Hewlett-Packard introduces the HP Compaq 9400 and HP Compaq 6300 series of business laptops. Unlike previous models which used Intel Napa processors, these new notebooks will be running on Intel’s Core Duo technology, which enables users to use several applications simultaneously.
HP intends to market the new business notebooks based on a wide array of business features such as fingerprint-scanning security features to hard drives that safeguard itself from accidental falls and drops.
The nx9400 series is aimed at the mobile business professional who requires a high-performance laptop with a 17-inch wide screen. The nx9400 will operate for four hours on its 8-cell lithium ion battery. Operating power can be extended to five more hours if the laptop is equipped with HP’s Extended Life Battery. And for US $199 more, users can buy HP’s ultra-capacity battery and extend the notebook’s battery life to 10 hours more.
The nx9400 laptops are priced at US $1,499 and will be available this month.
On the other hand, the 6300 line of laptops are geared towards small and medium business owners or mobile corporate users who are a bit cost-sensitive. The 6300 notebooks, which are equipped with 15-inch screens, are priced at US $1,499 and will be available starting April 2006.