Online PDF's detail HP's EliteBook 2560p and 2760p notebooks
Online PDFs were the reason behind us first spotting the EliteBook 2560p and 2760p notebooks earlier this month, and it looks like they are once again responsible for revealing further details. According to two documents spotted on HP’s online website, the new 12.5” notebooks will feature a military-grade design and will be available in notebook and tablet form.
First up is the 12.5” EliteBook 2560p, which is a standard laptop that should feature a platinum color and a weight of only 1.67kg (3.68lbs). The 2560p will be powered by a range of CPU options including a Core i7-2620M, a Core i5-2540M, a Core i5-2520M or a Core i5-2410M. The notebook will also be upgradeable with up to 16GB of RAM, up to a 160GB SSD, and will come with Integrated Intel HD 3000 Graphics. Otherwise, the laptop should come with an LED display and native resolution of 1366x768 pixels, SRS Premium Audio, 3 USB 2.0 ports and either a 3-cell, 6-cell, or 9-cell battery.
On the other hand, HP is also dishing out the EliteBook 2760p, which is similar to the 2560p in the specs department but can also be converted into a tablet thanks to its swivelling hinge. The 12.5” touch display will come with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels but will be available in 3 different formats. The first format provides only Pen/Stylus input, while the 2nd adds on finger multi-touch support and the 3rd provides higher brightness and is more suitable for outdoor viewing. It also appears as if the EliteBook 2760p will not come with a built-in optical bay, but an external drive may be added on using the notebook’s “ultra-slim expansion base”. Other than that, the notebooks seem to be identical except for the slightly heavier weight of the 2760p (1.8kg).
With Lenovo’s latest ThinkPad notebooks making a splash, it seems to be time for HP to fire back with their own products. Unfortunately, the PDFs fail to mention any detail about how much the notebooks will sell for or when they will be available for purchase. As a result we’re left waiting on HP’s official announcement of the notebooks; so hopefully the online documents indicate a nearby release.
[Thanks go out to Notebookcheck reader Alvin for the heads-up]