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HP 8470w 4 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 750GB HDD 14" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Aug 2013
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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We calculated the average ratings for all HP laptops and also specifically for HP many processor core portable PCs and found that in both cases HP had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 650 megahertz, the HP 8470w has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the 8470w. Laptops of a comparable type and age to the 8470w have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 430MHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops of this spec and age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP 8470w supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it. Most similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

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 many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the 8470w.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 8470w has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also have a front camera.

Other laptops with a front camera currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo Y50, or the HP ZBook 17.

Other notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to look at include the HP EliteBook 8470w.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the 8470w is 4.8MB, and the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB. With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the HP 8470w has one of the bigger processor caches amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Eight Processor Threads

The HP 8470w is a eight processor thread notebook PC.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the HP 8470w has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 8470w.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Narrow

Across all the laptops that are a similar age to the 8470w the widths range from 240mm to 430mm, and the average width is 380mm. At only 338 millimeters, the HP 8470w is quite narrow compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 8470w.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 8470w have a full-size keyboard, however the HP 8470w does not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth also looking at alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Zbook 17, or the ZBook 17 both from HP or the Lenovo Y50.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The HP 8470w has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 14 inches) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The screen sizes of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 16".

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the DELL Precision M4800 (15.6" and cheaper), or the Lenovo T540p (15.6" and cheaper).

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP 8470w has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. The average internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 8470w is 8.4GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

If this many processor core laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the HP ZBook 17 (8GB and cheaper), or the MSI GS60 (8GB and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 8470w, the HP 8470w does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the Lenovo Y50, the HP ENVY 17 (£1,028.00), or the DELL XPS 15 is also worth considering.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The HP 8470w has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years is 2.4GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 EDR Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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6 Other reasons to consider the HP 8470w

Released Over Three Years Ago

This many processor core laptop has been on the market for over three years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The HP 8470w has a relatively average processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the HP ENVY 17 (£1,028.00) (2.5GHz), or the Acer Aspire V Nitro 17 (2.5GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 750 gigabytes, the HP 8470w has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the 8470w.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 15 (1TB), the MSI GS70 (1TB), or the HP ENVY 17 (£1,028.00) (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the HP 8470w has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the 8470w.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Aspire V3-551G (2.6kg and cheaper), or the Aspire V3-551 (2.6kg and cheaper) both from Acer.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on many processor core portable 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 portable PC to all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think the DELL XPS 15, and the Acer Aspire V3-551 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the HP EliteBook 755 (SSD and cheaper).

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Average Battery Life

At 5.7 hours, the HP 8470w has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

If you want a longer battery life then you might want to look at the ThinkPad T540 (11h), the T440p (£875.00) (12.7h), or the ThinkPad T540 (13h) all from Lenovo.

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Specification

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L3 Cache
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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
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Memory
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Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Flash Memory
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
4G
4G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
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
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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
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 Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
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Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(4)
15 November 2012

HP's EliteBook 8470w is a very good implementation of cutting-edge laptop technology alongside fundamental workstation qualities . Particularly the connectivity, upgrade options and casing quality...

21 July 2014

14-calowy notebook do zastosowa? profesjonalnych. Wydajny procesor Core i7 oraz uk?ad graficzny AMD z serii FirePro sprawiaj?, ?e praca nawet z najbardziej wymagaj?cymi aplikacjami b?dzie si?... Read more…

Good system performance
Good mobility qualities
Very good casing, material and build quality
Very good keyboard
Very good connectivity and expansion options
Screen mostly only average quality and covered with a fine, annoying grid
Virtually useless keyboard lamp
Loud hard disk
Cramped arrow keys
3 December 2012

Nu är de här! De starkaste nya Ivy Bridge-modellerna på mobilsidan har dröjt, men nu har de landat med fyrkärniga Core i7-processorer, högre prestanda och sänkt strömförbrukning.Vi har... Read more…

2 November 2012

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Nu är de här! De starkaste nya Ivy Bridge-modellerna på mobilsidan har dröjt, men nu har de landat med fyrkärniga Core i7-processorer, högre prestanda och sänkt strömförbrukning.Vi har... Read more…

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 3 November 2014 by Bill L.
(Verified Purchase)

Replaced Hard drive with 500GB SSD System now is faster than any previous machine and all of it's peers. Get one. ;-)...

Sturdy and durable - feels strong
Works fast
Simple and functional design
Long Battery Life
Needed RAM upgrade
Has no DVDCD drive

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp ly542, hp ly542e, hp ly542et

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4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.2GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.6"
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4 core Intel Core i7-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 750GB HDD 14"
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50% Bigger Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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HP ZBook vs HP 8470w

HP ZBook vs HP 8470w
HP ZBook
4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.8GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 15.6"
HP 8470w
4 core Intel Core i7-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 750GB HDD 14"
£ 1,461.58 £1,104.58
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Significantly Bigger Internal Memory
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DELL XPS 15 vs HP 8470w

DELL XPS 15 vs HP 8470w
DELL XPS 15
4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.3GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.6"
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£ 856.49 £1,104.58
£248 Cheaper
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