Every now and then a review product comes across your path that mere mortals can't afford, but will taint your reviewing experience forever.
The EliteBook 8560w is one of these. A workstation laptop with a ridiculous amount of grunt; beautiful build quality; immaculate trackpad and a lust-worthy 15.7-inch, 1920x1080 DreamColor IPS screen — if you want quality while you work, this is your nirvana.
If you're not trackpad inclined, there's a stick here as well, and to sweeten the deal, the keyboard is backlit.
Design is almost spot on for a laptop of this size, with one exception: HP has put the status lights on the lip, an utterly useless proposition as they're impossible to read when the laptop is being used.
Ports are reasonable, supplying 2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 2.0 with integrated eSATA, 2x USB 3.0, FireWire 400, gigabit Ethernet, DisplayPort, VGA, an SD card reader, headphone and microphone jacks, Blu-ray drive, and a 56Kbps modem on the rear for those with no other option.