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HP EliteBook 8470p

Specifications

HP EliteBook 8470p
HP EliteBook 8470p (EliteBook 8470 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-3520M 2 x 2.9 - 3.6 GHz @ 3.4 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon HD 7570M - 1024 MB VRAM, Core: 500 MHz, Memory: 800 MHz, GDDR5, 64 Bit, atiumdag 8.951.6.0 / Win 7 64
Memory
4 GB 
, 1x 4 GB DDR3 1600 MHz
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixel, Anti-Glare HD display with LED back lighting , glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel QM77 (Panther Point)
Storage
Hitachi HTS727550A9E364, 500 GB 
, 7200 rpm, 500 GB, 7200 rpm
Soundcard
HD Audio
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 Firewire, 1 VGA, 1 DisplayPort, 1 optional Modem, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 eSata, Audio Connections: 1 Microphone, 1 Headset output, Card Reader: ExperssCard 54, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0+ EDR
Optical drive
HP DVD RW AD-7721H
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 34 x 338 x 231 ( = 1.34 x 13.31 x 9.09 in)
Battery
55 Wh Lithium-Ion, 10.8V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speakers, Keyboard: Chiclet, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
2.1 kg ( = 74.08 oz / 4.63 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1500 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 74.4% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 83%, features: 84%, display: 76% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 96%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 88%

Reviews for the HP EliteBook 8470p

87% Review HP EliteBook 8470p Notebook | Notebookcheck
Business and more? About a year ago we put the predecessor model, the 8460p, to the test. The manufacturer HP now introduces the EliteBook 8470p as the successor, although it has the same old look, the internal components have been revamped.
70% HP EliteBook 8470p review: business notebook with tons of power and features
Source: Tech Advisor English Archive.org version
HP's EliteBook 8470p offers stacks of built-in features, security options and connections to the past. It's a solidly built business machine with great performance and it feels comfortable to use. We just wish it had a higher resolution screen and perhaps a bit more RAM for the price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
75% HP EliteBook 8470p business notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English Archive.org version
As you can see, it's a very well stocked machine, which is what contributes to its overall heavy weight, despite being a manageable 14in form factor. It's a worthy laptop to consider if you want great performance while on-the-go and can't stand the thought of getting a full-on workstation notebook. Additionally, its keyboard, battery life, and matte screen are also positive points.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 75%
70% HP EliteBook 8470p
Source: Computer Shopper English Archive.org version
These days, store shelves and online outlets are overflowing with super-thin ultrabooks. Corporate customers looking for a compact, rugged laptop with good looks that's easy to upgrade should consider the EliteBook 8470p. Just note that if you want stellar battery life, you'll definitely want to splurge on an extra battery.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/31/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% HP EliteBook 8470p
Source: PC Mag English Archive.org version
The HP EliteBook 8470p is an overall good performer, so much so that it seems somewhat reductive to pigeonhole it as simply a business-class laptop. It's armed with enough oomph to double as a multimedia powerhouse and, to a lesser extent, gaming rig. Aside from its impressively engineered chassis, however, it doesn't offer much in terms of performance to distinguish it from lighter and less expensive systems, like the Lenovo IdeaPad Y580. Ultimately, it's a good choice for anyone looking for a rugged road companion. For everyone else, though, the Editors' Choice Lenovo Y580 is still the system to checking out.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/31/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

Series:

While everyone else is concentrating on Ultrabooks and tablets, HP seems to be keen in updating their business line laptops. The EliteBook 8470 is a typical business class laptop with a chassis that shouts ‘ab-normal’. For a start, it weighs 2.1 kg and has dimensions of a 5 year old laptop. The case feels tough enough to withstand any kind of hard-core usage and from some angles, it does look stunning.

Just like its predecessors, the Elitebook comes in a variety of options and configurations. However, since it is a business class laptop, even the lowest configuration would be enough to beat your regular laptop in terms of power and price. Connectivity isn’t a compromise for this beast. It comes with 2 USB 3.0 ports and 2 USB 2.0 ports, one of which doubles as an e-Sata port. Despite being a business laptop, the Elitebook comes with a AMD Radeon HD 7570M-DDR5 graphic card and an optional SSD to boost performance. It also comes with a DVD-RW drive.

The HP Elitebook 8470 is a perfect business laptop but is very specifically designed to serve users who require stronger build quality. It will fit well in the industrial sector.

AMD Radeon HD 7570M: Same chip as the Radeon HD 6630M, but only 64 bit memory interface and only 5 SIMDs (=400 Shader) activated. Differently clocked versions with DDR3 oder GDDR5 memory.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


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.  


3520M: Fastest Ivy-Bridge-based Dual-Core, 2,9 - 3,6 GHz core clock» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.00":

There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


HP: Founded in 1939, the US company is a major server and printer manufacturer and one of the leading IT companies in the world. Until 2015, the company was called Hewlett-Packard Company. After a split, the computer division was renamed HP Inc.

In 2023, HP had an approximate market share of 22% of global PC sales, making it number 2 after Lenovo.


74.4%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2012-09- 6 (Update: 2012-09- 6)