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HP Elitebook 8570W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of HP Elitebook 8570W. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the touchpad and battery. The durability and portability also get good opinions, whereas opinions are divided on the keyboard. There are some critical reviews about the price and usability.

performance, portability, durability, battery, touchpad

usability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP Elitebook 8570W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Tobias Winkler (

Review Update HP EliteBook 8570w LY550EA-ABD Notebook


AMD Elite graphics. HP offers the Elitebook 8570w mobile workstat

Very good keyboard inc. backlight; Good battery runtimes; Decent system performance; Very good CAD performance depending on the application; Very good expandability and connectivity; Very low temperature development

Manufacturing flaws in the test device; Unusable Intel's HD Graphics 4000; Loud operating noise during load; Moderate interface positioning

We believe that Dell's Precision series is still the reference. Dell's Precision M4700 and 6700 currently set the standard for mobile workstations. Other contenders are Lenovo's ThinkPad W530, Fujitsu's Celsius H720 or Clevo barebones featuring a...

Jun, 2013

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Review HP EliteBook 8570w Notebook


The contender. The EliteBook 8570w is a premium notebook designed to compete in the high-performance realm of professional workstations. Our review model doesn't feature top-of-the-line components, however - it's equipped with an Intel Core i5 CPU,...

Premium (and very sturdy) chassis, Very good keyboard, Long battery life, Good display, Very good overall performance, Easy to expand; good port selection, Runs cool, The superb chassis, the plethora of ports, and the decent performance

Price-performance ratio of the review model is not the best, No Nvidia Optimus - shorter battery life and higher system noise at low load levels, Fairly noisy hard drive, Keyboard not backlit, Optimus technology so the integrated graphics card can be...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Active Network (

HP Elitebook 8570w


Robust, Sturdy design, Plethora of features and ports: USB 3.0, HDMI, Firewire, Biometric Reader, eSATA,, Excellent Touchpad with built in gestures and options for easily turning on/off Touchpad, Excellent performance, fast Core i5 CPU with vPro (Core...

While sufficient for some persons, I think a hybrid drive would have been a better choice instead of the default mechanical drive. The spinning disk disappoints in certain areas, boot time, read/write., While 4 GBs is enough to get by, 8 GBs of memory...

The PC industry is definitely in a state of transition right now. The biggest trend being underpowered good enough devices such as Chromebook’s (even HP has gotten into the game) or Tablets such as the iPad. The belief is that the days of over powered...

Aug, 2013

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Art Liddle (

HP Elitebook 8570w


First Look Review: Midrange mobile workstation offers excellent CAD performance for a reasonable price.

The HP Elitebook 8570w carries HP's three-year standard parts and labor warranty, including Elite telephone support (available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year). As configured for this review, its list price is $2,786. Before we answer our initial...

Nov, 2012

Consumer review (

okay except you sent a charger that doesn't work.


okay except you sent a charger that doesn't work.

Works as advertised.

okay except you sent a charger that doesn't work.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (



Received exactly what was expected.

Consumer review (



Can not believe you shipped this lap top without reboxing this.There was in little scratch in the display lid, Thanks

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / SRS / SRS Premium PRO / SRS Premium Sound / SRS Premium Sound PRO / SRS PS HD / SRS PS PRO / STEREO
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery Capacity:75
Battery capacity (Watt hours):75 / 83
Battery life (max):5 / 5.4 / 6.3 / 6.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8


Front Camera: / No / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes


Chassis Type:Mini Tower
Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Charcoal / Charcoal, Grey / Grey / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Metal
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Internal: Yes
Number of 3.5" Bays:1
Number of 5.25" Bays:1
Placement supported:Vertical
Product colour:Black / Black, Silver / Charcoal / Charcoal, Grey / Grey / Silver
Product Type:Mobile workstation / Notebook
Water cooling system:N


3D: No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display diagonal:39.6 / 40
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1200
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD:No / Yes
HD type:Full HD / HD+ / No
LED Backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen: No

Expansion slots

Mini PCI Express slots:1
PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots:3
PCI Express x16 (Gen 2.x) slots:1


Product colour:Grey


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 2 / 2048 / 3072
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD FirePro M4000 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 / nVidia Quadro 2000M / Nvidia Quadro K1000M / Nvidia Quadro K2000M / NVIDIA Quadro K2100M / NVIDIA Quadro K3000M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150 / 1200 / 1250 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.65
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub) / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard language:English / German
Keyboard layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Pointing Stick / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes


Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 32
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots: / 2x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1


3G:N / No / Yes
3G standards:HSPA+
4G:No / Yes
4G LTE: No
4G standard:WiMAX
4G standards:WiMAX
4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit LAN, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3U
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN:No / Yes

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 4570
Operating altitude:0 - 3050
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80 / 10 - 85 / 20 - 80 / 20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35 / 5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:10
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:10
Disc types supported:BD, CD, DVD / CD, DVD
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:8
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:8
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:8
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-ray RW / CD-RW/DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-ROM / DVD±RW / No
Optical drives quantity:1

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD / SRS / SRS Premium PRO / SRS Premium Sound / SRS Premium Sound PRO / SRS PS HD / SRS PS PRO / STEREO
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Device connectivity:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):34.5 x 382 x 257.5
Display: / LCD
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:AMD / AMD, Intel / Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / nVidia
GSM module: No
Infrared data port: No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Internal modem: Yes
LAN controller:Intel 82579LM
Maximum hard drive capacity:750
Maximum HDD capacity:750
Minimum hard disk space:320
Minimum storage drive space:320
Modem Speed:56
Modem type:V.92
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Thunderbolt technology: No
USB connector type:USB Type-A

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC / DC
Display included:N
Handheld remote control:N
Keyboard Included:Y
Mouse included:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC / DC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Audio output channels:7.1
Audio system:HD
Electronic compass: No
Interface:Serial ATA III
Motherboard chipset:AMD A75
Password protection type:BIOS
Product Type:PC
Solid-state drive capacity:180
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
SSD capacity:180
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.22 / 5.27
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120 / 150 / 200
Power auto-sensing: Yes
Power Supply:300
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):23 / 24 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 29
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
L2 Cache:1
L3 Cache:6
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600
Motherboard chipset:Intel QM77 Express
Number of Processors Installed:1
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.3 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.7 / 3.80
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.9
Processor front side bus:1600
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I5-3320M / i5-3360M / I5-3380M / I7-3520M / I7-3610QM / I7-3630QM / I7-3720QM / I7-3740QM / I7-3820QM / I7-3840QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3800 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1023 / BGA1224 / PGA988 / rPGA988B / Socket G2
Processor technology:Intel vPro
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:E1 / L1
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:105 / 105 C

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N / No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:N / No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:64889 / 64891 / 64893 / 64895 / 64896 / 64899 / 70846 / 70847 / 71256 / 71459 / i5-3360M / I5-3380M / I7-3610QM / I7-3630QM / I7-3740QM
Processor code:SR0MK / SR0MM / SR0MU / SR0MW / SR0MY / SR0UT / SR0UV / SR0UX / SR0X9
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington / N / No / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Face recognition: Yes
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
HDD recovery: Yes
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type: Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes


Bundled software:HP Power Assistant, HP Recovery Manager, HP Support Assistant, HP Performance Advisor, Adobe Flash Player, PDF Complete Corporate Edition, Skype, WinZip Basic / HP ProtectTools Security Manager, File Sanitizer, Privacy Manager, Embedded Security / HP Recovery Manager\nHP Performance Advisor\nHP Support Assistant\nHP ProtectTools Security Manager\nHP ProtectTools for Central Management\nHP Hotkey Support\nPeak HP Power Manager (web download)\nHP Power Assistant (Windows 7 only)\nHP Wireless Hotspot (only Windows 8, web download)\nHP Connection Manager (Windows 7)\nHP GPS and location (some models)\nAdobe ® Flash Player (Windows 7 only)\nPlayer Corel WinDVD BD (Blu-ray) (Windows 7 models)\nWindows Defender (now includes MS Security Essentials)\nMicrosoft Security Essentials (Windows 7 only)\nPDF Complete Special Edition (License purchase required for full functionality)\nRoxio Secure Burn (some models Windows 7)\nRoxio MyDVD Business 2010 (Windows 7 models)\nHP Webcam Software (select models)\nBasic Winzip (Windows 7 only)\nHP SoftPaq Download Manager / Microsoft Office Starter / Microsoft Office Starter\nHP Recovery Manager\nHP Performance Advisor\nHP Support Assistant\nHP ProtectTools Security Manager\nHP ProtectTools\nHP Hotkey Support\nHP Peak Power Manager\nHP Power Assistant\nHP Wireless Hotspot\nHP Connection Manager\nAdobe Flash Player\nReproductor Corel WinDVD BD\nWindows Defender\nMicrosoft Security Essentials\nPDF Complete\nRoxio Secure Burn\nRoxio MyDVD Business 2010\nWinzip Basic\nHP SoftPaq Download Manager / Winzip Basic\nRoxio MyDVD Business 2010\nRoxio Secure Burn\nPDF Complete Special Edition\nMicrosoft Security Essentials
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:No / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro / Windows XP Professional
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MMC+, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDXC / SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Flash memory:24
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
HDD Capacity:320 / 500 / 750
HDD interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
HDD Size:2.5 / 3.5
HDD Speed:7200
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:24
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500 / 750
Hybrid-HDD cache memory:24
Hybrid-HDD cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid-HDD capacity:750
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1 / 2
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:180 / 24 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:Micro Serial ATA / mSATA / SATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:mSATA / SATA
SSD capacity:24 / 256
SSD interface:Micro Serial ATA / mSATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total HDDs capacity:320 / 500 / 750
Total SSDs capacity:24 / 256
Total Storage Capacity:180 / 256 / 320 / 500 / 524 / 680 / 750 / 774

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Minimum hard disk space:320
Power supply type:AC/DC
USB connector type:USB A

Weight & Dimensions

AC adapter weight:700
Depth:25.8 / 26 / 38.2
Depth (imperial):25.6
Height :2.57 / 2.58 / 25.8 / 3 / 3.45
Height (front):3.45 / 3.5 / 3.6
Height (imperial):3.45
Height (rear):3.84 / 3.9 / 4
Weight:3 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3
Width:34.5 / 38 / 38.2 / 38.3
Width (imperial):38.1