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HP unveils the ProBook 400 Series notebooks

The 400 series is a more affordable line of business notebooks

In HP's new range of business notebooks, the EliteBook 800 Series is the top-end, the ProBook 600 Series is the mid-range, and the ProBook 400 Series is the budget line, though that certainly doesn't mean these notebooks are going to offer poor performance.

The most basic model is the ProBook 430 G1. It features a 13.3-inch display, a choice of Intel processors including Celeron, Pentium, and Haswell Core i3 to i7, up to 16 GB of RAM, either an SDD or one of a range of HDD options, and an optional fingerprint scanner.

The ProBook 440 G1 is a little larger with a 15.6-inch display. It drops the Celeron option as well as the SSD drive, but offers an optional 500 GB hybrid drive.

The ProBook 450 G1 again has a 15.6-inch display, but this time with the option of a touchscreen. It drops the Pentium processor choice, but offers optional 4G LTE connectivity or an optional discrete GPU (a Radeon HD 8750M).

And Finally the ProBook 455 G1 is a variant of the 450 with an AMD processor. CPU options range from an AMD A4 to an A10, with an optional discrete GPU ranging from a Radeon HD 7420G to an HD 8650G.

The HP ProBook 400 series is available now in the United States. Prices start at US$499. Availability in other areas has not yet been announced.


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Craig Munro, 2013-10- 2 (Update: 2013-10- 2)