HP Launches There Ultra-Portable For Business Travelers

Posted by at 4:08 pm on August 19, 2008

HP has introduced three ultra-portable notebook computers, including a three-pound EliteBook, the smallest and lightest HP notebook with a built-in optical drive.

The HP EliteBook 2530p features the sleek HP DuraCase – a brushed, anodized aluminum exterior casing combined with a magnesium alloy chassis that is engineered to pass several military-standard durability tests such as extreme temperature, dust and humidity.   It is also HP’s smallest and lightest-weight business notebook at 3.19 pounds.   The 12.1-inch diagonal widescreen HP Illumi-Lite LED display is lighter than standard notebook display technology and improves battery life by up to 90 minutes per HP.   2530p offers the choice of an ultra-small 1.8-inch hard drive with a built-in optical drive or a higher-capacity 2.5-inch hard drive.

Next is the HP EliteBook 2730p is an ultra-thin, convertible tablet that –   twist   the screen and transforms from an ultra-light notebook PC into a pen-based tablet.   Weighing in at only 3.7 pounds and  measuring only 1.11-inches thin in pen mode. New features include an integrated touchpad, tablet buttons and a jog dial. Frequent travelers can take advantage of the optional ultra-slim battery accessory that offers up to 12 combined hours of battery life per HP. 2730p also supports an ultra-slim docking solution with an integrated DVD+/-RW drive.

Both of the two new EliteBook models feature an optional integrated 2 megapixel webcam with business card reader software, and an integrated HP NightLight that shines on the keyboard to improve visibility in low light.   A shock-resistant hard drive and spill-resistant keyboard, is standard with the HP EliteBook series. Both models will also feature Intel Centrino 2 processors with vPro technology.

The third model is the value priced HP Compaq 2230s, which offers a 12.1-inch diagonal widescreen display weighting in at 4.07 pounds and powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

The HP EliteBook 2530p and HP EliteBook 2730p are expected to be available by early September, with estimated starting U.S. street pricing of $1,499 and $1,670, respectively. The HP Compaq 2230s is currently available at an estimated starting U.S. street price of $999.

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