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HP EliteBook 850 G2 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop i5-5300U 2.30GHz Processor 8GB RAM 256GB SSD Webcam Windows 10 Professional

HP EliteBook 850 G2 15.6
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[£416.63 ex VAT]
[£499.95 inc VAT]
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item # 431248W1
Condition: Refurbished / Grade A1
Warranty: 12 Months warranty
  • What It Does
  • Specifications
  • Our Specialist View

The HP EliteBook 850 G2 laptop is thin and light that allows users to be ultra-productive almost anywhere.
Work with confidence thanks to proven technologies, security, performance, and management features that will meet all your enterprise needs.
Key Features
  • 15.6" Backlit Full HD Touchscreen Display
  • Intel Core i5-5300U 2.30GHz Dual Core Processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • Webcam
  • Windows 10 Professional 64Bit
Portable powerhouse
Get the latest technology with Windows 10 and a 5th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 processor that yield impressive speed and performance. Power through your day with long battery life (from new, actual performance may be less) built with professionals in mind.
Equipped for productivity
Leave dongles behind with a Ethernet port, VGA port, and DisplayPort for key connections to all your devices. Stay connected.
Sleek, durable design
Never fear bumps and minor spills. The thin, light, and stylish HP EliteBook 850 endures HP’s Total Test Process and is designed to undergo MIL-STD 810G testing.
Solid security and manageability
All the features IT expects including an expanded security portfolio and manageability tools to fulfill the needs for your business.
Fast storage
Solid State storage (SSD) ensures optimum performance from your HP EliteBook. 
Crisp, clear view
Experience great visual performance with Intel HD discrete graphics.
Enjoy the intuitive control of Windows 10 and impressive clarity of the FHD touchscreen featuring tough Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3.
Effortless manageability
Enjoy easy integration with HP Touchpoint Manager, HP Client Management Solutions, and Intel® vPro™ technology.
Customised protection
HP BIOSphere keeps mission-critical data and systems protected with customisable security.

Processor - Innel Core i5-5300U 2.30GHz Dual Core (Max Turbo Frequency 2.90GHz)
Graphics - Intel HD 5500
Display - 15.6" SVA LED backlit FHD Touchscreen 
Display Resolution - 1920 x 1080
Hard Drive - 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
RAM - 8GB DDR3L SODIMM (2 Slots, Max 16GB) 
WiFi - Yes 
Bluetooth - Yes
LAN - Intel I218LM Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 NIC
Audio - HD Audio with DTS Studio Sound, Two intergrated stereo speakers 
Webcam - Yes, 720p HD
Optical Drive - No
Keyboard - UK Language
Operating System - Windows 10 Professional 64Bit 
Ports - USB 3.0 x 4 (1 x charging), DisplayPort x 1, VGA x 1, Headphone/Microphone combo x 1, RJ-45 x 1, Side docking connector x 1
Card Reader - Yes, SD/SDHC/SDXC 
Dimensions - 37.50 x 25.30 x 2.14 cm (W x D x H) 
Weight - 1.88 kg (approx)

Our Specialist view of the HP EliteBook 850 G2 Touchscreen laptop

The Spec:

The bigger brother to the EliteBook 840 G1, the 850 G2 is spec’d as follows: A dual core 5th gen Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB RAM and a 256GB solid state drive. A 15.6” Full HD Touchscreen display provides crystal clear viewing with an integrated webcam for those Skype, Zoom or Microsoft Teams meetings. The laptop also has VGA and DisplayPort video connections for external displays and USB 3.0 for peripherals. Windows 10 Pro 64Bit is also preinstalled to get you going straight away.

The Good Bits:

Frankly the 850 G2 is a considerable upgraded on the EliteBook 840 G1. It offers faster performance and the same reliability. It still remains just as portable as the smaller 840 G1 because the chassis is thin and weighs less than 1.9 kilos. The keyboard doesn’t have a separate number pad despite having a larger screen but it still feels great to use. The touchpad is smooth and also has 2 sets of left and right mouse buttons. Personally we love the touchscreen feature, mainly because it’s not essential to the laptop so it can be used as and when required.

The Not So Good Bits:

We couldn’t pick too many holes in the 850 G2, much like the 840 G1. Tt’s well built and a great spec but it does lack in 1 or 2 areas. A HDMI port instead of DisplayPort would have been handy. The VGA port offers connectivity for legacy hardware, and while the DisplayPort a lot, more and equipment has HDMI as standard so an adapter would be needed. The mouse pointer in the middle of the keyboard can be knocked off with a very small amount of effort. Click here if you want to add a keyboard and mouse.

The Design:

The combination of materials used for its construction give the 850 G2 a premium feel without adding loads of weight. Not only does it look great, the aluminium chassis is also tough and has been put through MIL-STD 810G testing so you know you are using a laptop that will withstand a few bumps and scrapes. We still wouldn’t recommend dropping it from any height or taking it for a bath.


In our opinion the 850 G2 will fit almost seamlessly in most environments but is probably best served helping a student type up that bit of course work or essay or helping a teach lesson plan.

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