HP ProBook 6550B: Durable, Powerful Business Notebook

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:

Brand HP
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.

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