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HP Elitebook 2170P

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of HP Elitebook 2170P. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the usability and design are on the whole positive. The performance and portability also get good reviews. There are some mixed opinions about the battery. Some have doubts about the image quality and touchpad.

durability, portability, performance, design, usability

price, screen, touchpad, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Elitebook 2170P is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review HP EliteBook 2170p Subnotebook


Bonsai. A bonsai is a perfected miniature tree, maintained well and with a lot of perseverance. Is HP's smallest EliteBook also perfect in form and devised with attention to detail?

Very good application performance, No performance drops on battery power, Relatively cool chassis, Very good and diverse input devices, Stable base unit, Fast SSD storage, Docking & DisplayPort, Security features & tools, Recovery disk,...

Display with poor contrast, Brightness decreases on battery power, Is there no production of IPS panels (wide viewing angles, high contrast) with HD resolution

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Ahmer Kazi (

HP EliteBook 2170p


The HP EliteBook 2170p is a well-designed business ultraportable with a terrific keyboard and a solidly resilient chassis.

Handsomely designed. Excellent keyboard.

So-so battery life. Extended battery juts out the rear. No HDMI.

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Feb, 2013

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (

HP EliteBook 2170p Review


At $1,099, the HP EliteBook 2170p offers a durable build and above-average battery life in a lightweight design that's easy for road warriors to carry. Our chief complaint is the liliputian touchpad, which makes executing Windows 8 gestures somewhat of...

Lightweight, durable design, Above-average battery life, Speedy boot time, Fingerprint reader

Relatively dim display, Cramped touchpad, No extended-battery options

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Matt Smith (

HP EliteBook 2170p Review


The EliteBook line is long overdue for an update. Today, when placed alongside modern Ultrabooks, the 2170p looks and feels ancient.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Dustin Sklavos (

HP EliteBook 2170p Ultraportable Review: Business Class, But Business Savvy?


We recently reviewed Acer's Aspire V5-171, a notebook that proves that there's a life (and a market) after netbooks but before ultrabooks. The essential gap that's materialized has been between the fast decaying netbook market (its death spurred on by...

Expectations are strange things. As reviewers we try to be unbiased, but we aren't really immune to being excited about or nervous about a product coming in for review. Consequently, a promising product that turns out to be nearly everything you hoped...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Brad Chacos (

HP EliteBook 2170p Review and Ratings


This pint-size EliteBook feels rock-solid, is easy to repair, and comes stuffed with every feature an IT department could want. It's a strong fit for flush businesses looking to deploy a fleet, but note: It's pricey, and the touch pad is quite cramped.

Abundant business features ; Solid, attractive build quality ; Easy to repair or upgrade ; Lightweight and highly portable

Very cramped touch pad ; Pricey ; Jutting battery in test model ; Humdrum display

The EliteBook 2170p may be a pricey and meaty-around-the-hips departure from the ultrabook norm, but we can't imagine too many traveling execs who wouldn't like to carry a compact, good-looking model like this one. Still, this machine is something of...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Ashima Gupta (

HP Elitebook 2170P Review: Specs, Features and Price


HP Elitebook 2170P ReviewFor the enterprise class, HP has launched an amazing laptop- the HP Elitebook 2170P. With all its stunning features fabricated according to the needs of the business people, this laptop is getting ...

11.6 inches HD anti glare display, Intel 3rd Generation Ivy Bridge i7/i5/i3 processor, Microsoft Windows 7 operating system, 720p HD webcam, 16GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM, SRS Premium Sound PRO, spill resistant keyboard

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Paul Lamkin (

HP EliteBook 2170p review


Up close with HP's lightweight business notebook

Battery life ; Build quality ; Connectivity ; CPU backed by 16GB of RAM

Chunky design ; No 1080p

May, 2012

Expert review by : Serdar Yegulalp (

HP EliteBook 2170p review


Look past the old-school design of the 2170p and you'll see a business-grade machine outfitted with plenty of features to match its use case. Aside from the smart-card slot and optional fingerprint reader (with TPM hardware to match in either case),...

Don't be fooled by looks: this Ultrabook for business from HP packs plenty of speed and nice features into a retro design.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Techworld (

HP EliteBook 2170p


Don't be fooled by looks: this Ultrabook for business from HP packs plenty of speed and nice features into a retro design.

Jun, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio:SRS Premium Sound PRO; Integrated stereo speakers; Integrated dual-microphone array; Combo headphone/microphone jack
Audio included:SRS Premium Sound PRO; Integrated stereo speakers; Integrated dual-microphone array; Combo headphone/microphone jack
Audio system:HD / SRS Premium PRO / SRS Premium Sound PRO / SRS PS / SRS PS PRO
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2


Battery Capacity:30 / 48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):30 / 48
Battery life (max):10 / 4.5 / 5.5 / 6.5 / 7.5 / 8 / 8.15 / 8.25 / 8.3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6


Front Camera:No / Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No


Energy Star certified: / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver
RoHS compliance:No / Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes


Color of product:Black, Metallic / Black, Silver / Silver / Stainless Steel
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Metal
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Product type:Notebook

Disk Drive

Hard disk drive type:500 GB 7200 rpm SATA II


3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:11.6 / 12
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: / No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000

Hard Drive

Hard disk drive type:500 GB 7200 rpm SATA II


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:Danish / Dutch / English / German
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:QWERTY / QWERTZ / Spill-resistant keyboard and drain; backlit keyboard
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device: / DualPoint / Touchpad / Touchpad + Pointing Stick
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory slots: / 1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1


3G:N / No / Yes
3G standards:EVDO,HSPA / HSPA / HSPA+
4G:N / No / Y
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network:4G / No
Ethernet LAN:No / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection:N / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit LAN, WLAN / LAN, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
WWAN:No / Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80 / 10 - 85 / 20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80 / 10 - 85 / 20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60 / -24 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60 / -24 - 45

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: / No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD / SRS Premium PRO / SRS Premium Sound PRO / SRS PS / SRS PS PRO
Battery Type:HP 6-cell Prismatic (48 WHr)
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display: / LCD
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Expansion Slots:1 5-in-1 SD/MMC
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard drive controller type:SATA II (7200 rpm)
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x
Internal modem: No
LAN controller:Intel 82579LM
Manageability features:3D DriveGuard / HP 3D DriveGuard (Windows only)
Memory Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Minimum hard disk space:320
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Weight:Starting at 2.89 lb
Weight (imperial):Starting at 2.89 lb
Wireless Technology:Intel 802.11a/b/g/n (2x2) with Bluetooth 4.0 Combo; HP hs2350 HSPA+ Mobile Broadband

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control:N
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:2 USB 3.0; 1 AC power; 1 combo stereo headphone/mic jack; 1 DisplayPort 1.1a; 1 docking connector; 1 RJ-45; 1 VGA
LAN/VGA combo port: No
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing:Y


Bus type:DMI
Chipset: / Intel QM77 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
L2 cache:0.512
L3 cache:4
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel QM77 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor: / I3-3217U / I5-3317U / I5-3427U / I5-3437U / I7-3667U / I7-3687U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 3.2 / 3.3
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family: / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2 / 2.1
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-3217U / I5-3317U / I5-3427U / I5-3437U / I7-3667U / I7-3687U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor technology:Intel Core i5 and Core i7 with vPro technology (select models)
Processor threads:4
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:64898 / 64903 / 65697 / 65707 / 71258 / 71259
Processor code:SR0N5 / SR0N7 / SR0N8 / SR0N9 / SR0XE / SR0XH
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Face recognition:Y / Yes
Fingerprint reader:No / Yes
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:Y / Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes


Bundled software:3D DriveGuard\nMicrosoft Security Essentials / Buy Office / Microsoft Office Starter / Microsoft Office Starter, PowerPoint / Outlook
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed: / No / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro
Recovery operating system:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDXC / RS-MMC / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA II / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / SATA II / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 180 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA / Serial ATA III
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 180 / 256 / 320 / 500

Technical Details

Built-In Optical Drive: No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Minimum hard disk space:320

Weight & Dimensions

AC adapter weight:9.17
Depth:11.5 / 7 / 7.56 / 8.27
Depth (imperial):7.56
Height:1 / 1.04
Height (front):1.04 / 1.06
Height (imperial):1.04
Height (rear):1.04 / 1.06
Weight:2 / 2.89 / 2.93 / 3.09
Width:11 / 11.5
Width (imperial):11.5