In a crowded field of identical business laptop, this 5.1-pound system still stands out. The thin-and-light Compaq 6910p has enough connectivity options and power to keep you in business wherever you go.
The 6910p exudes conservative style, while its magnesium-alloy frame ensures durability. It comes with a touchpad and a pointing stick, the latter a little too rigid for comfortable use. The keyboard and mouse buttons am pleasantly quiet.
Despite the 6910p light weight, HP didn’t skimp on its features, which include a built-in DVD/CD-RW drive, three USB ports, a FireWire port, and an S-Video port. HP also threw in a fingerprint reader and a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for security.
The system’s numerous connectivity options are outstanding for a small, portable system. The 6910p integrates a Verizon EV-DO Rev A modem in addition to Cingular’s HSDPA antenna and SIM card, plus draft 802.11n support and an Ethernet port.
The 6910p is no slouch in the performance department, either. The unit integrates the latest Intel dual-core processor with full support for the Centrino Duo’s 800-MHz front-side bus and power saving capability. Thanks to its 2GB of system memory, the 6910p came in even with the competition on the SYSmark 2007 Preview performance tests. The integrated graphics are fine for casual work and gaming: they also help conserve battery life. And although the 55-Wh battery may seem small, it man-aged to last an impressive 3 hours playing a DVD.
The 6910p is one of the lighter 14-inch corporate systems available, and its good features and fast performance parts should help keep downtime to a minimum.Price rangeHp Compaq 6910p: $1,849Check This Out:ASUS U1F: An LED-Lit UltraportableSony VAIO VGN-TZ150N: Laptop’s Beauty Is Only Skin-DeepApple MacBook Pro 15-inch (LED)