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HP EliteBook 745 G3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of HP EliteBook 745 G3. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the price and design are on the whole positive. The durability and keyboard are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive reviews about the screen. There are some mixed reviews about the portability and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP EliteBook 745 G3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Chuong Nguyen (techradar.com)

HP EliteBook 745 G3 review

 

Mid-range business notebook with C-suite ambitions

Excellent keyboard ; Physical trackpad buttons ; Fast performance

Large screen bezels ; Touch isn't standard

Thanks to the AMD A12 Pro processor, HP is able to deliver top-shelf performance at an affordable price with the EliteBook 745 G3. This mid-range business notebook packs mainstream performance, a comfortable keyboard and nice matte screen in a durable,...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

HP EliteBook 745 G3

 

The HP EliteBook 745 G3 is a competent business laptop, but it doesn't excel in any particular area. It's less expensive than much of its competition, but lagging performance and a subpar display aren't worth the relatively minor savings.

Wide variety of ports. Good quality keyboard and speakers.

Mediocre performance. Poor display.

Conclusion The EliteBook 745 G3 is a basic business laptop that's perfectly serviceable, but fails to stand out. Its performance lags behind competitors, and it's not really offering a top value price to make up for it. The keyboard is high quality,...

May, 2016

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

HP EliteBook 745 G3 Review

 

Attractive chassis; Powerful speakers ; Shallow keyboard; Inaccurate screen; Short battery life; Runs hot ; The EliteBook 745 G3 is a sleek business notebook, but its keyboard, display and battery life leave a lot to be desired.

Shallow keyboard; Inaccurate screen; Short battery life; Runs hot ; The EliteBook 745 G3 is a sleek business notebook, but its keyboard, display and battery life leave a lot to be desired.

The EliteBook 745 G3 is a sleek business notebook, but its keyboard, display and battery life leave a lot to be desired.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Steve Schardein (notebookcheck.net)

HP EliteBook 745 G3 (FHD) Notebook Review

 

Right down to business. Just last week, we evaluated HP's new 745 G3 update with WQHD IPS screen and Windows 7 preinstalled. Today's configuration features a lower-end 1080p panel, but it's also correspondingly more affordable. How does it hold up...

relatively sturdy, metal case, excellent keyboard, comfortable and precise touchpad, fast SSD, very good general system performance, bright, matte 1080p screen, competitively priced, comfortable case temperatures, clear, loud speakers, empty 2.5-inch...

inconvenient maintenance, poor color reproduction and middling contrast, PWM at all but the highest brightness, CPU/GPU performance is heavily constrained by TDP, distracting CPU whine, below-average battery life for its class

Last week’s review of the HP EliteBook 745 G3 opened the conversation regarding a lower-cost alternative to the typical high-priced business notebooks. Since it retains much of the EliteBook 800 series design highlights, the 745 G3 reaps many of the...

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (computershopper.com)

HP EliteBook 745 G3 Review and Ratings

 

HP's AMD-powered slimline won't make Intel engineers lie awake nights, but it's a good value for IT managers and business employees. Its generic, non-IPS display is a major letdown, however.

Affordable price ; First-class keyboard ; A desktop's worth of ports

Lackluster screen ; Tepid performance

After fully recharging the laptop, we set up the machine in power-save mode (as opposed to balanced or high-performance mode) and make a few other battery-conserving tweaks in preparation for our unplugged video rundown test. In this test, we loop a...

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):44 / 46
Battery life (max):7 / 8.25 / 8.5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3

Brand-specific features

HP front camera:HP Webcam
HP segment:Business

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

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

Design

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

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:35.6
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:2K Ultra HD / Full HD / HD / QHD+ / Quad HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:SVA
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:N / No / Not available
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:720 / 800
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon R6 / AMD Radeon R7
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R6 / AMD Radeon R7

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard:Y / Yes
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2133
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GSM
3G:N / No / Yes
3G standards:CDMA, EVDO, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA
4G:N / No / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / No
SIM card support:Y / Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 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 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac
WWAN:N / No / Yes

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 4570
Non-operating shock:240
Non-operating vibration:3.5
Operating altitude:0 - 3050
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating shock:40
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating vibration:1.043
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

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

Other features

Audio system:FHD

Packaging Content

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

Packaging Data

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

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:N / Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Y / Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N / No
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:N / No / Y / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
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 voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:45
Power auto-sensing:Y / Yes

Processor

Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:2133
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3 / 3.2 / 3.4
Processor cache:2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2
Processor Cores:4 / 6
Processor family:AMD A
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.8 / 2.1
Processor lithography:28
Processor Model:A10 PRO-8700B / A10-8700B / A10-8700P / A12 PRO-8800B / A8 PRO-8600B / A8-8600P
Processor Socket:Socket FP4
Processor threads:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:N / No
Execute Disable Bit:N / No
Idle States:N / No
Intel 64:N / No
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Advanced Vector Extensions:N / No
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:N / No
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No
Intel FDI Technology:N / No
Intel Flex Memory Access:N / No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Boost:N / No
Intel HD Graphics:N / No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel I/O Acceleration Technology:N / No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel Instruction Replay Technology:N / No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Power Management Technology:N / No
Intel Pro Wireless Display (Pro WiDi) Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel QuickAssist Technology:N / No
Intel QuickPath Interconnect:N / No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel RealSense 3D Camera: No
Intel RealSense Snapshot: No
Intel RealSense Technology: No
Intel Secure Boot:N / No
Intel Secure Key: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N / No
Intel Smart Idle Technology:N / No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Smart Sound Technology: No
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):N / No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Unite installed:N / No
Intel Unite supported: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):N / No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel Wireless-AC Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:N / No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No
Intel® Insider™:N / No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® OS Guard:N / No
Intel® Pro Wireless Display (Intel® Pro WiDi):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:N / No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:N / No
Intel® RealSense Technology:N / No
Intel® Secure Key:N / No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:N / No
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No
Intel® Smart Sound Technology:N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® Unite™:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No
Intel® Wireless-AC Technology:N / No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
OS Guard: No
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:N / No
Thunderbolt 3 Technology: No
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology:N / No
True Key: No
True Key™:N / No
UART:N / No

Security

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

Software

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

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
HDD Capacity:1000 / 500
HDD interface:SATA / SATA III
HDD Size:2.5
HDD Speed:5400 / 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:M.2, SATA / PCI Express / SATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA
SSD capacity:128 / 256 / 512
SSD form factor:M.2
SSD interface:M.2,Serial ATA / Serial ATA
Storage Media:HDD / SSD
Total HDDs capacity:1000 / 500
Total SSDs capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 500 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.7 / 237
Height :1.89 / 18.9 / 2.1
Weight:1.48 / 1.54 / 1.61 / 1.7
Width:33.8 / 33.9 / 338