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