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HP EliteBook 830 G8 Intel Core i5-1135G7 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3 Inch FHD Windows 10 Pro Laptop

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This means that you can surely finish work with some juice left in the battery. However, if you work from home, and you want to watch an episode or two of your favorite series, you will need to reach for a charger before working on the next day. Also, we noticed something weird with the cooling fan. It was making a blipping sound while it’s spinning at low RPM. This fades away as it starts spinning faster, though. If you are an enterprise laptop user, you would be familiar with brands like ThinkPad, Latitude, and EliteBook. Today, we are going to review a notable member of the EliteBook family, called the EliteBook 830 G8. Ultimately it’s not very different from its predecessor from the G7 series.

Thankfully, our Gaming and Web design profile brings the color accuracy to a standard-matching Average dE of 1.6. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean you can use the laptop for professional work, due to the high nonuniformity of the luminance. Interestingly, using the Sure View mode disables brightness adjustment. The slider still shows up, but the overall brightness seems to have a preset value, which is below the minimum of 80 nits for this panel. By the way, 80 nits are pretty high value for a minimum, which makes it a bit of a strain in a very dark condition. Thankfully, the panel doesn’t use PWM whatsoever. Additionally, HP EliteBook 830 G8’s display (IVO X133NVFF R0 (IVO8596)) has a very high maximum brightness, very good contrast ratio, and relatively wide color coverage (89% of sRGB).Our “Design and Gaming” profile delivers optimal color temperature (6500K) at 140 cd/m2 luminance and sRGB gamma mode. The next figure shows how well the display is able to reproduce really dark parts of an image, which is essential when watching movies or playing games in low ambient light.

The following set of images are taken with the same exposure (manual shooting mode) in a dark room. However, this unit comes with Tiger Lake CPUs – a huge jump from the Comet Lake-U processors from last year. Actually, the performance was one of the main issues with yesteryear’s model. Despite that, it was extremely efficient and posted one of the best battery life we’ve ever tested here. We really hope that the extra performance won’t come at the expense of screen-on time.As we said, the externals of this notebook are largely unchanged from last year. Its weight is 1.24 kg for the non-touch model and 1.35 kg for the touch-enabled one. Respectively, the device has a profile of 17.9mm. Its build comprises aluminum for most of the machine, and plastic for the frame around the matte display, and for the antenna on the top of the lid. In this test we use 100% on the CPU cores, monitoring their frequencies and chip temperature. The first column shows a computer’s reaction to a short load (2-10 seconds), the second column simulates a serious task (between 15 and 30 seconds), and the third column is a good indicator of how good the laptop is for long loads such as video rendering. Speaking of the lid, it opens easily with one hand. Structurally, it is relatively sturdy, while the bezels around the display are very thin. And if you look closely at the top one, you will see the HD Webcam, the proximity sensor, and the IR sensors for Windows Hello. Of course, there are some downsides. For example, the performance is not that great, to be honest. The only thing which you can do, and will surely help, is to use the device with two identical memory modules, so you get dual-channel support. And yes, there are two SODIMM slots for RAM upgrades. The maximum measured brightness is excellent – 775 nits (cd/m2) in the middle of the screen and 805 nits (cd/m2) average across the surface with a maximum deviation of 22% (944 nits (cd/m2) in the top left corner). The Correlated Color Temperature on a white screen and at maximum brightness is 6400K – slightly warmer than the standard 6500K temperature for sRGB.

Unsurprisingly, the build quality on this laptop is great, with a nearly all-aluminum body, and super comfortable input devices. Also, you have the option to get 5G support, IR, and a fingerprint reader for Windows Hello authentication, and more. Still, we’ve included other color spaces like the famous DCI-P3 standard used by movie studios, as well as the digital UHD Rec.2020 standard. Rec.2020, however, is still a thing of the future and it’s difficult for today’s displays to cover that well. We’ve also included the so-called Michael Pointer gamut, or Pointer’s gamut, which represents the colors that naturally occur around us every day. We apply these photos to evaluate the viewing angles. The 45-degree photos are taken with a longer exposure than the front-facing one.

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