HP ProBook S Notebooks bring Sandy Bridge & Affordable Business Machines: Specs, Pics and Video

The new HP ProBook S notebooks are designed to give business users an affordable entry level system to deploy in large and small businesses that doesn’t skimp on security and durability. The new ProBook s series can be configured with the latest sandy bridge processors as well as cheaper Celeron processors and include the latest technology options like USB 3.0. The new  ProBook models were released alongside several other HP business notebook updates for 2011.

The HP ProBook s line includes the following models and sizes:

  • ProBook 4230s – 12.1-inch diagonal
  • ProBook 4330s – 13.3-inch diagonal
  • ProBook 4430s – 14.0-inch diagonal
  • ProBook 4530s – 15.6-inch diagonal
  • ProBook 4730s – 17.3-inch diagonal

HP ProBook s Series Video Overview:

HP Probook s Quick Specs:

The HP ProBook s notebooks come with numerous processor options ranging from the latest 2nd Generation Intel Core i family of processors to older Intel Celeron chips. The ProBook s series can be configured with up to 8GB RAM and up to a 750GB 7200RPM hard drive. For graphics, the ProBook s notebooks come with integrated Intel graphics or the option for a discrete AMD Radeon HD6470 GPU with 512MB to 1GB VRAM.

The HP ProBook s notebooks come with USB 2.0, SRS Premium Sound and the option for cellular connectivity.

HP Probook s Features:

These notebooks have an attractive starting price, but that doesn’t mean that HP has skimped on the features. The ProBook s notebooks have an anodized aluminum case that is smudge resistant thanks to HP DuraFinish and is available in metallic gray or java.

There are fingerprint sensors and face recognition built in to allow for additional security and users will enjoy the inclusion of HP QuickWeb which allows them to quickly boot into a web browser without waiting for Windows to start.

Another nice feature on the ProBook s notebooks is the inclusion of ArcSoft TotalMedia Suite which gives users the ability to edit and create audio and video files.

HP Probook s Battery Life:

The HP Probook s notebooks come with 6-cell (47WHr), 8-cell (73WHr) and 9-cell (93WHr) battery options, but there is no listed run time for the batteries yet.

HP Probook s Pricing and Availability:

The HP ProBooks-series starts at $579 and will be available on March 15, 2011.

HP Probook s Gallery:

HP Probook s Detailed Specs:

Operating system Preinstalled:

Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 4

Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 4

Genuine Windows 7 Home Basic 4 (select countries)

Genuine Windows 7 Starter5(select countries/configurations)

Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic5 (select countries)

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11


Processor 2ndgenerationIntel® Core™ i7 mobile processors with Turbo Boost Technology; 2ndgenerationIntel® Core™ i5 mobile processors2with Turbo Boost Technology; 2ndgenerationIntel® Core™ i3 mobile processors, Intel®Celeron processor
Chipset Mobile Intel HM65Express Chipset
Memory DDR3 SDRAM, 1333 MHz,two slots supporting dual-channel memory,7 2/4GB SODIMMs, up to 8 GBtotal7
Internal Storage8 250/320/500/750GB 7200 rpm SMART SATA II HDD, 250/320/500/640GB 5400 rpm SMART SATA II HDD;HP 3D DriveGuard9
Removable Storage Fixed 12.7-mm SATA optical drive: Blu-ray R/RE DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DLDrive,10, 11Blu-ray ROM DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe

Drive,10, 11, 20 DVD+/–RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe Drive,10, 20 DVD-ROM Drive,10,or weight saver

Display HP 4330s: 13.3-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD1anti-glareor BrightView(1366 x 768)

HP 4430s: 14.0-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD1anti-glare or BrightView (1366 x 768)

HP 4530s: 15.6-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD1anti-glare or BrightView (1366 x 768), 15.6-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD+1anti-glare (1600 x 900)

HP 4730s: 17.3-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD+1anti-glare (1600 x 900)

Graphics Integrated: Intel® HD1Graphics300022;Intel® HD Graphicsfor Celeron(not an option on HP ProBook 4730s)24

Discrete: AMD Radeon HD 6470M with 512 MG or 1 GB dedicated GDDR5 video memory(not available at product introduction)24

Audio/Visual High Definition Audio(SRS Premium Sound), stereo speakers, stereo headphone/line out, stereo microphone in, optional 720p HDWebcam,1, 10integrated dual-microphone array. (Models without optional webcam have single integrated microphone)
Wireless Support12, 13 OptionalHP lc2010 Mobile Broadband Module;12(only HP 4330s and 4530s UMA); Optional HP un2430 EV-DO/HSPA Mobile Broadband (planned to be available 2Q 2011);12 only HP 4330s and 4530s UMA ;HP 4430s, HP 4730s: no optional WWAN

802.11b/g/n,13 802.11a/b/g/n 13 with BT combo card, 802.11b/g/n13 with BT combo card; HP Connection Manager 4.0

Communications Integrated Realtek Ethernet (10/100/1000), optional 56K v.92 modem
Ports and Connectors (3) USB 2.0 ports, (1) USB 3.0 port, (1) VGA, (1) HDMI, (1) stereo microphone in, (1)stereo headphone/line out, (1) power connector, (1) RJ-11/modem, (1) RJ-45/ethernet
Expansion Slots (1)ExpressCard/34slot, (1) SD 3.0 HS Media Card Reader (6-in-1)
Input Device Full-sized,spill-resistant keyboard with drains, touchpad with scroll zoneand gestures support; separate numeric keypad on HP 4530s and 4730s; launch buttons (wireless on/off, HP QuickWeb3)
Software(Windows OS only) HP Power Assistant,14HP Recovery Manager, HP Support Assistant, HP QuickWeb,5 Microsoft® Office 2010 Preloaded -Purchase Key,15 ArcSoft Total Media Suite, HP Connection Manager 4.0, HP SoftPaq Download Manager, Norton Internet Security 2011,16 Skype17
Security Standard: HP ProtectTools,9 Device Access Manager, Enhanced Pre-Boot Security, HP Spare Key, HP Disk Sanitizer,18Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools, Credential Manager for HP ProtectTools, File Sanitizer for HP ProtectTools,18Kensington Lock slot, Norton Internet Security 2011

Optional:HP Fingerprint Sensor


(h x w x d)

HP 4330s: 1.10in (at front) x 12.99in x 9.28in / 2.79cm (at front) x 33.0cm x 23.50cm

HP 4430s: 1.11in (at front) x 13.00in x 9.27in / 2.81cm (at front) x 33.90cm x 23.50cm

HP 4530s: 1.13in (at front) x 14.76in x 10.10in / 2.87cm (at front) x 37.40cm x 25.60cm

HP 4730s: 1.15in (at front) x 16.29in x 11.00in / 2.90cm (at front) x 41.40cm x 27.90cm

Weight HP 4330s: Starting at 4.41lb (2.00kg) without optical drive; 4.70lb (2.13kg) with opticaldrive (weight will vary by configuration)

HP 4430s: Starting at 4.51lb (2.04kg) without optical drive; 4.83lb (2.18kg) with opticaldrive (weight will vary by configuration)

HP 4530s: Starting at 5.22lb (2.36kg) without optical drive; 5.55lb (2.51kg) with opticaldrive (weight will vary by configuration)

HP 4730s:Starting at 6.44lb (2.92kg) without optical drive; 6.72lb (3.05kg) with opticaldrive (weight will vary by configuration)

Power HP 4330s/4430s/4530s: 9-cell (93WHr)Lithium-Ion battery, 6-cell (47WHr) Lithium-Ion battery

HP 4730s: 8-cell (73WHr)Lithium-Ion battery

90W HP Smart AC Adapter (discrete graphics) or 65W HP Smart AC Adapter (integrated graphics), HP Fast Charge14

Expansion Solutions7 HP USB 2.0 Docking Station, HP Essential USB Port Replicator
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 Services21are extended service contracts which go beyond your standard warranties.

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