HP has launched its new line of affordable business laptops with fresh features targeting users at small and medium-size companies.According to HP this new notebook series is based on the model of “merge business functionality with sophisticated design.” The new HP ProBook standard, or “s”-series has 14-inch, 15-inch, and 17-inch 16:9 models that will come in red and black colors and include thin LED backlit displays along with spacious raised keyboard design.
The models in the new HP ProBook laptop series are:
- HP ProBook 4410s Base Model Notebook PC
- HP ProBook 4410s Notebook PC
- HP ProBook 4411s Notebook PC
- HP ProBook 4415s Notebook PC
- HP ProBook 4416s Notebook PC
- HP ProBook 4510s Notebook PC
- HP ProBook 4515s Notebook PC
- HP ProBook 4710s Base Model Notebook PC
- HP ProBook 4710s Notebook PC
The smallest HP ProBooks are the 14-inch HP ProBook 4410s and HP ProBook 4415s.These 14.1-inch models does not have a numeric keypad.The 15.6-inch HP ProBooks are the HP ProBook 4510s and the HP ProBook 4515s.The 17.3-inch HP ProBook is the HP ProBook 4710s. All the Probooks,except the 17.3-inch HP ProBook,have options for central processors and graphics from either Intel or AMD, while the HP ProBook 4710s pairs an Intel Core 2 Duo chip with discrete ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 graphics from AMD.The 17.3-inch HP ProBook Intel Core 2 Duo processors and the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330, with up to 512 megabytes of GDDR2 for video memory.
Price :The new HP ProBook pricing will start at US$529.The The HP ProBook 4510s is listed at price of US$700 at some online vendors.
HP today announced a new brand of affordable notebook PCs that merge business functionality with sophisticated design to stand out from the crowd.
The HP ProBook series joins the award-winning HP EliteBook series to form one of the most versatile business notebook portfolios in the industry. Inspired by minimalism, the design of the new HP ProBook series combines matte and glossy surfaces while stripping out the extraneous, leaving only a stylish and clean look.
Distinguished by a choice of merlot or glossy noir finishes, a unique keyboard design and a set of professional innovations previously found only on higher-priced models, the HP ProBook series delivers HP’s best combination of business features, functionality and value.
“The stunning HP ProBook s-series delivers exceptional style and aggressive pricing that will captivate small and medium business users,” said Ted Clark, senior vice president and general manager, Notebook Global Business Unit, Personal Systems Group, HP. “But it’s not just about good looks or low cost, the HP ProBooks deliver the right blend of features and professional innovations to provide a great user experience.”
The standard series (s-series) of the new HP ProBook models incorporate a mercury-free design, and features high-definition (HD)(1) LED backlit displays in a choice of 14-inch, 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch diagonal widescreen sizes.
The keyboard’s innovative layout provides a visually open and spacious keyboard with keys raised from the surface. Usability is the same as with traditional keyboards and the raised surface means fewer places for dirt and dust to hide making it easy to clean and more maintenance free than ever before.
Select HP ProBook models incorporate the latest in wireless connectivity with HP Mobile Broadband. Built-in Qualcomm Gobi technology enables HP notebooks to use a single module, the HP un2400, to support multiple mobile broadband network technologies and mobile operators.(2) This increases users’ international roaming options and offers greater choice and flexibility in choosing a mobile data plan.
In addition to Microsoft® Windows® operating system offerings, select HP ProBook s-series models will offer Novell SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 preinstalled. SuSE Linux is an easy-to-use open source operating system that gives users the connectivity, usability and features they expect.
HP Professional Innovations included on the ProBook s-series include HP QuickLook 2 software, which provides access to e-mail, calendar, task and contact information within seconds at the touch of a button.(3) The HP SpareKey feature addresses the hassle of forgotten passwords by using a sequence of three predetermined personal identification questions to gain immediate entry into the system.(4) For added data security, File Sanitizer for HP Protect Tools permanently deletes individual files, folders and personally identifiable information from the notebook, which also allows customers to recycle the notebook with confidence that their business data has been removed.
Designed for recyclability, the ProBook s-series has been engineered for reduced impact on the environment by eliminating or reducing substances of concern, using fewer resources and reducing energy consumption.
The entire HP ProBook portfolio holds an Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT®) silver rating and is ENERGY STAR® qualified for energy savings. HP ProBook models configured with the Microsoft Windows operating system include a power management capability to save energy by automatically switching the PC into a low-power mode after a period of inactivity. Energy-saving HP Smart AC Adapters allow the notebooks to automatically make power adjustments as needed. Additionally, more than 90 percent of HP notebook PCs (by weight) are recyclable or recoverable (do not go to a landfill).
Infusing style into everyday business
The HP ProBook s-series includes:
HP ProBook 4410s and HP ProBook 4415s – Feature a 14-inch diagonal 16:9 HD widescreen LED backlight display, integrated optical drive with Blu-ray option(5) and choice of ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4330 or Intel® GMA X4500 HD graphics controller. Wireless connectivity includes standard Wi-Fi certified WLAN(6) and optional integrated Bluetooth® wireless technology.(5) The notebooks also incorporate an HDMI port to connect to HD displays, and include Intel (4410s) or AMD (4415s) processors to offer a variety of options for mobility and longer battery life.
HP ProBook 4510s and HP ProBook 4515s – Offer a 15.6-inch diagonal 16:9 HD widescreen LED backlight display. Customers can select the optional HP Mobile Broadband connectivity with built-in Gobi technology,(2) while standard Wi-Fi certified WLAN(6) and optional integrated Bluetooth wireless technology(5) round out the wireless connectivity technologies. They also feature an integrated numeric keypad. The notebooks include a choice of Intel (4510s) or AMD (4515s) processors to meet high demands for performance and connectivity and choice of discrete or UMA graphics. There is also an integrated numeric keypad on the 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch models.
HP ProBook 4710s – Features a 17.3-inch diagonal HD widescreen display, the largest of the lineup. For more graphics-intensive environments, the notebook includes the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330, with up to 512 megabytes of GDDR2 for video memory. It also features the latest Intel Core™ 2 Duo processors. Wireless connectivity includes standard Wi-Fi certified WLAN(6) and optional integrated Bluetooth wireless technology.(5) The notebook incorporates a HDMI port to connect to HD displays, as well as an integrated numeric keypad.
The HP USB 2.0 Docking Station is a compatible accessory for the HP ProBook s-series. In just one step, users are connected to their keyboard, mouse, monitor, printer and other accessories, and they are able to get video, audio, network connectivity and up to four universal serial bus (USB) connected devices working at the same time.
Pricing and availability(7)
Estimated starting U.S. street pricing begins at $529. Notebook availability varies by region. Merlot color option is available only on 14-inch and 15.6-inch models and is expected to be available in June. The HP USB 2.0 Docking Station is available now for $139.
HP is extending its recently announced zero percent financing promotions that make it simple and affordable for small businesses to continue investing in the technology that can help them increase efficiency and grow their businesses. Offered through HP Financial Services, the company’s asset management services and leasing subsidiary, the two promotions provide customers the choice to either lease or own products.
More information about the HP ProBook s-series product specifications, images and other HP mobility solutions is available in an online press kit at http://www.hp.com/go/mobility2009 or at http://www.hp.com/personal.
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(1) HD content required to view HD images.
(2) Gobi and Broadband technologies require separately purchased wireless data service contracts. Check with local service provider for coverage and availability.
(3) HP QuickLook 2 is accessible when the notebook is off or in hibernation from Microsoft Windows XP or Microsoft Windows Vista®. Timings may vary depending on the system configuration and state.
(4) Requires initial user setup.
(5) Optional items sold separately or as add-on features.
(6) Wireless access point required and is not included. Availability of public wireless access points is limited. Wireless Internet use requires separately purchased Internet service contract.
(7) Estimated street prices, actual pricing may vary.