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HP EliteBook 2540p

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 reviews of HP EliteBook 2540p. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the size and usability are overall positive. The portability and price also get good comments. Many are less positive about the sound and energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP EliteBook 2540p is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of HP EliteBook 2540p from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Many are less positive about the price.


67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Zack Stern (

HP EliteBook 2540p


A new HP laptop, the EliteBook 2540p assembles zippy components and versatile ports in a nimble case. Though HP's omission of a graphical processor slows the machine down for games and 3D software, this model possesses ample power for nearly any...

Zippy processor can handle any office task ; Small but still fits full keys and big features

Screen colors and contrast look muted ; Weak gaming and 3D software performance

Small enough to travel anywhere, the EliteBook 2540p breezes through business tasks.

May, 2010

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

HP EliteBook 2540p


HP's smallest business ultraportable, the HP EliteBook 2540p, is as sturdy and feature-rich as some of the bigger EliteBooks.

Ruggedized for business travel. Optical drive included. DisplayPort. Firewire. Excellent battery life. Multiple configuration options. 9-cell battery available. Soft keyboard for sensitive fingers.

Pointing stick is unpleasant to use. Twelve-inch screen has a small workspace.

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Mar, 2010

Expert review by (

Review HP EliteBook 2540p Subnotebook


Uncompromising. A very powerful subnotebook with long battery life? HP has crammed the most it possibly could into this 12.1-inch machine. This smallest of the EliteBooks has a Core i7, along with wireless technology from WLAN to GPS and ports from...

Powerful for a subnotebook, Low temperature increase during normal use, Integrated DVD drive, Low energy consumption, Good battery life, Robust construction, High-quality materials, Keyboard gives good feedback, Point-stick and touchpad, Docking port,...

Poor screen contrast, Slow, small hard drive, Only 2 GB of RAM

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Kevin O'Brien (

HP EliteBook 2540p Review


The EliteBook 2540p is the latest road-warrior ultraportable notebook from HP. The 2540p offers a 12.1-inch WXGA screen, Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors, built-in optical drive with select configurations, and a plethora of storage options. In our...

Great build quality ; Good looks ; Excellent keyboard

Very costly to customize ; Slow 1.8-inch hard drive ; One of the best 12-inch business notebooks on the market, but expensive to customize.

One of the best 12-inch business notebooks on the market, but expensive to customize.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Katherine Stevenson (

HP EliteBook 2540p Review


In last year's ultraportable notebook roundup (August 2009), HP's EliteBook 2530p put in a strong showing, wowing us with its good looks, sturdy construction, and strong performance. Its successor, the EliteBook 2540p, is strikingly similar in many...

Solid build; strong performance; generous feature set

There are lighter, slimmer, and sexier ultraportables out there; we’d like more storage

Should you want to add or swap out hardware, the 2540p offers easy access on its underside to one of the notebook’s two DIMMs, the hard drive bay, and an ExpressCard slot should you decide to add a broadband modem. Road warriors could scarcely do...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Ryan McLaughlin (

Review: HP EliteBook 2540p Notebook


For a road-warrior having a light weight easy to access computer is essential, that is why the ultraportable is the only option. Ultraportables are easy to carry because they are so small, but the still offer enough power to get any task done. The...

I am really happy with this laptop, don’t let the low scores fool you, these are great scores for an ultraportable. The HP EliteBook 2450p is a great ultra portable for any road warrior that is looking for a easy to use and very portable machine to...

Sep, 2010

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Review: HP EliteBook 2540p notebook


The EliteBook 2540p is HP's flagship business ultraportable. This successor to the acclaimed 2530p brings a slight refresh to HP's 12-inch enterprise laptop and is designed to give Lenovo's ThinkPad X201 a run for its money.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : lang2009 ( )

HP EliteBook 2540p vs. Lenovo ThinkPad X201


HP EliteBook 2540p and Lenovo ThinkPad X201 are both very popular in the market. at first glance, the outlooks of HP EliteBook 2540p and Lenovo ThinkPad X201 are similar to the previous generation laptops, but changes in the internal details are still...

The similarities between Lenovo X201 and HP 2540p are fully reflected, and it can be said that the performances of two laptop are about the same.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

HP EliteBook 2540p business notebook


HP's EliteBook 2540p is small, strong, fast and expensive!

Strong chassis, small yet powerful, ships with useful security tools, less than 2kg, integrated optical drive

Still has some annoying preinstalled software, slow hard disk, expensive

Even though it's a small laptop, the 12in EliteBook 2540p is no mug when it comes to performance. It also doesn't make any compromises when it comes to features. You can think of it as a laptop that has all the mobility benefits of a netbook, yet the...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Tommy Melville (

HP EliteBook 2540p review


A laptop with serious processing power and excellent portability

Great office performance ; Battery life ; Solid build quality ; Usability ; Features

Graphics performance ; Screen colour

May, 2011