With the tablet PC category in portable computing growing quickly, HP today announced that their latest line of EliteBook convertible tablets will begin shipping next month.
The duo are named the EliteBook 2740p and 2540p, powered by a choice of Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors, ranging from 2-4GB RAM (Upgradeable to 8 GB), encased in a beautiful stainless steel finish and magnesium alloy case for durability. Prices will start from $1099 to $1599 depending upon your configured options.
They both have 12.1-inch capacitive multitouch display with impact resistant glass rocking HD resolution thanks to an Intel HD Graphics processor. The 2740p is true 12.1” while the 2540p is 12.1” diagonol. They will support Microsoft DirectX 10 and OpenGL 2.0, although targeted to SMBs, it’s got a heck-of-a-lot going for it beyond the minimum spreadsheet and document processing hardware requirements.
With HD video comes HD audio, Gigabit ethernet, dual Intel Centrino 802.11a/b/g/n and a Broadcom 802.11a/b/g/n wireless interfaces, including Bluetooth 2.1 spec support.
Weighing in at 3.8 pounds, both tablets will have the option of going with a 250 GB 7200 rpm SATA II harddrive or a 160 GB 1.8-inch Solid State Drive. Now depending on how much this is going to be tossed around, or sitting on the dashboard of your truck, the SSD may be your option. The dimensions are fairly close, with the 2740p measuring 14.7 x 9.9 x 1.28-inches, and the 2540p slimming it down a tad at 11.1 x 8.4 1.10-inches. Both units can be built with an optional 2 MP webcam with Business Card Reader Software.
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