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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 reliability and design are overall positive. The performance and portability also get good feedback. There are some negative views about the image quality and touchpad. There are some mixed opinions about the battery.

durability, portability, performance, design, reliability

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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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


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


Front Camera: / No / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera: No


Display Surface:Matt
HD type: No


Discrete graphics adapter: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes


3G standards:EVDO, HSPA / HSPA+
4G:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

LAN/VGA combo port: No
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
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
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel�� Secure Key: Yes
Processor ARK ID:64898 / 64903 / 71258 / 71259 / I7-3667U
Processor package size:31


Face recognition: Yes
Password protection: Yes


Recovery operating system:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro

Technical Details

Built-In Optical Drive: No