NEW model HP Compaq 2710p - post details here

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  1. Reactive

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    Yeah I was thinking that must really be a typo'ed 6 or something...but would be nice if it isn't :>
     
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    i *think* the 16 hours means you have to buy one of the higher capacity batteries instead of the stock 6-cell battery that it comes with. i can maybe understand 6 hours coming out of a 6-cell, but not 16 hours.
     
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    Hmm, the rumored specs list on the 1st page of this thread mentions these accessories:

    I took that to mean that the snap-on expansion base can take an optional second battery (in addition to the main battery), and perhaps that's where the 16hr battery life comes from? Similar to my previous ThinkPads...
     
  4. beq

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    Well I guess the official announcement is here:

    http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2007/mobilitysummit/notebooks.html

    PDF sheet: http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2007/mobilitysummit/ds_2710p.pdf

    NotebookReview link: http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=3689

    Engadget link: http://www.engadget.com/2007/05/09/hp-compaq-2710p-ultralight-tablet-pc/

    Starts at $1699. But doesn't look like this thing will have a fingerprint reader, nor any navigational buttons on the touchscreen bezel.

    I also lament the compromises to get the tablet functionality :( For example, the HP Compaq 2510p is the non-tablet ultraportable version. For just 2.9 lbs (vs 3.6 lbs) it has built-in optical drive, both touchpad and pointstick, and fingerprint reader. At least both models will have LED backlighting...
     
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    Well, according to the first link, the official press release, this model will have 10 hours, WITH the additional ultra-slim battery, so I suppose that 16 may just have been a typo-ed 6 after all...
     
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    Why do they have to use a slow hard drive on this computer?

    "1.8 in PATA 60/80/100-GB 4200 rpm, HP 3D DriveGuard"
     
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    Windows vista home basic is supported but not Home premium? Why?
     
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    To obtain 16 hours of battery life maybe?
     
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    As beq highlighted earlier, "that the expansion base is a portable accessory that fits in the same dimensions as the unit itself." would be a big plus.

    Do we know if this is the case and, anyone any information how much weight it will add?
     

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