HP revamps EliteBook, ProBook laptop collections
The EliteBook 8460p and 8560p are each housed inside HP's own DuraCase, which has met MIL-STD 8710G military-standard testing specifications to combat against wear and tear.
The major differences between the 8460p and 8560p are the 14- and 15.6-inch diagonal lengths for the HD LED-backlit displays, 4.56- and 6.10-pound weights and the 8460p boasts a staggering battery life of up to 32 hours.
When it comes to business work, some of the extra handy redesigns include the spill-resistant keyboard with drains, the fingerprint reader has been shifted farther to the right side and there are fewer buttons at the top of the keyboard with more of an emphasis on function and hot keys. Users also have three options for a more secure login: face recognition via webcam, using the fingerprint reader and a good old-fashioned password.
Both EliteBook models support the HP 90W Docking Station and the HP 120W Advanced Docking Station. Additional customizable specs include second-generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processors or Core i3/i5/i7 dual-core processors, up to 16GB of DDR3 memory, AMD Radeon HD 6470M discrete graphics and USB 3.0 connectivity.
Slated to roll out in the United States on March 15, the HP EliteBook 8460p and 8560p will start at $999 and $1,099 respectively.
Hewlett-Packard is also introducing eight new, budget-friendly laptops under the ProBook umbrella, with display sizes ranging from 12- to 17-inches.
The 6360b, 6460b and 6560b sport 13.3-, 14- and 15.6-inch diagonal HD, LED-backlit displays respectively.
Each of these B-Series notebooks sport a magnesium-reinforced ABS chassis, a 360-degree rubber frame to protect the display, bead-blast aluminum display enclosures, and a spill-resistant keyboard with bottom-case drain ready to handle minor spills.
The B-Series is focused on productivity and "ultimate configurability."
Customizable specs include second-generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 dual-core processors or an Intel Celeron CPU, optional 3G connectivity, and up to 750GB of hard drive space or 160 of solid state drive space.
Intended for small businesses or even in the home, the S-Series features many of the same protections as the B-Series and the EliteBooks, such as the spill-resistant keyboard, a fingerprint reader, face recognition login, and a durable chassis with a sleek brushed-aluminum finish.
Specs are focused more on multimedia purposes with the option of Power Express Switchable Graphics and HDMI connectivity.
Specs for the S-Series include Intel Core processor options, AMD Radeon HD 6470M graphics with up to 1GB of dedicated GDDR5 video memory, and USB 3.0 connectivity.
The S-Series consists of five display options: the 12.1-inch 4230s, 13.3-inch 4330s, 14-inch 4430s, 15.6-inch 4530s and 17.3-inch 4730s.
Both ProBook collections are expected to ship on March 15.
The S-Series and the B-Series start at $579 and $799.