Aimed at corporate customers who want an affordable combination of business-critical and innovative features in a full-function notebook PC, the new HP ProBook 6445b and HP ProBook 6545b offer flexible battery options and a range of wireless connectivity choices.
Utilizing new AMD processors and graphics solutions, the HP ProBook b-series notebooks show a marked increase in performance and battery life over previous AMD-based HP Compaq b-series notebooks. Battery life improved 60 percent for up to 8 hours and 15 minutes of use, while performance improved 39 percent.
Available with 14-inch or 15.6-inch diagonal high-definition LED-backlit widescreen displays, the new HP ProBook b-series sports a smart new design that incorporates a spill-resistant keyboard with a drain.
As part of its commitment to protecting the environment, HP offers business notebook PCs that are designed with reduced or eliminated substances of concern, reduce energy consumption and are more easily recycled. In addition, the PCs are ENERGY STAR 5.0 and EPEAT Gold certified.
HP Power Assistant provides total visibility over the notebook PC’s reported power consumption, with tools allowing users to conserve power, stretch battery run time and accurately monitor reported power needs. It uses dedicated hardware found in HP Business Notebooks to deliver a level of accuracy and environmental monitoring not found in other power management tools.
On the network level, HP Power Assistant measures, logs and reports platform energy use to give IT departments the information needed to help save businesses money and energy.
When equipped with HP Mobile Broadband, the new HP ProBook b-series can use global positioning system (GPS) to determine 3-D position (latitude, longitude and altitude). When running a separately purchased supporting application, GPS-enabled notebooks can help accurately identify locations around the world, permit personal navigation to guide users on where they need to go, and assist law enforcement in the tracking and recovery of lost or stolen notebooks.
New HP Docking Stations and HP Advanced Docking Stations offer up to six USB ports and eSata support. They also feature up to two video DisplayPort connectors, in addition to VGA and DVI ports, providing multiple choices for high-end digital video output now and in the future.
Featuring the proprietary HP Docking Station Cable Lock, in addition to an industry-standard notebook lock slot, the HP docking stations are dramatically simpler to use than previous locks and enhance security.
Pricing and availability
The HP ProBook b-series and docking stations are expected to be available worldwide on Oct. 22 and in the United States in mid-November for a starting price of $799