HP ProBook 6455B: Business Notebook for the Smart Commuter

The HP ProBook 6455B business notebook is part of the HP ProBook B series spring refresh which brings many new features to make it more user friendly; billing the ProBook 6455B as a “Smart Commuter” notebook. Essentially, HP is working to make our business lives on a notebook as easy as working on our home PCs.

This new notebook is powered by AMD processors and the new AMD VISION technology. The HP ProBook 6455B will ship with a choice of the new AMD processors (Phenom II Quad,Triple, or Dual Core, a Turion Dual Core or Athlon Dual Core) and come with UMA graphics support.

It also has a 14.0-inch diagonal 16:9 HD LED-backlit display which is great for watching and creating video presentations, as well as viewing photos, etc.  The notebook is also relatively lightweight, weighing in at 5 pounds. While it’s not an ultra-portable, it is light enough to carry to and from work without breaking your back.

Like its ProBook B series counterparts, HP also includes some of of its HP Professional Innovations software.  This software includes: HP Protect Tools (for security), HP QuickLook to provide off-line read and write capability of 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.  All businessmen have to do is load up Skype (included) and they are ready to do international deals from their commuter notebook.

One of the bigger features with this new series is the new HP DuraFinish structure.  Thia magnesium alloy structure was announced at CES 2010 and provides a sturdy base for the ProBook B series notebooks and adds to the overall durability and longevity of the notebook. The HP Probook 6455B also features HP 3D Driveguard to protect the hard drive from falls and a spill resistant keyboard that will protect the computer from small spills. Finally, there is the HP Power Assistant tool which allows business users and IT departments to conserve power and stretch battery run-time.

With all of these powerful features, the ProBook 6455B looks to be a solid business notebook for a consultant on the run.

Here are the detailed specifications for the HP ProBook 6455B:

Brand HP
Model ProBook 6455B Notebook PC
Operating system Preinstalled Choises: 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 AMD Phenomâ„¢ II Quad-Core Mobile Processor4 (2.0 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache)

AMD Phenom II Triple-Core Mobile Processor4 (2.1 GHz, 1.5 MB L2 cache)

AMD Phenom II Dual-Core Mobile Processor4 (2.8 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache)

AMD Turionâ„¢ II Dual-Core Mobile Processor4 (2.3 GHz, 1 MB L2 cache)

AMD AthlonTM II Dual-Core Processor for Notebook PCs4 (2.1 GHz, 1 MB L2 cache)

ATI Mobility Radeonâ„¢ HD 4250 Graphics

Memory DDR3 SDRAM, 1333 MHz,* two slots supporting dual-channel memory13 1024/2048/4096 MB SODIMMs, up to 8192 MB total14

*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),27 HP 3D DriveGuard; or 128 GB SSD
Display / Resolution 14.0-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD7 anti-glare (1366 x 768), 14.0-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD+7 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 Drive, DVD+/ RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe Drive, DVD-ROM Drive; 500 GB 7200 rpm HDD; or weight saver
Wireless Support Optional HP un2420 EV-DO/HSPA Mobile Broadband Module (requires mobile network operator service);Broadcom 802.11a/b/g/n, b/g/n; b/g;8 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
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 (51 WHr) HP Long Life Battery,3-cell (47 WHr) HP Long Life Battery (AMO),25 optional HP Extended Life Battery (52 WHr), optional HP Ultra-Capacity Battery (95 WHr),90W HP Smart AC Adapter, 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, Enhanced Drive Lock, Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools, Credential Manager for HP ProtectTools, File Sanitizer for HP ProtectTools, security lock slot;

Optional LoJack for HP ProtectTools, HP Fingerprint Sensor, Smart Card Reader (replaces ExpressCard), HP Privacy Filter, McAfee Security

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,20 Roxio Creator Business, Skype, WinZip trial, Microsoft Office Ready

Security Standard: HP ProtectTools, Central Management for HP ProtectTools, TPM Embedded Security Chip 1.2, Enhanced

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
Audio High Definition Audio, stereo speakers, stereo headphone/line out, stereo microphone in, optional 2 MP Webcam21 (fixed focus), integrated microphone (integrated dual-microphone array with optional webcam)
ENERGY STAR Qualified Yes
Weight Starting at 5.0 lb (2.26 kg) without optical drive; 5.31 lb (2.39 kg) with DVD-ROM drive (weight will vary by configuration
Dimension 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
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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