GBM InkShow: HP Elitebook 2740p

The HP Elitebook 2740p looks almost exactly the same as its predecessors, but its multi-touch display and faster processors will make a lot of people smile. I got a chance to take a look at the 2740p and shot a quick video of the new tablet.

The Elitebook 2740p will ship with a choice of Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors, which means you’ll be able to crunch a lot of data with this 12″ tablet. HP is boasting “up to” 11 hours of battery life with an extended battery, but your mileage will vary, especially if you opt for the 2.66GHz Core i7 processor and crank up the display. Warner Crocker already detailed the 2740p’s specifications here if you’re interested in more details.

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The 2740p comes standard Wacom digitizer that can recognize two fingers at a time or a pen. Inking felt exactly the same on the 2740p as it does on the 2730p.There still aren’t a ton of productivity applications that need multi-touch, but being able to tap at the display without a pen sure is nice. If you like the 2730p, you’ll love the 2740p.

The webcam and keyboard light have a slightly more modern look. The light now pops out when pressed rather instead of relying on a separate latch.  HP’s added Displayport and eSATA ports to the 12″ tablet dock. All batteries, docks and accessories will work with the 2730p and 2710p.