HP Announces New and Updated Laptops, Brings the Beat to Your Office
Subject: Mobile | May 9, 2011 - 08:26 AM | Matt Smith
Tagged: probook, pavilion, mini, hp, envy, elitebook
Ever had the urge to get down at work? HP’s newly announced ProBook 5330m might be just the thing for you. This new 13.3” business ultraportable will be hitting retailers today with optional Beats Audio and an MSRP of $799. The funky audio aside, this is still a ProBook, so it has high-end features like an aluminum chassis and backlit keyboard. Slap another dress on it and you could call this the HP Envy 13.
Also new to HP’s business line are two EliteBooks, the 2560p and the 2760p. The 2560p is a 12.5” ultraportable, while the 2760p is a 12.1” convertible tablet. Both share the same brushed aluminum design as the ProBook 5330m (HP is calling the look FORGE). These models start at $1,099 and $1,499 respectively. You’ll have to wait until May 23rd to grab a 2560p, but the convertible tablet is available as of today.
While the new laptops in the business line are promising, the consumer division isn’t being left in the cold. The HP Mini 210 is receiving a refresh that includes sleeker styling, Beats Audio and a lower MSRP of $299.99. The Pavilion dv4 series will be re-introduced, as well, with a 14” display and a wide variety of hardware choices from both Intel and AMD. Look for the dv4 to be available for $599.99 on May 18th, but you’ll have to wait until June 15th for the revised Mini 210.
Last, but far from least, is the updated Envy 14. Although the basics remain unchanged, the smallest Envy is receiving a few upgrades including standard Beats Audio and a revised touchpad. The base MSRP will remain at $999, and availability is expected on June 15th.
As you might have guessed, all of these models will be arriving with second-generation Intel Core processors available, with the obvious exception of the HP Mini 210, which will still be limited to Atom. Would-be HP Envy owners should pay attention over the next month, as I’m sure HP will be trying to clear out the older HP Envy 14s before the updated model arrives.