In a recent press release, it looks like HP is releasing a new updated version of their Elitebook Convertible tablet pc this month. The 2760p looks similar to it’s predecessors, but under the hood they’ve made some nice updates:
- Second Generation Intel i5 or i7 CPU
- 4GB RAM
- 320GB 7200RPM Hard Drive or SSD
- Improved Intel Graphics Accelerator
Most notable on the list is the hard drives. The previous generations had a relatively non-standard 1.4″ PATA drive, which is pretty much the same type of hard drive found in the old Apple iPod’s, the drives being as small as they were didn’t allow for much space and they were also slow (4200RPM). It seems HP’s been able to cram a normal 2.5″ drive laptop drive into the same chassis, so now you get the improved performance and storage capacity regular laptops already enjoy. All this does come at a cost, the base model starts at $1500, but you would be hard pressed to find a slim convertible tablet with as much to offer as the Elitebook 2760p. Too bad HP doesn’t advertise or promote them very well… Hop over to their underwhelming web site for more details.