HP announced some new desktop computer, laptop, and computer accessories recently. The electronics company also said they plan to launch an enterprise-friendly tablet soon. Let’s break it all down into chunks.
Starting with their business PCs, HP refreshed some of them with AMD Trinity chips. There is no redesign in the updated laptops, just a spec bump. The ProBook 4445s, 4446s, and 4545s now contain AMD’s Trinity-series APU. The Compaq Pro 6305 desktop which is powered by AMD’s A-Series chip. (A10, A8, A6, and A4) The updated ProBook 4545s is now available with a starting price of $499. The 4445s and 4446s will only be available in Japan and other Asia-Pacific countries. The Compaq Pro 6305 desktop will be out starting October 8th staring at $539 and will be available with both Windows 7 and Windows 8 configurations.
The Envy Phoenix h9 desktop has also been updated and goes on sale October 26th. The design has been modified to be “armor-plated” and has toolless hard disk bays that support up to three drives. There is also airflow and cooling performance. It comes with the third-generation Intel Core processor and you will have your choice of NVIDIA or AMD graphics. Solid-state drives are also an option.
As we wind down, there is also the Envy m4 and and two slimmed-down Sleekbooks. The Envy 4m is a 14-inch companion to the 15-inch m6 that went on sale over the Summer. Just like the Envy m6 the m4 has an aluminium design, Beats Audio, and a subwoofer. You can pick between Intel Core i3 and i5 processors, up to 8GB of RAM, and either a solid-state drive or 1TB of HDD storage. The resolution is 1,366×658. The battery promises up to eight hours of runtime. There is also a fingerprint reader which can be used with HP’s SimplePass technology to log into the computer and websites. The Envy m4 starts at $900.
As for the Sleekbook line, there are the Pavilion Sleekbook 14 and 15. The two come in black and red, come with Ivy Bridge chips, optional discrete graphics, a 1080p display, up to 8GB of ram, and 1TB of HDD storage. The battery life is up to six hours. The SleekBook 14 starts at $500 and the SleekBook 15 at $560. Both the SleekBooks and the Envy m4 wil be available the same day Windows 8 launches, October 26th.
Another slight announcement, the existing 11-inch Pavilion dm1 will be offered with an HSPA+ radio capable of running on T-Mobile’s network. HP said it will offer up to 200MB of free data per month for two years. That deal is effective next month, starting on October 26th.
The company announced the x2401 monitor also, which is a 24-inch 1080p display with a slime 11mm-thick frame. This monitor also has a DisplayPort socket and HDMI-in. The monitor arrives on November 7th for $249. There is also the L2401x, a business version costing $259 and comes with a three year warranty instead of one year.
Now for accessories, now that the major items are out of the way. There is the Touch to Pair Mouse which is NFC enabled. It can be paired with another device by tapping. The mouse also works as a Bluetooth device. It launches in November for $39. There is also the X6000, which is pictured above. The mouse has a four-way tilt scrolling and can be used on many surfaces, glass included. This mouse arrives this month for $59. There are also the simple X4500 and X5500 mice which go on sale for $29 and $39 respectively.
Aside from mice there is the $29 Wireless CLassic Desktop Keyboard and the $49 Wireless Elite v2. For those who love audio, there is the HP Portable Bluetooth Speaker, which goes on sale next month for $79. For $80 you can get the 90W universal power adapter that’s compatible with most notebooks. It also comes with a built-in USB port to charge your mobile device as the same time. Finally, there is the Webcam HD 4310, a $89 webcam with 1080p video, audiofocus, autoexposure, and three-way video calling.
Finally, as mentioned in the beginning, HP did state that an enterprise-ready tablet will be announced soon. Nothing else was said, however.