HP EliteBook x360 830 G6: HP laptop does not deliver its promised LCD brightness
HP promises a brightness value of 1000 cd/m² for its EliteBooks with SureView screens. The recently reviewed HP EliteBook x260 830 G6 has an extremely bright screen – but it does not manage to hit the brightness value that the manufacturer promises.
Laptop screens were pretty dark in the past. Screens with 200 cd/m² were the norm. That is slowly changing, 300 to 500 cd/m² are more and more often the new standard. Much brighter screens are still rare.
For its recent EliteBooks with SureView screens, HP promises much higher brightness values. The recently tested HP EliteBook x260 830 G6 for example is supposed to reach 1000 cd/m² when configured with a SureView screen. In our review, we measured the screen and it really is extremely bright – but its average brightness value reaches "only" 700 cd/m², not 1000 cd/m². In this case, HP fails to deliver on its marketing promise.
Apart from this, the HP EliteBook x360 really is an extremely solid HP laptop, which combines high quality components with the feature-richness of a business laptop – one of the biggest caveats is that the CPU performance is slightly underwhelming. For detailed information, we redirect you to your detailed review of the HP EliteBook x360 830 G6. (on sale now at Amazon)
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I was an ardent reader of Notebookcheck’s laptop reviews even back in school. After writing reviews as a hobby, I then joined Notebookcheck in 2016 and have worked on device reviews and news articles ever since then. My personal interest lies more with laptops than smartphones, with business laptops being the most interesting category for me. Technology should make our lives and work easier and good laptops are an essential tool for that to happen. This is why laptop reviews are not just my work but are also my passion.