HP's new 13" ProBook 4310s offers Core 2 Duo, discrete GPU; starts $799

In addition to its diminutive mini netbook, HP on Wednesday also announced the 4.34-lb.
Written by Andrew Nusca, Contributor

In addition to its diminutive mini netbook, HP on Wednesday also announced the 4.34-lb., 13.3-in. ProBook 4310s laptop for small and midsize businesses and mobile professionals.

Given its professional audience, the ProBook 4310s has features to match: a full-size keyboard; glossy "noir" or "merlot" finishes; HP QuickLook 2, SpareKey and File Sanitizer software; an optional fingerprint sensor; Mobile Broadband powered by Gobi; a dual-array microphone for video conferencing; and an SD/MMC card reader, and an HDMI port.

Full specs are as follows:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo (up to 2.8 GHz, 6 MB L2 cache); Intel Celeron (up to 1.9 GHz, 1 MB L2 cache)
  • Mobile Intel PM45 Express Chipset, Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset, Mobile Intel GL40 Express Chipset
  • DDR3 SDRAM, 1066/1333 MHz, two slots supporting dual channel memory, up to 8GB (or 4GB on GL40 chipset)
  • 320/500 GB 5400 rpm SATA HDD, 160/250/320/500 GB 7200 rpm SATA HDD
  • Fixed 12.7-mm SATA optical drive: Blu-ray ROM DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe Drive, DVD+/–RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe Drive, DVD-ROM Drive
  • 13.3-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD6 (1366 x 768), 13.3-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD6 BrightView (1366 x 768), 13.3-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD6 720P BrightView (1280 x 720)
  • Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD; discrete ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330; 512MB of RAM, HyperMemory support)
  • Mobile broadband, WLAN and Bluetooth
  • 3 USB 2.0 ports, VGA, HDMI, stereo microphone in, stereo headphone/line out, power connector, RJ-11/modem (optional), RJ-45/ethernet

The system also comes with an array of matching accessories, including mice, a "screen wipe/mouse pad," and pro travel cases.

The HP ProBook 4310s is expected to be available in the U.S. on July 20 and start at $799.

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