The economy may be in the crapper around the world, but that isn’t stopping the computer manufacturers from offering up a litany of new notebook computers. Over the last few weeks there have been new machines announced by several major manufactures.
Today HP has added a new machine to its recently introduced ProBook s-series. The new model is called the HP ProBook 4310s and offers enhanced features and a 13.3-inch screen. The small notebook weighs in at 4.34 pounds and offers a full-size keyboard. The machine also includes features from the HP EliteBook including the QuickLook, SpareKey, and File Sanitizer software.
The machine has a wealth of configuration options including a fingerprint scanner, broadband modems with Gobi technology, and more. The machine runs Windows Vista and can be downgraded to Windows XP Pro. Processor options include the Intel Core 2 Duo T9600, P8700, and T6750.
Depending on the options, the notebook uses different chipsets including the Intel PM45, GM45, and GL40. RAM options include 1GB to 4GB with a max of 8GB with up to 500GB of storage space. Optical drive options include a DVD burner or Blu-ray player. Graphics options include Intel GMA 4500MHD or discrete Radeon HD 4330. The notebook will launch in the U.S. on July 20 with prices starting at $799.
Toshiba also announced a new updated line of notebooks that add new features and functionality to its Satellite A, M, P, and U notebooks. The line of notebooks includes new Fusion finish with Sonic pattern in black. The machines get a slot loading DVD drive, HD displays, and some feature illuminated keyboards. A multi-touch track pad is also a new feature on the notebooks. Price points for the updated machines are $699.99 to $849.99.
One new feature on the notebooks is called the Eco Utility. The feature allows users to adjust the power usage of their computer and tracks power savings in real-time. The updated notebooks also get a new keyboard design with flat keys and a matte black finish. The newly updated machines are available now.