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.
Conclusion: A solid business laptop with an anodized aluminum finish, the HP EliteBook 6930p is ruggedized to withstand the rigors of daily use. But how elite is it?
Pros: Top-of-the-line processor. Fast hard drive. Ample wireless options. Terrific resolution on an LED screen. Sexy new look. Ruggedized exterior. Priced competitively. Modular bay for an extra battery.
Cons: Small included battery. Pointing stick is stiff. Lacks switchable graphics.
Conclusion: The EliteBook does very little wrong - indeed the slightly hazy screen and the similarity in styling to Compaq models are the only criticisms we can aim at it. Despite this, we found it a difficult machine to justify, with Compaq laptops offering similar performance, features and usability at a...
Pros: Great battery life, good build quality, ergonomics