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HP EliteBook 865 G10 laptop review - Capable business laptop ruined by Sure View

Surely better without Sure View. HP releases another EliteBook 865 business laptop with SmartCard and various security features and upgrades it with a Zen 4 processor. Read our in-depth review to find out what else is new.

The EliteBook series is synonymous with premium business notebooks from HP. The slim 865 G10 is equipped with LTE support, a SmartCard reader and plenty of security features. A 16-inch model was also added to the EliteBook lineup last year. The first update has now arrived. So what has HP come up with this time? 

At first glance, the G10 hasn’t changed much compared with the previous model G9. But has HP only updated its EliteBook series with Zen 4 processors, or are there other improvements? And how does the Zen 4 CPU stack up against the Zen 3 chip in the previous model? Those who like it smaller can also check out our review of the 14-inch HP Elite 845 G10.

In this review, we're going to not only compare the current model with its predecessor, but also analyse how well it stacks up against other high-end business laptops such as the Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2, the Acer Swift Edge 16, the Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 and the Galaxy Book3 Pro 16.

HP EliteBook 865 G10 (EliteBook 865 Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS 8 x 4 - 5.2 GHz, Phoenix-HS (Zen 4)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon 780M, 31.0.14070.15002
Memory
32 GB 
, DDR5-5600
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel 142 PPI, InfoVision IVO3E94 (X160NV42 R0), IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N, 1024 GB 
, 860 GB free
Soundcard
AMD Zen - Audio Processor - HD Audio Controller
Connections
1 PC-Card, 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: 3.5 mm headset jack, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852CE WiFi 6E PCI-E NIC (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.3, LTE
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.2 x 358.7 x 251 ( = 0.76 x 14.12 x 9.88 in)
Battery
76 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Camera
Webcam: IR webcam
Primary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speakers, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty, 3-year hardware support
Weight
1.887 kg ( = 66.56 oz / 4.16 pounds), Power Supply: 449 g ( = 15.84 oz / 0.99 pounds)
Price
1504 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison with possible competitors

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
85.8 %
03/2024
HP EliteBook 865 G10
R9 PRO 7940HS, Radeon 780M
1.9 kg19.2 mm16.00"1920x1200
87.2 %
12/2022
HP EliteBook 865 G9
R7 PRO 6850U, Radeon 680M
1.9 kg19 mm16.00"1920x1200
88.6 %
01/2024
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
R7 PRO 7840U, Radeon 780M
1.8 kg24.4 mm16.00"3840x2400
88.6 %
10/2023
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
R7 7840U, Radeon 780M
1.2 kg13 mm16.00"3200x2000
90 %
08/2023
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.8 kg20.5 mm16.00"1920x1200
85.6 %
05/2023
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
i5-1340P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.6 kg12.5 mm16.00"2880x1800

Chassis - EliteBook 16 with silver-coloured metal

All the edges on the silver-coloured aluminium body are rounded. The metal gives the base great sturdiness; we only heard a minimal amount of creaking during our twist tests. The display lid is fairly robust as well, but is naturally a little easier to bend. Only the bezel around the display is made of smooth, black plastic. A notch on the front of the lid lets you open the laptop with one hand.

The lid can be folded back by almost 180 degrees. The long hinge in the middle is also firm, but the display can still wobble slightly for a short while after being opened or shaken lightly. Two small rubber pads above the top left and right corners of the touchpad ensure that the display doesn’t get scratched by the keyboard deck when the lid is closed. 

The EliteBook is on the small side in terms of size. The competitors are often a few millimetres deeper or wider. However, this is not always true for thickness since both the Acer Swift Edge and Samsung Galaxy Book are considerably thinner than our EliteBook. On the other hand, the two ThinkPads are a little thicker, meaning that the 865 G10 is in the middle of the pack as far as thickness goes.

At 1.9 kg (4.2 lb), the EliteBook 865 is on the heavier end in our comparison. Both ThinkPads weigh roughly 100 g (0.2 lb) less, whilst the extra-slim Acer and Samsung laptops are even lighter.

Size comparison

362 mm / 14.3 inch 256 mm / 10.1 inch 24.4 mm / 0.961 inch 1.8 kg4.06 lbs361.9 mm / 14.2 inch 255.5 mm / 10.1 inch 20.5 mm / 0.807 inch 1.8 kg4.05 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 251 mm / 9.88 inch 19 mm / 0.748 inch 1.9 kg4.13 lbs358.7 mm / 14.1 inch 251 mm / 9.88 inch 19.2 mm / 0.756 inch 1.9 kg4.16 lbs358.2 mm / 14.1 inch 246.4 mm / 9.7 inch 13 mm / 0.512 inch 1.2 kg2.72 lbs355.4 mm / 14 inch 250.4 mm / 9.86 inch 12.5 mm / 0.4921 inch 1.6 kg3.44 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Specifications - SmartCard & LTE, but no LAN or SD card reader

Opened SIM card slot
Opened SIM card slot

The I/O options are quite decent for an ultrabook. There are a total of four USB ports: two Type-A and two Type-C.

However, the EliteBook lacks an SD card reader and a LAN port. In any case, it isn't really surprising that the latter is missing on a laptop of this class. Interesting features include a SmartCard reader and a SIM card slot with LTE support.

The ports are all located far back on both sides, which gives your hand more space when you’re using a mouse. The HDMI and USB-A ports could be slighter farther apart.

Left: HDMI 2.1, USB-A (5 Gbps), 2x USB-C Thunderbolt 4 with PD and DP (40 Gbps)
Left: HDMI 2.1, USB-A (5 Gbps), 2x USB-C Thunderbolt 4 with PD and DP (40 Gbps)
Right: SIM card slot, Kensington slot, USB-A (5 Gbps), 3.5 mm headset jack
Right: SIM card slot, Kensington slot, USB-A (5 Gbps), 3.5 mm headset jack
Front: no ports
Front: no ports
Back: no ports
Back: no ports

Connectivity

Wi-Fi plays a particularly crucial role because the laptop doesn't have an Ethernet port. Unlike the HP Spectre x360 16 (supports Wi-Fi 7), the HP EliteBook uses a Realtek Wi-Fi 6E card. 

Transfer speeds are very good, but the Qualcomm adapter in the previous model produced marginally better results.

Then there is also the LTE slot that takes Nano SIM cards. LTE connectivity is handled by an Intel XMM 7560 LTE Advanced Pro modem. HP offers a 5G module option, but its availability may vary by region and apparently hasn't been finalised yet.

Realtek Wi-Fi 6E adapter
Realtek Wi-Fi 6E adapter
WWAN module
WWAN module
Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Average RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852CE WiFi 6E PCI-E NIC
  (1549 - 1793, n=2)
1671 MBit/s +8%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
Qualcomm Fast Connect 6900 Wi-Fi 6E Dual Band Simultaneous
1633 (1575min - 1713max) MBit/s +5%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1619 (1559min - 1692max) MBit/s +5%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852CE WiFi 6E PCI-E NIC
1549 (838min - 1641max) MBit/s
Average of class Office
  (47.8 - 1793, n=87, last 2 years)
1117 MBit/s -28%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
754 (634min - 828max) MBit/s -51%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
537 (404min - 674max) MBit/s -65%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
Qualcomm WCN685x
521 (408min - 583max) MBit/s -66%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
HP EliteBook 865 G9
Qualcomm Fast Connect 6900 Wi-Fi 6E Dual Band Simultaneous
1709 (1600min - 1748max) MBit/s +21%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
Qualcomm WCN685x
1590 (1465min - 1635max) MBit/s +13%
Average RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852CE WiFi 6E PCI-E NIC
  (1407 - 1685, n=2)
1546 MBit/s +10%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1534 (674min - 1619max) MBit/s +9%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1529 (1477min - 1553max) MBit/s +9%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1443 (1217min - 1552max) MBit/s +3%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852CE WiFi 6E PCI-E NIC
1407 (1376min - 1429max) MBit/s
Average of class Office
  (104.2 - 1752, n=89, last 2 years)
1261 MBit/s -10%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
HP EliteBook 865 G10
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852CE WiFi 6E PCI-E NIC
1689 (1364min - 1812max) MBit/s
Average RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852CE WiFi 6E PCI-E NIC
  ()
1689 MBit/s 0%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1623 (1172min - 1690max) MBit/s -4%
Average of class Office
  (685 - 1961, n=50, last 2 years)
1377 MBit/s -18%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1256 (1053min - 1428max) MBit/s -26%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
713 (531min - 826max) MBit/s -58%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
Qualcomm WCN685x
639 (603min - 681max) MBit/s -62%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
Qualcomm WCN685x
1712 (1661min - 1745max) MBit/s +2%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852CE WiFi 6E PCI-E NIC
1683 (844min - 1702max) MBit/s
Average RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852CE WiFi 6E PCI-E NIC
  ()
1683 MBit/s 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1581 (1354min - 1630max) MBit/s -6%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1502 (1405min - 1524max) MBit/s -11%
Average of class Office
  (720 - 1782, n=51, last 2 years)
1496 MBit/s -11%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1225 (1094min - 1371max) MBit/s -27%
05010015020025030035040045050055060065070075080085090095010001050110011501200125013001350140014501500155016001650170017501800Tooltip
HP EliteBook 865 G10 RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852CE WiFi 6E PCI-E NIC; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1689 (1364-1812)
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1256 (1053-1428)
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1623 (1172-1690)
HP EliteBook 865 G10 RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852CE WiFi 6E PCI-E NIC; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1654 (844-1702)
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1225 (1094-1371)
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1501 (1405-1524)
HP EliteBook 865 G10 RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852CE WiFi 6E PCI-E NIC; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1521 (838-1641)
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø537 (404-674)
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1619 (1559-1692)
HP EliteBook 865 G10 RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852CE WiFi 6E PCI-E NIC; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1406 (1376-1429)
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1442 (1217-1552)
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1528 (1477-1553)

Webcam

HP has given the G10 a 5MP webcam with infrared that is compatible with Windows Hello. Though the predecessor likewise had a 5MP camera with infrared, it can only take pictures with a resolution of 3.7MP (2,560 x 1,440 pixels). In contrast, the current model can capture images at 3,840 x 2,160.

Resolution aside, colour differences were far too high according to our measurements. This is primarily because the webcam tends to severely overexpose in certain areas so that the main subject doesn't appear too dark.

A few of the webcam’s features can also be controlled using the myHP software, including auto frame, resolution and a handful of image enhancement (or perhaps worsening) options, such as “Natural tone” (boosts skin tone and gives the image a red tinge) and “Appearance filter”. The latter seems to just soften the image, which introduces blurriness.

One interesting feature is possibly the Mixer option. When several cameras are connected, you can use this option to arrange the various feeds and even stream, like some sort of OBS-super-lite.

Webcam control in myHP
Webcam control in myHP
Video mixer and streamer
Video mixer and streamer
ColorChecker
25.2 ∆E
30.4 ∆E
27.4 ∆E
28 ∆E
26.2 ∆E
23.1 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
28.6 ∆E
16 ∆E
20.8 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
26.2 ∆E
27.7 ∆E
27.5 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
17.1 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
31.9 ∆E
3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
23 ∆E
25.1 ∆E
27.1 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
ColorChecker HP EliteBook 865 G10: 22.48 ∆E min: 3.02 - max: 31.88 ∆E

Security

HP tries to woo buyers with a host of security features and software. First off, our review unit comes with a fingerprint scanner. According to HP’s footnotes, though, not all SKUs have this scanner, but rather it is an optional feature that must be selected during the configuration process. 

The HP Wolf Security logo appears on the screen once you boot up the laptop. HP says that the security software is designed to strengthen “your company's cyber-resilience”. You can click on this link to go to HP's website for more info. But the software doesn’t run forever. Upon purchasing the laptop, you'll get a licence agreement for a length of time based on the warranty period (see further down). Once the licence expires, you’ll need to renew it to continue using the software. The same goes for the integrated software solutions HP Sure Click Pro and HP Sure Sense Pro.

Here is a screenshot showing the security management features and apps of the manufacturer.

Fingerprint scanner
Fingerprint scanner
Security management features (source: HP)
Security management features (source: HP)

Accessories and warranty

One or three years of warranty and/or service?
One or three years of warranty and/or service?
OK, one-year warranty
OK, one-year warranty

Apart from a USB-C charger and a bit of paperwork, no other extras are included in the packaging.

HP is somewhat vague when it comes to warranty. The manufacturer mentions a one-year limited warranty (1/1/0), comprising a one-year warranty on parts and labour, as well as three years of included next-business-day onsite hardware support service with travel coverage.

When we entered the serial number on HP’s website, the system only found a one-year warranty. HP offers countless extended warranty options for the laptop that costs extra (see screenshot).

Extended warranty options (source: HP)
Extended warranty options (source: HP)

Upgrade and maintenance

The bottom cover is held in place with five straightforward cross-head captive screws, meaning it is unlikely for users to accidentally mix up or misplace the screws. Once the screws are loosened, the easiest way to remove the bottom cover is to lift it up from behind the display.

In general, most of the hardware inside can be maintained or replaced, including the fans, battery, SSD, RAM, Wi-Fi adapter and WWAN module. However, several components are located underneath firmly attached metal shields, some of which are further connected and secured to each other with adhesive tape. This makes accessing the components difficult and may discourage some users from performing maintenance.

Opened
Opened
SSD is located under the aluminium shield
SSD is located under the aluminium shield
RAM under the shield
RAM under the shield
RAM is visible once shield is removed
RAM is visible once shield is removed

Input devices - Pleasant and quiet typing and clicking

Keyboard

As usual, HP has given the G10 a very neat and tidy keyboard layout that includes a numeric pad. Slightly less optimal are the location of the power button (middle of top row, between print and delete) and the half-height up and down arrow keys.

The keys have a bit of a gap between them, but are rather small in and of themselves (approx. 1.5 cm, or 0.6 in). They only have a short to moderate travel, though their feedback is crisp and very easily felt. Even so, key presses sound very muted. The keyboard thus enables you to type fast and feels highly premium as a whole. Writing on theEliteBook 865 G10’s keyboard is a pleasant experience. 

In dark environments, the single-zone white backlight with two brightness levels makes the keycap letters easily readable, including those on the special function keys.

The keyboard
The keyboard
Half-height vertical arrow keys
Half-height vertical arrow keys
The keys
The keys
The backlight
The backlight

Touchpad

The touchpad shines with its decent dimensions (approx. 12.7 x 8.5 cm, or 5 x 3.3 in) and an immensely smooth surface that hardly has any resistance even when you move your finger slowly. Multi-touch gestures are recognised without any issues. The integrated buttons have a clearly defined click point and work reliably. The clicking sound produced by the buttons is pleasantly soft. However, in extreme applications such as gaming, there may be slight delays between inputs and responses from the touchpad (e.g. in Witcher 3).

Display - Sure View hasn't been improved

Grainy subpixels
Grainy subpixels
Dark "patches" on the display caused by the filter and uneven brightness distribution
Dark "patches" on the display caused by the filter and uneven brightness distribution
Significant backlight bleed at the edges
Significant backlight bleed at the edges

Last year, we already criticised the G9's display, which is actually capable of hitting 1,000 nits, for its Sure View privacy filter. HP has evidently not listened because the privacy filter is still more of a curse than a blessing for the G10. The laptop features a 16-inch IPS panel made by InfoVision. It is a 1200p display with a 16:10 aspect ratio and only a 60Hz refresh rate. It is supposed to be able to go as bright as 1,000 nits. But this is where the problems already start.

We measured a max peak brightness of 865 nits, with an average of “just” 724 nits across the panel – roughly 140 nits less! This is because the three measurement points in the bottom row, in particular, produced markedly lower brightness levels, which understandably doesn’t result in even brightness distribution (a poor 47%). Even the predecessor model did better here. Although the bottom row is still brighter than the displays on some other laptops, the screen is nonetheless extremely dependent on the angle it is viewed from even when Sure View is disabled. If you don’t set up the laptop at an ideal angle, the display will quickly appear much darker and less contrasty. Well at least the black level is fairly low despite the high brightness, which gives the display a rather good contrast.

Once the Sure View privacy filter is enabled, brightness in the middle of the screen drops to 120 nits at best. Needless to say, this is much too low to provide a good viewing experience. That’s why we don’t quite understand the reason for this filter. Once it is activated, contents on the screen generally become so dark that you won’t even want to work on the laptop. Furthermore, even when disabled, Sure View still causes image quality to be substantially worse than on laptops without this filter.

The display also suffers from relatively serious backlight bleed and poor response times, much like the one on the G9. This is not to mention that it uses PWM, with the frequency varying based on the chosen brightness level (see below).

But there is a way to get around this. Various display options are available during the configuration process. Whilst there isn’t a 1,000-nit model without Sure View, HP offers an anti-glare WUXGA IPS display (1,920 x 1,200) with 400 nits, lower power usage and likewise 100% sRGB coverage.

825
cd/m²
875
cd/m²
799
cd/m²
801
cd/m²
865
cd/m²
891
cd/m²
420
cd/m²
500
cd/m²
544
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
InfoVision IVO3E94 (X160NV42 R0) tested with X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 891 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 724.4 cd/m² Minimum: 42.4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 47 %
Center on Battery: 860 cd/m²
Contrast: 2544:1 (Black: 0.34 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.86 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5, calibrated: 1.05
ΔE Greyscale 8 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
75% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.9% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
72.8% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.66
HP EliteBook 865 G10
InfoVision IVO3E94 (X160NV42 R0), IPS, 1920x1200, 16.00
HP EliteBook 865 G9
X160NV42, IPS, 1920x1200, 16.00
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
ATNA60YV04-0, OLED, 3840x2400, 16.00
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
Samsung ATNA60BX03-0, OLED, 3200x2000, 16.00
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Lenovo MNG007JA1-2, IPS, 1920x1200, 16.00
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Samsung ATNA60CL03-0, AMOLED, 2880x1800, 16.00
Display
-2%
22%
23%
-6%
22%
Display P3 Coverage
72.8
71.4
-2%
99.9
37%
99.9
37%
67
-8%
99.7
37%
sRGB Coverage
99.9
99.3
-1%
100
0%
100
0%
96.9
-3%
100
0%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
75
73.2
-2%
96.9
29%
100
33%
69.3
-8%
97
29%
Response Times
-16%
34%
46%
31%
95%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
48 ?(21.8, 26.2)
35.5 ?(17.1, 18.1)
26%
1.5 ?(0.8, 0.7)
97%
0.57 ?(0.28, 0.29)
99%
32 ?(15, 17)
33%
2 ?(1, 1)
96%
Response Time Black / White *
27.6 ?(14.6, 13)
23.5 ?(13.4, 10.1)
15%
1.3 ?(0.7, 0.6)
95%
1 ?(0.55, 0.45)
96%
20 ?(10, 10)
28%
2 ?(1, 1)
93%
PWM Frequency
550
56.7
-90%
60
-89%
238.8
-57%
Screen
22%
9%
26%
21%
122%
Brightness middle
865
865
0%
416
-52%
379.8
-56%
446
-48%
412
-52%
Brightness
724
771
6%
421
-42%
383
-47%
414
-43%
412
-43%
Brightness Distribution
47
72
53%
98
109%
98
109%
86
83%
98
109%
Black Level *
0.34
0.3
12%
0.32
6%
0.015
96%
Contrast
2544
2883
13%
1394
-45%
27467
980%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
4.86
2.4
51%
1.3
73%
4.7
3%
1.5
69%
2.34
52%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
11.58
5.8
50%
2.8
76%
7.51
35%
2.2
81%
3.34
71%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
1.05
1.5
-43%
2.9
-176%
0.55
48%
1
5%
2.95
-181%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
8
3.8
52%
1.8
77%
0.8
90%
1.6
80%
2.78
65%
Gamma
2.66 83%
2.36 93%
2.25 98%
2.22 99%
2.24 98%
2.5 88%
CCT
6636 98%
6922 94%
6574 99%
6381 102%
6482 100%
6879 94%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
1% / 9%
22% / 18%
32% / 30%
15% / 16%
80% / 97%

* ... smaller is better

Our measurements confirmed HP’s claim of full sRGB coverage. The display is also able to reproduce 73% and 75% of the DCI-P3 and AdobeRGB gamuts respectively.

sRGB
sRGB
DCI-P3
DCI-P3
AdobeRGB
AdobeRGB

Right out of the box, the display is in a pretty poor state as far as calibration is concerned. In Calman ColorChecker, we measured an average Delta E of 4.68, with the max value hovering around 11. After manually calibrating the screen, we were able to decrease the average Delta E to almost 1 (max value of about 1.7).

The situation is similar with greyscale. The initial difference of 8 is much too high. Our calibration pushed the Delta E down to one tenth of this value! There is a link above for you to download our calibrated ICM profile for free. 

Greyscale
Greyscale
Saturation
Saturation
ColorChecker
ColorChecker
Greyscale calibrated
Greyscale calibrated
Saturation calibrated
Saturation calibrated
ColorChecker calibrated
ColorChecker calibrated

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
27.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14.6 ms rise
↘ 13 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 66 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (21.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
48 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21.8 ms rise
↘ 26.2 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 80 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (33.6 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 550 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 550 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 550 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17788 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

100% brightness
100% brightness
50% brightness
50% brightness
0% brightness
0% brightness

With the privacy filter disabled, the viewing angle issues are the only thing hindering the use of the laptop outdoors. The display is otherwise bright enough, and the matt surface can get rid of most reflections. All you need to do is to ensure the display sits at an optimal angle.

It’s better just to stay indoors when Sure View is enabled. That’s because the display will become so dark that you would hardly be able to read the screen contents outside.

Good readability (privacy filter disabled)
Good readability (privacy filter disabled)
Same condition, viewed from an angle
Same condition, viewed from an angle

As mentioned earlier, the viewing angle is extremely modest even with the privacy filter disabled. Naturally, it is intentional that turning on the filter drastically restricts the viewing angle. You will hardly be able to read anything on the screen even when viewing it at a slight angle. 

However, this feature is really not worth the many drawbacks caused by it or the filter overlay. That said, the pictures below aren’t very accurate and make the display look worse than how it actually appears to the naked eye. It seems like cameras still have major trouble with capturing light through the filter.

No Sure View: Not as bad as it seems in the pictures, but this unfortunately gives you a taste
No Sure View: Not as bad as it seems in the pictures, but this unfortunately gives you a taste

Performance - Once again single-channel memory

HP has equipped its elite business laptop with a Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS featuring the integrated Radeon 780M. The processor is flanked by 32 GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. The Sure View privacy filter is designed to protect the screen from prying eyes in professional use. The SmartCard slot and the numerous security features also point to companies being the target audience.

Moreover, there are many configuration options when it comes to things like display, processor, memory and so on.

 
 

Test conditions

The myHP software doesn’t provide any performance profiles for the 865 G10. But HP has created its own “HP Optimized” plan in Windows power options, which is selected by default. We thus used this power plan during our benchmarks as well.

HP Optimized in Windows power options
HP Optimized in Windows power options

Processor

The Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS is one of the top models in AMD’s Phoenix Series of Zen 4 processors. Its 8 cores run at 4 to 5.2 GHz and can handle up to 16 threads at once thanks to virtual core duplication. AMD also offers a non-Pro version of the Ryzen 9 7940HS, but the Pro model has additional management and security features enabled for businesses. In addition, the CPU boasts the Radeon 780M integrated graphics and, for the first time, an AI accelerator.

Alternatively, you can also select a Ryzen 3, 5 or 7 CPU for the EliteBook, which will affect what iGPU is built into the laptop.

TDP in HP Optimized mode
TDP in HP Optimized mode
TDP while on battery
TDP while on battery

In our 30-minute Cinebench R15 loop test, the Ryzen 9 exhibited a very consistent and high level of performance right from the start. The only competitor that could keep up is, of all things, the ThinkPad P16s G2 equipped with “just” a Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U. By contrast, the Swift Edge performed much worse than the ThinkPad despite having the same Ryzen 7 processor.

TDP was mostly around 50 watts at the start of a run and then dropped to a hair above 40 watts. On battery power, there wasn’t any initial peak, and the TDP stayed at a fairly consistent 40 to 43 watts. The performance drop was consequently low at just 3% based on our calculation.

In Balanced mode, the device demonstrated the same TDP behaviour and delivered the same results as in HP Optimized mode. 

The EliteBook and ThinkPad P16s jointly took the top spot in our CPU performance ranking. The EliteBook’s CPU overall ran roughly 39% faster than the Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U in the predecessor.

Cinebench R15 Multi Sustained load

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HP EliteBook 865 G10 AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS: Ø2339 (2320.86-2356.27)
HP EliteBook 865 G9 AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U: Ø1606 (1590.77-1665.14)
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U: Ø2317 (2288.98-2418.09)
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U AMD Ryzen 7 7840U: Ø1628 (1515.15-1985.51)
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE Intel Core i7-1355U: Ø1170 (1070.41-1615.84)
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16 Intel Core i5-1340P: Ø1457 (1291.45-1828.74)
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 6.2: Multi-Core | Single-Core
Geekbench 5.5: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
 
84.7 pt
HP EliteBook 865 G10
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
83.4 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U
83.4 pt
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
78.2 pt
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16 -2!
Intel Core i5-1340P
70.3 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Core i7-1355U
67.9 pt
HP EliteBook 865 G9 -2!
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
61.1 pt
Average of class Office
 
54.4 pt
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
  (14919 - 16938, n=3)
15603 Points +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U
15142 Points +1%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
14953 Points
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
12032 (9372.55min - 12032.4max) Points -20%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Intel Core i5-1340P
11181 Points -25%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
10047 Points -33%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Core i7-1355U
9777 Points -35%
Average of class Office
  (1056 - 15743, n=120, last 2 years)
8106 Points -46%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Core i7-1355U
1858 Points +5%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
1762 Points
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Intel Core i5-1340P
1719 Points -2%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
1719 Points -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U
1716 Points -3%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
  (1568 - 1794, n=3)
1708 Points -3%
Average of class Office
  (529 - 1995, n=120, last 2 years)
1465 Points -17%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
1409 Points -20%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
  (5790 - 6601, n=3)
6068 Points +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U
5981 Points +3%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
5812 Points
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
4740 Points -18%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Intel Core i5-1340P
4517 Points -22%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
3886 Points -33%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Core i7-1355U
3773 Points -35%
Average of class Office
  (356 - 5904, n=118, last 2 years)
3116 Points -46%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Core i7-1355U
713 Points +3%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
689 Points
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U
671 Points -3%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
668 Points -3%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
  (611 - 695, n=3)
665 Points -3%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Intel Core i5-1340P
653 Points -5%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
587 Points -15%
Average of class Office
  (181.3 - 764, n=118, last 2 years)
563 Points -18%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
  (2356 - 2718, n=3)
2478 Points +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U
2418 (2288.98min - 2418.09max) Points +3%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
2356 (2320.86min - 2356.27max) Points
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
1986 (1515.15min - 1985.51max) Points -16%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Intel Core i5-1340P
1828 Points -22%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
1665 (1590.77min - 1665.14max) Points -29%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Core i7-1355U
1616 Points -31%
Average of class Office
  (160.8 - 2642, n=118, last 2 years)
1401 Points -41%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
HP EliteBook 865 G10
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
275 Points
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
268 Points -3%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
  (247 - 280, n=3)
267 Points -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U
265 Points -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Core i7-1355U
257 Points -7%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Intel Core i5-1340P
238 Points -13%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
232 Points -16%
Average of class Office
  (82.6 - 284, n=116, last 2 years)
218 Points -21%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Average of class Office
  (214 - 2844, n=119, last 2 years)
537 Seconds * -151%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Core i7-1355U
432 Seconds * -102%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
303 Seconds * -42%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Intel Core i5-1340P
290 Seconds * -36%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
266 Seconds * -24%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U
217 Seconds * -1%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
214 Seconds *
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
  (191 - 215, n=3)
207 Seconds * +3%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
  (61111 - 67813, n=3)
63409 MIPS +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U
62320 MIPS +2%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
61111 MIPS
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
54022 MIPS -12%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Intel Core i5-1340P
46027 MIPS -25%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
44011 MIPS -28%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Core i7-1355U
39989 MIPS -35%
Average of class Office
  (4226 - 62349, n=119, last 2 years)
34711 MIPS -43%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
HP EliteBook 865 G10
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
6497 MIPS
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
  (5844 - 6497, n=3)
6185 MIPS -5%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
6041 MIPS -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U
5900 MIPS -9%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Core i7-1355U
5770 MIPS -11%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
5542 MIPS -15%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Intel Core i5-1340P
5294 MIPS -19%
Average of class Office
  (2233 - 6687, n=119, last 2 years)
5023 MIPS -23%
Geekbench 6.2 / Multi-Core
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U
11820 Points +14%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
  (10095 - 13028, n=3)
11157 Points +8%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
10763 Points +4%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
10348 Points
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Core i7-1355U
8482 Points -18%
Average of class Office
  (662 - 12171, n=42, last 2 years)
8438 Points -18%
Geekbench 6.2 / Single-Core
HP EliteBook 865 G10
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
2614 Points
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Core i7-1355U
2595 Points -1%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
2562 Points -2%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
  (2339 - 2614, n=3)
2519 Points -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U
2455 Points -6%
Average of class Office
  (457 - 2646, n=41, last 2 years)
2164 Points -17%
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U
10907 Points +10%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
  (9897 - 12038, n=3)
10631 Points +7%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Intel Core i5-1340P
10439 Points +5%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
9959 Points
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
9516 Points -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Core i7-1355U
7694 Points -23%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
7044 Points -29%
Average of class Office
  (1018 - 11980, n=120, last 2 years)
6692 Points -33%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
HP EliteBook 865 G10
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
1969 Points
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
1933 Points -2%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
  (1758 - 1969, n=3)
1894 Points -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Core i7-1355U
1872 Points -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U
1749 Points -11%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Intel Core i5-1340P
1714 Points -13%
Average of class Office
  (510 - 1974, n=120, last 2 years)
1483 Points -25%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
1433 Points -27%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
  (17 - 20.4, n=3)
18.2 fps +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U
17.8 fps +3%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
17.3 fps
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
15.4 fps -11%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Intel Core i5-1340P
12.8 fps -26%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
11.7 fps -32%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Core i7-1355U
10.1 fps -42%
Average of class Office
  (1.55 - 17.4, n=118, last 2 years)
9.23 fps -47%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Office
  (31.3 - 117.5, n=118, last 2 years)
56.4 s * -3%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
55 s *
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
53.1 s * +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U
52 s * +5%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
  (46.1 - 55, n=3)
50.5 s * +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Core i7-1355U
44.7 s * +19%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
43.4 s * +21%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Intel Core i5-1340P
42 s * +24%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average of class Office
  (0.4244 - 1.397, n=117, last 2 years)
0.587 sec * -32%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
0.519 sec * -16%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Intel Core i5-1340P
0.502 sec * -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Core i7-1355U
0.4758 sec * -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U
0.4658 sec * -4%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
  (0.4462 - 0.4835, n=3)
0.4604 sec * -3%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
0.4593 sec * -3%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
0.4462 sec *

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2356 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
146.5 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.9 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
275 Points
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Performance Rating
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
 
95.2 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U, Radeon 780M
92.4 pt
HP EliteBook 865 G10
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, Radeon 780M
91 pt
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
73.6 pt
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, Radeon 680M
59.9 pt
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Intel Core i5-1340P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
59.9 pt
Average of class Office
 
45 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
40.4 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
  (24034 - 27411, n=3)
25232 KRay/s +5%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, Radeon 780M
24034 KRay/s
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U, Radeon 780M
23889 KRay/s -1%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
17924 KRay/s -25%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, Radeon 680M
11668 KRay/s -51%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Intel Core i5-1340P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
8507 KRay/s -65%
Average of class Office
  (763 - 24250, n=118, last 2 years)
8333 KRay/s -65%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
6833 KRay/s -72%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
  (101262 - 116960, n=3)
106817 Points +4%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, Radeon 780M
102228 Points
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U, Radeon 780M
100087 Points -2%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
78360 Points -23%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, Radeon 680M
73770 Points -28%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Intel Core i5-1340P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
49719 Points -51%
Average of class Office
  (4027 - 102228, n=118, last 2 years)
44023 Points -57%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
36963 Points -64%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
  (4418 - 4944, n=3)
4601 MB/s +4%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, Radeon 780M
4442 MB/s
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U, Radeon 780M
4394 MB/s -1%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
3519 MB/s -21%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Intel Core i5-1340P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
2552 MB/s -43%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, Radeon 680M
2475 MB/s -44%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1957 MB/s -56%
Average of class Office
  (279 - 4442, n=117, last 2 years)
1949 MB/s -56%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
  (112873 - 124565, n=3)
116818 Points +3%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, Radeon 780M
112873 Points
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U, Radeon 780M
97790 Points -13%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
96417 Points -15%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, Radeon 680M
87176 Points -23%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Intel Core i5-1340P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
80139 Points -29%
Average of class Office
  (8031 - 113016, n=118, last 2 years)
66725 Points -41%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
65191 Points -42%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
  (14147 - 15304, n=3)
14580 Points +2%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, Radeon 780M
14288 Points
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U, Radeon 780M
14151 Points -1%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
12063 Points -16%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, Radeon 680M
11123 Points -22%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Intel Core i5-1340P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
6671 Points -53%
Average of class Office
  (404 - 14288, n=118, last 2 years)
6551 Points -54%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
4666 Points -67%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
  (54003 - 62357, n=3)
56908 Points +5%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, Radeon 780M
54365 Points
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U, Radeon 780M
53280 Points -2%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
40720 Points -25%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, Radeon 680M
40693 Points -25%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Intel Core i5-1340P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
24409 Points -55%
Average of class Office
  (2054 - 54365, n=118, last 2 years)
23134 Points -57%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
17970 Points -67%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Intel Core i5-1340P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
91493 MB/s +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U, Radeon 780M
82707 MB/s +2%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
  (76133 - 88705, n=3)
81890 MB/s +1%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, Radeon 780M
80833 MB/s
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
54432 MB/s -33%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, Radeon 680M
50118 MB/s -38%
Average of class Office
  (5226 - 147611, n=118, last 2 years)
46668 MB/s -42%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
38972 MB/s -52%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
  (976 - 1079, n=3)
1014 MB/s +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U, Radeon 780M
1004 MB/s +3%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, Radeon 780M
976 MB/s
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
822 MB/s -16%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Intel Core i5-1340P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
755 MB/s -23%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, Radeon 680M
655 MB/s -33%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
592 MB/s -39%
Average of class Office
  (67.6 - 1018, n=118, last 2 years)
535 MB/s -45%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
  (12715 - 14590, n=3)
13353 KRay/s +5%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, Radeon 780M
12715 KRay/s
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U, Radeon 780M
12540 KRay/s -1%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
9347 KRay/s -26%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, Radeon 680M
6091 KRay/s -52%
Average of class Office
  (432 - 12755, n=118, last 2 years)
4442 KRay/s -65%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Intel Core i5-1340P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
4204 KRay/s -67%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
3560 KRay/s -72%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Intel Core i5-1340P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
45880 MPixel/s +89%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U, Radeon 780M
37894 MPixel/s +56%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
31055 MPixel/s +28%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
  (24030 - 37800, n=3)
28713 MPixel/s +18%
Average of class Office
  (4814 - 48177, n=118, last 2 years)
24828 MPixel/s +2%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, Radeon 780M
24308 MPixel/s
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
24269 MPixel/s 0%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, Radeon 680M
19707 MPixel/s -19%

System performance

Our review model only took second place in PCMark 10. This is because the Acer Swift Edge suddenly became 2% faster after trailing the EliteBook by 6% in CPU score. Nevertheless, our system delivered performance above the average of what we’ve seen from all laptops with the same CPU in our database. Most devices with a Ryzen 9 CPU seem to have minor trouble with the Essentials group in PCMark. In CrossMark, the Swift was even able to gain a 10% lead over the EliteBook despite having a nominally weaker Ryzen 7 processor instead of a Ryzen 9.

The rather sluggish RAM seems to be the reason why the HP EliteBook failed to secure the top spot. HP has installed only one stick of memory, leaving the other RAM slot free. As a result, the memory runs in the slow single-channel mode, which also made itself felt in the AIDA64 memory test and PCMark.

PCMark 10
PCMark 10
PCMark 10 / Score
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, SK hynix HFS512GEJ9X125N
6952 Points +2%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
Radeon 780M, R9 PRO 7940HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
6825 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, AMD Radeon 780M
  (6523 - 6825, n=2)
6674 Points -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
Radeon 780M, R7 PRO 7840U, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X162N
6628 Points -3%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
Radeon 680M, R7 PRO 6850U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
5873 Points -14%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1355U, Lenovo UMIS AM6A0 RPETJ512MKP1QDQ
5658 Points -17%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1340P, WD PC SN740 256GB SDDPNQD-256G
5576 Points -18%
Average of class Office
  (2325 - 7157, n=103, last 2 years)
5334 Points -22%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1355U, Lenovo UMIS AM6A0 RPETJ512MKP1QDQ
10851 Points +9%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, SK hynix HFS512GEJ9X125N
10816 Points +9%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1340P, WD PC SN740 256GB SDDPNQD-256G
10598 Points +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
Radeon 780M, R7 PRO 7840U, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X162N
10098 Points +2%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
Radeon 780M, R9 PRO 7940HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
9930 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, AMD Radeon 780M
  (9873 - 9930, n=2)
9902 Points 0%
Average of class Office
  (5095 - 20841, n=103, last 2 years)
9819 Points -1%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
Radeon 680M, R7 PRO 6850U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
9289 Points -6%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
HP EliteBook 865 G10
Radeon 780M, R9 PRO 7940HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
10198 Points
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, SK hynix HFS512GEJ9X125N
10099 Points -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, AMD Radeon 780M
  (9192 - 10198, n=2)
9695 Points -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
Radeon 780M, R7 PRO 7840U, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X162N
8921 Points -13%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
Radeon 680M, R7 PRO 6850U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
8587 Points -16%
Average of class Office
  (3041 - 10198, n=103, last 2 years)
7391 Points -28%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1355U, Lenovo UMIS AM6A0 RPETJ512MKP1QDQ
7105 Points -30%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1340P, WD PC SN740 256GB SDDPNQD-256G
6718 Points -34%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
Radeon 780M, R7 PRO 7840U, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X162N
8773 Points +3%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
Radeon 780M, R9 PRO 7940HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
8518 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, AMD Radeon 780M
  (8299 - 8518, n=2)
8409 Points -1%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, SK hynix HFS512GEJ9X125N
8347 Points -2%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
Radeon 680M, R7 PRO 6850U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
6894 Points -19%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1340P, WD PC SN740 256GB SDDPNQD-256G
6608 Points -22%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1355U, Lenovo UMIS AM6A0 RPETJ512MKP1QDQ
6377 Points -25%
Average of class Office
  (1912 - 9056, n=103, last 2 years)
5814 Points -32%
CrossMark / Overall
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, SK hynix HFS512GEJ9X125N
1804 Points +10%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
Radeon 780M, R9 PRO 7940HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
1635 Points
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
Radeon 780M, R7 PRO 7840U, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X162N
1595 Points -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1355U, Lenovo UMIS AM6A0 RPETJ512MKP1QDQ
1593 Points -3%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1340P, WD PC SN740 256GB SDDPNQD-256G
1579 Points -3%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, AMD Radeon 780M
  (1423 - 1635, n=2)
1529 Points -6%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
Radeon 680M, R7 PRO 6850U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
1329 Points -19%
Average of class Office
  (348 - 1891, n=104, last 2 years)
1326 Points -19%
CrossMark / Productivity
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, SK hynix HFS512GEJ9X125N
1798 Points +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1355U, Lenovo UMIS AM6A0 RPETJ512MKP1QDQ
1625 Points 0%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
Radeon 780M, R9 PRO 7940HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
1620 Points
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
Radeon 780M, R7 PRO 7840U, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X162N
1547 Points -5%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1340P, WD PC SN740 256GB SDDPNQD-256G
1532 Points -5%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, AMD Radeon 780M
  (1400 - 1620, n=2)
1510 Points -7%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
Radeon 680M, R7 PRO 6850U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
1373 Points -15%
Average of class Office
  (393 - 1870, n=104, last 2 years)
1340 Points -17%
CrossMark / Creativity
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, SK hynix HFS512GEJ9X125N
1821 Points +4%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
Radeon 780M, R9 PRO 7940HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
1754 Points
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
Radeon 780M, R7 PRO 7840U, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X162N
1738 Points -1%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1340P, WD PC SN740 256GB SDDPNQD-256G
1652 Points -6%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, AMD Radeon 780M
  (1549 - 1754, n=2)
1652 Points -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1355U, Lenovo UMIS AM6A0 RPETJ512MKP1QDQ
1584 Points -10%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
Radeon 680M, R7 PRO 6850U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
1363 Points -22%
Average of class Office
  (340 - 1982, n=104, last 2 years)
1362 Points -22%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, SK hynix HFS512GEJ9X125N
1775 Points +30%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1355U, Lenovo UMIS AM6A0 RPETJ512MKP1QDQ
1525 Points +12%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1340P, WD PC SN740 256GB SDDPNQD-256G
1511 Points +11%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
Radeon 780M, R9 PRO 7940HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
1362 Points
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
Radeon 780M, R7 PRO 7840U, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X162N
1353 Points -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, AMD Radeon 780M
  (1161 - 1362, n=2)
1262 Points -7%
Average of class Office
  (258 - 2017, n=104, last 2 years)
1199 Points -12%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
Radeon 680M, R7 PRO 6850U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
1118 Points -18%
WebXPRT 3 / Overall
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, SK hynix HFS512GEJ9X125N
306 Points +3%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
Radeon 780M, R9 PRO 7940HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
296 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, AMD Radeon 780M
  (279 - 296, n=2)
288 Points -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1355U, Lenovo UMIS AM6A0 RPETJ512MKP1QDQ
271 Points -8%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
Radeon 680M, R7 PRO 6850U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
260 Points -12%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
Radeon 780M, R7 PRO 7840U, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X162N
259 Points -12%
Average of class Office
  (99.2 - 368, n=105, last 2 years)
245 Points -17%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1340P, WD PC SN740 256GB SDDPNQD-256G
221 Points -25%
WebXPRT 4 / Overall
HP EliteBook 865 G10
Radeon 780M, R9 PRO 7940HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
252 Points
HP EliteBook 865 G10
Radeon 780M, R9 PRO 7940HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
252 Points 0%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, SK hynix HFS512GEJ9X125N
250 Points -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, AMD Radeon 780M
  (229 - 252, n=3)
244 Points -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1355U, Lenovo UMIS AM6A0 RPETJ512MKP1QDQ
242 Points -4%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
Radeon 680M, R7 PRO 6850U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
211 Points -16%
Average of class Office
  (80 - 328, n=93, last 2 years)
205 Points -19%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1340P, WD PC SN740 256GB SDDPNQD-256G
191.5 Points -24%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 / Total
Average of class Office
  (479 - 1966, n=110, last 2 years)
730 ms * -37%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
Radeon 680M, R7 PRO 6850U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
614 ms * -15%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
Radeon 780M, R7 PRO 7840U, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X162N
562 ms * -6%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1340P, WD PC SN740 256GB SDDPNQD-256G
559 ms * -5%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, AMD Radeon 780M
  (532 - 564, n=2)
548 ms * -3%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
Radeon 780M, R9 PRO 7940HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
532 ms *
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, SK hynix HFS512GEJ9X125N
522 ms * +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1355U, Lenovo UMIS AM6A0 RPETJ512MKP1QDQ
521 ms * +2%

* ... smaller is better

PCMark 10 Score
6825 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Intel Core i5-1340P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
69103 MB/s +101%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
68255 MB/s +99%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U, Radeon 780M
67037 MB/s +95%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
  (34339 - 66740, n=3)
45339 MB/s +32%
Average of class Office
  (7158 - 88119, n=119, last 2 years)
43218 MB/s +26%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
35017 MB/s +2%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, Radeon 780M
34339 MB/s
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, Radeon 680M
31003 MB/s -10%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Intel Core i5-1340P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
60597 MB/s +98%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U, Radeon 780M
50376 MB/s +65%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
50373 MB/s +65%
Average of class Office
  (7325 - 87297, n=119, last 2 years)
43432 MB/s +42%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
38551 MB/s +26%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
  (30289 - 50398, n=3)
37088 MB/s +21%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, Radeon 680M
34682 MB/s +13%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, Radeon 780M
30576 MB/s
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
91257 MB/s +129%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U, Radeon 780M
89477 MB/s +124%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Intel Core i5-1340P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
88993 MB/s +123%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
  (39877 - 91516, n=3)
57187 MB/s +43%
Average of class Office
  (7579 - 94965, n=119, last 2 years)
47179 MB/s +18%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, Radeon 780M
39877 MB/s
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
35910 MB/s -10%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, Radeon 680M
34532 MB/s -13%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U, Radeon 780M
133.4 ns * -31%
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
115.9 ns * -13%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
  (102.2 - 121.3, n=3)
108.7 ns * -6%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS, Radeon 780M
102.2 ns *
Average of class Office
  (44.3 - 188.3, n=120, last 2 years)
96.4 ns * +6%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Intel Core i5-1340P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
95.4 ns * +7%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, Radeon 680M
92 ns * +10%
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
80.3 ns * +21%

* ... smaller is better

DPC latency

LatencyMon didn’t find any major latency issues when opening either a browser or several tabs on our homepage. However, playing back YouTube videos at 4K/60fps led to five dropped frames, and the latency unfortunately increased to a level considered potentially problematic by LatencyMon during a subsequent 10-second run of Prime95.

The HP laptop is thus ranked in the middle of our comparison group, better than the ThinkPads (with their very high latency values) but worse than the Swift and especially the Galaxy Book (which has barely any issues).

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DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2 21HH003AGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1355U, Lenovo UMIS AM6A0 RPETJ512MKP1QDQ
2456.2 μs * -89%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s G2 21K9000CGE
Radeon 780M, R7 PRO 7840U, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X162N
1512 μs * -16%
HP EliteBook 865 G10
Radeon 780M, R9 PRO 7940HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
1302.3 μs *
Acer Swift Edge SFE16 Ryzen 7 7840U
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, SK hynix HFS512GEJ9X125N
580.3 μs * +55%
HP EliteBook 865 G9
Radeon 680M, R7 PRO 6850U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
544.6 μs * +58%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1340P, WD PC SN740 256GB SDDPNQD-256G
370.2 μs * +72%

* ... smaller is better

Mass storage

The manufacturer has once again installed a 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD made by SK Hynix. The storage drive currently occupies third place in our SSD ranking, meaning it is possibly one of the fastest models on the market. 

That said, the SSD isn’t able to bring out elite performance in the EliteBook, but rather operates about 25% below its potential. The overall rating is marred by the comparatively lacklustre 4K transfer speeds.

In contrast, sustained sequential read and write speeds are excellent and stable – we didn’t encounter any throttling. The SK Hynix drive surpassed the competitors in this regard. 

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