HP recently revamped its corporate and enterprise (C&E) and small and medium business (SMB) notebook line-up with innovative technologies aimed at boosting security, performance and productivity, while offering an enriched industrial design that brings commercial notebook users a new level of sophistication.
HP ProtectTools is integrated into all of the new notebooks, helping businesses better protect their assets and data, deploy security patches and address legislative concerns.
In addition, HP ProtectTools enables companies of all sizes to centrally manage security across both HP and non-HP client PCs.
The company’s new FORGE industrial design framework ensures HP business notebooks embody a timeless construction, with precision-engineered durability features that maximise reliability, while simultaneously being environmentally friendly.
In addition to the enhanced security and design, these new notebook products offer other features and services:
* HP EliteBook 8460p and 8560p Notebook PCs feature an aerospace-inspired HP DuraCase that passes the Mil Spec 8710G testing specifications for withstanding wear and tear, while still have an attractive, professional-looking platinum colour tone finish. The EliteBook 8460p also provides industry-leading battery life of over 32 hours.
* HP ProBook 6360b, 6460b and 6560b Notebook PCs offer configuration flexibility in areas such as processors, graphics and battery technology. Boasting an all-new 33.8cm diagonal form factor, the ProBook b-series also features a new smudge and wear-resistant tungsten-coloured design.
* HP ProBook s-series (4330s, 4530s and 4730s) Notebook PCs are available in an array of sizes – from ultra-light to desktop replacement – making them an excellent, affordable choice for SMBs.
“HP is the market leader in business notebooks, and we have raised the bar with a completely revamped line of business grade notebooks integrating more robust security tools,” says Charl Snyman, VP and GM, HP Personal Systems Group, EMEA.
“Our all metal EliteBooks meet military standards and will surpass customer expectations in durability.”
Bold, confident and modern, the HP EliteBook 8460p and HP EliteBook 8560p are the culmination of creative design and precision engineering, further enhanced by a robust security infrastructure featuring HP ProtectTools.
Starting at only 2.1kg and 2.8kg respectively, the HP EliteBook 8460p and 8560p offer 35.6cm and 39.6cm diagonal high-definition (HD) LED-backlit displays, to deliver incredible portability without sacrificing screen legibility.
The EliteBook p-series delivers optimum business performance with second-generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processors and Core i7, i5 and i3 dual-core processors, while offering the choice of UMA or high-performance AMD Radeon HD 6470M discrete graphics with responsive performance and rich media capabilities.
The notebooks also feature new USB 3.0 ports and a USB 2.0 charging port, in addition to a range of wireless connectivity options, choice of multiple operating systems, and either a hard disk drive or a higher-performance solid-state disk drive.
The HP EliteBook p-series also offers 3-, 6- and 9-cell options for lightweight and extended battery run time, and an HP Long Life Battery option for the highest-achieving notebook battery lifespan on the market.
For those people who need even longer battery life, there is also an integrated connector for the new optional HP Extended Life Notebook Battery, and the HP Ultra-Capacity Notebook batteries. With the new HP Ultra-Capacity Notebook battery, the HP EliteBook 8460p can achieve over 32 hours of battery life.
The new HP EliteBook p-series easily connects to the HP 90W Docking Station or the HP 120W Advanced Docking Station, to use peripherals like a monitor and keyboard without needing to plug and unplug accessories and have a real desktop experience.
In addition, the p-series offers SRS Premium Sound, which delivers optimised audio settings for voice and multimedia applications.
The new HP ProBook 6360b, HP ProBook 6460b and HP ProBook 6560b are an ideal choice when security, smart design, ultimate configurability and business-critical attributes are top priorities.
In addition to the security and protection provided by HP ProtectTools, the HP ProBook b-series sports bead-blast aluminum display enclosures, a magnesium-reinforced ABS chassis and a bottom-case drain that helps protect against accidental minor spills on the keyboard.
Other new features include an HP DisplaySafe frame for added panel protection, precision display latches for a more secure fit and a spill-resistant keyboard set in a full aluminium deck for a better look and feel.
Available in 33.8cm (6360b), 35.6cm (6460b) and 39.6cm (6560b) diagonal HD LED screens, the HP ProBook b-series offers a range of processing options, including second-generation Intel Core i7, i5 and i3 dual-core processors and an Intel Celeron processor.
For businesses looking for simple multimedia functionality, the ProBook b-series offers an optional HD webcam and features a standard Media Card Reader, SRS Premium Sound, discrete launch buttons and a touchpad on/off button.
The HP ProBook s-series balances business functionality with robust security, style and affordability.
Designed with small business needs in mind, the HP ProBook 4330s (33.8cm diagonal), ProBook 4530s (39.6cm diagonal) and ProBook 4730s (43.9cm diagonal) are available in a stylish yet durable brushed-aluminium finish in metallic grey colour.
The HP ProBook s-series offers Intel’s second-generation Core i7, i5 and i3 processors for high-performance and advanced processing speed or Intel’s Celeron processor.
Additionally, HP ProBook s-series notebooks are optimised for business and home multimedia usage.
The ProBook s-series includes a spill-resistant keyboard set in a full aluminium deck, touchpad with gestures supported, integrated HD webcam with optional dual-array microphones and SRS Premium Sound.
The series also includes a choice between Power Express Switchable Graphics and Integrated Graphics, and offers a productivity suite including USB 3.0, standard media card reader and a fingerprint reader.
HP continues to focus on innovations that enhance productivity and enable new usages to simplify how people use technology.
The latest version of HP QuickWeb builds on the premise that users have a need to get online fast – without waiting for long boot times – whether they are browsing the web or using applications such as email and conferencing.
The newest version of HP QuickWeb now includes web browser, offline e-mail, video conferencing via Skype and multiple widgets such as weather, stocks and social media apps.
HP’s updated Connection Manager is a single software application that manages integrated mobile broadband connections, as well as reporting the status of Ethernet and Wi-Fi connections.
It now supports 3G/4G, Wi-Fi and Ethernet for most networks across Windows 7, Vista and XP, and has been redesigned to integrate with HP Client Automation. IT managers can now centrally manage and view mobile broadband usage for client machines with HP mobile broadband modules on their networks.
The pairing of Bluetooth wireless on the users’ mobile phone, with face recognition authentication, delivers robust user access to Windows and websites.
HP Power Assistant software extends battery run time while reducing energy consumption through a new simple user interface. It is an integrated solution that measures and logs reported energy usage by the PC and up to four HP connected monitors (for a total of five screens).
Users can now create custom power plans and track energy consumption to meet specific computing needs around the clock.