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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.
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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.

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Benjamin Herzig
Editor of the original article: Benjamin Herzig - Managing Editor - 922 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2016
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.
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Stephanie Chamberlain
Translator: Stephanie Chamberlain - Translator - 412 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.
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Benjamin Herzig, 2020-11-23 (Update: 2020-11-21)