HP Announces New Line Of ProBook 200 and 400 Laptops

Posted May 6, 2013

Hewlett Packard has announced a new line of PC laptops.  The new ProBook 200 and ProBook 400 laptops are fitting for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) as they are up to 36% thinner than the company’s previous generation of laptops and are cost-effective machines with a starting price of $249.

ProBook 200 Series

The HP ProBook 240 laptop has a 14-inch (1366 x 768) display and can be customized extensively.  It can be ordered anywhere from an Intel Celeron processor through a third-generation Intel Core i5 processor.  The 240 also has up to 6GB of memory, 320-750GB hard drives, and WiFi.  It can also be ordered with an AMD Radeon HD 7450M graphics card, Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, and Ubuntu Linux configurations.

The HP ProBook 250 laptop is similar to the HP 240, but it has a 15.6-inch display (1366 x 768).  The 250 has an Intel integrated graphics.  If you want AMD processors in the 200 line, you can consider buying the HP ProBook 255.  The 255 has a 15.6-inch display with integrated graphics powered by processors between AMD E1 and E2 and AMD A4 and A6.

All three of the ProBook 200 laptops can have optical drives, second hard drives, or weight-saver panels added to them.  The starting price for the ProBook is $249.  They all weigh around 5 pounds.

ProBook 400 Series

The displays of the ProBook 400 series laptops range at between 13.3 inches up to around 17.3 inches.  The 400 series laptops are painted in Meteorite Grey and are accented with aluminum.

The HP ProBook 430 has a 13-inch screen and can be customized with Intel’s fourth-generation Core i3, i5, and i7 processors.  The 430 can support up to 16GB of memory, 320-500GB hard drives (or 120-128GB SSDs), and HSPA+ (or LTE WWAN).  The ProBook weighs around 3.5 pounds.

HP’s ProBook 440 (Intel) and ProBook 445 (AMD) have a 14-inch screen and can support Windows 7.  There are also AMD Radeon HD 8750M graphics and support for WWAN on the Intel-powered ProBook 440.

The ProBook 450 has a 15.6-inch screen and is comparable to the 440 with third-generation Intel Core processors, between 320GB and 1TB hard drives (or 128GB SSD), and WWAN options.  The ProBook 450 weighs over 5 pounds.

The ProBook 470 has a 17-inch screen (1600 x 900), third-generation Intel Core processors, multiple hard drive options, WiFi, and an optional upgrade to an AMD Radeon HD 8750M.  The ProBook 470 weighs around 6-7 pounds.

The starting price of the ProBook 400 series is around $499.