Enterprise Mobility: HP Rolls Out 11 New, Cool-Running AMD-Powered Notebooks
Hewlett-Packard is expanding its consumer and business notebook catalogs with 11 new laptops utilizing the latest version of Advanced Micro Devices' Vision chipset. All of the new machines are powered by AMD's A-series APUs (Accelerated Processing Units) with CPU cores and discrete graphics baked into a single silicon die. There are several new features, but the main one to take away from this launch is that all of these notebooks are so power-efficient and cool-running that no heat is apparent coming from the device. "Check this out," Mike Hockey, HP's personal-systems marketing manager, told eWEEK during a demonstration in San Francisco. "This [HP ProBook] has been on for hours. And it's cold." He was right; it was cold. No heat was emanating from the laptop. "It's because the processors are so efficient now, they don't waste any energy. Heat is just wasted energy." These new ProBook and Pavilion notebooks range in price from $400 to $750, depending upon options. All of these models will be released by the end of July. Check out the details in this slide show.