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HP EliteBook 2730p

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the portability and screen. The value for money and performance also get good comments. Comments about the energy efficiency and usability are different, while many are negative about the touchpad.

design, performance, value for money, screen, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP EliteBook 2730p is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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HP Elitebook 2730P Review


I've been playing with the HP 2730 for a few weeks now and it is time to tell you how [...]

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HP ProBook 5310m


HP has a thing of business-savvy beauty on its hands with the ProBook 5310m. Why do I say that? Even the guys in the PC World Labs--who see everything under the sun--were impressed by its industrial design. The sleek black aluminum case, the supple...

Great industrial design ; Incredibly handy proprietary software

Mouse buttons could be a little bigger ; No eSATA or pass-through USB charging port

The ProBook 5310m's slim, stylish case impresses--and so do its quick-booting, business-friendly apps. Stay tuned for the results of its lab tests.

Editor's Choice!

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HP EliteBook 2730P


Solid performance, battery life, and business traveler–friendly features make this convertible a good pick.

The HP EliteBook 2730p offers strong performance and endurance with a well-rounded feature set and a good pen experience. Its The HP EliteBook 2730p offers strong performance and endurance with a well-rounded feature set and a good pen experience. Its...


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Review: HP 5310m ProBook Ultraportable Notebook


HP calls it the most affordable ultraportable notebook on the market.

Core 2 Duo S fast but nets good battery life ; Bright 13-inch display ; Light, toughened aluminum body ; Full-size, spillproof keyboard ; Instant-boot access to e-mail, web ; Decent expansion ; Good software security ; Very competitive pricing

No real hardware security features ; External optical drive not included ; Multi-touch trackpad a bit quirky ; No option for dedicated graphics

design, display and visual performanceThe ProBook line's defining feature is its construction; even today, it's one of the few lineups outside of Apple's that consistently uses aluminum for its body. That contributes both to a fairly light body

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HP ProBook 4310s


Business users looking for a budget thin-and-light will find a lot to like in the HP ProBook 4310s.

Good-looking, smudge-proof chassis; above-average productivity performance; LED-backlit display; roomy keyboard; available WWAN; software extras

Small touch pad; chunky; low 3D performance; mediocre battery life; tinny speakers

All told, this machine has a lot going for it: a distinctive look, good performance and features for the price, and affordability. It could be a little slimmer, but since miniaturization costs money, the extra bulk will likely be just fine for buyers...

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HP Elitebook 2730p Tablet PC Review


It weighs in around 3.7lbs, so it feels lightweight, but yet solid. It is easy to carry in tablet mode and fun to take notes with. I am a fan of the pen. It is durable and writes like a real pen. HP has made the 2730p into a nice business tablet. Some...

Clear, crisp display ; Solid design ; Nice pen, great for note-taking ; Keyboard light

Needs bigger touchpad ; No touchpad disable button ; No tablet buttons

The 2730p is a nice update to the 2710p, processor and graphics wise. The touchpad is a nice addition to the pointing stick as well. I like having both, but the touchpad could be a little bigger. Taking notes was fun and easy, so was browsing the...

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HP ProBook 5310m


I was looking for thin and light notebook with extended battery life, my options was to get Asus 10-12 hours battery life or Acer TimeLine 7-8 Battery life, I use the notebook usually for web surfing and remote access to my servers. So the processor...

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Amazon review summary for HP EliteBook 2730p


alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of HP EliteBook 2730p from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

performance, value for money, build quality, screen, battery


78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP EliteBook 2730p KS036UT 12.1-Inch Notebook PC(1.60 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo LV SL9300 Processor, 2 GB Ram, 120 GB Hard Drive, Windows Vista Business)HP Promo 2730P CORE2 Duo Lv SL9400 Cpu, 12.1 Wxga Panel, 120G Hard Drive, ModemHP EliteBook 2730p - Core 2 Duo SL9600 / 2.13 GHz LV - Centrino 2 with vPro - RAM 2 GB - HDD 160 GB - GMA X4500HD - Gigabit Ethernet - WLAN : Bluetoo

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Trash refreb



Have just received second one, these are trash!!!! Both on power up display no or corrupt bios and when continued state disk wipe complete. Refurbished should come loaded with factory software and a operating system. Total brick!!! Arrived dirty and...

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HP EliteBook 2730p


This type of notebook is perfect for business travel in the form of a small and lightweight only 1.7 kg, can take on any-where. In addition, the HP EliteBook 2530p screen diagonal widescreen HP Illumi-Life LED 12.1-inch size so that more light than the...

slim and small



Product Specifications

Productivity with a twist, starting at 3.7 lbs/1.7 kg, the HP EliteBook 2730p notebook PC offers you the functionality of an ultra-light notebook plus the flexibility of an ultra-slim tablet.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone/Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):5.25hour(s)/6.25hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB/6MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:12.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm/33.8cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800/1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP EliteBook

Input Device

Type:Digital pen / Digitizer / Keyboard / Pointing stick / Touchpad/Digitizer / Keyboard / Pointing stick / Touchpad/Digitizer / Keyboard / Pointing stick / Touchpad / Digital pen


Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/800MHz


Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy


Cellular Enhancement Protocol:CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO Rev. 0 / CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO Rev. A / EDGE / GPRS / GSM / HSPA / UMTS / WCDMA/CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO Rev. 0 / EDGE / GPRS / GSM / UMTS
Cellular Network Supported: Yes
Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:Bell 103J / Bell 212A / ITU T.30 / ITU T.4 / ITU V.17 / ITU V.21 / ITU V.22 / ITU V.22bis / ITU V.23 / ITU V.250 / ITU V.251 / ITU V.27ter / ITU V.29 / ITU V.32 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.34 / ITU V.80 / ITU V.8bis / ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem/Fax / modem / cellular modem


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft 2.0) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/802.11b/g/n / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:16x (CD) / 4x (DVD/16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Type:DVD/None/None / DVD
Write Speed:16x (CD) / 8x (DVD/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional/Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade / Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Tablet PC Edition downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.2GHz/1.4GHz/1.6GHz/1.86GHz/2.13GHz/2.2GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:SL9300/SL9400/SL9600/SU9300/SU9400/T6670
Type:Core 2 Duo


Installed Size:1GB/2GB/3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty


Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:120GB/160GB/320GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook/Notebook / Tablet PC/Tablet PC
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2 with vPro Technology
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD/Intel GMA X4500HD