HP reinforces negative stereotypes about business laptops with the EliteBook 835 G7
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Even if they are actually developed for large corporate customers, there are still some consumer customers who like to use "B2B" laptops. Moreover, today's business laptops are no longer as bulky as they used to be, but they are still superior to consumer laptops in terms of connections and keyboards.
Even decent displays are now offered in business laptops. The HP EliteBook 835 G7, for example, has a very interesting Full HD display: 400 cd/m², a 72% NTSC color space, and a "low power" rating make it look very interesting on paper.
It's just a pity that HP decides against using this display. At least our review device, which we subjected to an extensive test, contains a display that even falls below the nominal brightness of 250 cd/m² that is specified on the data sheet. And don't even get us started with the terribly low color-space coverage - and this on a laptop that costs over 1,300 Euros (~$1542)!
With this, HP once again reinforces a typical stereotype about business devices such as Lenovo ThinkPads or HP EliteBooks: The poor display quality compared to consumer laptops. Naturally, this is not true (anymore) overall - but if you have better displays, then you also have to make use of them. Instead, HP installs the budget version that is probably available for stingy corporate customers.
That's a real pity, because otherwise, the HP EliteBook 835 G7 laptop is a very good subnotebook that can also deliver good performance by using an AMD Ryzen 4000 CPU.