HP is announcing a new line of business notebooks. Included in this announcement is the HP ProBook S series of notebook computers. With these notebooks HP is taking significant departures from previous designs.
One of the new S series notebooks is the HP ProBook 4425s Notebook PC. It is a 14-inch computer with AMD’s Phenom II Quad or Triple Core processors, the Turion/Athlon Dual Core processors or the V-Series single core processor. The stylish 4425s also has AMD’s VISION Pro branding, meaning it is a good solution for business use including web surfing, email, office document editing, listening to music and viewing videos and photos. You could also play some casual games. The 4425s will come with multimedia functionality via the ArcSoft TotalMedia Suite for doing editing and playing video. The multi-media controlsâ€ are also now a part of the keyboard, which makes it easier to operate.
The HDMI port allows you to hook up your notebook to an external display carrying both the HD video and audio. With 1366×768 resolution you can also get 720p HD right on the computer itself.
The Caviar Color Option
This is primarily a business notebook, meaning battery life is important. HP Power Assistant gives battery information so users view and monitor battery consumption. With either a 6 cell or the optional 9 cell battery, you will have plenty of power. To protect your mission-critical information HP is providing security both in software and also features like HP 3D DriveGuard, which kicks in if the notebook is dropped. The accelerometer detects the drop and parks or freezes the hard drive so you won’t lose data.
If you need to get access to the web quick, then you can use the HP QuickLook 3 feature. It allows you to access email and PIM information within seconds of hitting the button. HP QuickWeb does the same giving access to the Internet in seconds even from the off position.
There are two colors available. The Caviar color is a dark almost black finish while the Bordeaux has a touch of red in it. The color isn’t the only thing new. There are no more plastic cases. They now have a metallic etched design. It has been four years since HP made this big a change in their cases. The clickable trackpad has gestures built in.
These new notebooks will start at an affordable $619.
Mike Hockey from HP describes the S series below:
Here are the detailed specs for the HP 4425s Notebook PC:
|Model||ProBook 4425s Notebook PC|
|Operating system||Preinstalled Choices:
Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 321
Genuine Windows XP Professional available through downgrade rights
from Windows 7 Professional 321,3
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 321
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Basic 321
Genuine Windows® 7 Starter 32 1
Genuine Windows Vista® Business 322
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic 322
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11
Red Flag Linux (PRC only)
Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11
|Processor / Graphics||Choice: AMD Phenomâ„¢ II Quad-Core Mobile Processor (up to 1.6 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache), AMD Phenomâ„¢ II Triple-Core Mobile Processor (up to 1.8 GHz, 1.5 MB L2 cache), AMD Turionâ„¢ II Dual-Core Mobile Processor (up to 2.3 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache), AMD Athlonâ„¢ II Dual-Core
Processor for Notebook PCs (up to 2.1 GHz, 1 MB L2 cache), AMD V-Series Single-Core Processor for Notebook PCs (up to 2.2 GHz,
512 KB L2 cache)
Integrated ATI Mobility RadeonTM HD 4250
|Memory||Choices: DDR3 SDRAM, 1333 MHz,* two slots supporting dual channel memory,141024/2048/4096 MB SODIMMs, up to 4096 MB standard and up to 8192 MB total with optional upgrade
* Memory speed is processor dependent
|Hard drive||Choices: SATA hard drive: 250/320/500 GB 7200 rpm, with HP 3D DriveGuard|
|Display / Resolution||Choices: 14.0-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD (1366 x 768), 14.0-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD7 (1366 x 768) BrightView|
|Removable Storage||Choices: mixed 12.7-mm SATA optical drive: Blu-ray ROM DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe Drive,5,6 DVD+/ RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe
Drive,5 DVD-ROM Drive5
|Wireless Support||802.11 b/g/n, b/g; Bluetoothâ„¢ 2.1, HP Wireless Assistant|
|Communications||Realtek Ethernet (10/100/1000 NIC), optional 56K v.92 modem|
|Input Devices||Full-sized spill-resistant keyboard/ClickPad with Gestures support, Optional Fingerprint Sensor|
|Power||6-cell (47WHr) Lithium-Ion battery, 9-cell (93WHr) Lithium-Ion battery, 65W HP Smart AC Adapter, HP Fast Charge|
|Accessories||HP USB 2.0 Docking Station, HP Essential Port Replicator, HP Basic Adjustable Stand|
|Security software/features||HP ProtectTools, Central Management for HP ProtectTools, Optional HP Fingerprint Sensor, 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|
|Other Software||HP Recovery Manager (Windows 7 and Windows Vista only), HP Support Assistant, Norton Online Backup, HP QuickLook 3, HP
QuickWeb, HP DayStarter, HP Power Assistant, HP SoftPaq Download Manager, ArcSoft TotalMedia Suite, Skype, WinZip trial,
Corel Home Office,9 HP Face Recognition
|Memory card reader||Media Card Reader|
|Accessible memory slots||2 slots, option of 1 or 0 open for expansion|
|Maximum Memory Expansion||Up to 8 GB|
|Ports||(3) USB 2.0 ports, (1) eSATA/USB 2.0 combo port, VGA, HDMI, stereo microphone in, stereo headphone/line out, power connector, RJ-11/modem, RJ-45/ethernet|
|Additional Ports||Express Card/34 slot|
|Audio||High Definition Audio, stereo speakers, stereo headphone/line out, stereo microphone in, integrated digital microphone;|
|ENERGY STAR Qualified||Yes|
|Weight||Min. 4.71 lb/2.147kg without optical drive, 5.0 lb/2.27 kg with|
|Dimension||1.07 (at front) x 13.23 x 9.15 in/27.0 (at front) x 336 x 232.4 mm|
|Thinness||1.07 in (at front)/27.0 mm (at front)|
|Network Card||Realtek Ethernet (10/100/1000 NIC)|
|PC Card Slot||None|
|Webcam||Optional 2 MP Webcam|
|Multimedia and Entertainment||ArcSoft TotalMedia Suite, Skype, HP Face Recognition|
|Warranty||Limited 1-year and 90 day warranty options available depending on country, 1-year limited warranty on primary battery. Optional HP Care Pack Services extended warranty|