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HP EliteBook 8470w 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.9GHz 4GB Dec 2012
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20 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP is one of the superior notebook PC brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and HP also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The EliteBook 8470w is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 8470w have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz. At 650 megahertz, the EliteBook 8470w has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 8470w.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 8470w have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2. When compared to other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 8470w that we have checked the PCI Express slot version of, the EliteBook 8470w's PCI Express slot version of 3 is one of the newest.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The EliteBook 8470w has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,250 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that came out more than two years ago. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 8470w the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The EliteBook 8470w has a very fast processor clock speed (2.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 8470w. The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 8470w range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The EliteBook 8470w has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. Most laptops that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 8470w processor families range from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP EliteBook 8470w supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop'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 EliteBook 8470w.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The EliteBook 8470w has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 8470w also have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The EliteBook 8470w has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.6 gigahertz) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 3GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 23Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. When compared to other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 8470w that we have checked the battery capacity of, the EliteBook 8470w's battery capacity of 100 watt-hours is one of the biggest.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the HP EliteBook 8470w has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Nine Battery Cells

The EliteBook 8470w has more battery cells than most of the portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook 8470w. This HP laptop is a nine battery cell count portable PC compared to most of the notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 8470w which only have between one and eight battery cells.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Fairly Big L3 Cache

At 4 megabytes, the EliteBook 8470w has a fairly big L3 cache compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the L3 caches range from 2MB to 6MB.

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Very Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the HP EliteBook 8470w has a very big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook 8470w. The processor caches of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 8470w range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The HP EliteBook 8470w does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the EliteBook 8470w.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of a similar spec and 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.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the T420s (£972.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The EliteBook 8470w does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 8470w also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 EDR Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Thick

At 31.8 millimeters, the EliteBook 8470w is quite thick compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 8470w. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 8470w the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 8470w

Released Over Four Years Ago

HP released the EliteBook 8470w over four years ago.

Average Weight

The EliteBook 8470w has a fairly typical weight (2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 8470w.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 8470w has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 8470w.

If this HP notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (512GB and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 8470w has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 8470w.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba Satellite C55-B (£457.39) (6GB), or the DELL Inspiron 15 (6GB).

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Average Screen Size

The HP EliteBook 8470w has a fairly typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the EliteBook 8470w.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the T410 (£263.99) (14.1"), or the L540 (£674.86) (15") both from Lenovo.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Technology
Processor
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Hard Disk Drive
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
Glossy Display
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Built-In Camera
Networking
Cabling
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Networking Feature
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
I/O Port
Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
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 Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Security Management Description
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Expansion Slot
Manageability Feature
Ethernet Interface Type
Dimensions
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Wireless Technology
Display
Battery Type

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp 8470, hp c8j79, hp 8470p, hp c8j79p, hp c8j79pa
Barcodes 00887111301949, 00887758128152

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