HP Announces Nine Affordable Business Notebook PCs Across All Business Segments

HP has recently unveiled introduced NINE affordable business rugged notebook PCs tailored for corporate and small to mid-size business customers. With prices starting at $549, the new HP business notebooks deliver HP’s best combination of features, functionality and value for businesses.

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The introduction continues a series of announcements that provide businesses the broadest mix of products to update aging desktops, workstations and notebooks. These new HP notebook portfolio includes:

HP ProBook b-sSeries and s-series Notebooks

The HP ProBook 6455b/6555b series notebooks that offers the latest VISION Pro technology from AMD to deliver cost-effective performance, while the notebook’s security features maintain a more secure, mobile environment.

The HP ProBook 6450b/6550b series features Intel vPro technology to help businesses cut costs and increase efficiency, as well as flexible docking and battery options and a range of wireless connectivity choices.

The HP ProBook 4325s/4425s/4525s series of notebook PCs sports brushed-aluminum metal cases in caviar or bordeaux. The notebooks offer a range of configurable options, including new AMD Phenom II, AMD Turion II, AMD Athlon II or AMD V-series processors that deliver different levels of performance at varying prices.

The HP 425 and HP 625 notebooks are the company’s most affordable notebook offerings. Features such as optional wireless technologies, a 2-megapixel webcam, an integrated microphone and a spill-resistant keyboard keep users connected and protected while on the go.

HP customers get improved performance on popular applications with the updated AMD multicore processors. For example, an HP notebook that employs a new AMD Phenom II Dual-Core N620 processor offers up to 69 percent faster performance than previous generation HP AMD-powered notebooks and gets up to 24 percent longer battery life.

This performance, coupled with flexible battery options, provides hours of battery use. Exceptional visual performance via UMA graphics gives users hassle-free, efficient computing.

The new HP ProBook 6450b and HP ProBook 6550b notebooks offer the latest Intel 2010 series Core i7, i5 and i3 processors. The Core i7 and Core i5 include optional Intel vPro technology to deliver intelligent performance, flexible graphics options, and unique hardware-assisted security and manageability features.

A choice of Intel HD Graphics or ATI Mobility Radeon HD 540v graphics processor is available with dedicated 512MB or 1GB dedicated video memory that delivers amazing visual performance for gaming and video playback.

HP ProBook 6450b and 6455b models comes with 14-inch diagonal widescreen HD LED backlit display while ProBook 6550b and 6555b models includes 15-inch diagonal high-definition (HD) LED-backlit display and extensive wireless connectivity options, including HP Mobile Broadband and optional dual-pointing devices that offer greater ease of use.

Other features of new ProBook series of laptop include multiple battery options, including the HP Long Life Battery, compatibility with the HP 12-cell ultra-capacity battery, an eSATA/USB 2.0 combo port and optional dual hard drive support.

All of the new HP ProBook b-series notebook PCs feature a spill-resistant keyboard with drains. This helps protect sensitive electronics and key components from minor spills by combining a thin layer of Mylar film under the keyboard with a drain system that funnels the fluid through a hole in the bottom of the notebook.

HP 90W and HP 120W Advanced Docking Stations: All ProBook b-series notebooks are designed to work with the recently introduced HP 90W and HP 120W Advanced Docking Stations. The docking stations connect to notebooks in one easy step and eliminate the need to plug and unplug peripherals or accessories into the notebooks every time they are used. The HP 120W Advanced Docking Station allows users to expand the notebook’s functionality with an integrated Upgrade Bay.

Ideal for budget-conscious mobile professionals, the new HP ProBook 4325s (13.3-inch diagonal), HP ProBook 4425s (14-inch diagonal) and HP ProBook 4525s (15.6-inch diagonal) notebook PCs feature a range of configurable options and essential office and multimedia applications to assist small business professionals with everyday needs.

The new HP ProBook series notebooks offer a choice of processor technology from AMD and a choice of UMA or discrete graphics options depending on the model. Users also can choose multiple wireless connectivity options, including HP Mobile Broadband, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

The HP ProBook s-series features new multimedia controls for video and comes loaded with the new ArcSoft TotalMedia Suite to allow users to play, edit and create video and audio files. They also feature ClickPad Gestures to allow for a more intuitive document navigation experience.

The HP ProBook b-series and s-series notebooks also include several HP Professional Innovations, including HP Power Assistant software to allow users to more easily monitor energy usage and Central Management for HP ProtectTools, which offers remote security management, deployment, monitoring and auditing from one central location. Central Management for HP ProtectTools can be used on HP or other industry-standard notebooks so IT administrators can manage all the notebooks in their environment with one easy-to-use software application.

HP DayStarter allows users to get a head start on the day’s activities with access to key information such as their calendar and battery status, even before the operating system boots, while HP QuickWeb allows users to access the web in seconds when the notebook is shut down. The application resides outside the notebook’s operating system, so there is no need to wait for the computer to boot up; users can simply push the dedicated button.

HP 425 and HP 625 notebook PCs

With a new industrial design featuring a stone gray microfiber pattern texture for a clean professional look, the HP 425 and HP 625 notebook PCs are ideal for small business users looking for a versatile notebook at a smart value.

The notebooks feature VISION Pro Technology from AMD with AMD Phenom II, AMD Turion II, AMD Athlon II and AMD V-Series processors to deliver the right level of performance.

The HP 425 and HP 625 business notebooks are available in two display sizes – 14-inch or 15.6-inch diagonal respectively, in a choice of HD LED-backlit or LED-backlit BrightView HD displays.

An optional integrated 2-megapixel webcam and integrated microphone allow for video conferencing as well as video and still-image capture. The HDMI port provides connectivity to HD(10) displays with one convenient HDMI cable.

Like all HP business notebooks, the HP 425 and HP 625 undergo more than 100,000 hours of rigorous quality testing to ensure the highest standards in design, materials and components.(16)

Pricing and availability

The HP ProBook 6455b and 6555b notebook PCs are expected to be available in the United States in June and start at $779. The HP ProBook 6450b and 6550b notebook PCs are expected to be available in the United States in June and start at $859. The HP ProBook 4425s Notebook PC is expected to be available in the United States later this month and starts at $619. The HP 425 Notebook PC is expected to be available in the United States in June and starts at $549.

Please visit www.hp.com/personal for more information about the products, including product specifications.

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