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HP EliteBook 850 G3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of HP EliteBook 850 G3. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the battery and image quality. The connectivity and design are also appreciated. Many are negative about the price and screen.

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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 850 G3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

HP EliteBook 850 G3 Notebook Review

 

Unsatisfactory screen. HP again delivers a decent, upper-range business laptop with its new EliteBook 850 G3. Unfortunately, the company has made a big mistake with the choice of the installed screen, which ruins the otherwise good impression that the...

matte screen ; Full HD resolution ; low temperature development ; always runs quietly ; fast SSD ; good battery life ; LTE modem ; 3-year warranty

viewing angle dependent screen ; low-contrast screen ; no maintenance hatch

HP again packs the technology of its new EliteBook 850 G3 in a high-quality metal casing. The device looks more elegant than its predecessor thanks to its slimmer appearance. However, the diet has its price: The maintenance hatch has been axed, making...

Apr, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:B&O PLAY / Bang & Olufsen / DTS Studio Sound
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):46 / 50 / 51 / 65
Battery life (max):12 / 12.5
Battery technology:Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePo4) / Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3

Brand-specific features

HP 3D DriveGuard:Y
HP Audio Boost:Y
HP ePrint:Y
HP front camera:HP Webcam
HP Recovery Manager:Y
HP segment:Business
HP Software provided:HP BIOSphere with HP Sure Start, HP Client Security, / HP BIOSphere, HP Sure Start with Dynamic Protection, HP Client Security, HP Image Assistant, HP SoftPaq Download Manager, HP Noise Reduction Software / HP Client Security / HP ePrint Driver+JetAdvantage, HP Hotkey Support, HP Noise Cancellation, HP Workwise, HP Velocity / HP Noise Reduction, HP BIOSphere, HP Sure Start with Dynamic Protection, HP Client Security, HP Image Assistant, HP SoftPaq Download Manager / HP Noise Reduction, HP Clear Sound Amp, HP BIOSphere with HP Sure Start, HP Client Security, HP Clear Sound Amp, HP BIOSphere, HP Sure Start with Dynamic Protecon, HP Client Security,ti HP Image Assistant, HP SoftPaq Download Manager, HP Connection Manager / HP Noise Reduction, HP Clear Sound Amp, HP BIOSphere, HP Sure Start with Dynamic Protection, HP Client Security, HP Image Assistant, HP SoftPaq Download Manager
HP Support Assistant:Y

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 1360 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

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

Design

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

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD / HD / HD Ready
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:SVA
Touchscreen:N / No / Y

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R7 M365X / N / No / Not available
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 32
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1.05 / 1000 / 1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 0xA16 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter memory:32
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 520 / Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DVI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

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

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2133
Memory form factor:On-board + SO-DIMM / SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GSM
3G:N / No / Y / Yes
3G standards:CDMA, EVDO, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA / HSPA+
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth:N / No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2 / 4.2 LE
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card support:Y / Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:N / No / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 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 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / 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 / No / Not supported
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
WWAN:N / Y / 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

LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:Bang & Olufsen / DTS Studio Sound

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:Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1
Micro-USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
Microphone in:N / No
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:N / No / Y / Yes
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge: 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
AC adapter power:45 / 65
Power auto-sensing:Y / Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI2 / OPI / QPI
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600 / 1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L, DDR4-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:ATI Radeon Xpress 1100 / Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2, 1x4, 2x2, 2x1, 4x1 / 1x4, 2x4 / 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.8 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.4 / 3.50
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache
Processor codename:Haswell / Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.70
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Model:I5-4200U / I5-6200U / I5-6300U / I7-6500U / I7-6600U / i7-7500U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6500 series / Intel Core i7-6600 Mobile series / Intel® Core™ i5-6300 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA1168 / BGA1356 / LGA 1356 (Socket B2) / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C0 / D1 / H0
System bus rate:4 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 25
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No
Intel FDI Technology:N / No
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / 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):N / No / 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):No / Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:N / No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75459 / 88190 / 88192 / 88193 / 88194 / 95451 / I5-6200U / I5-6300U / I7-6500U
Processor code:SR170 / SR2EY / SR2EZ / SR2F0 / SR2F1 / SR2ZV
Processor package size:40 / 42 / 42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

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

Software

Drivers included:Y / Yes
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 / Windows 8 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 / Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA
SSD capacity:128 / 256 / 512
SSD form factor:M.2 / mSATA
SSD interface:M.2,Serial ATA / PCI Express / Serial ATA
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total HDDs capacity:1000 / 500
Total SSDs capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 1512 / 256 / 500 / 512 / 756

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:19.4 / 25.3 / 25.4 / 25.8 / 257.7
Height :1.94 / 188 / 19.4 / 2.08 / 2.14 / 20.8
Height (front):2.14
Weight:1.8 / 1.84 / 1.86 / 1.88 / 2.06 / 383.3
Width:25.8 / 257.7 / 37.5 / 38.3 / 383.3 / 383.6