This high-level business notebook has a nice aluminum body and a lot of security features, like a fingerprint reader and (optional) IR face recognition system. It even comes with a specialized dock connector that comes in handy when moving the laptop around between home / office, during travel, etc. The HP EliteBook 850 G6 has powerful collaboration tools so that users can be as productive as ever.
As for the security management tools, users can expect things like HP BIOSphere (Gen 4), HP DriveLock / Automatic DriveLock, HP Password Manager, Secure Erase, TPM 2.0 embedded security chip, Power-on authentication, etc. Some of the management features include Driver Packs, Client Catalog, HP Bios Config Utility, Manageability Integration Kit (Generation 2), and System Software Management.
There are numerous options for the 15.6-inch display, with the cheapest model being a diagonal FHD LED anti-glare (UWVA) for HD (1920 x 1080 resolution) with 220-nits, with an HD webcam. If you want a brighter display, there is an option for a screen with 3840 x 2160 resolution / 400-nits, with anti-glare technology. This option comes with an HD webcam + IR ultra-slim AL Sensor.
The HP EliteBook 850 G6 is powered by a quad-core 7th or 8th Generation Intel Core i7 or i5 processor, depending on your configuration. The i5 processor has a base speed of 1.6-GHz and goes up to 3.4-GHz with turbo boost technology. It also has a 6MB cache. The Intel Core i7 processor has an 8MB cache and gets from 1.9-GHz (base) to 4.2-GHz (turbo boost).
HP EliteBook 850 G6 Graphics and Memory
Integrated Intel HD or UHD graphics (620) come standard, but there is an option for a discrete AMD Radeon RX (540) graphics with 2GB dedicated. As for the DDR4 2400 memory itself, this EliteBook can be configured with 4GB (1 x 4GB) / 8GB / 16GB/ or up to 32GB (2x 16GB).
The great thing about the storage is that there is optional Intel Optane with a 118GB PCIe NVMe 3D Xpoint Solid State Drive. However, the lowest-priced configuration is 128GB m.2 SATA-3 (TLC SSD). The configuration with the highest storage is a 1TB PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive.
There is a 3-cell battery with 56-Whr life, which can last up to an impressive 14 hours and 15 minutes, depending on what you are doing. Some of the configurations are available with TOUCHSCREENs (1920 x 1080resolution / 220-nits).
The non-touch configurations of the HP EliteBook 850 G6 are available with a starting weight of 3.94-lbs and the touch versions start out weighing around 4.38-lbs. Overall, it’s an ENERGY STAR Qualified Configuration.