Summary: Mobile high-end. One thing is for sure: the HP EliteBook 8570p is no run-of-the-mill system designed for the masses. Rather, the system tries to appeal to the professional user and touts features such as a premium chassis, great display, long warranty, and powerful processing capabilities. We will determine how well this notebook meets the requirements of its intended target audience in our review.
Pros: Very high build quality and premium materials, Sturdy construction, Lots of ports and expansion options, Very good display, Ample processing power, Chassis remains cool, Overall, a very well executed notebook with a high-quality chassis, an excellent display, a plethora of ports, and very good performance.
Cons: No switchable graphics, Review model had a fairly unresponsive touchpad, High power consumption at low load levels, Just average graphics performance, Below average battery life, Switchable Graphics would be very beneficial as it would lead to better battery life and better functionality (Intel Quick Sync). We also think that the difference in performance between Intel's HD 4000 and AMD's HD 7570M could be greater.