Design Compared to the basic black of, say, Lenovo ThinkPads, the EliteBook 8460p is a stylish platinum-silver slab measuring 1. If users configure a fingerprint reader it will be found on the wrist rest. Gone are the discrete graphics of the workstation, but in exchange, users get about 4. The display rotates 180-degrees to the right and folds back over the keyboard to engage its tablet mode. Its file transfer speed of 29. In fact, it's a very good keyboard that's a pleasure to type on for long periods of time, mainly because the keys are full-sized and responsive. This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices 40.
The keyboard is an interesting one though. The EliteBook 850 G5 has no such limitation. Where appearance might be paramount elsewhere, here it never overrides practicality, delivering a design that looks stylish, but avoids any design choices that might be considered radical. After receiving his Master of Science in Journalism from Columbia in 2003, Mike worked at Fast Company. An aluminium chassis provides plenty of protection against knocks and bangs, and I found it very difficult to bend or bow the lid.
The 65-watt power supply is almost too large for the maximum consumption of 39 watts. Unlike the Workstation line, which has a dark gunmetal gray finish, the metal on the 8440p is a brighter platinum. The EliteBook 850 G5 really is very stable, although Apple's MacBooks are still the leaders concerning stability. That said, I was initially irritated by the column of keys to the right of the single-height, double-width Enter key: my natural inclination to go to the far right of the keyboard for the Enter key resulted in striking PgDn on a few occasions before I got used to the layout. The surface of the touchpad is made of chemically strengthened glass, which offers excellent gliding properties and feels a lot nicer than the plastic surface of the. For a system designed to be taken along on business trips, the EliteBook 8470p's battery life is prohibitive; sure you can use it on an airplane, but if you don't have access to a power outlet, you'd better make sure it's a domestic flight.
The low travel distance worked nicely, too. It starts with the lid latch. The back of the base and bottom of the lid have angled edges, which shaves a few grams off the weight and also adds a bit of interest to the industrial design. The graphics performance is not limited while running on battery. Because it's a business machine you won't find Windows 8 on it, but instead Windows 7 Pro, which has been installed via Windows 8 Pro downgrade rights.
The 2-megapixel webcam offered very smooth, if slightly washed out visuals during video chats. Sound is fired out of the slender grille which stretches across the EliteBook, just above the keyboard. Battery life is impressive, too, and the EliteBook 1050 G1 even has a decent audio subsystem, which is something of a rarity for a laptop. Verdict The EliteBook 745 G5 has plenty to offer business users with strict demands on security and privacy, although it struggles in other areas against rivals. It's the perfect notebook for alternating between travel and serious work! In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.
On the other hand, while the EliteBook 8470p's Cinebench R11. You have the option of full backlighting with high, medium and off settings , so you can continue to beaver away when going through train tunnels, or working late at night. For those who don't need a ruggedly designed system, though, comparable laptops with cheaper price tags will get the job done. But these options are costly. And you can always upgrade to an eight-cell battery for more juice. However, side-to-side viewing angles were excellent.
The other F keys have also shrunk. This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices 25. The 8440p's Intel Centrino Advanced N 6200 Wi-Fi radio saw fairly strong results. The design traits usually associated with high-end laptops are all here. It's a worthy laptop to consider if you want great performance while on-the-go and can't stand the thought of getting a full-on workstation notebook.
This laptop offers a great balance between size and portability. Though not the brightest or highest in contrast that we've seen, it delivered good detail and color. You will have no problems using the device outdoors in indirect sunlight, but you will probably still run into trouble when the sun shines directly onto the screen. There are options for a second battery, too, which can be docked to the bottom of the chassis and which will add to the already hefty 2. We would recommend using the audio jack, which transmits sound perfectly. The first thing that struck us is how well made this device is without falling into the obvious trap of over-engineering. On the plus side, it offered very little resistance, unlike the glossy touchpads found on the Mini 5102 and the Pavilion lines.
The EliteBook 1050 G1 comes with either a 4-cell 64Wh battery or a 6-cell 95. I have confidence that it will withstand years of bumps, bruises and the occasional mishap. The touchpad is a single slab affair without any physical buttons; the surface is depressed and surrounded by a very thin chamfered silver border. Every facet of the EliteBook feels nice and solid. The case of the EliteBook is made almost exclusively of metal, feels like it is of high quality and is quite stable. And, the 1080p resolution works well in a 14-inch format without needing any radical interface scaling in Windows 10.