The HP EliteBook 850 G2 is a laptop for those interested in improving their productivity. The light weight of the machine means that you can afford to create everywhere you go, backed by a robust 5th generation Intel Core processor for awesome performance.
Build and Screen
Much like the original HP EliteBook 850, this business laptop shows off a sturdy build fitting for business users who desire their machines to be rugged. The casing of the HP EliteBook 850 G2 is made of an aluminium-magnesium alloy.
The laptop features a backlit keyboard, which is spill-resistant. It is a slim computer at a thickness of less than one inch and one model of it weighs less than two kilograms.
HP EliteBook 850 G2 sports a matte screen with a diagonal size of 15.6 inches. Screen resolutions are in 1366 x 768 pixels or 1920 x 1080 pixels. There is a touch variant for the Full HD (1080p) display.
The HP EliteBook 850 G2 is decked out with diverse 5th generation Intel Core processor options. The 64-bit processor on the machine is backed by standard DDR3L RAM of 4GB, with options of up to 16GB.
Graphics are handled by an integrated Intel HD Graphics 5500 and an optional AMD Radeon dedicated graphics card with 1GB of video RAM.
Being a business notebook, HP EliteBook 850 G2 is pre-installed with Windows 7 Professional operating system, but there is the usual option of having Windows 8 instead. You may as well opt for Ubuntu or FreeDOS 2.0.
There are different storage options such as SATA hard drive, SATA SED hard drive, SATA solid-state drive and M.2 PCIe solid-state drive, with capacity ranging from 120GB to 1TB.
HP EliteBook 850 G2 features DTS Studio Sound and stereo speakers. It comes with several port and connection options, including four USB 3.0 ports, one DisplayPort 1.2, one docking connector and one microphone combo jack.
It also has a multi-format card reader and an HD (720p) webcam on some models. Available security features include an active smart reader, a soldered-down TPM 1.2/2.0 and optional fingerprint scanner.
Pricing and availability
HP EliteBook 850 G2 Notebooks are not yet available in Nigeria. HP EliteBook 740 G2 price in Nigeria is expected to start at around N200,000, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.
HP EliteBook 850 G2 Specs
Here are a few specs of the HP EliteBook 850 G2 Notebook:
- OS: Windows 8.1 Pro for Education (Windows 7 Pro optional) or Ubuntu Linux
- Processor: 5th Gen Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 Processor
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics 5500
- Memory: 4GB, 8GB RAM, or 16GB, up to 16GB RAM
- Colours: Charcoal Black
- Dimension: –
- Weight: 1.83 kg (non-touch), 2.06 kg (Touch)
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 15.6-inch back-lit LED Display, 1366 x 768 pixels, 1080 x 1920 pixels (Touch or Non-Touch), anti-glare
- Keyboard: Spill Resistant Full-sized Keyboard (Optional Backlit feature)
- Pointing Device: Glass touchpad with on/off button, supports 2-way scroll, taps and gestures enabled by default, two-finger scrolling, two finger zoom (pinch)
- Built-in Storage: 256GB SDD or 500GB, 1TB hard drive
- Optical Storage: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, HD Webcam
- USB 3.0: Yes, 4 ports (including a charging port)
- USB 2.0: None
- HDMI: No
- DisplayPort: Yes, 1 Port
- VGA: Yes, 1 port
- Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes, 1 port
- SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 (optional)
- Mobile Broadband: Yes, 4G LTE/HSPA+ (optional)
- NFC: Yes (Optional)
- HP 3D Driveguard
- HP Recovery Manager
- Battery: 3-cell, 24 WHr or 3-cell, 50 WHr HP Long Life, Li-Po Battery
- Use Time: –
- Secondary Battery: –