The HP EliteBook 8570w LY550EA-ABD is a professional-level laptop that unfortunately disappoints in terms of build quality. Loud creaks can be heard when pressure is applied to some parts of the laptop.
The Intel Core i5 3360M dual core processor is similar to what we find on the earlier model. The 500GB 7200rpm HDD performs remarkably well for a traditional mechanical hard drive, reaching 134 Mbps of transfer rate, While, it is still much slower than low-end SSDs, the Windows 8 OS can boot in mere seconds and programs much faster, contributing significantly to productivity level.
The most important hardware component is undoubtedly the AMD FirePro M4000, which is optimized for graphics-oriented tasks. Despite the slower processor, the HP EliteBook 8570w LY550EA-ABD runs CAD software smoothly. The laptop is reasonably quiet and its surface doesn’t heat up too much after hours of uses.
Overall, despite the visual flaws and mediocre build quality, the HP EliteBook 8570w LY550EA-ABD can still deliver strong impression to many professionals.