Review: HP EliteBook 2540p Laptop

PCWorld: Review – HP EliteBook 2540p Laptop

With a 2.3GHz Intel Core i7-640LM processor and 4GB of RAM, this new EliteBook has lots of pep and the battery life is respectable at 5+ hours. The only cons: slow graphics processing and poor 3D gaming performance.

“A new HP laptop, the EliteBook 2540p assembles zippy components and versatile ports in a nimble case. Though HP’s omission of a graphical processor slows the machine down for games and 3D software, this model possesses ample power for nearly any professional application. And the highly portable (3.38 pounds) EliteBook can transform any room into a satellite office.

Priced at $1629 (as of May 5, 2010), the EliteBook 2540p is especially noteworthy for its solid case–a clean, metal-and-plastic design that HP says can withstand 300 pounds of pressure when closed. (If you do run into problems, however, be forewarned that HP ranked last in our most recent reader survey of manufacturer reliability and service.) The laptop feels compact and manages to hold out for a solid 5 hours, 34 minutes on a single battery charge.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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