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HP Elitebook 2740p

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews of HP Elitebook 2740p. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and screen. The portability and price also get good opinions. Many are negative about the storage and reliability.

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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 2740p is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Zack Stern (pcworld.com)

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 : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

HP EliteBook 2740p

 

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

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.

More tablet reviews: • Amazon Fire 7 (2017)• Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)• Samsung Galaxy Book (12-Inch, LTE)• Dell Latitude 5285 2-in-1• Lenovo Tab3 8• more

Jul, 2010

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

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 : Tobias Winkler (notebookcheck.net)

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 (NotebookReview.com)

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 TabletPCReview.com 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 : Ryan McLaughlin (justechn.com)

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 (hardwarecentral.com)

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 (TabletPCReview.com)

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 (computershopper.com)

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 : Jamie Bsales (computershopper.com)

HP EliteBook 2740p Tablet PC Review and Ratings

 

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

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio:High Definition Audio support with 24-bit DAC, Integrated stereo speakers, Integrated dual-microphone array, Touch-sensitive controls for volume up, volume down, and mute, Combo headphone/mic jack
Audio included:High Definition Audio support with 24-bit DAC, Integrated stereo speakers, Integrated dual-microphone array, Touch-sensitive controls for volume up, volume down, and mute, Combo headphone/mic jack
Audio system:24-bit / HD / HD Audio
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:44
Battery capacity (Watt hours):44
Battery life (max):5 / 5.25
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear camera:N

Certificates

Certification:ENERGY STAR, EPEAT Silver
Energy Star certified: / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Grey / Silver
Form Factor:Convertible (Swivel)
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Internal: Yes
Product color:Black / Grey / Silver
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Notebook

Disk Drive

Hard disk drive type:160 GB Solid State Drive / 160 GB Solid State Drive\nSATA II Hard Drive 160, 250 or 320 GB (5400 rpm), Solid State Drive 80 or 160 GB, HP 3D DriveGuard

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display Diagonal:12 / 12.1
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Display surface:Matt
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touchscreen:N / Y / Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:64 / 65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model: / Intel HD Graphics / No / NVIDIA Quadro NVS 5100M
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Hard Drive

Hard disk drive type:160 GB Solid State Drive / 160 GB Solid State Drive\nSATA II Hard Drive 160, 250 or 320 GB (5400 rpm), Solid State Drive 80 or 160 GB, HP 3D DriveGuard

Keyboard

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard form factor:Standard
Keyboard language:Norwegian
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard style:Straight
Keyboard type:AZERTY / HP spill-resistant keyboard, HP Night Light shines directly on the keyboard for low-light conditions / QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device: / DualPoint / Touchpad / Touchpad + Pointing Stick / Trackpad
Purpose:Notebook
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type: / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory upgrade:8

Mouse

Mouse included: No

Networking

3G:No / Yes
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1 / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Integrated Intel 82577 Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 NIC)
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / No

Other Features

Audio system:24-bit / HD / HD Audio
Battery Type:HP Long Life 6-cell (39 WHr) Lithium-Ion Primary Battery / HP Long Life 6-cell (51 WHr) Lithium-Ion Primary Battery
Compatibility:EliteBook 2740p Tablet PC
Compatible operating systems:Genuine Windows Vista Enterprise 32; Genuine Windows Vista Enterprise 64; Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium; SuSE Linux Enterprise 10
Dimensions (WxDxH):11 x 8 x 1 / 11.4 x 8.35 x 1.25
Display: / LCD / LED / TFT
Docking solution:HP 2740 Docking Station, HP USB 2.0 Docking Station, HP Essential USB 2.0 Port Replicator, HP Dual Hinge Notebook Stand, HP Display and Notebook Stand, HP Basic Adjustable Stand, HP Adjustable Display Stand, HP Adjustable Dual Display Stand
Expansion Slots:1 Express Card/34; 1 Smart Card Reader; 1 secure digital/MultiMedia card
Graphics:HD / HD Graphics
Graphics adapter:HD / HD Graphics
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
Hard drive controller type:Solid State Drive\nSATA II (5400 rpm)
HD-Ready: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x
Internal modem: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):2
Maximum hard drive capacity:320
Minimum hard disk space:160
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:56K v.92 modem / V.92
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:100-240V AC / External 65W Smart AC adapter; Power cord (1.8 meters, with AC adapter 3.66 meters); HP Fast Charge
Power supply type:AC/DC
RJ-11 ports quantity:1
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Video card note:Microsoft DirectX 10 (Shader 4.0) and OpenGL 2.1 capable, with DDR3 system memory
Weight:3.79
Wireless Technology:802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / intel 802.11a/b/g/n / Intel 802.11a/b/g/n; HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth 2.1 Wireless Technology / Intel 802.11a/b/g; HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth 2.1 Wireless Technology

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Mouse included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:3 USB 2.0; 1 1394a; 1 AC power; 1 combo stereo headphone/mic jack; 1 docking connector; 1 RJ-11; 1 RJ-45; 1 secondary battery connector; 1 VGA-in
Microphone in:No / Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:64 / 65
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel QM57 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel QM57 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:I5-520M / i5-540M / i5-560M
Processor boost frequency:2.93 / 3.07 / 3.20
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i5-xxx
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:I5-520M / i5-540M / i5-560M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1288 / BGA956
Processor technology:Intel Centrino 2 w/ vPro
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C2 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:43544 / 47341 / 49653
Processor code:SLBTT
Processor package size:rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / N / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:Y
Security management:HP ProtectTools Security Manager; HP Fingerprint Sensor; Integrated Smart Card Reader; Enhanced Pre-Boot Security; HP SpareKey; One-Step Logon; Setup Password; DriveLock Password; TPM 1.2 Embedded Security Chip; TPM Enhanced DriveLock; HP Disk Sanitizer; Kensington Lock slot; Support for Computrace LoJack Pro for HP ProtectTools; HP 3D DriveGuard
Security management description:HP ProtectTools Security Manager; HP Fingerprint Sensor; Integrated Smart Card Reader; Enhanced Pre-Boot Security; HP SpareKey; One-Step Logon; Setup Password; DriveLock Password; TPM 1.2 Embedded Security Chip; TPM Enhanced DriveLock; HP Disk Sanitizer; Kensington Lock slot; Support for Computrace LoJack Pro for HP ProtectTools; HP 3D DriveGuard
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:HP Recovery Manager; \nHP Support Assistant;\nHP QuickLaunch Buttons;\nHP QuickLook 3;\nHP QuickWeb;\nHP DayStarter;\nHP Power Assistant;\nHP Connection Manager;\nHP Wireless Assistant / Microsoft Office 2010 Office Starter / Microsoft Office Starter 2010
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional / Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
Optional operating system supplied:Windows XP Professional
Trial software:WinZip 12;\nMicrosoft Office Professional 2007;\nHP SkyRoom

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:160 / 250
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:1.8
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:160 / 80
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 80

Technical Details

Minimum hard disk space:160

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8 / 8.35
Depth (imperial):8.35
Height:1 / 1.25 / 1.27
Height (front):1.25
Height (imperial):1.25
Weight:3.79 / 4
Width:11 / 11.4
Width (imperial):11.4