HP Compaq has announced a new ultraportable 12.1″ laptop geared towards small and medium businesses, the HP Compaq 2230s.
It’ll probably share some components and designs with the 12.1-inch HP Compaq 2730p.
There are currently half a dozen pre-configured models, ranging from $999 – $1,649 USD, with processors ranging from Intel Celerons all the way up to an Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 (2.8GHz, 6MB L2) with a 1066MHz Front-Side Bus.
I’ve not really seen this before – 8GB is listed as the maximum memory, and to drive the point home, the HP website mentions that 2x 4GB modules are needed to obtain – it couldn’t have been somebody making a mistake in one location.
It’s based on Intel’s GMA 4500MHD integrated graphics, has an HDMI output, features 2.5″ SATA harddrives all the way up to 320GB, along with HP’s 3d DriveGuard to protect the harddrives (using motion sensors).
Ship dates on some models, for US customers, lists 8/13/2008.