TechSpot: HP EliteBook 8460p Notebook Review

A few months ago we posted our review of the HP ProBook 6360b, the latest addition to HP's "b" series notebooks and their first in a 13.3" form factor. Today we'll be looking at another business-class notebook from HP, the EliteBook 8460p. As its name suggests, this system is a step above the standard business-minded 6360b and as such, it's billed as a Large Enterprise Business product. The "professional" EliteBook retails for about $300 more than the ProBook, but is that premium worthwhile?

Our review unit is armed with an Intel Core i5-2520M operating at 2.50GHz (3.2GHz Turbo Boost), 4GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 memory, a 320GB 7200RPM hard drive, Intel Centrino 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, a removable 6-cell (62WHr) Li-Ion battery, a DVD +/-RW SuperMulti DL optical drive with LightScribe and a 14.0" LED-backlit HD anti-glare display with a native resolution of 1366 x 768. Graphics are processed using an AMD Radeon HD 6470M with 1GB of dedicated DDR3 memory.

As configured today, our sample machine retails for $1,061.99 at Newegg.

The system measures 13.31" x 9.11" x 1.25" (W/D/H) and weighs 4.56lbs, making it slightly thinner than the 6360b but at the same time, nearly half a pound heavier. Even with the decreased thickness, the system is still a little bit fatter than most other recent notebooks we've looked at. The two business notebooks appear very similar at first glance, but there are some pretty obvious differences.

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I feel as though HP's PC division taking its own roots is a good thing. Because they aren't failing. They are progressing. They are making new computers. And they do it rather well.

At least we know HP's PC division is proven to stay wherever it ends up going.

Sionic Ion said,
I feel as though HP's PC division taking its own roots is a good thing. Because they aren't failing. They are progressing. They are making new computers. And they do it rather well.

At least we know HP's PC division is proven to stay wherever it ends up going.

One should note that HP and HP Compaq are two very different design and production processes. HP Compaq business notebook (such as the 8xxxp and 8xxxxw) are build with more quality and sturdiness in mind and are designed for a different market.

Loving my 8540p!