HP EliteBook 2740p Tablet Graduates to Capacitive Multitouch Display

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The HP EliteBook 2730p was a tough little convertible tablet, and its successor— HP's EliteBook 2740p—is no exception. The 2740p meets the same rugged MIL-STD 810G military standards, and adds a capacitive touch screen and Core i5/i7 goodness.


The 12.1-inch WXGA (1280 x 800) LED display includes anti-glare and optional outdoor view, and can be operated with a pen, your finger, the keyboard, or some combination thereof. Under the hood, you've got your choice of Core i7 or Core i5 processors, but there's sadly no discrete graphics option.

You'll get up to five hours out of the standard six-cell battery, but can add on an HP 2700 ultra-slim battery for an additional six hours (listed). And the standard set-up weighs under four pounds—not bad for a tough guy convertible tablet. The HP EliteBook 2740p will be available in the US in April, starting at $1600.

Processor: Intel® CoreTM i7 Mobile Processor Family with Turbo Boost Technology; Intel® CoreTM i5 Mobile Processor Family with Turbo Boost Technology

Memory: DDR3 SDRAM, 1066/1333 MHz*, two slots supporting dual-channel memory, 1024/2048/4096 MB SODIMMs, up to 8192 MB total15 *Running at 1066 MHz

Removable Media: Optional HP External USB CD/DVD R/RW Drive Optional fixed 9.5-mm DVD+/—RW SuperMulti DL Drive available for HP 2740 Ultra-Slim Expansion Base9

Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics with dynamic frequency

Wireless Support: Optional HP un2420 EV-DO/HSPA Mobile Broadband Module (requires mobile network operator service)5 (GPS-enabled)6; Intel Centrino; Intel 802.11a/b/g/n;4 Broadcom 802.11a/b/g/n, b/g;4 HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth ® v2.1 Wireless Technology; HP Wireless Assistant, Connection Manager 3.1

Expansion Slots: 1 ExpressCard/34 slot, Secure Digital slot (SD/MMC)

Chipset: Mobile Intel QM57 Chipset; Intel vPro Technology24 (optional)

Internal Storage: 1.8-inch bay: 160/250 GB25 5400 rpm SMART SATA II HD, 320 GB25 5400 rpm HDD or 80/160 GB25 SSD, HP 3D DriveGuard

Display: 12.1-inch diagonal LED-backlit WXGA ultra wide viewing angle anti-glare (1280 x 800) – digitizer only or digitizer & multi-touch Optional Outdoor View, (Outdoor view only available with digitizer and multi-touch)

Audio/Visual: High Definition Audio, stereo speakers, combo headphone/microphone jack, integrated dual-microphone array, integrated 2 MP Webcam

Communications: Integrated Intel Gigabit Ethernet PCI Controller (10/100/1000 NIC), 56K v.92 modem
Ports and Connectors: 3 USB 2.0 ports (one powered), VGA, combo headphone/microphone jack, 1394a, power connector, RJ-11/modem, RJ-45/Ethernet, docking connector for HP 2740 Ultra-Slim Expansion Base

Software: HP Recovery Manager (Windows 7 and Vista only), HP Support Assistant (Windows 7 and Vista only), Intervideo WinDVD (select models),

Security: Standard: HP ProtectTools, Integrated Smart Card Reader, HP Fingerprint Sensor, TPM Embedded Security Chip 1.2, Kensington Lock slot, Enhanced Pre-Boot Security, HP Spare Key (requires initial user setup), HP Disk Sanitizer19 Enhanced Drive Lock, Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools, Credential Manager for HP ProtectTools, File Sanitizer for HP ProtectTools;19

Power: HP 6-cell (44 WHr) primary battery, HP Long Life 6-cell (39 WHr) primary battery, optional secondary HP 6-cell (46 WHr) 2700 Ultra-Slim

Warranty: Limited 3-year, 1-year and 90-day warranty options available, depending on country, 1-year limited warranty on primary battery; 3-year: limited warranty on HP Long Life Batteries10. Optional HP Care Pack Services are extended service contracts which go beyond your standard
warranties. For more details visit: http://www.hp.com/go/lookuptool.

Input Device: Full-sized spill-resistant keyboard with drains, dual pointing devices (touchpad with scroll zone, pointstick), digital eraser pen, Jog dial, 2 MP Webcam16, touch-sensitive controls, HP DuraKeys22
HP QuickLook 3,7 HP QuickWeb,8 Roxio Creator Business 10 (select models), HP Power Assistant,18 Skype,16 WinZip 12

Optional: LoJack for HP ProtectTools,2, 20 McAfee Security Solution26

Dimensions: 1.25in(atfront)x11.42inx8.35in /31.7mm(atfront)x290mmx212mm

Weight: Starting at 3.8 lb (1.72 kg) with no WWAN (weight will vary by configuration)
Battery, 65W Smart Combo Adapter,2 HP Fast Charge

Expansion Solutions:HP 2740 Ultra-Slim Expansion Base, HP USB 2.0 Docking Station, HP Essential USB 2.0 Port Replicator



Michael Scrip

"56K v.92 modem"

Where can you even dial anymore?