision 14
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
6807 Points ∼73% +1%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
Vega 6, R5 PRO 4650U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
6792 Points ∼73% 0%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
6759 Points ∼73%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (5570 - 7136, n=42)
6733 Points ∼72% 0%
Average of class Office
  (2917 - 9512, n=117, last 2 years)
6687 Points ∼72% -1%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
HP Pavilion 15-eg
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
5839 Points ∼100% +16%
Schenker Vision 14
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
5114 Points ∼88% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
5104 Points ∼87% +2%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
5013 Points ∼86%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4083 - 5550, n=42)
4922 Points ∼84% -2%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
4489 Points ∼77% -10%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
Vega 6, R5 PRO 4650U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
4258 Points ∼73% -15%
Average of class Office
  (1270 - 5878, n=117, last 2 years)
3850 Points ∼66% -23%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
5616 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
3221 points
PCMark 10 Score
4905 points
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DPC Latencies

Our LatencyMon test reveals that the EliteBook 850 G8 has problems with latency spikes. This is why it is not suited for work with real-time audio or video. These latency issues may be fixed in a future update.

EliteBook 850 G8 - LatencyMon
EliteBook 850 G8 - LatencyMon drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
2377.1 μs * ∼100% -111%
HP Pavilion 15-eg
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
2083.8 μs * ∼88% -85%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
1376.3 μs * ∼58% -22%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
Vega 6, R5 PRO 4650U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
1219 μs * ∼51% -8%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
1127.1 μs * ∼47%
Schenker Vision 14
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
739.4 μs * ∼31% +34%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

The HP laptop comes with a 1 TB NVMe SSD from Samsung. The PCIe 3.0 SSD in the EliteBook 850 G8 achieves exactly the kind of speeds that we would expect to see from such a solid state drive. However, the same SSD in the ThinkPad T15 is faster in most categories. The Samsung 980 Pro in the Schenker Vision 14 is able to achieve very high data transfer rates because of the PCIe 4.0 connection.

You can find out how the SSD in our review device stacks up against other storage devices on our HDD/SSD benchmarks page.

HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
HP Pavilion 15-eg
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
Schenker Vision 14
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
Average Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
32%
-36%
-17%
86%
-1%
4%
Write 4K
132.68
227.6
72%
71.98
-46%
141.6
7%
240
81%
127
-4%
140 ?(76.2 - 229, n=36)
6%
Read 4K
47.05
75.47
60%
34.01
-28%
42.61
-9%
90.9
93%
42.72
-9%
49.9 ?(34.3 - 75.5, n=36)
6%
Write Seq
1827.54
2100
15%
1337
-27%
4236
132%
2025
11%
2036 ?(776 - 2975, n=35)
11%
Read Seq
2171.68
2017
-7%
1575
-27%
4101
89%
2205
2%
2013 ?(973 - 2639, n=35)
-7%
Write 4K Q32T1
433.97
646.2
49%
390.24
-10%
397.8
-8%
662
53%
465
7%
461 ?(268 - 656, n=36)
6%
Read 4K Q32T1
440.97
728
65%
347.69
-21%
454.2
3%
720
63%
376.4
-15%
499 ?(289 - 730, n=36)
13%
Write Seq Q32T1
3026.2
2983
-1%
793.1
-74%
1648
-46%
5222
73%
3020
0%
2903 ?(788 - 3033, n=36)
-4%
Read Seq Q32T1
3489
3558
2%
2143.3
-39%
2388
-32%
7102
104%
3478
0%
3479 ?(2853 - 3568, n=36)
0%
Write 4K Q8T8
318.54
1491
Read 4K Q8T8
605.03
1499
AS SSD
16%
-59%
-27%
63%
1%
-4%
Seq Read
2801
2694.42
-4%
1633
-42%
2030.38
-28%
4899
75%
2891.04
3%
2537 ?(1938 - 3066, n=36)
-9%
Seq Write
1362
2369.76
74%
649
-52%
1003.25
-26%
3952
190%
1397.76
3%
2071 ?(1248 - 2837, n=36)
52%
4K Read
54.68
68.42
25%
39.59
-28%
46.74
-15%
83.8
53%
56.1
3%
53.1 ?(44.3 - 68.4, n=36)
-3%
4K Write
126.55
208.12
64%
101.94
-19%
164.16
30%
205
62%
138.44
9%
131 ?(87.4 - 208, n=36)
4%
4K-64 Read
1162.33
1960.91
69%
591.46
-49%
1097.88
-6%
2938
153%
1137.08
-2%
1463 ?(762 - 2093, n=36)
26%
4K-64 Write
1912.83
1934.9
1%
342.28
-82%
890.98
-53%
2077
9%
1904.43
0%
1801 ?(1074 - 2152, n=36)
-6%
Access Time Read *
0.04
0.032
20%
0.085
-113%
0.053
-33%
0.025
37%
0.052
-30%
0.0494 ?(0.032 - 0.087, n=35)
-24%
Access Time Write *
0.03
0.081
-170%
0.036
-20%
0.062
-107%
0.02
33%
0.022
27%
0.0426 ?(0.017 - 0.128, n=36)
-42%
Score Read
1497
2299
54%
794
-47%
1348
-10%
3512
135%
1482
-1%
1770 ?(1078 - 2449, n=36)
18%
Score Write
2176
2380
9%
509
-77%
1155
-47%
2677
23%
2183
0%
2139 ?(1471 - 2527, n=36)
-2%
Score Total
4377
5846
34%
1671
-62%
3149
-28%
7939
81%
4359
0%
4797 ?(3309 - 6095, n=36)
10%
Copy ISO MB/s
2778.64
1088.28
-61%
1583.13
-43%
2099.52
-24%
2098 ?(901 - 2932, n=23)
-24%
Copy Program MB/s
802.61
72.57
-91%
682.22
-15%
994.35
24%
500 ?(119 - 803, n=23)
-38%
Copy Game MB/s
1399.66
238.38
-83%
1428.14
2%
1858.67
33%
1132 ?(372 - 1830, n=23)
-19%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
24% / 23%
-48% / -52%
-22% / -24%
75% / 71%
0% / 0%
0% / -1%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3489 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 3026.2 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 440.97 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 433.97 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2171.68 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1827.54 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 47.05 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 132.68 MB/s

Graphics Card

The integrated Intel Iris Xe G7 graphics chip features 96 EUs and is significantly faster than previous integrated GPUs from Intel. Our review device does very well in the 3DMark benchmarks. It beats all other laptops without a dedicated GPU. In 3DMark Fire Strike, the iGPU performs about as well as the GeForce MX450.

When running on battery power, the iGPU got a physics score of 10303 points and a graphics score of 4774 points. When plugged in, the HP laptop achieved a physics score of 10548 points and a graphics score of 5192 points.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
HP Pavilion 15-eg
NVIDIA GeForce MX450, Intel Core i7-1165G7
8204 Points ∼100% +22%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6724 Points ∼82%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6624 Points ∼81% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
NVIDIA GeForce MX450, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6616 Points ∼81% -2%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4841 - 7115, n=65)
6443 Points ∼79% -4%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6208 Points ∼76% -8%
Average of class Office
  (599 - 11538, n=118, last 2 years)
3844 Points ∼47% -43%
3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
NVIDIA GeForce MX450, Intel Core i7-1165G7
29054 Points ∼100% +3%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
28202 Points ∼97%
HP Pavilion 15-eg
NVIDIA GeForce MX450, Intel Core i7-1165G7
27532 Points ∼95% -2%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (19487 - 38040, n=56)
27335 Points ∼94% -3%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
24152 Points ∼83% -14%
Average of class Office
  (3280 - 30980, n=98, last 2 years)
16303 Points ∼56% -42%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
5077 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (3113 - 5909, n=71)
4941 Points ∼97% -3%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
4795 Points ∼94% -6%
HP Pavilion 15-eg
NVIDIA GeForce MX450, Intel Core i7-1165G7
4753 Points ∼94% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
NVIDIA GeForce MX450, Intel Core i7-1165G7
4506 Points ∼89% -11%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1165G7
4371 Points ∼86% -14%
Average of class Office
  (449 - 8114, n=115, last 2 years)
2641 Points ∼52% -48%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
2158 Points ∼43% -57%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
HP Pavilion 15-eg
NVIDIA GeForce MX450, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1945 Points ∼100% +25%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1595 Points ∼82% +2%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1559 Points ∼80%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (994 - 1819, n=71)
1464 Points ∼75% -6%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1441 Points ∼74% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
NVIDIA GeForce MX450, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1086 Points ∼56% -30%
Average of class Office
  (194 - 2886, n=96, last 2 years)
906 Points ∼47% -42%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
653 Points ∼34% -58%
3DMark 11 Performance
6946 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
17042 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
4486 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1713 points
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Gaming Performance

The iGPU is not meant for gaming. It can only handle older and non-demanding titles such as Dota 2 Reborn. 

The Witcher 3
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
HP Pavilion 15-eg
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
23.6 (21min - 28max) fps ∼100% +71%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
18 (14min, 17P1 - 21max) fps ∼76% +30%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
15.3 fps ∼65% +11%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (10.2 - 20.1, n=56)
14.3 fps ∼61% +4%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
13.8 (11min, 11.69P1 - 16max) fps ∼58%
Average of class Office
  (3 - 25.3, n=44, last 2 years)
12.7 fps ∼54% -8%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
12.6 (11min, 12P1 - 14max) fps ∼53% -9%
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
HP Pavilion 15-eg
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
39.7 (36min - 45max) fps ∼100% +59%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
32.5 fps ∼82% +31%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
28.6 fps ∼72% +15%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (10.6 - 45.9, n=63)
28.6 fps ∼72% +15%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
24.9 (17min - 28max) fps ∼63%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
22.9 fps ∼58% -8%
Average of class Office
  (5.3 - 47.9, n=62, last 2 years)
20.6 fps ∼52% -17%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
10.7 (8min - 13max) fps ∼27% -57%
1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
HP Pavilion 15-eg
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
69.7 (67min - 77max) fps ∼100% +38%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
56 fps ∼80% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
53.8 fps ∼77% +7%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (21.4 - 67, n=63)
53.2 fps ∼76% +6%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
50.4 (39min - 58max) fps ∼72%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
41.9 fps ∼60% -17%
Average of class Office
  (9.7 - 76.3, n=56, last 2 years)
38 fps ∼55% -25%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
21.3 (16min - 24max) fps ∼31% -58%
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
HP Pavilion 15-eg
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
121.4 (110min - 145max) fps ∼100% +66%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
98.5 fps ∼81% +35%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
90 fps ∼74% +23%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (32.5 - 107, n=63)
83.4 fps ∼69% +14%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
73.1 (60min - 83max) fps ∼60%
Average of class Office
  (9.2 - 144, n=69, last 2 years)
57.2 fps ∼47% -22%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
34.8 (26min - 39max) fps ∼29% -52%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark
1920x1080 High Quality
HP Pavilion 15-eg
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
16.2 fps ∼100% +2%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (12.1 - 27.6, n=46)
16.2 fps ∼100% +2%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
15.9 fps ∼98%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
15.5 fps ∼96% -3%
Average of class Office
  (4.73 - 26.1, n=30, last 2 years)
13.3 fps ∼82% -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
12.7 fps ∼78% -20%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
10.7 fps ∼66% -33%
1920x1080 Standard Quality
HP Pavilion 15-eg
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
25.5 fps ∼100% +16%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
25.1 fps ∼98% +15%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
21.9 fps ∼86%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
21.4 fps ∼84% -2%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (12.2 - 27.6, n=48)
21.1 fps ∼83% -4%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
20.4 fps ∼80% -7%
Average of class Office
  (6.6 - 38.3, n=38, last 2 years)
17.9 fps ∼70% -18%
1280x720 Lite Quality
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
52.8 fps ∼100% +32%
HP Pavilion 15-eg
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
51.5 fps ∼98% +29%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
40.8 fps ∼77% +2%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
39.9 fps ∼76%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (23.8 - 56.5, n=47)
38.8 fps ∼73% -3%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
36.5 fps ∼69% -9%
Average of class Office
  (6.94 - 72, n=46, last 2 years)
32.3 fps ∼61% -19%
Dota 2 Reborn
1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
HP Pavilion 15-eg
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
87.7 (75.1min) fps ∼100% +79%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
78.6 (70.3min) fps ∼90% +60%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
67.2 (60.6min) fps ∼77% +37%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
49.1 (25.5min) fps ∼56%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
46.5 (32min) fps ∼53% -5%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (29.7 - 78.5, n=70)
44 fps ∼50% -10%
Average of class Office
  (5.3 - 103, n=113, last 2 years)
33.9 fps ∼39% -31%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
30.5 (28.2min) fps ∼35% -38%
1920x1080 high (2/3)
HP Pavilion 15-eg
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
95.6 (83.2min) fps ∼100% +86%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
86.6 (77.7min) fps ∼91% +69%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
77.6 (65.8min) fps ∼81% +51%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
51.3 (27min) fps ∼54%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
48.9 (34.2min) fps ∼51% -5%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (31.3 - 88.1, n=70)
47.1 fps ∼49% -8%
Average of class Office
  (5.7 - 113, n=113, last 2 years)
37.1 fps ∼39% -28%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
32.2 (29.9min) fps ∼34% -37%
1366x768 med (1/3)
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
130 (111min) fps ∼100% +72%
HP Pavilion 15-eg
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
117 (101.1min) fps ∼90% +55%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
115 (99.7min) fps ∼88% +52%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
75.5 (52.7min) fps ∼58%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
74.8 (55.3min) fps ∼58% -1%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (31.6 - 107, n=70)
67.2 fps ∼52% -11%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
63.7 (58.5min) fps ∼49% -16%
Average of class Office
  (14.6 - 130, n=113, last 2 years)
61.7 fps ∼47% -18%
1280x720 min (0/3) fastest
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
145 (128.9min) fps ∼100% +73%
HP Pavilion 15-eg
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
139 (120.9min) fps ∼96% +66%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
125 (112.6min) fps ∼86% +49%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (36 - 148, n=70)
85 fps ∼59% +1%
Average of class Office
  (36.5 - 145, n=113, last 2 years)
84.3 fps ∼58% +1%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
84.2 (54.1min) fps ∼58% 0%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
83.8 (51.1min) fps ∼58%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
82.6 (75min) fps ∼57% -1%
X-Plane 11.11
1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
HP Pavilion 15-eg
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
66 fps ∼100% +275%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
52.1 fps ∼79% +196%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
39.6 fps ∼60% +125%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
38.7 fps ∼59% +120%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (17.3 - 59.8, n=74)
31.1 fps ∼47% +77%
Average of class Office
  (3.55 - 69.7, n=109, last 2 years)
23.3 fps ∼35% +32%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
22.8 fps ∼35% +30%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
17.6 fps ∼27%
1920x1080 med (fps_test=2)
HP Pavilion 15-eg
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
76.6 fps ∼100% +301%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
63.9 fps ∼83% +235%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
56.8 fps ∼74% +197%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
37.9 fps ∼49% +98%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (17.9 - 69.5, n=74)
34.9 fps ∼46% +83%
Average of class Office
  (3.96 - 80.7, n=110, last 2 years)
25.7 fps ∼34% +35%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
25.3 fps ∼33% +32%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
19.1 fps ∼25%
1280x720 low (fps_test=1)
HP Pavilion 15-eg
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
87.3 fps ∼100% +414%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
87.2 fps ∼100% +413%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
81.9 fps ∼94% +382%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
46.1 fps ∼53% +171%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (15.8 - 88.4, n=73)
37.6 fps ∼43% +121%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
33.4 fps ∼38% +96%
Average of class Office
  (6.95 - 93.9, n=110, last 2 years)
32.6 fps ∼37% +92%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
17 fps ∼19%
Far Cry 5
1920x1080 High Preset AA:T
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
26 fps ∼100% +18%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (16 - 29, n=18)
22.2 fps ∼85% +1%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
22 fps ∼85% 0%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
22 (19min - 26max) fps ∼85%
Average of class Office
  (9 - 42, n=21, last 2 years)
17.5 fps ∼67% -20%
1920x1080 Medium Preset AA:T
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
34 fps ∼100% +48%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
25 fps ∼74% +9%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (14 - 31, n=21)
23.3 fps ∼69% +1%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
23 (21min - 28max) fps ∼68%
Average of class Office
  (10 - 46, n=31, last 2 years)
18.8 fps ∼55% -18%
1280x720 Low Preset AA:T
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
73 fps ∼100% +62%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
58 fps ∼79% +29%
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
45 (37min - 54max) fps ∼62%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (26 - 64, n=22)
44.1 fps ∼60% -2%
Average of class Office
  (7 - 90, n=40, last 2 years)
34.5 fps ∼47% -23%
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
26 (22min - 31max) fps ∼36% -42%
low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 73.1 50.4 24.9 13.8 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 83.8 75.5 51.3 49.1 fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 39.9 21.9 15.9 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 17 19.1 17.6 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 45 23 22 fps

Emissions - Cool surfaces and not a lot of fan noise

System Noise

In everyday use, the EliteBook 850 G8 remains silent most of the time. The fans kick in very rarely and when they do they are almost inaudible (26.2 dB(A)). Under load, the fans produce a quiet, rather high-frequency noise. The fans operate at a constant speed. As soon as the demanding task is completed, the fans quickly ramp down. We did not observe any abnormal sounds such as coil whine.

Noise Level

Idle
26 / 26 / 26.2 dB(A)
Load
29.5 / 34 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 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.931.434.430.134.92537.437.74031.937.43138.938.346.236.938.94031.53538.828.731.55034.634.43429.934.6632725.526.234.4278023.721.127.119.523.710017.417.721.218.117.412519.117.817.717.919.116018.517.717.116.218.520016.718.71615.616.725017.117.115.314.817.131516.618.81514.916.640013.517.414.213.913.55001317.715.213.41363012.518.314.912.812.58001421.417.712.214100014.72319.212.314.712501523.719.512.415160014.524.319.412.414.5200014.126.920.812.514.1250013.724.718.312.913.7315013.721.516.113.313.7400013.619.715.213.313.6500013.716.31413.613.7630013.814.813.913.713.8800013.814.71413.713.81000013.7141413.613.71250013.514.11413.413.51600012.713.113.412.712.7SPL26.234.129.5