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HP introduces latest mainstream ProBook 400 series

HP introduces latest mainstream ProBook 400 series
HP introduces latest mainstream ProBook 400 series
The 2013 ProBook 400 lineup gets updated looks, Haswell CPUs, AMD Elite APUs, discrete Radeon graphics and touchscreen options throughout its 13.3-inch to 17.3-inch models starting this May

HP's product tour last week in San Francisco revealed a bevy of new products, the first of which is the manufacturer's updated ProBook lineup just in time for the back-to-school season.

The ProBook 400 series will range from notebooks 13.3-inches in size up to 17.3-inches and, according to HP, will be up to 36% thinner and 18% lighter than the previous generation. The 13.3-inch ProBook 430, 14.0-inch ProBook 440, 15.6-inch ProBook 455, and 17.3-inch ProBook 470 will launch with numerous configurations options and the ProBook 445 model in particular will be equipped with AMD A4, A6, or A8 APUs with discrete and Dual graphics options. In addition, the ProBook 430 model is expected to launch with Intel 4th generation Haswell processors with integrated HD 4400 and HD 5000 graphics - a first for HP.

Based on our initial impressions, the ProBook model is definitely sleeker and glossier than the current lineup with a more uniform look all-around. The palm rest areas are smooth and are in contrast to the slightly textured touchpad, though the surfaces do look overly glossy and very plastic as a result. The silver models in particular look quite similar to HP's higher-end Envy models, which will absolutely make the ProBooks more appealing in the budget to mainstream category.

The new 2013 ProBook lineup will be available beginning later this month in the U.S. starting at $499. Expect our full reviews on a number of these models in the weeks to come.

HP ProBook 430

  • CPU: Intel 4th generation Haswell dual-core i3, i5, and i7 options
  • RAM: Dual-channel DDR3L SDRAM, 1600 MHz, up to 16 GB on 2x SODIMM
  • Storage: 320/500 GB SMART SATA II HDD or 128 GB SSD
  • Display: 13.3-inch anti-glare 1366 x 768
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4400 or HD 5000
  • Wireless: Gobi 4G broadband, Intel 2x2 with Bluetooth 4.0
  • Ports: 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI 1.4a, 1x VGA, 1x RJ-45
  • Dimensions: 32.6 cm x 23.35 cm x 2.1 cm (W x D x H)
  • Power: 4-cell 44 WHr

HP ProBook 440

  • CPU: Intel 3rd generation i3, i5, and i7 and Celeron options
  • RAM: Dual-channel DDR3L SDRAM, 1600 MHz, up to 16 GB on 2x SODIMM
  • Storage: 320/500/1000 GB SMART SATA II HDD
  • Display: 14.0-inch anti-glare 1366 x 768
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4000 or AMD Radeon HD 8750M w/ 1 GB or 2 GB VRAM
  • Wireless: Gobi 4G broadband, Intel 2x2 with Bluetooth 4.0
  • Ports: 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI 1.4a, 1x VGA, 1x RJ-45
  • Dimensions: 33.92 cm x 23.85 cm x 2.24 cm (W x D x H)
  • Power: 9-cell 93 WHr or 6-cell 47 WHr

HP ProBook 445

  • CPU: AMD Elite A4, A6, or A8 APU 
  • RAM: Dual-channel DDR3L SDRAM, 1600 MHz, up to 16 GB on 2x SODIMM
  • Storage: 320/500/1000 GB SMART SATA II HDD
  • Display: 14.0-inch anti-glare 1366 x 768
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 8750M, Dual graphics, or Integrated graphics
  • Wireless: WLAN 1x1 with Bluetooth 4.0
  • Ports: 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI 1.4a, 1x VGA, 1x RJ-45
  • Dimensions: 33.90 cm x 23.90 cm x 2.24 cm (W x D x H)
  • Power: 9-cell 93 WHr or 6-cell 47 WHr

HP ProBook 450

  • CPU: Intel 3rd generation i3, i5, and i7 and Celeron options
  • RAM: Dual-channel DDR3L SDRAM, 1600 MHz, up to 16 GB on 2x SODIMM
  • Storage: 320/500 GB SMART SATA II HDD or 128 GB SSD
  • Display: 15.6-inch anti-glare 1366 x 768 with touchscreen options
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4000 or AMD Radeon HD 8750M w/ 1 GB or 2 GB VRAM
  • Wireless: Gobi 4G broadband, Intel 2x2 with Bluetooth 4.0
  • Ports: 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI 1.4a, 1x VGA, 1x RJ-45
  • Dimensions: 37.5 cm x 25.62 cm x 2.28 cm (W x D x H)
  • Power: 9-cell 93 WHr or 6-cell 47 WHr

HP ProBook 470

  • CPU: Intel 3rd generation i3, i5, and i7 and Celeron options
  • RAM: Dual-channel DDR3L SDRAM, 1600 MHz, up to 16 GB on 2x SODIMM
  • Storage: 320/500/1000 GB SMART SATA II HDD
  • Display: 17.3-inch anti-glare 1600 x 900
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4000 or AMD Radeon HD 8750M w/ 1 GB or 2 GB VRAM
  • Wireless: Gobi 4G broadband, Intel 2x2 with Bluetooth 4.0
  • Ports: 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI 1.4a, 1x VGA, 1x RJ-45
  • Dimensions: 41.38 cm x 27.95 cm x 2.53 cm (W x D x H)
  • Power: 9-cell 93 WHr or 6-cell 47 WHr

Source(s)

www.hp.com

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Author: Allen Ngo, 2013-05- 6 (Update: 2013-05- 6)