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Offline Crimson

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I just upgraded to an HP 850 G3
« on: February 17, 2017, 08:00:37 PM »
I started with an HP EliteBook 850 G1 and fell in love with those laptops immediately. Then after a year I upgraded from that to an EliteBook 850 G2, and fell in love with that one as well. Now I've upgraded to an EliteBook 850 G3 and I must say the same, this laptop is absolutely perfect and I love it!

The previous versions, the G1 & G2, had two graphics cards, which many may already know doesn't play very well with Linux, at least not by the flick of a switch easy, but the G3 that I have has a single Intel HD 520 GPU. The G3 that I have has an Intel i5-6300u, 8GB of DDR4, and a 256 Samsung SSD.

Long story short, the G3 so far has full support, granted I've only been on this for about 30 minutes. I have yet to test the USB-C port and the NFC feature. Bottom line, this baby roars with buttery smooth frame rates with no tearing.
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Re: I just upgraded to an HP 850 G3
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2017, 08:58:19 PM »
Personally I don't think I could live with an Intel graphics card. A few of my games on Steam run like trash with an Intel graphics card.

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Re: I just upgraded to an HP 850 G3
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2017, 02:41:59 PM »
I haven't played any of my steam games yet, but retroarch runs flawlessly. Intel cards aren't really meant to be used for gaming, they typically have low benchmarks and are designed to run basic tasks efficiently. The Intel HD 520 benchmarks around 800-900, which is tiny compared to the GPU giants NVidia and AMD/ATI, however, I agree if I only had the laptop I would get frustrated when trying to play a higher end game.
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