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 .
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.
Summary: Master of transformation. HP is already releasing the third generation of its professional convertible notebooks onto the market with the Elitebook 2740p. Apart from the update to internal components with current Core i5 CPUs, a considerable effort to completely remove all its previous weaknesses...
Pros: Very solid and high quality case, Relatively many interfaces, Very good display with touch and pen entry, Very good application performance, Relatively good battery run times, Many expansion options, 36 months warranty, Very low heat emission, Classy display, very well implemented concept with se...
Cons: Operating noise always noticeable, Somewhat delicate display hinge, Keyboard bounces a little, Relatively heavy, Expensive, 1.8" hard drive with poor performance, Very slow card reader, no eSATA, USB 3.0, or Displayport, VGA output without high resolution, Precision of the touchscreen is less acc...
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.
Conclusion: The EliteBook models are HP's attempt to combine business features with both style and sturdiness. The 2740p takes the great pen experience of previous EliteBook tablets and adds the performance of a full-voltage Core i5 processor, plus the convenience (and sheer fun) of touch.
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
Summary: 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
Test: HP EliteBook 2740p - profesionální Tablet PC
8 November 2014
Summary: HP EliteBook 2740p představuje velmi povedené Tablet PC určené do firemního prostředí. Kromě odolného provedení může tento notebook nabídnout také výbornou klávesnici, špičkový AFFS+ displej a výpočetní výkon na úrovni větších notebooků. Nedostatků je u tohoto zařízení jen minimum.