Perhaps I spoke too soon. One of my coworkers got a 6930p, and I have to say that the pictures don't do it justice. It actually looks rather nice in person. So it looks like it's just that it took HP awhile to create business laptops that don't bore me. Novel. Its too bad that the best way for me to actually see HP's business computers in person is to wait for someone at work to get one issued to them.