"Beautiful to behold"
"It's big, bright, crisp and clear"
"If you crunch numbers, you'll love the 8500P's keyboard"
Laptop Buyer's Guide and Handbook, September 1999
Computer Paper, January 1999
"Big Black Cadillac"
"The 8500 has few equals"
"If you want a computer that will make your colleagues swoon with envy and will give you state-of-the art multimedia, this portable might be your new best friend."
PC Portables, March 1998
"A Substantial and speedy machine that is perfect for Desktop Replacement"
Canadian Computer Wholesaler, February 1998