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HP EliteBook 8460P Updated w/ Sandy Bridge & Facelift: Specs, Pics and Details (Video)

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The newest HP EliteBook models have arrived and with the refresh we now have a new HP EliteBook 8460p 14″ business class notebook. The new EliteBook 8460p comes with the newest Sandy Bridge processors and a new design which enhances the usability of the device while delivering an streamlined look and easy access for IT managers to get in and perform upgrades. In addition to the HP 8640p, HP updated the 15.6″ HP EliteBook 8560p with similar features.

HP EliteBook 8460p Quick Specs:

The HP EliteBook 8460p will make use of the newest Intel Sandy Bridge processors which will be paired with up to 16GB DDR3 RAM and numerous hard drive options from standard or encrypted to SSD. The 8460p also has the ability to come with the AMD Radeon HD 6740 GPU with 1GB VRAM. This powers the 14″ display which comes standard with a 1366×768 resolution and can be upgraded to a 1600×900 HD+ display.

The 8460p has both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 support as well as the option for Bluetooth 2.1 EDR. The upgrade bay can be configured with an optical drive or with a secondary hard drive. There are also numerous broadband connectivity options to keep connected on the go.

HP EliteBook 8460p Durability:

From a durability standpoint the HP EliteBook 8460p carries over many of the features found in the rest of the EliteBook line, but adds and enhances them with this refresh.

Notable Durability Enhancements Include:

  • HP DisplaySafe – Doubleshot rubber ring that keeps the screen from pressing on the keys when in a backpack and keeps out debris.
  • Longer Barrel Hinge – The new hinge is much longer and provides increased strength and durability.
  • Better Drainage – HP has revamped the keyboard drainage hole and system to better handle spills.
  • MicroScreen Filters – New filters cover the vents to keep dust out of systems.
  • Rugged Standards – The 8460p has a rated to Mil-STD 810G for drop, vibration, dust, humidity, altitude and high temperature.

HP EliteBook 8460p Features:

A bevy of new features can be found on the EliteBook 8460p including a new easy access panel that allows IT admins to get in to the notebooks without any tools for upgrades and repairs. The panel can be secured with a single security screw if the IT department desires it.

Other functional improvements include a new island style keyboard that looks nice thanks to the metal finish that flanks the keys. The island style is gaining favor with many users and it looks great on this notebook.

Another change is the introduction of a much larger mousepad, almost double the size, with gesture support. The new mousepad also retains the pointing stick and second set of mouse buttons.

Another change is cosmetic and works well with the new sleeker design, less annoying LED indicators. The new LED indicators are smaller and moved out of your line of site so that you aren’t spending all day looking at blinking lights.

HP EliteBook 8460p Battery Life:

The EliteBook 8460p has numerous battery solutions depending on your needs, from 3-cell up to 9-cell, but the most impressive is the ability to achieve up to 32 hours of battery life with HP Ultra-Capacity battery.

HP EliteBook 8460p Pricing and Availability:

The HP EliteBook 8560p will be available on March 15th stating at $999.

HP EliteBook 8460p Gallery:

HP EliteBook 8640p Detailed Specs:

Operating system Windows® 7 Professional

Windows® 7 Home Premium

Windows 7 Home Basic(select countries)

Windows Vista Home Basic

FreeDOS

Processor Second Generation Core i7 mobile processors with TurboBoost, Second Generation Core i5 Mobile processors with TurboBoost, Second Generation Core i3 Mobile processors
Chipset Mobile Intel® QM67 Express
Dimensions and weight
Weight Starting at 4.56 lb without optical drive
Dimensions (w x d x h) 13.31 x 9.11 x 1.25in at front
Memory
Memory, maximum 16 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Memory slots 2  SODIMM
Storage
Internal drive SATA II (7200 rpm)

From: 250 GB

Up to: 750 GB

SED SATA II (7200 rpm)

Up to: 320 GB

Solid State Drive

Up to: 160 GB

Optical drive DVD-ROM; DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe; Blu-ray ROM DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe; Blu-ray R/RE DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL

(With the Upgrade Bay with Dual Hard Drive support, the optical drive can be replaced with an optional 500 GB 7200 rpm hard drive.)

Graphics
Display 14.0″ diagonal LED-backlit HD anti-glare 1366×768; 14.0″ diagonal LED-backlit HD+ WVA anti-glare 1600×900
Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6470M with 1 GB dedicated DDR3 memory
Expansion features
Ports 2 USB 2.0

2 USB 3.0

1 eSATA 9combo USB)

1 external VGA monitor

1 DisplayPort

1 1394a

1 stereo microphone in

1 stereo headphone/line-out

1 AC power

1 RJ-11

1 RJ-45

1 docking connector

1 secondary battery connector

Slots 1 Express Card/54

1 Smart Card Reader

1 Secure Digital

Audio High definition audio; Integrated stereo speakers; Integrated dual-microphone array; Touch-sensitive controls for volume up, volume down, and mute; Stereo headphone/line out; Stereo microphone/line in
Integrated camera 2 MP webcam (select models)
Keyboard Spill-resistant keyboard with numeric keypad and drain
Input devices Enhanced dual pointing devices (touchpad and pointstick) with scroll zone
Communications
Network interface Integrated Intel Gigabit Network Connection (10/100/1000 NIC)
Wireless HP Mobile Broadband Options

Broadcom 802.11a/b/g/n

Atheros 802.11a/b/g/n

Intel Centrino 802.11a/b/g/n

HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth 2.1+EDR Wireless Technology

Power and operating requirements
Power supply 120W Smart AC adapter (Intel quad-core processor); 90W Smart AC adapter (Intel dual-core processor); HP Fast Charge
Battery  type 9-cell 100WHr battery, 6-cell 62WHr battery, 3 cell 31 WHr battery, 6 cell 55WHr battery, 9 cell 73 WHR extended life battery, 9 cell 100WHR ultra-extended life battery.
Battery life 9-cell HP Ultra Extended Battery : up to 32 hours
Security management
Security management Standard: Integrated Smart Card Reader, HP ProtectTools, TPM Embedded Security Chip 1.2, Enhanced Pre-Boot Security, HP Spare Key (requires initial user setup), HP Disk Sanitizer, Enhanced Drive Lock, Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools, Credential Manager for HP ProtectTools, File Sanitizer for HP ProtectTools

Optional: LoJack Pro for HP ProtectTools, HP Fingerprint Sensor, Smart Kensington Lock, HP Privacy Filter, McAfee Security Solution

What’s included
Warranty HP Services includes a three-year standard parts and labor warranty (depending on model), pick-up or carry-in, and toll-free 7 x 24 hardware technical phone support. On-site service and warranty upgrades are also available.

Josh Smith is a longtime mobile tech user, currently using a Droid as his primary smartphone. Josh is also an editor at Notebooks.com where he reviews notebooks and other mobile tech. Follow Josh on Twitter @Josh_Smith or email him Josh@Notebooks.com.

5 Comments

  1. Tom

    February 25, 2011 at 5:32 am

    Dear Josh,

    great wrap up.

    May I ask:

    1. Do you know if mSata is supported so that it’s possible to run intel 310-SSDs (f. i. 80GB)

    2. In case of the AMD Radeon HD 6740 GPU option, is it possile to set the device to a “use only integrated GPU” option to save battery life?

    3. Any comments to the system noise level (fan speeds…)

    Thanks,

    Tom

    (Germany)

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