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