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HP 8470p 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Oct 2012
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HP Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 3,456 owner and expert reviews for HP portable PCs and found that on average HP has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

At 3, the HP 8470p has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Laptops that were released more than two years ago have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The HP 8470p has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 8470p. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.5 gigahertz, the HP 8470p has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 8470p. The slowest processor clock speed of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 8470p is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude E6430[plb_1458173_price] (2.6GHz and cheaper).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP 8470p supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of this age and spec.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop.

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Quite Long Battery Life

At 9.25 hours, the HP 8470p has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. Across all the laptops of this type and age the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h.

If this laptop battery life is too short for you then you might also want to look at the IdeaPad U430[pl_2353460_price] (10h), or the X230[pl_1465106_price] (10.3h) both from Lenovo or the HP EliteBook 8470p[plb_1531685_price] (9.3h).

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 8470p has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years also have a front camera.

It is worth also looking at other laptops which also have a front camera including the 8470p[pl_1613025_price], or the EliteBook 8470p[pl_1531685_price] both from HP or the Lenovo ThinkPad L540[plb_2122801_price].

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP 8470p has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

Other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper notebook PCs such as the Inspiron 17R[pl_1412334_price], or the Latitude E6430[pl_1458173_price] both from DELL.

If this laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Inspiron 15[pl_2300892_price] (750GB), or the Inspiron 17[pl_2253142_price] (750GB) both from DELL which is also cheaper.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the HP 8470p has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The hard drive speeds of laptops of this age and type range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Quite Big Operating Vibration

The HP 8470p has one of the biggest operating vibrations (0.75 gravity) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The operating vibrations of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 0.5G to 110G, and the average operating vibration is 1.3G.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the 8470p is 800MHz, the fastest is 3,100MHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2,200MHz. With a processor clock speed of 2,500 megahertz, the HP 8470p has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 8470p.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 23Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. At 62 watt-hours, the HP 8470p has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 8470p.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 8470p have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the HP 8470p which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 8470p does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 8470p.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might also want to consider including the HP EliteBook 8470p[plb_1531685_price], the Lenovo ThinkPad L540[plb_2122801_price], or the DELL Latitude E5530[plb_1412904_price].

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age 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.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Inspiron 17R[pl_1412334_price], and the Inspiron 15[pl_2523550_price] both from DELL or the Asus PU551LA[plb_2396541_price] is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X230[plb_1465106_price] (SSD), the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2353454_price] (SSD), or the DELL Latitude 12 7000[plb_2699090_price] (SSD).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP 8470p does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the 8470p also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to consider include the DELL Inspiron 15 7537[plb_2251818_price] which is also cheaper.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 EDR Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Vibration

The HP 8470p has a fairly big non-operating vibration (1.5 gravity) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 8470p. The average non-operating vibration of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.2G.

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Very Big Non-Operating Shock

The non-operating shock of the HP 8470p of 200 gravity is one of the biggest amongst laptops of this type and age. The smallest non-operating shock of laptops that have been around for a similar time to the 8470p is 60G and the biggest is 240G.

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Thick

The thinnest comparable spec laptop that is a similar age to the 8470p is 2.4mm thick and the thickest is 300mm. With a height of 34 millimeters, the HP 8470p is quite thick compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP 8470p

Released Over Four Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC has been on the market for over four years.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The HP 8470p has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

The HP 8470p has a pretty typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 8470p.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the Inspiron 17R[pl_1412334_price], or the Latitude E6430[pl_1458173_price] both from DELL which is cheaper.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_1546186_price] (6GB and cheaper), or the Asus X75A[plb_2440533_price] (6GB and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the HP 8470p has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of other 14" portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Latitude E6430[plb_1458173_price].

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the L540[pl_1622998_price] (15"), or the L540[pl_1623008_price] (15") both from Lenovo or the Fujitsu LifeBook E754[plb_2475302_price] (15.6").

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Average Weight

At 2.1 kilograms, the HP 8470p has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_1412334_price] (3kg and cheaper).

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Specification

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Processor Model
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
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Available Memory Slot
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Memory Layout
Memory Layout
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Internal Memory
Internal Memory Size
Hard Drive
Storage Medium
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Interface
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
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Audio System
Camera
Second Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Rear Camera
Built-In Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Cabling
4G
Data Network
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
3G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Networking Feature
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Modem (RJ-11) Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
ESATA/USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
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Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
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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 Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
External Power Adapter
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Face Recognition
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Wireless Display Connectivity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height
Depth
Depth
Width
Width
Packaging Data
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Power Supply Type
Internal Modem
Floppy Drive Installed
Ethernet Interface Type
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Display
Compliance Industry Standards
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Expert Reviews

(12)
12 June 2013

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....

Performance
Solid build quality
Good keyboard
Lots of built-in features
Robust metal case
Touchpad sometimes unreliable
Screen resolution too low
Feels heavy
Bulky appearance
Poor contrast display
29 May 2013

If you're the type of user who wants a lot of power and plenty of features in their laptop , the business-oriented HP EliteBook 8470p is worth a look. It's a chunky beast that actually gives you a... Read more…

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....

1 November 2012

EliteBook 8470p: Known strengths and weaknesses When on the hunt for a business notebook that reaches high demands, sooner or later you will certainly find yourself looking at the HP EliteBooks....

4 September 2012

The HP EliteBook 8470p is an impressive overall performer, so much so that it seems somewhat reductive to simply pigeonhole it as a business-class laptop. It's armed with enough oomph to handle...

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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 4 July 2016 by G.T. B
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this HP EliteBook 8470p 14-inch Notebook from 'The Designer Laptop Shop'; it was for my computer naive brother and replaced his Acer 5532. Given the HP laptop is circa four years old it's... Read more…

Reviewed 29 June 2016 by Drfridge
(Verified Purchase)
(Verified Purchase)

It is in working condition.But not the worth for the cost show as Hardware casing life does not showing any value add.I feel like casing will last soon after few months time .HDMI port is also not... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp 64b, hp 3210, hp 3320, hp 64bi, hp 8470, hp 64bit, hp 8470p, hp a5u78, hp 3210m, hp h5f54, hp b5p22, hp 3320m, hp a5u78a, hp h5f54e, hp b5p22u, hp i53360, hp p243618, hp b5p22ut, hp i53360m, hp p243637, hp p243658, hp a5u78av, hp h5f54ea, hp hddh5f54, hp h5f54eaa, hp p243618p, hp b5p22uta
Barcodes 00065430005643, 00738759679948, 00887111047069, 00887111304162, 00887111304223, 00887111670731, 00887111811264, 00887111882479, 00887111882486, 00887111883032, 00887111883049, 00888182080023

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2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
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