Summary: From its highly functional ProtectTools utilities and sturdy design to its great low-light webcam and plethora of ports, the HP EliteBook 2570p is a compelling business portable that both users and IT managers will appreciate. If you're looking for a lighter notebook with longer battery life, consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X230, which starts at $835 and gets two hours' more endurance with its 9-cell battery.
Summary: Underexposed. HP's Elitebook 2570p is a subnotebook that bucks the trend towards increasingly lighter and slimmer systems. Its sturdiness, durability, battery life, performance, and communication interface options seem to make it the perfect ultra-mobile companion for professionals. We uncover the shortfalls of the notebook in our review.
Pros: Very powerful, CPU performance, Very good input devices, Fast storage, Port selection reflects what business users demand, Recovery media, The overall very good performance (thanks to the SSD), the sturdy construction, and the very decent input devices.
Cons: Dark display with low contrast, Restrictive viewing angles, Power loss on battery, A brighter display with better contrast.