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Business notebooks aren’t revised as often as consumer ones, but with the release of Intel’s new Core i5 mobile processors it was no doubt time for new models. At CES this year HP launched a number of new EliteBooks, their enterprise-ready, maximum-reliability notebooks. This release included the 8440w/8540w (14- and 15-inch mobile workstations) and the 844op/8540p (14- and 15-inch professional notebooks). The “w” models are the more powerful computers with high-end dedicated graphics and a new gunmetal finish while the “p” models are available with either integrated or discrete graphics and have the same platinum finish that the EliteBooks had last generation.
This review will be looking at the EliteBook 8540p, which has a 15.6-inch display and weighs in at about 6.5 pounds. With a business-rugged build and a $1299 starting price, it’s a prime competitor to Lenovo’s ThinkPad T series, especially the T510 (the 8540w would be the competitor to Lenovo’s ThinkPad W510). The 8540p is largely unchanged from the previous 8530p, which was announced in August 2008, though the new models do get refreshed graphics and CPU options, as well as USB 3.0.
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