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by Andrea Harris, August 2008

If you love mobile computing, but you don’t love hauling the extra weight of some full-featured notebooks, HP is about to lighten your load.

With these new Ultra-Light Business Notebook PCs, you can have the power, portability and flexible mobile features you need – without putting a heavy burden on your shoulders or your budget.

A new notebook PC line up for serious business computing

The new HP 2000 series Notebook PCs include:

HP EliteBook 2530p Notebook PC
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HP EliteBook 2530p Notebook PC. Get truly mobile with HP’s smallest and lightest business notebook PC. With a starting weight of just 3.19 lb/1.45 kg it includes enhanced reliability features such as HP DuraCase, HP DuraKeys, HP DuraFinish and HP 3D DriveGuard. Powered by Intel® Centrino® 2 with vPro™ technology.(2)

HP EliteBook 2730p Notebook PC
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HP EliteBook 2730p Notebook PC. Take advantage of a flexible tablet system –
 integrated touchpad, tablet buttons and jog-dial – that has the advantages of a lightweight business notebook (starts at only 3.7 lb/1.7 kg and 1.11 in/28.2 mm thin). Powered by Intel® Centrino® 2 with vPro™ technology.(2)

HP EliteBook 2230s Notebook PC
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HP Compaq 2230s Notebook PC. Stay one step ahead with this mobile, budget-minded system that helps keep your data protected with enhanced security features. Powered by Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processors.(3)

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The optional solid-state drives (available on the HP EliteBook 2530p and 2730p) allow higher performance, durability (no moving parts), lower power consumption, and quiet and cool operation.

Work in comfort with the 12.1-inch diagonal displays. The HP EliteBook 2530p and 2730p systems use widescreen HP Illumi-Lite LED displays, which are especially light and energy-efficient. The HP Compaq 2230s gives the choice of an anti-glare or HP BrightView display.

Help keep costs low and protection high

Security is crucial at any time, but especially when your notebook PC is on the road with you. HP builds several security features into its notebook systems to help keep your data protected and enhance productivity:

HP SpareKey lets you set up robust security without the worry of being locked out if you forget a password.(4)

HP File Sanitizer permanently erases files and folders from the system with military-grade standards.(5) You can select files, cookies, etc. or set it to automatically clean files at predetermined times.

HP Privacy Manager helps protect you from identity theft while online by encrypting instant messages, emails and digital signatures.

Preboot Security features include biometrics, smart cards and passwords for up to five users.

Connect from more places

Road warriors need notebooks that can roam with them. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ WLAN(6) and Bluetooth® help keep you connected. The HP EliteBook 2000 Notebook PCs also support Integrated HP Mobile Broadband(7) as well as Gobi™ technology, which offers connectivity capabilities beyond Wi-Fi that help you take advantage of ultra mobile Internet services in more countries around the world.(8)

Convenient, flexible tablet computing

Are there times when you’d rather put down your mouse and use a pen? The HP EliteBook 2730p Notebook PC comes in an innovative tablet configuration that offers you the power and features of a notebook with the flexibility of a tablet.

The system’s pen stylus lets you take handwritten notes on the screen – then converts them to digitized text. Although it includes a full-size keyboard, you can interact with the system using the touchpad and pointstick with scroll zone, digital eraser pen, and Jog dial. The optional 2MP webcam(9) with business card reader software makes it quick and easy to enter information on your business contacts.

Heavy-duty mobile business computing Ė without the heavy price tag

When your business is on the move you need a mobile PC that can keep up – without weighing you down. HP’s new Ultra-Light Business Notebook PCs offer a range of flexible configurations and options that can help lighten your workload and increase your productivity.


Product availability:
HP EliteBook 2530p Notebook PC: Available September 2008.
HP EliteBook 2730p Notebook PC available September 2008.
HP Compaq 2230s Notebook PC available now.

(2) Some functionality of Intel Centrino Pro and Intel vPro, such as Intel Active management technology and Intel Virtualization technology, requires additional third-party software in order to run. Availability of future “virtual appliances” applications for Centrino Pro and vPro technologies is dependent on third-party software providers. Compatibility of this generation of Centrino Pro and vPro technology-based hardware with future “virtual appliances” and Microsoft Windows Vista operating system is to be determined.
(3) Dual/Quad/Triple Core is a new technology designed to improve performance of certain software products. Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from the use of this technology. 64-bit computing on Intel architecture requires a computer system with a processor, chipset, BIOS, operating system, device drivers and applications enabled for Intel® 64 architecture. Processors will not operate (including 21-bit operation) without an Intel 64 architecture-enabled BIOS. Performance will vary depending on your hardware and software configurations. See for more information.
(4) Requires initial user setup.
(5) For the use cases outlined in the DOD 5220.22-M supplement.
(6) Wireless access point and Internet service is required and not included.  Availability of public wireless access points limited.

Wireless broadband use requires separately purchased service contract. Check with service provider for availability and coverage in your area. Available in select countries only.

(8) Gobi technology requires separately purchased wireless data service contracts. Check with local service provider for coverage and availability in your area.

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HP notebook PCs are designed for easy recycling and energy-efficient operation.

EPEAT Gold ranking for reducing environmental impact (HP EliteBook 2530p and 2730p)
ENERGY STAR® 4.0 qualified for high efficiency
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Ambient light sensor helps reduce power consumption
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