A third-generation model in the EliteBook 820 series, the HP EliteBook 820 G3 is a compact business notebook. It sports a 12.5-inch display and offers powerful Intel processors, DDR4 RAM and also solid state drive storage.
Where to Buy HP EliteBook 820 G3
HP EliteBook 820 G3 Key Features and Specs
- 6th Gen Intel Core i7, Core i5 Processor
- Intel HD Graphics 520
- Windows 10 Pro or Windows 7 Professional
- 12.5-inch LED Display (Touch or Non-Touch)
- 4GB, 8GB, 16GB RAM (up to 16GB RAM in two slots)
- 500GB HDD, 1TB HDD, up to 512GB SDD, Hybrid options
- Optional Built-in Broadband (4G LTE or 3G HSPA+)
- Up to 12 hours, 30 minutes Battery Life
Build and Screen
It is easy to conclude that this laptop is one for mobile professional going by its portable build. The HP EliteBook 820 G3 has a slim lid with silver finish and the base features magnesium alloy for durability. The 12.5-incher has a starting weight of just 1.28 kg. It comes with a spill-resistant, chiclet-style keyboard with backlight.
Its anti-glare display has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels on the base model. The HP EliteBook 820 G3 is also available with Full HD screen if you are willing to pay something extra. There are also optional touch screens.
You may also be interested in the HP EliteBook 820 G4
Power and Performance
Information available on HP’s website reveals the EliteBook 820 G3 comes with an Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor. Standard system memory is 4 GB, but the notebook can accept up to 32 GB.
You can expect impressive responsiveness given this is DDR4 RAM. This is not a machine for gaming as the HP EliteBook 820 G3 offers only integrated Intel HD Graphics 520. You have opportunity to enhance overall performance and responsiveness, though, with the use of solid state drives. Tests show the battery can deliver up to eight hours or more of use on a single charge.
Other Specs and Features
You can run either Windows 10 or Windows 7 operating system on the HP EliteBook 820 G3. In terms of wireless connectivity, the HP EliteBook 820 G3 offers dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.2.
The port options are respectable for a 12.5-inch laptop. These include three USB ports (one USB Type-C), an Ethernet port, a VGA port, and a DisplayPort. There is also a Smart Card reader. Also among the security features available on the HP EliteBook 820 G3 are Trusted Platform Module (TPM), Kensington lock, and a fingerprint scanner.
Pricing and availability
HP EliteBook 820 G3 laptops are not yet available in Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana. Price starts at around $1,179 in the United States. The HP EliteBook 820 G3 price in Nigeria is expected to start at around 450,000 Naira, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.
Price in Ghana is expected to start at around GH₵ 7,150. HP EliteBook 1040 G3 price in Kenya starts at 149,999 KSh.
HP EliteBook 820 G3 Specs
Here are a few specs of the HP EliteBook 820 G3 Notebook:
- OS: Windows 10, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, FreeDOS 2.0
- Processor: 6th Gen Intel Core i5, Core i7 Processor
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics 520
- Memory: 4GB RAM, 8GB RAM, 16GB RAM (up to 16GB)
- Colours: Silver
- Dimension: 31 x 21.89 x 1.89 cm (non-touch); 31 x 21.89 x 2.02 cm (touch)
- Weight: Starting at 1.26 kg (non-touch); Starting at 1.38 kg (touch)
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 12.5-inch back-lit LED Display, 1920 x 1080 (Touch and Non-Touch options) or 1366 x 768 pixels, optional anti-glare
- Keyboard: Full-sized Spill Resistant Keyboard (Optional Back-lit)
- Pointing Device: Glass TouchPad
- Built-in Storage: 500GB HDD (7200 rpm), 1TB HDD (5400 rpm), up to 512GB SDD
- Optical Storage: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, 720p HD Webcam (Optional)
- USB Ports: Yes, 2 x USB 3.0 ports (1 charging port) and 1 x USB Type C Port
- DisplayPort: Yes, 1 port
- VGA: Yes
- Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes
- SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot
- Mic/Headphone: Yes (Dual Microphone Array)
- NFC: Yes (Optional)
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-Band, Miracast
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.2
- Docking Connector: Yes
- Broadband: Yes, 3G HSPA+ / 4G LTE (optional)
- Audio by Bang & Olufsen
- Two Integrated Stereo Speakers
- Fingerprint Reader
- Integrated smart card reader (active)
- Battery: HP Long Life 6-cell, 45.6 WH Li-ion Battery
- Use Time: up to 12 hours, 30 minutes (depends on configuration)