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HP EliteBook 8470p
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HP EliteBook 8470p 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 3GHz 4GB Jan 2013
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Corporate Elite. Optimized for Windows 8 Pro, this premier notebook offers a 35,6 cm (14") diagonal display. The business rugged design, graphics choices, powerful processing and smooth audio... More
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15 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other brands.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The EliteBook 8470p is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 8470p only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

The oldest PCI Express slot version of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 2 and the newest is 3. With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the EliteBook 8470p has one of the newest PCI Express slot versions amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The EliteBook 8470p has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,300 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs that were launched around the same time as 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.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The EliteBook 8470p has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (650 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of this type and age is 370MHz.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the EliteBook 8470p the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 3 gigahertz, the EliteBook 8470p's processor clock speed is one of the fastest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 8470p.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The HP EliteBook 8470p has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. Across all portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 8470p the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, the EliteBook 8470p has a front camera.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

When compared to other portable PCs of this age and type that we have assessed, the maximum turbo frequency of the HP EliteBook 8470p of 3.7 gigahertz is one of the fastest. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The EliteBook 8470p has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the EliteBook 8470p have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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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 a comparable type and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Very Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the EliteBook 8470p has a very big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The average processor cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.9MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 8470p have a full-size keyboard, however the HP EliteBook 8470p does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age. 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.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago 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.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 EDR Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Thick

With a height of 34 millimeters, the EliteBook 8470p is quite thick compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 8470p. The thinnest medium processor core notebook PC that was released more than two years ago is 2.4mm thick, the thickest is 300mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 8470p

Released Over Four Years Ago

HP released the EliteBook 8470p over four years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The EliteBook 8470p has a pretty standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 8470p.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

The HP EliteBook 8470p has a relatively standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 8470p.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Asus X552CL (£465.95) (6GB).

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Average Screen Size

The EliteBook 8470p has a fairly standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 8470p.

If this HP laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the T410 (£263.99) (14.1"), or the L540 (£600.00) (15") both from Lenovo.

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Average Weight

At 2.1 kilograms, the EliteBook 8470p has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook 8470p.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the HP 8470p (2.1kg).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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Product Type
Processor
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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
3G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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 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
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
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
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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c5a77eaaby, h5e20eaaby, h5e12eaaby, hp p243635, hp p243635p
Barcodes 00887758260678, 00887758263556, 00887758263617, 00887758263624, 00887758263648, 00887758264492, 00887758264508, 00887758269916, 00887758295717, 00887758295908, 00887758295915, 00887758306765, 00887758363102, 00887758378762, 00887758385791, 00887758385838, 00887758726655

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