HP EliteBook 850 G6 - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 2000GB SSD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 See photo
RAM
up to 64GB
OS
Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Home, Windows OS
Dimensions
370 x 251 x 18 mm (14.57" x 9.88" x 0.71")
Weight
1.78 kg (3.9 lbs)
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-C 2.0, Thunderbolt 3
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • HDMI 1.4b
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm combo
  • Docking Connector
  • SIM Card Slot
  • Smart Card Reader (Optional)
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard optional
  • Microphone Integrated 3 Multi Array Microphone
  • Speakers 2 Speakers, Bang & Olufsen
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

All HP EliteBook 850 G6 configurations

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Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, 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 (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“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.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

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.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

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.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

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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CPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the HP EliteBook 850 G6 series.

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)

GPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the HP EliteBook 850 G6 series.

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

 

HP EliteBook 850 G6 in-depth review

While some manufacturers are introducing big redesigns on their premium business notebook series, HP is only doing a minor refresh. What does that include? Well, they have included the Whiskey Lake CPU line-up from last year over the Kaby Lake R, which honestly is the slightest of updates. However, the device can now be paired with an AMD Radeon RX 550 and is fitted with up to a 4K IPS display for those, who really need the extra sharpness. Other than that, the design is ultimately unchanged[...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • Very comfortable to use input devices
  • Backlit keyboard with spill resistance
  • Great battery life
  • High-level security features
  • Thunderbolt support
  • Optional LTE card
  • Optional IR face recognition and fingerprint reader
  • M.2 slot supports both SATA and PCIe x4
  • Good contrast ratio and viewing angles (AUO B156HAN02.1 (AUO21ED))
  • The display doesn't use PWM to adjust brightness levels (AUO B156HAN02.1 (AUO21ED))
  • Stylish and rigid body

Cons

  • No SD card reader
  • Only a minor refresh to its predecessor
  • Covers only 52% of sRGB (AUO B156HAN02.1 (AUO21ED))

Inside HP EliteBook 850 G6 - disassembly and upgrade options

 

 

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