Summary: Tired of lugging around that big laptop to all of your meetings? Does your laptop weigh a ton and take up all the space in your bag? Do you expect more for your money and the laptop you forked all your cash over for has been a big disappointment?
Conclusion: The HP EliteBook 2170p is a well-designed business ultraportable with a terrific keyboard and a solidly resilient chassis, and its reasonable priced and good feature set make it worthy of consideration.
Pros: Handsomely designed. Excellent keyboard.
Cons: So-so battery life. Extended battery juts out the rear. No HDMI.
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...
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
Excerpt: Like other recent EliteBooks, this notebook has a silver lid adorned simply with an HP logo in the center, a subdued look that executives will appreciate. Flipping the lid, a movement that felt somewhat stiff, reveals a matte, 11.6-inch display bordered by a bezel made of matte-black plastic.
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, ...
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?