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. But the performance utility in Windows 8 tells me I don't need Readyboost with this machine!
Pros: Very powerful notebook. Processor is great, very responsive with about any app or with multiple apps. FAST bootup and responsiveness with SSD.
Cons: Heavy; battery life not great. The price you pay for a mobile workstation.
Summary: I have the i7 with an SSD and 500GB drives. This is the fastest computer I have ever owned. I bought it used and upgraded it to Windows 8. Since mine had been on a shelf for over a year I had over 250 Windows updates that I installed prior to upgrading to Windows 8. I attached mine to a Dell monitor and use it as a desktop computer. It sets on a cooling pad yet runs very cool. It weighs in at nearly 10 pounds!
Excerpt: EliteBook 8570w Mobile Workstation (LY550ET): Prezzo in EURO: € 1700 processore : Random Access Memory (RAM) da 4 GB tipo di memoria DDR3 SDRAM Hard Disk:500 GB Connessioni Audio: Line In /Line Out /Mic In Batteria Lithium Ion 8-Cell Display :LED ...