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HP EliteBook 820 G3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of HP EliteBook 820 G3. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and durability. There are some less positive opinions about the size and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP EliteBook 820 G3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

HP EliteBook 820 G3 Subnotebook Review

 

Let down by the display. The third generation of the HP EliteBook 820 is a compact subnotebook with a 12.5-inch screen, which is designed for business environments. Our review configuration, however, is unbalanced, because besides good performance, you...

sturdy chassis with good build quality ; good input devices ; very fast Wi-Fi ; good maintainability ; very good system performance ; 3-years warranty

bad TN display with limited viewing angles ; coil whining for our review unit ; humming fan ; spongy pointer buttons ; expensive

What a shame, HP. The manufacturer really convinces with the EliteBook 820 G3 in some respects, but the negative impressions dominate after our review. The biggest issue is certainly the display. It is unfortunate that only the high-end configurations...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: John (reevoo.com)

HP 820 G3

 

light, rugged, fast and SILENT

HP bloatware

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: Marcus (reevoo.com)

HP 820 G3

 

Good screen Light Fast Versatile connections plus a docking station option. Excellent build quality. No junk software.

Battery life is not great. Memory was a little short - easily upgraded

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: dorothy (reevoo.com)

HP 820 G3

 

good

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: Matthew (reevoo.com)

HP 820 G3

 

Brilliant machine performance wise. Topped up with an extra 4GB RAM it absolutely flies. Perfect for what I need it for.

Only downside for me is the back panel being fiddly to remove. The G1 and G2 had a catch that just flipped it off. This one has loads of rubber plugs and screws that need to be removed. Not too much of an issue as this doesn't really need to come off...

Aug, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Bang & Olufsen / HD
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen

Battery

Battery Capacity:44
Battery capacity (Watt hours):44
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:12.5
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD / Not supported
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:SVA
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touchscreen:N / Y

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45 / 65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:1912 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 520 / Intel® HD Graphics 520 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard:No / Y / Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-RS-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2133
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

2G standards:EDGE,GSM
3G:N / No / Y / Yes
3G standards:HSDPA,HSUPA / HSPA+
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC):No / Yes
SIM card support: Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac / No
WWAN:No / Yes

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 179921.3
Non-operating shock:240
Non-operating vibration:3.5
Operating altitude:0 - 120078.7
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating shock:40
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Operating vibration:1.043
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other Features

Audio system:Bang & Olufsen / HD

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:No / Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45 / 65
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI3 / Opi / QPI
Chipset:Intel SoC
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i3-6100U / i5-6200U / i5-6300U / i5-6500 / i7-6500U / i7-6600U
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.4 / 3.6
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-6xxx / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 3.2
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i3-6100U / i5-6200U / i5-6300U / i5-6500 / i7-6500U / i7-6600U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-6100 series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-6500 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6600 Mobile series / Intel® Core™ i5-6300 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA1356 / FCBGA1356 / LGA 1356 (Socket B2) / LGA1151 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D1 / R0
System bus data transfer rate:4 / 8
System bus rate:4 / 8
Tcase:71
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 65
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88180 / 88184 / 88190 / 88192 / 88193 / 88194
Processor code:SR2BX / SR2EU / SR2EY / SR2EZ / SR2F0 / SR2F1
Processor package size:37.5 / 42
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0 / SSE4.2, AVX 2.0, SSE4.1
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015C

Security

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader:Y / Yes
Password protection:Power on / Y
Password protection type:Power on
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8.1 Pro
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 10 Pro
Recovery operating system:Windows 10 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 180 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2, Serial ATA / PCI Express / Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2, SATA / PCI Express / SATA
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 180 / 256 / 500 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.46 / 8.62
Height:0.0744 / 0.744 / 0.795 / 0.827
Weight:2.78 / 2.95 / 3.04 / 3.06
Width:12.2