HP EliteBook 830 G9 – Top 5 Pros and Cons
What HP does great is offer its business notebooks in all sizes, starting from the very portable 13-inch all the way to 16-inch and 17-inch laptops. Today we have a little premium machine, the EliteBook 830 G9.
While small, it still brings well-performing hardware, thanks to Intel and their 12th Gen U-series CPUs. You also get a 16:10 display, which even at a more modest 13.3 inches will allow you to tackle heavy work.
Today we’re presenting you with LaptopMedia’s top 5 picks about the HP EliteBook 830 G9.
HP EliteBook 830 G9
- Intel Core i5-1245U
- Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (80EU)
- 16GB RAM
- 256GB SSD
4 reasons to BUY the HP EliteBook 830 G9
1. Design and build quality
The small form factor paired with an aluminum unibody results in a pretty rigid laptop. It comes with a weight of only 1.27 kg and has a profile of 19.3 mm. The design contributes to the laptop feeling even thinner, as its got rounded edges. Branding is kept simple, as the lid carries the more modern HP logo. The lid opens easily with one hand, showing off the base and the thin bezels. The top one houses an HD webcam and an IR face recognition sensor.
2. Input devices
For the base, we have a pretty amazing keyboard, which takes as much key travel as possible out of the 19.3 mm profile. The feedback is also clicky and consistent, so typing feels great. HP also adds a backlight, so you can work and type even during the night, while the spill resistance is a blessing for the clumsier consumers. We can’t skip commenting on the touchpad, which has a glass surface. It’s super smooth. Our only issue with it is the clicking mechanism, which becomes harder to click the higher you go along the pad.
3. Display quality
The Full HD+ IPS panel of the EliteBook gives you everything you need for all types of work. It gets, bright enough, maxing out at 473 nits, while having a very high contrast ratio, at 1760:1, which ensures deeper and darker blacks. For the inner artist in all of us or just the people who appreciate good colors, the display covers 100% of the sRGB color gamut.
Calibrating the panel with our Design and Gaming profile massively improves the accuracy. From a dE value of 4.9 with the factory settings, we get a dE value of 1.5 once we apply our profile. Here are the results of the test with the stock settings (left) and with our profile applied (right).
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Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.
Design and Gaming
This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.
Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.
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4. Battery life
The EliteBook offers a 51.3Wh battery pack that lasts for 13 hours and 20 minutes of web browsing and 10 hours and 45 minutes of video playback. Now, we conduct the battery tests with the Windows Better performance setting turned on, screen brightness adjusted to 120 nits, and all other programs turned off except for the one we are testing the notebook with.
1 reason NOT to buy the HP EliteBook 830 G9
While all of the 16GB of DDR5 memory is soldered to the board, you can still access the storage, thanks to a single M.2 slot for Gen 4 SSDs.
Here is our teardown video, which shows how to upgrade or disassemble the EliteBook 830 G9.