Useful mini laptop at premium price
Display and Design
The HP Elitebook 2170P (DON75PA) features a 11.6-inch HD LED backlit display which looks pretty good with a resolution of 800 x 1,280 pixels. The Anti Glare coating makes it exhibit clear visuals even under bright light and protects your eyes from fatigue during prolonged usage.
One of the key highlights of the device is its sturdy gray casing which carries an elite appeal. It has a thickness of 28.2mm which is certainly more considering the availability of super slim ultrabooks in the same range. However, it doesn't have much weight, just 1.6kg. The spill resistant backlit keyboard lets you work wherever you go without worrying about sills and ambient light.
Processor and OS
The HP Elitebook 2170P (DON75PA) is powered by an Intel GM965 Express chipset housing a 3rd generation Intel Core i3 processor galloping at 2.5GHz. It is assisted by a standard 4GB DDR3 RAM which is expandable up to 16GB through two unused DIMM ports. It manages intensive games and movies with the integrated Intel HD 4000 GPU. The laptop comes preloaded with 64 bit Windows 8 OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The combined action of HP TrueVision HD webcam and dual array digital microphone leads to mesmerizing video calling experience. For storage purposes, it dons a 500GB SATA HDD. The HP Elitebook 2170P (DON75PA) sports SRS Premium Sound PRO powered stereo speakers which deliver impressive audio quality.
Battery and Connectivity
The HP Elitebook 2170P (DON75PA) is fuelled by a 6-cell battery which can keep the machine up and running for 3 hours. It is equipped with regular connectivity features including ethernet port, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, USB 3.0 slots, HDMI port etc.
The HP Elitebook 2170P (DON75PA) is an impressive mini laptop with standard configuration and intuitive platform packed in a resilient and light casing. It does impress with its cool and silent performance even after prolonged usage. The backlit spill resistant keyboard is another plus point but it lacks a large touchpad. Moreover, it doesn't have enough attractive features to justify its high price.