Application and Futuremark Performance

While our review unit has a reasonable fast processor, the GPU is a relative unknown on the mobile side, and the PCMarks are going to drop like rocks due to the lack of an SSD or even SSD caching. The lack of switchable graphics in the HP EliteBook 8570w also means users won't get the benefit of Quick Sync, but the AMD GPU makes it a poor choice for doing video editing anyhow due to the lack of AMD support in the current version of Adobe's Mercury Playback Engine.

PCMark 7 - PCMarks

PCMark 7 - Lightweight

PCMark 7 - Productivity

PCMark 7 - Creativity

PCMark 7 - Entertainment

PCMark 7 - Computation

PCMark 7 - Storage

Futuremark PCMark Vantage

The lack of an SSD or any kind of caching absolutely kills the test results in the PCMarks. Remember that you can order the 8570w with either an SSD cache or a system SSD, although you can't order it with a system SSD in the mSATA slot (something Dell does allow you to do).

Futuremark 3DMark 11

Futuremark 3DMark Vantage

Futuremark 3DMark Vantage

Futuremark 3DMark06

It turns out that the AMD FirePro 4000M is also a mite slower than the other graphics options, and roughly on par with the GeForce GT 650M in the Samsung Series 7, at least where graphical horsepower is concerned.

Cinebench R11.5 - Single-Threaded Benchmark

Cinebench R11.5 - Multi-Threaded Benchmark

x264 HD Benchmark - First Pass

x264 HD Benchmark - Second Pass

When we start pushing just the CPU, though, the EliteBook 8570w starts to come into its own, offering performance comparable to ther i7-3720QM-based systems. Though I've mentioned my concerns with heat (more on that in a bit), it doesn't seem to be seriously affecting overall system performance as the 8570w is lining up just fine.

In and Around the HP EliteBook 8570w Workstation Performance
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  • twtech - Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - link

    They're bad enough on 17" notebooks. I would not buy this for that reason alone.
  • Araemo - Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - link

    Actually, I find the one on my Latitude E6520 very useful. And I originally thought the offset to the keyboard would be odd and annoying.. except that my desktop keyboard has the same offset compared to my desktop monitor, so it's actually fairly natural for me.
  • SteveLord - Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - link

    Comments following a laptop review that aren't filled with trolls going "omg it's not 1080p resolution so it's automatically garbage!"

    Oh yeah, it's a Dreamcolor config........
  • Laststop311 - Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - link

    This is my favorite of all displays out right now even like more then amoled. Why is LG not putting dreamcolor displays on their phones? And selling dreamcolor phone displays to other smartphone manufacturers.

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