HP (s hpq) wasn’t content with refreshing the 2740p Tablet PC; it has also updated the entire ProBook and EliteBook lines of business notebooks. Like the 2740p, the EliteBook 2540p gets new processor options to bring high power to the ultra-thin notebook for the first time. The 2540p is still just over 3 pounds, yet can be purchased with a Core i7 processor for high-speed computing in a thin and light form. There are also three battery options for this new model — three, six and nine cells, offering up to 12.5 hours of operation, according to HP. The 2540p with the 12.1-inch screen starts at $1,099 at the HP web site.
The entire ProBook line is also being refreshed to provide three different processor options, Core i3, i5 and i7 (s intc). The ProBook line is comprised of notebooks in four sizes: 4320s (13.3-inch), 4420s (15-inch), 4520s (15.6-inch) and the 4720s (17.3-inch). This line is considered HP’s top business brand, and all of the new models can be outfitted with either integrated or discrete graphic options (ATI Mobility Radeon) (s amd), depending on intended use. The ProBooks start at $719 from HP.
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