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HP Rolls Out More Elitebooks

HP wasn't going to let Dell roll out its new Latitude E-Series notebooks without getting a word in. In addition to the new HP models annouced last week, this morning the company is pulling the sheet off two new Elitebook business notebooks  - the HP EliteBook 2730p and the Elitebook 2530.

The 2530 is being touted at the the thinnest and lightest business notebook in HP's line up. With a weight of just 3.19 pounds the 12.1-inch notebook looks to be trim around all the edges. It also doesn't skimp on durability as it meets the military standard MIL-STD 810F including dust and high temperature resistance. Other standout features include a 2 MP webcam which can be used with HP's Business Card Reader software. You can simply tilt the webcam over a business card and the software will scan it and convert it to text. See below for the full specs of the 2530P.

The HP Elitebook 2730P, on the other hand, is the first full fledged convertible in the Elitebook line up. Though it seems to be an updated HP Compaq 2710p Notebook PC, the 2730p includes an updated new jog dial for easily scrolling through Web pages and documents in tablet mode. It also sports a 2 MP webcam with the new Business Card Reader software. See the full specs below.

HP EliteBook 2530P

  • 12.1-inch display diagonal Illumi-Lite WXGA (1280 × 800)
  • Windows Vista Business, Vista Basic, or Business downgrade to XP OR Certified SuSe Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
  • Intel CoreTM 2 Duo Ultra Low Voltage2 or Low Voltage
  • Mobile Intel GS45 Express Chipset ICH9M-Enhanced
  • Supports up to a whopping 8GB of RAM
  • 80/120 GB 5400 rpm1.8-inch SATA hard drive, 120 GB 5400 rpm 2.5-inch SATA hard drive, or 160 GB 7200 rpm, 2.5-inch SATA hard drive (with HP 3D DriveGuard); 80 GB Intel Solid State Drive
  • Mobile Intel GMA X4500 HD, up to 384 MB of shared system memory
  • Optional EV-DO or HSDPA mobile broadband
  • 2-megapixel webcam
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • ExpressCard/54, memory card reader
  • 2 USB 2.0, FireWire, VGA, headphone, mic, Ethernet
  • 0.99 x 11.11 x 8.44 inches
  • 3.19 lb

HP EliteBook 2730P

  • 12.1-inch diagonal Illumi-Lite WXGA with Digitizer (1280 × 800), 12.1-inch diagonal Illumi-Lite WXGA with Digitizer and Outdoor View (1280 × 800)
  • Windows Vista Business or Business downgrade to XP Tablet Edition OR Certified SuSe Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
  • Intel Core 2 Duo Ultra Low Voltage2 or Low Voltage
  • Mobile Intel GS45 Express Chipset ICH9M-Enhanced
  • Supports up to a whopping 8GB of RAM
  • 80/120 GB 5400 rpm 1.8-inch SATA hard drive (with HP 3D DriveGuard); 80 GB Intel Solid State Drive
  • Mobile Intel GMA X4500 HD, up to 384 MB of shared system memory
  • Optional EV-DO or HSDPA mobile broadband
  • 2-megapixel webcam
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • ExpressCard/54, memory card reader
  • 2 USB 2.0, FireWire, VGA, headphone, mic, Ethernet
  • 1.11 x 11.24 x 8.35 inches
  • 3.74 lb
  • Optional fixed 7-mm DVD+/--RW SuperMulti DL Drive available for HP 2700 Ultra-Slim Expansion Base