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HP EliteBook 745 G5 Notebook PC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of HP EliteBook 745 G5 Notebook PC. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the touchpad and design are overall positive. The keyboard and price also get good comments. Opinions are divided on the performance, while the image quality and usability get negative reviews.

durability, price, keyboard, design, touchpad

screen, battery, usability, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP EliteBook 745 G5 Notebook PC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : James Archer (itpro.co.uk)

HP EliteBook 745 G5 review: A feast for the hands, not for the eyes

 

This security-laden laptop trips over some quality issues, even when it excels elsewhere

Sturdy design; Great keyboard and trackpad; Comprehensive security tools

Poor display; Short battery life; Performance seems lower than it should be

The EliteBook 745 G5 is a tale of two laptops: one, a beautifully-made professional notebook with lots of tools for keeping your data safe, the other a disappointing misstep with a budget-tier screen. The strengths just about outweigh the weaknesses...

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Benjamin Herzig (notebookcheck.net)

HP EliteBook 745 G5 (Ryzen 7 2700U) Laptop Review

 

Very good disappointment. AMD Ryzen, mostly known for offering CPUs for consumer products, now want to compete with Intel in the business market. The EliteBook 745 G5, based on the very good EliteBook 840 G5, seems to fit the bill - at least on paper....

AMD CPU delivers a better boost performance ; Higher GPU performance than Intel-iGPUs ; Sturdy metal case ; Comfortable input devices ; Solid ports including a docking port ; Plenty of security features ; Stays always cool and usually silent ; 3 years...

CPU & GPU are throttled a lot in some cases ; Poor battery life compared to competitors ; No Thunderbolt 3 ; No high resolution display option ; SSD slow for a PCIe-NVMe-SSD ; No SD card reader ; Doesn't reach 100% sRGB

At the time of writing the verdict, the HP EliteBook 840 G5 was the best device in our rankings. Built on this very good foundation, an EliteBook 745 G5 with AMD CPUs sounds quite promising! Sometimes very good is not enough: The Intel laptop EliteBook...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Steve Schardein (notebookcheck.net)

HP EliteBook 745 G3 (FHD) Notebook Review

 

Right down to business. Just last week, we evaluated HP's new 745 G3 update with WQHD IPS screen and Windows 7 preinstalled. Today's configuration features a lower-end 1080p panel, but it's also correspondingly more affordable. How does it hold up...

relatively sturdy, metal case, excellent keyboard, comfortable and precise touchpad, fast SSD, very good general system performance, bright, matte 1080p screen, competitively priced, comfortable case temperatures, clear, loud speakers, empty 2.5-inch...

inconvenient maintenance, poor color reproduction and middling contrast, PWM at all but the highest brightness, CPU/GPU performance is heavily constrained by TDP, distracting CPU whine, below-average battery life for its class

Last week’s review of the HP EliteBook 745 G3 opened the conversation regarding a lower-cost alternative to the typical high-priced business notebooks. Since it retains much of the EliteBook 800 series design highlights, the 745 G3 reaps many of the...

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (computershopper.com)

HP EliteBook 745 G3 Review and Ratings

 

HP's AMD-powered slimline won't make Intel engineers lie awake nights, but it's a good value for IT managers and business employees. Its generic, non-IPS display is a major letdown, however.

Affordable price ; First-class keyboard ; A desktop's worth of ports

Lackluster screen ; Tepid performance

After fully recharging the laptop, we set up the machine in power-save mode (as opposed to balanced or high-performance mode) and make a few other battery-conserving tweaks in preparation for our unplugged video rundown test. In this test, we loop a...

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Bang & Olufsen / Beats Audio
Built-In Microphone:N / Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):44 / 50 / 51
Battery life (max):11 / 11.3
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3

Brand-specific features

HP JumpStart:Y
HP Management tools:HP BIOSphere Gen4, HP DriveLock and Automatic DriveLock, HP Fingerprint Sensor, HP Password Manager, HP Secure Erase, HP Sure Click, HP SureStart Gen4, HP Wireless Wakeup, HP Client Security Gen4, HP Sure Recover, HP Sure Run
HP Recovery Manager:Y
HP Smart AC Adapter:Y
HP Support Assistant:Y

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Colour of product:Black, Silver / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Product Type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:35.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD / HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS / SVA
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon R6
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R5 / AMD Radeon R6 / AMD Radeon R7 / AMD Radeon RX Vega 10

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:ClickPad / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard:Y
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Memory clock speed:1600 / 1866 / 2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Ambient light sensor:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:Y
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:2.0
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:45 / 65

Processor

Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.3 / 3.6 / 3.8
Processor cache:2 / 6
Processor cache type:L2
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:AMD A / AMD Ryzen 7
Processor frequency:1.8 / 2 / 2.4 / 2.7
Processor Model:2700U / A10-8700B / A10-8730B / A12-9800B
Processor Socket:Socket FP4
Processor threads:4

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional
Optional operating system supplied:WINDOWS 10 PRO

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express / Serial ATA
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 500 / 726

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:234 / 237
Height :17.9 / 18.9
Weight:1.48
Width:326 / 338