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HP EliteBook 6930p

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the keyboard and portability. The usability and value for money are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and sound. The resolution and connectivity get mixed comments.

battery, price, usability, portability, keyboard

sound, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP EliteBook 6930p is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of HP EliteBook 6930p from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.


Consumer review by: review summary for HP EliteBook 6930p


alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of HP EliteBook 6930p from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

portability, usability, value for money, keyboard, screen


62% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Review HP EliteBook 6930p Notebook



Very stable and robust case; Excellent haptics thanks to the high quality materials; Three year guarantee ex works; UMTS available; Excellent keyboard and touchpad; Good office performance; Quiet office use and low heating up; Good battery life...

Shaky battery; Closing mechanism needs getting used to; No digital picture output on the device itself; Unergonomic trackpoint; Below average colour production of the display, low contrast and illumination

A high-quality display. The alternative LED panel unfortunately only offers standard WXGA resolution. The WXGA+ panel with a resolution of 1440x900 could be exciting for the purpose of a better summary.


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HP Elitebook 6930p


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...

At Rs. 95,000, this laptop is a serious performer, with huge reliability aspects. But yet, value for money? Not so much. Because the battery is not so strong, at least in our model. You can however get an external battery of 6 cells for a slight cost,...

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HP EliteBook 6930p (Long Lasting Battery)


This first-class business notebook returns with 14 hours of battery life—but considerably more heft.

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...

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HP EliteBook 6930p


HP's flagship business notebook offers an elegant, business-rugged design, fast performance, and smart software.

With its smooth metal styling, the HP EliteBook 6930p looks the part of a premium business notebook, and it’s extra durable, too. In addition to its design, we like its blazing performance, powerful discrete graphics, security features, and bright,...

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HP EliteBook 6930p review


A great laptop that successfully combines rugged and regular features

Decent protection ; Light ; Sturdy ; Performance

Not very rugged ; Some flex in keyboard

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HP EliteBook 6930p notebook review


HP's EliteBook brand sits above the Compaq range, offering similar quality and usability, but adding premium materials, power and features to the list. The EliteBook 6930p is a compact and well-made choice, but has its work cut out tempting corporate...

Great battery life, good build quality, ergonomics

Pricey, not the most stylish, hazy screen

Offering power, comfort and quality, this is the ideal corporate machine on paper, but lacks the style and finesse to carry such a high price

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HP EliteBook 6930P (FW086PA)


There's no doubt about it, the 6930P is ideal for the road warrior. Not only does its 14.1in screen size straddle the fence when it comes to user comf...

Good battery life, sturdy build, fast hard drive, keyboard light, two navigation devices

Lid's latch can be difficult to use, very long set up time, no 'Sleep-and-Charge'-like ports

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...

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HP EliteBook 6930p review


HP's EliteBook 6930p is clearly a business laptop, but it's an attractive one, partly thanks to its brushed metal lid.

HP's EliteBook has good battery life, a comfortable keyboard and a long warranty, but it's expensive and has a tiny hard disk.

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Stuff magazine


This classy aluminum laptop offers an awesome 24-hour battery life and military-grade ruggedness. Is it the ultimate business workhorse?

The 24-hour battery makes it significantly less portable, but if you've got a strong enough bag this is a top-class heavyweight business laptop

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HP EliteBook 6930p review


HP's EliteBook 6930p is a solidly built system that comes in a wide range of configurations. We have reservations about the entry-level screen resolution and USB port placement, but overall this is a decent mobile workhorse

Solidly built to withstand the knocks of mobile working ; Integrated keyboard light ; Very good keyboard

Most models lack integrated mobile broadband ; Low-resolution screen ; Only three USB ports

To test battery life, we fully charged the six-cell unit and opted for HP's 'Optimized' power plan, which offers a balance between battery life and performance. We then asked the laptop to play a DVD movie for as long as possible, which turned out to...

Product Specifications

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.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone/Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):6.25hour(s)/8hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB/6MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:14.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.8cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800/1440 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Gold/EPEAT Silver/EPEAT Silver / EPEAT Gold


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP EliteBook

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Pointing stick / Touchpad/Pointing stick / Touchpad / Keyboard


Data Bus Speed:1066MHz


Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy


Cellular Enhancement Protocol:CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO Rev. A / EDGE / GPRS / GSM / UMTS
Cellular Network Supported: Yes
Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:Bell 103J / Bell 212A / ITU T.30 / ITU T.4 / ITU V.17 / ITU V.21 / ITU V.22 / ITU V.22bis / ITU V.23 / ITU V.250 / ITU V.251 / ITU V.27ter / ITU V.29 / ITU V.32 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.34 / ITU V.80 / ITU V.8bis / ITU V.92/ITU V.27ter / ITU V.23 / ITU V.17 / ITU V.34 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.29 / ITU V.22bis / Bell 212A / ITU V.21 / ITU V.8bis / Bell 103J / ITU V.92 / ITU T.30 / ITU T.4 / ITU V.250 / ITU V.251 / ITU V.80/ITU V.80 / ITU V.251 / ITU V.250 / ITU T.4 / ITU T.30 / ITU V.92 / Bell 103J / ITU V.8bis / ITU V.27ter / ITU V.23 / ITU V.17 / ITU V.34 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.29 / ITU V.22bis / Bell 212A / ITU V.21
Type:Fax / modem/Fax / modem / cellular modem


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:16x (CD) / 4x (DVD/24x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD
Write Speed:24x/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business/Windows Vista Home Premium
Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.26GHz/2.4GHz/2.53GHz/2.66GHz/2.8GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:P8400/P8600/P8700/T8600/T9400/T9550/T9600
Type:Core 2 Duo


Installed Size:2GB/3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /1 year warranty / 3 years warranty /3 years warranty


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

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Hard Drive Features:Solid State Drive
Type:Portable/Solid state

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB/320GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2/Intel Centrino 2 with vPro Technology/Intel Centrino with vPro Technology
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business/Corporate business / Small business
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader/Fingerprint reader / SmartCard reader/Fingerprint reader / SmartCard reader/SmartCard reader / Fingerprint reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB/256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450/Intel GMA 4500MHD/Intel GMA X4500HD