HP EliteBook 865 G10 review – All-Metal Business Powerhouse with Quiet Performance

The EliteBook 865 G10 is another business notebook by HP. The manufacturer states that this device is a good choice for hybrid employees who work partially in the office and partially from home (remotely). This is possible because the laptop is light for a 16-incher. In addition, you can choose between two battery capacities, the bigger one is definitely for the ones who are often on the go. In this case, the optional LTE or 5G connectivity can be a dealbreaker for some when there isn’t a stable Wi-Fi connection during travel.

The power department looks good. You get snappy AMD Zen 4 Phoenix-U or Phoenix-HS processor options. If you need additional security features, you can get a PRO CPU which offers that. The most powerful chip for the series is the Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS. So, you can transform this machine into a portable powerhouse for business tasks, if you get a laptop with such a powerful 8-core processor. No dGPUs here but the integrated graphics cards are quite punchy (especially the AMD Radeon 780M) when they are complemented by dual-channel memory.

Interestingly, all display variants are 1200p units. On the bright side, there is no sign of TN screens which is good. One of the panels is a touch model and the top dog supports the HP Sure View Reflect function which can be handy in an office environment. The screen will become tinted when viewing from the sides (with a press of a button) and your precious on-screen info will be safe.

We can hint that the upgradability is decent and the I/O is very good thanks to the two USB4 ports and the HDMI 2.1. There is also an optional Smartcard reader. By the way, some of the useful goodies are optional like the IR Web camera, the fingerprint reader, and the keyboard backlight. The base security seems okay – a Nano security lock slot, a privacy shutter, a self-healing BIOS, and a dTPM 2.o chip.

You can check the prices and configurations in our Specs System: https://laptopmedia.com/series/hp-elitebook-865-g10/


Specs, Drivers, What’s in the box

HP EliteBook 865 G10 - Specs

  • Color accuracy  6.5  4.0
  • up to 2000GB SSD
  • RAM
  • up to 64GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Pro, Windows 11 Home
  • Battery
  • 76Wh, 4-cell, 76Wh, 6-cell, 51Wh, 3-cell
  • Body material
  • Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 358.64 x 250.95 x 19.22 mm (14.12" x 9.88" x 0.76")
  • Weight
  • 1.74 kg (3.8 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 2x USB Type-C
  • 4.0, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 2.0
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.3
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • optional
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • optional
  • Microphone
  • Dual Microphone Array
  • Speakers
  • 2x Stereo Speakers, Bang & Olufsen
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Nano Lock


All drivers and utilities for this notebook can be found here: https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/hp-elitebook-860-16-inch-g10-notebook-pc/2101555139

What’s in the box?

Inside the box, we found a 65W Type-C charger and a bit of paperwork. Some notebooks are bundled with a 100W USB Type-C power adapter plus a 10W USB Type-A port, for charging smaller devices like phones or tablets.

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