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Oct 2 2012   12:53PM GMT

The EliteBook 8470p Core i7-3520M Edition

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

I just got my hands on the EliteBook 8470p and I must say I am very happy with the form factor, 14”, and design. Everything from the brushed aluminum casing to the bright 1600×900 LED display panel. I am also using an SSD Drive (OCZ Vertex 3 120GB) which makes this laptop absolutely fly. The only thing I haven’t gotten used to is the Display Port, I have always liked straight HDMI. If you haven’t taken a look at the 84xx series of laptops, I would suggest you do so.

Here are the specifications of my model.

System features

Processor Intel® Core™ i7-3520M (2.90 GHz, 4 MB L3 cache, 2 cores)
Operating system installed Windows® 7 Ultimate x64
Processor technology Intel® Core™ i7 with vPro technology
Chipset Mobile Intel® QM77 Express

Dimensions and Weight

Product weight Starting at 2.07 kg
Dimensions (W x D x H) 33.8 x 23.1 x 3.4 cm


Standard memory 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Memory slots 1 SODIMM


Internal drives 120 GB OCV Vertex 3 SSD Max iOPS
Optical drive DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL


Display 14″ diagonal LED-backlit HD+ anti-glare (1600 x 900)
Graphic card AMD Radeon HD 7570M (1 GB GDDR5 dedicated)

Expansion features

I/O ports 2 USB 3.0
1 eSATA/USB 2.0 Combo
1 USB 2.0 charging
1 external VGA monitor
1 DisplayPort
1 1394a
1 stereo microphone in
1 stereo headphone/line-out
1 AC power
1 RJ-11
1 RJ-45
1 docking connector
1 secondary battery connector
Slots 1 Express Card/54
Audio SRS Premium Sound PRO; Integrated stereo speakers; Stereo headphone/line out; Stereo microphone in; Integrated dual-microphone array
Integrated camera 720p HD webcam
Keyboard Spill-resistant keyboard and drain
Input devices Touchpad with on/off button, two-way scroll, gestures, two pick buttons
Pointstick with two additional pointstick buttons

Not too bad, eh?

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