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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hewlett-Packard has announced a line of
portable lightweight computers aimed at business travelers to compete
with a product range announced by rival Dell last week.

HP said on Monday that the lineup included the EliteBook 2530p,
which is the smallest and lightest of its computers with a weight of
just more than 3 pounds and an extended battery life.

The company said its EliteBook 2730p is an ultra-thin computer that
converts to a touch-screen, pen-based tablet computer with a twist of
its screen and weighs 3.7 pounds.

HP said it expected the HP EliteBook 2530p and HP EliteBook 2730p to
become available by early September, with estimated prices of $1,499
and $1,670, respectively.

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