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HP EliteBook 850 G4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of HP EliteBook 850 G4. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the battery and usability. The reliability and performance are also mentioned favorably. The screen and price get mixed reviews.

portability, performance, reliability, usability, battery

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 92/100 = 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

Expert review by: Benjamin Herzig ( )

Breve análisis del HP EliteBook 850 G4 (Core i5, Full HD)


Una tradición muy cerrada. HP nos envía sus EliteBooks actualizados para ganarse el corazón de los usuarios de negocios y de los encargados de las compras de grandes corporaciones. Nuestro extenso análisis va a revelar si el EliteBook G4 lo ha...

Carcasa solida y de alta calidad ; Dispositivos de entrada satisfactorios ; No se calienta ni hace ruido ; Gestión de energía eficiente y buena duración de batería ; 3 años de garantía ; Buen rendimiento

Panel TN con parpadeo TN ; No tiene Thunderbolt 3 ; El mantenimento es complicado ; Es caro

En resumen el EliteBook 850 G4 resulta bastante frustrante. Aunque HP ha pulsado las teclas adecuadas con este dispositivo, al final resulta decepcionante. La carcasa está muy bien fabricada y es robusta, los dispositivos de entrada son buenos (aunque...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Benjamin Herzig (

Breve Análise do Portátil HP EliteBook 850 G4 (Core i5, Full HD)


Uma tradição de ângulos pobres. A HP enviou seus EliteBooks atualizados para a luta pela afecção dos usuários empresarial e os corações e mentes de gerentes de compras de grandes empresas. Nossa extensa análise revelará se eles conseguem ganhar com o...

Carcaça resistente e de alta qualidade ; Bons dispositivos de entrada ; Muito frio e silencioso ; Energeticamente eficiente e com longas durações da bateria ; Três anos de garantia ; Bom desempenho

Painel TN inaceitável com PWM-flickering ; Sem Thunderbolt 3 ; Manutenção difícil ; Comparativamente caro

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),...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Benjamin Herzig (

Recensione breve del Portatile HP EliteBook 850 G4 (Core i5, Full HD)


La tradizione degli angoli limitati. HP ha mandato in prima linea i suoi EliteBooks aggiornati per combattere alla conquista dei clienti business ed anche per conquistare cuore e testa dei responsabili acquisti delle aziende. recensione sta per...

case robusto high-quality ; dispositivi di input buoni ; molto fresco e silenzioso ; energeticamente efficiente e buona autonomia ; tre anni di garanzia ; decenti performance

inaccettabile pannello TN con PWM-flickering ; manca la Thunderbolt 3 ; manutenzione complicata ; relativamente costoso

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

Expert review by: Benjamin Herzig (

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


Een traditie van slecht perspectief. HP stuurt zijn vernieuwde EliteBooks om zakelijke gebruikers en aankoopmanagers van grote bedrijven te paaien. Onze testrapport zal onthulllen of zij overtuigd zullen worden door de EliteBook G4 of dat HP wederom...

stevige behuizing van hoge kwaliteit ; algemeen goedwerkende invoerapparaten ; erg koel en stil ; energiezuinig en lange batterijlevensduur ; drie jaar garantie ; fatsoenlijk prestaties

onacceptabel TN-paneel met PWM-flikkeringen ; geen Thunderbolt 3 ; moeizaam onderhoud ; relatief duur

Dit is de verkorte versie van het originele artikel. Het volledige, Engelse testrapport vind je hier. HP kruist alle checkboxen aan... behalve één: het TN-paneel van de EliteBook 850 G4 ruïneert de anders erg goede indruk.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Benjamin Herzig (

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


Tradition der schlechten Blickwinkel. HP schickt seine aktualisierten Elitebooks in den Kampf um die Business-Krone bzw. die Herzen der Einkäufer großer Firmen. Ob die mit dem Elitebook 850 G4 gewonnen werden können, oder ob HP vielleicht doch an einer...

wertiges und stabiles Gehäuse ; weitestgehend gelungene Eingabegeräte ; sehr kühl & leise ; effizient & lange Akkulaufzeit ; 3 Jahre Garantie ; gute Leistung

inakzeptables TN-Display mit PWM ; kein Thunderbolt 3 ; Wartung aufwendig ; relativ teuer

Das Fazit zum Elitebook 850 G4 zu verfassen, ist eine etwas frustrierende Aufgabe, denn HP macht einfach so viel richtig bei diesem Gerät, das am Ende dennoch enttäuscht. Das Gehäuse ist hochwertig und stabil, die Eingabegeräte sind gut (wenn auch...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Benjamin Herzig (

Courte critique du PC portable HP EliteBook 850 G4 (Core i5, Full HD)


Une tradition d'écran médiocres. HP nous a envoyé ses nouveaux PC EliteBook destinés à conquérir le cœur des utilisateurs professionnels. Notre test approfondi révélera si ce EliteBook 850 G4 est une réussite ou si une fois encore, HP a fait des...

châssis rigide d'excellente qualité ; bons périphériques d'entrée ; chauffe et nuisances sonores maîtrisées ; autonomie excellente ; garantie de 3 ans ; performances correctes

écran TN très médiocre sujet au scintillement PWM ; pas de port Thunderbolt 3 ; maintenance compliquée ; relativement cher

Le constat global du EliteBook 850 G4 est plutôt frustrant. Même si HP fournit de bonnes caractéristiques sur tous les aspects, ce PC finit malgré tout par décevoir au final. Le châssis bénéficie d'une bonne robustesse et d'une excellente qualité de...

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: satisfied42 (

great system


I was looking for a very specific system, which this met. Not sure if I'm reviewing the general system, or the specific prebuilt model I got. I got 16G, Intel 7i, 500 SSD, etc. Very fast, dependable so far. Thin & lightweight. Backlit keyboard glows...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: DaMoHouston (

I really love this computer; it is very fast!


I purposely moved down from an ultra-large laptop to this one, which is a couple of inches smaller along the diagonal. Although I can see that it is smaller, it doesn't feel like it. This one is about five times as fast and is uber generous in its...

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: NewPCneedsRepairs (

Had to return for repairs........


I can't really give a full review as the monitor died after about a week of usage. In the process of returning and getting repair. Frustrated that my new laptop (not cheap!!) having to be repaired and having a repaired laptop as well. We'll...

Apr, 2017

Product Specifications


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


Battery capacity (Watt hours):51
Battery life (max):14.15 / 14.3 / 14.7 / 14.75
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3


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


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


Colour of product:Black, Silver / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Magnesium
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Product Type:Notebook


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.8 / 35.6 / 39.6
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
Panel Type:IPS / SVA
Touchscreen:N / Y


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
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:Swiss
Keyboard layout:QWERTZ
Number of pointing stick buttons:2
Number of touchpad buttons:2
Numeric keypad:N / Y
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Pointing Stick / Trackpad
Spill resistant keyboard:Y
Windows keys:Y


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


3G:N / Y
3G standards:HSPA+
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth version:4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / Y
SIM card support: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 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / 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 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Other features

LAN controller model:Intel I219-V
Number of WLAN antennas:2
Warranty note:Standard warranty - 3 years bring-in, battery warranty - 3 years bring-in
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Stylus pen:N
Warranty card:Y


Ambient light sensor:Y
Electronic compass:N
GPS (satellite):N
Proximity sensor:N

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:Y
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N
SmartCard slot:Y
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 frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45 / 65
Power auto-sensing:Y


Bus type:OPI
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 / 1x2,1x4,2x2,2x1,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.10 / 3.5 / 3.50 / 3.9
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.5 / 2.50 / 2.60 / 2.7 / 2.70 / 2.8
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7200U / i5-7300U / i7-7500U / i7-7600U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-7600 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1356
Processor threads:4
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
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
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Processor ARK ID:95443 / 95451 / 97466 / 97472
Processor code:SR2ZU / SR2ZV / SR33Z / SR340
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


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


Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / WINDOWS 10 PRO
Pre-installed software:Create Recovery Media with Windows tool


Card reader integrated:N / Y
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express / Serial ATA
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:HDD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 500 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:237 / 257.7 / 258
Height :18.9 / 19.4 / 20.8
Height (front):1.9
Height (rear):2.1
Power adapter weight:280
Weight:1.84 / 1.85
Width:338 / 383.6 / 384