PC giant Hewlett Packard (HP) launched new business laptops, offering precision-engineered durability features, enriched and sophisticated industrial design.
HP's new laptops include HP EliteBook 8460p and 8560p; HP ProBook 6360b, 6460b and 6560b; HP ProBook s-series 4230s, 4330s, 4430s, 4530s and 4730s.
The EliteBook 8460p and 8560p notebooks feature an aerospace-inspired HP DuraCase that meets the MIL-STD 810G military-standard testing specifications, enabling it to withstand wear and tear, while providing a battery life of up to 32 hours.
Starting at only 4.56 pounds and 6.10 pounds, respectively, the HP EliteBook 8460p and 8560p offer 14- and 15.6-inch diagonal high-definition (HD) LED-backlit displays. The EliteBook p-series has second-generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processors and Core i7, i5 and i3 dual-core processors, HP said in a statement.
HP offers flexible choices of UMA or high-performance AMD Radeon HD 6470M discrete graphics with responsive performance and rich media capabilities. The notebooks also feature new USB 3.0 ports and a USB 2.0 charging port, in addition to a range of wireless connectivity options, choice of multiple operating systems, and either hard disk drive or solid-state disk drive options.
The HP EliteBook p-series also offers 3-, 6- and 9-cell options for lightweight and extended battery run time, and an HP Long Life Battery option.
Meanwhile, HP ProBook 6360b, 6460b and 6560b offer configuration flexibility in areas such as processor, graphics and battery technology. Boasting an all-new 13.3-inch diagonal display option, the ProBook b-series also features a new smudge-resistant and wear-resistant tungsten-colored design.
The HP ProBook b-series sports bead-blast aluminum display enclosures, a magnesium-reinforced ABS chassis and a bottom-case drain that helps protect against accidental minor spills on the keyboard. Other new features include an HP DisplaySafe frame for added panel protection, precision display latches for a more secure fit and a spill-resistant keyboard.
Available with 13.3-inch, 14-inch and 15.6-inch diagonal HD LED backlit displays, the HP ProBook b-series offers a range of processing options, including second-generation Intel Core i7, i5 and i3 dual-core processors or an Intel Celeron processor.
For businesses looking for simple multimedia functionality, the ProBook b-series offers an optional HD webcam and features a standard Media Card Reader, SRS Premium Sound, discrete launch buttons and a touchpad on/off button.
In addition, HP ProBook s-series 4230s, 4330s, 4430s, 4530s and 4730s notebook PCs are available in an array of sizes - from ultra-light to desktop replacement - making them an excellent, affordable choice for small and midsize businesses.
The HP ProBook 4230s (12.1-inch diagonal), ProBook 4330s (13.3-inch diagonal), ProBook 4430s (14-inch diagonal), ProBook 4530s (15.6-inch diagonal) and ProBook 4730s (17.3-inch diagonal) are available in a stylish yet durable brushed-aluminum finish in metallic gray color.
The HP ProBook s-series offers second-generation Intel Core i7, i5 and i3 processors for high performance and advanced processing speed or an Intel Celeron processor.
The ProBook s-series includes a spill-resistant keyboard set in a full aluminum deck, touchpad with gestures supported, integrated HD webcam with optional dual-array microphones and SRS Premium Sound. The series also includes a choice between Power Express Switchable Graphics and Integrated Graphics, and it offers a productivity suite including USB 3.0, standard media card reader and a fingerprint reader.
Pricing and availability:
The HP EliteBook 8460p and 8560p start at $999 and $1,099, respectively, while the HP ProBook b-series starts at $799. Meanwhile, the HP ProBook s-series starts at $579.
All the three laptop series are expected to be available in the United States on March 15.