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HP Elitebook 2740 p

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews of HP Elitebook 2740 p. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and price. The usability and performance also get good opinions. There are some mixed comments about the sound and screen. There are some negative opinions about the energy efficiency and touchpad.

portability, performance, usability, price, durability

battery, keyboard, size, touchpad, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Elitebook 2740 p is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Tobias Winkler (

Review HP EliteBook 2740p Notebook


Master of transformation. HP is already releasing the third gener

Very solid and high quality case; Relatively many interfaces; Very good display with touch and pen entry; Very good application performance; Relatively good battery run times; Many expansion options; 36 months warranty; Very low heat emission

Operating noise always noticeable; Somewhat delicate display hinge; Keyboard bounces a little; Relatively heavy; Expensive; 1.8" hard drive with poor performance; Very slow card reader; no eSATA, USB 3.0, or Displayport; VGA output without high...

Lenovo X201 tablet, Dell Latitude XT2 and Fujitsu Lifebook T730. A more affordable alternative is the predecessor HP 2730p which can be picked up for a bargain.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Zack Stern (

HP EliteBook 2740p


The HP EliteBook 2740p adds a twist to the typical design of ultraportable laptops. As a notebook, this thin, light PC fits big performance into its small case, but that's not all. You can rotate the display to shift it into tablet mode. A...

Multitouch screen responds to fingers and stylus ; Quick performance keeps up with nearly anything

Mediocre battery life ; Mediocre image brightness and contrast

While battery life and screen colors can be disappointing, the HP Elitebook 2740p makes up for those shortcomings with its convertible touchscreen and all-around performance.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: (

Review of the HP EliteBook 2740p


HP recently updated their popular business-grade tablet PC with the latest Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors. Over on we recently had a chance to take an in-depth look at the new HP EliteBook 2740p. Click here to see what we...

May, 2010

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

HP EliteBook 2740p Review


For those who want the versatility of a tablet that supports both pen and touch input, the HP EliteBook 2740p is a good value. For $1,699 you get Core i5 performance, a sturdy design, and security features galore. The price of that power, however, is...

Durable and attractive design, Fast performance, Good audio quality, Instant-on web and Outlook access, Fast charging time

Relatively short endurance with standard battery, No touch software included, Small touchpad

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: (

HP Elitebook 2740p


All the keys are interconnected and full size—impressive on a 12-inch system, but not unparalleled. The Lenovo X200 Tablet and Fujitsu T5010 also have full-size keyboards and typing experiences that are slightly better; that of the 2740p felt a little...

Standard-voltage processors replace low-volt ones. When used in tandem, the two batteries delivered outstanding battery life. Lightweight. Ruggedized for business travel. Sleekest looking tablet

Pointing stick is stiff. Very small touchpad. Screen isn't bright enough. Extended battery ($180) and expansion base ($250) are very pricey options

The HP EliteBook 2740p transitions to standard-voltage processor and adds multitouch, but the screen and the user experience could use an overhaul.

Expert review by: Ryan McLaughlin (

Review: HP EliteBook 2740p Tablet PC


Road warriors have a new weapon in their arsenal of computer technology. The HP EliteBook 2740p combines both a tablet, and a laptop and together they make a potent combination.

I really like this laptop, it is powerful, and versatile. If you travel a lot then the EliteBook 2740p would be great because of its compact size. If you need a tablet, but you also need something more powerful than an iPad or Android tablet, the 2740p...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: HardwareCentral (

Laptop Review: HP EliteBook 2740p


One reason for our battery life gripe is that HP didn't skimp with a low-voltage or netbook-class CPU when building the EliteBook: The chip under the hood is, if anything, an overachiever -- Intel's Core i5-540M, a 2.53GHz dual-core, four-threaded...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Kevin O'Brien (

HP EliteBook 2740p Review


Business users and consumers who want a well-built tablet PC have a few options on the market right now, including models from HP, Lenovo and Dell, among other manufacturers. HP just updated the aging EliteBook 2730p, replacing it with the EliteBook...

Excellent multitouch display ; Solid keyboard and touchpad ; Very good performance

Plastic screen lid

For standard office productivity and media applications, the 2740p had no trouble blasting through with room to spare. HD movie decoding decoded 720P and 1080P movies without any lag. During our 1080P movie trailer test, the CPU usage varied between...

May, 2010

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (

Expert Review


HP brings Core i5 power to convertible tablets with the EliteBook 2740p. The input experience is excellent, but this model will push the limits of what buyers are willing to pay.

Supports pen, touch input, Excellent performance, Comfortable keyboard, Preboot utilities for Web, calendar access, Handy Webcam business-card-reader feature

No optical drive, Tiny touch pad, Pricey, Poor battery life

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: (

HP EliteBook 2740p Tablet PC


The HP EliteBook 2740p is a remarkable tablet PC, featuring a 12.1-inch LED screen, a fast Intel Core i5-540M processor, plenty of RAM and hard drive space and more. The price is a little steeper compared to other models in its class, likely due to the...

HP offers a three year warranty and many tech support options, including phone and email contact, live chat, user forums to connect with others and tech support, a user manual, and a FAQs/Knowledge Base. Overall, HP's tech support gets fair-to-good...

Product Specifications


Front Camera: / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2


Display Surface:Matt
HD type: No


Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2


4G: No


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1
Memory channels supported by processor:2
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L2 / SmartCache, L2
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor package size:rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28


Cable lock slot type:Kensington