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HP ProBook lineup refreshed for 2012

HP refreshes ProBook b and s series with Intel and AMD options

HP has been quite busy over the past 24 hours, having already released an Ultrabook, a pair of sub-Ultrabooks and 4 new EliteBook laptops. While that may seem like quite a bit of new hardware, HP hasn’t stopped there, as they’ve also introduced their refreshed ProBook b and s series which are aimed at small business enterprises.

First in line, the ProBook b-series offer a variety of options, and they’ll be available in 14” and 15.6” models, with discrete or integrated graphics options. The notebooks also feature a magnesium-reinforced chassis, that’s coated by tungsten to prevent scratches and minimize signs of wear and tear. In addition, HP is offering either Intel or AMD CPUs on its 14” ProBook 6470b (6475b for AMD models), while the 15.6” 6570b will be limited to Intel hardware.  All members of the ProBook b-series will also come with Intel’s vPro IT management technology, HP’s 3D Drivegaurd for hard drive safety and optional 3G/4G.

On the other hand, folks in search of a bit more variety can check out HP’s refreshed ProBook s-series which is available in 4 models ranging from 13.3” to 17.3”. Similar to the b-series, the notebooks are aimed at small and medium businesses, but feature an aluminum casing to help strengthen the exterior. Furthermore, it appears as if all members of the s-series will have the option to choose between AMD and Intel CPUs, in order to offer an even greater range of customizability.

Both the ProBook b and s series are set to debut on the 4th of June, with the 6470b and 6570B starting at $769, the 6475b starting at $669 and the ProBook s-series starting at $589.


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Omar Qudsi, 2012-05- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)