Summary: I really can't rate the base machine as I had numerous modifications made to it (SSD hard drive-the original is now where the CD Drive was). But this is a very good, quick and quiet(ssd drive) machine.
Summary: Replaced DVD drive with a 1TB hybrid drive. Installed Windows 8. The combination of processing power, memory, and disk space allows me to run multiple Hyper-V servers in my virtual lab. Bought a SDHC flash drive to enable and use Readyboost.
Pros: Very powerful notebook. Processor is great, very responsive with about any app or with multiple apps. FAST bootup and responsiveness with SSD. 32 Gb ram only adds to responsiveness. This is truly a workstation class machine.
Cons: Heavy; battery life not great. The price you pay for a mobile workstation.
Summary: Got one free for work, and have had it for three (3) months. Its a powerful laptop, runs CAD and games nice, but has many typical HP design flaws. I had to use masking tape against the battery to hold it against the console (tiny plastic shear pins failed), and the key board cover will breaks if you...
$2300 with some quadro or other; or, $1100 with another quadro??
Samo "The World is All that is the Case", Amazon
25 September 2013
Summary: $2300 with some quadro or other; or, $1100 with another quadro?? maybe the 2 machines share the same quadro? sort of a switch on the SLI with 2 quadros, for what, $900? i myself would be a bit skeptical about any of them; hope you are too.
Summary: After doing research on this machine HP Elite WorkBook 8570w, Model # C6Y88UT, I purchased it from Fatech International, LLC. Received the machine quickly and noted that it DOES NOT HAVE A LIGHTED KEYBOARD.
Summary: I had very bad experience with the computer and with HP support. After 4 months I began receiving warnings that the hard drive had a serious malfunction. It was never dropped or mishandled. HP product support immediately sent me a new hard drive - blank. they promise to send the windows 7 OS.