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HP EliteBook 8460p Intel i5 Dual Core 2500MHz 250Gig Serial ATA 4096mb DVD ROM 14.0” WideScreen LCD Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Laptop Notebook
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Price


Good performance (after upgrading RAM)


Lots of peripherals. Not mentioned in the description are: SD card, DSub, DisplayPort, eSATA, fingerprint reader, and (for me) modem. The image has a cover where the modem is, so mine seems to be a bonus, not that I'd know where to use it anymore

Everything that I've tried works

No screwdriver required to upgrade RAM! Best case design I can recall seeing in a laptop

Windows 7 Professional (not Home, not pretty-bad 8 or abominable 10)

Cons: Screen seems dim at brightest setting

Heavy and bulky

Numeric keypad is wonky. With Num Lock on, pressing the keys types numbers. To get letters, you have to use the Fn key. Without Num Lock, Fn + key acts as "scroll" keys (Page Up, Down, Home, etc.)

Other Thoughts: Had to install HP Quick Launch Buttons for functions keys to work

Has a single speaker, on the bottom. It's very loud for its size, but don't expect much else

Virtualization extensions disabled in BIOS

I bought this with 16 GB of 1.35V RAM.

Microsoft Windows 8.1 (Full Version) - Download
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs Requires Windows 7 to Download 04/28/2014

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (Full Version) - Download

Pros: If you can somehow access a machine running Windows 7, you can eventually get what you think that you're buying

Cons: This download isn't an installable copy of Windows 8. It's an executable that can only be run on Windows 7, runs a downloader, and can eventually produce a bootable image. This isn't mentioned anywhere on this site, and I couldn't find it on Microsoft's, either.

Other Thoughts: It's hard not to feel deceived by this product, and if that's not bad enough, there are no refunds. Use Linux.

Western Digital WD Green WD15EARS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Quiet, lower power consumption, Western Digital drives have rarely failed on me

Cons: 50% failure rate, having to pay to ship WD's faulty equipment back to them

Other Thoughts: I bought 4 of these less than a year ago. I've used them in different configurations in the same machine. 1 started seeing errors early on, but WD Diagnostics said it was good, so I thought that it must have been something with ntfs-3g. It died about 4 months later. The second drive lasted 10 months.

Equipment fails, so it's always a good idea to keep backups, and I can't fault WD for the extra array I had to build (using Seagate drives). Even so, I've spent more time in the past year trying to recover data from these drives than I have using them.


Michael N.'s Profile

Display Name: Michael N.

Date Joined: 01/18/05

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 02/25/11
  • Last Review: 09/24/15
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