New notebooks have interesting features
HP has added some cool new notebooks to its PC line up. The new machines include the HP ProBook 5330M, the EliteBook 2560p, and the HP Mini 210. The machine is aimed at different user types. The 5330m is a small notebook that has an aluminum chassis, is under an inch thick, and is the first business machine from HP with Beats Audio
The 2560p includes a 12.5-inch HD screen and weighs only 3.68 pounds. It is the only machine in the small form factor to have an integrated optical drive. The Mini 201 is a new netbook with vibrant colors, Beats Audio and other things for mobile types. The 5330m uses Intel Core i5 and i3 dual-core processors and it has a fingerprint scanner too.
The 2560p and 2760p are both small machines with the 2560p getting a 12.5-inch screen and the 2760p getting a 12.1-inch screen. Both use Core i7 or i5 processors and the 2760p can convert to a tablet too. The last machine is the Mini 210 with bright colors and a profile under an inch thick. The 201 starts at $299.99 with a June 15 launch date, the 5330 starts at $700, the 2560p starts at $1099, and the 2760p starts at $1499 with availability this month. My Take: The machines sound nice and have good prices. I hope the new netbook has something other than the same old hardware under the hood. Adding an optical drive to thin notebook is a great thing.