New HP ultraportable on the way

Hewlett-Packard will release a business ultraportable that updates its successful EliteBook 2540p laptop and adds new processors, among other features.

Hewlett-Packard will unleash a business ultraportable with Intel's most power-efficient Sandy Bridge processors and USB 3.0 ports, according to reports and HP's Web site.

The HP EliteBook 2540p has been a successful business model for HP. Today, this model sports a 12.1-inch screen, weighs about 3.5 pounds, and uses prior-generation Core i5, i7 chips.
The HP EliteBook 2540p has been a successful business model for HP. Today, this model sports a 12.1-inch screen, weighs about 3.5 pounds, and uses prior-generation Core i5, i7 chips. Hewlett-Packard

The upcoming EliteBook 2560p follows HP's successful--and very durable--EliteBook 2540p, which is built around a 12.1-inch display and weighs about 3.5 pounds.

HP has already revealed some 2560p specifications on its U.S. Web site and those of its close cousin, the 2760p, which adds a touch interface, like its predecessor, the 2740p.

Highlights include a range of Sandy Bridge processors, such as Intel's most power-efficient Core i5-2537M and Core i7-2617M chips (in addition to more mainstream Sandy Bridge laptop processors) and USB 3.0 ports, according to a Japanese-language Web site.

These new features would be consistent with HP's new15-inch EliteBook, the 8560p. That model comes with Sandy Bridge processors and two USB 3.0. ports.

Integrated 3G will also be offered, like the current 2540p model that offers built-in 3G from AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon.

The Japanese-language site also lists 13-inch screens, which, if true, would be a departure from the current 12-inch form factor.

Pricing and release date information is not available at this time.

Via Notebook Review and Engadget.

About the author

Brooke Crothers writes about mobile computer systems, including laptops, tablets, smartphones: how they define the computing experience and the hardware that makes them tick. He has served as an editor at large at CNET News and a contributing reporter to The New York Times' Bits and Technology sections. His interest in things small began when living in Tokyo in a very small apartment for a very long time.

 

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