Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) unwrapped two new notebooks, new printers and a new scanner on Monday aimed at the bang-for-the-buck SMB (small and midsize business) market.
The HP ProBook 400 line is designed to meet every day work demands while the 200 Series business notebooks feature multimedia tools and connectivity options suitable both for home and office use, according to HP. The vendor also trotted out a Scanjet sheet-feed scanner and new LaserJet and Officejet printers for SMBs.
“Our SMB customers often play multiple roles within their organization—from managers to accounting to IT—and they require flexible, high-performance tools to complete their varied business tasks,” said Chris Ogburn, HP Americas SMB and channel marketing director. “HP is focused on providing user-friendly technologies that improve performance and empower our customers, tearing down productivity barriers with ultra-mobile and powerful solutions.”
The ProBook 400 Series consists of five models offered in 17.3-, 15.6-, 14- and 13.3-inch flat-panel screen sizes. The new units are 36 percent thinner and 18 percent lighter than their predecessors, HP said. According to HP, the 400 line models sport a new hybrid hard drive with SSD quickness and traditional hard drive capacity. A 500GB Hybrid HDD is available on the 440, 450 and 470 models with the SSD confined to the 430.
As for the 200 Series notebooks, HP is offering units in 15.6- and 14-inch screen sizes and are equipped to deliver high-quality multimedia right out of the box with preinstalled software and other features including an HDMI port.
HP’s new printers include a LaserJet Pro multifunction printer (MFP) M521 series, the enterprise-level LaserJet Enterprise M725 for affordable large-volume printing, the Scanjet Pro 3000 s2 sheet-feed Scanner that features scan-to-cloud application support, the Officejet Pro 251dw Printer and HP Officejet Pro 276dw MFP for professional-class printing, and an Officejet 7610 Wide Format e-All-in-One that handles large print shop jobs in-house.
The ProBook 400 series and HP 200 series business notebooks will be offered in the U.S. starting in May. The ProBook 400 line is priced starting at $499 while pricing for the 200 series starts at $249. The new printers and scanners are available in the U.S. now except for the Officejet wide format unit which won’t be offered until July.