We calculated the average ratings for all HP laptops and specifically for HP medium processor core laptops and found that in both cases HP had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years range from 200MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the HP 8470p has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The HP 8470p supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. This HP portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of this age and type support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.
Has a Front Camera
The HP 8470p has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the 8470p also have a front camera.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as it.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The HP 8470p has an 802.11g WiFi standard which is better than most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. Most medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. The best Wi-Fi standard of all medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago is 802.11n and the worst is 802.11a.
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Six Battery Cells
The HP 8470p is a six battery cell count notebook PC.
9 Reasons Against
Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
The HP 8470p is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the 8470p have a full-size keyboard, however the HP 8470p does not have a full-size keyboard.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The HP 8470p does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
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Only One USB 2.0 Port
The HP 8470p is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 8470p have between one and four USB 2.0 ports.
Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System
This notebook PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.
Only 1,000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of this age and type.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4.0 EDR Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as it.
With a height of 34 millimeters, the HP 8470p is fairly thick compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 8470p. Across all the medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago the heights range from 1.8mm to 300mm.
7 Other reasons to consider the HP 8470p
Released Over Three Years Ago
This notebook PC was released over three years ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.5 gigahertz, the HP 8470p has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the 8470p.
Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo X230 (2.6GHz and higher rated).
Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family
The HP 8470p has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of this age and spec.
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Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the HP 8470p has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the 8470p.
Average Internal Memory
The HP 8470p has a fairly average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.
If this HP laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the X550CA (£899.48) (6GB), or the X552CL (£465.95) (6GB) both from Asus.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 14 inches, the HP 8470p has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the 8470p.
With a weight of 2.1 kilograms, the HP 8470p has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel QM77 Express
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 400, Intel HD Graphics 4000
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DVD Super Multi, DVD Super Multi DL
SRS Premium Sound PRO
4.0, 4.0 EDR
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
ESATA/USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Windows 7 Professional
Microsoft Security Essentials,HP Connection Manager,HP Hotkey Support,HP Peak Power Manager,HP Power Assistant,HP ProtectTools,HP ProtectTools Security Manager,HP Recovery Manager,HP Support Assistant,HP Webcam Software,HP Wireless Hotspot,Adobe Flash Player,Corel WinDVD,PDF Complete Corporate Editi
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium, Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Adapter Power
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
-15.24 - 12192
-15.24 - 3048
Storage Relative Humidity Range
5 - 95
Operating Relative Humidity Range
10 - 90
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video