NEWS RELEASE HP Delivers Affordable Notebook

NEWS RELEASE HP Delivers Affordable Notebook
NEWS RELEASE
HP Delivers Affordable Notebook PCs
Across All Business Segments
PALO ALTO, Calif., May 5, 2010 – HP today introduced nine affordable
business notebook PCs tailored for corporate and small to midsize business
customers.
With prices starting at $549,(1) the new notebooks deliver HP’s best
combination of features, functionality and value for businesses. The
introduction continues a series of announcements that provide businesses
the broadest mix of products to update aging desktops, workstations and
notebooks.
Additions to the HP notebook portfolio include:
— The HP ProBook 6455b/6555b series offers the latest VISION Pro
technology from AMD to deliver cost-effective performance, while the
notebook’s security features maintain a more secure, mobile
environment.
— The HP ProBook 6450b/6550b series features Intel® vPro technology to
help businesses cut costs and increase efficiency, as well as flexible
docking and battery options and a range of wireless connectivity
choices.(2,3)
Editorial Contacts
Mike Hockey, HP
+1 281 927 9379
[email protected]
Christine Wright, Edelman for HP
+1 415 385 4988
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HP Media Hotline
+1 866 266 7272
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www.hp.com/go/newsroom
Hewlett-Packard Company
3000 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304
www.hp.com
— The HP ProBook 4325s/4425s/4525s series sports brushed-aluminum
metal cases in caviar or bordeaux. The notebooks offer a range of
configurable options, including new AMD Phenom™ II, AMD Turion™ II,
AMD Athlon™ II or AMD V-series processors(4) that deliver different
levels of performance at varying prices.
— The HP 425 and HP 625 are the company’s most affordable notebook
offerings. Features such as optional wireless technologies,(2,3) a 2megapixel webcam,(5) an integrated microphone and a spill-resistant
keyboard keep users connected and protected while on the go.
HP customers get improved performance on popular applications with the
updated AMD multicore processors. For example, an HP notebook that
employs a new AMD Phenom II Dual-Core N620 processor offers up to 69
percent faster performance than previous generation HP AMD-powered
notebooks(6) and gets up to 24 percent longer battery life.(7) This
performance, coupled with flexible battery options, provides hours of
battery use. Exceptional visual performance via UMA graphics gives users
hassle-free, efficient computing.
The new HP ProBook 6450b and HP ProBook 6550b notebooks offer the
latest Intel Core™ i7, i5 and i3 processors.(8) The Core i7 and Core i5 include
optional Intel vPro technology(9) to deliver intelligent performance, flexible
graphics options, and unique hardware-assisted security and
manageability features.
A choice of Intel HD Graphics or ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 540v graphics
processor delivers amazing visual performance.
Users can choose a 14-inch (6450b/6455b) or 15.6-inch (6550b/6555b)
diagonal high-definition (HD)(10) LED-backlit display and extensive wireless
connectivity options, including HP Mobile Broadband(2) and optional dualpointing devices(11) that offer greater ease of use.
Other features include multiple battery options, including the HP Long Life
Battery, compatibility with the HP 12-cell ultra-capacity battery, an
eSATA/USB 2.0 combo port and optional dual hard drive support.(11)
All of the new HP ProBook b-series feature a spill-resistant keyboard with
drains. This helps protect sensitive electronics and key components from
minor spills by combining a thin layer of Mylar film under the keyboard with
a drain system that funnels the fluid through a hole in the bottom of the
notebook.
All ProBook b-series notebooks are designed to work with the recently
introduced HP 90W and HP 120W Advanced Docking Stations.(11) The
docking stations connect to notebooks in one easy step and eliminate the
need to plug and unplug peripherals or accessories into the notebooks
every time they are used. The HP 120W Advanced Docking Station allows
users to expand the notebook’s functionality with an integrated Upgrade
Bay.
Cost-effective performance for a secure, mobile environment
Ideal for budget-conscious mobile professionals, the new HP ProBook 4325s
(13.3-inch diagonal), HP ProBook 4425s (14-inch diagonal) and HP ProBook
4525s (15.6-inch diagonal) notebook PCs feature a range of configurable
options and essential office and multimedia applications to assist small
business professionals with everyday needs.
The new notebooks offer a choice of processor technology from AMD and
a choice of UMA or discrete graphics options depending on the model.
Users also can choose multiple wireless connectivity options, including HP
Mobile Broadband, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth®.(2,3)
The HP ProBook s-series features new multimedia controls for video and
comes loaded with the new ArcSoft TotalMedia Suite to allow users to
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play, edit and create video and audio files. They also feature ClickPad
Gestures to allow for a more intuitive document navigation experience.
The b-series and s-series notebooks also include several HP Professional
Innovations, including HP Power Assistant software to allow users to more
easily monitor energy usage(12) and Central Management for HP
ProtectTools,(13) which offers remote security management, deployment,
monitoring and auditing from one central location. Central Management
for HP ProtectTools can be used on HP or other industry-standard
notebooks so IT administrators can manage all the notebooks in their
environment with one easy-to-use software application.
HP DayStarter(14) allows users to get a head start on the day’s activities with
access to key information such as their calendar and battery status, even
before the operating system boots, while HP QuickWeb(15) allows users to
access the web in seconds when the notebook is shut down. The
application resides outside the notebook’s operating system, so there is no
need to wait for the computer to boot up; users can simply push the
dedicated button.
Full-function performance, affordability and value
With a new industrial design featuring a stone gray microfiber pattern
texture for a clean professional look, the HP 425 and HP 625 notebook PCs
are ideal for small business users looking for a versatile notebook at a smart
value.
The notebooks feature VISION Pro Technology from AMD with AMD
Phenom II, AMD Turion II, AMD Athlon II and AMD V-Series processors to
deliver the right level of performance.
The HP 425 and HP 625 business notebooks are available in two display
sizes – 14-inch or 15.6-inch diagonal respectively, in a choice of HD LEDbacklit or LED-backlit BrightView HD displays.
An optional integrated 2-megapixel webcam(5) and integrated
microphone allow for video conferencing as well as video and still-image
capture. The HDMI port provides connectivity to HD(10) displays with one
convenient HDMI cable.
Like all HP business notebooks, the HP 425 and HP 625 undergo more than
100,000 hours of rigorous quality testing to ensure the highest standards in
design, materials and components.(16)
Financing options(17)
HP is offering businesses zero percent vendor-direct financing plans for the
new HP ProBook and HP lines through HP Financial Services, the
company’s leasing and life cycle asset management services subsidiary.
Customers can choose from two plans – a 12-month lease with a $1
purchase option or a 36-month lease with a fair market value purchase
option.
Qualifying transactions must be between $1,500 and $150,000 in the
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United States and between $5,000 and $150,000 in Canada. More details
on these financing options are available at
www.hp.com/go/totalfinancing.
Pricing and availability(1)
Product availability will vary by region and country.
The HP ProBook 6455b and 6555b notebook PCs are expected to be
available in the United States in June and start at $779.
The HP ProBook 6450b and 6550b notebook PCs are expected to be
available in the United States in June and start at $859.
The HP ProBook 4425s Notebook PC is expected to be available in the
United States later this month and starts at $619.
The HP 425 Notebook PC is expected to be available in the United States
in June and starts at $549.
More information about the products, including product specifications
and images, is available at www.hp.com/personal.
About HP
HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact
on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest
technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing,
personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve
customer problems. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at
http://www.hp.com.
(1) Estimated U.S. street prices. Actual prices may vary.
(2) Wireless access point and internet service is required and is not included.
Availability of public wireless access points limited.
(3) WWAN or Gobi requires separately purchased service contract. Check with
provider for availability and coverage.
(4) Systems require a 64-bit operating system and 64-bit software products to take
advantage of the 64-bit processing capabilities of AMD technology.
Dual/quad/triple-core processing available with AMD technology is designed to
improve performance of this system. Given the wide range of software
applications available, performance of a system including a 64-bit operating
system and a dual-core processor will vary.
(5) Requires separately purchased internet service.
(6) SYSmark 2007 performance comparison between HP ProBook 6555b with AMD
Phenom II N620, AMD M880G graphics and Genuine Windows® 7 Professional and
HP Compaq 6735b with AMD Turion Ultra ZM-84 processor, ATI Radeon HD 3200
graphics and Genuine Windows XP Pro SP3.
(7) MobileMark 2007 battery life comparison between HP ProBook 6555b with AMD
Phenom II N620, AMD M880G graphics, LED display, 6-cell 55 WHr battery and
Genuine Windows 7 Professional and HP Compaq 6735b with AMD Turion Ultra ZM80 processor, ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics, CCFL display, 6-cell 55WHr battery and
Genuine Windows XP Pro SP3. Battery life will vary depending on the product
model, configuration, loaded applications, features, use, wireless functionality and
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power management settings. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally
decrease with time and usage. See MobileMark07 battery benchmark
www.bapco.com.
(8) 64-bit computing on Intel architecture requires a computer system with a
processor, chipset, BIOS, operating system, device drivers and applications
enabled for Intel 64 architecture. Processors will not operate (including 32-bit
operation) without an Intel 64 architecture-enabled BIOS. Performance will vary
depending on hardware and software configurations. More information is
available at www.intel.com/info/em64t. QuadCore is designed to improve
performance of multithreaded software products and hardware-aware
multitasking operating systems and may require appropriate operating system
software for full benefit. Not all customers or software applications will necessarily
benefit from use of this technology. Intel’s numbering is not a measurement of
higher performance.
(9) Some functionality of this technology, such as Intel Active management
technology and Intel Virtualization technology, requires additional third-party
software in order to run. Availability of future “virtual appliances” applications for
Intel vPro technology is dependent on third-party software providers. Compatibility
of this generation of Intel vPro technology-based hardware with future “virtual
appliances” is yet to be determined. Intel AT security requires an Intel AT-enabled
chipset, BIOS, firmware release, software, separately purchased Absolute LoJack
service subscription and must be activated and configured. Certain functionality
may not be offered by some ISVs or service providers. Intel and HP assume no
liability for lost or stolen data and/or systems or any other damages resulting
therefrom. See http://www.intel.com/technology/anti-theft/. Enabling Advanced
Encryption Standard AES-NI requires a computer system with an AESNI-enabled
processor and third party encryption software to execute the instructions in the
correct sequence. AES-NI requires Intel Core i7-600 or Intel Core i5-500 Mobile
Processor series and is not available in all countries. http://software.intel.com/enus/articles/intel-advanced-encryption-standard-aes-instructions-set/. Tracking and
recovery is supported by an embedded BIOS agent on HP business notebooks,
which is shipped turned off, and must be activated by the purchase of a
subscription for terms ranging from one to five years via LoJack Pro. Service is
limited, check with Absolute for availability outside the United States, certain
conditions apply. Full details are available at
http://www.absolute.com/products/lojackforlaptops.
(10) HD content required to view HD images.
(11) Sold separately or as an optional feature.
(12) Power calculations and cost calculations are estimates. Results will vary based on
variables, which include information provided by the user, time PC is in different
power states (on, standby, hibernate, off), time PC is on battery or AC, hardware
configuration, variable electricity rates and utilities provider. HP advises customers
to use information reported by HP Power Assistant for reference only and to
validate impact in their environment. Environmental calculations were based on
U.S. EPA eGRID 2007 data found at www.epa.gov/egrid/. Regional results will vary;
requires Microsoft Windows.
(13) HP ProtectTools requires Microsoft Windows.
(14) Requires Microsoft Outlook and HP QuickLook must be installed. User must opt in to
activate feature.
(15) HP QuickWeb is accessible when the notebook is off and requires Microsoft
Windows-based systems. Internet access required. Timing may vary depending on
system configuration. To enable the feature following the removal of the battery,
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reboot the notebook prior to subsequent use. Not available on HP ProBook s-series
or most HP Mini PCs.
(16) Testing was not intended to demonstrate fitness for U.S. Department of Defense
contracts requirements or for military use. Test results are not a guarantee of future
performance under these test conditions.
(17) Financing options available in United States and Canada only.
AMD, Athlon, Turion, Phenom and AMD-V are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. Intel and Intel Core are trademarks
of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Bluetooth is a trademark owned by its proprietor and used by HewlettPackard Company under license. Microsoft and Windows are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or
uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ
materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than
statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to
statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements concerning expected
development, performance or market share relating to products and services; any statements regarding anticipated
operational and financial results; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any
of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the
execution and performance of contracts by HP and its customers, suppliers and partners; the achievement of expected
operational and financial results; and other risks that are described in HP’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter
ended January 31, 2010 and HP’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to HP’s
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2009. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to
update these forward-looking statements.
© 2010 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products
and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or
editorial errors or omissions contained herein.
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