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HP EliteBook 850 G1

HP EliteBook 850 G1
alaScore 89

11 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 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. Views about the usability and battery are overall positive. The screen and design are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the performance.

durability, design, screen, battery, usability

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (

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 ($1,614, as tested) is a well-designed, future-proofed business ultrabook. Its easy upgradability makes it an attractive choice for IT professionals looking to buy laptops for their company, particularly if they have an IT staff...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Lisa Eadicicco (

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 (

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


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


Display Surface:Matt
Panel Type:SVA


Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1


Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes


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

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 Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes


Password protection: Yes


Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro