Excerpt: To call HP’s 2560p an “ultraportable” is pushing it. It has a slightly smaller footprint than the Toshiba R830, with a screen size of 12.5 inches, but it’s heavier by more than a pound. With its power brick, you’re looking at more than five pounds, including a battery that protrudes a full inch from the back of the notebook’s body. This is no dainty package. Of course, it feels like a machine that can take its licks.
Pros: Super-sturdy build; great performance for the size; easy upgrading.
Summary: HP once again delivers an impressive business notebook that would be a great addition to any road warrior's arsenal. The $1,199 HP EliteBook 2560p combines attractive looks and durability along with strong performance and extended battery life. The suite of security tools is helpful and easy to use.
Pros: Attractive ruggedized design, Fast Core i5 processor, Long battery life, Robust security software, Runs cool
Cons: Bit heavy for 12.5-inch notebook, Uncomfortable pointing stick, Keyboard not backlit, Lacks USB 3.0
Conclusion: These somewhat serious shortcomings aside, the EliteBook 2560p is an impressive little machine with lots to offer serious business road warriors or those who just want a small, light machine that does nearly everything. It’s also the least expensive of the three we compared here, making it an attractive choice for IT managers who may need to buy these by the dozen and stay within strict budget guidelines.
Pros: Loaded with business features, Strong productivity and graphics performance, Reasonably priced
Summary: If you need an ultraportable laptop that you can be confident will stand up to a few years of heavy use, the HP EliteBook 2560p deserves a look. A three year warranty and on-site service are available to provide additional peace of mind.
Summary: Dark Room. The smallest EliteBook feels quite heavy in the suitcase with a weight of 2 kgs. Still, it manages to deal with everyday tasks without a problem. To find out why the mobility suffers, despite the matt display and 6 hours run time, take a look at the following in-depth review.
Pros: Good performance for a subnotebook, Quiet and fast hard drive, Heat dissipation always low, Built-in DVD drive, Low power usage, Very good runtimes, Sturdy case, High-quality material, Strong feedback keyboard, Pointstick and touchpad, Docking port, Various ports, Recovery DVDs, Security tools and various BIOS options, Reliable, sturdy, resistant and high-quality. The high weight of 1.96 kg is worth it. The keys have a conical inwards curve which improves precision wh...
Cons: Weak contrast TFT, Low panel brightness, TFT dims in battery mode, Small viewing angles, Only 2 GB RAM, 32 Bit Windows pre-installed, A brighter display. A brighter display. A brighter display. Higher contrast would also be nice, but most importantly: A brighter display.
A 12.5in business laptop with good speed and features, but still a little underdone
Good Gear Guide.au
25 December 2011
Summary: This small business laptop has a lot of features for its size, and it supplies good performance via its full-voltage Intel Core i5 CPU. It could use some more standard features though, such as SSD, integrated 3G and USB 3.0, but it's still a good overall unit.
Pros: Small, Good performance and features, Strong build quality
Cons: 3G not standard, SSD not standard, Feels heavy
Conclusion: If you are looking for an ultraportable, attractive looking laptop with sturdy built-up that can stand-up for long, HP EliteBook 2560p (B2Y00PA) is a good choice to go for; especially for business professionals, who are always on-the-go. It makes multi-tasking a breeze and gives you solid performance with extended battery life. But, it is bit pricey and thus, is not within the reach of general masses.
Excerpt: Společnost Hewlett-Packard si pro letošní rok připravila nové modely přenosných počítačů EliteBook, z nichž si představíme 12,5palcový model 2560p vybavený procesorem Core i7, úložným zařízením SSD a také několika nadstandardními prvky.