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HP Elitebook 8560p

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews of HP Elitebook 8560p. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and durability. The price and design are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the touchpad and image quality. There are some mixed views about the size and portability.

performance, design, price, durability, reliability

screen, battery, sound, image quality, touchpad

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 85/100 = 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 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Comments about the reliability and design are generally positive. The price and durability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the energy efficiency and connectivity.

performance, durability, price, design, reliability

portability, battery, connectivity, energy

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

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

Apr, 2018

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 : Cisco Cheng (

HP Elitebook 8560p


The HP EliteBook 8560p business laptop is redesigned from the ground up, and now it has the gorgeous looks to go with its ferocious parts.

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.

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May, 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 : 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

Consumer review (

Not Satisfied


Good screen size and fast laptop

The Windows 7 professional disappeared after 1 month, the product didn't come with anything but the laptop, so now I don't have anything to work with.

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio:Audio ad alta definizione SRS, altoparlanti stereo integrati, uscita stereo cuffie/linea, ingresso microfono stereo, microfono integrato (array doppio microfono con webcam opzionale)
Audio included:Audio ad alta definizione SRS, altoparlanti stereo integrati, uscita stereo cuffie/linea, ingresso microfono stereo, microfono integrato (array doppio microfono con webcam opzionale)
Audio system:HD / SRS / SRS HD / SRS Premium / SRS Premium Sound / SRS PS / Stereo
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery Capacity:55 / 62 / 75 / 83
Battery capacity (Watt hours):55 / 62 / 75 / 83
Battery life (max):4.2 / 7 / 7.15 / 7.25 / 7.3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6 / 8


Front Camera:Y


Energy Star certified: / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes


Color of product:Aluminium / Anthracite, Grey / Black / Black, Silver / Platinum / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Internal: Yes
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Mobile workstation / Notebook


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16 / 17.3
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD:No / Yes
HD type:Full HD / 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 power:120 / 150 / 200 / 65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD FirePro M5950 / AMD Radeon HD 6470M / AMD Radeon HD 7450M / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / No / NVIDIA Quadro 1000M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1200 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 6000 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6520G / Intel HD Graphics 3000


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard form factor:Standard
Keyboard integrated devices: No
Keyboard language:English / German / Norwegian
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard style:Straight
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device: / DualPoint / Touchpad / Touchpad + Pointing Stick / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32 / 6
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1 / 2


Mouse included: No


3G:No / Yes
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Data network:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n
WWAN:No / Yes

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-600 - 480000
Operating altitude:-600 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 20 - 80 / 20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90 / 20 - 80 / 20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 10 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35 / 10 - 35 / 5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 85 / 5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 85 / 5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60 / -20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60 / -20 - 60

Optical Drive

LightScribe:No / Yes
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / SRS / SRS HD / SRS Premium / SRS Premium Sound / SRS PS / Stereo
Compatibility:HP EliteBook 8560P
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.2 x 10.6 x 1.44
Display: / LCD / LED / TFT
Display included: No
Energy efficiency compliance:
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Expansion Slots:1 Express Card/54; 1 lettore di Smart Card; 1 SD/MMC
Graphics adapter family:AMD / AMD, Intel / Intel / NVIDIA
Hard drive controller type:Unità a stato solido
Hot keys:Y
Infrared data port: No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / Intel Clear Video HD, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Internal modem: Yes
LAN controller:Intel 82579LM
Manageability features:3D DriveGuard / HP 3D DriveGuard
Maximum hard drive capacity:500
Minimum hard disk space:320
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:V.92
Operating temperature (T-T):41 - 95
Operating temperature range (T-T):41 - 95
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

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
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 1.1 ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:120 / 150 / 200 / 65 / 90
Power auto-sensing:Y


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:AMD RS880M / Intel QM67 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
L2 cache:1
L3 cache:6
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:AMD RS880M / Intel QM67 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:A6-3420M / I5-2410M / I5-2450M / I5-2520M / I5-2540M / i7-2620M / I7-2640M / I7-2670QM / i7-2760QM
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.50
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx
Processor frequency:1.5 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:AMD / Intel
Processor model:A6-3420M / I5-2410M / I5-2450M / I5-2520M / I5-2540M / i7-2620M / I7-2640M / I7-2670QM / i7-2760QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2700 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / BGA1224 / PGA988 / Socket 988 / Socket FS1 uPGA
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 100 C

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
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 Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / 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® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / 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® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:50072 / 52224 / 52229 / 52231 / 53452 / 53464 / 53470 / 53474
Processor code:SR02R / SR02S / SR03R / SR041 / SR046 / SR048 / SR04Z
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


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


Bundled software:HP ProtectTools / Microsoft Office Starter / Microsoft Office Starter 2010 / Microsoft Office Starter 2010\nHP 3D DriveGuard / Roxio My DVD 2010 SE / Roxio My DVD 2010 SE\nMicrosoft Office 2010\nNorton Internet Security 2011
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:No / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2011


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MMC+, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 160
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 160 / 320 / 500 / 750

System Requirements

Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Hot keys:Y
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:13.1
Depth:10 / 10.2 / 10.6 / 9.84 / 9.88
Depth (imperial):9.86
Height:1 / 1.34 / 1.36 / 1.44
Height (front):1.34 / 1.36 / 1.38
Height (imperial):1.34
Height (rear):1.46
Weight:6.02 / 6.28 / 6.61 / 7
Width:14.7 / 15 / 16.2
Width (imperial):14.7