HP announced two new EliteBook notebooks, the EliteBook 2740p multitouch tablet PC and the EliteBook 2540p ultraportable. These new laptops are rugged meeting the MIL-STD 810G military-standard tests for vibration, dust, humidity, altitude, and high and low temperatures.
The EliteBook 2740p is a slim convertible tablet PC with a 12.1-inch LED-backlit display with optional outdoor-view panel. It can be equipped with touchscreen for multitouch gestures, finger taps and swipes across the screen for navigation. Users may also get the HP 2740 Ultra-Slim Expansion Base, which includes a DVD burner, DisplayPort, and eSATA. A 6-cell battery offers the 2740p five hours of uptime.
HP’s EliteBook 2540p also gets a 12.1-inch LED-backlit display. It has a 2 Megapixel webcam with business card reader software and a HP fingerprint scanner. It offers up to 8.5 hours of use with a 6-cell battery.
Both EliteBooks are powered by Intel’s Core i5/i7 series processor and sports the optional HP Mobile Broadband module by Gobi for 3G internet. The HP EliteBook 2540p starts at $1,099 and the EliteBook 2740p at $1,599.