HP today announced a new HP ProBook notebook, the HP ProBook 4310s with Core 2 Duo and 13.3-inch LED backlit HD display. Here is more info on this new HP ProBoook laptop:
"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 software, the HP SpareKey feature and HP File Sanitizer.
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. 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.
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.
HP ProBook 4310s Specs:
OS Windows Vista FreeDOS Red Flag Linux
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo (up to 2.8 GHz, 6 MB L2 cache), Intel Celeron (up to 1.9 GHz, 1 MB L2 cache)
Chipset Mobile Intel PM45 Express Chipset, Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset, Mobile Intel GL40 Express Chipset
Memory DDR3 SDRAM, 1066/1333 MHz, two slots supporting dual channel memory, 1024/2048/4096 MB SODIMMs, up to 8192 MB total (Up to 4096 MB max on GL40 Chipset)
Internal Storage 320/500 GB 5400 rpm SATA HDD, 160/250/320/500 GB 7200 rpm SATA HDD; (with HP 3D DriveGuard)
Removable Storage Fixed 12.7-mm SATA optical drive: Blu-ray ROM DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe Drive, DVD+/?RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe Drive, DVD-ROM Drive * Models with integrated graphics require Mobile Intel GM45 Express chipset and Windows Vista to support the Blu-ray DVD drive; models with discrete graphics support it with either Windows Vista or Windows XP.
Display 13.3-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD (1366 x 768), 13.3-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD BrightView (1366 x768), 13.3-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD6 720P BrightView (1280 x 720) Graphics9 Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD, ATI Mobility RadeonTM HD 4330 with 512 MB dedicated video memory and HyperMemory* support *Indicates dedicated video memory and shared system memory.
Audio/Visual High Definition Audio, stereo speakers, stereo headphone/line out, stereo microphone in, integrated dualmicrophone array; optional integrated 2 MP webcam
Wireless support Optional HP un2400 EV-DO/HSPA Mobile Broadband Module (requires mobile network operator service) with HP Connection Manager; Intel 802.11 a/b/g/n draft 2.0, a/b/g; Broadcom 802.11 a/b/g/n draft 2.0, b/g; Bluetooth 2.1, HP Wireless Assistant
Expansion slots (1) ExpressCard/34 slot, Secure Digital slot (SD, MMC)
Ports and connectors (3) USB 2.0 ports, VGA, HDMI, stereo microphone in, stereo headphone/line out, power connector, RJ-11/modem (optional), RJ-45/ethernet
Input device Full-sized keyboard, touchpad with scroll zone
Software HP Recovery Manager, HP QuickLook 2,11 HP SoftPaq Download Manager, Roxio Creator Business (for optional DVD+/-RW and DVD/CDRW drives)
Security HP Fingerprint Sensor (optional), HP ProtectTools, Device Access Manager, Enhanced Pre-Boot Security, HP Spare Key, HP Disk Sanitizer, Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools, Credential Manager for HP ProtectTools, File Sanitizer for HP ProtectTools, Kensington Lock slot, McAfee Security Solution
Dimensions 1.07 (at front) x 12.79 x 8.97 in / 27.3 (at front) x 325 x 228 mm
Weight Starting at: 4.34 lb / 1.97 kg (or 4.05 lb / 1.84 kg with no optical drive; weight will vary by configuration)
Power 8-cell (73 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery, 4-cell (37 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery, 90W HP Smart AC Adapter (Discrete), 65W HP Smart AC Adapter, HP Fast Charge
Pricing and availability
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."