HP rolls out first multitouch-enabled tablet


We all know that going the multitouch route is somewhere many hardware manufacturers have already headed, and HP does not want to be left behind with the introduction of their first multitouch-enabled tablet which targets business users as well as notebook PCs which are tailored for both enterprise and small and midsize businesses (SMBs). Known as the HP EliteBook 2740p as pictured above, this ultra-thin, multitouch-enabled convertible tablet offers an interactive experience for businesses in health care, education, sales and more, while there is also another HP EliteBook 2540p ready to hit the market, making it the lightest EliteBook notebook from HP to date with a starting weight of 3.3 pounds. As for the HP ProBook standard series (s-series) notebook, there will be a quartet of models of the high-performing series debuting which comes in a new design and sophisticated colors for everyday computing.

We will concentrate most on the HP EliteBook 2740p as it boasts an offering of standard voltage Intel processors, merging the power and reliability of an HP business notebook PC with the flexibility of a tablet to make it suitable for folks who are always on-the-go. It has a starting weight of 3.8 pounds which will comprise of a 12.1″ diagonal LED display, while those with a little bit more cash can always opt for the outdoor-view display with less reflection and a higher contrast for easier viewing in natural light. Thanks to its touchscreen option, you can get more work done intuitively in a faster manner based on your choice of input methods. Expect to use the full array of known multitouch gestures, finger taps and swipes across the display as you navigate through applications and menus, while checking out your daily dose of gadget news here. You can choose from a wide range of battery solutions for lightweight configurations, while those who want more run time can always pick up the optional HP 2700 Ultra-Slim Battery that provides up to 11 hours when working in tandem with the standard battery.

To further enhance its capability, the HP 2740 Ultra-Slim Expansion Base is an optional purchase that allows users to dock their notebook to utilize peripherals without requiring to plug and unplug constantly. The 2740p is specially engineered to meet the tough MIL-STD 810G military-standard tests for vibration, dust, humidity, altitude, and high and low temperatures. Prices start from $1,599 upwards as it hits the US from April onwards.

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Tracy Says: March 1, 2010 at 6:19 am

Actually this is NOT HP’s first multitouch tablet. They have had the TouchSmart tablet out for quite some time and it is multitouch enabled. You might want to consider doing research on a company and its products before you publish information about them. The article should read that “HP rolls out another multitouch-enabled tablet”

Andryyy Says: March 1, 2010 at 1:41 pm

I think this product will be the same as the version or type before it

Edwin Says: March 2, 2010 at 12:04 am

Hi Tracy,

Word from the horse’s mouth (HP themselves) is that this is their first multitouch tablet for business users – operative phrase here being business users.

Of course that greatly depends on what you get it for, but that is HP’s point of view and we stand by it. Thanks for the heads up though, we are aware of the Touchsmart range from HP some time back which does multi-touch as well, but those are meant for home users and students.

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