HP ProBook S-Series: Businesspeople Can Have Sassy Red Laptops Too

HP today revealed its new business laptops, the ProBook s-series. The 14.1", 15.6", and 17.3" ProBooks are all about pragmatic performance, affordability, and inoffensive design. They're the Toyota Camry of laptops.

All three sizes of the ProBook s-series will offer either an AMD or an Intel processor, SD card reader, optional Blu-Ray drive, and HDMI out for presentations. The two larger models offer a numeric keypad as well, which is always a nice thing to see for the number-crunchers. They also allow the choice of having Linux pre-installed instead of Windows Vista, which might be a first for HP, and come with the somewhat surprising option of a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 graphics card, in case you want to do a little low-level gaming instead of working.

HP hasn't offered concrete pricing or availability information, but we do know that the ProBooks will start at $529 and be released soon, probably in June. Oh, and they're available in both "noir" and "merlot," because French names are classy and businesspeople like wine, right? [HP's Press Release, Gallery]