Along with the Compaq 2230s that HP launched are two new EliteBook models, the 2530p featuring a durable HP DuraCase and the ultra-thin 2730p convertible tablet PC. The 2530p’s DuraCase sports a brushed, anodized aluminum exterior casing that complements its magnesium alloy casing and passed the military-standard durability test for extreme temperature, dust and humidity. While the 2730’s main feature is its twisting screen which transform it from an ultra-portable notebook into a pen-based tablet.
Both Elitebook models boast of Intel Core 2 Duo processors, a 2-megapixel webcam with business card reader software and an integrated HP NighLight that illuminates to improve the visibility of their keyboard when in a low-light environment. Both also feature shock-resistant hard drive and spill-resistant keyboard just like other EliteBook notebook PCs.
Individually, the EliteBook 2530p is geared more for the business professional being HP’s smallest and lightest-weight notebook model. Weighing a mere 1.44 kg, this notebook features a 12.1-inch diagonal widescreen Illumi-Lite LED display and a choice between a 1.8-inch hard drive with optical drive or 2.5-inch hard drive. The Elitebook 2730p on the other hand weighs 1.7 kg and boasts of a rotating screen which quickly transforms the notebook into a tablet PC. It is also an ultra-thin notebook measuring only 1.11-inches in thickness. Other features of the EliteBook 2730 include an integrated touchpad, tablet buttons, jog dial, slim-docking solution and an integrated DVD+/-RW drive.
The EliteBook 2530p and 2730p are slated to hit the US markets sometime in September with pricing starting at $1,499 for the 2530p and $1,670 for the 2730p.
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