CES: HP ProBook 6440b and 6540b Gain Pointer and New Processors

HP hass announced two new notebooks in their ProBook series, the HP ProBook 6440b and the HP ProBook 6540b both of which will be available with Intel Core i7 processors and a new feature to the ProBook lineup — a point stick. Both the 6440b and the 6540b continue to make use of the magnesium alloy frame which has provided a sturdy chasis on the current ProBook series.

The addition of the Core i7 processor, one typically found in gaming or desktop workstations, will provide increased performance over the previous Intel processors and the AMD processors in the current ProBook 6445b and ProBook 6545b notebooks. These Notebooks would work great for a small to medium size business that needs powerful machines but not the longer life and extras which accompany the the EliteBook line from HP.

HP ProBook 6440b - Angle_low

The 6440b has a 14″ screen and the 6540b has a 15.6″ screen; both of which are LED backlit and provide an widescreen HD viewing experience. The new ProBooks also include an optional 2.0 MP webcam and weigh roughly 5 pounds. When available the Probook 6440b and 6540b will start at $949.

HP ProBook 6440b - Front_low

HP ProBook 6440b6540b Spefication/Configuration:

Brand HP
Model ProBook 6440 ProBook 6540b
Operating system Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 1

Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 1

Genuine Windows 7 Home Basic 1

Genuine Windows XP Professional available through

downgrade rights from Windows 7 Professional1

Genuine Windows Vista Business

Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic2,


Processor Choices: Intel® CoreTM i7 Mobile Processor Family with Turbo Boost Technology; Future Intel® Coreâ„¢ Processor
Chipset Mobile Intel HM57 Chipset
Memory type DDR3 SDRAM, 1066/1333 MHz
Maximum memory 8 GB
Memory Choices: 1 GB / 2 GB / 4 GB
Internal Storage 160/250/320/500 GB 7200 rpm SMART SATA II HDD or 128/160 GB SSD, HP 3D DriveGuard
Upgrade Bay 12.7-mm SATA optical drive or secondary hard drive: Blu-ray ROM DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe Drive5,6, DVD+/ RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe Drive5, DVD-ROM Drive; 500 GB 7200 rpm HDD
Display Size 14.0” diagonal display 15.6″ diagonal display
Display type Choices: LED-backlit HD anti-glare or LED-backlit HD bright view or LED back-lit HD+ anti-glare
Resolution Choices:  1366 x 768 or 1600 x 900
Graphics Card UMA: Intel® HD Graphics or discrete: ATI Mobility RadeonTM HD 4550, with 512 MB dedicated video memory
Audio / Visual High Definition Audio, stereo speakers, stereo headphone/line out, stereo microphone in, integrated microphone (integrated dual-microphone array

with optional webcam)

Wireless Support Optional HP un2420 EV-DO/HSPA Mobile Broadband Module (requires mobile network operator service);

Intel 802.11a/b/g/n, a/b/g, b/g/n, b/g; Broadcom 802.11a/b/g/n, b/g; HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth ® v2.1 Wireless Technology;

HP Wireless Assistant, Connection Manager 3.1

Communications Integrated Marvell Gigabit Ethernet PCI Controller (10/100/1000 NIC), 56K v.92 modem
Expansion slots 1 ExpressCard/54 slot, Media Card Reader
Ports and connectors 4 USB 2.0 ports, VGA, DisplayPort, stereo microphone in, stereo headphone/line out, 1394a, power connector, RJ-11/modem, RJ-45/Ethernet,

docking connector, secondary battery connector

Input Devices Full-sized spill-resistant keyboard with drains, touchpad with scroll zone, optional point stick, optional 2 MP Webcam, touch-sensitive controls
Software HP Recovery Manager (Windows 7 and Vista only), HP Support Assistant (Windows 7 and Vista only), Intervideo WinDVD (select models), HP QuickLook 3, HP QuickWeb, Roxio Creator Business 10 (select models), HP Power Assistant,23 Skype,21 WinZip 12
Security Standard: HP ProtectTools, TPM Embedded Security Chip 1.2, Enhanced Pre-Boot Security, HP Spare Key (requires initial user setup), HP Disk

Sanitizer, Enhanced Drive Lock, Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools, Credential Manager for HP ProtectTools, File Sanitizer for HP ProtectTools; Optional: LoJack for HP ProtectTools,22 HP Fingerprint Sensor, Smart Card Reader (replaces ExpressCard), Kensington Lock slot, HP Privacy Filter, McAfee Security Solution

Dimensions 1.33 in (at front) x 13.35 in x 9.3 in / 33.8 mm (at front) x 339 mm x 236.2 mm
Weight 5.0 lb (2.26 kg) with no optical drive (weight will vary by configuration)
Power 9-cell (93 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery, 6-cell (55 WHr or 47 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery, optional HP Long Life Battery (47 WHr), optional HP (52 WHr) Extended Life Battery, optional HP (95 WHr) Ultra-Capacity Battery, 90W HP Smart AC Adapter (models with discrete graphics), 65W HP Smart AC Adapter (models with integrated graphics), 90W Smart Combo Adapter,18 HP Fast Charge
Expansion Solutions HP 90W Docking Station, HP 120W Advanced Docking Station, HP USB 2.0 Docking Station, HP Essential USB 2.0 Port Replicator, HP

Adjustable Notebook Stand, HP Dual-Monitor Stand, HP Monitor Stand

Warranty Limited 3-year, 1-year and 90-day warranty options available, depending on country, 1-year limited warranty on primary battery
Body Magnesium alloy support structure and strong metal alloy hinges for increased durability

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