HP EliteBook 845 G9

HP EliteBook 845 G9

HP EliteBook 845 G9

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BEST RATING
Battery Life:
4.7
GENERAL USE: Good7.7/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.4/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.2/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.7/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.6/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.3/10
BATTERY: Very Good8.8/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.2/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.5/10
SIZE: 14"

The HP EliteBook 845 G9 is set at a lower midrange price and targets business users with its premium features. Its 14-inch IPS display with a 16:10 aspect ratio and above HD resolution is crisp and offers good color coverage, making it suitable for general work and some image editing. The combination of a capable AMD Ryzen 5 processor and AMD Radeon graphics can handle everyday tasks easily and even provide fair performance for 3D rendering and light engineering work. However, for tasks that require high-end graphics processing like intensive gaming or advanced machine learning, the performance may not be optimal. The 512 GB storage and 16 GB RAM are sufficient for most users, but if you require more space, there is an available storage slot for upgrades. With its backlit keyboard, fingerprint reader, and a good selection of ports including USB-C, this laptop has modern connectivity options. This laptop is relatively lightweight at just over 3 pounds, making it very portable for on-the-go professionals. Its battery life is solid, allowing for up to around 12 hours of typical use, which is beneficial for long workdays away from the charger. Overall, the HP EliteBook 845 G9 is an excellent choice for business and general use, offering a balance of performance, portability, and features, though it's not the best choice for high-end gaming or the most demanding engineering simulations. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








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Pros
  • Lightweight and portable design
  • Good battery life for typical use
  • Backlit keyboard with fingerprint reader
  • Excellent general use performance
  • Rich sRGB colorspace coverage
Cons
  • No hardware ray tracing support
  • Fair 3D/machine learning performance
  • No touchscreen option
  • Limited port selection with no Thunderbolt

Ratings by Category

Battery Life:
4.7
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Keyboard Quality:
4.6
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Portability:
4.5
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Build Quality:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Operating Noise:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
General Use:
4.3
The HP EliteBook 845 G9 offers a mix of performance and convenience due to its capable AMD Ryzen 5 6650U processor and 16GB of RAM, making multitasking and general productivity tasks smooth. Its lightweight design, around three pounds, along with a battery life that supports around 12 hours of typical use, enhances its portability and suitability for on-the-go usage.
Software Development:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Content Creation:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.2
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Engineering & Design:
4.1
The HP EliteBook 845 G9 is equipped with a capable AMD Ryzen CPU and ample RAM that handle engineering and design applications well, alongside a reliable AMD GPU for graphics-related tasks. The high-resolution IPS display offers quality visuals important for detailed engineering and design work, with good color coverage and brightness.
Gaming & AI:
3.4
The HP EliteBook 845 G9 is considered fair for gaming and 3D because its GPU, the AMD Radeon 660M, is moderate and can handle some gaming and 3D tasks, but is not as powerful as dedicated gaming GPUs. Additionally, the screen's refresh rate is standard at 60Hz, which is adequate for general use but less suitable for high-end gaming where higher refresh rates provide smoother visuals.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$740
Release Date
May 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
12.4'' x 8.8'' x 0.76''
Weight
3.09 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 6650U
Graphics
Radeon 660M
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
12 Hours
Battery Capacity
51 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1200
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
402 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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8/10
Portability Score
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8.3/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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8/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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8.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
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7.5/10
Webcam
1440p
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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Sebastian Jentsch | July 2022
"The high-end version of the HP EliteBook 845 G9 with a Ryzen 9 PRO 6950HS, 32GB of RAM and a 1 TB SSD packs a lot of power, but is still quiet and cool enough to operate in noise-sensitive environments. Quiet, cool and drawing on a massive 40 watts from the APU at the same time, however, is not possible. The 14-incher only has a single-fan solution and it only just manages to keep an near unthrottled Ryzen 9 in check."

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