HP announced two new business notebooks today at a presentation called The Art of Small Business. The Compaq 6715B and 6515B are the first HP Business notebooks since the launch of Microsoft’s Vista. The new line of business notebooks are exclusively widescreen.The 6515B, a 14.1-inch widescreen notebook, comes with your choice of either a BrightView or anti-glare display. The Compaq 6515B weighs in at just over 5-pounds. The 6715B is nearly identical to the 6515B, save for a 15.4-inch widescreen display.
The 6515B and 6715B come with plenty of wireless options, including a b/g/draft-n card and a built-in Verizon wireless broadband card.
The 6715B and 6515B are available with AMD processors- Sempron 1.8MHz on the low end, and Turion 64X2 Dual-Core Mobile 2.2GHz on the high end.
Despite the move to Vista, HP will offer Windows XP Pro for the next 12 to 18 months, depending on customer demand.
HP says 9 out of 10 small and medium sized businesses in the U.S. use at least one HP product.
Full Specs, Photos and Video after the jump.
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Specs for the HP Compaq 6515B/6715B:
Operating System Preinstalled:
Genuine Windows Vista Business 32/641
Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic1
Genuine Windows XP Professional
Genuine Windows Vista Enterprise
SuSe Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology (up to 2.2-GHz, 2×512-KB L2 cache)
AMD Turion 64 Mobile Technology (2.2-GHz, 512-KB L2 cache)
Mobile AMD Sempron Processor (up to 2.0-GHz, 256-KB L2 cache)
Mobile AMD Sempron Processor (up to 1.8-GHz, 512-KB L2 cache)
Chipset: AMD M690T Chipset
Memory: DDR2 SDRAM, 667-MHz, two SODIMM slots supporting dual channel memory, 512/1024/2048/4096-MB
Hard drive: SATA 80/120/160-GB 5400 rpm, 80-GB 7200 rpm, HP 3D DriveGuard
Removable media: 12.7-mm optical drives: DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe, DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL, DVD/CD-RW Combo, DVD-ROM
Display 14.1-inch diagonal WXGA (1280 x 800 and 16M colors), 14.1-inch diagonal WXGA BrightView (1280 x 800 and 16M colors)
Graphics: ATI Radeon X1250, up to 512-MB shared system memory
Audio: High Definition Audio, stereo speakers, stereo headphone/line out, stereo microphone in, integrated mono microphone
Wireless support: HP ev2200 1xEV-DO Broadband Wireless Module (requires Verizon Wireless Service) 12, HP hs2300 HSDPA Broadband Wireless Module (requires mobile network operator service) 12; Broadcom 802.11a/b/g/draft-n, 802.11a/b/g, 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter, BluetoothÃƒÆ’Ã‚¢Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢ 2.0, HP Wireless Assistant
Communications: Broadcom NetLink Gigabit Ethernet PCI Controller9 (10/100/1000 NIC), 56K v.92 modem
Expansion slots: 1 Type I/II PC Card slot supports 32-bit CardBus and 16-bit cards, Media Card Reader
Ports and connectors: 4 USB 2.0 ports, VGA, stereo microphone in, stereo headphone/line out, 1394a, power connector, RJ-11/modem, RJ-45/Ethernet, S-video TV out, docking connector, secondary battery connector
Input device: Full-sized keyboard, Touchpad with scroll zone
Software: HP Backup and Recovery Manager, Roxio Creator 9, Microsoft Office 2007 Small Business or Professional- Optional
Security: HP ProtectTools, TPM Embedded Security Chip 1.2, HP Fingerprint Sensor, Smart Card Reader (optional)11, Kensington lock, HP Privacy Filter (optional) 11, Symantec Norton Internet Security
Dimensions: (h ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã¢â‚¬ w ÃƒÆ’Ã†’Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã¢â‚¬ d) 1.33 in (at front) x 13.03 in x 9.57 in / 33.8 mm (at front) x 330.9 mm x 243.1 mm
Weight: Starting at 5.29 lbs / 2.40 kilograms (weight will vary by configuration)
Power: 6-cell (55 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery, 6-cell (47 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery, optional HP (52 WHr) Extended Life Battery, optional HP (95 WHr) Ultra-Capacity Battery11, 90W HP Smart AC Adapter, HP Fast Charge10
Expansion solutions: HP 3-in-1 NAS Docking Station, HP Advanced Docking Station, HP Docking Station, HP Monitor Stand, HP Adjustable Notebook Stand, HP External MultiBay II
Warranty: 3-year or 1-year limited parts and labor warranty; 1-year limited warranty on primary battery