• CPU: Intel Core i7-8550U
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 540 (2GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 512GB SSD
  • RAM: 16 GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
  • Weight: 1.78 kg (3.9 lbs)


  • Very good input devices
  • High contrast screen with comfortable viewing angles
  • Easy to get inside and upgrade
  • PWM-free across all brightness levels
  • Supports super fast NVMe storage
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Swift and seamless to work with
  • Good battery life


  • Core i7-8550U underperforms in raw benchmarks
  • A bit pricey
  • GPU throttles heavily
  • Gets warm on the surface under heavy load
  • Mediocre color range

HP EliteBook 850 G5 - Specs

CPU Performance #105
  • Intel Core i7-8650U 3.2%
  • Intel Core i7-8550U
  • Intel Core i5-8250U 3.8%
GPU Performance #160
  • AMD Radeon RX 540 (4GB GDDR5) 0.6%
  • AMD Radeon Vega 9 0.7%
  • AMD Radeon RX 540 (2GB GDDR5)
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (R4000/5000, 15W) 1.5%
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000, 15W) 0.4%
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX130 (2GB GDDR5) 0.1%
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
AUO B156HAN02.3
Color accuracy 6.0 -> 3.5
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe M.2 slot See photo
16 GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
Windows 10 Home
56Wh, 3-cell
Body Material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
370 x 252 x 18.3 mm (14.57" x 9.92" x 0.72")
1.78 kg (3.9 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • HDMI 1.4b
  • Card Reader
  • Ethernet LAN Gigabit Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2x2)
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Audio jack combo audio / microphone jack
  • Smart card reader
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD 720p
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone 3 multi array microphone
  • Speakers Bang & Olufsen stereo speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Spill-resistant keyboard with drain
  • Ambient light sensor


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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name AUO B156HAN02.3
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 232 cd/m2
sRGB 54%%
PWM frequency No PWM (Flicker-Free)
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 1200:1
dE Color Checker 6.0 3.5
PWM Rating 10.0: (safe)
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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-8550U

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Performance: AMD Radeon RX 540 (2GB GDDR5)

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