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HP EliteBook 820 G1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of HP EliteBook 820 G1. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and performance. The portability and price also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the screen and battery. Comments are divided on the usability.

durability, price, portability, performance, design

battery, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP EliteBook 820 G1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 18 reviews)

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Expert review by: Digitaltrends (

HP EliteBook 820 G1 review


Durable construction, Well-rounded performance, Excellent software suite, 3-year warranty

Looks low-budget, Poor quality 1366x768 display, Lackluster battery life, Not a good value

The HP Elitebook 820 is a needed departure from the company’s tradition. Though fans of older systems may balk at the new notebook’s less luxurious chassis, the new design is lighter, thinner and less expensive, all of which are positive traits. And,...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Mary Branscombe (

HP EliteBook 820 G1 review


Sturdy, streamlined, secure: HP packs business features into a lighter-weight, 12.6-inch laptop

Haswell ; Sturdy and tested to military specs ; Excellent keyboard ; Double trackpad buttons for flexibility ; Chassis opens easily for servicing

Needs larger battery for 12 hour life ; Smartcard or DisplayPort but not both ; Security options can be annoying ; No touchscreen option ; Lots of options so check the spec you order

It's not the cheapest business-grade notebook but it is good value if you need a sturdy, secure but still somewhat stylish option.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: IT PRO (

HP Elitebook 820 G1 review


A pintsized 12.5in laptop with more ports than you can shake a stick at.

Portable, Extensive upgradeability, Great input, Reasonable performance, Wealth of connectivity

Poor battery life, Disappointing display

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Logicman (

Nice notebook


Nice lightweight machine. Performs well. A bit pricey

SSD Hard drive only formats out to 165 GB. Specs are deceiving in that regards to boasting a 180 GB SSD capacity

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: Mo (



Didn't take much to get everything downloaded and get started

Mouse didn't work properly out of the box. Still doesn't work. Going to have to send in for repair or replacement

Apr, 2014

Product Specifications


Calculator Functionality: No
Chip Card Reader: No
Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / 4G / No
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Flexible Keyboard: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive
Integrated Cursor Control: No
Magnetic Card Reader: No
Remote Control: No
Separate Mouse Included: No
TV Card: No
USB Hub: No
Video Editing Card: No
Voice Control: No
Web Cam:No / Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:3 in 1 Card Reader
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen:Multi Touch / No
True Resolution:Full HD / WXGA

General Features

Convertible: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:NO OS / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8 Pro Downgradable
Platform:PC / Mac
Supported Console:Not Applicable
Type of Connection:Plug


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GPU / HD GRAPH. 4400 / HD Graphics 4400


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:QM77 / SOC / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I3-4030U / I5-4200U / I5-4210U / I5-4300U / I5-4310U / I7-4500U / I7-4510U / I7-4600U