Proving that businessmen can have sassy-red laptops too, HP has announced its newest ProBook S-series laptops. Available in 14in, 15.5in and 17in flavours these are all about performance, affordability and a simple but stylish design. All sizes offer an Intel or AMD processor, Blu-ray drive, HDMI output, and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 graphics card (for after work gaming, of course). No exact pricing information just yet, but entry-level ProBooks should start around the US$550 mark.
With this downturn in full swing, companies are looking to save some cash. But instead of firing staff and sitting tight-fisted on the bank balance, there’s US$2.8 billion a year to be saved. The data comes from a report on how US organisations can save money just by turning computers off at night. And it won’t just save money either, unused PCs emitted about 20 million tons of carbon dioxide (about 4 million cars worth) last year. So if you value your job, and the planet, shut it down.
[via USA Today]