Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Comparing keyboards on the HP EliteBook tablet series (2740p vs. 2730p)
Here's a photo I took comparing the keyboards on the HP EliteBook 2740p (left) and the 2730p (right). You'll see that the keyboard on the 2730p has the traditional scalloped keys.
The new 2740p has a keyboard that somewhat resembles the chiclet-style keyboard (but it's not a true chiclet keyboard). The top of the keys are flat and they are not scalloped. In recent years, we've seen a resurgence of the chiclet keyboard design. You'll find chiclet keys on Sony Vaio laptops, Apple MacBooks, and even on the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge.
Which is better? Scalloped or chiclet? I'm not particularly picky when it comes to these types of things, but you may have a preference.