15 Glimpses Of New HP Notebooks For Businesses, Consumers

The New HP Notebooks

This week, HP unveiled updates to three existing consumer notebook product lines -- the Pavilion dv4, HP Envy 14 and HP Mini 210-- as well as three new business oriented HP notebooks -- the EliteBook 2560p and 2760p and ProBook 5330m. All are designed for portability, but they're also visually appealing even when powered down.

The "consumerization of IT" trend is evident in the new lineup. For example, HP has included its Beats Audio package, which was previously found only on consumer models, in the ProBook 5330m business laptop. HP also rolled out a striking new business display for mobile workers, the Elite L2201x, which features a 21.5 inch screen and is just 0.4 inches in thickness. HP, in partnership with Sprint, is also offering EliteBook customers prepaid mobile broadband packages, with prices ranging from $5 for 75 MB over a five hour period to $30 for 1 GB over a 30 day period. HP's new EliteBooks come with integrated 3G modems. Following are glimpses of HPs new notebooks and display, along with information on product features, pricing and availability.

Sleekly Designed Newcomer

The HP EliteBook 2560p features 12.5-inch-high definition LED backlit 16-inch x 9-inch display, integrated optical drive and a thin, lightweight design. It's available in eye-catching platinum and comes with Intel's second generation Core i7 or i5 dual-core processors, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and vPro technology. The HP EliteBook 2560p will be available May 23 and is priced starting at $1,099.

Lightweight Yet Powerful

Weighing in at 3.58 pounds, the HP EliteBook 2560p is designed to meet stringent military standards for vibration, dust, humidity, altitude and high temperature. The EliteBook 2560p also comes with a keyboard drain that can protect the machine from damage from spills. But its most arresting feature is clear the platinum coloring and minimalistic design.

Versatile Performer

HP's EliteBook 2760p comes with a 12.1-inch diagonal 16:10 WXGA display that doubles as Windows 7 tablet with both pen and finger touch support. It also comes with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, vPro and HP ProtectTools security software. SRS Premium Sound is also part of the package. It's available now and priced starting at $1,499.

Now It's A Windows 7 Tablet

HP's EliteBook 2760p features a touchpad with scroll zone and gestures support, as well as a digital eraser pen. It's designed for users that need a conventional business notebook as well as the flexibility of a writing tablet, and it also supports finger touch. A spill resistant keyboard helps protect the machine while it's in notebook mode.


Mobile professionals in health-care, point-of-sale and field operations will find the EliteBook 2760p a versatile tool for doing business while they're outside the corporate network. The tablet side can also be upgraded to an optional Outdoor View display that's designed to make the screen readability in environments where bright light is the norm.

Monitor For The Mobile Worker

HP's Elite L2201x 21.5-inch LED backlit LCD monitor is designed for mobile workers that need a larger display while they're in the office, in order to manage multiple applications, for example. It's ideal for small offices and retail locations where space is scarce, and it 16:9 screen can meet the needs of a vast majority of multi-tasking scenarios. The HP Elite L2201x starts at $249 and is expected to be available on June 1.

Easy Plug-In

Mobile workers can easily connect their notebooks to the Elite L2201x display through its single DisplayPort connector. HP has also paid attention to aesthetics: the Elite L2201x's brushed-metal finish matches that of HP’s EliteBook business notebooks. The display also features an adjustable tilt stand that allows users to change viewing angles as needed.

HP's Thinnest Business Display

The HP Elite L2201x is a wafer thin 10-mm wide, weighs less than 4 kg and can fold into a flat position for easy portability. The display also features MVA panel technology that enables clear viewing from multiple different angles, a 72 percent color gamut and a 5000:1 static contrast ratio for better black color depth, detail and accurate color representation.

Thin And Stylish

HP's ProBook 5330m, pictured here with the HP 2560p Docking Station, is an example of how the lines between business users and consumers is blurring. The ProBook 5330m comes with a 13.3 inch display, measures less than 1-inch thick, and weighs just 3.9 pound. Its backlit keyboard, a crossover feature that was previously found on HP's consumer notebooks, is designed to let users continue working while they’re on a plane or in a low lit room. It's available now and priced starting at $799.

Designed For Portability

HP's ProBook 5330m's thin, lightweight design is ideal for business travelers, but its smudge resistant aluminum chassis looks like a page taken directly from the Apple MacBook Pro playbook. The notebook also comes with HP Fingerprint Sensor and TPM for hardware-based data security, with vPro available as a security and remote manageability option.

Fully Appointed

HP's ProBook 5330m comes with 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 eSATA/USB 2.0 combination ports, 1 HDMI, 1 VGA, 1 RJ-45 Ethernet port and an SD/MMC slot that supports Secure Digital and Multimedia Cards.

The Envy Of Consumers

HP's updated consumer ENVY 14 notebook comes with a 14.5-inch LED display, new second-generation Intel Core processors and support for USB 3.0. In addition to an attractive metal alloy case, the ENVY 14 includes one-time passwords linked to each individual user’s fingerprint, which last for 60 seconds and are designed to boost security. The ENVY 14 will be available June 15 and is priced starting at $999.00.

New And Improved Imagepad

The ENVY 14 features a new imagepad that uses sensor technology for advanced gesture support and more fluid control. High definition BrightView Infinity LED display and Beats Audio round out the multimedia improvements. CoolSense, a combination hardware-software feature that regulates laptop heat emission based on user behavior, is also included.

Color Options

HP Pavilion dv4, another consumer notebook, comes with a 14-inch diagonal HD LED BrightView display and weighs in at a shade under five pounds. It also comes with CoolSense and is available in Espresso Black (pictured) or Pacific Blue. It will be available May 18 and is priced starting at $599.99.

Pacific Blue

Another look at the HP Pavilion dv4, this time in Pacific Blue.