HP finally has refreshed its business tablet, the 2710p, with the 2730p. Same ultra-thin design, but with some new features. HP calls it the EliteBook 2730p Notebook PC since it offers the functionality of a notebook with the flexibility of a tablet. The 2730 is equipped with a Core 2 Duo ULV or LV processor and meets the military standard for tests including dust, altitude and high temperature.
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HP EliteBook 2730p Tablet PC specs:
- Intel Core 2 Duo ULV (1.2GHz) or LV (1.86GHz) processor
- Mobile Intel GS45 Express Chipset
- DDR2 SDRAM, 800 MHz. two slots supporting dual channel memory
- 80/120GB 5400rpm, 1.8" SATA hard drive, optional 80GB SSD
- 12.1" Illumi-Lite WXGA with digitizer (1280 x 800) display, Outdoor view option
- Mobile Intel GMA X4500 HD graphics
- Intel 802.11a/b/g/n, optional HP EV-DO/HSPA Mobile Broadband Module
- ExpressCard 54 slot
- SD Slot
- 2x USB ports
- 1x VGA
- Headphone and microphone
- RJ-11 and RJ-45
- Docking connector
- Windows Vista Business OS downgradeable to XP Tablet Edition
- Intel Centrino 2 with vPro technology capable
- 6-cell battery, optional HP 2700 Ultra-Slim battery
- Dimensions: 1.11" x 11.24" x 8.35"
- Weight: 3.7lbs
The 2730p seems to be a good upgrade from the 2710p and you can use the same accessories. It is focused toward business use and has that sleek durable exterior. It also features HP QuickLook 2, which allows access to email, task and calendar information and contacts in seconds with the touch of a button.
No word on pricing and availability yet, but as soon as we have that information and the product page is available we will have it for you.