Hewlett Packard have recently been shouting about their new Elitebook, the 2740p. It’s an ultrathin, convertible tablet which also supports multi-touch and input from a pen.
The 2740p will have a 12.1″ LED screen and will be powered by the Intel’s new Core i7/i5 processors, and with up to 8Gb of DDR3 memory stacked inside, an Intel HD graphics card and a choice of either a 160 or 320Gb solid state hard disk, it’s bound to perform very well!
It’s certainly aimed at the more professional customer, what with it’s strengthened glass display (MIL-STD 810G compliance!) which has been designed and tested to resist dust, humidity and vibration. But, it’ll still do nicely for the average user!
The 2740p will come with the usual suspects; WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet, 2mp Webcam, Bluetooth 2.1, 3 x USB, Firewire, VGA etc. However, it will also be sporting optional EVDO/HSPA (with GPS) for connectivity. They’ve also included a spill-resistant keyboard!
And, not only this, the unit itself measures only 1.25 x 11.4 x 8.3 inches and weighs in at a little less than 4lbs, with the standard 6-cell battery attached. HP say the standard battery will run for around 5 hours, but you can also get the expansion pack to ramp it up to around 11 hours.
The HP Elitebook 2740p will hit the US market from April 2010 and indications on price are around $1600. HP have also announced that the expansion base for the 2740p, which will provide a DVD burner and eSATA connectivity and allow users to use other peripherals without having to plug/unplug will be available at the same time, priced at $300.
Want one? I do!