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HP EliteBook 850 G1

HP EliteBook 850 G1
alaScore 87

14 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of HP EliteBook 850 G1. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and usability. The battery and screen also get good views, whereas views are divided on the performance.

durability, screen, battery, usability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP EliteBook 850 G1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

HP EliteBook 850 G1

 

The HP EliteBook 850 G1 fulfills the need for a large-screen business ultrabook. It's particularly IT-friendly, and that might tip the balance for companies that upgrade or service their laptops on a regular basis.

Removable bottom panel. Dual pointing devices. Windows 7 Professional. Space available for system memory and M.2 solid-state drive (SSD) upgrades. Conforms to MIL-STD-810 specs for durability. Numerous connectivity options.

No touch screen. Oddly placed rubber bumpers. Battery life lags.

The HP EliteBook 850 G1 is an IT serviceable and user friendly business ultrabook. Easy access to the chassis for upgrades and servicing can make up for shortcomings, like the system's middling battery life, at least to the IT staff supporting your...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Lisa Eadicicco (laptopmag.com)

HP EliteBook 850 G1 Review

 

The HP EliteBook 850 G1 is an excellent 15-inch business laptop with a durable design, strong security features and long battery life.

Durable design that's very light for 15-incher; Strong security features; Bright 1080p matte screen; Easy-to-remove bottom; Long battery life

Mixed performance results; Viewing angles could be wider

The HP EliteBook 850 G1 is an excellent 15-inch business laptop with a durable design, strong security features and long battery life.

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Dick (newegg.com)

great machine

 

I upped the memory to 16 Gig and replaced the Hard Drive with a Samsung 750 Gig SSD. Made a fast machine just a little bit faster. No problems with the original drive I just had $400 burning a hole in my pocket. I use it a lot for AutoCAD. finds and...

very fast great screen, haven't found anything it can't do. Barely gets warm in use

Wi-Fi adapter locks up and has to be reset frequently while surfing the web. I keep hoping Intel will come up with a new driver, but it hasn't happened yet

May, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:DTS Sound Studio / DTS Studio Sound / DTS Studio Sound HD / HD / HD, DTS Sound Studio / SRS Premium Sound
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:24 / 50
Battery capacity (Watt hours):24 / 50
Battery life (max):13 / 13.25 / 14.5 / 15
Battery performance:4400
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) / Polymer
Battery voltage:11.1
Number of battery cells:3

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Certificates

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

Design

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

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD:No / Yes
HD type:Full HD / HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:SVA
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touchscreen:N / No / Y

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45 / 50 / 65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024
Discrete graphics adapter model: / AMD Radeon HD 8750M / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 2
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1700
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel® HD Graphics 4400
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:CHE
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device: / DualPoint / Touchpad / Touchpad + Pointing Stick / Trackpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory slots: / 2x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:No / Yes
3G standards:HSPA / HSPA+
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:No / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection:N / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: Yes

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 179921 / 0 - 179921.3
Operating altitude:0 - 120078.7 / 0 - 120079
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
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

Disc types supported: No
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:DTS Sound Studio / DTS Studio Sound / DTS Studio Sound HD / HD / HD, DTS Sound Studio / SRS Premium Sound
Display:
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x
Thunderbolt technology:N

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Package depth:3 / 3.15
Package height:13 / 13.6
Package width:18.9 / 19 / 22
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3 / 4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
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 current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45 / 50 / 65
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Chipset: / Intel HM87
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM87
PCI Express configurations:1x4, 2x4 / 2x4 / 2x4, 4x1 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor: / i3-4010U / i5-4200U / i5-4210U / i5-4300U / i5-4310U / i7-4500U / i7-4510U / i7-4600U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 2.9 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.3
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:2
Processor family: / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2 / 2.1
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i3-4010U / i5-4200U / i5-4210U / i5-4300U / i5-4310U / i7-4500U / i7-4510U / i7-4600U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
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
Processor socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C0 / D0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
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 Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75107 / 75459 / 75460 / 76308 / 76616 / 80343 / 81015 / 81016
Processor code:SR16Q / SR16Z / SR170 / SR1EA / SR1EB / SR1ED / SR1EE / SR1EF
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
UART:Y / Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:HP 3D DriveGuard / HP 3D DriveGuard\nHP Connection Manager (Windows 7)\nHP Wireless HotSpot\nHP Mobile Connect (EMEA)\nHP PageLift\nHP Recovery Manager\nHP Support Assistant\nHP ePrint\nHP 3D DriveGuard / HP 3D DriveGuard\nHP Connection Manager\nHP Wireless HotSpot\nHP Mobile Connect\nHP PageLift\nHP Recovery Manager\nHP Support Assistant\nHP ePrint
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed: / FreeDOS / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Flash memory:32
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
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 / 240 / 256 / 32 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / mSATA / SATA / Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2 / mSATA / SATA
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1032 / 128 / 180 / 240 / 256 / 500 / 512

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 9.96
Height:0.843 / 1
Height (front):0.827 / 0.843 / 0.866 / 1 / 8.43
Height (rear):0.945 / 0.984
Weight:3.97 / 4 / 4.14 / 4.41 / 4.85
Width:14.8 / 15