HP EliteBook 2740p Review: 12″ Convertible Tablet for Business Users
21 February 2011
Excerpt: When it comes to taking notes on your computer, it’s hard to beat a tablet computer that’s designed for pen input. One such solution, aimed at offering a business ready experience is the HP EliteBook 2740p . The EliteBook 2740p is a business class convertible tablet that has matured over the years to meet the needs of corporate users who need a tablet with touch or Pen input and the flexibility of switching to a notebook for typing and extended work sessions.
Pros: Great Inking Experience, Sensitive Touchscreen, Tough and Durable Design, Full Voltage Processors in Small Package
Cons: Keyboard has noticeable flex in middle, Small mousing surface, Windows 7 not optimized for touch
Conclusion: The HP EliteBook 2740p transitions to standard-voltage processor and adds multitouch, but the screen and the user experience could use an overhaul.
Pros: Standard-voltage processors replace low-volt ones. When used in tandem, the two batteries delivered outstanding battery life. Lightweight. Ruggedized for business travel. Sleekest looking tablet.
Cons: Pointing stick is stiff. Very small touchpad. Screen isn't bright enough. Extended battery ($180) and expansion base ($250) are very pricey options.
Conclusion: I really like this laptop, it is powerful, and versatile. If you travel a lot then the EliteBook 2740p would be great because of its compact size. If you need a tablet, but you also need something more powerful than an iPad or Android tablet, the 2740p would also be a great fit. All in all the EliteBook 2740p will fill many shoes and work well in any situation.
Conclusion: One reason for our battery life gripe is that HP didn't skimp with a low-voltage or netbook-class CPU when building the EliteBook: The chip under the hood is, if anything, an overachiever -- Intel's Core i5-540M, a 2.53GHz dual-core, four-threaded processor with 3MB of Level 3 cache.
Summary: For those who want the versatility of a tablet that supports both pen and touch input, the HP EliteBook 2740p is a good value. For $1,699 you get Core i5 performance, a sturdy design, and security features galore. The price of that power, however, is below-average battery life; you’ll want to spring for the heavy optional slice if you want all-day endurance. We also wish the touchpad were taller.
Pros: Durable and attractive design, Fast performance, Good audio quality, Instant-on web and Outlook access, Fast charging time,
Cons: Relatively short endurance with standard battery, No touch software included, Small touchpad,
Excerpt: PC makers taking a swing at the tablet market tend to go for low-power, lightweight systems to compete with the iPad, but that means they’re giving you a netbook experience at rather more than a netbook price. With the EliteBook 2740p, HP has gone in the other direction; with a Core i5 or i7, 4GB of RAM and a 120GB SSD this is a nicely powerful notebook crammed with handy features - which just happen to include a multitouch screen that you can rotate to turn it into a...
Pros: Powerful tablet PC, great pen input, great touch input, a great keyboard, excellent screen, delightful touches like the keyboard light
Cons: Weight, less-than-stellar battery life, the price
Excerpt: The HP EliteBook 2740p adds a twist to the typical design of ultraportable laptops. But is this hybrid ultraportable/touchscreen tablet PC a good investment? Read our HP EliteBook 2740p review to find out?
Excerpt: Ноутбуки-трансформеры, или Tablet PC, появились достаточно давно и являются переходным звеном между ноутбуками и современными планшетами. Однако, несмотря на широкие возможности и уникальную функциональность, данные устройства не смогли снискать популярности среди любителей универсальных портативных ПК.
Conclusion: Бесспорно, HP EliteBook 2740p заслуживает внимания и уважения. Хотя бы потому, что подобных устройств совсем мало. По сути, при покупке этого ноутбука вы получаете два устройства в одном: нетбук и планшет. Крепкий корпус из анодированного алюминия и магниевого сплава не треснет и не поцарапается, к качеству сборки вопросов точно не возникнет, ведь аппарат принадлежит к премиум-серии EliteBook.