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HP EliteBook 2540p

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 reviews of HP EliteBook 2540p. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the size and portability. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical comments about the sound and energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP EliteBook 2540p is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP EliteBook 2540p

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of HP EliteBook 2540p from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Some have doubts about the price.

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67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Tommy Melville (techradar.com)

HP EliteBook 2540p review

 

A laptop with serious processing power and excellent portability

Great office performance ; Battery life ; Solid build quality ; Usability ; Features

Graphics performance ; Screen colour

May, 2011

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras, PCWorld.idg.com.au (techadvisor.co.uk)

HP EliteBook 2540p review

 

It has a fast yet power-efficient Core i7 CPU under the hood, as well as plenty of RAM and disk space. However, it's the exterior of the HP EliteBook 2540p laptop that immediately impresses everyone who holds it.

Overall, the HP EliteBook 2540p is faster and has more connectivity options than the 2530p. It's also expensive. But if you're in business and you want a strong yet small and fast notebook with good energy-efficiency credentials, then it's worth...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Mike Joubert (techsmart.co.za)

HP EliteBook 2540p

 

With their EliteBook 2540p HP has delivered an uncompromising small-and-light business notebook that is in the running for the top notebook of the year.

Excellent business centric focus, good build quality, Optical drive included, SSD drive

No decent GPU included, air vent on side gets too hot, no HDMI port, only 2.92 GB usable RAM

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

HP EliteBook 2540p business notebook

 

HP's EliteBook 2540p is small, strong, fast and expensive!

Strong chassis, small yet powerful, ships with useful security tools, less than 2kg, integrated optical drive

Still has some annoying preinstalled software, slow hard disk, expensive

Even though it's a small laptop, the 12in EliteBook 2540p is no mug when it comes to performance. It also doesn't make any compromises when it comes to features. You can think of it as a laptop that has all the mobility benefits of a netbook, yet the...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Zack Stern (pcworld.com)

HP EliteBook 2540p

 

A new HP laptop, the EliteBook 2540p assembles zippy components and versatile ports in a nimble case. Though HP's omission of a graphical processor slows the machine down for games and 3D software, this model possesses ample power for nearly any...

Zippy processor can handle any office task ; Small but still fits full keys and big features

Screen colors and contrast look muted ; Weak gaming and 3D software performance

Small enough to travel anywhere, the EliteBook 2540p breezes through business tasks.

May, 2010

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

HP EliteBook 2540p

 

HP's smallest business ultraportable, the HP EliteBook 2540p, is as sturdy and feature-rich as some of the bigger EliteBooks.

Ruggedized for business travel. Optical drive included. DisplayPort. Firewire. Excellent battery life. Multiple configuration options. 9-cell battery available. Soft keyboard for sensitive fingers.

Pointing stick is unpleasant to use. Twelve-inch screen has a small workspace.

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Mar, 2010

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review HP EliteBook 2540p Subnotebook

 

Uncompromising. A very powerful subnotebook with long battery life? HP has crammed the most it possibly could into this 12.1-inch machine. This smallest of the EliteBooks has a Core i7, along with wireless technology from WLAN to GPS and ports from...

Powerful for a subnotebook, Low temperature increase during normal use, Integrated DVD drive, Low energy consumption, Good battery life, Robust construction, High-quality materials, Keyboard gives good feedback, Point-stick and touchpad, Docking port,...

Poor screen contrast, Slow, small hard drive, Only 2 GB of RAM

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Kevin O'Brien (NotebookReview.com)

HP EliteBook 2540p Review

 

The EliteBook 2540p is the latest road-warrior ultraportable notebook from HP. The 2540p offers a 12.1-inch WXGA screen, Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors, built-in optical drive with select configurations, and a plethora of storage options. In our...

Great build quality ; Good looks ; Excellent keyboard

Very costly to customize ; Slow 1.8-inch hard drive ; One of the best 12-inch business notebooks on the market, but expensive to customize.

One of the best 12-inch business notebooks on the market, but expensive to customize.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Katherine Stevenson (maximumpc.com)

HP EliteBook 2540p Review

 

In last year's ultraportable notebook roundup (August 2009), HP's EliteBook 2530p put in a strong showing, wowing us with its good looks, sturdy construction, and strong performance. Its successor, the EliteBook 2540p, is strikingly similar in many...

Solid build; strong performance; generous feature set

There are lighter, slimmer, and sexier ultraportables out there; we’d like more storage

Should you want to add or swap out hardware, the 2540p offers easy access on its underside to one of the notebook’s two DIMMs, the hard drive bay, and an ExpressCard slot should you decide to add a broadband modem. Road warriors could scarcely do...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (ninemsn.com.au)

HP EliteBook 2540p notebook review

 

The 12in EliteBook 2540p is no mug when it comes to performance. It also doesn't make any compromises when it comes to features. You can think of it as a laptop that has all the mobility benefits of a netbook, yet the performance and features of a...

Strong chassis ; Small yet powerful ; Ships with useful security tools ; Less than 2kg ; Integrated optical drive

Still has some annoying preinstalled software ; Slow hard disk ; Expensive

Even though it's a small laptop, the 12in EliteBook 2540p is no mug when it comes to performance. It also doesn't make any compromises when it comes to features. You can think of it as a laptop that has all the mobility benefits of a netbook, yet the...

Oct, 2010

Product Specifications

Stay connected and productive on the go-without getting weighed down. The durable HP EliteBook 2540p is HP's smallest and lightest EliteBook, designed for maximum portability and uncompromised performance.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):7.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium Ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB/4MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:21.3cm
Height:2.8cm
Weight:1.5kg/1.7kg
Width:28.2cm

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:12.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:2540p
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP EliteBook

Input Device

Type:Pointing stick / Touchpad / Keyboard

Modem

Cellular Enhancement Protocol:GPRS / GSM / UMTS / EDGE / CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO Rev. A / WCDMA / HSPA / CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO Rev. 0
Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Mobile Network Supported:Built-in
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.80 / ITU V.251 / ITU V.250 / ITU T.4 / ITU T.30 / ITU V.92 / Bell 103J / ITU V.8bis / ITU V.27ter / ITU V.23 / ITU V.17 / ITU V.34 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.29 / ITU V.22bis / Bell 212A / ITU V.21
Type:Fax / modem/Fax / modem / cellular modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed:16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Type:DVD/None
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows 7 Professional
Family:Windows 7
Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.13GHz/2.53GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:I5-540M/I7-640LM
Type:Core i5/Core i7

RAM

Installed Size:2GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Hard Drive Features:Solid State Drive
Type:Portable/Solid state

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel vPro Technology
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader / SmartCard reader/SmartCard reader / Fingerprint reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel HD Graphics

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