Is this laptop worth it?


Oct 3, 2016

I am a student at an university in Belgium en they have this offer where you can buy a laptop way cheaper than in a normal store. This laptop {HP Elitebook 850 G4} is now for 890 euros available.

I want to use this laptop also for gaming purposes but I am not sure about the given specs.
I dont expect high quality gaming but i want to be able to play games on normal settings.

Display 15,6" Full HD (1920x1080) diagonal LED Back-Lit
Slim eDP (embedded DisplayPort) SVA anti-glare
Touchscreen no
Processor Intel Core i5-7200U
Memory 16GB (2x8GB) 2133 DDR4
Graphics AMD Radeon R7 M465, 2GB GDDR5 dedicated
Internal storage 256GB M2 SATA-3 TLC Self-Encrypting Solid State Drive (SSD)
DVD+/-RW No, external DVD drive can be connected via a USB port
Network LAN adapter: Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V 10/100/1000mb, Wake-On-Lan from standby and hibernation (Magic Packet and Microsoft Wake-Up Frame), Wake-On-Lan from off (Magic Packet only), PXE 2.1 Remote Reboot
WLAN adapter: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2x2) Wifi and Bluetooth combo
Audio Bang & Olufsen - 2 built-in premium stereo speakers
Mouse - Touchpad Touchpad and pointing Stick - including separate USB mouse
Keyboard Spill-resistant keyboard with drain
Numeric keypad yes
Battery HP Long Life 3-cell, 51Whr Li-ion polymer, Supports HP Fast Charging with 65W AC Adapter (+/- 1000 charge cycles)
maximum 14 hours stand-by (with 3 years warranty)*
VGA-connector yes
Display port yes, DP 1.2
USB 2 USB 3.0 (type A) ports (1 charging), 1 USB-C
Webcam 720 HD
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2
Smart card reader yes
Media card reader SD, SDHC and SDXC
Fingerprint reader yes
NFC no
Headphone/mic jack yes
Intel Virtualization technology yes, VTx en VTd
Security lock yes
Bios password protection bios security admin and user passwords; Drivelock passwords, Surestart bios security to prevent bios attacks or corruption
Security UHasselt anti-theft sticker
Weight 1,84 kg
Dimensions 38,36 x 25,77 x 1,94 cm
Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bit and Google Suite
Warranty 3 year Next Business Day On Site

These are the specs. Would you consider this to be a good laptop including for gaming purposes or should i look for another laptop with a budget of 900 euros.


Jun 27, 2017
Processor Intel Core i5-7200U

u = ultra low power, means power restricted, about the same compute power as an Intel Core i3-4130 @ 3.40GHz

for gaming ... i wouldnt want to play the latest games with it. also the gpu has 2GBvram

.... this laptop is made for everything but games. a good amount of RAM for multitasking, ssd for speedy startup. a good uni/college laptop (not games imo)


Oct 3, 2016

thnx for your reply.