HP Eyes the Ultralight Business Notebook Market


What weighs 4 pounds and measures 12.1 inches? The answer has nothing to do with John Holmes and everything to do with Hewlett-Packard's updated "ultralight" business notebook line built around Intel's Centrino 2 platform.

Cost of entry for the HP-Compaq 2230 series will start at $999 and include an Intel Core 2 Duo T5670 (1.80GHz) processor, 1GB of DDR2-800 RAM, a 120GB 5400RPM hard disk, 802.11n wireless, a LightScribe DVD burner, and Intel's GMA 4500MHD graphics. For $1,649, users looking for a bit more power can move up to an Intel T9400 (2.53GHz) processor, 3GB DDR2-800 RAM, and a 320GB hard drive. Several other configurations fill in the pricing gap, and all of them will come equipped with three USB ports, an HDMI port, and a 4-cell lithium-ion battery.

Centrino 2 notebooks have been slow to trickle into the market, but HP is accepting orders now for its 2230 series.

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