We got our hands on the HP 2530P long enough to tell you that it hasbeen designed to be more durable than its predecessors (and most of the competition), thanks to HP’s scratch-resistant finish. The toughness doesn’t end at the surface: the design of the display hinges makes them less prone to pressure (we tried to twist/shear it). It’s not surprising that this model has been certified to the MIL-STD 810F military specifications. The HP Elitebook 2530 is light (3.2lbs) but it can receive up to 8GB of memory (2X4GB) and is powered by Intel’s Centrino 2, which includes an Ultra-Low Voltage (ULV) processor. Now, I wish that there was an option to have a higher-resolution display (1440 wide), and a backlit keyboard, but HP made things a little better by adding an LED light on the screen so that you don’t wake up your neighbor in the plane. HP’s website.
Our friends from notebooks.com shot a video of the HP 2730, which is somewhat similar: