Today HP took the wraps off its latest batch of consumer and business laptops and we have some hands-on photos to give you a closer look at what you can expect to see. The nestest HP notebooks and netbook include:
The HP ProBook 5330m is less than 1-inch thin, features a dual-tone color scheme, brushed aluminum chassis and backlit keyboard and is HP's first business notebook to offer "Beats Audio" with software-enhanced audio playback over the built-in speakers and the earphone jack. The ProBook 5330m features a 13.3-inch anti-glare display (1366x768) and second-generation Intel Core i-series processors, including the dual-core i3 and i5 variants. It does not have an internal optical drive but weighs 4.0 lbs and measures 12.1" x 8.9" x 1". Specifications include up to 8GB of RAM via two open memory upgrade slots, available 7200RPM hard drives and SSDs, a USB/eSATA combo port, HDMI, available integrated mobile broadband, and a backlit keyboard. HP says its 4-cell (41Wh) battery offers up to 5 hours, 45 minutes of battery life. Starting price of the new ProBook 5330m is $799.00.
HP's smallest and lightest EliteBook at only 3.68 pounds, the HP EliteBook 2560p features an all new design and includes a 12.5-inch diagonal HD display (1366 x 768), high-performance Intel processor, and is the only notebook in the industry with an integrated optical drive in this form factor. Other features of the 2560p include a USB/eSATA combo port, ExpressCard/34, and available integrated mobile broadband. HP claims the standard 3-cell battery provides up to four hours of life; the 6-cell (62Wh) up to 8 hours, 30 minutes; and the 9-cell (100Wh) up to 14 hours, 15 minutes. You can expect the EliteBook 2560p to start shipping on May 23 with a starting price of $1,099.00.
For those road warriors who need a portable laptop but also want the flexibility of a writing tablet, the 12.1-inch HP EliteBook 2760p tablet PC allows for pen use or finger touch directly on the screen. The exterior design hasn't really changed with this latest generation of the EliteBook tablet, but inside you'll find newer Intel processors and graphics. The EliteBook 2760p is available now starting at $1,499.00. Be sure to check out of coverage of this new convertible notebook tablet on our sister site, TabletPCReview.com.
HP is now also offering the "HP DataPass" which is a prepaid 3G mobile broadband service that allows users to purchase wireless broadband data using major mobile carriers in the U.S. without being tied down by contracts, hotspots and set-up fees.
The newly redesigned HP Mini 210 features a new set of colors as well as HP Beats Audio (a first for the HP Mini line of netbooks). Weighing under 3 pounds and measuring less than 1-inch thin, the new HP Mini 210 features your choice of Intel Atom processors along with Intel integrated graphics and promises to deliver up to 9.5 hours of computing. The new Mini 210 will be available for sale on the HP website starting June 15 with a base price of $329.99.
The updated HP Pavilion dv4 features an all new design, new colors, and an improved version of "HP CoolSense" technology, which uses software and temperature sensors connected to the heat sink and cooling fans inside the laptop to make the Pavilion dv4 feel noticeably cooler on your lap. The updated CoolSense application features a simplified user interface of on, off and auto to make it easier to keep your laptop cool or keep it quiet. The dv4 weighs less than 5 pounds and comes in two HP Imprint colors. The new Pavilion dv4 has a starting price of $599.99 and will be available starting May 18.
Also featuring the new HP CoolSense technology is the update to the HP ENVY 14 notebook. The latest refresh of the ENVY 14 includes new second-generation Intel Core processors, USB 3.0 and a new "HP imagepad" touchpad that uses image sensor technology for advanced gesture support and more fluid control. The newest configurations of the ENVY 14 will be available on June 15 starting at $999.99.
Be sure to check back with NotebookReview.com for full reviews of these new HP notebooks as review units arrive in the coming weeks.