HP EliteBook 850 G5, professional laptop with tab to cover the webcam

HP EliteBook 850 G5, professional laptop with tab to cover the webcam

HP has presented the update of the EliteBook 800 series. In total, three new models have been presented, among which the HP EliteBook 850 G5 stands out . The largest of the family comes with the new 8th generation Intel Core processor. In addition, it offers some very interesting extra features, such as the tab to cover the webcam or a third microphone designed to improve the audio in group conferences. In addition, we will have a model with a UHD screen and even with dedicated graphics. The new HP EliteBook 850 G5 will hit the market this month with a price starting at 1,000 euros.

HP EliteBook 850 G5 datasheet

screen15.6-inch resolution up to UHD (touchscreen option)
ProcessorIntel Core i5-7200U

Intel Core i5-7300U

Intel Core i5-8250U

Intel Core i5-8350U

Intel Core i7-8550U

Intel Core i7-8650U

RAM 2 SODIMMs with configurations up to 32GB DDR4
Graphic cardIntel HD Graphics 620

AMD Radeon RX 540 with 2GB GDDR5

Audio Audio Bang & Olufsen

Built-in stereo speakers

3 multi-directional microphones

Internal memoryUp to 1TB NVMe
Feeding Up to 65W USB Type-C
Operating system Windows 10 Pro
Connections 1 USB-C Thunderbolt port

2 USB 3.1 ports

HDMI 1.4b


Headphone and microphone port

SIM card

Card reader

Wireless WiFi 802.11ac, BT 4.2
Colors Silver
Dimensions37 x 25.2 x 1.83 centimeters, Starting at 1.78 kg
Featured Features Fingerprint reader
Release dateFebruary 2018
PriceFrom 1,000 euros

Elegant design

The new HP EliteBook 850 G5 offer a design very similar to the current models. We have an elegant chassis, made of aluminum and in a nice silver color . On the outside we only see the HP logo, in a glossy finish that stands out. On the other hand, on the inside we have a screen with quite visible frames, something that could have been improved.

new HP EliteBook 850 G5 outer case

On the sides, as usual, we have the different connections. However, HP wanted to focus almost all of them on the right side (looking at the computer from the front). On the opposite side we have an air outlet to expel the heat from inside the equipment.

The HP EliteBook 850 G5 is not an ultrabook, but it does have a contained weight. Models without a touch screen start at 1.78 kilograms . On the other hand we have the models with a touch screen, which start at a weight of 1.93 kg.

Latest generation processors

Along with an elegant design we have powerful hardware. The new HP EliteBook 850 G5 are equipped with 8th generation Intel Core processors . Specifically, we have four processor models available: i5-8350U, i5-8250U, i7-8650U or i7-8550U. The company also maintains some models with 7th generation Intel Core processors.

Accompanying these processors we will have the possibility of including up to 32 GB of DDR4 RAM . The computer includes two SODIMM slots that can accommodate different memory configurations.

new HP EliteBook 850 G5 memory

We will also have different possibilities when choosing storage. The most basic version of the HP EliteBook 850 G5 comes with a 128GB SSD. But this can go up to 1TB of high-performance NVMe disk .

The graphics section will be in charge, in most cases, an integrated Intel HD Graphics 620. However, HP will also offer a model with an AMD Radeon RX 540 with 2 GB GDDR5 .

And speaking of graphics, all models have a 15.6-inch screen. However, the options are very varied, being able to access Full HD or 4K screens , with more or less brightness and with some extras, such as an IR camera or an ambient sensor.

Price and availability

new HP EliteBook 850 G5 price

As we mentioned, the new HP EliteBook 850 G5 are renewed inside to offer the latest in processors. In addition, HP has taken the opportunity to include some extra features. For example, the new models incorporate a small tab to cover the webcam , a great idea that we have already seen in some Lenovo computers.

On the other hand, a third microphone located on the outside of the laptop has also been included . This fulfills a double function. If we are in a meeting, it is able to capture the voices of those around us so that they can also speak. And, if we are alone, the microphone can be used for noise cancellation.

The HP EliteBook 850 G5 will go on sale in its different variants throughout this month. Its price will start from 1,000 euros for the simplest models.