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HP EliteBook 820 G1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 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. Opinions about the keyboard and performance are on the whole positive. The price and portability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the screen and battery, while there are some mixed comments about the usability.

durability, portability, price, performance, keyboard

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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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

Scores in depth Not every business user needs a super-light, super-thin notebook, or a hybrid, convertible, 2-in-1 tablet plus notebook option. HP thinks plenty of workers want a sturdy, powerful laptop with good specs that can shrug off fingerprints,...

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


Front Camera: / No / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720


Display Surface:Matt
Panel Type:SVA


Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.7


Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes


3G standards:HSPA / HSPA+
4G:No / Yes
4G standards:LTE

Other features

Thunderbolt technology: No

Ports & interfaces

USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3

Processor special features

Intel Active Management Technology version:9.5
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel RealSense 3D Camera: No
Intel RealSense Snapshot: No
Intel RealSense Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes


Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro