The HP Elitebook 8570P (G8Z69PA) doesn't actually look like one but impresses with a host of powerful features. It features a powerful processor and a long lasting battery but misses out a good RAM. It also misses out a slim outfit which is becoming a trend in similarly priced ultrabooks.
Display and Build
The HP Elitebook 8570P (G8Z69PA) carries an HD Anti Glare display which doesn't hamper visuals even under bright light as well as prevents your eyes from getting strained during extended usage. The LED backlit panel has a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels.
It comes wrapped in a stylish natural silver painted 34mm thick outfit having a weight of 2.5kg. The thickness is a bit of downgrade especially with plenty of slim ultrabooks available in the same range. It dons a touchpad with support for unique gestures and a spill resistant keyboard which can also be drained easily.
Configuration and OS
Under the hood, the laptop dons a 2.6GHz Intel Core i5 processor from the 3rd generation series and based on QM77 Express chipset. It is assisted by a standard 4GB DDR3 RAM expandable up to 16GB through two unused DIMM ports. It manages demanding games and movies with the Intel HD 4000 GPU. It runs on 64 bit Windows 8 Professional OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The HP Elitebook 8570P (G8Z69PA) shows off an HP TrueVision HD webcam and in-built microphone for online video calls. For storage purposes, it has a 500GB SATA HDD. The SuperMulti DVD RW Drive with DL support is capable of running all kinds of disks. Powered by SRS Premium Sound PRO, the stereo speakers provide impressive audio performance.
Battery and Connectivity
The HP Elitebook 8570P (G8Z69PA) promises a massive 8.5 hours of backup with a 6 cell Li-ion battery. Connectivity options include Ethernet port, two USB 3.0 slots, one USB 2.0 port, WLAN, Bluetooth v4.0, HDMI out, digital media reader and VGA port.