1.000 nits panel. The EliteBook scores with a powerful, energy-efficient Rembrandt APU, USB 4, LTE modem and very good battery runtimes. HP installs a very bright 13.3-inch screen in the work-friendly 16:10 format (1,920 x 1,200) along with an optional privacy filter.
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U 8 x 2.7 – 4.7 GHz, 30 W PL2 / Short Burst, 25 W PL1 / Sustained, Rembrandt U (Zen 3+)
AMD Radeon 680M – 512 MB VRAM, Core: 2200 MHz, Memory: 3200 MHz, Dual-Channel, 31.0.12026.3004
, DDR5-4800, Dual-Channel-Mode, onboard, no memory slots
13.30 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel 170 PPI, InfoVision X133NV4M R0, IPS, HP Sure View, glossy: no, 60 Hz
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Kioxia BG5 KBG50ZNV512G, 512 GB
, 440 GB free
Realtek ALC245 @ AMD K19.4
2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Headset combined port, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Hall-Sensor, TPM 2.0
Qualcomm Fast Connect 6900 Wi-Fi 6E Dual Band Simultaneous (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.3, Intel XMM 7560 LTE Advanced Pro, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.2 x 300.1 x 214.8 ( = 0.76 x 11.81 x 8.46 in)
51 Wh, 4249 mAh Lithium-Ion
fast charging / Quickcharge
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Webcam: Privacy Cam
Primary Camera: 4.9 MPix
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 36 Months Warranty
1.33 kg ( = 46.91 oz / 2.93 pounds), Power Supply: 232 g ( = 8.18 oz / 0.51 pounds)
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.
The notebook’s hardware is housed in a silver-gray metal case with matte, smooth surfaces. HP makes use of a straightforward, neutral design: The laptop does not stand out optically. The battery (screwed, not glued) and the rest of the internal components can be accessed after removing the bottom shell.
The workmanship gives no room for criticism. Gap dimensions are even and no material protrusions are to be found. The base unit and lid yield a little under torsional stress, but is still within limits. The hinges keep the lid firmly in place. The maximum opening angle is about 170 degrees. One-handed opening of the lid is possible.
The dimensions of the comparison devices differ only slightly, with the differences primarily based on the different display formats (16:10 and 16:9). In terms of weight, the competition field is divided: the Latitude and Portégé weigh 300 to 400 grams less than the ThinkPad and the EliteBook.
The EliteBook comes with two USB-A ports (USB 3.2 Gen 1) and two USB-C ports (USB 4; Power Delivery, DisplayPort). The latter serve to power the computer and enable the use of a docking solution. The laptop has three video outputs (2x DP, 1x HDMI). A combined audio jack and a SmartCard reader rounds off the port selection. No memory card reader is on board.
The WLAN transfer rates determined under optimal conditions (no other WLAN devices in the immediate vicinity, short distance between notebook and server PC) are excellent and correspond to the Wi-Fi chip’s capabilities (Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 Wi-Fi 6E). There is no Ethernet slot.
Wireless connections can also be established via the LTE network thanks to a corresponding modem (Intel XMM 7560 LTE Advanced Pro). HP offers a 5G modem only for the Intel-based EliteBook 830 G9 sister model. A positive aspect: No tool (SIM needle) is needed to remove the SIM card tray.
A 5 MP infrared camera (max. 2,560 x 1,920) equips the EliteBook for video conferences and Zoom meetings. It produces very respectable results, but the color deviation is a little high – this is no better among the competition. On the software side, HP offers some functions to improve image brightness, found within the preloaded MyHP app. A positive aspect: The camera has a mechanical shutter.
The 13.3-incher provides access protection via fingerprint scanning, Windows Hello or SmartCard. A Trusted Platform Module (2.0) is also on board. The device can be physically secured via a cable lock. On the software side, there are various HP applications such as Sure Click (VM for applications and files) or Secure Erase (secure deletion of drives).
Apart from the usual documents (warranty information, quick-start guide), no other accessories are included with the EliteBook.
Disassembling the baseplate is quite easy. After loosening the screws on the underside, the base unit can be removed with the help of a flat spatula – we advise starting at the hinges. Afterwards, the SSD (PCIe 4), the WLAN module, the fan, the BIOS battery, the LTE modem, the speakers and the battery can be accessed. The RAM is soldered and thus cannot be upgraded.
HP equips the EliteBook with a one-year warranty in the USA – including pick-up service. This can be extended to a two-year “Next Business Day Response Onsite w/Accidental Damage Protection” warranty for US$212.00 or a three-year “Active Care Next Business Day Response Onsite w/Accidental Damage Protection” warranty for US$391.00.
Warranty terms may differ depending on location, so be sure to double-check before purchasing.
The concave, smooth keys of the illuminated chiclet keyboard have a short travel and a clear pressure point. The crisp key resistance is very pleasing, and the keyboard does not yield during typing. A downside: The left shift key and the arrow keys are quite small. The two-stage key backlight is controlled via a function key. All in all, HP delivers a keyboard suitable for everyday use.
A multi-touch capable clickpad (approx. 10.7 x 7.2 cm) serves as a mouse replacement. Its smooth surface makes gliding easy for the fingers. It also responds to inputs in the corners. Travel is short and the pressure point clear.
HP equips the 835 with a 13.3-inch screen (1,920 x 1,200) in a work-friendly 16:10 format. Brightness (827.8 cd/m²) and contrast (2,651:1) of the matte display are excellent. A positive aspect: No PWM flickering is present at any brightness level.
A privacy filter (HP Sure View) that can be activated at the click of a button aims to impede or prevent viewing of the display from the sides. Whether you really need a screen with an anti-glare filter should be considered carefully. Even with slight deviations from the optimal viewing angle (centre, 90 degrees), the filter causes a visible reduction in contrast and brightness – also when switched off. The alternatively available 400 nits display (without privacy protection) may be a better choice for some.
Distribution of brightness
InfoVision X133NV4M R0
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 951 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 827.8 cd/m² Minimum: 96 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 65 %
Center on Battery: 928 cd/m²
Contrast: 2651:1 (Black: 0.35 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.76 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2, calibrated: 1.09
ΔE Greyscale 2.4 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
72.1% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
100% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
70.7% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)