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HP Elitebook comparison


I thinking about buying a new notebook and since HP, Dell and other vendors released new notebooks based on Intel Sandy Bridge this would be the perfect time to replace my current MacBook Pro with a new Windows Laptop.

So basically I made this HP Elitebook comparison for all Important things for me based on the Swiss data. (In Switzerland not every model is available.) I also took always the best available option for me.

Probook 6460b Probook 6560b Elitebook 8460p Elitebook 8560p Elitebook 8460w Elitebook
CPU i5-2520M i5-2520M i7-2620M i7-2620M i7-2630QM i7-2630QM
RAM 16GB 16GB 16GB 16GB 16GB 32GB
Graphics AMD HD 6470M 512MB AMD HD 6470M 512MB AMD HD 6470M 1GB AMD HD 6470M 1GB AMD FirePro M3900 1GB AMD FirePro M5950 1GB
Display 14.0 1600×900 15.6 1600×900 14.0 1600×900 15.6 1920×1080 14.0 1600×900 15.6 1920×1080
3G yes yes yes yes yes yes
Glass Trackpad no no yes yes yes yes
USB 3.0 no no yes yes yes yes
Weight 2.02kg 2.46kg 2.07kg 2.73kg 2.22kg 3kg
Thickness 3.4cm 3.4cm 3.4cm 3.4cm 3.2cm 3.45cm
Design good good okay okay awesome good
Battery life okay okay very good good good bad
Battery life+ no no yes yes yes yes
Docking station yes yes yes yes yes yes
incl. warranty 1 year 1 year 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years
Price good good okay okay okay okay

Maybe there are some mistakes in this chart but the most things should be right. And I don’t say one is better than the other one, clearly they are made for different tasks and workloads.

Other things:

  • I will add a Intel SSD
  • I will use 8GB RAM
  • I will not use an optical drive

What’s important for me:

  • I need long battery life up 6-8h (more would be better)
  • I need fast disk speed. Since I used a SSD I will never use a HDD again.
  • I don’t need a lot of graphic power
  • Resolution should be 1600×900 or higher
  • the notebook should be light and not to think
  • CPU power, should be enough to run Hyper-V for demos (boot from VHD)


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