HP already established its EliteBook as a force to be reckoned with earlier in the year with the EliteBook 8540w, which at the time was the highest-performing notebook the CRN Test Center ever evaluated. But HP raised the stakes recently with the 8560p, which starts at $1,079.
A business class laptop with a sturdy exterior and a whopping 15.6-inch HD display, the EliteBook 8560p is the kind of notebook that can truly replace a desktop, especially when customized to the extreme. The notebook can support up to 16 GB of RAM, 750 GB of hard drive space, and 256 GB of SSD space. The 8560p can also house chips as powerful as the Intel Core i7-2640M 2.8 GHz processor, as well as a discrete graphics card like AMD's Radeon HD 6470M. There's also USB. 3.0 ports, a 720p HD webcam, and a fingerprint scanner.