Conclusion: You'll find a lot to like in the HP EliteBook 2170p if you're assigned one as an official work laptop—at least if you can coax your IT admin to toss in a wireless mouse with it. If you're looking for a laptop of your own, however, we'd recommend checking out slightly more user-friendly options such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon ultrabook, the Lenovo ThinkPad T430s, or the Lenovo ThinkPad Twist hybrid.
Pros: Abundant business features, Solid, attractive build quality, Easy to repair or upgrade, Lightweight and highly portable
Cons: Very cramped touch pad, Pricey, Jutting battery in test model, Humdrum display
Summary: At $1,099, the HP EliteBook 2170p offers a durable build and above-average battery life in a lightweight design that's easy for road warriors to carry. Our chief complaint is the liliputian touchpad, which makes executing Windows 8 gestures somewhat of a pain. In this price range, we prefer the Lenovo ThinkPad X230, which, though slightly larger and heavier, costs about $100 less and offers longer battery life, a brighter display, and better pointing stick.
Excerpt: Laptops are undergoing change like never before. New designs with ultra-thin profiles, touchscreens, and convertible hinges are making their way to the market in hopes of changing the way people will forever use laptops. Meanwhile, HP’s business line has remained stubborn in the face of a changing industry and just wants those dang kids to get off its lawn. You’ll find no Ultrabooks here, sonny!
Pros: Good build quality, Remains cool and quiet at load, Useful pre-installed software
Cons: Bulky, Could use more connectivity, Small touchpad, Poor display quality, SSD not standard, expensive as an upgrade, Overpriced
HP EliteBook 2170p Ultraportable Review: Business Class, But Business Savvy?
30 November 2012
Conclusion: Expectations are strange things. As reviewers we try to be unbiased, but we aren't really immune to being excited about or nervous about a product coming in for review. Consequently, a promising product that turns out to be nearly everything you hoped for can get a fairly glowing review, but a promising product that falls short of expectations can quickly turn into a diplomatic exercise.
Summary: Bonsai. A bonsai is a perfected miniature tree, maintained well and with a lot of perseverance. Is HP's smallest EliteBook also perfect in form and devised with attention to detail?
Pros: Very good application performance, No performance drops on battery power, Relatively cool chassis, Very good and diverse input devices, Stable base unit, Fast SSD storage, Docking & DisplayPort, Security features & tools, Recovery disk, Upgrade/maintenance options, Hardware administration (BIOS, Tools), Long battery life, A base unit, hard as a board, but still light. Very good keyboard with backlighting. Cool and quiet during normal operation. Full i7 power without t...
Cons: Display with poor contrast, Brightness decreases on battery power, Is there no production of IPS panels (wide viewing angles, high contrast) with HD resolution?
Excerpt: Fans of the supersleek form factors that have become the mainstay of Ultrabooks might wrinkle their noses at the sight of the HP EliteBook 2170p. With its boxy, squared-off edges and its inch-plus thickness, it seems like a throwback to the notebook designs of a decade ago. But looks can be deceiving. The 2170p laptop is quite lightweight for its size, it sports a peppy Core i5 processor, and it has plenty of business-centric options. See also: What is an Ultrabook?
Conclusion: HP EliteBook 2170p (COR48PA) offers a durable and sturdy build with satisfying battery life and lightweight, professional design. Looking onto overall performance, the laptop is bit pricey, as in this prices range, Lenovo ThinkPad X230 proves to be a better option. Overall, if you are looking for a small, portable business notebook, this HP notebook could be a strong contender.
Excerpt: There's more to the notebook market than just Ultrabooks, you know? That's the message from HP at least, who unleashed its "smallest and lightest ever" business PC over at a press event in Shanghai – the HP EliteBook 2170p.
HP EliteBook 2170p – 11-дюймовый солдат элитных войск
8 November 2013
Conclusion: Если ваша сфера деятельности предполагает частые командировки, участие в презентациях или присутствие на деловых конференциях, то без такого ноутбука как HP EliteBook 2170p вам просто не обойтись. В нем есть сканер отпечатка пальца, необходимый для защиты конфиденциальных файлов, набор портов, среди которых два USB 3.0, а также неплохая аппаратная начинка и эргономичные устройства ввода, в числе которых – поинтстик и водонепроницаемая клавиатура с подсветкой клавиш.