HP first introduced its ProBook line of business PCs several years ago as a stepping stone between their entry-level models and their high-end EliteBook devices. Since then, the ProBooks have become a popular choice both for small business users and consumers looking to step it up a bit.
The new lineup includes the HP ProBook 430, the ProBook 440, the ProBook 445, the ProBook 455, and the HP ProBook 470. Models that end with 0 use Intel's current- and next-generation 'Haswell' CPUs, while those that end in 5 use AMD's CPUs.
Screen sizes start out at 13.3 inches on the 430 model and go up to a sizeable 17.3 inches on the ProBook 470 unit.
HP boasts the inclusion of a company-specific security suite that includes 3D DriveGuard to protect your drive during sudden falls, as well as software- and BIOS-specific optimizations to help keep data safe.
Depending on the model, you'll be able to snag a ProBook with a Pentium Dual-Core up through a Core i7, or AMD A4, A6, or A8 APU. Graphics options range from Intel's HD4000 up through AMD's discrete Radeon 8750M, with either 1GB or 2GB of DDR3 video memory.
The new notebooks will be available sometime this June, starting at $499.
Be sure to check out the gallery full of press images, and our quick hands-on impressions of the new models!
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