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HP EliteBook 820 G1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 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 are impressed by the reliability and performance. The portability and price are also appreciated. Views are divided on the usability, and there are some negative opinions about the screen and battery.

durability, price, portability, performance, reliability

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP EliteBook 820 G1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on

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This summary is based on the products: HP Elitebook 820 G1 H5G05ET Intel ® 1600 MHz 500 GB 4096 MB HD GRAPH. 4400HP Elitebook 820 G1 H5G05ET Intel ® 1600 MHz 500 GB 4096 MB HD GRAPH. 4400

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Matt Smith (

HP EliteBook 820 G1 review


The Elitebook 820 suffers from poor display quality and unimpressive battery life.

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: Khidr Suleman (

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

A solid laptop, which delivers solid performance. The upgradeability will help to extend the life of the product, and the only letdown is the battery life.

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 / Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720


Display Surface:Matt
HD type:HD / HD Ready / No
Panel Type:SVA

Docking station

Docking station included: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16 / 2
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3200 x 2000 / 4096 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3280 x 2000 / 3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)


Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes


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

Other features

Thunderbolt technology: No

Ports & interfaces

Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 3 / 4
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4600 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology version:9.5
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel RealSense 3D Camera: No
Intel RealSense Snapshot: No
Intel RealSense Technology: No
Intel Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Y / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® RealSense Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:75107 / 75459 / 75460 / 76308 / 76616 / 80343 / 81015 / 81016 / 85212
Processor package size:40
UART:Y / Yes


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes


Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro


Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:32
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500