Business Notebook or Tablet? HP Says Have Both

Monday Oct 4th 2010 by Eric Grevstad

Despite two flaws, HP's EliteBook 2740p is the best -- and most powerful -- tablet PC we've tested.

The Apple iPad is by no means your only choice when it comes to a tablet computer. The HP EliteBook 2740p offers small businesses the flexibility of having both a tablet PC and a notebook PC. Our sister site, HardwareCentral.com put the notebook computer to the test and has the full review.

With all the fuss over a certain Cupertino-come-lately, it's easy to forget that tablet PCs are not a new invention. Come November it'll be 10 years since Bill Gates showed a prototype at the Comdex trade show, and eight years since the official launch of a dozen models at the unveiling of Windows XP Tablet PC Edition.

HP was there, and HP has offered notebook/slate convertible tablet PCs -- or Tablet PCs, since Microsoft capitalized the phrase that discussions of Apple's iPad and its competitors put in lowercase today -- ever since. We'd say HP ranks second only to Fujitsu as a loyal rider of the tablet bandwagon. And the $1,699 EliteBook 2740p ranks second to none as an example of the much-refined and -improved convertible concept first seen all those years ago.

Read the complete Notebook Review: HP EliteBook 2740particle

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