The following appeared in a ZDNet post. This HP tablet is supposed to be coming on the market next month. It just might be the tablet folks have been looking for. For what it’s worth, no endorsements are implied–they don’t pay me nuthin’ for passing the information on:
**February 28th, 2010 **
HP unveils EliteBook touch business tablet; military strength, executive ability
**Hewlett Packard **on Monday introduced its first multitouch convertible business tablet, the EliteBook 2740p, for healthcare, education, sales, field workers and the enterprise.
The HP EliteBook 2740p weighs just under four pounds and is rugged enough to meet military MIL-STD 810G specifications for vibration, dust, humidity, altitude, and high and low temperatures. It’s got a hardened case and keys, metal hinges with steel pin axels and a reinforced display latch.
The EliteBook 2740p weighs 3.8 pounds and includes a 12.1-inch diagonal LED display (outdoor-view display optional). The system supports multitouch gestures, finger taps and swipes, and sports a six-cell lithium-ion prismatic battery for up to five hours of battery life (an optional HP 2700 ultra-slim battery offers up to a combined 11 hours). More at: http://blogs.zdnet.com/gadgetreviews/?p=12684&tag=nl.e539