The HP EliteBook 820 G3 is a compact business notebook, a third-generation model in the EliteBook 820 series. It sports a 12.5-inch display and offers powerful Intel processors, DDR4 RAM and also solid state drive storage.


Information available on HP’s website reveals the EliteBook 820 G3 comes with an Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor. Standard system memory is 4 GB, but the notebook can accept up to 32 GB.

You can expect impressive responsiveness given this is DDR4 RAM. This is not a machine for gaming as the HP EliteBook 820 G3 offers only integrated Intel HD Graphics 520. You have opportunity to enhance overall performance and responsiveness, though, with the use of solid state drives. Tests show the battery can deliver up to eight hours or more of use on a single charge.


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It is easy to conclude that this laptop is one for mobile professional going by its portable build. The HP EliteBook 820 G3 has a slim lid with silver finish and the base features magnesium alloy for durability. The 12.5-incher has a starting weight of just 1.28 kg. It comes with a spill-resistant, chiclet-style keyboard with backlight.

Its anti-glare display has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels on the base model. The HP EliteBook 820 G3 is also available with Full HD screen if you are willing to pay something extra. There are also optional touch screens.


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Key Features

  • 6th Gen Intel Core i7, Core i5 Processor
  • Intel HD Graphics 520
  • Windows 10 Pro or Windows 7 Professional
  • 12.5-inch LED Display (Touch or Non-Touch)
  • 4GB, 8GB, 16GB RAM (up to 16GB RAM in two slots)
  • 500GB HDD, 1TB HDD, up to 512GB SDD, Hybrid options
  • Optional Built-in Broadband (4G LTE or 3G HSPA+)
  • Up to 12 hours, 30 minutes Battery Life

You can run either Windows 10 or Windows 7 operating system on the HP EliteBook 820 G3. In terms of wireless connectivity, the HP EliteBook 820 G3 offers dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.2.

The port options are respectable for a 12.5-inch laptop. These include three USB ports (one USB Type-C), an Ethernet port, a VGA port, and a DisplayPort. There is also a Smart Card reader. Also among the security features available on the HP EliteBook 820 G3 are Trusted Platform Module (TPM), Kensington lock, and a fingerprint scanner.


HP EliteBook 820 G3 laptops are not available in Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana. Price starts at around $1,179 in the United States. The HP EliteBook 820 G3 price in Nigeria is expected to start at around N450,000, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop. Price in Ghana is expected to start at around GH₵ 7,150 and 149,999 KSh in Kenya.