Hewlett-Packard Launches Low-Cost Laptop

April 28, 2009

(ChattahBox)—Hewlett Packard is introducing its snazzy new, low cost business laptops offering for the first time, an optional pre-installed Linux-based operating system, Novell’s SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11. The new laptops are named ProBook and will replace the Compaq line of machines. The ProBooks will be marketed to small and medium sized companies.

Ted Clark, senior vice president and general manager of the HP Notebook Global Business Unit, says the new ProBook offers a stylish design and choice of colors with matte and glossy finishes, as well as a raised keyboard. The choice of colors includes a handsome merlot red tint, which is available only on 14-inch and 15.6-inch models, scheduled to become available to customers in June.

The machines start at an affordable price of $529, which is quite an aggressive pricing policy for business-class machines.

The HP ProBook s-series offer a choice of 14-inch, 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch screen sizes. All models come equipped with built-in Qualcomm Gobi technology, using the HP un2400 to provide support for mobile broadband.

The new ProBooks are designed to be enviornmentally friendly and energy effficient, boasting an ENERGY STAR qualification.



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  3. nancy on May 25th, 2009 1:36 pm

    five hundred dollars is not cheap, I am trying to find a laptop I can afford so
    I can attend college on line. I cant afford five hudred dollars, Around two
    hundred is all I can afford.

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