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HP Announces New Additions to its Personal Systems Portfolio

HP has introduced new additions to its Personal Systems portfolio designed to help people stay productive – whether they continue working from home or prepare to return to the office. More than ever, today’s workforce needs the right technology and tools to stay productive. Fifty per cent of remote workers report not having what’s needed to be efficient away from the office, and with remote workers battling for bandwidth with family or roommates for endless video conference calls, slow networks are a top complaint. For IT decision makers, security is also an increasing concern with the number of remote devices outside the safety of the company network.

“As we experience a new normal that blurs reality between life and work, it’s clear that the PC is essential – allowing us to work, live, learn, collaborate, and create regardless of distance,” said Alex Cho, president, Personal Systems, HP Inc. “Today’s line-up of innovative products, our largest commercial product launch ever, including the next generation of Elite PCs and desktops, the world’s first ergonomic monitors with always-on low blue-light, and the world’s brightest 14-inch mobile workstation, along with dedicated services to improve remote employee experiences, reinforces HP’s commitment to equipping workers with the right tools, power, and performance for the ultimate work from home experience.”

Today’s workforce needs the right technology that helps them be productive wherever they are working – PCs that reduce the background noises including slamming doors and barking dogs allowing your voice to come through loud and clear, better low-light and back lit options if you are working in various rooms around the house, and bright displays that are easy to see when working outside.

The latest HP EliteBooks are designed for superb connection and collaboration for powerful business resiliency. 5G or Gigabit Class 4G LTE makes it easy to get connected and get work done. The wide-angle camera with an 88-degree field of view combined with AI-based audio that minimises background noises makes video conference experiences sharper and clearer. Tapered edges make the devices easier to open, the redesigned keyboard with rubber dome keys provides an extremely quiet typing experience, and the integrated webcam privacy shutters physically block the camera for immediate and worry-free privacy.

The HP EliteBook x360 1030 G7 and HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7 are premium laptops that are 6.3% smaller than the previous generation and boast up to an 89% screen-to-body ratio, the highest in a business convertible. The laptops feature 10th Gen six-core Intel Core vPro processors for maximum performance. The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7 gets up to 29 hours of battery life.

The HP EliteBook 805 G7 and HP EliteBook 800 G7 Series PCs are designed to meet the demands of the multi-task, multi-place workday – now with both AMD and Intel-based processor options. Available with 13.3″, 14″, and 15.6″ diagonal screens, users get a powerful, highly secure, and durable laptop that keeps them connected and productive in any setting.

New to the EliteBook 800 Series are:

  • The HP EliteBook 805 Series PCs, powered by AMD Ryzen PRO processors with Radeon VEGA graphics, are the world’s thinnest and lightest AMD-based mainstream business notebooks. The HP EliteBook 805 Series offers the world’s longest battery life in an AMD-based mainstream business notebook. The HP EliteBook 835 G7 gets up to 24 hours of battery life.
  • The HP EliteBook 800 G7 Series PCs, powered by up to 10th Gen six-core Intel Core vPro processors, deliver the exceptional combination of responsive performance, connectivity, and speed that allows users to launch, create, and connect fast and reliably. The HP EliteBook 830 G7 gets up to 23 hours and 15 minutes of battery life.
  • The HP EliteBook x360 830 G7 is the first mainstream business convertible with 4×4 LTE antennas. Powered by up to 10th Gen six-core Intel Core vPro processors, the laptop adapts to the way users create, connect, and collaborate with a 360-degree hinge.

The latest EliteDesk 800 Series PCs include upgraded chassis with added flexibility and expandability, are quieter compared to previous generations, and are future-proofed with VR-ready capabilities. The HP EliteOne 800 All-in-One G6 PC is the world’s most powerful commercial All-in-One powered by 10th Gen Intel Core processors with a 23.8” or 27” diagonal screen in a thin profile and sophisticated design for those on the front lines of business. Combined with optional NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER graphics, it is the world’s first commercial VR capable All-in-One. The low blue light, anti-glare display features micro-edge bezels on three sides and supports several stand options to adapt to user workstyles.

The HP Collaboration All-in-One G6 with Zoom Rooms is an integrated solution with a dedicated Zoom Room appliance ideal for the focus room or the executive desk. With 54% of companies planning to cut back on travel permanently due to the pandemic, this Zoom appliance makes it easy to join meetings with one-touch start and participate in a face-to-face video calls without need of carrying headsets. It runs Windows 10 IoT and features a 5MP pop-up camera with an 88-degree wide viewing angle, integrated speakers and microphones for easy collaboration and video conversations.

The HP EliteDesk 800 G6 Series allow users to experience enterprise-class productivity, plus industry-leading reliability, security, and manageability in their choice of form factors.

  • The HP EliteDesk 800 G6 Desktop Mini PC is the world’s smallest and most powerful Ultra Small Form Factor (USFF) business PC.
  • The HP EliteDesk 800 G6 Small Form Factor PC is the world’s highest performance and most expandable business-class SFF.
  • The HP EliteDesk 800 G6 Tower PC is the world’s highest performance and most expandable business-class tower PC.

HP also announced the HP ProDesk 600 G6 Series and HP ProDesk 400 Series with full redesign and versatile options with quieter and energy-efficient designs for growing businesses. As workforces continues to evolve and adapt to remote work, 56% of companies say they are considering deploying a higher proportion of portable devices. The latest additions to the HP ZBook lineup are powerhouse notebooks purpose-built with pro-level performance, a captivating viewing experience, and new ways to collaborate. With up to 17 hours of battery life, the ZBook Firefly G7 allows power users, creatives, and STEAM students to stay productive on-the-go with MIL-STD 810G reliability and durability, industry-leading security features, and a bigger, brighter display.

  • The ZBook Firefly 14 is the world’s smallest and lightest mobile workstation. It is 8.8% smaller and 5.2% lighter compared to the previous generation and has an 84% screen-to-body ratio. As part of the world’s most secure mobile workstations it instantly protects against visual hacking with HP Sure View Reflect and defends against firmware and malware attacks with HP Sure Start Gen.
  • The ZBook Firefly 15 is HP’s lightest ever 15” mobile workstation. It is 9.5% smaller and 1.8% lighter compared to the previous generation and has up to an 86% screen-to-body ratio.

The new ZBooks deliver power in an ultra-mobile design with NVIDIA Quadro P520 graphics with 4 gigs of RAM and up to 10th Gen six-core Intel Core processors so users can stay productive and seamlessly work on multiple apps simultaneously. The HDR 400 4K UHD display gives an incredible contrast ratio and 500-nits brightness provides for viewing in high ambient light environments. HP Z predictive algorithms means users are no longer gated by the GPU or CPU, dynamically switching the power in real-time and the Z Power Slider balances the performance and acoustics for each workflow.

The option of up to 4G gigabit LTE (4×4) provides a fast, connected and very secure solution. Work seamlessly with remote teams using the HP Collaboration Keyboard, HP Noise Cancellation, a world-facing microphone, B&O audio, and collaborate in 4K resolution and 3D with ZCentral Remote Boost screen sharing technology. As 38% of office workers see an external monitor as an essential working from home tool, HP is re-imagining visual computing with monitors that embrace innovations around well-being, portability, and wireless technology. New displays:

  • The HP E-Series Monitors are the world’s first ergonomic monitor series with always-on low-blue-light to support workforce well-being. HP Eye Ease addresses blue light without affecting colour accuracy or introducing any yellow shift. These are the world’s first monitor series to receive the TUV Low Blue Light Hardware Solution certification, the first certification of its kind from the industry leader in low-blue-light certifications.
  • The HP E14 G4 Portable Monitor brings the power of dual-screen productivity and gives users the freedom to work anywhere – whether it’s from the kitchen table or the outdoor patio. The world’s brightest 14” portable monitor weighs only 640 g and is less than 4.75 mm thin, which is 36% lighter and 25% thinner than the previous model and offers two USB-C ports for power and easy connectivity to any USB-C notebook.
  • The HP U27 4K Wireless Monitor is the world’s first 4K wireless sharing PC monitor, allowing users the freedom of untethered mobility with an automatic, cable-free connection for work or play. Users can seamlessly connect their PC with the HP Quick Pair Bluetooth App or by pressing the Windows Key + K on their keyboard.

As businesses adapt to the new realities of a remote workforce, IT teams are tasked with distributing devices with minimal touchpoints while making sure they are ready to go when taken out of the box. HP Device Provisioning Services make it possible for organisations to receive and maintain pre-provisioned cloud-ready devices that help to reduce costs, optimise productivity, and improve employee experiences. Organisations can choose from a suite of factory and professional services to meet their specific needs and requirements – whether in a single service or a combination of services.

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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