HP 850 G5 Overview
Designed with modern professionals in mind, the 15.6″ EliteBook 850 G5 Notebook from HP is secure, manageable, and offers powerful collaboration tools, allowing users to be productive whether they are at the office or on-the-go. This system is powered by a 1.9 GHz Intel Core i7-8650U Quad-Core processor which allows you to run multiple applications simultaneously. If you need more power, the system can be overclocked to 4.2 GHz using Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. The 16GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM, which comes in a 2 x 8GB configuration, helps to ensure smooth multitasking and also allows the computer to quickly access frequently used files and programs. If you need more RAM, this system accepts up to 32GB, using one 16GB module in each of the 260-pin SO-DIMM slots.
The 15.6″ UWVA Anti-Glare IPS display features a Full HD 1920 x 1080 native resolution that is equipped with LED-backlighting, a 16:9 aspect ratio, 400 cd/m2 brightness, a 600:1 typical contrast ratio, a refresh rate of 60 Hz, and viewing angles of 85/85/85/85°. Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 delivers a sharp, clear picture, and you’ll be able to output video to an external display at resolutions up to 4K @ 24 Hz using the HDMI 1.4b output.
For long-term storage of your files, a 512GB Opal 2 SED NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD offers quick access to your data. If you want to add external storage drives or other peripherals, the EliteBook 850 G5 features one 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 port and two 5 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, one of which doubles as a charging port, and a docking connector. Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11ac Wi-Fi are also built-in for wired and wireless networking and Bluetooth 4.2 technology will allow you to connect additional compatible peripherals. Other integrated features include a 720p IR webcam, multi-array microphones, and stereo speakers with Bang & Olufsen HD audio.
The EliteBook 850 G5 Notebook includes a 65W Smart AC adapter and an HP 3-cell / 56Wh lithium-ion polymer long-life battery that supports fast charging of up to 50% in 30 minutes and lasts for up to 14.25 hours before recharging is required. The installed operating system is Windows 10 Pro (64-bit) and also included is recovery media.
- Thunderbolt 3
- Thunderbolt 3 is a hardware interface that utilizes the reversible USB Type-C connector. Doubling the speed of its predecessor, Thunderbolt 3 features a maximum throughput of 40 Gb/s when used with compatible devices. The connector also transmits data via USB 3.1 at up to 10 Gb/s, and dual-bandwidth DisplayPort 1.2 allows you to connect up to two 4K displays simultaneously. Additionally, you can daisy chain up to six devices from a single Thunderbolt 3 port.
- 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A Ports
- The system features two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports that will allow you to connect peripherals such as hard drives, printers, and memory card readers. At 5 Gb/s, USB 3.1 Gen 1 transfers data up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0, which operates at 480 Mb/s. USB 3.1 Gen 1’s high-speed transfer rate helps to significantly reduce data transfer times, meaning you spend less time waiting and more time focusing on the task at hand. One of the USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports also doubles as a fast charging port. USB 3.1 Gen 1 and USB 3.0 are synonymous.
- Display Support
- Using the HP Ultraslim Dock, two independent displays are supported at resolutions of up to 2.5K @ 60 Hz. The HP Thunderbolt Dock G2 supports two independent displays at resolutions of up to 4K @ 60 Hz using DisplayPort and Thunderbolt outputs.
- Gigabit Ethernet & Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
- The system uses a Gigabit Ethernet controller for internet access when connected to a router, modem, or network switch. It also features dual-band Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) so that users may access network connectivity using wireless technology.
- Bluetooth 4.2
- Additional compatible peripherals, such as mice, keyboards, headsets, and more may be paired using Bluetooth 4.2 technology.
- NFC (Near Field Communication)
- NFC is a set of communication protocols that enable two electronic devices, one of which is usually a portable device, such as a smartphone, to establish communication by bringing them within 1.6″ of each other. NFC devices are used in contactless payment systems, similar to those used in credit cards and electronic ticket smartcards, and allow mobile payment to replace/supplement these systems. NFC is used for social networking, for sharing contacts, photos, videos, or files. NFC-enabled devices can act as electronic identity documents and keycards. NFC offers a low-speed connection with simple setup that can be used to bootstrap more capable wireless connections.
- Start Menu
- After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8’s Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
- Microsoft’s digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Notebook, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.
- Microsoft Edge
- After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
- Windows Store
- For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
- Windows Continuum
- Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it’s not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
- Xbox on Windows 10
- Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.
- Windows 10 Pro
- The Pro version of Windows 10 includes all of the features of Windows 10 Home plus many designed specifically for businesses users, including Hyper-V virtualization, BitLocker disk encryption, and remote desktop access. Devices will also be able to join domains and the Azure Active Directory, and they can even access a specialized version of the Windows Store featuring custom, company-specific applications.