HP officially unveils ProBook 5330m, EliteBook 2560p and EliteBook 2760p tablet
We assumed that yesterday’s online listing of the new EliteBook notebooks was a precursor to an official announcement, and true enough HP has delivered. In addition to officially unveiling the EliteBook 2560p and 2760p notebooks, HP is also adding a new model to their ProBook line with the 5330m notebook.
First up, the EliteBook 2560p and 2760p specs are similar to what we have previously heard as the notebooks will come with Core i5 and Core i7 processor options (up to a Core i7-2620M) along with up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM. In addition, HP is providing storage options ranging from a 250GB 7200RPM HDD all the way up to a 160GB SSD. Both notebooks will come with Intel HD 3000 graphics and optional FreeDOS OS.
With regards to screen real estate, the tablet-convertible 2760p comes with a 12.1” Pen and Touch screen and a resolution of 1280x800 pixels while the 2560p comes with a normal 12.5” display with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels. Both laptops will come standard with a 6-cell battery; however, the EliteBook 2560p can be outfitted with a 100Whr 9-cell battery.
As for the new ProBook 5330m, HP has packed some interesting features into the less than 1” thick notebook. Unlike the EliteBook models, the ProBook 5330m won't have access to a Core i7 processor and will make do with either the Core i5-2520M or Core i3-2310M. The 13.3” laptop also comes with a standard 1366x768 pixel resolution, up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, up to a 128GB SSD and will be the first HP business notebook to feature Beats Audio. In addition, HP's focusing on the laptop’s security features and has equipped the 5330m with a fingerprint sensor along with a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) that “uses a root key protected in silicon to enhance native Microsoft operating system file and folder encryption”.
Furthermore, HP is providing optional Intel vPro technology in all three of their new notebooks; allowing users to disable the laptops from afar by sending a simple text message.
As far as pricing and release go, the EliteBook 2760p and ProBook 5330m are currently available for a price tag of $1,499 and $799 respectively. On the other hand, the EliteBook 2560p won’t be available till the 23rd of May and will sell for a base price of $1,099.
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