updated 04:15 pm EDT, Mon July 20, 2009
HP ProBook 4310s on sale
HP has recently made the highly-configurable 13.3-inch ProBook 4310s available for purchase via its webstore. The LED-backlit display itself can be had in a standard 1366x768 or ultra-bright 1366x768 resolution, and there are six processor choices, ranging from a 1.8GHz Intel Celeron dual-core CPU to a 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo.
For graphics, standard issue is an integrated Intel GMA 4500MHD GPU while ATI's Radeon HD 4330 with 512MB of dedicated VRAM is optional. There is both a VGA and HDMI output for connecting to external displays, and RAM can be had in 1GB, 2GB, 3GB or 4GB capacities. Those who opt for a processor that requires the PM45 or GM45 chipsets can get as much as 8GB of RAM.
The business-oriented notebook can also be had with 160GB, 250GB, 320GB or 500GB hard drives, with the preloaded operating systems being a range of Windows Vista, including the option to downgrade to XP. A DVD burner is an optional, with a Blu-ray drive available on the GM45-based 4310s notebooks.
All models get Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections, and there is an optional EVDO/HSPA broadband module. For security, there is an optional fingerprint scanner, while an optional 2-megapixel webcam lets users videoconference. A standard 4-cell battery is said to provide 5 hours and 15 minutes of life, while an optional 8-cell Lithium-ion battery provides 7 hours of life.
Pricing for the 4310s starts at $779.