HP Launches New PC Experiences for Work, Life and Collaboration

Today at HP Reinvent, HP Inc.’s largest global partner conference, the company outlined its vision to design solutions for the way people work and live, with the introduction of new premium commercial notebooks and all-in-one (AiO), along with innovative displays and accessories. As people change where and how they work, the new HP Elite 1000 Series and collaboration solutions are designed to enable greater productivity, inspiration, and exchange of ideas beyond the traditional four walls of the office.

The idea of how and where work happens is evolving rapidly, with 54 percent of work being done outside of the cube or office[i] and home office hours are expected to increase by 150 percent in two years[ii]. This evolution is driven by an increasingly millennial workforce, with 88 percent of this group expecting work and life integration of their technology[iii]. This same group expects technology to improve their productivity and processes – yet certain areas like collaboration are not up to par, with 59 percent of millennials dissatisfied with current solutions.[iv] And with this increase in technology usage comes increased security concerns: endpoint attacks have more than doubled over the last six years[v]. With these insights in mind, HP is focused on enabling the next generation of the workforce to be productive and collaborative – and secure – no matter where they are throughout the day.

“As traditional boundaries between work and life go away, HP is focused on designing customer experiences that allow users to seamlessly transition between the two,” said Alex Cho, vice president and general manager, Commercial PCs, HP Inc. “With new collaboration solutions and the latest Elite 1000 series, devices are engineered to deliver breakthrough thin and light design, best-in-class performance, industry-leading security and manageability, and experiences for improved collaboration that adapts to the work style and lifestyle of each user.”

Recognizing that work increasingly takes place outside of the traditional office, the HP Elite 1000 Series is engineered for work and play with thin and light designs, phenomenal performance, includes the industry’s brightest displays, and is designed to pass MIL-STD testing[vi] for the harshest environments. The Elite 1000 Series is optimized for collaboration and connectivity with: built-in collaboration keys to easily manage calls at the touch of a button, Skype for Business certifications, Audio by Bang & Olufsen, HP Audio Boost, and HP Noise Cancellation for optimized audio and video calls. In addition, The Elite 1000 Series will come with HP Phone Wisethe world’s only Windows® solution to text and call from the PC across iOS and Android™ devices[vii] for easier transitions between devices. Part of HP’s most secure and manageable PCs[viii], these devices feature HP Sure View – the industry’s only integrated privacy screen[ix] – along with HP Sure Start, HP Sure Click[x], Windows Hello, and HP Multi-Factor Authenticate[xi] with Intel® Authenticate.

New products in the series include:

  • The HP EliteBook x360 1020 G2, the world’s thinnest and lightest business convertible[xii], features five different modes and ink capabilities to maximize productivity, optional HP SureView, and the world’s brightest business notebook display[xiii] with an ultra-bright 700-nit display to handle a variety of lighting conditions whether indoors or out.

  • The HP EliteBook 1040 G4 is the world’s most powerful ultra-slim 14-inch business notebook[xiv], can manage the most demanding tasks with up to Intel® Core™ i7 Quad Core Processors with vPro™ technology, optional WWAN, and long battery life. After work is done for the day, the device can moonlight as a powerful gaming station together with the optional.external GPU Omen by HP Accelerator.

  • The first premium HP EliteOne 1000 AiO is the world’s first AiO purpose-built for collaboration[xv], featuring a 2 MP dual-facing pop-up webcam for video conferencing. This AiO gives users the power of a desktop with up to 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 65W processors and optional Intel® Optane™ memory (cache). Three display options – including a 23.8-inch FHD, 27-inch 4k display, and a 34-inch diagonal curved display – offer a customizable immersive experience for video conferencing or watching a movie at home.

For employees who toggle between mobility and the need for a desktop-like experience, pairing the EliteBook 1000 series with the new HP EliteDisplaysHP USB-C Mini DockHP USB-C Notebook Power Bank, and HP Wireless Collaboration Keyboard are key to maximizing their productivity.

Meetings continue to be a vital element of today’s workplace, with 65 percent of professionals collaborating multiple times per day[xvi]. Recognizing the importance of this workflow in an employee’s day, HP is expanding how it enables collaboration with:

  • Sprout Pro by HP G2 makes virtual meetings immersive and visual and co-creating a simple task with dual touchscreens, a dedicated digital inking space to sketch and annotate, and a downward-facing camera to share or digitize real-world objects.

  • The HP ShareBoard brings any whiteboard into the digital age by offering a real-time feed of dry-erase board activity to remote participants, along with a digital capture that can be easily shared following a meeting.

  • The HP EliteDisplay E243m Conferencing Monitor is a Skype for Business certified display with a quick and easy connection to a laptop for on-the-fly collaborating with Audio by Bang & Olufsen, built-in microphone, and collaboration keys to control calls. The HP LD5512 4K Display is a 55-inch diagonal large format display for the growing set of huddle rooms and spaces in the modern office.

  • The HP Elite Presenter Mouse is more than a traditional mouse that bridges the digital and physical during a conference with the ability to use a real-time virtual pointer to highlight onscreen content in the meeting space and on viewer’s screens.

HP Device as a Service Enhancements

HP DaaS is a modern computing consumption model designed with the end user and IT experience in mind. It simplifies how businesses equip their employees with the right hardware, accessories, and lifecycle services to maximize user productivity and IT efficiency while providing insightful and actionable analytics. HP now offers three simplified plans that package up the essential services to ensure a customer’s fleet, no matter the mix, is running more efficiently. New enhancements include:

  • More insightful and efficient fleet management to help optimize assets and resources. HP DaaS now includes fleet analytics to uncover potential device health and security risks so customers can address issues proactively before they become problems. HP Service Agents use a unique analytics platform and other tools to deliver unified device management services to minimize the day-to-day burden of fleet management.

  • Flexibility for businesses with simpler plans and term options to match workloads and optimize their IT budgets. HP DaaS incorporates not only a customer’s choice of hardware but the proactive monitoring and management of devices in a single contract.  The benefit for customers is a single source for hardware, support, and IT services in a one-price-per-device monthly payment. Customers can tailor their agreement – with HP directly or through an authorized partner – to include additional lifecycle services, from installation and configuration to workplace services and secure disposal and recycling. A new fleet flexibility feature3 allows customers to flex their plans from 5 to 15 percent to meet the needs of their changing workloads.

  • Broad portfolio of HP devices including the most popular PC desktops, notebooks, 2-in-1 tablets, workstations, point of sale systems, and additional device types running different operating systems to address the diverse needs of a company’s work force. With HP DaaS, customers can choose the devices that best fit their people and environment.

Pricing and Availability

  • The HP EliteBook x360 1020 G2 is expected to be available in September for a starting price of $1,379

  • The HP EliteBook 1040 G4 is expected to be available in October for a starting price of $1,379

  • The HP EliteOne 1000 AiO G1 is expected to be available in September for a starting price of $1,259

  • HP Collaboration Solutions are expected to be available starting in December.

 

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