Start of the week means start of a new product series and HP is also updating its lineup for small businesses. We’re talking about new laptops here, pertaining to the ProBook 400 G5 series and starting at $619. They will arrive from September, with refreshed Kaby Lake CPUs.
This is a family of laptops meant for small and medium sized businesses and while some sources mention that there are Intel Coffee Lake CPUs inside, it’s actually Kaby Lake. The 400 Series includes the ProBook 430 with a 13 inch display, the ProBook 450 with a 15 inch panel and the ProBook 470 with a 17 inch display. The new HP ProBooks feature an optional LTE Cat 9 modem for improved connectivity, as well as slimmer design with an aluminum keyboard deck.
There’s also a docking option with USB Type-C ports and even dual monitor support, as well as a gigabit LAN. Intel Core i7 quad core CPUS are an option, as well as special security tools, like HP BIOSphere, Client Security and Windows Hello. Specs are actually solid, if you look at them closely. You can go to a Core i7 Kaby Lake Refresh and up to 32 GB of DDR4 RAM.
The HP ProBook 430 G5 brings two SODIMM slots for memory and storage is 128 GB of SSD or 1 TB of HDD. Connectivity is rich, options like Gigabit Ethernet, SD card reader, two USB 3.0 ports, audio jack, USB Type-C, HDMI and WiFi ac. Extras for the bigger and better specced models include NVIDIA GeForce 930MX graphic cards.