IT & Network Infrastructure : HP Unveils New ProBook Notebooks and EliteBook Business Tablets

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-03-01 Print this article Print
HP Unveils New ProBook Notebooks and EliteBook Business Tablets

HP Unveils New ProBook Notebooks and EliteBook Business Tablets

by Chris Preimesberger
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.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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