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Hewlett-Packard EliteBook 2540p - Laptops: Reviews

3G in the Sahara

The 2540p is a 3.6-pound, "business rugged" machine built to military standards: Its magnesium-alloy case can handle 300 pounds of force, and the shock-mounted hard drive is rated to survive 26 drops from 30 inches. It's also made to tolerate blowing dust, altitude (15,000 feet), high heat and humidity (140 degrees at 95 percent humidity), and minus-20F temps—while operating. With a 2.53GHz Intel Core processor, 250GB hard drive, 12.1-inch screen, full-size, spill-resistant keyboard, and 3G options that include Gobi-powered HP Mobile Broadband (subscription needed), this EliteBook is as powerful and go-anywhere a laptop as you'll find. Price as tested, $1,629 (includes Bluetooth and optical drive). hp.com
Functions: 4.2
Durability: 4.7

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