HP Announces New Probooks, Including Touchscreen Laptop

Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) announced on Monday a new range of machines ProBook 4—series laptops, which will also include a 15.6 inch model along with a touch screen.

HP Announces New Probooks, Including Touchscreen Laptop

The new laptops from the house of Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) will be 36 percent slimmer and 18 percent lighter than the previous laptops according to the announcement of HP. The Hewlett-Packard Company has decided to roll out a total of five laptops, which are mainly designed for small and medium size business, and the screen size will be somewhere in the range of 13.3 inches to 17.3 inches.

The ProBook 450, which will be a 15.6 inch touch screen PC, will be the first of its kind laptop in the product line. The other models include the 13.3-inch ProBook 430, the 14-inch 440 and 445 laptops, the 15-inch 455 and the 17.3-inch 470.

The battery life that Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) has mentioned in these ProBooks stands at eight hours according to the size, usage and other factors. The price of the laptop will be starting from $499, and the PC will be available globally towards the end of this month.

The ProBook of HP will be supported by the Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) and Advanced Micro Devices processors, according to Kathy Nielson who is product manager at HP.

The Chip making giant Intel is due to roll over its latest fourth generation Core processors code-named Haswell in the beginning of June. However, there was no comment from Nielson regarding the time when the laptops models will come upgraded with these chips.

The storage of laptop from Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) have options like 128GB solid-state drive or hard-disk drives as large as 1TB Hybrid, which includes spinning disk and with that SSD storage will also be offered.

The other basic features that are embedded in the laptop are USB 3.0 ports, a HDMI port and a webcam. Operating system options include Windows 8, Windows 7 and Suse Linux.

Along with the new ProBooks Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) is also in line to launch low cost HP 200 with 14-inch and 15.6-inch screens, which will be priced at $249. The laptops will be available this month sitting on either Intel or AMD processors.

The PC maker is gearing itself to roll out some new Android based tablets.  According to sources the company is making its first tablet running on Android OS and will be embedded with Nvidia Tegra 4 chip, which was showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show in the beginning of this year.