December 24, 2011

HP ProBook 6460B LQ174AW

The HP ProBook LQ174AW laptop is packed with 320 GB Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive at 7200 RPM; 2 GB DDR3 memory; DVD-Writer optical disk drive with LightScribe technology; Finger Print Reader; 720p HD Webcam; full-size, spill-resistant keyboard with drains and 6-cell lithium-ion battery to give you some time to work away from the main power source.

The HP ProBook LQ174AW boasts 14-inch Active Matrix TFT Color LCD with LED Backlight and 1366 x 768 screen resolution and is equipped with Second Generation Intel® Core™ i5-2520M dual core processor that features a 3MB cache and 2.5GHz base processor speed and smart 4-way processing performance for HD quality computing.

This HP ProBook LQ174AW notebook also supports TurboBoost Technology that can automatically overclock the speed of the CPU up to 3.0 GHz when 2 cores are active and 3.2 GHz when only 1 core is active. This Core i5-2520M processor offers Hyperthreading Technology that handles 4 threads at once for improvement in performance of up 20% more. The Core i5- 2520M processor supports many of the instruction extension but it does not support AES, VT-d, and Trusted Execution functions. Though it has no dedicated graphics controller it has a discreet-class incorporated graphics controller called as Intel® HD Graphics 3000 which is capable of handling high definition video and capable of rendering images for low resolution games with ease.

This HP ProBook LQ174AW laptop also has a number of security standard such as HP ProtectTools, Central Management capability, TPM Embedded Security Chip 1.2, Enhanced Pre-Boot Security, HP Spare Key which requires an initial user setup, HP Disk Sanitizer, Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools, Credential Manager for HP ProtectTools, File Sanitizer for HP ProtectTools and security lock slot
This 14-inch HP ProBook LQ174AW notebook PC weighs 4.85 lbs. and measures just 1.3 inch thin. It comes with connectivity options such as 3 USB 2.0 USB Ports; FireWire/i.LINK; eSATA/USB Combo; Bluetooth 2.1+EDR; WIFI that supports 802.11b/g/n standards; LAN port; DisplayPort; and HDMI output port.

This 14-inch HP ProBook LQ174AW laptop runs on 64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition operating system and it is priced at about $1430.

Pros: TurboBoost Technology, HDD has 7200 RPM
Cons: no USB 3.0 port