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HP EliteBook 8560w

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews of HP EliteBook 8560w. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the durability and screen. The portability and price also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the sound and size. Opinions are divided on the touchpad.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP EliteBook 8560w is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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This summary is based on the products: HP EliteBook Mobile Workstation 8560w - Core i5 2540M / 2.6 GHz - RAM 4 GB - HDD 320 GB - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - Quadro 1000M - Gigabit Ethernet -HP EliteBook Mobile Workstation 8560w - Core i5 2540M / 2.6 GHz - RAM 4 GB - HDD 320 GB - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - Quadro 1000M - Gigabit Ethernet -

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Jon L Jacobi (

HP EliteBook 8560w review


You don't buy the HP EliteBook 8560w for its slightly pyramidal profile. You buy this high-end laptop for its workstation performance. Not that the 8560w is unattractive, but its looks fade into the background when you consider our test configuration's...

Though the display is a bit small for the chores users normally perform at a workstation, the HP EliteBook 8560w is otherwise a very capable unit, and it's affordably priced for its ilk.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Techworld (

HP EliteBook 8560w review


Though the display is a bit small for the chores users normally perform at a workstation, the 8560w is otherwise a very capable unit, and it's affordably priced for its ilk.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

HP EliteBook 8560w Mobile Workstation


HP EliteBook 8560w review: A big, tough notebook for professionals who require lots of mobile processing power

Performance ; Strong build ; Features

Problematic space bar ; Pricey

The HP EliteBook 8560w is a mobile workstation designed to appease the needs of demanding professionals. It's a great unit to consider if you're after a powerful mobile computer that can also be used as your main computer when you're at home or in the...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Jon L. Jacobi (

HP EliteBook 8560w: A Fast, Midsize Workstation for Professionals


You don't buy the HP EliteBook 8560w for its slightly pyramidal profile. You buy it for its workstation performance. Not that the 8560w is unattractive, but its looks fade into the background when you consider our $3839 test configuration's WorldBench...

Great connectivity and ports ; Excellent performance

Lower detail modes required for 1080p game play ; Screen is small for 1080p

A record-setting WordlBench performance is backed up with excellent features, but the 15.6-inch display is small for its 1080p resolution.

Oct, 2011

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HP EliteBook 8560w


HP's newest mobile workstation, the HP EliteBook 8560w ($1,579 direct), proves that there's just no replacement for a fully featured workstation laptop. Plenty of professionals can get by with a standard business laptop, but engineers, architects, and...

Intel Core i7-2630QM processor and ISV-certified AMD graphics. Business-rugged construction. Touchpad is large and luxurious. Multiple options for connecting external displays. HP packs a battery of tools to manage and protect your laptop

Pointing stick is stiff, lacks traction. Mediocre audio

The HP EliteBook 8560w is the go-to workstation laptop when you need performance and power to spare. It offers quad-core processing, ISV-certified graphics, and a laundry list of top-notch features.

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (

HP EliteBook 8560W Review


The HP EliteBook 8560w provides fantastic workstation performance and a gorgeous 1080p display in an attractive and durable package. However, we highly recommend a pre-configured model to our pricey configuration. Some may prefer the Lenovo ThinkPad...

Very strong performance, Rugged good looks and durability, Full HD display with rich color, Comfortable keyboard, Three-year warranty

Expensive, Poor battery life

Oct, 2011

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HP EliteBook 8560W


Creative professionals who are serious about performance have a new laptop to lust after. The HP EliteBook 8560w is a quad-core workhorse ready to handle any task you lob its way. This 15.6-inch notebook features a new chiseled design that's industrial...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (

Review HP EliteBook 8560w-LG660EA Notebook


Elegant, more elegant, EliteBook. Are you looking for a robust, w

Matt display with good rates; Numerous security features; High connectivity; Great input devices; Robust case; Good performance; Recovery DVD

Noise development in load; No graphics switching; Fairly high weight; Poor battery life

Powerful workstations, such as the Dell Precision M4600 & M6600, the Fujitsu Celsius H710 or the Lenovo ThinkPad W520.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Craig Simms (

HP EliteBook 8560w


The HP EliteBook 8560w is a beautiful piece of engineering, providing you can afford it.

DreamColor IPS screen is sensational ; Touch pad is a delight ; Backlit keyboard ; Great amount of power ; SSD is a decent performer

Status lights on the lip of the laptop make them unreadable while in use ; Short battery life ; You'll mortgage your life to own the high-end SKU

The HP EliteBook 8560w is a beautiful piece of engineering. We only hope that one day — no doubt far, far in the future — this level of quality can bleed down to lower-end machines.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Videomaker (

HP EliteBook 8560w Mobile Workstation Review


HP's 8560w EliteBook 8560w mobile workstation offers video editing anywhere at a competitive price.

High performance, 3 year parts+labor warranty

Expensive, Limited battery life

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications


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


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


Front Camera: / Yes


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


Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Graphite
Form factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Product colour:Black / Black, grey / Graphite
Product Type:Mobile workstation / Notebook


Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display diagonal:39.6 / 40
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1200
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 2.024
Discrete graphics adapter model: / AMD FirePro M5950 / nVidia Quadro 1000M / nVidia Quadro 2000M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / No
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard language:English / German
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device: / Touchpad / Touchpad + Pointing Stick / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes


Internal Memory:2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type: / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory slots: / 1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):2


3G:No / Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3U
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90 / 10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 5 - 35

Optical Drive

LightScribe:No / Yes
Optical Drive Type: / Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM / DVD Super Multi DL

Other features

Audio system:HD / SRS / SRS Premium / SRS Premium Sound / SRS Premium Sound HD / SRS PS / STEREO
Compatible operating systems:Legitieme Windows 7 Enterprise; Legitieme Windows 7 Ultimate; Legitieme Windows Vista Enterprise; Legitieme Windows Vista Business; Legitieme Windows XP Professional; SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 / Original Windows 7 Enterprise; Original Windows 7 Ultimate; Original Windows Vista Enterprise; Original Windows Vista Business; Original Windows XP Professional; SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):382 x 257.5 x 34.5
Display: / LCD / LED
Energy efficiency class:
Expansion slots:1 Express Card/54; 1 Smart Card lezer; 1 SD/MMC / 1 Express Card/54; 1 Smart Card Reader; 1 SD/MMC / 1 Express Card/54; 1 Smart Card-læser; 1 SD/MMC
Graphics adapter family:AMD / AMD, Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / nVidia
Hard drive controller type:SATA II (7200 o/m) / SATA II (7200 rpm) / SATA II (7200-rpm)
Hot keys:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
LAN controller:Intel 82579LM
Manageability features:3D DriveGuard / HP 3D DriveGuard (alleen Windows) / HP 3D DriveGuard (kun Windows) / HP 3D DriveGuard (Windows only)
Maximum hard drive capacity:256 / 750
Modem Speed:56
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Video card note:AMD Eyefinity Technology supports up to five independent displays when using an HP Advanced Docking station / AMD Eyefinity Technology understøtter op til 5 uafhængige skærme ved brug af en HP avanceret dockingstation / AMD Eyefinity-technologie ondersteunt tot vijf onafhankelijke schermen bij gebruik van een HP Advanced dockingstation
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi / Wi-Fi, Bluetooth / Wireless LAN, Bluetooth

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control:N

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type II
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
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 outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
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
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:120 / 150 / 200


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):20 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 26 / 27
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
L2 Cache:1
L3 Cache:6
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1066,1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3 1066/1333/1600 / DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset: / Intel HM67 Express / Intel QM67 Express
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3.1 / 3.3 / 3.4 / 3.40 / 3.50
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family: / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-2xxx
Processor frequency:2 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.6 / 2.7
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model: / I5-2540M / I7-2620M / I7-2630QM / I7-2670QM / I7-2760QM / I7-2820QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2800 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1023 / BGA1224 / PGA988 / Socket 1224 / Socket 988
Processor technology:Hyper-Threading
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / J1
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 100 C

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64: Yes
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 Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
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® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
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:50072 / 52219 / 53470 / 53474 / I5-2540M / I7-2630QM / I7-2675QM / I7-2760QM
Processor code:SR00U / SR02R / SR02S / SR02Y / SR041 / SR046
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
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes


Bundled software:Microsoft Office Starter 2010 / Roxio My DVD 2010 SE / Roxio My DVD 2010 SE\nMicrosoft Office 2010\nHP 3D DriveGuard / Roxio My DVD 2010 SE\nMicrosoft Office 2010\nNorton Internet Security 2011
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed: / No / Windows 7 Professional
Pre-installed software:Microsoft Office 2010
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2011


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MMC+, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, MMC+, SD, SDXC / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:7200
HDD Capacity:320 / 500 / 750
HDD interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
HDD Speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA II
SSD capacity:256
Storage Media:Flash / HDD / SSD
Total HDDs capacity:320 / 500 / 750
Total SSDs capacity:256
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 320 / 500 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

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