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HP EliteBook 850 G4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of HP EliteBook 850 G4. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the image quality and reliability are generally positive. The screen and performance are also appreciated, whereas reviews are divided on the price.

portability, performance, screen, reliability, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP EliteBook 850 G4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Benjamin Herzig (

HP EliteBook 850 G4 (Core i5, Full HD) Laptop Review


A tradition of poor angles. HP sent out its updated EliteBooks to fight for the affection of business users and the hearts and minds of big business purchasing managers alike. Our extensive review is going to reveal whether they will be won over by the...

high-quality sturdy case ; mostly well-working input devices ; very cool and quiet ; energy efficient and long battery life ; three-year warranty ; decent performance

unacceptable TN panel with PWM-flickering ; no Thunderbolt 3 ; arduous maintenance ; comparatively expensive

Summing up the EliteBook 850 G4 is rather frustrating. While HP does tick all the right boxes with this device, it still manages to disappoint in the end. The case is very well built and sturdy, the input devices are decent (although not perfect),...

Mar, 2017

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great features


Elite book... Never worked. I am not happy. Does not surf. Looks great. it is light. Not sure about the battery life because it does not work. backlighting seems great, but not really necessary because elite book does not work. anyway, I was so excited...

Feb, 2018

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Love the Computer


The computer is lightweight, fast and quiet. I love it, but am very disappointed with Windows 10, no photo viewer, has Microsoft ads, needs additional software for standard features in previous versions. The start menu was cluttered with links for...

Feb, 2018

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I bought a $1400 paperweight.


HP sold me me a laptop with no wireless LAN or bluetooth. This is essentially worthless. I can't do anything with it if I can't connect to the Internet. That was a waste of $1400. Furthermore, I contacted HP as soon as I discovered the issue. After...

Jan, 2018

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Defective screen


I could hardly set this laptop up. I had to use Narrator to tell me what button the cursor was over. When I finally got it set up, I realized the screen was defective. The bottom inch or so of the screen acted like it was trying to emulate a second...

Dec, 2017

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Powerful Laptop to get the job done.


This laptop is very fast and powerful. It will do everything you need and more. Highly recommend the docking station. Works like a desktop, with the portability of a laptop. This laptop is also very lightweight and slim.

Nov, 2017

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Great Product


Very happy with this notebook.

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (

Excellent Laptop


I've had the HP 850 for over 3 years experiencing excellent reliability and very good performance.

Nov, 2017

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Computer was difficult


I purchased this laptop for the good power with the i7 , the SSD and the fact it had a sim slot. I could not believe how slow the computer was. I have a old hp with a i5 in it and it blew this one away! maybe I had some sort of manufacturer defect...

Sep, 2017

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Laptop is nice, windows 10, not so much


Thus far everything is working nicely, EXCEPT, I believe that Windows 10 has made my monitor(s) resolution grainy and the font is no longer crisp. I am still working on that when I have time. If you had any ideas I would be most appreciative.

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen


Battery Capacity:51
Battery capacity (Watt hours):51
Battery life (max):14.3 / 14.7 / 14.75
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3


Color sensor:N
Front Camera:Y
Front camera signal format:720p


Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise / Home office, Small Business
Product type:Notebook


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3 / 14 / 15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD / HD
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS / SVA
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

AC adapter power:45 / 65


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R7 M465 / Not available
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Maximum Resolution:4096 x 2160
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:Swiss
Keyboard Layout:QWERTZ
Keyboard type:QWERTZ
Number of pointing stick buttons:2
Number of touchpad buttons:2
Numeric keypad:N / No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Pointing Stick
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes


Internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory clock speed:2133
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 16 / 1 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G:No / Y
3G standards:HSPA+
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
SIM card support: Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N / No

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Stylus pen:N

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Stylus pen: No


Accelerometer: No
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Electronic compass: No
GPS (satellite):N
Gyroscope: No
Proximity sensor: No

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Microphone in: No
SmartCard slot: Yes
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:45 / 65


Bus type:Opi
Chipset:Intel SoC
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-7200U / i7-7500U
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.10 / 3.5 / 3.50
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.5 / 2.50 / 2.7 / 2.70
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i5-7200U / i7-7500U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor socket:BGA1356
Processor threads:4
System bus data transfer rate:4
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:95443 / 95451
Processor code:SR2ZU / SR2ZV
Processor package size:42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes


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


Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 10 Pro
Pre-installed software:Create Recovery Media with Windows tool


Card reader integrated:No / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:NVMe 3.0 / PCI Express
Solid-state drive interfaces:PCI Express
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 500 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.1 / 10.2 / 9.33
Height:0.744 / 0.764
Height (front):0.748
Height (rear):0.827
Power adapter weight:9.88
Weight:4.06 / 4.08
Width:13.3 / 15.1