Hewlett-Packard has added to its business-class notebook lineup the first two models based on AMD “Puma” mobile platform – the 15.4-inch HP Compaq 6735b and 14.1-inch 6535b.
The new “Puma” laptops are currently available only as preconfigured systems. The specifications say the notebooks come with an AMD Turion X2, AMD Turion X2 Ultra, or AMD Athlon X2 processor. The HP Compaq 6735b and 6535b have the ATI Radeon HD 3200 integrated graphics and support up to 8GB of DDR2 800MHz memory. However, the offered configurations include 2GB or 3GB of RAM. The currently available systems also feature up to 160GB of hard drive space, a DVD burner, which can be replaced with a secondary HDD, and built-in web camera in select models.
The 6735b comes with a WXGA anti-glare, WXGA BrightView, or WSXGA+ anti-glare 15.4″ screen. Display options for the 14.1″ HP Compaq 6535b include WXGA anti-glare, WXGA BrightView, and WXGA+ anti-glare.
Regarding networking and connectivity, there are Broadcom’s 802.11a/b/g draft-n wireless module, Gigabit Ethernet controller, a 56K modem, and Bluetooth and mobile broadband options.
Each of the notebooks has four USB ports, an ExpressCard slot, Firewire port, VGA and S-Video outputs, and a media card reader.
Security features include the Trusted Platform Module 1.2 and various security-related software applications, as well as an optional fingerprint reader and Smart Card reader which replaces the ExpressCard slot.
The HP Compaq 6735b and 6535b start at 5.31 and 5.93 pounds respectively.
All of the listed models run Windows Vista Business operating system.
The basic price for the both laptops is $779.