The ultra mobile Hewlett Packard (HP) EliteBook 2560p and 2760p, available from distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC), offer users the ultimate combination of portability and performance.
With a super compact 12" high definition LED screen and a starting weight of just over 1.6kg, this series fits easily into any briefcase for pack up and go convenience.
But users shouldn't let their compact stature fool them – these notebooks pack all of the power a user could want and are perfectly suited to business people whose desk is anywhere they happen to be sitting.
The 2560p is a standard notebook format device with a 12.5" diagonal screen and a full sized, spill resistant keyboard, designed to meet US military standards in terms of vibration, dust, humidity, altitude and high temperature.
Users can take this notebook on the road, confident in the fact that life's little knocks and bumps will not destruct the notebook. Optional solid state hard drives (SSD) make this rugged device even tougher than ever.
The 2760p offers the best of both worlds, featuring a 12.1" screen that combines the power and reliability of the 2560p with the flexibility of a tablet, complete with pen and touch capabilities. Simply flip and swivel the lid to turn this notebook into a fully functional tablet, great for people who need the functionality of a laptop with the flexibility of a tablet PC.
The 2760p meets the same stringent military standards as the 2560p and also offers outdoor view display to enable the device to be used in sunlight and natural lighting conditions.
"The 2760p especially is ideal for specialised users. These include research environments such as science and medicine, where users often have to take notes by hand and want the convenience of being able to turn their handwritten notes automatically into typed documents.
"Particularly when users need to wear gloves, the ability to use a pen-like stylus on their notebook makes working a lot simpler and faster. It is also great for gadget geeks as it delivers full notebook performance and functionality as well as a tablet PC option," says Deon Botha, HP PSG business unit manager at DCC.
Both notebooks are available with SSD or a non-standard sized 1.8" hard drive for added compactness and decreased carrying weight. They feature second generation Intel Core i5 and i7 dual-core processors with TurboBoost technology for optimal performance as well as responsive and rich graphics capability.
Hard drive capacity up to 500Gb is supported for high storage capacity, and all models have optional built-in 3G connectivity. Optical drives are not standard in an effort to decrease the size of the notebooks, but are available as an option.
"The 2560p and 2760p represent the latest generation of ultra compact, ultra portable notebook devices. As small as a netbook, but with the performance of a much larger PC, these devices deliver full functionality in a small, thin, lightweight and above all rugged package, making them the perfect choice for people who are constantly on the move," Botha concludes.