HP has refreshed the HP ProBook 6550B business class notebook with many business friendly features and powerful Intel processors. This notebook is a good fit for business class users who want a durable notebook that can handle power hungry tasks.
The HP ProBook 6550B is very similar to its slightly smaller brother, the 6450B. The big difference between these two is that the 6550B comes with a 15.6-inch diagonal 16:9 HD LED backlit display and a choice of UMA graphics solution or a high performance discrete GPU powered by ATI Mobility. The extra screen space on the ProBook 6550B will come in handy for business users who need to compare documents or spreadsheets on a regular basis.
Like 14″ ProBook 6450B, HP has included some of its HP Professional Innovations software. The ProBook 6550B includes HP Protect Tools (for security), HP QuickLook to provide off-line access to e-mail, calendar, task and contact information at the touch of a button without having to boot up the notebook and HP QuickWeb for quick access to the web.
Like the rest of the ProBook B series, the HP ProBook 6550B has the new HP DuraFinish structure and a magnesium alloy support structure to provide extra durability for mobile use. The 6550B is also equipped with HP 3D DriveGuard and a spill resistant keyboard that can protect the notebook from small spills. The ProBook also comes with HP Power Assistant software to conserve power and stretch battery life on the go.
The HP ProBook 6550B will be available in June along with the 6440B and will start at $859.
Here are the detailed specifications for the HP ProBook 6550B:
|Model||ProBook 6550B Notebook PC|
|Operating system||Preinstalled Choices: Genuine Windows® 7 Professional, Genuine Windows XP Professional available through downgrade rights from Windows 7 Professional, Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, Genuine Windows® 7 Home Basic, Genuine Windows® 7 Starter, Genuine Windows Vista® Business ,Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop ,FreeDOS Red Flag Linux (PRC only) Supported Choices: Genuine Windows 7 Enterprise, Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate, Genuine Windows Vista Enterprise Certified: SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop|
|Processor / Graphics||Intel® Coreâ„¢ i7 Mobile Processor Family with Turbo Boost Technology; Intel® Coreâ„¢ i5 Mobile Processor Family with Turbo Boost
Technology; Intel® Coreâ„¢ i3 Mobile Processor Family; Intel® Celeron® Processor
Integrated: Intel® HD Graphics
Discrete: ATI Mobility RadeonTM HD 540v, with 512 MB dedicated video memory
|Memory||DDR3 SDRAM, 1333 MHz,* two slots supporting dual-channel memory13 1024/2048/4096 MB SODIMMs, up to 8192 MB total
*Memory speed is processor dependent
|Hard drive||160/250/320/500 GB 7200 rpm SMART SATA II HDD, 320 GB 7200 rpm SED (Self Encrypting Drive),28 HP 3D DriveGuard; or 8028/128GB SSD|
|Display / Resolution||15.6-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD7 anti-glare (1366 x 768), 15.6-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD+7 WVA anti-glare (1600 x 900)|
|Removable Storage||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 HDD15; or weight saver|
|Wireless Support||Optional HP un2420 EV-DO/HSPA Mobile Broadband Module (requires mobile network operator service);Intel 802.11a/b/g/n or b/g/n, Broadcom 802.11a/b/g/n, b/g/n or b/g; HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth ® v2.1 Wireless Technology;HP Wireless Assistant, Connection Manager 3.1|
|Communications||Integrated Intel 82577LC Gigabit Network Connection (non vPro), Integrated Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection (vPro), 56K v.92 modem|
|Input Devices||Full-sized spill-resistant keyboard with drains, touchpad with scroll zone, optional point stick, touch-sensitive controls (QuickLook, QuickWeb, Wireless on/off, volume mute, volume down, volume up)|
|Power||9-cell (93 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery, 6-cell (55 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery, 6-cell (47 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery, 6-cell (51 WHr) HP Long Life Battery,3-cell (47 WHr) HP Long Life Battery (AMO),25 optional HP Extended Life Battery (52 WHr),18 optional HP Ultra-Capacity Battery (95 WHr),90W HP Smart AC Adapter (discrete graphics) or 65W HP Smart AC Adapter (integrated graphics), HP Fast Charge|
|Accessories||HP 90W Docking Station, HP 120W Advanced Docking Station, HP USB 2.0 Docking Station, HP Essential USB 2.0 Port Replicator, HP Dual
Hinge Notebook Stand, HP Display & Notebook Stand, HP Adjustable Display Stand, HP Adjustable Dual Display Stand
|Security software/features||Standard: HP ProtectTools, Central Management for HP ProtectTools, TPM Embedded Security Chip 1.2, Enhanced Pre-Boot Security, HP Spare
Key (requires initial user setup), HP Disk Sanitizer,11 Enhanced Drive Lock, Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools, Credential Manager for HP
ProtectTools, File Sanitizer for HP ProtectTools11, security lock slot;
Optional:18 LoJack Pro for HP ProtectTools,22 HP Fingerprint Sensor, Smart Card Reader (replaces ExpressCard), HP Privacy Filter
|Other Software||HP Power Assistant,HP Recovery Manager (Windows 7 and Vista only), HP Support Assistant (Windows 7 and Vista only), Intervideo WinDVD, HP QuickLook 3,12 HP QuickWeb,Roxio Creator Business, McAfee Total Protection,Skype,WinZip trial, Microsoft Office Ready|
|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, DisplayPort, stereo microphone in, stereo headphone/line out, 1394a, power connector, RJ-11/modem, RJ-45/Ethernet, docking connector, secondary battery connector|
|Additional Ports||Express Card/34 slot|
|ENERGY STAR Qualified||Yes|
|Weight||Starting at 5.5 lb (2.51 kg) without optical drive; 5.81 lb (2.64 kg) with DVD-ROM drive (weight will vary by configuration)|
|Dimension||1.37 in (at front) x 14.62 in x 9.76 in / 34.8 mm (at front) x 371.4 mm x 248.0 mm|
|Webcam||Optional 2 MP Webcam|
|Warranty||Limited 3-year, 1-year and 90-day warranty options available, depending on country, 1-year limited warranty on primary battery. Optional HP Care
Pack Services are extended service contracts which go beyond your standard warranties.
For more details visit: https://www.hp.com/go/lookuptool.