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HP 2570p 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 2GB 320GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 2GB Oct 2012
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Lighten Your Workload. Optimized for Windows 8 Pro, this ultra-portable notebook turns heads with its petite size and business rugged design. Get to work with a standard voltage processor,... More
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15 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Medium processor core notebook PCs produced by HP have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.

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 are a comparable age to it.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

The PCI Express slot version of the HP 2570p of 3 is one of the newest amongst notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the 2570p. Comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the 2570p have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of portable PCs of this age and type range from 200MHz to 650MHz. The HP 2570p has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The HP 2570p has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,200 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of portable PCs of this spec and age is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the HP 2570p has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP 2570p supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. This HP portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also 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 amongst all notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the 2570p.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC.

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Light

The lightest laptop that came out around the same time as the 2570p is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. With a weight of only 1.6 kilograms, the HP 2570p is fairly light compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the 2570p.

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Quite Fast Processor Front Side Bus

The slowest processor front side bus of laptops of this age and type is 1.3MHz and the fastest is 1,600MHz. At 1,600 megahertz, the HP 2570p has a fairly fast processor front side bus compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 2570p.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the HP 2570p has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 2570p range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. The HP 2570p has a fairly fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the 2570p.

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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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Six Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the 2570p have between one and eight battery cells, including the HP 2570p which has six battery cells.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh. With a battery capacity of 62 watt-hours, the HP 2570p has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Narrow

With a width of only 305 millimeters, the HP 2570p is quite narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 2570p. The narrowest laptop that was released more than two years ago is 38mm wide and the widest is 430mm.

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13 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The HP 2570p is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the 2570p have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The HP 2570p is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the HP 2570p's internal memory is one of the smallest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the 2570p is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The HP 2570p does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The HP 2570p has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 12.5 inches) amongst laptops of this age. The average screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 2570p is 15".

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 2570p does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago do have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 2570p have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB. At only 320 gigabytes, the HP 2570p has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

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

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 2570p the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB. At only 320 gigabytes, the HP 2570p has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 2570p.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop 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 notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the 2570p do not have a touch sensitive screen. The HP 2570p is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP 2570p

Released Over Four Years Ago

HP released the 2570p over four years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The HP 2570p has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most laptops of this age and spec. Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Specification

Design
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Manufacturer
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Supported
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Cabling Technology
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Ports
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
ESATA/USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Display

Expert Reviews

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As we said at the beginning of our review, the HP EliteBook 2570p isn't the newest or sexiest Windows PC, but it is an extremely appealing notebook for enterprise businesses with a large mobile...

7 June 2013

I had said that my major complaint about the Elitebook 8440w was that I had to return it ? but as of now I would gladly trade the 8440w for the 2570p due to portability and performance! For me...

HP's EliteBook 2570p is a solid ultraportable for business professionals, offering decent battery life and flexible expansion. However, its lackluster display quality may turn off some travelers...

20 March 2013

The HP EliteBook 2570p combines long battery life with a rock-solid design and smart software, making it a compelling business ultraportable...

9 February 2013

In the end, the EliteBook 2570p is a sturdy, well-built laptop that screams professionalism, and can prove itself out in the field. The Core i5 keeps the laptop humming along nicely, and while the...

2 January 2013

Over the past few years the trend in laptops has been to get thinner and lighter, often at the expense of power and features. The result has been a host of ultra-portable notebook computers that... Read more…

3 August 2012

Although chunky, the impressive performance and flexibility of this 12.5-inch laptop would make the hardened business road warrior happy...

4 October 2012

Le HP Elitebook 2570p possède même forces et faiblesses que son prédécesseur. Le gros problème reste l'écran - bien qu'il soit maintenant un petit peu plus lumineux, il reste bien trop...

22 October 2012

EliteBook 2570p odziedziczy?y zalety i wady poprzednika. Równie? w tym modelu nieco zbyt ciemny obraz wy?wietlany przez matryc? jest g?ówn? cech? negatywn?, która ogranicza mobilno?? tego...

24 March 2014

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Extremely durable
Nice keyboard
Excellent battery life
Great speakers
Great looks for a business machine, excellent general performance, solid graphics performance, excellent balance of features
Thick and heavy compared to Ultrabooks
Small touchpad
Good, but not great performance
While the light is a nice addition, by now all of their products should have shifted to lighted keyboards
Mediocre display quality
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp 2570, hp 2570p
Barcodes 00887111347206, 08871113472068
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