Targeting the professionals on the move, HP has brought to the fore its new 12.1-inch EliteBook convertible tablet. The device satisfies all demands of professional use by incorporating a touch interface that will also work with pen that is included. The EliteBook 2740p tablet PC, as well as a non-tablet device called the EliteBook 2540p, offered by HP and are expected to start arriving in the US market next month.
The EliteBook 2740p tablet PC will be made available with either a Core i5 or Core i7 processor. The device would come in a stainless steel finish and magnesium exterior and a reinforced glass screen. HP is offering the 2740p and the non-2540p as devices that can withstand high temperatures, dust, vibration and altitude. Remember, the same features were incorporated in the earlier 2730p too. Impact on design is taken care of the built-in HP DriveGuard technology.
While the 2740p boasts of two six-cell batteries, including a Li-Ion battery, the 2540 comes with batteries ranging from 3 to 9 cells.
Akin to what HP has given to other laptops from its stables, the 2740p also has a separate expansion docking bay with optical drive, additional ports, and hard drive bays is available separately. The EliteBook 2540p has a similar look except for the revolving screen option. Running Core i5 or i7 CPU and 7200rpm hard drive, or a low-voltage Core i7 processor with optional room for an internal optical drive or second hard drive, the 2540 also has the option of a HP Mobile Broadband, using Gobi.
HP would bring it to the US market next month after attaching tags starting at $1599 for the 2740p and $1099 for the EliteBook 2540p. Are you getting yours?