Review: HP Elitebook 8770w Mobile Workstations
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Reviewed by Ryan McLaughlin on 02/22/2013
Editors' rating: 8.2/10
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The first test is 3DMark. This test focuses on testing the graphics system. The EliteBook 8770w got a score of 8293. When I saw this score I was really surprised because normally a workstation class machine does not do well with graphics tests.

3DMark

3DMark

Next I ran another graphics test. This time the test is Cinebench. As you can see from the scores the laptop did a good job.

Cinebench

Cinebench

One of the biggest bottlenecks of any computer is the Hard Drive. So my next test is CrystalMark which tests the hard drive under different read and write situations.

Crystalmark

Crystalmark

The next test is PCMark Vantage. This test is an overall system test and does not focus on any particular system. The EliteBook 8770w got a score of 8428. Again, for a laptop this is a good score

PcMark

PcMark

The last test is the battery test. To test the battery I use MobileMark 2007, with WiFi off and the screen brightness set to 50%. As you can see from the image below the laptop came in at 317 minutes (5 hours 17 minutes) of run time. This is exceptional for a laptop this size.

MobileMark 2007

MobileMark 2007

As I ran these tests I paid attention to the noise level and the heat that was produced. I never felt like there was an excessive amount of either.

Support and Warranty

All HP Workstations come with a 3-year parts, 3-year labor and 3-year onsite service (3/3/3) standard limited warranty and up to 5 years of extended protection through optional HP Care Pack Services.

I have never had to directly communicate with HP customer support, so I don’t know how they are, but I have also never heard of any major problems. Also given the fact that this is a workstation you are going to get a better level of support than a consumer level laptop will get. HP knows how to treat their business customer really good.

Conclusion

In the end I am impressed with the strength and quality of the of this laptop. It is put together with some top quality parts. My main concern is the shear size a weight of this machine. A 17″ laptop is not a good travel size and should not be taken on the road, but with just over 5 hours of battery it is going to last long time if you do decide to take it on the go.

If your in the market for a mobile workstation that has lots of power, and a great battery I don’t think you will be disappointed with the EliteBook 8770w. However, if you want something that is easy to carry around then you are going to have to look at something much smaller.

JusTech'n editors' rating
Features8/10
Design8/10
Performance9/10
Warranty7/10
Support8/10
Price8/10
8.2/10
Review: HP Elitebook 8770w Mobile Workstations, reviewed by Ryan McLaughlin on 2013-02-22T22:19:36+00:00 rating 8.2 out of 10