Pros

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

Cons

  • Mediocre battery life.
  • Mediocre image brightness and contrast.

At A Glance

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.

Manufacturer’s Description

With a twist and a touch, the HP EliteBook 2740p Tablet PC combines the performance of a notebook with the flexibility of a tablet. It features a 12.1-inch diagonal display with optional touchscreen and a durable magnesium alloy case.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hp.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number XT936UT#ABA
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5
Processor speed 2530.0 MHz
Processor count 2
Display
Display size 12.1 inches
Touchscreen Single Touch
Resolution 1200 x 800 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 250.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 5400.0 RPM
Other storage
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
General Information
UPC Code 885631949245
Ports and Connections
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Firewire 1
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n/b/g
Video Interfaces VGA
Slots
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 11.4 inches
Depth 9.0 inches
Height 1.3 inches
Weight 3.9 pounds
Weight with Accessories 4.8 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Included Software Microsoft OneNote 2007
Other Features
Docking Station Port Yes
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Fingerprint Reader
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Pen (Stylus)
  • Touchpad
  • TrackPoint/Eraserhead

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 104.0
Battery
Battery Life 3:29   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 248.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 352.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 194.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 441.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 394.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 454.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 224.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 464.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 190.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 25.29   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 18.96   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 20.84   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 15.13   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 310.0