HP Introduces Sandy Bridge Business Laptops

HP has released a number of business ultra portable laptops based on the Sandy Bridge chip, which was officially launched at the beginning of the year.

One of the more interesting models is the ProBook 5330m which comes with an elegant and classy brushed aluminium body and is around 22mm thick.

It boosts a backlit keyboard, a weight of around 2Kg, a fingerprint sensor and a 13.3-inch HD display. HP is clearly pitching it at price sensitive Small Businesses and professionals, with an RRP of only £499.

The base unit comprises of a dual core i3 processor, 4GB RAM, 320GB hard disk drive, an optical drive, onboard graphics and the usual connectivity options.

Another eye catching model is the HP EliteBook 2560p which comes with a rather unique 12.5-inch display with a screen resolution of 1366x768 pixels and is presented by HP as being the only one which comes with an integrated optical drive in this form factor.

It comes with a dual core i5 or i7 and offers either standard hard disk drive or SSDs.

As for the 2760p, it has a bigger 12.1-inch screen and converts from a normal laptop to a tablet device complete with stylus pen, vPro and Turbo Boost technologies.

HP says that the laptops will be available for sale from the end of this month; the 2560p series will be available from £699 while the 2760p will cost at least £1199.