HP EliteBook 820 G4 is a representative of high-end laptops designed to target corporate customers. Essentially, the product can also be viewed as an upgrade from the EliteBook 820 G3 model introduced with the Intel Skylake processor. The HP EliteBook 820 G4 business laptop comes in a variety of options, varying in hardware configuration and size due to the size of the screen. Available at Biareview, the EliteBook 820 G4 is powered by HP’s 12.5-inch Full HD display and Intel Core i5 Kaby Lake processor.
Compared to its predecessor, the EliteBook 820 G4 is almost unchanged in design language. Specifically, the entire case of the machine is machined from aluminum alloy. The EliteBook 820 G4 is a stylish two-tone design with a contrasting black bezel, keyboard and bezel. The HP EliteBook 820 G4 laptop next to its aluminum-coated design features a high-strength aluminum body and uses plastic material for its lower surface.
Actual exposure shows the overall EliteBook 820 G4 sturdy. The slim screen, though, can easily be twisted, but it does not adversely affect the display quality of the 12.5-inch panel.
Convenience and upgradeability
Compared with the EliteBook 820 G3 predecessor, the EliteBook 820 G4 has been upgraded significantly by HP, from internal hardware, resolution and screen technology, to both the PCIe SSD promises to bring the experience. The user is “smooth” while still inheriting no shortage of security features, including both hardware and software.
From the actual test, the EliteBook 820 G4 has a wide swivel angle, which is comfortable for most everyday operations. With a weight of 1.3kg, the EliteBook 820 G4 is a bit lighter than the Dell Latitude 12 E7270, or Lenovo ThinkPad X260 weighing 1.4kg.
The EliteBook 820 G4 has a built-in, high-end interface, and a SIM tray (LTE) along the sides of the handset. The HP Entourage laptop also comes with a dedicated docking accessory that gives users more connectivity. Compared with the previous versions, the docking port on the EliteBook 820 G4 is also backward compatible so business users can safely take advantage of the accessories that were previously invested.
The HP EliteBook 820 G4 supports two memory slots and is available in Test Lab in full-slot mode. As already mentioned, the EliteBook 820 G4 is available in Biareview equipped with a 256GB SSD M.2 SSD. In terms of hardware design, the EliteBook 820 G4 is ideally suited for 2.5TB HDD / 1TB HDDs, so users with high storage needs have two options for upgrading their storage space. Access to these hardware details is not too complex for IT technicians, but note that in addition to the covered screws, the HP also hides one Other screws below the dummy SD card that are used to cover this slot create a seamless design for the underside.
Keyboard and touchpad
As mentioned, the EliteBook 820 G4 inherits many features from the EliteBook 820 G3 brother and keyboard is no exception. To put it simply, the EliteBook 820 G4 also features a chicklet keyboard with water spill coverage, two levels of customizable backlight brightness (white), suitable for limited lighting workspaces. Like its senior, the keyboard of the EliteBook 820 G4 also gives you the feel of a comfortable key even if the keypad is short because of the bounce. The HP EliteBook 820 G4 keyboard is perfectly suited for users who need to work with text.
The touchpad included with the HP laptop is generally limited in area. This can make users feel cramped when using multi-touch navigation gestures. In return, the touchpad has good sensitivity as expected. The touch pad area also distinguishes the gesture controls during the trial. If you notice, the user will spot a small dot in the upper left corner of the touchpad. This is the area where users double-tap to activate or disable the touchpad and switch to trackpoint. Compared to the touchpad, the trackpoint naturally has a higher sensitivity, so if you are familiar with the way you use it, you will noticeably shorten the time it takes to complete your tasks.
The upgraded HP EliteBook 820 G4 sports an enhanced IPS display and support resolution is also enhanced to Full HD. This business laptop comes with an anti-glare coating. Actual exposure shows that the 12.5-inch screen on the EliteBook 820 G4 has good anti-glare performance, and the viewing angle is significantly improved by upgrading to the IPS panel. The color of the image is generally good.
However, the experienced eyes after the experience confirmed that the screen of the EliteBook 820 G4 is quite green. The results of the measurements also agree with the Test Lab, indicating that the color temperature is low, so the warm colors will look cool. Fortunately, the image contrast with the default settings from the manufacturer also shows good value, so the EliteBook 820 G4 basically survived the monochromatic color rendering test. Nevertheless, Test Lab recommends that users “revisit” their choices if they often work with images and need more color accuracy than focusing on text, tables or numbers and graphs, graphics.
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Performance and battery life
As mentioned, the HP EliteBook 820 G4 carries the Intel Core i5 Kaby Lake processor (7th generation) and is powered by dual-channel DDR4 RAM and PCIe SSD. With this configuration, it may be somehow shaping the performance of the EliteBook 820 G4 as well as the ever-evolving names such as the Asus ZenBook UX430UA – which is a product that has proven to the Biareview that it works well and stable.
The test results of the HP EliteBook 820 G4 also fully agree with the above thinking of Biareview to show that the scores are consistent with the test products equipped with the same configuration in general and UX430UA in particular. However, throughout the data validation process, Biareview can easily feel the difference on the HP EliteBook 820 G4, especially when booting the machine as well as loading heavy applications. The EliteBook 820 G4 can give users the feel of this machine because it is equipped with SSD data transfer super-speed.
The HP EliteBook 820 G4 is not a manufacturer of discrete graphics, but the test results show that Intel HD Graphics 620 graphics (better than DirectX 12) are more powerful than integrated graphics on Skylake CPUs. Think about if the memory capacity is increased to a total capacity of 16GB and run dual channel, the graphics processing power of the HP EliteBook 820 G4 will also be significantly improved for entertainment needs.
Throughout the lab, the HP EliteBook 820 G4 has the ability to work smoothly. The machine also shows good cooling performance as expected. The HP EliteBook 820 G4 battery life test results at biareview also showed good value, 7 hours 54 minutes. Data Visualization shows that, if you simply work with text, spreadsheets, web browsing (Wi-Fi) updates and check mail every 30 minutes, the HP EliteBook 820 G4 can easily overtake out of 9 hours.
Biareview are really pleased with the performance and cool performance of the HP EliteBook 820 G4. The business laptop also features a high-speed M.2 SSD that can be upgraded to the same type or a traditional 2.5-inch SSD when needed. The HP EliteBook 820 G4 also proves to be a solid product, a healthy battery, and a variety of security enhancements that make it convenient to carry with you on business trips. Overall, the HP EliteBook 820 G4 can be viewed as an almost complete upgrade from the HP EliteBook 820 G3, although the new version still retains the 7th generation Intel Core processor.
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