HP EliteBook 2560p Specs, Performance and Benchmarks

September 19, 2011 by Amber Riippa Reads (308,807)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Software & Support
    • 9
    • Upgrade Capabilities
    • 5
    • Usability
    • 9
    • Design
    • 8
    • Performance
    • 7
    • Features
    • 9
    • Price/Value Rating
    • 7
    • Total Score:
    • 7.71
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Our HP EliteBook 2560p has the following specifications:

  • 12.5-inch HD anti-glare 720p (1366×768) with LED backlighting
  • Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
  • Intel Core i5-2410M dual-core processor (2.3GHz, up to 2.9GHz Turbo Boost, 3 MB L3 cache)
  • Intel QM67 chipset
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 RAM
  • 320GB Toshiba 7200rpm hard drive (MK3261GSYN)
  • Broadcom 802.11 a/b/g/draft-n WiFi adapter, gigabit Ethernet 
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • HP HD webcam
  • 6-cell Li-ion battery (62Whr)
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Weight: 3.68
  • Dimensions: 12.02 x 8.23 x 1.08 inches
  • 1-year limited warranty
  • Price as configured: $1,819 

The HP EliteBook 2560p currently starts at $1,485 for a more standard configuration. Although our model comes equipped with a Intel Core i5-2410M dual-core processor, users have the choice of selecting the Intel Core i7-2620M dual-core processor (2.7GHz clock speed/3.4 maximum Turbo Boost) for an extra $100. Other options include up to 8GB DDR3 RAM at 1333MHz, up to 500GB of hard drive storage space at 7200rpm or a 256GB capacity solid state drive. The only graphics option available is the Intel HD Graphics 3000.

Performance and Benchmarks
Our HP EliteBook 2560p review unit has an Intel Core i5-2410M dual-core processor (2.3GHz, up to 2.9GHz Turbo Boost, 3 MB L3 cache), an integrated Intel HD 3000 graphics card and 4GB DDR3 RAM at 1333MHz. System performance is very good, especially for a notebook in this form factor.

Its performance is better than last year’s 12-inch HP EliteBook 2540p, especially in graphics performance, even though the card is almost a standard in today’s mainstream notebooks. The 2560p will be more than capable of handling multi-tasking, work tasks such as photo/video editing and word processing. The system can also play video well as long as it’s not on a high graphical setting or on 1080p (graphics simply couldn’t play on 1080p, but we fine on 720p). The 320GB Toshiba hard drive with a 7200rpm rotational speed is fast, too, and reached just over 110MB/s at its peak. 

wPrime processor comparison results (lower scores mean better performance):

PCMark05 measures overall system performance (higher scores mean better performance):

PCMark Vantage is a newer benchmark which measures overall system performance (higher scores mean better performance):

3DMark06 measures overall graphics performance for gaming (higher scores mean better performance):

CrystalDiskMark storage drive performance test:


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