HP 2010 laptops for small and medium businesses

8 April 2010

The new line form HP includes 6 new models presented — a transformer EliteBook 2740p with touch screen and multi touch support, a light 12-inch EliteBook 2540p with the weight of 3.3 pounds and four models of the ProBook line with the S index which mainly differ by the screen diagonal — 13, 14, 15 and 17 inches. All models support the Intel i3, i5, i7 processors with Turbo Boost technology, can use up to 8 GB of memory, work with hard drives with up to 500 GB of capacity (apart from the tablet computer) and optionally all the models are equipped with webcams and biometrical sensors.

The transformer HP EliteBook 2740p has a 12-inch touchscreen with 1280х800 resolution, and weighs a bit over 3.7 pounds. The optical drive is not included in the set and can be bought separately with an external connection. There are ExpressCard slots, a slot for SD cards and three USB ports, one of which supports the power supply (!). In the given model accumulators with the support of Smart SATA II up to 320 GB can be used. The price in the base configuration is US $1600.

HP EliteBook 2740p

The HP EliteBook 2540p laptop weighs only about 3.4 pounds in its basic configuration, and has a price tag of  US $1100. The Intel i7 processor version is also equipped with the optical drive, and has a 1.8-inch hard drive with the capacity of 500 GB.

HP EliteBook 2540p

The new line of laptops ProBook 4х20s looks more attractive thanks to unusual case colors. But everything is pretty standard otherwise.

HP ProBook 4320s

The resolution of the 13-inch model HP ProBook 4320s is 366х768 pixels. The weight of this laptop is 4.4 pounds without the optical drive.

All these models are equipped with 16:9 screens, HDMI slots and one USB port are combined with eSATA. They also have stereo input for a microphone. The release dates of the two previous models are known already (April, 2010), the prices and time for the ProBook line launch will be announced later.

The HP ProBook 4420s model differs only by a 14-inch screen and a weight of 4.7 pounds. Will optical drives disappear in simple notebook models at all as it happened to 3.5-inch slots for diskettes? We’ll see…

HP ProBook 4420s

The 15-inch model HP ProBook 4520s of the new line can also be supplied without the optical drive but it has one interesting option in the form of an additional digital keyboard.

HP ProBook 4520s

At last, the 17-inch model HP ProBook 4720s is equipped with a 1600х900 resolution screen. The size of this beast is 28x411x266 mm and it weighs about 6.6 pounds.

HP ProBook 4720s

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