Recently, Dell refreshed its much popular Dell XPS 13 ultrabook with the Intel’s latest Kaby Lake Processors. Company also refined the laptop in a new Rose Gold variant. Now, it seems that other companies have started to follow the same steps. As per the reports, HP has refreshed its ProBook 400 range of laptops aimed at small businesses, with the new G4 models being built around Intel’s Kaby Lake processors, offering some very impressive levels of battery longevity.
In terms of the specs, the new machines include the ProBook 430 (13.3-inch display), 440 (14-inch), 450, 455 (both 15.6-inch) and the top-end ProBook 470 (17.3-inch). All the variants will run on Intel’s Kaby Lake CPUs in Core i3, i5 or i7 flavours, except for the ProBook 455 which instead goes for a choice of AMD APUs (AMD A6-9210, A9-9410 or A10-9600P).
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All the variants will feature anti-glare LED-backlit display with Full-HD resolution (1920 x 1080p). The 455 and 470 variants also comes with touch-screen display, though if you go for the touchscreen variant, then you will have to compromise on the resolution which downs to 1366 x 768p. The ProBook 430 comes with just integrated graphics, but with the other models there’s the option of a discrete GeForce 930 MX with 2GB of video RAM on board.
All the variants also features a Type-C USB Port, and a larger clickpad than the previous generation, along with security features including TPM 2.0, HP BIOSphere and an optional fingerprint sensor. There’s a choice of Windows 10 Pro or Home for the operating system, and HP has made big improvements on the battery life front, with gains of around 40% to 55% on these various models compared to their predecessors. The laptops will now give you up to 16 hours of battery battery backup as claimed by the company.
These laptops are now available in US. The price of the HP ProBook 430 G4 starts from $599 (around £450, AU $800, INR 40,200 ), and the top-end HP ProBook 470 G4 starts from $749 (around £570, AU $1,000, INR 50,300).
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