HP Compaq 2730p Announced

HP Compaq 2730p With Intel’s introduction of its new Intel Centrino 2 platform, we now have a sequel to the well-received 12.1-inch HP Compaq 2710p.

It’s the HP Compaq 2730p, and it retains the same size 12.1-inch display (with an outdoor version), and it’s still a “convertible” – the display can rotate and allow for either a conventional laptop form factor or for a Tablet PC form factor.

It’s powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo L9400 (1.86GHz, 6MB L2) which is a low-voltage CPU (and this maybe one of the first mainstream laptops to be using the L9400). It’s still using DDR2 (which should keep the cost down) and the graphics chipset is the upgraded Intel GMA 4500MHD.

It’s got a 120GB HDD, and it looks like there are multiple models, some with and some without internal optical drives (including LightScribe features).

For wireless connectivity, it has the Intel WiFi Link 5100 chipset, which connects using 802.11a/b/g/draft-N.