Cheap to Keep
The latest HP ProBook laptop is the 4545s, which starts at an enviable $579, doesn’t skimp on amenities and features. The model is built around AMD’s dual-core A6-4400M processor that normally runs at 3.2GHz but can raise its speed to 3.7GHz for tough computing jobs. Along with 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive, the system has a 15.6-inch screen that can show 1,366 by 768 images and has AMD’s Radeon 7520G integrated graphics. It comes with the one-two wireless punch of Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11n WiFi.