HP medium processor core laptops have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs HP is one of the superior brands.
Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The HP 8470p has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 8470p is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.
Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version
The HP 8470p has a fairly new PCI Express slot version (3) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the 8470p. The average PCI Express slot version of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 2.2.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Laptops that came out around the same time as the 8470p have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At 1,250 megahertz, the HP 8470p has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
At 2.7 gigahertz, the HP 8470p has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the 8470p. The average processor clock speed of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 2.1GHz.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The HP 8470p supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.
This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the 8470p.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC.
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Quite Long Battery Life
The battery lifes of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 8470p range from 2h to 4,700h. With a battery life of 9.25 hours, the HP 8470p has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 8470p, the HP 8470p has a front camera.
Very Fast Hard Drive Speed
When compared to other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the 8470p, the hard drive speed of the HP 8470p of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest. Similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the 8470p have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,800 RPM.
Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The HP 8470p has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.4 gigahertz) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 8470p is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3,300GHz.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The HP 8470p has an 802.11g WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Across all notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 8470p the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.
Six Battery Cells
Most medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago have between two and eight battery cells, including the HP 8470p which has six battery cells.
Quite Big Battery Capacity
The HP 8470p has a quite big battery capacity (62 watt-hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 8470p. The battery capacities of laptops of a comparable type and age to the 8470p range from 5Wh to 100Wh.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This laptop has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on laptops of this age and type.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.
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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
The HP 8470p is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the 8470p have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Most of the other portable PCs that have been around 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 the most commonly found storage medium on comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago. 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.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.
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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The HP 8470p does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only 1,000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4.0 EDR Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
The heights of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the 8470p range from 1.8mm to 300mm, and the average height is 28mm. At 34 millimeters, the HP 8470p is quite thick compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 8470p.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
HP released the 8470p over three years ago.
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
The HP 8470p has a better processor family than most similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
Average Total Storage Capacity
The HP 8470p has a relatively average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the 8470p.
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Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the HP 8470p has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the 8470p.
If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Asus X552CL (£465.95) (6GB).
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 14 inches, the HP 8470p has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the 8470p.
At 2.1 kilograms, the HP 8470p has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the 8470p.
If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP 8470p (£674.00) (2.1kg).
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel QM77 Express
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR3L-SDRAM
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 Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 400, Intel HD Graphics 4000
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
AMD Radeon HD 7570M
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete 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
Modem (RJ-11) Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
Combo Headphone/mic 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
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
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
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 AES New Instructions
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
Handheld Remote Control
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
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