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March 05, 2010

HP Introduces Ultra-Thin, Touch-Enabled Convertible Tablet and Notebook PC

By Madhubanti Rudra, TMCnet Contributor

HP has unveiled an ultra-thin, touch-enabled convertible tablet and notebook PC, which the company said will help small- to mid-size businesses to achieve greater efficiency.
HP’s portfolio includes diverse products and solutions for the industries spanning over printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure. Business users belonging to different industries are going to benefit form HP’s first multitouch-enabled tablet.

HP’s offerings have always been trusted by the business customers for their capability of improving the businesses’ manageability, productivity and mobility. This newly launched multitouch-enabled tablet adds another feather in HP’s hat.
 “The HP business touch tablet is the latest addition to the broad mix of choices that HP offers business customers to best improve manageability, productivity and mobility. HP continues to implement the latest innovations to help large companies and SMBs exceed productivity expectations,” Dan Forlenza, vice president, Business Notebooks, Personal Systems Group, HP said.
The notebook PCs are the latest addition to HP’s portfolio. The brilliant product is designed to revamp the aging business technology for the organizations. Easy to carry and powerful, the notebook PCs are just ideal for any professional on move.
Businesses can choose from three options:
1. HP EliteBook 2740p – It is an ultra-thin, multitouch-enabled convertible tablet that provides an interactive experience for businesses in health care, education, sales and more;
2. HP EliteBook 2540p – It is HP’s lightest EliteBook notebook PC. Starting at only 3.3 pounds, it makes the ideal product for global and large corporate enterprises, the public sector and other businesses looking for a rugged, high-performance notebook.
3. HP ProBook standard series (s-series) notebook PCs – It comprises four new models of the high-performing series and provides a new design and sophisticated colors for everyday use.
Powered by Intel (News - Alert) Core processors in either standard voltage for maximum performance and equipped with a 12.1-inch diagonal LED display, optional 2-megapixel webcam with business card reader software and HP Fingerprint Sensor, provided with multiple battery options for lightweight configurations or longer battery life, the HP EliteBook is cut for big performance for small businesses.
HP is dedicated to the usage of less material in products through improvements in product design and technological advances. In the company’s efforts to reduce the amount of raw materials consumed and help protect natural resources, the HP EliteBook 2540p Notebook PC employs post-consumer recycled plastic resin in at least 12 percent of its total plastic content.
Here is good news for interested buyers. HP is offering businesses zero percent vendor-direct financing plans for these new EliteBook and ProBook lines through HP Financial Services.
There are two plans to choose from – a 12-month lease with a $1 purchase option or a 36-month lease with a fair market value purchase option. Qualifying transactions must be between $1,500 and $150,000 dollars in the United States and $5,000 and $150,000 dollars in Canada.

Madhubanti Rudra is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri

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