Hands-on productivity – the new HP ProBook 450 touch screen notebook from DCC

Take full advantage of all of the features of Windows 8 with the new HP ProBook 450 touch screen notebook.

October 23, 2013

Take full advantage of all of the features of Windows 8 with the new HP ProBook 450 touch screen notebook from distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC). A sleek, 15.6-inch High Definition (HD) LED flat-panel display invites you to reach out and touch your content on a display that is as clear as a tablet. Now you can work more naturally with intuitive touch, tap and swipe navigation while taking advantage of crystal clear viewing and all of the power and portability of a professional HP notebook.

“The HP ProBook 450 features a 10-point capacitive screen design that makes the most of touch-optimised Windows 8, packaged into a thin, lightweight and stylish chassis and with top of the line specifications for incredible power and performance and enhanced broadband connectivity with integrated 3G/HSPA+ modem. This is the ultimate business machine for the mobile generation,” says Francois van Wijk, HP PSG Business Unit Manager at DCC.

The HP ProBook 450 is a workhorse for the mobile professional. With options of 3rd Generation Intel Quad-Core i7 or Dual-Core i3 and i5 as well as Celeron and Pentium processors for maximum performance, up to 16 Gigabytes (GB) total Random Access Memory (RAM) and up to 1 Terabyte (TB) of internal storage or the option of a Solid State Drive (SDD), the notebook can be customised to meet the individual needs of any user. Two USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0 ports allow for multiple peripherals to be connected and offer super fast data transfer rates, and options of integrated or discrete graphics along with integrated stereo speakers offering superior multimedia capability.

“The HP ProBook 450 also offers several features designed with the business user specifically in mind. HP Client Security Software helps you to encrypt your hard drive, permanently delete unwanted data and restrict unauthorised access, while built-in security safeguards the device from viruses, detects possible data corruption and alerts you to unauthorised changes. HP BIOS protection offers enhanced protection against viruses and other security threats and has been designed to reduce data loss and prevent downtime. All of these features are perfect for the connected business user who is always on the move,” van Wijk adds.

An all-new industrial design featuring DuraFlex paint and an aluminium palm rest deliver chic yet hard-wearing casing that protects the HP ProBook 450 from everyday scuffs and scratches for a long-lasting professional finish. Durability is carried through the design with a metal keyboard deck and spill-resistant keyboard to protect the machine from minor spills. Thorough HP testing and performance trials ensure the notebook can handle even the most rigorous work environments, and HP 3D DriveGuard protects data on the go by sensing sudden movement and protecting the hard drive.

“The HP ProBook 450 is ideal for the business person on the move. From the touch screen and full-sized keyboard with numeric keypad, to the rugged design and durability features, SSD and integrated mobile broadband connectivity, it has been designed with all of their needs in mind for ultimate productivity all day, every day, in the office and on the go,” van Wijk concludes.

The HP 450 is available immediately from resellers and leading retailers for a recommended retail price of R13 499.00 including VAT.