updated 02:50 pm EDT, Mon April 25, 2011
HP EliteBook 2560p, 2760p specs revealed
More complete specs of the HP EliteBook 2560p and 2760p have been revealed, thanks to leaked documents from the computer maker. The portables were fist spotted at the end of March but now the EliteBook 2560p (PDF) and EliteBook 2760p (PDF) have received official, possibly complete pages devoted to them. The former will use a choice of Core i5 and Core i7 processors, with low-voltage chips no longer offered, as in the 2540 predecessor. Processor speeds now range from 2.3 to 2.7GHz.
The 2560p will also get integrated HD 3000 graphics, with no other option. There are two RAM slots with support for up to 16GB. HP will offer 250 through to 750GB hard drives and 128 or 160GB SSDs of the 2.5-inch variety. A DVD drive is integrated, though it's not yet known whether it will be removable. Its 12.5-inch display has a 1366x768 resolution.
Connections include three USB 2.0 ports, a Display Port, VGA, Ethernet, an SDHC memory card slot, a smart card reader and an Express Card 34 slot. The speakers are also now endowed with the SRS Premium Sound label for better sound playback. The base system weighs 3.68lbs with a three-cell battery. Six- and nine-cell packs are optional.
The EliteBook 2760p convertible tablet gets the same chip options but has a 16:10 ratio display, with a resolution of 1280x800. The screen can be had in three configurations. There is a pen/stylus-only display, another that supports stylus and finger multi-touch input, and a brighter multi-touch outdoor display.
The same graphics processor and RAM slots as the 2560p are present, while a 1.8-inch drive bay accommodates either a 250GB or 320GB hard disk or a 128GB or 160GB solid state drive. An optical drive isn't built-in but can be added using the ultra-slim expansion bay. The bay also allows for the connection of a six-cell battery. The same ports are present as in the 2560p, but a Firewire port is added while the eSATA/USB combo is gone. Weights start at 4lbs.
Pricing and release dates for the two new ultraportables remains to be announced. [via HPFanSite]