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: 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.
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: 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