"A great ultra portable corporate laptop."4.0 starson by screaminyj
Pros: Typical HP "Elitebook" performance and features in a light weight, durable package. The keyboard has a good feel with a clear, bright screen.
Cons: Like others have said, the touchpad leaves something to be desired, and I really wish they had included a pointing stick. Even though it is an ultrabook, it still could use to go on a diet to compete with some of the other options in this category.
Summary: I've been evaluating this laptop as an option for executive users. If you are already an HP shop, this will fit right in with your other standard laptops. It is light enough to satisfy the users looking for something for heavy travel, yet still has the hardware to complete normal business operation and support the full range of management tools.
That being said, I've also looked at some competing devices and the size and weight, while great compared to the existing Elitebook line up, does not match up well with the competition, which is somewhat offset by its obvious durability. For frequent flying travelers, the sacrifice in relative size and weight may be beneficial in that your precious laptop survives the ill fortunes of airport environments, and with the spill resistant keyboard, dousing it with your coffee while awaiting the red eye may cause a bit less stress.
All in all, a good outing for HP into the new world of corporate ultrabooks. Are there cheaper options? Yes Are there smaller, lighter options? Yes But at the end of the day, for a business user, the combination of form factor, durability, and performance make this a compelling choice.