Summary: This was issued to me as a company laptop, as a replacement for an HP 6930P. It is not something I would ever buy on my own. In their never-ending pursuit of making life miserable for touch-typists, HP has messed with the keyboard layout. Again. It’s what they do. The function keys are now half-sized, which is no problem. But the up/down keys are now half sized as well, so you have to retrain yourself for that.
Summary: I bought it. But had problems with Audio device. Had HP look at it and told me to return or replace the unit. I return it. Might be a problem with all EliteBook 8460 laptops. Audio device will distore sound and will skip audio portions. Installed operating system and new drivers and problem will not go away. Such of great device but not like to pay $800 for it. Distortion will be there even if you connect to an external speaker.
Summary: The touchpad and construction of this laptop is awesome. However, the keyboard has a muddy responsiveness, and if typing fast, will have to constantly go back and correct missed keystrokes. Also, there are major gremlins in the deck surrounding the touchpad, that will freeze your cursor, zoom your window uncontrollably, or select all of your text (which is then quickly deleted as you continue to type).
Summary: Pros: Keyboard has nice feel. Machine operates all day with second battery installed. Satisfies basic computing needs Cons: Mouse curser will randomly jump. I believe this is common with Windows notebooks. This never happens on a Macbook. None-the-less, this defect is not acceptable. I have two monitors hooked up to my HP docking station: One is via DVI and the other is via VGA. Unfortunately the HP docking station does not come with two DVI outputs.