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HP EliteBook 8470w

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

4 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Oct 2012
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13 Reasons For

HP Has Good Portable PC Reviews

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of a similar type and age to the EliteBook 8470w is 430MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. At 650 megahertz, the HP EliteBook 8470w has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook 8470w.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP EliteBook 8470w supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this HP laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

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.

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

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Has a Front Camera

The EliteBook 8470w has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years also have a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo Y50, or the HP Zbook 17.

Alternative laptops which also have a front camera that you might also want to look at include the HP 8470w (£1,104.58).

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the EliteBook 8470w has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst laptops of this age. The average hard drive speed of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 8470w is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Narrow

The average width of laptops that are a similar age to the EliteBook 8470w is 380mm. With a width of only 338 millimeters, the HP EliteBook 8470w is one of the narrower many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 8470w amongst portable PCs of this age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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6 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 EliteBook 8470w have a full-size keyboard, however the HP EliteBook 8470w does not have a full-size keyboard.

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

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 8470w the screen sizes range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 16". With a screen size of only 14 inches, the EliteBook 8470w has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire V3-551G (15.6"), or the HP ENVY 15 (15.6") which is also cheaper.

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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 notebook PCs of this type and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this laptop 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 typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the EliteBook 8470w has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of this age and type range from 1GB to 8.2GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 EDR Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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7 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 8470w

Released Over Four Years Ago

HP released the EliteBook 8470w over four years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the HP EliteBook 8470w has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at 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

The HP EliteBook 8470w has a pretty average total storage capacity (750 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook 8470w.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Aspire V3-551G (1TB and cheaper), the Aspire V3-551G (1TB and cheaper), or the Aspire V3-551G (1TB and cheaper) all from Acer.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the EliteBook 8470w has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 8470w.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire V3-551 (2.6kg and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the EliteBook 8470w has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 8470w.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Aspire V3-551G (8GB and cheaper), or the Aspire V3-551G (8GB and cheaper) both from Acer or the MSI GS60 (8GB and cheaper).

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. 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.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the Aspire V3-551, or the Aspire V3-551G both from Acer or the DELL XPS 15.

If the storage medium of this many processor core laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the HP EliteBook 755 (SSD and cheaper).

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 5.7 hours, the HP EliteBook 8470w has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 8470w.

If you would prefer a longer battery life then you might want to look at the ThinkPad T540 (11h), the T440p (£2,259.98) (12.7h), or the ThinkPad T540 (13h) all from Lenovo.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
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
Windows Key
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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Dimensions
Size
Maximum Hard Drive Capacity

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp ly542, hp ly542e, hp ly542et
Barcodes 00887111863171, 00887111863188, 00887758277157

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HP ZBook vs HP EliteBook 8470w

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4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.8GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 15.6"
HP EliteBook 8470w
4 core Intel Core i7-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 750GB HDD 14"
£ 1,461.58 £1,104.58
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£ 849.99 £1,104.58
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