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HP Adds Capacitive Multi-Touch to HP 2740p

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I think we all suspected that touch was coming to HP’s Elitebook 2740p Tablet PC, the successor to the popular 2730p. We were right. HP has juiced the processor and added capacitive touch to the 2740p and for those who think it looks very similar to its predecessor you’re also correct.

HP has also made Core i5 and Core i7 processors available in addition to the standard low voltage option but this Elitebook Tablet line has always had a range of configurable options. I’m very glad to see that continue. The capacitive touch screen is WXGA also has anti-glare and outdoor viewable options.

HP is also continuing to offer the slice battery and the ultra-think docking station which have been popular options.

We’re looking at a starting price of $1600 when it becomes available in April.

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11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Jason

    03/01/2010 at 8:12 am

    does this mean it uses both touch and a pen for inking?

  2. Warner Crocker

    03/01/2010 at 8:47 am

    That’s what it means.

  3. Andy

    03/01/2010 at 9:50 am

    This is fantastic news… I have a 2710p and love it but so need the extra power that the i5 or i7 will bring. Also top marks for keeping compatibility with the existing slice battery and dock. When can I get one in the UK????!!!??

  4. GoodThings2Life

    03/01/2010 at 10:49 am

    My boss and I just agreed… we’re going to buy two for us and hand our 2730p’s down to other users. Mmmmm multi-touch!

  5. smh

    03/01/2010 at 12:00 pm

    hm..expected update, but would be more nice if the price was lowered.

  6. SAM

    03/01/2010 at 12:58 pm

    Is this one gonna be larger. My 2710 is only 11.5″ long

  7. Xavier

    03/01/2010 at 1:16 pm

    SAM- I’ll double check on the dimensions. I had the chance to play with one and it feels identical in shape/size as the 2730p.

  8. Michael

    03/01/2010 at 5:21 pm

    Is this also wacom like the TM2 series?

    I like the 2730P since they added back the tracpad missing in the 2710Ps, and with multitouch and a powerful processor, it might be a good replacement for my aging tx2510.

  9. Scott

    03/01/2010 at 6:03 pm

    At 35W max, they won’t last long on battery power…okay for a sometimes mobile tablet, but not so cool for one that’s on the road a lot

    They could offer the 18W UM or the 25W LM i7 (1.06ghz or 2.0ghz) for those that want long life.

    Overall, HP is really stepping up with the tablets. Yay!

  10. scoobie

    03/01/2010 at 6:31 pm

    I’d like something like this but with HDMI out – any ideas?

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