Andre Da Costa has just posted ActiveWin.com's review of the HP EliteBook 8570w. See an excerpt below:
With all the rage focusing on post PC devices over the past 3 years one of the form factors that originally signified mobility, notebooks have also been cursed by the rise of Tablets and Smart phones. For me personally, nothing beats a good notebook, mobility and performance just being a couple of the many reasons why the form factor still reigns supreme. Since the beginning of this year I have been looking into purchasing a new laptop since my current one, an Acer Ferrari is beginning to get long in the tooth. Just to give you an idea: Wireless no longer works, features a mix of USB 1 and 2 I/O ports, the 160 GB drive is starting to get cramped, ATI Mobility Radeon Graphics can no longer keep up with the latest graphics packages, in addition to the 4 GB of DDR 2 RAM not handling the latest applications efficiently, battery life is abysmal (max I can get out of it is an hour some days) and the glossy display while great in some instances is not as bright and vibrant as it use to be. Although I have cared the system throughout its lifetime, itís becoming more ball and chain.