HP EliteBook 2730p


HP EliteBook 2730pNotebook: HP EliteBook 2730p
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SL9400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 1800 euro
Average Score: 74.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 64%, performance: 75%, features: 70%, display: 80% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 95%, emissions: 70%

Reviews for the HP EliteBook 2730p

Hewlett Packard - EliteBook 2730p review
Source: IT Reviews English
The EliteBook 2730p is a Tablet PC designed for those who want the touch-screen format that this laptop style offers, along with a stylish overall design. It doesn't come cheap, with the starting price over a thousand pounds and rising to eighteen hundred before VAT, depending on your choice of model. Design-wise this is a lovely Tablet PC with super build quality and a splendid keyboard. Internal specifications are adequate, but the lack of expansion ports and absence of an optical drive are major drawbacks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/15/2009
Rating: price: 50% workmanship: 90%
70% HP EliteBook 2730p review
Source: Techradar English
An expensive 3G laptop, but delivers high quality, as well as excellent usability. HP's EliteBook 2730p is aimed at corporate users with a big budget, providing them with premium materials and impressive mobility. It stands out by virtue of its digitised display, and the screen swivels 180 degrees to allow use as a Tablet PC. Delivering strong performance and better than average mobility, the EliteBook 2730p is as good a Tablet PC as we've come across. There aren't as many features as we would like to see for the money, but it remains a high-quality, stylish and functional laptop.
70, Preis 40, Leistung 80, Ausstattung 50, Mobilität 70, Verarbeitung 80, Ergonomie 95
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 40% performance: 80% features: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 95%
70% HP EliteBook 2730P
Source: Laptop Mag English
Solid performance, battery life, and business traveler–friendly features make this convertible a good pick. The HP EliteBook 2730p offers strong performance and endurance with a well-rounded feature set and a good pen experience. Its $1,599 price is very competitive, considering the Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet starts at $1,884 and the Dell Latitude XT costs north of $1,700. However, we wished it had a faster hard drive and the ability to recognize finger inputs. If you’re seeking a sleek, durable business tablet with basic pen capabilities, the EliteBook 2730p is the right choice.
70, Preis 90, Leistung 80, Ausstattung 80, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 80%
84% HP EliteBook 2730p
Source: Computer Shopper English
If an ultraportable tablet is in your future, you should give HP’s EliteBook 2730p serious consideration, but you should also take a close look at Toshiba’s Portégé M750-S7202. The Toshiba unit has better performance hands down and touch capability. The 2730p has its advantages, too: longer battery life, a better, more sophisticated design, a slimmer chassis, lighter weight, a better Webcam, Windows XP, and a plethora of security features; it also costs $250 less. Plus, it’s highly durable. In the end, we think these elements give the 2730p the edge, especially for business professionals who need the best in security.
84, Preis 80, Mobilität 90
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80% mobility: 90%
HP EliteBook 2730p Notebook
Source: English
Overall the EliteBook 2730p is a very nice evolution of the 2710p and the tablet in general. It doesn’t have an optical drive, but past that it has everything you would expect from a high-end ultraportable, plus all the smart little things that manufacturers are throwing in tablets these days. Users will loves the looks and appreciate the construction, as well as the solid performance and scalable battery life. As tablets go, this is one the most competitive in the field today. As ultraportables go, it’s a solid offering but I still have my eye on HP’s 2530p.
Verarbeitung gut, Leistung gut
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/07/2008
Rating: performance: 80% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Vergleich Tablet-Notebooks: Das Fazit
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 10/27/2009
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
HPs Elitebook 2730p
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/31/2009
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 80%
Ohne Netzteil durch den Tag
Source: c't - 14/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: performance: 50% display: 80% mobility: 90% emissions: 70%
HP Elitebook 2730p – test
Source: Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2009
Rating: price: 60% mobility: 80%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

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

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

Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.

SL9400: Power saving Low Voltage CPU featuring a large Level 2 Cache of 6MB. Therefore, the performance is better than other 1.86 GHz Core 2 Duo (with usually 1-3MB Level 2 Cache).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

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.

1.7 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.

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 %

HP reviews

74.67%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-10-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)