• CPU: AMD A10-9600P
  • GPU: AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
  • Storage: 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4
  • Weight: 1.84 kg (4.1 lbs)

Pros

  • Decent build
  • Thin and light
  • Excellent input devices
  • The screen doesn't use PWM above 100 cd/m2 (30%)
  • Extra long battery life

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Uses a TN panel instead of at least budget IPS display
  • Lacks that "premium feel"
  • The GPU reaches high temperatures and results in overheating during extended workload

HP EliteBook 850 G4 - Specs

CPU Performance #140
  • Intel Pentium Gold 5405U 0.1%
  • AMD A12-9700P 0.1%
  • AMD A10-9600P
  • Intel Core i5-4200U 0.3%
  • Intel Core i5-3317U 0.8%
GPU Performance #163
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620 0.1%
  • Intel Iris Graphics 540 0.2%
  • AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
  • AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
  • AMD Radeon R7 M265 (4GB DDR3) 0.1%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
panel 1
AUO AUO35ED
Color accuracy 9.0 -> 1.7
HDD/SSD
1TB HDD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (M key)
RAM
16GB DDR4
OS
Windows 10
Battery
3-cell
Body material
Aluminum, Magnesium
Dimensions
384 x 258 x 19 mm (15.12" x 10.16" x 0.75")
Weight
1.84 kg (4.1 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • DVI
  • Displayport full
  • Card reader SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN 10/100/1000
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2x2)
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm jack
  • DockingPort,
  • SIM-card slot,
  • SmartCard Reader
Features
  • Web camera
  • Microphone
  • Speakers 2x Bang & Olufsen
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, TN

Name AUO AUO35ED
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 354 cd/m2
sRGB 63%
PWM frequency 200 Hz
Panel Type TN
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 330:1
dE Color Checker 9.0 1.7
PWM Rating 10.0: (safe)
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Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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THealth-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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HP EliteBook 850 G4 in-depth review

Like in almost every market segment, the high-end business segment is oversaturated with plenty of options to choose from. HP's EliteBook series have always been there and remain as one of the first go-to options when looking for a business solution. However, today's standards have changed quite a lot and hard to keep up with the competition. While the EliteBook 850 G4 that we will be reviewing in this piece is seemingly an excellent business solution with plenty of advantages over some of i[...]

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