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HP EliteBook 745 G5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of HP EliteBook 745 G5. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the keyboard and reliability. The design and durability are also appreciated. The image quality and battery get less positive opinions.

durability, design, reliability, keyboard

performance, screen, battery, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP EliteBook 745 G5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : James Archer (itpro.co.uk)

HP EliteBook 745 G5 review: A feast for the hands, not for the eyes

 

This security-laden laptop trips over some quality issues, even when it excels elsewhere

Sturdy design; Great keyboard and trackpad; Comprehensive security tools

Poor display; Short battery life; Performance seems lower than it should be

The EliteBook 745 G5 is a tale of two laptops: one, a beautifully-made professional notebook with lots of tools for keeping your data safe, the other a disappointing misstep with a budget-tier screen. The strengths just about outweigh the weaknesses...

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Benjamin Herzig (notebookcheck.net)

HP EliteBook 745 G5 (Ryzen 7 2700U) Laptop Review

 

Very good disappointment. AMD Ryzen, mostly known for offering CPUs for consumer products, now want to compete with Intel in the business market. The EliteBook 745 G5, based on the very good EliteBook 840 G5, seems to fit the bill - at least on paper....

AMD CPU delivers a better boost performance ; Higher GPU performance than Intel-iGPUs ; Sturdy metal case ; Comfortable input devices ; Solid ports including a docking port ; Plenty of security features ; Stays always cool and usually silent ; 3 years...

CPU & GPU are throttled a lot in some cases ; Poor battery life compared to competitors ; No Thunderbolt 3 ; No high resolution display option ; SSD slow for a PCIe-NVMe-SSD ; No SD card reader ; Doesn't reach 100% sRGB

At the time of writing the verdict, the HP EliteBook 840 G5 was the best device in our rankings. Built on this very good foundation, an EliteBook 745 G5 with AMD CPUs sounds quite promising! Sometimes very good is not enough: The Intel laptop EliteBook...

Jul, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Bang & Olufsen / Beats Audio
Built-In Microphone:N / Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:1 / 3
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):44 / 50 / 51
Battery life (max):11 / 11.3 / 11.5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3

Brand-specific features

HP ePrint:Y
HP front camera:HP Privacy HD IR / HP Webcam HD IR
HP JumpStart:Y
HP Management tools:HP BIOSphere Gen4, HP DriveLock and Automatic DriveLock, HP Fingerprint Sensor, HP Password Manager, HP Secure Erase, HP Sure Click, HP SureStart Gen4, HP Wireless Wakeup, HP Client Security Gen4, HP Sure Recover, HP Sure Run / HP System Software Manager (SSM); HP BIOS Config Utility (BCU); HP Client Catalog; HP Manageability Integration Kit Gen2
HP Recovery Manager:Y
HP Security tools:HP BIOSphere Gen4; HP DriveLock and Automatic DriveLock; HP Fingerprint Sensor; HP Password Manager; HP Secure Erase; / HP BIOSphere Gen4; HP DriveLock и Automatic DriveLock; HP Password Manager; HP Secure Erase; HP Sure Click; HP SureStart Gen4; HP Wireless Wakeup; HP Client Security Gen4; HP Sure Recover; HP Sure Run
HP segment:Business
HP Smart AC Adapter:Y
HP Software provided:HP LAN Protection; HP Velocity;
HP speaker type:HP Dual Speakers
HP Support Assistant:Y
HP Sure View:Y

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera signal format:720p
Infrared (IR) camera:Y
Privacy camera:Y
Windows Hello:Y

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Colour of product:Black, Silver / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Black, Silver / Black,Silver / Silver
Product Type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220 / 340
Display diagonal:35.6
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS / SVA
Touchscreen:N / Y

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:1300
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon R5 / AMD Radeon R6 / AMD Radeon R7 / AMD Radeon RX Vega Graphics / AMD Radeon Vega Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R5 / AMD Radeon R6 / AMD Radeon R7 / AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 / AMD Radeon Vega / AMD Radeon Vega 3 / AMD Radeon Vega 8

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:ClickPad / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard:Y
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Memory clock speed:1600 / 1866 / 2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
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 802.11ax,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Ambient light sensor:Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:Y
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:2.0
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

Power

AC adapter power:45 / 65

Processor

Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4 / 3.6 / 3.8
Processor cache:2 / 4 / 6 / 6.384
Processor cache type:L2 / L2 & L3 / L3
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:AMD A / AMD Ryzen 3 / AMD Ryzen 5 / AMD Ryzen 7 / AMD Ryzen 7 PRO
Processor frequency:1.8 / 2 / 2.2 / 2.4 / 2.7
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:2300U / 2500U / 2700U / A10-8700B / A10-8730B / A12-9800B
Processor Socket:Socket FP4 / Socket FP5
Processor threads:4 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:Power on
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional
Optional operating system supplied:WINDOWS 10 PRO

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / Y
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:7200
HDD Capacity:500
HDD interface:SATA
HDD Speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:NVMe 3.0,PCI Express / PCI Express / Serial ATA
SSD capacity:128 / 256 / 512
SSD form factor:M.2
SSD interface:NVMe 3.0,PCI Express / PCI Express / Serial ATA
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total HDDs capacity:500
Total SSDs capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 500 / 512 / 726

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:234 / 236 / 237
Height :17.9 / 18.9
Weight:1.48 / 1.53 / 1.61
Width:326 / 338