Clark ITS Department's Preferred HP Laptop Compared

  HP 8470p Elitebook Apple MacBook Pro Lenovo ThinkPad T430
  8440p Elitebook MacBook Pro MacBook
Display 14.0-inch diagonal LED-backlit display + anti-glare (1366 x 768 resolution) 13.3-inch diagonal LED-backlit display (1280 x 800 resolution) 14.0-inch diagonal LED-backlit display + anti-glare (1366 x 768 resolution)
Processor Intel Core i5-3320M Processor 2.6GHz (with Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz) Intel Core i5-3210M Processor 2.5GHz (with Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz) Intel Core i5-3320M Processor 2.6GHz (with Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz)
Video Intel HD Graphics 4000 with shared main memory Intel HD Graphics 4000 with shared main memory Intel HD Graphics 4000 with shared main memory
Operating Systems Windows 7 Professional 64-bit / Windows 8 Professional downgrade rights Mac OS X 10.8 Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Memory 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM (1 DIMM, 1 free for additional RAM) 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM (2 DIMMS, all slots filled) 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM (1 DIMM, 1 free for additional RAM)
Hard Drives 500GB 7200 RPM Drive, SATA 500GB 5400 RPM Drive, SATA 500GB 7200 RPM Drive, SATA
Module Bay Devices DVD+/-RW SuperMulti Double-Layer LightScribe drive DVD+/-RW SuperMulti Double-Layer drive DVD+/-RW SuperMulti Double-Layer drive
Wireless Local Area Networking Options Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 802.11a/b/g/n wireless card Apple AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n wireless card Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 802.11a/b/g/n wireless card
Web Camera 720p built-in 720p built-in 720p built-in
USB & IEEE 1343 ports 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0 & 1 firewire 2 USB 2.0 & 1 firewire 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0
Video Out DisplayPort & VGA port Mini DisplayPort, adding Mini DisplayPort VGA adapter +$29* DisplayPort & VGA port
Batteries 6-cell (62 WHr) Li-Ion battery
Up to 8 hours and 15 minutes
warrantied for 1 years
(74 WHr) Li-Polymer battery
Up to 7 hours
warrantied for 1 year
6-cell (57 WHr) Li-Ion battery
Up to 8 hours
warrantied for 1 year
Weight 4.6 lbs 4.5 lbs 4.77 lbs
Construction/Design DuraCase full magnesium alloy chassis (18 times stiffer than plastic) &
DuraKeys keyboard (50 times more resistant to visible wear, spill-resistant)
Aluminum unibody enclosure Thinkpad Roll-cage technology
Warranty 3-year, next business day (NBD) warranty 1-year by an authorized Apple service center
Extending to 3 years +$183*
1-year, next business day (NBD) warranty, Extend to 3 years +$62.10*
Total Cost: $1008.00* $1,311.00* $1,006.10*
Accidental Damage Protection (ADP) 3-year NBD onsite warranty w/ADP +$187.87*
or
4-year NBD onsite warranty w/ADP +$278.55*
None 3-year NBD onsite warranty w/ADP +$122.76*
or
4-year NBD onsite warranty w/ADP +$204.92*

*Pricing as of 5/6/13 and is subject to change per manufacturer.