It was just about a month ago that word came out about the HP 2730p. Now it looks like HP’s 12.1-inch replacement for the HP Compaq 2510p is good to go. It’s the HP EliteBook 2530p and it’s seen a fairly major upgrade.
It offers both Low Voltage and Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) CPUs, which extends the battery life quite a bit. On top of that, there are options of 3-cell, 6-cell, and 9-cell batteries. It also takes from 1GB – 8GB of RAM (2 slots) – note though, that you’ll need to be running a 64-bit version of Windows in order to take advantage of that.
It looks like they take both 1.8″ and 2.5″ Serial ATA drives, and they are offering an 80GB Solid State Drive (SSD) in 1.8″, which is a welcome addition from others offering 32GB or 64GB.
Going by the Korean page, HP is claiming the 2530p meets MIL-STD 810F standards (US military standards for temperature and dust) which means these have seen some durability improvements (or at least for outdoor conditions). They are very durable when the SSD is added into the mix.
They are also listed as compatible with SuSe Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 (SLED 10).
You can view the Korean product page here:
– HP.com – Korea