When last we met the HP laptop posse, I was bemused by the design ingenuity sunk into the bargain bin models, with the consumer fleet left chintzy. HP's business-minded EliteBook refresh is similarly confounding. Why do suits get the beauty?
A top-notch 17-inch EliteBook 8740w is swinging its way from HP to store shelves with a 1920 x 1080 DreamColor LED-backlit screen, your choice of Core i5 or i7 processors and up to 16GB of RAM. Schuuuweeet.
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.
HP is smartly following up the rugged EliteBook biz laptop we doted on a couple months ago with an even more portable version: 12 inches, just over three pounds, still Mil-Spec 810F against dust and hot zones. It uses Intel's latest Core 2 Duo ULV (same as X301
and probably MacBook Air refresh), and it's well, loaded.…
HP's EliteBook 2730p is the tablet of the new business lineup, and it's actually ruggedized as well, meeting the MIL-STD 810F spec for dust, altitude and high temperature. Specs and features are mostly the same as the other EliteBooks too (Intel Core 2 Duo ULV, SSD option, HP business and security stuff like the biz…
HP is announcing 10 business notebooks today, but there's only one that we care about: the flagship EliteBook 6930p, a ruggedized, super-encrypted, QuickLook 2-boosted, 4-and-a-half pounder.