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Technology giant HP announced the launch of 11 notebooks designed
for business users, ranging from the Elitebook series with an
aerospace-inspired casing design and ProBook S-series, aimed at small
to medium-size businesses (SMBs). Precision aluminum-alloy hinges, cast
titanium-alloy display latches and the HP DisplaySafe frame are a few
of the design highlights behind the company’s “Forge” design

The EliteBook 8460p and 8560p notebook feature an aerospace-inspired HP
DuraCase that meets the MIL-STD 810G military-standard testing
specifications; the 8460p also provides battery life of up to 32 hours.
Starting at only 4.56 pounds and 6.10 pounds, respectively, the 8460p
and 8560p offer 14- and 15.6-inch diagonal high-definition (HD)
LED-backlit displays, second-generation Intel Core i7 quad-core
processors and Core i7, i5 and i3 dual-core processors.

The ProBook 6360b, 6460b and 6560b notebooks offer configuration
flexibility in areas such as processor, graphics and battery
technology. Boasting an all-new 13.3-inch diagonal display option, the
ProBook b-series also features a new smudge-resistant and
wear-resistant tungsten-colored design.

The notebooks sport bead-blast aluminum display enclosures, a
magnesium-reinforced ABS chassis and a bottom-case drain that helps
protect against accidental minor spills on the keyboard. Other new
features include an HP DisplaySafe frame for added panel protection,
precision display latches for a more secure fit and a spill-resistant
keyboard set in a full aluminum deck

Available with 13.3-inch (6360b), 14-inch (6460b) and 15.6-inch (6560b)
diagonal HD LED backlit displays, the ProBook b-series offers a range
of processing options, including second-generation Intel Core i7, i5
and i3 dual-core processors or an Intel Celeron processor. For
businesses looking for multimedia functionality, the ProBook b-series
offers an optional HD Web cam and features a standard Media Card
Reader, SRS Premium Sound, discrete launch buttons and a touchpad
on/off button.

The  ProBook s-series 4230s, 4330s, 4430s, 4530s and 4730s
notebook PCs are available in an array of sizes – from ultra-light to
desktop replacement, and are aimed at SMBs. The notebooks offer a
spill-resistant keyboard set in a full aluminum deck, touchpad with
gestures supported, integrated HD Web cam with optional dual-array
microphones and SRS Premium Sound. The series also includes a choice
between Power Express Switchable Graphics and Integrated Graphics, and
offers a productivity suite including USB 3.0, standard media card
reader and a fingerprint reader.

The EliteBook 8460p and 8560p start at $999 and $1,099, respectively;
the ProBook b-series starts at $799 and the ProBook s-series starts at
$579. The company said all are expected to be available in the U.S. on
March 15.