- Multi-touch screen (capacitive) to support Windows 7 gestures.
- 3 USB ports on the 2740p instead of only 2 that's found on the 2730p.
- Louder speakers that face the front on the 2740p, not the single speaker facing the bottom on the 2730p.
- Nicer raised mouse buttons for the trackpad on the 2740p. The flat buttons on the 2730p are difficult to use.
- The keyboard buttons are shaped slightly differently. They're approximately the same size on both the 2730p and the 2740p.
- The camera and pop-out LED light on the display bezel are square on the 2740p instead of round on the 2730p.
- The 2740p is slightly thicker than the 2730p, but you'll barely notice the difference.
- The 2740p comes with faster processor options (Intel Core i7 or i5).
The ThinkPad still has a nicer keyboard because it includes full-size buttons and a standard layout, but typing on the ThinkPad is louder than typing on the keyboard found on the EliteBook.
You can expect several additional posts about this tablet as I spend more time with the HP EliteBook 2740p convertible tablet PC. My first impressions are very positive and the only major drawback that I'm finding at this point is the fact that the keyboard is not as nice as the keyboard found on the ThinkPad.