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You don't buy the HP EliteBook 8560w for its slightly pyramidal profile. You buy it for its workstation performance. Not that the 8560w is unattractive, but its looks fade into the background when you consider our $3839 test configuration's WorldBench 6 score of 156--faster than most of the mainstream desktop replacement laptops we've seen. The prime movers behind the EliteBook 8560w's scintillating performance are a Core i7-2820QM, a whopping 16GB of memory, and a 7200-rpm, 500GB hard drive. The GPU is an Nvidia Quadro 2000M, which has about half the bandwidth of the 4000M found in our top-rated Dell Precision M6600 but is still extremely competent. The 8560w turned in a frame rate of 37.5 frames per second on Cinebench 11.5 with a 5.67 CPU rating. Those numbers are only slightly less than the ones the Dell M6600 racked up. The 8560w is a very good gaming machine, too, unless you try to run games at 1920 by 1080 resolution, where its frame rate drops to near or below 30 fps--the Mendoza line for passable game play. Lower the detail settings, and gaming at 1080p is doable. Video playback is exceptionally smooth even at 1080p; but at low and high frequencies, audio from the speakers sounds a bit muddy and lacks oomph, despite the SRS Premium Sound software.
Creative professionals who are serious about performance have a new laptop to lust after. The HP EliteBook 8560w is a quad-core workhorse ready to handle any task you lob its way. This 15.6-inch notebook features a new chiseled design that's industrial chic, and HP backs up those rugged good looks with a full 1080p HD display with a dedicated color calibrator, ISV-certified AMD graphics, and support for five displays at once. Our souped-up configuration costs a borderline-obscene $3,788, nearly triple the $1,349 starting price. So how much power are you getting for the money?The EliteBook 8560w is all about function, but that doesn't mean it can't look good while performing well. The gunmetal magnesium-aluminum hybrid lid has an attractive brushed radial design. The chassis' hybrid material isn't just for show; it also gives the notebook durability. Called HP DuraCase, it has gone through MIL-STD 810G testing for drop, dust, vibration, temperature shock, altitude, and high temperature resistance.There's also a bottom-case drain to protect against spills. In addition, the notebook is coated with HP DuraFinish, which prevents fingerprint and smudge build-up.