Business users rely too much on keyboards for them to start using media slates, but hardware companies and PC vendors can still get pretty close to the idea of multitouch slate PC-using professionals by offering them convertible tablets instead. Among the latest devices in this category is HP's EliteBook 2740p, an ultra-thin device with multitouch capabilities and high usability in such fields as sales, education and health care, among others. This device, along with the EliteBook 2540p and ProBook Series models, have just been officially launched by Hewlett-Packard.
The HP EliteBook 2740p is powered by an Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7 processor and has up to 8GB of DDR3 SDRAM (two SODIMMs of up to 4GB). The product also has a 12.1-inch multitouch screen, the Intel HD graphics (with Microsoft DirectX 10 (Shader 4.0) and OpenGL 2.0) and a hard drive or solid state drive for storage. These can have up to 250GB and 160GB, respectively.
“The HP business touch tablet is the latest addition to the broad mix of choices that HP offers business customers to best improve manageability, productivity and mobility,” Dan Forlenza, vice president, Business Notebooks, Personal Systems Group, HP, said. “HP continues to implement the latest innovations to help large companies and SMBs exceed productivity expectations.”
Along with this convertible tablet, HP has also previewed the HP EliteBook 2540p, which is the lightest EliteBook notebook with a weight of as little as 3.3 pounds. This device is well suited for enterprise environments and is also based on Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processors. As for the ProBook lineup, the PC vendor has updated it with four new models with screen sizes of 13.3 inches to 17.3 inches.