Excerpt: HP has always had a knack for knowing the requirements of different segments of users, minute enhancements always make all the difference in the overpopulated world of notebooks. Their Elitebook series, meant for the serious business person, has spawned again this time with juicier Centrino 2 interiors, and rugged exteriors, so let’s see what it can do.
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.
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.
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
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Excerpt: HP's EliteBook 6930p is clearly a business laptop, but it's an attractive one, partly thanks to its brushed metal lid. It's aimed squarely at business users so it has a smartcard slot and, unusually, a webcam that can also be used to scan and digitise your business cards. You have to angle the screen at a card, which rests in a slot beneath the touchpad.
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.