HP has launched a new notebook tailored for small business users, aiming to combine design-savvy styling with an affordable AU$899 price point.
The new S-series 15.4-inch 6720s features a widescreen display, an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and integrated WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. It has three USB ports, an SD card reader and an ExpressCard 54 slot. An integrated DVD+/-RW optical drive is also available as an optional extra.
The design utilises a smart brushed silver finish, a drop hinge for better space utilisation, a scooped keyboard for a more desktop-like feel and a tactile rubberised touchpad.
HP's ProtectTools onboard software assists business users on the security and productivity front. The Device Access Manager helps prevent unauthorised users from transferring or removing data on portable drives by turning off the USB ports. Drive Guard helps prevent data corruption and system failure if the notebook is dropped and Disk Sanitiser clears the disk drive so the notebook can be redeployed to another user if necessary.