HP's Small Business ProBook b- and s-series Get a Refresh

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While not a huge change from last year, HP has refreshed its lineup of small-business-focused ProBooks with a slightly modified design, and new processors from Intel and AMD.

The b-series ProBooks will have a bead-blasted aluminum chassis with a tungsten-colored finish,  and a choice of integrated Intel or AMD discrete graphics. The more consumer-focused S-series ProBooks will also have an aluminum casing, but have a brushed-metal finish. Also included is SRS Premium Sound software, ArcSoft Total Media Suite, and an HDMI port. 

Standard security features on both the b- and s series include HP 3D DriveGuard, which protects the hard drive against drops, vPro technology, HP ProtectTools, TPM 1.2, HP Spare Key. Consumers will also be able to add a fingerprint sensor, Smart Card Reader, and Computrace anti-theft software. Also, both will have ports on the bottom to fit into optional docking stations.

The HP ProBook 6470b and 6570b start at $769, the HP ProBook 6475b starts at $669, and the HP ProBook s-series starts at $589. All are expected to be available on June 4.

  4440s  4540s  4545s 4740s 
Screen size  14-inch (1366 x 768)  15.6-inch (1366 x 768)  15.6-inch (1366 x 768)   17.3-inch (1600 x 900) 
Processor Third-Gen Intel Core  Third-Gen Intel Core  2.8-GHz AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M;
3.2-GHz AMD Dual-Core A6-4400M  
Third-Gen Intel Core
RAM/Expandable to Up to 8GB DDR3  Up to 8GB DDR3   Up to 8GB DDR3   Up to 8GB DDR3  
Hard Drive 5,400 rpm: 320/500/640GB;
7,200 rpm: 320/500/750GB  
5,400 rpm: 320/500/640GB;
7,200 rpm: 320/500/750GB  
5,400 rpm: 320/500/640GB;
7,200 rpm: 320/500/750GB 
5,400 rpm: 320/500/640GB;
7,200 rpm: 320/500/750GB  
Graphics Intel (integrated);
AMD Radeon HD 7650M
(discrete)
Intel (integrated);
AMD Radeon HD 7650M
(discrete) 

AMD Radeon HD 7640G;
AMD RAdeon HD 7520G;
AMD Radeon HD 7650M (discrete) 

Intel (integrated);
AMD Radeon HD 7650M 
(discrete) 
Optical Drive DVD +/- SuperMulti  DVD +/- SuperMulti   DVD +/- SuperMulti    DVD +/- SuperMulti  
Ports Two USB 3.0, two USB 2.0,
VGA, HDMI, Ethernet 
Two USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, 
VGA, HDMI, Ethernet  
Two USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, 
VGA, HDMI, Ethernet   
Two USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, 
VGA, HDMI, Ethernet  
Size 13.4 x 9.3 x 1.1 inches  14.8 x 10.1 x 1.1 inches  14.8 x 10.1 x 1.1 inches   16.3 x 11 x 1.2 inches 
Weight 4.84 pounds  5.45 pounds  5.45 pounds   6.72 pounds 

 

  6470b 6475b   6570b
Screen Size 14 inches 1366 x 768);
1600x900 (option)
14 inches 1366 x 768);
1600x900 (option)
15.6 inches 1366 x 768);
1600x900 (option)
Processor Third-gen Intel Core

3.2-GHz AMD Quad-Core A10-4600M;
2.8-GHz AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M;
3.2-GHz AMD Dual-Core A6-4400M 

Third-gen Intel Core
RAM/Expandable to Up to 16GB DDR3  Up to 16GB DDR3 Up to 16GB DDR3
Hard Drive

7,200 rpm: 320/500/750GB
500-GB self-encrypting;
128GB SSD 

7,200 rpm: 320/500/750GB
500-GB self-encrypting;
128GB SSD 
7,200 rpm: 320/500/750GB
500-GB self-encrypting;
128GB SSD 
Graphics Intel; AMD Radeon HD 7570M

AMD Radeon HD 7760G;
AMD Radeon HD 7640G;
AMD Radeon HD 7520G 

Intel; AMD Radeon HD 7570M
Optical Drive Blu-ray ROM/DVD +/- RW Blu-ray ROM/DVD +/- RW  Blu-ray ROM/DVD +/- RW 
Ports  Two USB 3.0, One USB 2.0,
eSATA/USB, VGA, DisplayPort,
FireWire, Ethernet, modem,
ExpressCard/54  
Two USB 3.0, One USB 2.0, 
eSATA/USB, VGA, DisplayPort, 
FireWire, Ethernet, modem,
ExpressCard/54 
Two USB 3.0, One USB 2.0, 
eSATA/USB, VGA, DisplayPort, 
FireWire, Ethernet, modem, 
ExpressCard/54, Serial 
Size  13.3 x 9.1 x 1.3 in 13.3 x 9.1 x 1.3 in 14.7 x 9.86 x 1.35 inches 
Weight  4.48 pounds 4.48 pounds 5.53 pounds 

 

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