Conclusion: Our informal YouTube 1080p full screen video test taxed the CPU around 17%. The 4k resolution video test pushed the CPU to around the 80% range. The video feed was smooth at this point, unlike the ProBook's i5-2410M, which showed a little lag. Thickness and weight aside, the HP DuraCase chassis looks extremely professional. The 14" LED-backlit HD anti-glare display is nice if you plan to use the notebook in brightly lit environments.
Summary: Boxy Business Notebook. A vivid, high-quality display? The Elitebooks constitute the best that HP has to offer in terms of business laptops. Can the 2011 series maintain this good reputation or even improve it?
Pros: Sturdy, High-Quality Case, Matte, High-Res Display, Variety of Ports, Administration Options (BIOS), Long Battery Life, Excellent Application Performance, Quiet under Normal Conditions, Case Temps Low, Low Power Consumption, Docking Port and Battery Slice, Position of Ports, Hard as steel! Such a sturdy case is a rarity outside of the specially "toughened-up" class of laptops. The ample options in terms of connectivity including the docking port and battery slice dock.
Cons: Few Viewing Angles, Low Screen Contrast, Loud When GPU Under Stress, CPU Downsampling When GPU Under Stress, Poor Gaming Performance, More viewing angles, a brighter screen and the colors of an IPS screen.
Summary: Overall, the HP EliteBook 8460p offers decent performance, a good display and a great keyboard in an unassuming exterior design. The price for pre-configured models is reasonable, given some of the system management features built into the EliteBook. So if you're looking for a fairly light business class all purpose laptop that gets the job done without being flashy, the 8460p deserves closer inspection. Just remember to bring your own headphones.
Conclusion: The title of the article really says it all. While we're a little underwhelmed with the AMD Radeon HD 6470M beating at the heart of the HP EliteBook 8460p, the notebook is largely aces. HP's massive overhaul of their professional lines has yielded incredible dividends. The notebooks all offer tremendous connectivity and flexibility along with a sense of style that we could stand to see adopted by consumer-grade notebooks from vendors other than Apple.
Summary: HP has created an excellent business partner in the EliteBook 8460p. The redesign is sleek and durable, it performs well, and lasts a long time on a charge. We also like the above-average sound quality, comfy keyboard, and smooth and accurate glass touchpad, as well as the helpful security tools.
Pros: Sleek and sturdy design, Strong battery life, Loud SRS-powered speakers, Smooth and accurate glass touchpad, Robust security tools, Improved QuickWeb interface
Cons: Relatively bulky for 14-inch notebook, Keyboard light not very bright, Narrow viewing angles
Conclusion: As a business notebook, we loved the EliteBook’s solid build, its comfortable keyboard and its responsive trackpad and trackpoint. For most users, the Core i7 processor, 280 GB hard drive and 4 GB of RAM should be more than sufficient, while commendable battery life meant that we wouldn’t stress too much if we forgot our charger at home or the office.
Pros: Solid build, Commendable specs, Excellent performance across the board, Potential for superlative battery life (with slice battery)
Cons: Chunky, Unremarkable screen, No backlighting on keyboard.
Conclusion: The HP EliteBook 8460p proves that serious business notebooks can look good and perform well as well. The screen and the super-smooth touchpad are stand-outs, as is the sound quality (for a business machine). It is hefty though, both in bulk and price, but an excellent specification means the only feature you could wish to add would be HDMI. Battery life is average, but if this machine is to serve as a desktop replacement then that's unlikely to be a problem.
Pros: Powerful, packed with ports and features for the business users, good screen, better-than-average sound
Cons: Big and pricey, you may be paying for features you won't use, standard battery life could be better
Summary: Изначально ноутбук HP EliteBook 8460p несколько отпугнул меня чрезмерной брутальностью (вес, толщина, угловатость), но в итоге оставил приятное впечатление - в первую очередь за счёт отличной клавиатуры, удобного тачпада, хорошего набора портов и экрана высокого разрешения. Кому может пригодиться такой ноутбук?
Excerpt: Pensado para el usuario profesional, tras haberlo probado en la redacción de ITespresso podemos asegurar que la principal baza de este portátil es su autonomía -puede llegar a durar más de un día entero de trabajo, aunque desde HP señalan el tope como 32 horas- y su versatilidad de uso.