HP EliteBook 8560w
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the HP EliteBook 8560w
Source: Good Gear Guide
As you can see, it's a packed notebook and one that should appeal to demanding users who require lots of processing power both in the office and while out on a job. It's a well built machine that feels sturdy and it has a wide array of useful features. We had a problem with the space bar on our test model, but we're hoping that's an anomaly.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/30/2011
Rating: Total score: 75%
Source: Techreview Source
The HP EliteBook 8560w is a 15.6-inch laptop that offers performance that excels to the top of its category because of its Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and a speedy 750GB hard drive. It offers lots of connectivity and ports as well as discrete graphics, but we found the display to be a little small for the 1080p full HD resolution.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: PC Advisor
Though the display is a bit small for the chores users normally perform at a workstation, the HP EliteBook 8560w is otherwise a very capable unit, and it's affordably priced for its ilk.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC World
Though the display is a bit small for the chores users normally perform at a workstation, the 8560w is otherwise a very capable unit, and it's affordably priced for its ilk.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
The HP EliteBook 8560w provides fantastic workstation performance and a gorgeous 1080p display in an attractive and durable package. However, we highly recommend a pre-configured model to our pricey configuration. Some may prefer the Lenovo ThinkPad W520 workstation because it offers much longer battery life along with a better pointing stick. But if you want a more modern design and better audio quality to go along with your muscle, the EliteBook 8560w is a smart choice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
The HP EliteBook 8560w proves that a manufacturer can offer a powerful, secure, rugged mobile workstation that looks good, too. No, it probably won't be winning any beauty contests against an Apple MacBook Pro, but it isn't a big, bulky, boring rectangle, either.HP's versatile EliteBook 8560w shows that a mobile workstation can be rugged and a solid performer and still look good.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 70%
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850:
The HD 5850 is a slower clocked HD 5870 and is reliant on fast GDDR5 memory to perform in the high-end segment. It is based on the Desktop HD 5770 chip but with a lower clock speed.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
2820QM: Fast Quad-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
79.17%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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