Excerpt: Last year I reviewed the Hewlett Packard (HP) Elitebook 8440w Mobile Workstation, declaring it one that I would love to be able to keep and use in my daily life, and as the best business laptop I’d ever used.
Pros: Great looks for a business machine; excellent general performance; solid graphics performance; excellent balance of features
Cons: While the light is a nice addition, by now all of their products should have shifted to lighted keyboards.
Excerpt: There are a lot of cheap laptops floating around these days, but when you’ve got your career on the line you should invest in a professional-grade laptop. One such laptop is the HP EliteBook 2540p. In this video review, we’ll show you what makes the EliteBook 2540p ready for years of use and abuse.
Excerpt: After wading through netbook after anemic netbook over the past two years, you could be forgiven for dismissing HP’s diminutive EliteBook 2540p as yet another underperforming compact notebook at first glance. But give it a closer look. This is no mere netbook.
Pros: Powerful selection of Core i5 and i7 CPUs, Top-notch build quality, Extremely effective anti-glare screen, Durable, comfortable keyboard and touchpad, Competitive weight and size, Optional optical drive, pointing nub
Cons: Well short of rated battery life, Ho-hum LCD display, Business-class price, No optional 3D graphics
Conclusion: I am really happy with this laptop, don’t let the low scores fool you, these are great scores for an ultraportable. The HP EliteBook 2450p is a great ultra portable for any road warrior that is looking for a easy to use and very portable machine to take with them when they are on the road.
Summary: Uncompromising. A very powerful subnotebook with long battery life? HP has crammed the most it possibly could into this 12.1-inch machine. This smallest of the EliteBooks has a Core i7, along with wireless technology from WLAN to GPS and ports from FireWire to docking.
Pros: Powerful for a subnotebook, Low temperature increase during normal use, Integrated DVD drive, Low energy consumption, Good battery life, Robust construction, High-quality materials, Keyboard gives good feedback, Point-stick and touchpad, Docking port, Lots of ports, 3G including Gobi GPS module, ...
Cons: Poor screen contrast, Slow, small hard drive, Only 2 GB of RAM
Excerpt: HP was kind enough to send over an HP EliteBook 2540p for review. The unit is nicely configured and is the kind of notebook that road warriors yearn for. This is truly a professional-grade notebook and while we’re working on a full review we thought we’d give you our first impressions of the 2540p.
Excerpt: The EliteBook 2540p is HP’s flagship business ultraportable. This successor to the acclaimed 2530p brings a slight refresh to HP’s 12-inch enterprise laptop and is designed to give Lenovo’s ThinkPad X201 a run for its money.
Summary: At $1,629, the HP EliteBook 2540p is not for bargain hunters. But if you travel frequently on business and want a notebook that can look good while standing up to some abuse, this ultraportable is worth the premium.
Summary: The EliteBook 2540p is an extremely sturdy laptop with long battery life and excellent portability, but it struggles to compete with laptops that have longer battery life or use Intel’s latest processors.