[HP] HP Expands ProBook Family of Notebooks

Adding to its recently introduced HP ProBook s-series notebook family, HP today announced a new model that offers enhanced functionality, while keeping with the line’s stylish design and affordability for small and midsize businesses and mobile professionals.

At 4.34 pounds and 13.3-inches diagonally, the HP ProBook 4310s Notebook PC shares the same sophisticated design and business versatility as the current HP ProBook s-series. This includes a color choice of glossy noir or merlot finish and a spacious full-sized keyboard. It also features the latest professional innovations not previously available outside the HP EliteBook notebook portfolio, such as HP QuickLook 2(1) software, the HP SpareKey(2) feature and HP File Sanitizer.(3)

In addition, the HP ProBook 4310s offers an optional HP Fingerprint Sensor, which eliminates the need to remember login names and passwords as users can use fingerprint authentication to log in to their computers.

The HP ProBook 4310s offers enhanced features, such as a capacitive strip for improved usability, and additional wireless options, such as the HP Mobile Broadband powered by Gobi.(4) The dual-array microphone is an added benefit when conducting video conference calls. It also incorporates a secure digital/MultiMediaCard (SD/MMC) Memory Card Reader, a double-data rate three (DDR3) memory and a high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) port to connect to high-definition (HD) displays.(5)

“The ProBook 4310s maintains a savvy style and refined simplicity in a small, light package that offers increased mobility,” said Carol Hess-Nickels, director, Marketing, Notebook Global Business Unit, Personal Systems Group, HP. “Its first-class business features, coupled with an array of wireless options, offer small business professionals the productivity and efficiency they require while in the office or on the go.”

With the versatile HP Essential USB 2.0 Port Replicator, users of HP ProBook s-series, HP Mini PCs and Compaq notebooks have immediate audio and network connectivity and can improve productivity with access to up to five concurrently working USB-connected devices.

Owners of the HP ProBook 4310s can travel in style with the new HP Professional Series Cases, which use quality materials and design. Both Essential and Professional series cases include a top loader, backpack, messenger, designer tote, slip case and quick case.

The HP ProBooks can easily connect to the new HP LE1901w and HP LE2201w widescreen LCD business displays, offering enhanced productivity. These displays are ENERGY STAR® qualified, contain 50 percent less mercury and consume up to 40 percent less power than previous generations.(6)

As with the entire HP ProBook s-series portfolio, configurations of the HP ProBook 4310s are ENERGY STAR qualified and are identified as HP ProBook 4310s ENERGY STAR on HP websites and on www.energystar.gov. In addition, the HP ProBook 4310s is EPEAT Gold registered in the United States.(7) Energy-saving HP Smart AC Adapters allow the notebooks to automatically make power adjustments as needed.

Pricing and availability(8)

The HP ProBook 4310s is expected to be available in the United States on July 20 at a starting price of $799. The HP Essential USB 2.0 Port Replicator is expected to be available on July 20 at a starting price of $79. HP Professional Series Cases are expected to be available in August with a starting price of $39 for the Slip Cases and $69 for the Carrying Cases.

More information about the HP ProBook s-series product specifications and other HP mobility solutions, as well as images, is available in an online press kit at http://www.hp.com/go/mobility2009.

About HP
HP, the world’s largest technology company, simplifies the technology experience for consumers and businesses with a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com/.

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Published Wednesday, June 24, 2009 3:44 AM by Cliff Hobbs - FAQShop.com and Microsoft MVP ConfigMgr/ SMS
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