HP EliteBook 2170p review: Ultrabook turns old-school
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Among the included HP-branded application is the HP ProtectTools suite, which sets up drive encryption, password management, biometrics controls (both fingerprint and face recognition), and smart-card functions. Also included is the Computrace theft-recovery system, although a separate subscription is required to activate it. Less impressive is the HP SoftPaq Manager for installing HP-specific updates to the system. Its bewildering interface -- vintage Windows 2000 -- left me wondering whether or not I had installed certain updates. With any luck, in a managed fleet, the end-user won't ever have to touch it.
|Price||Starts at $999 MSRP|
|Processor||Intel Core i3 or i5 with Intel HD Graphics 4000|
|Memory||4GB or 8GB 1,600MHz DDR3|
|Storage||320GB, 500GB, or 750GB HDD; 128GB, 180GB, or 256GB SSD; self-encrypting drive options available|
|Dimensions||11.5 by 7.56 by 1.04 inches|
|Display||11.6 inches @ 1,366-by-768 LED display|
|Netflix rundown battery test||3 hours, 10 minutes|
|Ports||1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 3.0 powered, 1 DisplayPort 1.1a, 1 RJ-45 Ethernet, 1 VGA, 1 audio|
|Radios||802.11a/b/g/n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, HSPA+ mobile broadband options available|
|Management features||Fingerprint reader, smart-card reader, TPM|
|Sandra 2013 score||4.69kPt|
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