You knew it was coming and now it is official. HP has released the 2730p Tablet PC. It looks like HP has addressed many of the issues folks had with the 2710p, which in itself became a much loved Tablet PC model. The 2730p can be ordered with either a ULV (1.2GHz) or LV (up to 1.86GHz) option and they have boosted the HD from the earlier 4200rpm HD to 5400rpm with capacity up to 120GB, or you can opt for an 80GB SSD. HP has also added a trackpad, but they’ve also left the thumb stick on as well, so that should make those who like either happy. HP has also added a jog wheel on the side of the unit and I know a number of users who will be excited about that fact. For communications you’ve got essentially worldwide coverage featuring Gobi dual EVDO/HSPA options. We’re also looking at ruggedized features here meeting the MIL-STD 810F specifications for dust, altitude, and high temperatures. The great news is all of the accessories for the HP2710p work with the 2730p, so you’re looking a one heck of an upgrade here.
We’ll update the post with product page links when they are available.
If you want to catch some hands on video the HP 2730p, check out Xavier’s first look at NoteBooks.com
Operating system Preinstalled:
Genuine Windows Vista ® Business
Genuine Windows Vista ® Business with
downgrade to Windows ® XP Tablet Edition custom installed
Genuine Windows Vista Enterprise
SuSe Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
Processor Intel ® CoreTM 2 Duo Ultra Low Voltage or Low Voltage2
Chipset Mobile Intel ® GS45 Express Chipset ICH9M-Enhanced (supports Intel ® Centrino ® 2 with vProÃ¢â€žÂ¢ technology)11
Memory DDR2 SDRAM, 800 MHz, two slots supporting dual channel memory,15 1024/2048/4096 MB SODIMMs, up to 8192 MB total (systems with ULV processors run at a maximum of 667 MHz with 800 MHz memory modules)
Internal storage 80/120 GB 5400 rpm 1.8-inch SATA hard drive (with HP 3D DriveGuard); 80 GB Solid State Drive
Removable media Optional fixed 7-mm DVD+/Ã¢â‚¬”RW SuperMulti DL Drive available for HP 2700 Ultra-Slim Expansion Base
Display 12.1-inch diagonal Illumi-Lite WXGA with Digitizer (1280 Ãƒâ€” 800), 12.1-inch diagonal Illumi-Lite WXGA with Digitizer and Outdoor View (1280 Ãƒâ€” 800)
Graphics Mobile Intel GMA X4500 HD, up to 384 MB of shared system memory
Audio High Definition Audio, integrated speaker, stereo headphone/line out, stereo microphone in, integrated dual-microphone array
Wireless support Optional HP un2400 EV-DO/HSPA Mobile Broadband Module (requires mobile network operator service); Intel 802.11a/b/g/draft-n, Broadcom 802.11 a/b/g/draft-n; BluetoothÃ¢â€žÂ¢ 2.0, HP Wireless Assistant
Communications Intel Gigabit Network Connection9 (10/100/1000 NIC), 56K v.92 modem
Expansion slots 1 ExpressCard/54 slot, Secure Digital slot
Ports and connectors 2 USB 2.0 ports, VGA, stereo microphone in, stereo headphone/line out, 1394a, power connector, RJ-11/modem, RJ-45/ethernet, docking connector for HP 2700 Ultra-Slim Expansion Base
Input devices Full-sized keyboard, enhanced dual pointing devices (touchpad and pointstick) with scroll zone, digital eraser pen, Jog dial, optional 2 MP Webcam12 with Business Card Reader Software
Manageability Intel ® Centrino ® 2 with vPro technology capable,11 HP Recovery Manager (Windows Vista only), HP Client Manager Software, HP Client Configuration Management Agent Security Standard: HP ProtectTools, TPM Embedded Security Chip 1.2, Enhanced Pre-Boot Security, HP Spare Key, HP Disk Sanitizer, Enhanced Drive Lock, HP Fingerprint Sensor, Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools, Credential Manager for HP ProtectTools, File Sanitizer for HP ProtectTools
Optional: Smart Card Reader,12 Kensington lock, HP Privacy Filter, McAfee Security Solution16
Dimensions (h Ãƒâ€” w Ãƒâ€” d) 1.11 in (at front) x 11.24 in x 8.35 in / 28.2 mm (at front) x 290.0 mm x 212.0 mm
Weight Starting at: 3.74 lb / 1.70 kg (weight will vary by configuration)
Power 6-cell (44 WHr), optional HP 2700 Ultra-Slim Battery,12 65W HP Smart AC Adapter, HP Fast Charge10
Expansion solutions11 HP 2700 Ultra-Slim Expansion Base, HP External MultiBay II
Warranty Limited 3-year,1-year and 90-day warranty options available depending on country, 1-year limited warranty on primary battery.
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