HP EliteBook 8460w: A Portable and Powerful Device
HP has rolls out its three new laptop models – 8460w, 8560w and 8760w mobile workstations and here we are to review its first model 8460w for our readers. So, please go through the complete review to get an outline about whether or not this mobile workstation has something to offer you or is just another gadget.
Design and Display
The HP EliteBook 8460w workstation is a midsize 14 inches of device which is bundled with the Windows operating system and weighs just 4.9 pounds. However, the best about this gadget is that the EliteBook has received five-star rating from users due to some of its good features a better performance than others in its class. It is called as a mobile workstation because the device is portable and can be carried wherever required. Design-wise, the HP EliteBook 8460w weights 2.2 kgs as mentioned above and sports its wide 14 inches of diagonal LED backlit HD display while boasting a good resolution of 1600 by 1000 along with anti-glare feature.
The laptop has received sleek yet rugged design that keeps it beautiful even if it falls down from a limited distance. In order to provide withstanding capacity to this laptop, HP has created a bit rugged design so that users can also carry it wherever they want without worrying about the scratches and breakage. In fact, the device has undergone military-level testing for vibration, drops, altitude, and high temperatures. All these testing have turned this laptop far safer even in tough factory environments. The device seems heavy in weight, but has received good engineering and lighter body. The left side of the device has a CD inserting option that makes things easier. Besides, all connectivity options are available at left and right sides of the device.
Also, the headphone port has been provided at the right side of the body leaving just the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connection lights at the front side. All the keys are well placed without any cluster in design. In fact, the trackpad is very responsive.
The HP EliteBook 8460w Mobile Workstation runs a 2.5 GHz dual core Intel i5 and i7 processors that are integrated with hardware based security, vPro technology. However, the i7 processor can be opted as optional after paying extra $1000. The device is supported by Genuine Windows 7 Professional operating system and comes with an internal memory space of 16 GB. Users can also add extra 16 GB extra memory to this device if the internal 16 GB is found insufficient. Moreover, HP has added different types of SATA II drives for storage capacity. A solid state drive is also added to provide hundreds of gigabytes into internal storage.
For external connectivity, the laptop has been provided with 3 USB ports, stereo microphone and headphone, eSATA, 2 RJ ports one for AC power and other for docking connector, and external VGA.
Moreover, the device also supports an Express Card slot, one SD/MMC slot and a smart card reader, giving a variety of options to the users. The laptop has spill resistant keyboard as well as drain which are great feature for users. Now even if one spills water or any liquid drinks over the keyboard or laptop, the person won’t have to worry as the safety feature is already included in it. In order to provide convenience, the touch pad has on/off switch pushing which one can activate or deactivate the touch pad while working or typing. 2-way scroll and 2-pick buttons are the added advantages provided by HP for the users.
Apart from the safety and other features of this laptop, the sound quality of this laptop is simply unmatched. SRS premium Sound provides good quality sound and is connected to stereo speaker as well as microphone.
The HP EliteBook 8460w is a top end laptop that has been constructed with great power, sturdy and stylish looks to cater the requirements of all businessmen. The higher models are equipped with much powerful and superior quality features which are missing in this base model of EliteBook series. Still, the 15 inches of HP EliteBook 8560w can be achievable with optional 1 billion color Dreamcolor display. Other than this, the HP EliteBook 8760w sports its 17 inches of display with an optional i7-2920XM processor, NVIDIA Quadro graphics, or AMD FirePro along with a 4 GB memory, 3 hard drives, and RAID 5 support.
The international market has priced all the three models of EliteBook series at $1299 for the base HP EliteBook 8460w, $1239 for HP EliteBook 8560w and $1899 for HP EliteBook 8760w. The HP EliteBook 8460w comes a bit expensive where the price of its higher variants is somewhere around Rs. 1 lakh.
The HP EliteBook laptops are offered with a series of options that cater to all tastes. If the budget is the concern the base model is a good choice for many who can easily make their job done while carrying this portable device wherever they want.
Price could restrict many consumers to buy this laptop though it is portable, beautiful and powerful.
The HP EliteBook laptops cater a series of choices to people who want to fulfill their requirements through such high end laptops. The base model is not that high, but still the specs and features are worth the money. If you have budget-constraints then can think of buying the base or mid-ranged model. Otherwise, the high-end model HP EliteBook 8760w is all that you dream of.
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