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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. Reviewers really like the usability and design. The performance and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the size and connectivity. 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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 17 reviews)

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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, and its reasonable priced and good feature set make it worthy of consideration.

Handsomely designed. Excellent keyboard

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

If you spend more time on the road than in the office and prefer to pack lightly, the HP EliteBook 2170p ($1099 list) may be your ideal travel companion. It's a Windows 8-equipped business ultraportable that packs a solid punch into a tiny yet...

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


Laptops are undergoing change like never before. New designs with ultra-thin profiles, touchscreens, and convertible hinges are making their way to the market in hopes of changing the way people will forever use laptops.

Good build quality ; Remains cool and quiet at load ; Useful pre-installed software

Bulky ; Could use more connectivity ; Small touchpad ; Poor display quality ; SSD not standard, expensive as an upgrade ; Overpriced

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: ComputerShopper (

Expert Review


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

You'll find a lot to like in the HP EliteBook 2170p if you're assigned one as an official work laptop—at least if you can coax your IT admin to toss in a wireless mouse with it. If you're looking for a laptop of your own, however, we'd recommend...

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


Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / No
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth:No / Unknown / Yes
Card Reader:2 in 1 Card Reader / 5 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Convertible: No
Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Professional Downgradable to XP / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8 Pro Downgradable


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD Graphics 4000


Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:QM77
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I5-3427U / I5-3437U / I7-3667U / I7-3687U