By Kingsley I. Ilechukwu
HP Monday released a new range of devices and solutions for the Nigerian and other markets, designed to help people boost productivity, collaborate with ease, and work anywhere, with strong security.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted work environments around the world and it’s clear that hybrid working environments are the new normal. Nearly half of business professionals are working remotely[i] and the importance of productivity at home is clear: people want faster PCs and faster internet.[ii] For IT organizations, 60 per cent are finding ways to support more flexible work arrangements to provide the same level of support at home as users get in office.[iii] At the same time, more than 40 per cent of IT departments are prioritizing built-in security on employee endpoint devices.
“With workspaces at home becoming the status quo and businesses supporting their workforce both remotely and for those back in the office, the PC is essential in these hybrid working environments,” said Andy Rhodes, global head of Commercial Personal Systems, HP Inc. “We’re making our most premium experiences more accessible with new laptops that offer greater mobility to work from anywhere, desktops that bring powerhouse performance to small workspaces, monitors that enable collaboration and support wellbeing, and services that offer comprehensive and flexible solutions – all to support the business transformation happening today.”
One of the new products is the HP ProBook 635 Aero G7, equipped with the latest AMD Ryzen™ Mobile Processor for powerful performance and has connected modern standby to get users working in seconds. With a starting weight of under one kg and long battery life, it is designed to keep users productive around the home, in the office, or on-the-go. HP Sure View Reflect allows users to work discreetly, Wi-Fi 6 and 4G LTE makes it easy to get connected, and the keyboard provides a smooth and quiet typing experience.
Sleek and built with sustainability in mind, it has an elevated design that provides a premium feel that is compact yet sturdy, and an all-metal design that has over 62 per cent of mechanical parts made from recycled materials – a proud addition to HP’s world’s most sustainable PC portfolio. Built to provide a solid performance, the HP ProBook 635 Aero G7 boosts productivity when powered with the latest AMD Ryzen™ 4000 Series Mobile Processors, optional Ryzen PRO 4000 Series Mobile Processors, and latest integrated AMD Radeon™ Graphics. It also comes with sanitation features designed to withstand 1,000 cycles of disinfection with household wipes.
HP also introduced the HP ProBook 600 G8 and HP ProBook 400 G8 PC Series built for professionals at growing companies who move from desk to meeting room to home. With an enhanced design and optional quad-core 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, the latest ProBook 600 and ProBook 400 PCs continue to deliver the commercial performance, security, and durability that users need.
For users who need more power to keep up with serious workloads, HP unveiled new Elite and Pro desktops designed to meet the demands of a multi-task work-day with a choice of form factors.
The HP EliteDesk 805 G6 Series PCs features an upgraded chassis for a modern look and new flexibility and expandability options for personalization. HP Run Quiet Design acoustics minimize noise levels to help users focus and VR-ready capabilities enable high performance workloads. The desktop series allow users to experience enterprise-class productivity, plus industry-leading reliability, security, and manageability in their choice of form factors.
The HP EliteDesk 805 G6 Desktop Mini PC is a compact, high-performance PC that fits easily into an open office when paired with the optional Mini-in-One display. The HP EliteDesk 805 G6 Small Form Factor is part of the world’s first AMD-based small form factor business class desktop PCs with dual M.2 drive capability.
The HP ProDesk 405 G6 Series PCs features the latest AMD Ryzen™ PRO Series Desktop Processors for powerful performance and versatile options with quieter and energy-efficient designs for growing businesses.
The HP E24d and E27d Conferencing Monitors empower users with everything they need to virtually collaborate. These Zoom-compatible monitors allow users to effortlessly video conference with the integrated pop-up webcam, microphone, and attached speaker bar without having to buy or connect additional accessories. This clean desk solution is completed with docking, so with a single cable from this monitor, users can connect their laptop and all their PC essentials with 100W USB-C® power delivery.
When hands-on productivity is needed, the HP E24t G4 FHD Touch Monitor allows users to interact with content onscreen, without distracting glare and fingerprint smudges. Get the right set-up for a comfortable workspace with four-way ergonomics and HP Eye Ease, which addresses blue light without affecting color accuracy or introducing any yellow shift. Responsibly made with more than 80 per cent of its plastics being recycled[iv] and 100 per cent sustainably sourced and recyclable packaging.
With 57 per cent of small- to mid-sized business owners planning to adopt options for employees to work from home in the long-term,[v] they are struggling to manage, protect, and support their remote employees while ensuring business continuity.
HP understands the complexity and challenges businesses face in today’s unpredictable climate and is bringing to market a new solution-oriented program providing peace of mind and ultimate productivity. HP Business Boost provides the right technology, security, and support services enabling small to mid-sized businesses to manage the workforce evolution at an affordable monthly cost.
To help businesses better manage the device lifecycle, the HP Device as a Service (DaaS) programme has been updated and simplified. Customers around the world now have a consistent solution – whether they operate in a single country or globally – and can customize their DaaS programme with additional, optional HP or Partner Services, to better address their needs.
For partners, the updated HP DaaS program serves as a foundation to build tailored solutions for their customers, and HP Integrated Financial Solutions provides flexible payment solutions to help secure new customers and optimize refresh opportunities in the future.
HP TechPulse, the analytics platform that drives services in HP DaaS, is constantly evolving to put the power of insights and AI into the hands of our customers and partners.