Summary: At $3,242, the HP Elitebook 8730w is a very capable mobile workstation that falls between the 17-inch MacBook Pro ($2,799) and the Lenovo ThinkPad W700 ($3,802) in portability, performance, and price. But the 8730w is heads and shoulders above the other two when it comes to HP’s 15-million color display. And for creative professionals, a bright and color-accurate screen is almost as important as sheer horsepower.
Pros: Stunning 15-million color display, Durable elegant design, Strong graphics and processing performance, Strong security features,
Cons: Shorter battery life than other desktop replacements, Not the brightest display in its class,
Excerpt: It's not as slim and light - although it's much closer to the size and weight of Apple 's laptop than any other, and is easily portable - but the HP Elitebook 8730w boasts a much better screen and is an able performer in our tests.
Summary: Offering superb performance, a fantastic DreamColor screen, excellent build quality and a good keyboard, the HP EliteBook 8730w is a great workstation-class laptop, although it comes with a hefty price tag
Pros: Gorgeous 17-inch DreamColor screen, Full-sized keyboard with separate numeric pad, Good performance, Solid build quality, Good selection of models in the range