We checked 2,224 user and expert reviews for HP laptops 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 laptops range.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The EliteBook 8470p has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 8470p. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook 8470p is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.
Very New PCI Express Slot Version
The oldest PCI Express slot version of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 8470p is 2, the newest is 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2. With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the HP EliteBook 8470p has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
The EliteBook 8470p has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 8470p. Across all the medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 8470p the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The HP EliteBook 8470p supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of this age and spec.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop.
Has a Front Camera
The EliteBook 8470p has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 8470p.
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AC Cable Included
This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.
Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed
The average hard drive speed of medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago is 5,800 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the EliteBook 8470p has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory
Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 8470p the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook 8470p has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The EliteBook 8470p has an 802.11g WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years. Laptops of this type and age WiFi standards range from 802.11a to 802.11n.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.
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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The EliteBook 8470p does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 8470p.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as 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.
Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
The total storage capacity of laptops of this age and spec range from 1GB to 1.5TB. With a total storage capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 8470p has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.
If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C50-A (500GB).
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.
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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity
The smallest hard drive capacity of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years is 120GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. With a hard drive capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 8470p has one of the smallest hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most notebook PCs of this type and age do not have a touch sensitive screen. The EliteBook 8470p is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.
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 medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
Only 1,000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4.0 EDR Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.
The heights of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the EliteBook 8470p range from 1.8mm to 300mm, and the average height is 28mm. With a height of 34 millimeters, the EliteBook 8470p is fairly thick compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
This portable PC was released over three years ago.
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
The EliteBook 8470p has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs of this age and spec.
Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 8470p has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 8470p.
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Average Screen Size
The HP EliteBook 8470p has a relatively typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 8470p.
The HP EliteBook 8470p has a pretty average weight (2.1 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook 8470p.
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
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
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
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
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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
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 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
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