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: 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 use the RAM slots just under the keyboard.
$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: I originally bought an HP 4545s that was on sale for ~$400. I received it, and while updating it, the motherboard ended up getting fried by a failed BIOS flash. Well, they had no replacement 4545s' in stock, nor a replacement motherboard for it. Instead, I was offered a 8570W as a replacement\upgrade. I could not be happier. I have had this laptop for a few days now, and it is spectacular.
Summary: At first, I was skeptical, but i got the computer anyway. Now, generally I'm a mac guy, but I wanted to start playing pc games in my free time and traded to this. Games Like the new Tomb Raider, and Bioshock Infinite look unreal. I didn't even know laptops could produce graphics so powerful. Of course the 256 ssd drive is nice 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. The HP web page I found my information in had the machine as having a back-lit keyboard and when I approached the seller they sent me a web page link that stated the machine had no back-lit keyboard, very confusing information from two different sites within the HP...
Summary: Early versions of the laptop had issues with the motherboard and/or video card. Laptop would reboot on its own 5+ times per day when I first got it. HP sent out a tech and took a few visits but eventually they replaced most of the parts for free due to the onsite warranty and since then it has been rock solid.