It is a fact that every business user doesn’t require a super thin and super light laptop. Moreover hybrid, convertible, 2-in-1 option of using as tablet and notebook is rare among the users’ desires. In the opinion of HP, the users require a powerful, slim, and sturdy laptop. Such laptop can go to the extent of shrugging off fingerprints, keep going all day long, and stand up to the rigors of the road.
HP EliteBook 820 G1 promises so much. Its size is 12.6 inches with functional grey and black that is crammed with security features and ports. It has got plenty of options for absolutely everything from SSD storage and backlit keyboard to 4G and a smartcard slot. It is also quite tough that you shouldn’t be worried about it getting damaged. It has military specifications that mean it won’t get damaged if fallen from roof or some kind of hot drink is spilled over the keyboard.
However, it’s not so much clever a Fujitu LifeBook E743 with the company swapping module built in it in LED projector or Blu-ray player. EliteBook 820 is more or less a simple laptop. It is also well up to date as compared to the Lenovo Thinkpad S431 Touch or the Lifebook. We have got a slim laptop with the smallest battery, apart from its unibody magnesium alloy chassis (however, it doesn’t possess the touch screen option as was present in Thinkpad.
HP EliteBook 820 is attracted the same number of business users as Dell XPS 13 (both with Haswell) and Toshiba Portege Z30. However, it comes over the two USB ports of the Dell that is being offered hands down. It is also more portable than larger laptops owing to its small screen. The portege Z30 has the closest specs to the HP EliteBook 820 but with the screen size of 13.3 inches. However, the Toshiba’ experience in terms of ultraportables dictate that the portege Z30 weighs slightly less than the EliteBook 820. It depends upon which options you choose.
The whole base clips off for easy maintenance and up gradation of the peripherals.
It has plenty of ports negating the point f view that slim and smart laptops compromise the ports in them.
You can choose from a multitude of storage options such as fast SSD or some kind of conventional 1 T B hard drive. The Wi-Fi adapter supports a, b, g, and n. However, you can choose between 802.11 ac and module of 4G instead. The track pad is quite convenient to use.
- Up to 12 hours supported battery lifetime
- Reasonable battery time with Wi-Fi on for using internet with full brightness of the screen
- The charging is quite efficient as it charges the quarter percentage very fast
- Intel graphic subsystem to speed up pages
- Great business performance with high screen resolution and graphics testing.
It is definitely not the cheapest model available in the market. Yet it is great for using if you require a powerful and smart laptop with some latest style features.