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HP unleashes a torrent of business laptops

HP unleashes a torrent of business laptops

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HP pulled back the veil on six new laptops this morning, completing the total overhaul of its business lineup that began earlier this year with the highly rated nc8230 and nx9420. Of the six new models announced this morning, there is one totally new form factor (the nx7400), with the rest refreshes, to varying degrees, of existing designs. None of these new laptops mark a radical departure for HP--in fact, they look a lot like the old ones--but they do bring its business portfolio more up-to-date with competitors Dell and Lenovo.

Here's a quick rundown of what's new:

  • HP Compaq nc2400: Revised version of earlier nc4200 model; weighs approximately 3 pounds; 12.1-inch wide screen; integrated optical drive; Intel Celeron M and Core Solo processors. Starting at $1,599. Read our full review.
  • HP Compaq nx7400: New 15.4-inch wide-screen form factor. Starting at $749. Read our full review.
  • HP Compaq nc6400: Refresh of existing thin-and-light form factor; incorporates Intel Core Duo processors, biometric security, and wireless WAN connectivity. Starting at $1,549. Read our full review.
  • HP Compaq tc4400: Updates the existing tc4200 tablet form factor with Core Duo processors. Starting at $1,649.
  • HP Compaq nc8400: 15.4-inch wide screen; Intel Core Duo processors; discrete ATI graphics. Starts at $1,599.
  • HP Compaq nw8440/nw9440: Two mobile workstations based on existing form factors, updated with more powerful processors and graphics cards.