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The 2540p is part of the high-end EliteBook series of notebooks from HP.

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Pros

Magnesium alloy innards and lid

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Attractive design with the performance to go with it

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Excellent battery life and extension options (battery slices)

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Full size keyboard in a compact chassis

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3 year global warranty included as standard

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Quiet and capable cooling system

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Only two mouse buttons as opposed to 3 smaller buttons

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Keyboard is below average, compared to Dell Latitude and the Thinkpad

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Uses slower 1.8" hard drive

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The 2540p is part of the high-end EliteBook series of notebooks from HP. There are three different versions of this 12.1" notebook, the WH283UT ($1629.00), the WH282UT ($1549.00), and the WH281UT ($1099.00). HP is promoting the 2540p as the smallest and most lightweight (starting at 3.38 lbs) notebook in the EliteBook Series, which means that it is also the most portable. HP has emphasized the fact that the 2540p meets MIL-STD 810G military standards in terms of vibration, dust, humidity, altitude, and extreme temperatures. The magnesium-alloy casing and scratch-resistant DuraFinish of the 2540p no doubt aid in this toughness. The comparatively low cost of the WH281UT stems from the fact that it has no optical drive or Bluetooth 2.1 (which both other models have), as well as from the fact that it has an Intel Core i5 processor as opposed to an Intel Core i7 processor.

Features 
  • 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM
  • Intel Centrino 802.11 b/g/n
  • 6-cell Li-Ion (62hr) battery
  • Magnesium-alloy casing
  • Hardened-steel pin axels
  • Scratch-resistant DuraFinish
  • Spill-resistant keyboard w/ drains
  • Weight: starting at 3.38 lbs
  • Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.4 x 1.1"
  • Upgradeable to 8 GB maximum memory (1066 MHz maximum)
  • 2 SODIMM memory slots
  • 12.1" LED-backlit WXGA anti-glare display
  • 3 USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 external VGA monitor port
  • 1 Display port
  • 1 1394a port
  • 1 combo stereo headphone/mic jack
  • 1 AC power port
  • 1 RJ-11 port
  • 1 RJ-45 port
  • 1 docking connector
  • Express Card/34 slot
  • Memory card reader slot
  • Secure digital slot
  • Optional 2 megapixel webcam
  • 10/100/1000 NIC Integrated Intel Gigabit Ethernet
  • Energy Star qualified
  • 65-watt AC adapter
  • ProtectTools
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • TPM embedded security chip
  • Kensington lock slot
  • Enhanced pre-boot security
  • Spare key
  • Disk sanitizer
     

 

Models
  • WH283UT - Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64, Intel Core i7-640LM 2.13 GHz processor (4MB L3 cache), 4 GB memory, 250 GB 5400 rpm 1.8" SATA II, DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe, Bluetooth 2.1    
  • WH282UT - Windows XP Professional, Intel Core i7-640LM 2.13 GHz processor (4MB L3 cache), 2 GB memory, 160 GB 5400 rpm 1.8" SATA II, DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe, Bluetooth 2.1 
  • WH281UT - Windows XP Professional, Intel Core i5-540M 2.53 GHz processor (3MB L3 cache), 2 GB memory, 250 GB 7200 rpm 2.5" SATA II 
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