HP EliteBook 855 G7 Review
HP EliteBook 855 G7 (Ryzen 5) 15.6" Review
Here are just a few extracts from the video & some additional notes which didn’t make it into the video.
There are multiple choices. The 250 nits standards 15.6” will probably be the panel which is more often seen. The 400 nits low powered display should be quite a treat to use. The brighter 1000-nits privacy (Sure View) panel, might appear bright on paper, but will have some trade-offs in its viewing angle / image quality - in order to support its privacy feature.
You’ll have 2x RAM slots. Officially 32GB is the max RAM support (2x16GB). As seen in the video, 64GB is possible (2x32GB). Ryzen benefits from the RAM being in dual channel (e.g. 2x8GB, or 2x 16GB or 2x32GB, etc) - where the RAM is matching in the speed & capacity. In the real world usage - not having the dual channel might not be as noticeable (unless you plan on using any graphics heavy applications or intend to run the lighter games - having dual channel memory will really help there).
What processor, you might ask.
Between the Ryzen 4000 options, the Ryzen 5 or 7 will both be reasonably performance focused. The latter could potentially help the laptop to last slightly longer, in terms of a useful life-cycle. That said, their similar single core performance, will mean that the real world difference will be minimal - during the everyday workload. Jumping in the performance by this a significant factor, over the Ryzen mobile 3000 series, is very impressive regardless.
As for the other upgrades: there will be the 1x standard M.2 slot - easily accessible should you wish to upgrade your storage. The WWAN module appears to need purchase upfront, to ensure that there is a sim slot & that there is WWAN antenna (local model may vary). Should you find a unit where the WWAN built-in wasn’t configuated at purchase, there will always be the external USB 4G dongle, or wifi tethering options available (they’re possibly not as convenient though).