Excerpt: This is HP’s flagship business ultraportable — which means, in the eyes of enthusiasts, it’s one of the most interesting laptops the company makes. A pricetag of over $1,000, however, may put a damper on some buyer’s excitement. For that can of dough, buyers will be expecting a portable workhorse.
Pros: Attractive, yet durable, Good touchpad, Long battery life, Excellent bundled software
Cons: Thick for an ultraportable, No USB 3.0, No discrete graphics option, Starts expensive, and goes up from there
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.
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.
Pros: Loaded with business features, Strong productivity and graphics performance, Reasonably priced
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 an...
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
17 March 2012
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