HP’s new teams for the professional segment come with more collaborative capabilities, a very careful design and some alternatives to make the lives of workers more bearable.
HP Inc. continues its strategy of making life easier for workers who use their computers, whether laptops or desktops. This time has officially presented new teams looking to adapt to their habits, where the home and office are getting closer.
According to their data, 81% of people take work home and 54% of tasks are done outside the office . In addition, forecasts indicate that working hours in the home increase by 150% over the next two years. What’s more, the new generation of professionals (millennials) has a very different philosophy of work, which means “they want to work wherever they are, using connected and functional mobile devices, but also elegant”, explained HP managers at a press conference .
Indeed, the work PC is increasingly used for entertainment so the manufacturer takes time to focus on three main pillars to understand the current needs of workers:
- Innovation in design : The appearance matters more and more, but maintaining the robustness of the equipment.
- Advanced security : Data must be protected with BIOS-level techniques, identity management, encryption of information stored on disk or even screen protection against unwanted looks.
- Changing the work style : the sound quality or the functions to improve the experience during videoconferences with keyboard shortcuts.
Within the trends in form factors, the interest in convertible laptops (those that allow to turn 360º the visagra) and the 2 in 1 (where it is possible to separate the keyboard from the screen to become tablet). In fact, the manufacturer’s sales have grown in recent quarters thanks to these devices.
Focusing on the models presented the company on this occasion, these are Premium equipment (all that count in its definition with the word Elite) for companies with a common denominator: An excellent and robust design with high quality finishes. First of all, it showed the HP EliteBook x360 1020 G2 , a convertible that stands out for the great brilliance of its screen (700 nit, of the best within this segment).
For the ultra-thin notebook segment, HP has highlighted the HP EliteBook 1040 G4 , with a thickness of only 15.95mm and a weight of 1.36Kg. It has a 14-inch screen and, according to the manufacturer itself, is the most powerful equipment within its range in terms of performance being governed by an Intel Core i7 Quad Core processor with vPro technology. Another thing to keep in mind is that it is compatible with Omen by HP Accelerator, an accessory with independent graphic subsystem to improve the multimedia capabilities of the notebook.
Within the 2 in 1 equipment segment we find the HP Elite x2 1012 , with Intel Core-I processor and optional vPro technology. It can incorporate up to 16 GBytes of RAM. All this and more in a chassis with a screen of 12.3 inches of only 8 millimeters in thickness. It is capable of offering a range of 10 hours. Finally, its keyboard is backlit and aluminum, something out of the ordinary to date within the 2 in 1 models.
Moving to desktop PCs, comes the next generation of All-in-One (AiO), a format that has enabled the manufacturer to increase sales of this type of desktop equipment. This is the HP EliteOne 1000 , a very powerful model thanks to its Intel Core i7 seventh generation. It will be available in three screen sizes (23.8 inches, 27 inches with 4K resolution and 34 inches with curved panel).
A little removed from this type of devices is the HP ElitePOS , a Point of Sale Terminal that could mark the beginning of a stage for this type of computers in stores and establishments. It has a brilliant design, functional and modular, since it is possible to acquire it in different modalities to adapt it to the needs of each business. Even a printer of tickets that take advantage of the reduced spaces can be included in its support.
HP Z VR BackPack: The workstation that fits in a backpack
Last but not least, HP has shown us the exclusive HP Z VR Backpack solution, which is nothing more than a mobile workstation that connects easily to a backpack with different batteries. Its objective is to expand the Virtual / Mixed Reality, but this time within the vertical professional segments. At the moment it is a market little mature, but for HP is a strategic bet for the future and this workstation is good proof of it. Because Virtual Reality goes much beyond the video game business .
Prices and availability
The HP EliteBook x360 1020 G2 is expected to be available in Spain in October for an initial price of € 1,399.
The HP EliteBook 1040 G4 is expected to arrive in our country in October for an initial price of € 1,349.
The HP EliteOne 1000 AiO G1 will be available in Spain in September for a starting price of € 999.
The HP Elite x2 1012 is expected to be available in Spain in October for a starting price of 1,199 €.
The HP Z VR BackPack will be available in late September or early October. Your price is to be confirmed.