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HP Elitebook 8560p

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 reviews of HP Elitebook 8560p. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the price and keyboard are overall positive. The durability and design are also mentioned favorably, but views about the touchpad and battery are different. There are some negative opinions about the energy efficiency and connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Elitebook 8560p is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of HP Elitebook 8560p from The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The price and durability are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the energy efficiency and connectivity.

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33% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP EliteBook Core i5 4GB, 500GB HDD, 14" Notebook

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Siggy Moersch (

Review HP EliteBook 8560p Notebook


Elegant powerhouse. The HP Elitebook 8560p-LQ589AW really stands

Classy design; Powerful CPU; Alternative OS (QuickWeb); Spill-resistant keyboard; 2x USB 3.0 ports; Matt display


QuickWeb; it should be on every laptop. Firstly it prolongs battery life, and secondly the interface is all you need to read emails, access contact details and be available via Skype when you are on the go.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (

HP EliteBook 8560p Review


The HP EliteBook 8560p is the latest generation of 15-inch premium business notebooks from Hewlett-Packard. This aluminum-clad workhorse is designed to serve as a mobile desktop replacement for business professionals who need cutting-edge technology...

Durable, attractive design ; Decent battery life ; Good overall performance

Not the best graphics performance on the market ; No middle touchpad buttons ; No 1080p screen option

May, 2011


Expert review by: Nick Mokey (

HP EliteBook 8560p


HP's EliteBooks have always been the unsung heroes of the business notebook world. While not as visible as the ubiquitous MacBook Pro or as prestigious as the ThinkPad, the sturdy business notebooks have soldiered on in relative obscurity, relied upon...

Industrial-strength chassis and hinges ; Large, high-res display with effective anti-glare coating ; Potent processors and discrete Radeon HD graphics ; Comfortable keyboard and supersized glass trackpad ; Incredibly complete array of ports ;...

Not as light or thing as competitors ; Only four hours runtime with stock battery ; Matte display lacks “pop” of glossy screens

It's hard to do better than HP’s industrial-strength EliteBook 8560p for brute processing power, comfortable, hard-wearing controls and durability.

May, 2011

Expert review by: (

HP Elitebook 8560p


The panel is intensely bright and matte so that glare is practically non-existent. You can find similar anti-glare panels in the Dell E6420, Lenovo T410, and Toshiba Tecra R850. What makes the colors pop and everything else seem amazingly sharp is the...

Powerful Intel second-gen components. Extensive security and wireless feature set. Aluminum chassis. Glass touchpad. Bright, high-resolution widescreen. USB 3.0 and eSATA equipped

AMD graphics doesn't offer that big of a lift in graphics power. Less than 4 hours of battery life is mediocre these days

The HP EliteBook 8560p is a powerhouse business laptop, as its 15.6-inch widescreen and top of the line parts are there for powering through the most difficult tasks--and a modern look doesn't hurt either.

Expert review by: Ryan McLaughlin (

Review: HP EliteBook 8560p Mobile Workstations


The Elitebook laptop is HP's top of the line business notebook, and the 8560p is near the top of that series. The Elitebook 8560p includes several upgrade from last years model, including a faster processor, better screen, and a better video card.

In the end I am impressed with the strength and quality of the of this laptop. It is put together with some top quality parts. My main concern is the battery life. A 15″ laptop is a good travel size and is going to be taken on the road, and with just 5...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Edward F. Moltzen (

Review: Why HP EliteBook 8560p Ranks Among The Best


Combine performance with elegant engineering and aggressive pricing, and integrate it into a workhorse of a laptop and you come out with the Elitebook 8560p.

Aug, 2011


Expert review by: Paul Lilly (

Hewlett Packard EliteBook 8560p Notebook Review


We see you rolling your eyes at the notion of an in-depth business notebook review, but hang with us, it will be worth the ride. HP emptied its entire bag of tricks on the EliteBook 8560p, the company's top-end business laptop that employs several...

Rugged design and brushed aluminum ; Huge touchpad with gestures support ; Lots of USB ports, including USB 3.0 ; Several useful utilities and security features baked in ; Tool-less access to internal components

Poor gaming performance ; No HDMI port

If concentrating strictly on the benchmarks, HP's EliteBook 8560p carried itself well in most of our general purpose tests and turned in the kind of performance you would expect out of a Sandy Bridge system. The Core i7 2620M doesn't offer the same...

May, 2011


Expert review by: Denny Atkin (

HP EliteBook 8560p


Work hard, play hard. That should be HP's motto for the EliteBook 8560p. Though this workstation includes the typical suite of features that business users expect, it also has the multimedia chops to take off its tie and run consumer applications after...

Very good performance ; Excellent battery life ; Comfortable ergonomics ; Ruggedly built ; Extensive expansion capabilities


The HP EliteBook 8650p is a fast, comfortable notebook with excellent battery life and a host of professional-level features, without a huge professional-notebook price premium.

May, 2011

Expert review by: M.S. Smith (

HP EliteBook 8560p: The Cadillac of Laptops


Looking for a desktop replacement that offers enterprise features such as durability, drive encryption and more? The HP EliteBook 8560p may be for you. In this review, we'll examine the 8560p to see if it can live up to the promises made by the...

The EliteBook 8560p is an exceptionally well constructed laptop. There are many aspects of its design that are worthy of praise, from the rigid chassis to the large touchpad. Few laptops on the market today offer the combination of features here, and...

Expert review by: Harley Ogier (

Business laptops: HP EliteBook 8560p


HP's EliteBook 8560p is chunky, solid and looks like a piece of industrial equipment. In a way, it is.

May, 2011

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / No
Embedded UMTS:No / Yes
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: Yes
Card Reader:2 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


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

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Professional


Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / Intel / Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Intel ® HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Radeon HD6470M


Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel®
Chipset Type:QM67
Processor:CORE I5 / CORE I7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-2540M / I7-2620M / I7-2640M