Based on 2,224 expert and owner reviews, HP has good reviews for its portable PCs. HP also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core laptops range compared to other brands.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
At 650 megahertz, the EliteBook 8470p has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of laptops that are a similar age to the EliteBook 8470p range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz.
Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version
At 3, the EliteBook 8470p has a quite new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the EliteBook 8470p. Laptops of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 8470p have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook 8470p the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,100 megahertz, the EliteBook 8470p has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
The average processor clock speed of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 8470p is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the EliteBook 8470p has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The HP EliteBook 8470p supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. Most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it 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 laptops of this spec and age.
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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Has a Front Camera
The EliteBook 8470p has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.
Very Fast Hard Drive Speed
Medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 8470p have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the HP EliteBook 8470p has a very fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory
The maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. At 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook 8470p has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 8470p.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The EliteBook 8470p has a better Wi-Fi standard than most laptops that were released more than two years ago. This HP notebook PC has an 802.11g WiFi standard, whereas most medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard. The worst Wi-Fi standard of all portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook 8470p is 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.
Six Battery Cells
The EliteBook 8470p is a six battery cell count laptop. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have between two and eight battery cells.
Fairly Big Battery Capacity
With a battery capacity of 55 watt-hours, the EliteBook 8470p has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the EliteBook 8470p. The smallest battery capacity of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 5Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.
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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
Most laptops of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 8470p have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the HP EliteBook 8470p which has one PCI Express lane (max).
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The EliteBook 8470p does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook 8470p do have a full-size keyboard.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years. 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
Most medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the EliteBook 8470p do not have a touch sensitive screen. The HP EliteBook 8470p is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.
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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System
This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.
Only 1,000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This notebook PC supports a 4.0 EDR Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
With a height of 34 millimeters, the EliteBook 8470p is fairly thick compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 8470p. Across all the portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the EliteBook 8470p the heights range from 1.8mm to 300mm.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
This portable PC has been on the market for over three years.
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 laptops that were launched around the same time as it.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the EliteBook 8470p has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 8470p.
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Average Internal Memory
The EliteBook 8470p has a fairly average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.
Average Screen Size
The HP EliteBook 8470p has a fairly standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook 8470p.
At 2.1 kilograms, the HP EliteBook 8470p has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.
If you would consider a notebook PC with 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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
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
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
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
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
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