HP ProBook 6555B Offers AMD Phenom and Business Class Software

As part of a major refresh, the HP ProBook 6555B was upgraded today to provide a compelling value and usability for business users. In keeping with the ProBook B line HP has added many software extras to the 6555B to benefit business users and offers several AMD processor options for affordable power.

The HP ProBook 6455B is powered by AMD VISION technology and 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) as well as UMA graphics support. It has a 15.6-inch diagonal16:9 HD LED-backlit display that is great for working on documents, presenting or relaxing on the road.

Like the rest of the ProBook B series, the HP ProBook 6555B comes with HP Professional Innovations software installed. This software includes: HP Protect Tools (for security), HP QuickLook to provide offline 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.

The ProBook 6555B also features Durafinish on the keys for a longer life and a magnesium alloy support structure for enhanced durability. Adding to the robust nature of this business class notebook, the 6555B includes a hard drive protection to lock the drive in case of falls and a spill resistant keyboard that sends small amounts of liquid out drains in the bottom of the keyboard to keep the notebook running. Finally, the HP Power Assistant provides an easy way for user to manage their power use and extend battery life.

The HP ProBook 6555B starts at $779 and will be available in June.

Here are the detailed specifications for the HP ProBook 6555B:

Brand HP
Model ProBook 6555B 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 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),HP 3D DriveGuard; or 128 GB SSD
Display / Resolution 15.6-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD anti-glare (1366 x 768), 15.6-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD 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 5.5 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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