Hewlett-Packard (HP) on Tuesday launched ProBook, a brand new range of affordable business laptops. According to HP, the HP ProBook series merge business functionality with sophisticated design and will captivate small and medium business users.
The standard series (s-series) of the new HP ProBook models incorporate a mercury-free design, and features high-definition LED backlit displays. It is available in three sizes: the 14-inch HP ProBook 4410s and HP ProBook 4415s, the 15.6-inch HP ProBook 4510s and HP ProBook 4515s and the 17.3-inch HP ProBook 4710s. Color options include “merlot” or “glossy noir”.
The 4410s model runs on Intel processor, while the 4415s is powered by AMD processor. General features of 4410s and 4415s include 14-inch diagonal 16:9 HD widescreen LED backlight display, integrated optical drive with Blu-ray option, standard Wi-Fi certified WLAN and choice of Intel® GMA X4500 HD or ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4330 graphics controller.
The 15-inch models have all the features of 14-inch models but comes with optional HP Mobile Broadband connectivity with built-in Gobi technology. They also feature an integrated numeric keypad. Model 4510s runs on Intel and model 4515s runs on AMD processor.
HP ProBook 4710s features a 17.3-inch diagonal HD widescreen display, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330, with up to 512 megabytes of GDDR2 for video memory and powered by latest Intel Core™ 2 Duo processors. This model also comes with a HDMI port to connect to HD displays, as well as an integrated numeric keypad.
All models under HP ProBook series comes with either Windows Vista operating system or SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 preinstalled. The HP ProBook series notebooks holds an Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT®) silver rating and is ENERGY STAR® qualified for energy savings.
The estimated U.S. street price of HP ProBook laptops will start at $529.