HPtoday introduced its first multitouch-enabled tablet for business users with the HP EliteBook 2740p.
The HP EliteBook 2740p tablet PC combines the power and reliability of an HP business notebook PC with the flexibility of a tablet, making it ideal for users on the go. The 2740p starts at 3.8 pounds and includes a 12.1-inch diagonal LED display or optional outdoor-view display with less reflection and a higher contrast for easier viewing in natural light.
The HP EliteBook 2740p offers a variety of battery solutions for lightweight configurations, including a six-cell li-ion prismatic battery, which provides up to 5 hours of uptime, and an optional HP 2700 Ultra-Slim Battery that provides up to 11 hours when combined with the standard battery.
The optional HP 2740 Ultra-Slim Expansion Base allows users to dock their notebook PCs to utilize peripherals without needing to constantly plug and unplug. This innovative expansion base includes a DVD+/-RW drive, fits neatly into a briefcase so the optical drive can easily travel, and supports DisplayPort so users can easily connect to an external monitor. The expansion base also has an eSATA port, allowing for connection to an external RAID array, HDD and optical drives for fast and easy storage.
HP also unveiled today the HP EliteBook 2540p, which is HP's lightest EliteBook notebook PC, starting at only 3.3 pounds, is ideal for global and large corporate enterprises, the public sector and other businesses in need of a rugged, high-performance notebook.
Lastely, the new HP ProBook standard series (s-series) notebook PCs include four new models of the providing a new design and sophisticated colors for everyday use.
* The HP EliteBook 2540p starts at $1,099 and is expected to be available in the United States next month.
* The HP EliteBook 2740p starts at $1,599 and is expected to be available in the United States next month.
* The HP ProBook s-series starts at $719 and are expected to be available in the United States this month.
* The HP 2740 Ultra-Slim Expansion Base starts at $299 and is expected to be available in the United States next month.
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