IT & Network Infrastructure : HP Unveils New ProBook Notebooks and EliteBook Business Tablets
Hewlett-Packard on March 1 introduced its new ProBook S-series (for Standard) of notebook computers, aimed at the price-conscious midrange and SMB markets. The new machines, which come in display size choices of 12.1-inch, 13.3-inch, 14-inch, 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch, are all powered by Intel dual core processors and are preinstalled with Windows 7, Vista or FreeDOS. The 12.1-inch EliteBook 2540p notebook starts at $719 with a basic feature set, but the prices can be as much as twice that depending upon which options you pick. In addition to high-performance options of 4GB to 8GB of RAM and 250GB to 320GB storage, the new HP laptops feature new matte-brushed aluminum shells with color descriptions that include "Bordeaux" for a faintly garnet-colored model and "Caviar," which looks an awful lot like charcoal black. This slideshow highlights the key features of the product line. HP says the systems can be ordered now for delivery by the end of March.