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HP 2570p 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Jun 2013
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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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23 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

Based on seven expert reviews from sites including computershopper.com, Laptopmag.com, notebookcheck.biz and CNET.com.au the average expert rating of this notebook PC is 78 out of 100.

Robust

A number of HP 2570p owners reckoned that this laptop was well made. Laptopmag.com mentioned in their review of this laptop “The 12.5-inch EliteBook 2570p continues this tradition with solid performance” . Slashgear.com wrote in their HP 2570p review “The EliteBook 2570p is a sturdy, well-built laptop that screams professionalism”.

One customer who purchased the product concluded that it was strong and durable. Expert website Laptopmag.com wrote “HP's Elitebook line of enterprise-friendly notebooks has long offered business users a strong combination of power, durability and flexibility” in their review of this laptop.

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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

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

Good Battery Life

One customer thought this laptop had a good battery life. Expert review site Computershopper.com wrote in their review of this laptop “HP's EliteBook 2570p is a solid ultraportable for business professionals, offering decent battery life and flexible expansion” .

Nice Design

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the HP 2570p was good looking. Gadling.com mentioned three years ago “The result has been a host of ultra-portable notebook computers that are sleek and stylish” in their review of this laptop.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

Comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 2570p have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3. With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the HP 2570p has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The HP 2570p has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 2570p is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Good Size

One person who reviewed the product mentioned that it was a good height. Cnet.com.au wrote on expert review site CNET.com.au “The newest EliteBook's height got us momentarily excited that there might be decent graphics i”.

One HP 2570p owner who bought this laptop thought it was thin. Expert review site Gadling.com wrote “Over the past few years the trend in laptops has been to get thinner and lighter, often at the expense of power” in their review of this laptop.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz, the HP 2570p has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 2570p have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. The HP 2570p has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP 2570p supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of this age and type. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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

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16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This portable PC has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is the most frequently found supported number of colours display on notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 2570p has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago also have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might want to look at including the Lenovo B50-45[plb_3099410_price], or the DELL Vostro 3560[plb_1412318_price] which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2010002_price].

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Quite Long Battery Life

Comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 2570p have battery lifes of between 2h and 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h. At 9.3 hours, the HP 2570p has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 2570p has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 2570p.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this portable PC and we think the Asus X553MA[plb_2396589_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a front camera that you might want to look at including the Inspiron 15[pl_2010002_price], or the Inspiron 15[pl_2360347_price] both from DELL.

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Light

The HP 2570p is fairly light (only 1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The lightest medium processor core notebook PC that came out around the same time as the 2570p is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the EliteBook 2570p[pl_1463406_price] (1.6kg), the 2570p[pl_1455240_price] (1.6kg), or the 2570p[pl_2010074_price] (1.6kg) all from HP.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The HP 2570p has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency (3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the 2570p. The maximum turbo frequencies of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the 2570p range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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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 laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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Narrow

The narrowest laptop of this age and spec is 38mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. The HP 2570p is quite narrow (only 305 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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12 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The HP 2570p is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for 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 notebook PC.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 12.5 inches, the HP 2570p has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 2570p. The average screen size of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 2570p is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the Lenovo G70-70[plb_3375260_price] (17.3").

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. With a total storage capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the HP 2570p has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 320GB total storage capacity laptops to this laptop and we think a cheaper portable PC such as the Vostro 3560[pl_1412318_price], and the Latitude E6430[pl_2045891_price] both from DELL or you might consider a higher rated portable PC such as the Lenovo T420[plb_1562255_price] are also worth considering.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo G70-70[plb_3375260_price] (1TB).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. 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.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops that have an HDD storage media and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Vostro 3560[plb_1412318_price], and the Asus X553MA[plb_2396589_price] is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this HP notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2059085_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

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

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 2570p is 590GB. 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 are a comparable age to the 2570p.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years 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.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think the ProBook 450[pl_2376206_price], or the EliteBook 820 G1[pl_2305898_price] both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2010002_price] is also worth considering.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the 2570p have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the HP 2570p which has one USB 2.0 port.

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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 portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 EDR Bluetooth version, 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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3 Other reasons to consider the HP 2570p

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when HP released the 2570p.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The HP 2570p has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. This HP laptop has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the HP 2570p has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the 2570p.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think the DELL Vostro 3560[plb_1412318_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost 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
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
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
HD Type
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
4G
Data Network
4G Standard
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
Modem (RJ-11) Ports
Headphone Connectivity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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 Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
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 Type
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Internal Modem

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

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