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HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G3 Convertible Review

Sascha Mölck (translated by Markus Doepfert), 05/12/2015

Even better thanks to Broadwell. The HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G3 can basically be described as a Broadwell upgrade of its predecessor. However, the processor alone suffices to improve the convertible: More power and significantly improved battery runtimes are what the device has to offer.

For the original German review, see here.

The HP EliteBook Revolve 810 is an 11.6-inch business convertible. It does not have a detachable tablet element but a rotating display. The model is the third generation of the series. HP did not change anything about the case. Changes can only be found inside: The third generation employs Broadwell processors. We have already tested models of the first (Ivy Bridge) and the second (Haswell) generation. Find out in our review if the new model can outshine its predecessors.

Among the competitors of the EliteBook are computers like the Toshiba Portégé Z20t-B, the Fujitsu Lifebook T935 or the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2. Tablets like the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 can also be seen as competition.

Since all three EliteBook Revolve 810 models that were tested by us are identically constructed, we do not go into detail about the case, the connectivity, the input devices and the speakers. Respective information can be found in the review of the EliteBook Revolve 810 G1.

HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G3 (EliteBook Revolve Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 5500, Core: 300-950 MHz, dual channel, 10.18.10.4013
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3, dual channel, one memory bank (occupied), 4 GB soldered
Display
11.6 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, capacitive, 10 touch points, AU Optronics B116XW03 V0, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Broadwell-U PCH-LP (Premium)
Storage
Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP, 256 GB 
, 200 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC280 @ Intel Broadwell PCH-LP High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: Audio combo, Card Reader: MicroSD, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: gyroscope, accelerometer, compass, ambient light sensor, NFC, TPM 1.2
Networking
Intel I218-LM Gigabit (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/h/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0, HP lt4112 Gobi 4G, LTE
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 22.2 x 285 x 212 ( = 0.87 x 11.22 x 8.35 in)
Battery
44 Wh Lithium-Ion, removeable
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD Webcam
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, SIM card (prepaid), Cyberlink PowerDVD12, MS Office (test version), 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.4 kg ( = 49.38 oz / 3.09 pounds), Power Supply: 290 g ( = 10.23 oz / 0.64 pounds)
Price
2300 Euro

 

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Connectivity

Our test device not only contained an LTE modem but also comes with a SIM card that can be used instantly. It is a prepaid card; therefore the user does not enter into any contracts. The card can be used both inside your home country and transnational ("Fearless Roaming"). Have a look on HP's website to find out where the card can be used. Those who register the included SIM card are granted a monthly data volume of 200 MB for a period of 3 years, which can be used in the country of your choice.

The convertible is equipped with an LTE modem.
The convertible is equipped with an LTE modem.
A SIM card (prepaid) is shipped with the computer.
A SIM card (prepaid) is shipped with the computer.
The current price list for HP Mobile Connect - found on the HP website.
The current price list for HP Mobile Connect - found on the HP website.

The EliteBook is fitted with a touch display in the 11.6-inch format. It has a native resolution of 1366x768 pixels. Unfortunately, HP does not offer displays with higher resolution, which in our opinion is not understandable. The reason was to ensure that even older firm software is displayed correctly. Nevertheless, we cannot find any reason why HP does not offer a Full HD display, at least optionally. Still, the installed display did not disappoint. It offers a good brightness of 312.4 cd/m2. However, the displays of both predecessors shine even brighter (414.1 cd/m2).

326
cd/m²
329
cd/m²
304
cd/m²
327
cd/m²
322
cd/m²
293
cd/m²
331
cd/m²
292
cd/m²
288
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 331 cd/m² Average: 312.4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 321 cd/m²
Contrast: 1006:1 (Black: 0.32 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.19 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 4.36 | - Ø
44.3% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.26
EliteBook vs. sRGB
EliteBook vs. sRGB
EliteBook vs. AdobeRGB
EliteBook vs. AdobeRGB

Contrast (1,006:1) and black value (0.32 cd/m2) of the display are equally pleasing. This time the Broadwell EliteBook outperforms its predecessors. The color spaces AdobeRGB and sRGB cannot be displayed. The coverage lies at 44.3% (AdobeRGB) and 68.6% (sRGB), respectively.

The good impression of the display is reinforced when it comes to color display. In delivery condition the DeltaE2000 deviation lies at a value of 5.19. The target value (DeltaE lower than 3) is not too far away. Furthermore, the display does not show a blue cast. Minor improvements can be achieved by calibrating the screen. The color deviation decreases slightly and the overall color display becomes more harmonious.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)

HP equipped the EliteBook with a viewing-angle stable IPS display. Therefore the screen can be viewed from any angle and position. The convertible is quite outdoor ready. However, this is primarily true for shady surroundings and cloudy skies. When it is sunny outside the reflective surface of the screen foils any outdoor activities.

Viewing angles EliteBook
Viewing angles EliteBook
The EliteBook outdoors (direct sunlight).
The EliteBook outdoors (direct sunlight).
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G3
IPS 1366x768
HP EliteBook Revolve 810
IPS 1366x768
Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-10C
IPS 1920x1080
Fujitsu LifeBook T935
IPS 1920x1080
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
IPS 1920x1080
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
IPS 1920x1080
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
IPS 2160x1440
Screen
-9%
-38%
-3%
11%
-7%
1%
Brightness
312
414
33%
301
-4%
193
-38%
342
10%
366
17%
338
8%
Brightness Distribution
87
91
5%
76
-13%
84
-3%
86
-1%
80
-8%
91
5%
Black Level *
0.32
0.6
-88%
0.393
-23%
0.25
22%
0.329
-3%
0.51
-59%
0.33
-3%
Contrast
1006
723
-28%
870
-14%
836
-17%
1109
10%
745
-26%
1077
7%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.19
4.84
7%
9.69
-87%
3.48
33%
4.37
16%
4.57
12%
4.72
9%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.36
3.69
15%
9.27
-113%
4.96
-14%
2.8
36%
3.46
21%
6.53
-50%
Gamma
2.26 106%
2.6 92%
2.95 81%
2.51 96%
2.3 104%
2.43 99%
2.17 111%
CCT
5985 109%
6547 99%
6010 108%
6712 97%
6595 99%
6063 107%
6707 97%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
44.3
42
-5%
40.4
-9%
59.37
34%

* ... smaller is better

Performance

With the EliteBook Revolve 810 G3 Hewlett Packard has an 11.6-inch business convertible in its product line. The processor provides more than enough computing power for everyday use. A TPM, a docking port and an LTE modem are on board. Our test device currently costs between 2,200 and 2,300 Euros (~$2467 and ~$2579). HP also has different equipment configurations in stock.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo
LatencyMon
System information HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G3

Processor

Our test configuration uses one of the most powerful ULV processors that Intel currently has to offer, the dual-core processor Core i7-5600U. The CPU is part of Intel's Broadwell processor range. The processor runs at a base speed of 2.6 GHz. The turbo allows speeds of up to 3.1 GHz (dual-core) and 3.2 GHz (single-core) respectively; however, it can only be activated in power-supply mode. Single-thread tests are run at 3.1 to 3.2 GHz and multithread tests at 2.7 to 2.8 GHz. Thus the multithread performance lies far behind the CPU's capabilities. In battery mode the CPU runs at a constant 2.6 GHz (=base speed). The deactivation of the turbo during battery mode was intentional by HP. Those who want to use the turbo in both modes need to activate the option "Enable Turbo Boost on DC" in the BIOS setup.

The Core i7-5600U processor is the successor of the Core i7-4600U CPU (Haswell). The latter uses a lower base speed (2.1 GHz) and a somewhat higher maximum speed (3.3 GHz). Due to the improvements of the Broadwell architecture and the higher first turbo level (3.1 GHz vs. 2.9 GHz), the Broadwell processor performs about 5 to 20% better than its Haswell predecessor.

Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
10047
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
3628
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4998
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
3.16 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.51 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
25.1 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
29.52 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
289 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
130 Points
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G3
HD Graphics 5500, 5600U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
130 Points ∼67%
HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2
HD Graphics 4400, 4300U, Lite-On IT L8T-128L6G-HP
110 Points ∼56% -15%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
95 Points ∼49% -27%
Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-10C
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GVNU
97 Points ∼50% -25%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
108 Points ∼55% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad X240
HD Graphics 4400, 4600U, Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD256HAFV
124 Points ∼64% -5%
Toshiba Tecra Z50 A-12K
HD Graphics 4400, 4600U, Toshiba THNSNJ256GMCT
125 Points ∼64% -4%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G3
HD Graphics 5500, 5600U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
289 Points ∼13%
HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2
HD Graphics 4400, 4300U, Lite-On IT L8T-128L6G-HP
250 Points ∼12% -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
184 Points ∼9% -36%
Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-10C
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GVNU
190 Points ∼9% -34%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
258 Points ∼12% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad X240
HD Graphics 4400, 4600U, Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD256HAFV
248 Points ∼12% -14%
Toshiba Tecra Z50 A-12K
HD Graphics 4400, 4600U, Toshiba THNSNJ256GMCT
269 Points ∼13% -7%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G3
HD Graphics 5500, 5600U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
1.51 Points ∼68%
HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2
HD Graphics 4400, 4300U, Lite-On IT L8T-128L6G-HP
1.25 Points ∼57% -17%
HP EliteBook Revolve 810
HD Graphics 4000, 3437U, Samsung MZ7PC128HBFU
1.19 Points ∼54% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
1.13 Points ∼51% -25%
Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-10C
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GVNU
1.15 Points ∼52% -24%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1.2 Points ∼54% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad X240
HD Graphics 4400, 4600U, Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD256HAFV
1.39 Points ∼63% -8%
Toshiba Tecra Z50 A-12K
HD Graphics 4400, 4600U, Toshiba THNSNJ256GMCT
1.39 Points ∼63% -8%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G3
HD Graphics 5500, 5600U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
3.16 Points ∼13%
HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2
HD Graphics 4400, 4300U, Lite-On IT L8T-128L6G-HP
2.67 Points ∼11% -16%
HP EliteBook Revolve 810
HD Graphics 4000, 3437U, Samsung MZ7PC128HBFU
2.67 Points ∼11% -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
2.04 Points ∼9% -35%
Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-10C
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GVNU
2.14 Points ∼9% -32%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2.86 Points ∼12% -9%
Lenovo ThinkPad X240
HD Graphics 4400, 4600U, Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD256HAFV
2.67 Points ∼11% -16%
Toshiba Tecra Z50 A-12K
HD Graphics 4400, 4600U, Toshiba THNSNJ256GMCT
2.89 Points ∼12% -9%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit (sort by value)
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G3
HD Graphics 5500, 5600U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
4998 Points ∼56%
HP EliteBook Revolve 810
HD Graphics 4000, 3437U, Samsung MZ7PC128HBFU
3972 Points ∼45% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
3746 Points ∼42% -25%
Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-10C
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GVNU
3810 Points ∼43% -24%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
4161 Points ∼47% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad X240
HD Graphics 4400, 4600U, Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD256HAFV
4638 Points ∼52% -7%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit (sort by value)
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G3
HD Graphics 5500, 5600U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
10047 Points ∼20%
HP EliteBook Revolve 810
HD Graphics 4000, 3437U, Samsung MZ7PC128HBFU
8269 Points ∼17% -18%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
6430 Points ∼13% -36%
Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-10C
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GVNU
6606 Points ∼13% -34%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
8628 Points ∼17% -14%
Lenovo ThinkPad X240
HD Graphics 4400, 4600U, Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD256HAFV
8417 Points ∼17% -16%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G3
HD Graphics 5500, 5600U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
6395 Points ∼21%
HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2
HD Graphics 4400, 4300U, Lite-On IT L8T-128L6G-HP
4958 Points ∼16% -22%
HP EliteBook Revolve 810
HD Graphics 4000, 3437U, Samsung MZ7PC128HBFU
4861 Points ∼16% -24%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
4207 Points ∼14% -34%
Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-10C
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GVNU
4348 Points ∼14% -32%
32 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G3
HD Graphics 5500, 5600U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
3046 Points ∼65%
HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2
HD Graphics 4400, 4300U, Lite-On IT L8T-128L6G-HP
2526 Points ∼54% -17%
HP EliteBook Revolve 810
HD Graphics 4000, 3437U, Samsung MZ7PC128HBFU
2333 Points ∼50% -23%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
2441 Points ∼52% -20%
Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-10C
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GVNU
2493 Points ∼53% -18%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score (sort by value)
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G3
HD Graphics 5500, 5600U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
86.2 ms * ∼2%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
102.7 ms * ∼3% -19%
Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-10C
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GVNU
108.1 ms * ∼3% -25%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
113.1 ms * ∼3% -31%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G3
HD Graphics 5500, 5600U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
2126.4 ms * ∼4%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
2744.4 ms * ∼5% -29%
Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-10C
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GVNU
2360.3 ms * ∼4% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2581.8 ms * ∼4% -21%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G3
HD Graphics 5500, 5600U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
15764 Points ∼32%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
13708 Points ∼28% -13%
Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-10C
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GVNU
13528 Points ∼27% -14%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
12448 Points ∼25% -21%
Peacekeeper - --- (sort by value)
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G3
HD Graphics 5500, 5600U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
3131 Points ∼51%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
1921 Points ∼31% -39%
Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-10C
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GVNU
2593 Points ∼42% -17%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The hardware equipment of the EliteBook already indicates the computer's good system performance, which is proven in practice. The system runs fast and smoothly. We did not encounter any problems. Additionally it achieves very good results in the PCMark benchmarks. The user cannot improve the system's performance, since the convertible is already fitted with a solid state drive and the main memory runs in dual-channel mode.

PCMark 7 Score
5322 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3358 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3876 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4473 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Work Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G3
HD Graphics 5500, 5600U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
4473 Points ∼69%
HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2
HD Graphics 4400, 4300U, Lite-On IT L8T-128L6G-HP
3711 Points ∼57% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
3806 Points ∼58% -15%
Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-10C
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GVNU
3936 Points ∼60% -12%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
3827 Points ∼59% -14%
PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G3
HD Graphics 5500, 5600U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
5322 Points ∼66%
HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2
HD Graphics 4400, 4300U, Lite-On IT L8T-128L6G-HP
4131 Points ∼51% -22%
HP EliteBook Revolve 810
HD Graphics 4000, 3437U, Samsung MZ7PC128HBFU
4417 Points ∼55% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
4602 Points ∼57% -14%
Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-10C
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GVNU
4421 Points ∼55% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
3872 Points ∼48% -27%

Storage Devices

A solid state drive by Samsung is in charge of the EliteBook's data storage. It is an M.2 model (full size) with an overall capacity of 256 GB. Around 200 GB is at the disposal of the convertible's user, while the remaining memory space is filled with the Windows installation and the recovery partition. The good transfer rates give no reason to complain about the SSD.

The SSD can be replaced.
The SSD can be replaced.
Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
Sequential Read: 526 MB/s
Sequential Write: 239.9 MB/s
512K Read: 420.5 MB/s
512K Write: 239.5 MB/s
4K Read: 28.09 MB/s
4K Write: 102.3 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 389.8 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 238.4 MB/s

Graphics Card

Intel's HD Graphics 5500 serves as graphics card. The GPU supports DirectX 11.2 and runs at a speed of up to 950 MHz. Thus the graphics card has a 50 MHz higher speed than the GPU models that are used for Broadwell Core-i5 processors. Hence the EliteBook comes off a touch better in the 3DMark benchmarks. Furthermore, the EliteBook profits from its main memory in dual-channel mode. This allows better usage of the GPU and delivers better results.

3DMark 11 Performance
1149 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
53541 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
5369 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
712 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G3
HD Graphics 5500, 5600U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
1149 Points ∼4%
HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2
HD Graphics 4400, 4300U, Lite-On IT L8T-128L6G-HP
744 Points ∼3% -35%
HP EliteBook Revolve 810
HD Graphics 4000, 3437U, Samsung MZ7PC128HBFU
601 Points ∼2% -48%
Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-10C
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GVNU
775 Points ∼3% -33%
Fujitsu LifeBook T935
HD Graphics 5500, 5300U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZ7TE256HMHP
986 Points ∼3% -14%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
753 Points ∼3% -34%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1105 Points ∼4% -4%
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
HD Graphics 4400, 4300U, Hynix HFS128G3MNM
877 Points ∼3% -24%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G3
HD Graphics 5500, 5600U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
712 Points ∼3%
HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2
HD Graphics 4400, 4300U, Lite-On IT L8T-128L6G-HP
473 Points ∼2% -34%
HP EliteBook Revolve 810
HD Graphics 4000, 3437U, Samsung MZ7PC128HBFU
414 Points ∼2% -42%
Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-10C
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GVNU
453 Points ∼2% -36%
Fujitsu LifeBook T935
HD Graphics 5500, 5300U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZ7TE256HMHP
541 Points ∼2% -24%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
450 Points ∼2% -37%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
740 Points ∼3% +4%
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
HD Graphics 4400, 4300U, Hynix HFS128G3MNM
483 Points ∼2% -32%
1280x720 Sky Diver Score (sort by value)
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G3
HD Graphics 5500, 5600U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
2681 Points ∼5%
Fujitsu LifeBook T935
HD Graphics 5500, 5300U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZ7TE256HMHP
2217 Points ∼4% -17%
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
HD Graphics 4400, 4300U, Hynix HFS128G3MNM
2018 Points ∼4% -25%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G3
HD Graphics 5500, 5600U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
5369 Points ∼11%
HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2
HD Graphics 4400, 4300U, Lite-On IT L8T-128L6G-HP
3730 Points ∼8% -31%
HP EliteBook Revolve 810
HD Graphics 4000, 3437U, Samsung MZ7PC128HBFU
3209 Points ∼6% -40%
Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-10C
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GVNU
3585 Points ∼7% -33%
Fujitsu LifeBook T935
HD Graphics 5500, 5300U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZ7TE256HMHP
4382 Points ∼9% -18%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
3522 Points ∼7% -34%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
4928 Points ∼10% -8%
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
HD Graphics 4400, 4300U, Hynix HFS128G3MNM
4146 Points ∼8% -23%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G3
HD Graphics 5500, 5600U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
53541 Points ∼27%
HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2
HD Graphics 4400, 4300U, Lite-On IT L8T-128L6G-HP
31564 Points ∼16% -41%
HP EliteBook Revolve 810
HD Graphics 4000, 3437U, Samsung MZ7PC128HBFU
30376 Points ∼15% -43%
Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-10C
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GVNU
35835 Points ∼18% -33%
Fujitsu LifeBook T935
HD Graphics 5500, 5300U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZ7TE256HMHP
39545 Points ∼20% -26%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
35119 Points ∼18% -34%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
48582 Points ∼25% -9%
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
HD Graphics 4400, 4300U, Hynix HFS128G3MNM
29229 Points ∼15% -45%

Gaming Performance

Even the dual-channel main memory and the slightly faster graphics core cannot make a gaming laptop out of the EliteBook. The hardware of the computer is able to display a few games smoothly with low resolution and low to medium graphics settings. Current top games such as GTA V never achieve playable frame rates.

low med. high ultra
Tomb Raider (2013) 56.728.818.48.7fps
Thief (2014) 17.311.39.24.3fps
GRID: Autosport (2014) 77.13018.112.5fps

Emissions

System Noise

A business device like the EliteBook should, if possible, always run quietly or even inaudibly. This is true for the HP convertible, at least in idle mode. Usually the fan remains still. It is no surprise that it speeds up when under load. After all, it needs to cool a powerful Core-i7 processor. During the stress test we measure a sound pressure level of 37.2 dB, while the fan creates a quiet whistling sound that remains in the background. Its intensity is so low that it can be considered as acceptable.

The fan can be cleaned.
The fan can be cleaned.

Noise Level

Idle
29.1 / 29.1 / 29.1 dB(A)
Load
35.6 / 37.2 dB(A)
 
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Voltcraft sl-451 (15 cm distance)
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G3
5500/5600U
HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2
4400/4300U
HP EliteBook Revolve 810
4000/3437U
Fujitsu LifeBook T935
5500/5300U
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
5500/5200U
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
4400/4300U
Noise
1%
0%
4%
-1%
-4%
off / environment *
Idle Minimum *
29.1
28
4%
28
4%
29.2
-0%
30
-3%
30.1
-3%
Idle Average *
29.1
28
4%
28
4%
29.2
-0%
30
-3%
30.2
-4%
Idle Maximum *
29.1
34.4
-18%
28
4%
29.2
-0%
30
-3%
30.4
-4%
Load Average *
35.6
32.9
8%
37.2
-4%
32.4
9%
35.1
1%
31.9
10%
Load Maximum *
37.2
34.7
7%
40.3
-8%
32.4
13%
36.9
1%
44.4
-19%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

The EliteBook in the stress test.
The EliteBook in the stress test.

During our stress test both CPU (2.5 GHz) and GPU (900 MHz) run only for the first few seconds at high speeds. Afterwards, the 15-watt throttling of the Broadwell chip is activated. Subsequently the processor runs at 1.2 to 1.3 GHz and the graphics core at 600 to 650 MHz. This behavior can be observed both for power-supply and battery modes. This throttling behavior also forced the predecessors of the EliteBook to limit its speeds. On the bright side, our test sample does not heat up significantly. Only three of the measurement points of the case come close to the 40 °C mark.

Max. Load
 32.5 °C39.9 °C31.1 °C 
 31.5 °C31.6 °C28.7 °C 
 27.8 °C26.8 °C25.5 °C 
Maximum: 39.9 °C
Average: 30.6 °C
34.1 °C39.5 °C38.6 °C
29.4 °C30.5 °C32.4 °C
27.5 °C30.1 °C28.7 °C
Maximum: 39.5 °C
Average: 32.3 °C
Power Supply (max.)  43.9 °C | Room Temperature 20.2 °C | Fluke 62 Max
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G3
5500/5600U
HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2
4400/4300U
HP EliteBook Revolve 810
4000/3437U
Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-10C
5300/5Y71
Fujitsu LifeBook T935
5500/5300U
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
5300/5Y71
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
5500/5200U
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
4400/4300U
Heat
-7%
-18%
-7%
4%
-8%
-3%
-18%
Maximum Upper Side *
39.9
42.6
-7%
45.8
-15%
48.3
-21%
39.7
1%
42.1
-6%
40.4
-1%
45.2
-13%
Maximum Bottom *
39.5
40.2
-2%
45.6
-15%
43.2
-9%
35.1
11%
42.3
-7%
40.9
-4%
46.4
-17%
Idle Upper Side *
28.4
30.4
-7%
33.6
-18%
28.9
-2%
28.2
1%
31.3
-10%
29
-2%
35.2
-24%
Idle Bottom *
28.8
31.8
-10%
35.5
-23%
27.7
4%
27.8
3%
31.3
-9%
29.7
-3%
34.4
-19%

* ... smaller is better

Energy Management

Power Consumption

During idle mode the EliteBook proves to be very frugal. We recorded a maximum power consumption of 5.4 watts. All in all this places it among its Haswell sister/predecessor models. The Ivy Bridge predecessor required almost double the energy. During the stress test the consumption of the Broadwell EliteBook rises to a maximum of 41.5 watts. Thus the power supply (nominal power: 45 watts) is almost pushed to its limits. However, this value is only observed for a few seconds and then the throttling sets in. During the rest of the stress test the power consumption remained at about 28 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 2.1 / 4 / 5.4 Watt
Load midlight 27.1 / 41.5 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Extech Power Analyzer 380803
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G3
5500/5600U
HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2
4400/4300U
HP EliteBook Revolve 810
4000/3437U
Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-10C
5300/5Y71
Fujitsu LifeBook T935
5500/5300U
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
5300/5Y71
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
5500/5200U
Power Consumption
8%
-101%
7%
-2%
-1%
-49%
Idle Minimum *
2.1
2.1
-0%
7.1
-238%
2.4
-14%
2.1
-0%
2
5%
3.6
-71%
Idle Average *
4
4.4
-10%
9.6
-140%
4.6
-15%
5
-25%
6
-50%
8
-100%
Idle Maximum *
5.4
4.6
15%
10.8
-100%
5.6
-4%
5.6
-4%
6.6
-22%
8.9
-65%
Load Average *
27.1
24.7
9%
35.2
-30%
15.6
42%
24.6
9%
17.6
35%
32.7
-21%
Load Maximum *
41.5
31.1
25%
41.1
1%
30.7
26%
38
8%
29.7
28%
35.7
14%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

The EliteBook achieves a runtime of 18:23 h in idle mode. Competitors such as the  Toshiba Portégé Z20t-B-10C (26:56 h) last significantly longer. The idle mode is tested with the Battery Eater Reader's Test: The screen is set to the lowest brightness level, the energy-saving profile is activated and all radio modules are disabled. Under load the EliteBook shuts down after 1:53 h. Once again the Portégé (5:48) is much more durable. The runtime under load is assessed with the Battery Eater Classic Test: The screen is set to maximum brightness and the high-performance profile as well as all radio modules are activated.

The HP convertible terminates our practically oriented WLAN test after 8:19 h. Once more the Z20t-B (12:40 h) shows a better performance. During this test websites are automatically called up in 40-second intervals. The profile "Balanced" is activated and the display's brightness is around 150 cd/m2. We measure video playback by running the short film Big Buck Bunny (H.264 coding, 1920x1080 pixels) in a continuous loop. The radio modules are deactivated and the brightness set to around 150 cd/m2. The EliteBook achieved a runtime of 7:08 h. The Portégé (13:07 h) lasts longer.

After all, the EliteBook 810 Revolve G3 shows very good battery runtimes. The Broadwell processor allows significant runtime improvements in comparison to its sister and predecessor models. For instance, it lasts about 2 hours longer than the Haswell EliteBook in the WLAN test. It is no surprise that the Broadwell EliteBook cannot compete with the Portégé. On the one hand, the latter is equipped with a very frugal (and significantly less powerful) Core M processor and on the other hand it has a bigger battery capacity at its disposal (Toshiba: 72 Wh, HP: 44 Wh).

The battery offers a capacity of 44 Wh.
The battery offers a capacity of 44 Wh.
Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
18h 23min
WiFi Surfing v1.3 (IE 11)
8h 19min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
7h 08min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 53min
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G3
44 Wh
HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2
44 Wh
HP EliteBook Revolve 810
44 Wh
Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-10C
72 Wh
Fujitsu LifeBook T935
45 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
35 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
47 Wh
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
42.2 Wh
Battery Runtime
-24%
98%
-13%
15%
-13%
5%
Reader / Idle
1103
458
-58%
1616
47%
1217
10%
964
-13%
788
-29%
1096
-1%
H.264
428
787
84%
335
-22%
360
-16%
WiFi v1.3
499
760
52%
368
-26%
Load
113
124
10%
348
208%
100
-12%
197
74%
117
4%
124
10%
WiFi
362
315
396
433
504

Pros

+ Bright and high-contrast IPS display
+ Very good keyboard
+ Fast SSD
+ Ran most of the time quietly
+ Low heating
+ Maintenance friendly
+ 3-year warranty

Cons

- Only HD resolution
- Expensive

Verdict

The HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G3, courtesy of HP Germany.
The HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G3, courtesy of HP Germany.

Hewlett Packard has refrained once again from changing the exterior of the third generation of the EliteBook Revolve 810. You still receive a premium convertible that is made of metal. The keyboard is another point that is very appealing to us. Changes can only be found inside. The G3 models of the EliteBook are equipped with Broadwell processors. Not only do they allow more computing and graphics power but also significantly longer battery runtimes. A much faster SSD in the M.2 format ensures a fast system. The models of the first generation of the EliteBook employed mSATA-SSDs. Usually the convertible runs quietly with minimum heat production. Thanks to the installed LTE modem, the device allows mobile access to the Internet or a corporate network. The computer is fitted with a SIM card (prepaid) that works instantly. We could not find any points of criticism concerning the display. HP installed a bright IPS display, which is rich in contrast.

Altogether, Hewlett Packard offers a well-designed convertible which does not show any real weaknesses. However, this comes at a high price: Almost 2,200 to 2,300 Euros (~$2467 and ~$2579) is the cost for our test device. In our opinion the price is too high. A similarly equipped convertible like the Fujitsu Lifebook T935 is about 200 Euros (~$224) cheaper.

HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G3 - 04/18/2016 v5.1
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
93 / 98 → 95%
Keyboard
94%
Pointing Device
83%
Connectivity
56 / 80 → 70%
Weight
70 / 78 → 81%
Battery
90%
Display
84%
Games Performance
57 / 68 → 83%
Application Performance
84 / 87 → 96%
Temperature
93%
Noise
94%
Audio
69 / 91 → 76%
Camera
54 / 85 → 64%
Average
79%
86%
Convertible - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2015-05-12 (Update: 2015-05-13)