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Which tablet PC is best for business?

We put three iPad killers to the test

While Apple's iPad has captured the public imagination, these three PC tablets will help with the heavy lifting.

The EliteBook also includes a lever called the jog dial that you press up or down to scroll through a document or web page.

A button on the edge of the display lets you rotate the screen's orientation; like the other convertibles in this roundup, the EliteBook lacks the iPad's ability to automatically rotate the screen as it's turned between portrait and landscape modes.

The EliteBook 2740p's Intel Core i5-540M processor runs at 2.53 GHz, but can sprint to 3.06 GHz if necessary. The review unit came with 4GB of RAM and a 250GB hard drive.

Its six-cell 3960mAh battery pack ran for a disappointing 1 hour and 33 minutes in my battery tests.

Equipped with Windows 7 Professional, a basic EliteBook 2740p with 2GB RAM and a 160GB hard drive can be had for £1,620, making it a bargain convertible.

Even at £75 more, the unit I looked at is a good deal. It comes with a three-year warranty.

The EliteBook 2740p functions just as well as a traditional laptop as it does as a tablet; it's the one to get if size, weight and performance matter more than battery life (and if you don't need an optical drive).

NEXT PAGE: Toshiba Portege M780

  1. We put three to the test
  2. Fujitsu LifeBook T900
  3. More on the Fujitsu LifeBook T900
  4. The HP EliteBook 2740p
  5. More on the HP EliteBook 2740p
  6. Toshiba Portege M780
  7. More on the Toshiba Portege M780
  8. Conclusions


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