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Like a G6 — HP EliteBook 830 G6, 840 G6, and 850 G6 coming with updated security features and a super-bright 1000-nit display

HP EliteBook 830 G6, 840 G6, and 850 G6 coming with updated security features and a super-bright 1000-nit display (Source: HP)
HP EliteBook 830 G6, 840 G6, and 850 G6 coming with updated security features and a super-bright 1000-nit display (Source: HP)
HP will be bringing some features commonly found on its flagship EliteBook 1000 series to its mid-range EliteBook 800 series including hybrid HD+IR webcams and privacy camera switches. The 1000-nit display, however, will be limited to just one size and configuration for now.

In addition to the recently announced EliteBook x360 830 G6, ZBook 14u G6, and ZBook 15u G6, HP will also be introducing a relatively minor refresh to last year's 13.3-inch EliteBook 830 G5, 14-inch EliteBook 840 G5, and 15.6-inch EliteBook 850 G5. These G5 models will be updated to G6 with many of the new features of the aforementioned EliteBook and ZBook siblings including Whiskey Lake-U vPro, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.

The biggest update by far, however, will be to their security features under the hood. The EliteBook G6 series will ship with Sure Start Gen5, Sure Run Gen2, Sure Recover Gen2, Sure View Gen3, Sure Sense, and a privacy camera shutter to cover the webcam when not in use. HP intends to make owners feel safer despite the fact that the G6 series is physically identical to the G5 series in terms of chassis, ports, and dimensions.

The 13.3-inch EliteBook 830 G6 in particular, however, will have a special feature not found on other G6 models. This system will feature an optional 1000-nit display to be two times brighter than most flagship Ultrabooks currently in the market. The display on the 2018 MacBook Pro 13, for example, tops out at 519 nits maximum. Frequent outdoor users may want to consider the EliteBook 830 G6 for improved visibility. This feature can also be found on the EliteBook x360 830 G5.

The EliteBook 830 G6, EliteBook 840 G6, and EliteBook 850 G6 are all expected to start shipping this May. We recommend checking out our existing reviews on the EliteBook 830 G5, 840 G5, and 850 G5 since their chassis designs remain unchanged.

See the official specifications below for full hardware details on the incoming G6 models.

HP EliteBook 840 G6
HP EliteBook 840 G6
HP EliteBook 840 G6
HP EliteBook 840 G6
HP EliteBook 840 G6
HP EliteBook 840 G6
HP EliteBook 850 G6
HP EliteBook 850 G6
HP EliteBook 850 G6
HP EliteBook 850 G6
HP EliteBook 850 G6
HP EliteBook 850 G6
HP EliteBook 830 G6 specifications
HP EliteBook 830 G6 specifications
HP EliteBook 840 G6 specifications
HP EliteBook 840 G6 specifications
HP EliteBook 850 G6 specifications
HP EliteBook 850 G6 specifications
HP EliteBook 830 G6 specifications
HP EliteBook 830 G6 specifications
HP EliteBook 840 G6 specifications
HP EliteBook 840 G6 specifications
HP EliteBook 850 G6 specifications
HP EliteBook 850 G6 specifications

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Allen Ngo, 2019-04-16 (Update: 2019-04-15)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.