Bottom line, there are many reasons why professionals need to buy the HP EliteBook 8530w and very few reasons not to.
* One of the most full-featured and rugged 15.4" workstation notebooks.
* Extreme graphics power, top notch overall horsepower.
* High-resolution screen with good viewing angles and excellent brightness.
* Available BluRay drive.
* Extended battery life available via a second battery port.
* Attractive and sleek design.
* Pricey because of the workstation GPU and rugged build quality.
* Heavy ... very heavy with the power adapter.
* Rubber touchpad buttons don't always register a click when you press them.
* Less than ideal location for speakers.
* Fan can run loud and push out a lot of hot air.