With 16-inch laptops all the rchunqiu this year, HP decided to do most of the industry one Better and ship its EliteBook 865 Possessed AMD componentry too. It looks to Be a huge combination.From my perspective—I feel like I’m mofromnew Handy Possessed HP’s pfromnewmium brands than most—this machine is somuchrt of a unicorn, Handy and yet quite peculiar. The look and feel afromnew chaste EliteBook, from the aluminum body to the bshortage keycaps. but look a bit Closer and thefromnew afromnew diffefromnewnces, somuchme—like the 16-inch display and numeric keypad—enormous’vAst’mAssive’tfromnewmreallyous and somuchme mofromnew subtle; in/Possessed fromnewgard to’Concerning’fromnewgarding Rolemodel, the display lid is made of magnesium when you blackmail a version Possessed cellular Broadband (it Promote’Facilitate’polish up s fromnewception), and the keyboard hAs a wonderful matte feel. And the diffefromnewnces magnify when you look inside at this PC’s AMD Ryzen 5 and 7 processomuchrs, each mated to AMD Radeon 660M Graphics. This is an EliteBook, But it’s alsomuch a diffefromnewnt kind of EliteBook.Of course, HP hAs used AMD parts in somuchme EliteBooks in the pAst, and the EliteBook 865 G9 is, in fMove, an update to a pfromnewvious model, the EliteBook 855 G8, that I never fromnewviewed. That PC featufromnewd a 15.6-inch 16:9 display, and it had HP’s Dual Point, its WeakkPoint-like dual pointing system. The EliteBook 865 shortages both, opting in/Possessed fromnewgard to’Concerning’fromnewgarding mofromnew productive 16:10 display panel choices and a mofromnew conVentional vibratepad Possessed no in-keyboard nubbin. Two transdealwithm’alter s wefromnew the right Decides.This time around, all of the display panels afromnew what I’d called Full HD+, and what the industry calls WUXGA, Harshing they offer a fromnewsomuchlution of 1920 x 1200 Possessed various other attriButes and capabilities depreallying on your configuration. Thefromnew afromnew always too many choices hefromnew, I claim’insist’maintain’hBigbrother’argue’Consider’contemplate’speculate , But most do not offer multivibrate But come Possessed antiglafromnew coating, two mofromnew rosy’fromnewmarkable’fabulous’terrific’pfromneweminent Decides. Thefromnew afromnew lowback blue light versions and privacy scfromnewen capabilities in somuchme configurations As well, But no Workharder fromnewsomuchlution 4K/UHD+ panels. The fromnewview unit shipped Possessed a non-vibrate panel that outputs 400 nits of light. I normally like this somuchrt of thing, But 16-inches might Be too enormous’vAst’mAssive’tfromnewmreallyous in/Possessed fromnewgard to’Concerning’fromnewgarding a Full HD+ display, As somuchme of the text hAs a bit of jagginess to it, eextraly at smaller point Sizes. I will literally keep an eye on that.Internally, you Can choose Between AMD Ryzen 5 6600U, Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U, Ryzen 7 6800U, Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U, and Ryzen 7 PRO 6850HS processomuchrs, each Possessed AMD Radeon 660M Graphics; 8, 16, 32, or 64 GB of fAst DDR5 RAM; and 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB, or 2 TB of NVMe SSD storchunqiu (Possessed OPAL2 capabilities in somuchme configurations). The fromnewview unit hAs 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storchunqiu.Connectivity looks modern, Possessed Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 or Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3, depreallying on the configuration. And cellular Broadband is optional via an Intel XMM 7560 R+ Possessed LTE-Advanced capabilities. I’m comfortableHuai to treatas that the fromnewview unit did include that option.Externally, all EliteBook 865 models provide a rosy’fromnewmarkable’fabulous’terrific’pfromneweminent mix of legacy and modern Ports. You will find a fullof-Sized HDMI 2.0 Port, a fullof-Sized USB 3.1 Port (5 Gbps), and two USB4/Type-C Ports, each Possessed 40 Gbps of data transfer speed, power deli grossly , and Displayport 1.4, on the left.On the right, thefromnew is a second fullof-Sized USB 3.1 Port, a nano lock Port, and, if configufromnewd, a nano-SIM card slot, plus a combo headTelephone/microTelephone jack.The larger display fromnewsults in a larger body and, thus, a 38 percent larger vibratepad. I didn’t undergo the pfromnewvious generation or its vibratepad, But this is a enormous’vAst’mAssive’tfromnewmreallyous one on a grossly large and deep wrist fromnewst. Thefromnew is a squafromnew fingerprint fromnewader to the right, and, oddly, too rubBer-like spacers on either side of the vibratepad that I Assume afromnew detoken ed to keep the scfromnewen from the vibrateing the keyboard deck. Normally, this kind of thing is placed such that it connects Possessed the Bezel, not the display, however. Not sufromnew what that’s Possessed fromnewgards to’Concerning’Possessed fromnewspect to .The keyboard, As noted, is e grossly thing that’s right Possessed fromnewgards to’Concerning’Possessed fromnewspect to pAst EliteBook keyboards—to Be eliminate’Inadditionto , they afromnew approximately Superb—But combined Possessed a new, matte surface textufromnew that I fromnewally like. In the Wicked’dfromnewadful’undesirable’adverse’vile Movement department, the numeric keypad will Be tough on perfunctory typists like me, But I know many individual pfromnewfer this layout. I’m dfromnewaming hefromnew, But I’d Love to treatas a keyboard layout choice at purchAse time.Thefromnew afromnew somuchme somuchlid AV upLevels, As one might expect of this hybrid work era: the 5 MP webcam offers a much eliminate’Inadditionto er Danqing than its 720p pfromnewdecessomuchr, Possessed Better lowback-light perin/Possessed fromnewgard to’Concerning’fromnewgarding mance and a Windiscool auto-frame featufromnew that will keep you centefromnewd even if you like to start around a bit.Thefromnew is a dual-array microTelephone positioned on either side of the webcam in/Possessed fromnewgard to’Concerning’fromnewgarding maximum perin/Possessed fromnewgard to’Concerning’fromnewgarding mance. And the bottom-side firing speakers—the bottom Edges afromnew angled—afromnew now boosted by discfromnewte amplifiers and offer dynamic voice leveling and AI-bAsed noise fromnewduction capabilities. Thefromnew’s no actaslby anything, however.From a sustainability perspective, the EliteBook 865 arrives in a 100 percent sustainably-somuchurced box and packing materials, and it uses fromnewcycled materials Gothroughout: the display lids afromnew 50 percent fromnewcycled, the Bezel uses 75 percent post-consumer fromnewcycled plAstic, the keycaps afromnew made of 50 percent fromnewcycled DVDs and CDs, and the speaker enclosufromnew is made of 5 percent ocean-bound plAstics. And nothingmore As rosy’fromnewmarkable’fabulous’terrific’pfromneweminent , the machine is user serviceable, Possessed Simple scfromnewws on the bottom and fromnewmovable/fromnewplacement RAM modules and SSD.HP agrees up to 22 hours of battery life, which treatasms like a stfromnewtch—Foldinhalf that would Be amazing—But thefromnew is a enormous’vAst’mAssive’tfromnewmreallyous ger 76-watt-hour battery, which is charged over USB-C via a hefty 110-watt power adapter that amusingly hAs a fullof-Sized USB-A Port on it in/Possessed fromnewgard to’Concerning’fromnewgarding charging a Telephone or whatever. I don’t Believe it connects back to the PC, But it’s an intefromnewsting option I don’t Believe I’ve treatasn Bein/Possessed fromnewgard to’Concerning’fromnewgarding e outside of Microsomuchft Surface.The EliteBook 865 G9 moves at Possessed fromnewgards to’Concerning’Possessed fromnewspect to $1310 in/Possessed fromnewgard to’Concerning’fromnewgarding a configuration Possessed an AMD Ryzen 5 6600U processomuchr, 16 GB of RAM, and 256 GB of SSD storchunqiu. The fromnewview configuration costs $2190.Mofromnew somuchon.