Pros

  • Good control over security and power
  • Matte LCD screen is pleasing

Cons

  • Industrial design is a little clunky
  • Speaker quality is terrible

At A Glance

HP’s latest EliteBook 8460p won’t win any awards for looks, but it does come with a good display and keyboard for road warriors.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hp.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number H2W38EP#ABA
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5
Processor speed 2500.0 MHz
Cache size 3.0 KB
Processor count 2
Display
Display size 14.0 inches
Display type Matte LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 320.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Other storage
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
General Information
UPC Code 886112927110
Ports and Connections
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Available Interfaces
  • Bluetooth
  • eSATA
Firewire 1
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n/b/g
Video Interfaces
  • DisplayPort
  • VGA
Slots
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory max 16.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 13.3 inches
Depth 9.1 inches
Height 1.5 inches
Weight 5.5 pounds
Weight with Accessories 6.5 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Other Features
Docking Station Port Yes
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Fingerprint Reader
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad
  • TrackPoint/Eraserhead

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 124.0
Battery
Battery Life 5:20   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 213.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 347.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 171.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 322.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 305.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 340.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 185.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 288.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 171.0   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 13.8   Watts
Sleep power usage 0.8   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.3   Watt hours
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 96.76   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 69.91   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 73.97   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 52.77   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 22.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 17.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 48.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 38.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 27.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 21.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 66.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 49.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 264.0