HP EliteBook 2540p Series

HP EliteBook 2540p-WK302EAProcessor: Intel Core i7 640LM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 12.1 inch
Weight: 1.5kg, 1.833kg
Price: 1599, 1800 euro
Average Score: 83.05% - good
Average of 19 scores (from 21 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 78%, features: 75%, display: 64%
mobility: 72%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 86%

 

HP EliteBook 2540p

Specifications

HP EliteBook 2540pNotebook: HP EliteBook 2540p
Processor: Intel Core i7 640LM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.833kg
Price: 1599 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 82.54% - good
Average of 13 scores (from 16 reviews)

 

88% Review HP EliteBook 2540p Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
Uncompromising. A very powerful subnotebook with long battery life? HP has crammed the most it possibly could into this 12.1-inch machine. This smallest of the EliteBooks has a Core i7, along with wireless technology from WLAN to GPS and ports from FireWire to docking. There was even room for a DVD drive.
80% HP EliteBook 2540p review
Source: Techradar English
The EliteBook 2450p is an excellent business tool with great build quality and excellent usability. But where it really shines is everyday performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
HP EliteBook 2540p Review (video)
Source: Notebooks.com English
There are a lot of cheap laptops floating around these days, but when you’ve got your career on the line you should invest in a professional-grade laptop. One such laptop is the HP EliteBook 2540p. In this video review, we’ll show you what makes the EliteBook 2540p ready for years of use and abuse.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/16/2010
85% HP EliteBook 2540p Review
Source: Digital Trends English
After wading through netbook after anemic netbook over the past two years, you could be forgiven for dismissing HP’s diminutive EliteBook 2540p as yet another underperforming compact notebook at first glance. The smallest business laptop HP offers, the EliteBook 2540p is light on the scales but heavy on performance and build quality.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 85%
90% HP EliteBook 2540p Review
Source: Maximum PC English
In last year's ultraportable notebook roundup (August 2009), HP's EliteBook 2530p put in a strong showing, wowing us with its good looks, sturdy construction, and strong performance. Its successor, the EliteBook 2540p, is strikingly similar in many regards but has the advantage of new and improved components and a lower price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% Review: HP EliteBook 2540p Notebook
Source: Justech'n English
I am really happy with this laptop, don't let the low scores fool you, these are great scores for an ultraportable. The HP EliteBook 2450p is a great ultra portable for any road warrior that is looking for a easy to use and very portable machine to take with them when they are on the road.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% features: 80%
80% HP EliteBook 2540p review
Source: PC Advisor English
Overall, the HP EliteBook 2540p is faster and has more connectivity options than the 2530p. It's also expensive. But if you're in business and you want a strong yet small and fast notebook with good energy-efficiency credentials, then it's worth hassling your financial controller so that can eventually get your hands on it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP EliteBook 2540p notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Even though it's a small laptop, the 12in EliteBook 2540p is no mug when it comes to performance. It also doesn't make any compromises when it comes to features. You can think of it as a laptop that has all the mobility benefits of a netbook, yet the performance and features of a mainstream desktop. This combination comes at a high price, but if you can afford it you'll definitely get a lot of out this little notebook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review: HP EliteBook 2540p notebook
Source: Geek.com English
The EliteBook 2540p might not deliver a huge upgrade from the 2430p, but it’s a great ultraportable. The EliteBooks have kept quality high, and the Core i5 standard voltage processor on this model is an excellent example of how HP is designing these computers with real users in mind, not some idealized “road warrior”. The system comes in a range of prices, though good configurations can be had using HP’s Smart Buy pre-configured models. From a consumer standpoint it’s not an inexpensive computer, but it offers a lot for the money.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/08/2010
Rating: price: 70% workmanship: 80%
HP EliteBook 2540p
Source: PC World English
Small enough to travel anywhere, the EliteBook 2540p breezes through business tasks.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/06/2010
Rating: performance: 85% features: 76%
80% HP EliteBook 2540p
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The HP EliteBook 2540p easily ranks among the better 12-inch ultraportable business notebooks we've seen. It offers exceptional build quality and a well-crafted design on par with its main competitor, the ThinkPad X201, and offers a very similar parts configuration. In terms of beating the competition, the 2540p offers a built-in optical drive whereas the ThinkPad X201 doesn't. For some users this isn't generally a problem and the X201 managed to get higher battery life figures from the same hardware configuration sans optical drive even with a higher resolution screen.
When it comes down to which company makes a better business notebook, I think HP and Lenovo both offer exceptional products. Although in the end, it's about the look and feel you prefer. The HP EliteBook series offers a more refined brushed-metal appearance, while the ThinkPad line has a more rugged rubberized-paint old school-look. Overall, both notebooks deserve equal consideration if you're looking to buy a 12-inch business notebook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 70% ergonomy: 80%
90% HP EliteBook 2540p
Source: Computer Shopper English
All of a sudden, HP seems intent on not making the purchasing decision easy for buyers looking for an ultraportable laptop. We recently reviewed the HP EliteBook 2740p Tablet PC, a convertible 12.1-inch tablet that delivers touch-screen abilities but no optical drive. HP added an optical drive, Core i7 power, and a host of extras to this already-solid 12.1-inch model. The result? The best mainstream business ultraportable we’ve seen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% HP EliteBook 2540p
Source: PC Mag English
Business ultraportables encompass a wide range of systems, the smallest of which have 12-inch widescreens. A 12-inch screen has to be the cut-off point here or else you would be venturing into netbook territory. The HP EliteBook 2540p makes the fewest sacrifices among its rivals, but you have to be willing to put up with a 12-inch screen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP EliteBook 2540p
Source: Laptop Mag English
At $1,629, the HP EliteBook 2540p is not for bargain hunters. But if you travel frequently on business and want a notebook that can look good while standing up to some abuse, this ultraportable is worth the premium. It also boasts fast performance and will easily last through that cross-country flight. Some may prefer the Lenovo ThinkPad X201s, which offers a bigger 320GB hard drive and a longer-lasting nine-cell battery for the same price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP EliteBook 2540p WK302EA
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%
90% Test HP EliteBook 2540p Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 70% display: 84% mobility: 90% workmanship: 96% ergonomy: 96% emissions: 86%
88% Leicht & ausdauernd: Subnotebooks im Test
Source: PC Praxis - 10/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 66%

 

HP EliteBook 2540p-WK304EA

Specifications

HP EliteBook 2540p-WK304EANotebook: HP EliteBook 2540p-WK304EA
Processor: Intel Core i7 640LM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1800 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% HP EliteBook 2540p review
Source: It Pro English
The EliteBook 2540p is an extremely sturdy laptop with long battery life and excellent portability, but it struggles to compete with laptops that have longer battery life or use Intel’s latest processors. It's still a good choice if you’re looking for an ultra-portable with lots of security features right now, but bear in mind it will be superseded by newer Sandy Bridge models in the next six months.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP EliteBook 2540p im Test
Source: ITespresso German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

HP EliteBook 2540p-WK302EA

Specifications

HP EliteBook 2540p-WK302EANotebook: HP EliteBook 2540p-WK302EA
Processor: Intel Core i7 640LM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1800 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 85.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

100% HP EliteBook 2540p Review
Source: Bright Hub English
The HP EliteBook 2540p is a rugged business class notebook computer that is closer to netbook size but with far superior hardware. It features a sleek design, impressive performance, and all comes in a compact size that makes it perfect for travel. Overall, the HP Elitebook 2540p is a powerful ruggedized business class notebook PC that performs just as well as its larger size counterparts.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 100%
87% HP EliteBook 2540p (WK302EA)
Source: Chip.de - 1/11 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 98% features: 94% display: 68% mobility: 78% ergonomy: 100%
70% HP EliteBook 2540p
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Comment

HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

640LM: The Core i7-640LM is a fast low voltage dual core processor (25W TDP including graphics) with a clock rate of 2.13-2.93 GHZ (Turbo Boost). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 266-566 MHz) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

 


12.1: This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Most netbooks have a tinier display. The advantage is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.5 kg:

This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

1.833 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


83.05%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-12-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)