HP's New ProBook Notebook PC Line
HP has launched the new ProBook Notebook PC line, which combines advanced technical features with an attractive, chic design. Aimed specifically at small and medium-sized business users, the stunning notebook series delivers aggressive pricing, exceptional style, and a variety of configuration options. The latest HP notebooks are available with a 14-inch, 15.6-inch, or 17.3-inch widescreen display.
Every ProBook notebook features an innovative keyboard design on a raised surface, making it spill-resistant and easy to clean. Other features include a media card reader on the front, four USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI output, and an Express Card/34 slot.
Besides its low cost and clean look, the HP ProBook series offers a few different OS options, including XP, Vista, and SUSE Linux. The first models in the series (the ProBook 4410s and 4415s) come with a 14-inch 16:9 display, an optional Blu-Ray drive, and a choice of AMD or Intel processors. Wireless connectivity includes standard WiFi and optional built-in Bluetooth technology.
The higher end models come with an integrated keyboard and Gobi communications technology for integrated 3G capability. Multimedia enthusiasts can opt for additional GDDR2 video memory or a variety of UMA graphics controllers.
Pricing for the new HP Probooks starts at about $529, and increases with additional add-ons and features. However, unless you need the new portable PC right away, you may want to consider holding off until Windows 7 comes out.