HP EliteBook 6930p

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HP EliteBook 6930p

Corporate Elite. The HP EliteBook 6930p Notebook PC sets a standard for on-the-move productivity with business ruggedness and a starting weight of onl...

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Review of "HP EliteBook 6930p"

published 17/02/2009 | techno_man_37
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Pro its fast, yet still portable
Cons none, its great at everything.,
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"The medium, and best of the 3 elite books."

Iv recently reviewed the bigger of the three elite books from Hp and then the most protable laptop from the Hp elite book range too. This is then the middle range one, and the middle price one, quite oddly they get more expensive the smaller one you get, however this is just because the technology needed to make a more portable laptop as opposed to a larger one cost more.

Like the other larger laptop from the same range, its also comes in a steel case, this not
only makes it look good but also makes it feel really sturdy to hold and really robust.
One downside to this is that it does show up fingerprints really easily and you do find your self having
to clean it quite often if you don?t want it to look a bit messy.
While this one doesn?t look quite as modern and nice as the smaller version of it, the laptop still have a new and modern design and look about it.

The laptop offers 2gb of ram and this really does make this machine run fast. And if the 2 gb isn't enough for you (although I cant see this amount ever not being big enough for you), then you can easily upgrade your ram to 8gb. This will just make everything even faster than it already is, so if you so really need your laptop to be a bit faster then you have got this option at a later date. This is really good because what tends to happen is that as your laptop gets older, and your add more programs and files, it eventually gets slower and slower, this is just something that happens, so having this extra 6gb of ram available to be installed into the laptop means that if it does start to run slower than you want it to, then you can easily have extra ram installed.

The laptop is also a hell of a lot quicker than the smaller notebook, its Intel® Core?2 Duo Processor T9400 runs at speeds of 2.53 Ghz and makes using it really fast and efficient.

The hard drive is also very good, its 160 gb, which is smaller than the bigger laptop but its larger than the smaller notebook from Hp, I think it?s a good medium and 160 gb offers a fair size for most peoples storage needs.

The screen size is only a touch smaller than most at just 14.1 inches, and as the laptop is not really that small, it hosts a full sixed keyboard. The larger screen size and full sized keyboard makes this laptop easier to do work on than the smaller model.

So, the laptop as a good spec, but what it like for portability?
It may not be tiny, but it is still quite small. Its only 33.1 cm wide, 24.3 cm in depth and just over 3 cm high when closed so as you can see, it is very easy to carry about with you.
It is also very light, despite being encased in steel, it still only weights 2.2 Kg and feels really light when you pick it up.
One really good thing about this laptop though, is despite it feeling really light to pick up, it doesn?t feel flimsy in the slightest. This is down to its steel casing which not only looks good but also serves a purpose in protecting the laptop as well.

The battery life is also great on this laptop, it offers you just under 6 hours of battery life with ongoing use.
To say this is only about half an hour less than the smaller model this is fantastic as the screen is a lot larger and it also has a lot faster processor speeds too.

This laptop is great for doing work on not only at home, but also when out and about, its not quite as small as their other one, and its also not as good looking as the other one either.
However this laptop is about £400 cheaper than the smaller version is, its almost got as good battery life, and it?s a lot faster whilst still holding a larger hard drive too.
The larger laptop of the three got 4 stars, as did the smaller one, but this one is 5 stars all the way and I recommend this to anyone who wants a good laptop, whether it be portable or not.

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  • Soundsexciting published 24/03/2009
    Do you own all these laptops that you are so fond of reviewing or do you just trawl the internet looking for newly released machines and write reviews based around their specifications ? Seems you have a good formula here. All the reviews are essentially the same with the only difference being the numbers you place in between the words. e.g. This has xGb of RAM. This has y card readers, the battery lasts z hours etc
  • debmercury published 20/02/2009
    Well reviewed :o) x
  • retireduser published 18/02/2009
    Well informative review. ^_^
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Product Information : HP EliteBook 6930p

Manufacturer's product description

Corporate Elite. The HP EliteBook 6930p Notebook PC sets a standard for on-the-move productivity with business ruggedness and a starting weight of only 4.7 lb/2.1 kg.

Product Details

Product Description: HP EliteBook 6930p - 14.1" - Core 2 Duo P8600 - Vista Business / XP Pro downgrade - 2 GB RAM - 160 GB HDD

Product Type: Notebook - rugged

Operating System: Vista Business / XP Pro downgrade - pre-installed: Windows Vista, Vista Business

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 / 2.4 GHz / 3 MB Cache

Memory: 2 GB DDR2

Storage: 160 GB HDD / 5400 rpm, 160 GB HDD

Optical Drive: DVD SuperMulti DL

Display: 14.1" 1280 x 800 / WXGA, 14.1"

Graphics: Intel GMA 4500MHD

Networking: Bluetooth 2.0 EDR, 802.11a/b/g/n (draft) , Gigabit Ethernet , fax / modem

Security: Trusted Platform Module (TPM 1.2) Security Chip , fingerprint reader, SmartCard reader

Dimensions (WxDxH): 33.1 cm x 24.3 cm x 3.1 cm

Weight: 2.1 kg, 2.3 kg

Microsoft Office Preloaded: Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess Licence Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Localisation: English / United Kingdom

Environmental Standards: ENERGY STAR Qualified , EPEAT Gold

Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty

Dockable: Yes

Wireless Broadband (WWAN): 3G

Pricing Type: CTO

General

MPN: GB982ET#ABU, KK082AV-SE-SB13

Product Type: Notebook - rugged

Recommended Use: Small business, corporate business

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade

Preinstalled OS: Windows Vista

Processor / Chipset

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 / 2.4 GHz

Number of Cores: Dual-Core

Cache: L2 - 3 MB

64-bit Computing: Yes

Front Side Bus: 1066 MHz

Chipset: Mobile Intel GM45 Express

Platform Technology: Intel Centrino 2

Memory

RAM: 2 GB ( 1 x 2 GB ), 2 GB

Max RAM Supported: 8 GB

Technology: DDR2 SDRAM

Speed: 800 MHz

Form Factor: SO DIMM 200-pin

Slots Qty: 2

Empty Slots: 1

Storage

Main Storage: 160 GB HDD / 5400 rpm, 160 GB HDD

Interface: SATA 3 Gb/s

Optical Drive: DVD±RW (+R double layer) / DVD-RAM, DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM

Read Speed: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)

Write Speed: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 2.4x (DVD+R DL)

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed: 16x (CD) / 4x (DVD±RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)

Disc Labeling Technology: LightScribe Technology

Display

Type: 14.1"

Resolution: 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )

Widescreen: Yes

Features: Ambient light sensor, anti-glare

Audio & Video

Graphics Processor: Intel GMA 4500MHD

Memory Allocation Technology: Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0

Sound: Stereo speakers , microphone

Codec: AD1981HD

Compliant Standards: High Definition Audio

Camera: Integrated webcam

Input

Type: Keyboard, touchpad, pointing stick

Keyboard Layout: Swedish

Features: Built-in numeric keyboard

Communications

Wireless: Bluetooth 2.0 EDR, 802.11a/b/g/n (draft)

Bluetooth Class: Class 2

Network Interface: Gigabit Ethernet

Remote Management Protocol: SNMP

Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3i, IEEE 802.3z, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.1p, IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 802.1x, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED

Modem

Protocols & Specifications: ITU V.21, Bell 212A, ITU V.22, ITU V.22bis, ITU V.29, ITU V.32, ITU V.32bis, ITU V.34, ITU V.17, ITU V.23, ITU V.27ter, ITU V.8bis, Bell 103J, ITU V.92, ITU T.30, ITU T.4, ITU V.250, ITU V.251, ITU V.80

Fax Compatibility: G3

Max Transfer Rate: 56 Kbps

Battery

Max Supported Qty: 2

Technology: Lithium Ion

Installed Qty: 1

AC Adapter

Input: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Connections & Expansion

Slots: 2 x memory ( 1 free ) ¦ 1 x ExpressCard/54 ( 1 free )

Interfaces: 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) ¦ 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x audio - line-out/headphones - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45 ¦ 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11 ¦ 3 x USB 2.0 - 4 PIN USB Type A ¦ 1 x docking / port replicator ¦ 1 x battery

Memory Card Reader: Yes ( SD Card, MultiMediaCard )

Software

Software Included: Intervideo WinDVD, HP Quick Launch Button Software, HP ProtectTools Security Manager, HP Client Manager Software (free download), HP Wireless Assistant, Synaptics Touchpad Driver, HP Backup and Recovery Manager, HP Universal Print Driver, HP Help and Support Center, HP QuickLook 2, McAfee Total Protection for Small Business(60 days trial), Roxio Creator Business Edition, PDF Complete Special Edition

Microsoft Office Preloaded: Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess Licence Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Miscellaneous

Security: Trusted Platform Module (TPM 1.2) Security Chip , fingerprint reader, SmartCard reader

Features: Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), system password, power-on password, memory change alert, HP Disk Sanitizer, HP Enhanced DriveLock, HP 3D DriveGuard, HP DuraKeys, Enhanced Pre-Boot Security, HP SpareKey, HP Night Light

Compliant Standards: CSA, UL, VCCI, BSMI, GOST, GS, SABS, CCC, MIC, FCC, A-Tick, ICES

Localization: English / United Kingdom

Dockable: Yes

Pricing Type: CTO

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 33.1 cm

Depth: 24.3 cm

Height: 3.1 cm

Weight: 2.1 kg, 2.3 kg

Environmental Standards

EPEAT Compliant: EPEAT Gold

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 3 years warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 3 years ¦ Limited warranty - battery - 1 year

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 5 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 35 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 10 - 90%, 10 - 90% (non-condensing)

Shock Tolerance: 125 g @ 2ms half-sine pulse (operating) / 200 g @ 2ms half-sine pulse (non-operating)

Vibration Tolerance: 0.75 g @ RMS (random) (operating) / 1.5 g @ RMS (random) (non-operating)

Wireless Broadband (WWAN)

Generation: 3G

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