Conclusion: The EliteBook 6930p from HP has rightly earned its name. Regarding case quality the series is positioned quite highly, in fact. The deployed metal components don't just provide for first class haptics , they make the device extremely robust and therefore fit for intensive daily use. The configuration of the laptop varies strongly and for this reason also strongly influences the price of the laptop. This currently ranges from around 900 Euro up to 1800 Euro and more.
Pros: Very stable and robust case, Excellent haptics thanks to the high quality materials, Three year guarantee ex works, UMTS available, Excellent keyboard and touchpad, Good office performance, Quiet office use and low heating up, Good battery life (6-cell), Extensive configurations possibilities, The robust case in nifty aluminium optics. For this reason the laptop is suitable for intensive daily use.
Cons: Shaky battery, Closing mechanism needs getting used to, No digital picture output on the device itself, Unergonomic trackpoint, Below average colour production of the display, low contrast and illumination, A high-quality display. The alternative LED panel unfortunately only offers standard WXGA resolution. The WXGA+ panel with a resolution of 1440x900 could be exciting for the purpose of a better summary.
Excerpt: The HP EliteBook 6930p features a 24 hour battery life making it last longer than any laptop around. It's perfect for taking on long trips when charge points might be scarce. On top of the extra long battery life is a 14.1-inch LED display along with an 80GB solid state drive making it incredibly durable.
Summary: If all-day endurance is what you’re looking for, the HP EliteBook 6930p will satisfy with an unprecedented 14 hours of battery life, partly thanks to a blazing Intel SSD. However, it’s heavier and clumsier, and its performance scores are lower than what you’d get with a $1,399 configuration.
Pros: Unprecedented 14 hours of battery life with extended battery, Strong overall performance, Fast solid state drive, Durable elegant design,
Cons: Heavy with extra battery, Weak graphics performance,
Summary: With its smooth metal styling, the HP EliteBook 6930p looks the part of a premium business notebook, and it’s extra durable, too. In addition to its design, we like its blazing performance, powerful discrete graphics, security features, and bright, versatile display. We also appreciate the generous assortment of software, especially QuickLook 2. This is the best bang-for-your-buck business notebook we’ve tested.
Pros: Elegant business-rugged design, Fast performance, Bright display with good viewing angles, E-mail and calender access without booting Windows,
Summary: The 6930P's size makes it both comfortable to use, as well as easy to transport, and users who require a lot of running time away from an outlet will appreciate the option for a larger second battery. We don't particularly like its latch system, nor the prolonged set up time, and we wish HP would also implement 'Sleep-and-Charge'-like USB 2.0 ports.
Pros: Good battery life, sturdy build, fast hard drive, keyboard light, two navigation devices
Cons: Lid's latch can be difficult to use, very long set up time, no 'Sleep-and-Charge'-like ports
Summary: Here at Stuff towers we like our tech be fun, with a strong sprinkling of gadget joy. But sometimes the world and its ‘professionlism’ insists that we pack a sensible, business laptop with a great spec sheet. A laptop like HP’s EliteBook 6930p. It may look bland, but as a workhorse this HP is as close to perfect as you can currently get.
HP EliteBook 6930p offers perfection with incredible 24 hour battery life
17 July 2009
Excerpt: A wag on the www.pcauthority.com.au forums recently opined that PC Authority can find fault with any product. There's a grain of truth to that: how many products do you know of that are truly perfect? Of course, we're evaluating the products we test for many different types of people, and given differences of need and fashion, no product can be all things to all people. Even with that in mind, however, the EliteBook 6930p is near-perfect for business laptop users.
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