Today HP announced nine new affordable business notebooks targeted at the corporate and small to midsized business customers. All of these new notebooks offer a wide range of processor options from both AMD and Intel. This release also marks the largest single introduction of new AMD-equipped business and consumer notebooks from HP. The launch includes the HP ProBook 6455b/6555b, ProBook 6450b/6550b, ProBook 4325s/4425s/4525s models, and new affordable HP 425 and 625 business notebooks.
The HP ProBook 6455b and 6555b offer AMD Phenom II, Turion II, Althon II, and V-series processors to accommodate a wide range of performance options. HP is now putting a huge emphasis on performance, claiming these models are up to 69-percent faster than previous generation HP AMD notebooks. The models will be offered in 14-inch (6455b) and 15.6-inch (6555b) screen sizes with spill-resistant keyboards, dual-pointing devices and preinstalled Central Management for HP ProtectTools for remote-management capabilities. These models will be available for purchase in June with a starting price of $779.
The HP ProBook 6450b and 6550b are configurable with a wide range of Intel processors – including the Core i7, i5 and i3 lineup – with either Intel GMA HD or ATI Mobility Radeon HD 540v dedicated graphics. Models include a 14-inch (6450b) or 15.6-inch (6550b) screen size with eSATA combo ports for external RAID assemblies, hard drives, or optical drives. Pricing has yet to be determined, with models scheduled for release in June
The new HP ProBook 4325s, 4425s, and 4525s models will be offered with brushed aluminum cases in either Caviar (black) or Bordeaux (dark red) color configurations. Sizes include a 13.3-inch 4325s, 14-inch 4425s and 15.6-inch 4525s to fit a wide range of business needs. These models will offer Phenom II, Turion II, Althon II, and V-series processors with choice of either ATI HD 4250 or discrete HD 530v graphics. These models will be available for purchase in May with a starting price of $619.
Brand new additions to the HP business notebook lineup include the small business-oriented HP 425 and 625. With a starting price of $549, these models will offer AMD processors and be available in both 14-inch and 15.6-inch sizes. They will also offer spill-resistant keyboards with different wireless technologies as an option. Both the HP 425 and 625 available for purchase this May.