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HP reinforces negative stereotypes about business laptops with the EliteBook 835 G7

HP reinforces negative stereotypes about business laptops with the EliteBook 835 G7
HP reinforces negative stereotypes about business laptops with the EliteBook 835 G7
Business laptops are known for their good keyboards, numerous connections, and high reliability - but unfortunately, also for their often below-average LCDs, a stereotype that HP regrettably reinforces with the AMD Ryzen 4000 EliteBook 835 G7.
Benjamin Herzig (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain), 🇩🇪

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.

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Benjamin Herzig, 2020-11-23 (Update: 2020-11-21)
Benjamin Herzig
Editor of the original article: Benjamin Herzig - Editor
In 2010 I started to get more and more involved with technology, especially notebooks have been my passion ever since. Of course I came across the detailed tests of Notebookcheck very quickly. With time I learned more and more about notebooks and started writing small reviews about notebooks in forums and blog pages. To earn some extra money during my studies I turned my hobby into my profession and joined the team of Notebookcheck in 2016. My personal interest is especially in business notebooks.