HP EliteBook 8470w Mobile Workstation

Data sheet
HP recommends Windows.
HP EliteBook 8470w
Mobile Workstation
HP’s most travel-friendly workstation.
Workstation power. Notebook mobility.
Develop intense visuals and jaw-dropping animations with workstation-caliber graphics. The
HP EliteBook 8470w is ISV-certified so your mobile workstation runs smoothly and reliably.
Expand your view to see multiple screens at once or enlarge your content across five displays for
fine-tuning designs. AMD Eyefinity Technology1 makes it possible. Enjoy sharper, deeper images
when you plug your mobile workstation into your additional, independent displays through the
DisplayPort connector.
Demanding projects require faster data access. Boot up quickly with the solid state drive (SSD). Replace
the integrated optical drive with a second hard drive for data-hungry applications or RAID backup.
Withstands the rigors of mobile business.
When you invest in a computer this powerful, you want it to last. The HP EliteBook 8470w meets
tough military standards (MIL-STD-810G) for drop, vibration, dust, temperature and altitude.2
With a 14-inch diagonal HD3 display, HP’s most travel-friendly mobile workstation is easy to carry
to project sites and meetings.
Rely on a notebook truly built for business.
Save time by quickly accessing your favorite files with Intel Smart Response Technology.4 You’ll
also gain fast response times for things like system boot and application startup.
Engage in video conferences,5 web-based trainings6 or streaming videos with smooth audio quality
that’ll surprise you. SRS Premium Sound PRO also allows you to share crisp, powerful sound
directly from your mobile workstation. Forget the extra speakers during your presentations.
It’s nice to have options. Choose a lightweight configuration or add extended battery life with
multiple battery options. In fact, combining the HP Ultra Extended Life Notebook Battery7 with the
9-cell primary battery on a properly configured HP EliteBook 8470w offers the longest battery life
of any 2012 HP mobile workstation.
Data sheet | HP EliteBook 8470w Mobile Workstation
HP recommends Windows.
EliteBook 8470w Mobile Workstation
Form Factor
Operating system
Windows 8 Pro 648
Windows 7 Professional (available through downgrade rights from Windows 8 Pro)9
Windows 8 648
Windows 7 Professional 3210
Windows 7 Professional 6410,11
Windows 7 Home Premium 6410,11
Windows 7 Enterprise10
Windows 7 Ultimate10
Windows XP Professional
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i712 with Turbo Boost Technology;13 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i512 with Turbo Boost Technology13
Mobile Intel® QM77 Express (vPro™ support14)
DDR3 SDRAM, 1600 MHz, two slots supporting dual-channel memory, 2/4/8 GB SODIMMs, up to 16 GB total15
Internal Storage16
180 GB SSD Intel SATA3 CV, 320/500/750 GB 7200 rpm SMART SATA II HDD, 500 GB 7200 rpm SED (Self Encrypting Drive) HDD, 128/180 GB SATA 6 GB/s SSD, or
256 GB SATA 6 GB/s SED SSD, HP 3D DriveGuard17
Flash Cache
Optional 24 GB mSATA Flash cache module;7,18 Support Intel Smart Response Technology
Upgrade Bay
12.7 mm SATA optical drive or secondary hard drive: Blu-ray R/RE DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL Drive,7,19 Blu-ray ROM DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL Drive,7,19 DVD+/–RW
SuperMulti DL Drive,7,19 DVD-ROM Drive,7 500 GB 7200 rpm secondary HDD;7,16 or weight saver
14.0" diagonal LED-backlit HD3 anti-glare (1366 x 768), 14.0" diagonal LED-backlit HD+3 anti-glare (1600 x 900)
AMD FireProTM M2000 with 1 GB dedicated GDDR5 video memory; AMD Eyefinity Technology for advanced multi-monitor support1
High Definition Audio (SRS Premium Sound Pro), stereo speakers, stereo headphone/line out, stereo microphone in, optional HD3 Webcam,7 integrated
dual-microphone array
Wireless Support6,7,20,21
Optional HP lt2522 LTE/EV-DO Mobile Broadband Module – U.S. only20 (no Win 8 support), Optional HP lt2523 LTE/HSPA+ Mobile Broadband Module – U.S. only20
(no Win 8 support), Optional HP hs2350 HSPA+ Mobile Broadband;7,20 Optional HP un2430 EV-DO/HSPA Mobile Broadband;7,20 Intel® Centrino 802.11a/b/g/n 3x3;21
Intel® Centrino 802.11a/b/g/n 2x2;21 Broadcom 802.11a/b/g/n 2x2;21 HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth® v4.0; HP Connection Manager
Integrated Intel® 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection (vPro™ support11); 56K v.92 modem7
Ports and Connectors
2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 charging port, eSATA/USB 2.0 combo, VGA, DisplayPort, stereo microphone in, stereo headphone/line out, 1394a, power connector,
RJ-11(optional modem), RJ-45(Ethernet), docking connector, secondary battery connector
Expansion Slots
1 ExpressCard/54, 1 Secure Digital
Input Devices
Full-sized spill-resistant keyboard with bottom case drain, touchpad with scroll and gestures support, point stick, launch buttons (Web browser, WLAN on/off, mute)
(Windows OS only)
HP Remote Graphics Software (pre-load), HP Power Assistant,22 HP Recovery Manager, HP Support Assistant, Corel WinDVD (select model), Roxio Secure Burn23
(select models), Roxio MyDVD Business 2010 (select models), Adobe® Flash Player, PDF Complete Corporate Edition, WinZip Basic, HP Performance Advisor, HP GPS
and Location24 (select models), Microsoft Office 2010 60 days trial (Windows 8); Microsoft Office Starter (Windows 7 only).25 Custom Integration Services provides
tailor-made, turnkey solutions for Business Ready PCs.
Standard: Microsoft Security Essentials, HP ProtectTools,17 Central Management for HP ProtectTools,26 TPM Embedded Security Chip 1.2, HP Fingerprint Sensor,
Pre-Boot Security, HP SpareKey,27 HP Disk Sanitizer,28 Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools, Credential Manager for HP ProtectTools, Face Recognition for HP
ProtectTools,29 File Sanitizer for HP ProtectTools,28 Smart Card Reader, Intel® AT (requires a Computrace subscription)(select Models),30 Device Access Manager with
Just in Time Authentication or One Time Password7 (DigitalPass), Secure Erase, DriveLock, Automatic DriveLock, Password Manager for HP ProtectTools, Privacy
Manager for HP ProtectTools, security lock slot Optional: Computrace,7,31 HP Privacy Filter7
Dimensions (w x d x h)
13.31 x 9.11 x 1.25 in (at front); 33.8 x 23.1 x 3.2 cm (at front)
Starting at 4.96 lb (2.25 kg) with SSD and weight saver; 5.27 lb (2.39 kg) with SSD and optical drive (weight will vary by configuration)
9-cell (100 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery,32 6-cell (62 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery,32 6-cell (55 WHr) HP Long Life Battery (3-year),32 optional HP ST09 Extended Life
Notebook Battery (73 WHr),7,32 optional HP BB09 Ultra Extended Life Notebook Battery (100 WHr),7,32 90W HP Smart AC Adapter, HP Fast Charge33
Expansion Solutions7
HP 90W Docking Station, HP 120W Advanced Docking Station, HP 230W Docking Station, HP USB Docking Station 2.0, HP Essential USB 2.0 Port Replicator, HP Dual
Hinge Notebook Stand, HP Display & Notebook Stand, HP Adjustable Display Stand, HP Adjustable Dual Display Stand
Limited 3-year, 1-year and 90-day warranty options available, depending on country, 1-year limited warranty on primary battery. Optional HP Care Pack Services7
are extended service contracts which go beyond your standard warranties.34 For more details, visit hp.com/go/lookuptool.
HP recommends Windows.
Data sheet | HP EliteBook 8470w Mobile Workstation
EliteBook 8470w Mobile Workstation
1. Windows 8 Pro8
2. Optional HD Webcam3,7
3. 14.0" diagonal HD3 anti-glare display
4. Full-size keyboard
5. Point stick
6. USB 3.0 ports
Data sheet | HP EliteBook 8470w Mobile Workstation
HP recommends Windows.
HP EliteBook 8470w Mobile Workstation
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1. Requires AMD discrete graphics configuration. HP EliteBook 8470w supports up to five total displays when using with the HP Advanced docking station. The advanced docking station is sold separately.
2. Testing was not intended to demonstrate fitness for DOD contracts requirements or for military use. Test results are not a guarantee of future performance under these test conditions.
3. HD content required to view HD images.
4. Requires a compatible Intel® Core processor, enabled chipset, Intel® Rapid Storage technology software and non-SED HDD + optional mSATA SSD flash cache module and non-WWAN configuration. Intel®
Smart Response Technology is only available on select 2012 HP systems. Depending on system configuration, results may vary.
5. Video conferencing is available on configurations with the optional 720p HD webcam.
6. Internet access required.
7. Sold separately or as an optional feature.
8. Not all features are available in all editions of Windows 8. Systems may require upgraded and/or separately purchased hardware, drivers and/or software to take full advantage of Windows 8 functionality.
See microsoft.com for details.
9. This system is preinstalled with Windows 7 Pro software and also comes with a license and media for Windows 8 Pro software. You may only use one version of the Windows software at a time. Switching
between versions will require you to uninstall one version and install the other version. You must back up all data (files, photos, etc.) before uninstalling and installing operating systems to avoid loss of
your data.
10. This system may require upgraded and/or separately purchased hardware to take full advantage of Windows 7 functionality. Not all features are available in all editions of Windows 7.
See microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/ for details.
11. Multi-Core is designed to improve performance of certain software products. Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of this technology. 64-bit computing on Intel®
architecture requires a computer system with a processor, chipset, BIOS, operating system, device drivers, and applications enabled for Intel® 64 architecture. Processors will not operate (including 32-bit
operation) without an Intel® 64 architecture-enabled BIOS. Performance will vary depending on your hardware and software configurations. Intel’s numbering is not a measurement of higher performance.
12. Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 technology requires a PC with a processor with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 capability. Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 performance varies depending on hardware, software and overall system
configuration. See intel.com/technology/turboboost for more information.
13. Some functionality of this technology, such as Intel® Active management technology and Intel Virtualization technology, requires additional 3rd party software in order to run. Availability of future “virtual
appliances” applications for Intel vPro technology is dependent on 3rd party software providers. Microsoft Windows required.
14. Maximum memory capacities assume Windows 64-bit operating systems or Linux. With Windows 32-bit operating systems, memory above 3 GB may not all be available due to system resource requirements.
15. 64-bit computing on Intel architecture requires a computer system with a processor, chipset, BIOS, operating system, device drivers and applications enabled for Intel® 64 architecture. Processors will not
operate (including 32-bit operation) without an Intel 64 architecture-enabled BIOS. Performance will vary depending on your hardware and software configurations.
See intel.com/info/em64t for more information. Quad Core is designed to improve performance of multithreaded software products and hardware-aware multitasking operating systems and may require
appropriate operating system software for full benefit. Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of this technology. Intel’s numbering is not a measurement of higher
16. For Hard Disk Drives (HDD), GB = 1 billion bytes. TB = 1 trillion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less. Up to 16GB (for Windows 7) of system and up to 30 GB (for Windows 8) disk is reserved for system
recovery software.
17. Requires Microsoft Windows.
18. Not available with SSD or Self-Encrypting Drive or Wireless WAN Broadband module.
19. Blu-ray contains new technologies, certain disc, digital connection, compatibility and/or performance issues may arise, and do not constitute defects in the product. Flawless playback on all systems is not
guaranteed. In order for some Blu-ray titles to play, they may require an HDMI digital connection and your display may require HDCP support. HD DVD disks cannot be played on this drive. Note that DVDROM cannot read or write to 2.6 GB Single Sided/5.2 GB Double Sided – Version 1.0 media. Actual speeds may vary. Don’t copy copyright-protected materials. Double Layer discs can store more data than
single layer discs; discs burned with this drive may not be compatible with many existing single-layer DVD drives and players.
20. Wireless use requires separately purchased service contract. Check with your local vendor for coverage area and availability in your area. Connection and speeds will vary due to location, environment,
network conditions, and other factors. 4G compatibility with HSPA+ and LTE. 4G LTE is only available in the United States and requires Windows 7.
21. Wireless access point and Internet service required. Availability of public wireless access points limited.
22. Power calculations and cost calculations are estimates. Results will vary based on variables, which include information provided by the user, time PC is in different power states (on, standby, hibernate, off), time
PC is on battery or AC, hardware configuration, variable electricity rates and utilities provider. HP advises customers to use information reported by HP Power Assistant for reference only and to validate
impact in their environment. Environmental calculations were based on U.S. EPA eGrid 2007 data found at epa.gov/egrid/. Regional results will vary. Microsoft Windows required. Requires discrete graphics
23. Do not copy copyright-protected materials.
24. GPS access requires an unobstructed path to multiple satellites. Performance may be affected if/when used inside of buildings, bridges or heavily congested metropolitan areas. Requires separately
purchased GPS navigation software available from multiple GPS applications. Internet access required.
25. Includes reduced functionality versions of Word and Excel. Purchase of Product Key required to activate full Office 2010 suite available at participating resellers/retailers and office.com.
26. In order to deploy and receive updated policies, the client needs to be connected to the network server and requires separately purchased DigitalPersona Pro software. System access may not
prevent users from logging into the system on the first attempt if policy updates haven’t yet been received and applied. Requires Microsoft Windows.
27. Requires initial user set up.
28. For the use cases outlined in the DOD 5220.22-M Supplement. Does not support Solid State Drives (SSDs). Initial setup required. Web history deleted only in Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers and
must be user enabled.
29. Microsoft Windows and webcam required.
30. Intel® AT security requires a separately purchased Absolute Computrace service subscription and must be activated and configured. Check with Absolute for availability in your country. Intel and
HP assume no liability for lost or stolen data and/or systems or any other damages resulting therefrom. See absolute.com/en/partners/alliances/intel.
31. The Computrace agent is shipped turned off, and must be activated by customers when they purchase a subscription. Subscriptions can be purchased for terms ranging multiple years. Service is limited,
check with Absolute for availability outside the U.S.
32. Battery life will vary depending on the product model, configuration, loaded applications, features, use, wireless functionality and power management settings. The maximum capacity of the battery will
naturally decrease with time and usage. See MobileMark07 battery benchmark bapco.com/products/mobilemark2007 for additional details.
33. Fast Charge Technology recharges your battery up to 90% within 90 minutes when the system is off. Fast Charge Technology does not apply to the HP Ultra Extended Life or 9-cell batteries. When the PC
is powered on, charge time may increase and will vary based on the workload of the notebook PC.
34. Service levels and response times for HP Care Packs may vary depending on your geographic location. Service starts on date of hardware purchase. Restrictions and limitations apply.
For details, visit hp.com/go/lookuptool.
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