Sunday, December 12, 2010

HP ProBook 6440b : Solid Build with Lighscribe Technology

Hewlett-Packard (HP) is the world’s number one manufacturer of laptops, and creates a broad range of laptops and notebooks. The ProBook series is aimed chiefly at small and medium-sized
businesses,and although the HP ProBook 6440b (£793) may not boast some of the bells and whistles of other laptops, it’s still a solid choice for the business-minded user.

This is thanks to the various business features the laptop boasts. HP’s 3D Drive Guard technology provides increased protection for your data,so that if you’re carrying around vital business files and folders, you can relax safe in the knowledge that they will survive the odd bash and bump on the road.

The14-inch TFT screen features a matt screen coating, this means you won’t have to worry about distracting reflections in bright light. The laptop also boasts a good battery life of 324 minutes, which is only bettered by the Asus here. This means that you won’t have to worry about running out of power mid-presentation, and also saves you lugging the charger around.

The battery life is even more impressive considering the power on offer. This laptop may feature the smallest amount of memory in this group, but the Intel Core i3 processor provides decent enough power for all business tasks, and also for multimedia use. Unfortunately, the integrated graphics card will limit you to pretty basic photo and video editing.

The 320 GB hard drive offers the least storage space in this group for your files and folders, but spins at 7200 rpm, providing you with very fast access to your data and therefore decent performance. An optical drive is also included,and features HP’s LightScribe technology.

LightScribe technology is an optical drive technology that lets you burn labels onto the surface of CDs andDVDs. Currently,the labels can only be designed in monochrome, but discs can be bought in avariety of colours. LightScribe drives also operate as standard CD/DVD rewriters (what laptop magz)

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