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HP ProBook 6470b 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Dec 2012
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Tailored for business. Optimized for Windows 7 Professional, this configurable notebook features a 35,6 cm (14") diagonal display and UMA or discrete graphics1. From the professional design to... More
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20 Reasons For

HP Has Good Portable PC Reviews

HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all notebook PCs HP is one of the better rated manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, 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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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

Across all the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ProBook 6470b the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3. The ProBook 6470b has a quite new PCI Express slot version (3) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 6470b.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 650 megahertz, the ProBook 6470b has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 6470b. Notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 6470b have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ProBook 6470b supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Most laptops of this age and spec support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of this age and type.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The ProBook 6470b has a better storage medium than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. This HP portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most notebook PCs of this age and spec have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 6470b.

The worst storage medium across similar types of notebook PC is HDD.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This laptop has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ProBook 6470b has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ProBook 6470b also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The ProBook 6470b has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 6470b.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP. When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the ProBook 6470b's front camera resolution of 1,280 megapixel is one of the highest.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops of this age and type.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Fast DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

At 8 CD-speeds, the HP ProBook 6470b has a very fast DVD+R double layer read speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 6470b. Notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 6470b have DVD+R double layer read speeds of between 4x and 8x, and the average DVD+R double layer read speed is 6.6x.

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Very Fast DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

The slowest DVD-R double layer read speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ProBook 6470b is 4x, the fastest is 8x, and the average DVD-R double layer read speed is 6.6x. When compared to other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 6470b that we have assessed, the DVD-R double layer read speed of the ProBook 6470b of 8 CD-speeds is one of the fastest.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ProBook 6470b has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of this age and type. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an HDD storage medium.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of portable PC is HDD.

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Quite Fast DVD-R Dual Layer Read Speed

The DVD-R dual layer read speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 6470b range from 4x to 8x. At 8 CD-speeds, the ProBook 6470b has a quite fast DVD-R dual layer read speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ProBook 6470b.

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Quite Fast CD Rewrite Speed

The CD rewrite speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 4x to 16x. At 10 CD-speeds, the ProBook 6470b has a fairly fast CD rewrite speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ProBook 6470b.

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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 that were launched around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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Narrow

At only 338 millimeters, the ProBook 6470b is fairly narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ProBook 6470b. The widths of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 38mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 128 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 6470b has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago. Portable PCs of this spec and age have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the HP EliteBook 820 G1[plb_1871315_price] (180GB).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ProBook 6470b does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ProBook 6470b also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Thick

The HP ProBook 6470b is one of the thicker notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ProBook 6470b (34 millimeters) amongst portable PCs of this age. The thinnest portable PC of this type and age is 2.4mm thick, the thickest is 300mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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7 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 6470b

Released Over Four Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over four years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.5 gigahertz, the ProBook 6470b has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the T410[pl_1629753_price] (2.53GHz), or the T440p[pl_3682866_price] (2.6GHz) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The ProBook 6470b has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most laptops of this spec and age. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Battery Life

The HP ProBook 6470b has a fairly standard battery life (8 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

If this notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3085960_price] (8.2h).

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Average Internal Memory

The ProBook 6470b has a fairly average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 6470b.

If you want a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite L50t[plb_2654704_price] (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

The ProBook 6470b has a relatively standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Lenovo T410[plb_1629753_price] (14.1").

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Average Weight

The HP ProBook 6470b has a fairly standard weight (2 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 6470b.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
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
Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Optical Drive
DVD-RAM Write Speed
DVD-RAM Read Speed
DVD+RW Write Speed
DVD+RW Read Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD+R Write Speed
DVD+R Read Speed
DVD-RW Write Speed
DVD-RW Read Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD-R Write Speed
DVD-R Read Speed
CD Rewrite Speed
CD Write Speed
CD Read Speed
Disc
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Auto Focus
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Cabling
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
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
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size 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 Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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
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 Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
WiFi Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
64-Bit Computing Architecture

Expert Reviews

(3)
31 December 2012

Stylish, small and strong: HP's ProBook 6470b business laptop The HP ProBook 6470b (B5W83AW) is definitely an Office device with many assets. The flawless workmanship and elegant aluminum casing...

30 December 2012

HP ProBook 6470b to rasowy laptop biurowy o licznych zaletach. Podoba? mog? si? przede wszystkim ?wietna jako?? wykonania i aluminiowa w du?ej cz??ci obudowa. Poza tym laptop ten ma liczny zestaw...

17 April 2013

Das HP hält unter Officebedingungen 6:46 Stunden durch. Das sind nur 14 Minuten weniger als der Rekordhalter in dieser Disziplin, das mit einer sehr schwachen CPU ausgestattete Lenovo B575e. Und... Read more…

Solid workmanship
Many interfaces
Temperature management
Performance
Battery life
Poor black value and contrast
Tight viewing angles
System noise
Saba jako czerni i niski kontrast, wskie kty widzenia, haas

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp p243633, hp p243633p
Barcodes 00887111085474, 00887111085528, 00887111085573, 00887111085597, 00887111085634, 00887111085719, 00887111085726, 00887111687326, 00887111687333, 00887111687340, 00887111687371, 00887111687425, 00887111689337, 00887111689344, 00887111689399

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