By Kingsley I. Ilechukwu, Correspondent Lagos
Friday, HP Inc. introduced its newest devices, displays and accessories, designed for people who want technology that enables them to seamlessly switch between productivity, creativity, entertainment, and collaboration – regardless of location. They include the HP Spectre x360 16 inch 2-in 1 Laptop PC, HP ENVY 34-inch All-in-One Desktop PC, and the HP 11-inch Tablet PC, among others.
PCs are now more important than ever as people settle into a new way of life. According to a recent HP study, 36 per cent of respondents say they will continue watching TV, movies, and videos as much as they did in 2020. One-third of users say they expect to continue using their PCs for video calls to connect with others to take meetings, network, or have happy hours with friends. And 73 per cent of respondents want a device that offers enough power and professional features to express themselves creatively.
“The last 18 months has forever changed how we work, learn, and play – now more than ever, consumers need devices with the latest technologies to keep up with their lifestyle,” said Global Head and General Manager, Consumer PCs at HP Inc, Josephine Tan,. “We are excited that this powerful combination of HP and Windows 11 will give consumers the best consumption, collaboration, and creation experiences to bring them closer to the people and things they love.”
One of the new devices is the HP Spectre x360 16 inch 2-in 1 Laptop PC, available in nocturne blue with celestial blue accents, and nightfall black with pale brass accents, offers a PC to easily consume, collaborate, and create with the people and things you love. It comes with the world’s first 16” laptop PC with an integrated, intelligent 5 MP camera which makes it easy to log-in using Windows Hello.
Its other unique feature is the HP GlamCam in the HP Command Center which elevates the video call experience. Enable Beauty Mode to touch up skin, teeth, and eyes. Get up and take a break mid-call with Auto Frame. Whether streaming the latest movie or editing the perfect image, the 16:10 ratio and up to UHD+OLED display with VESA True Black HDR and 100 per cent colour calibration brings bold details and visuals to life. Experience an extra 22 mm of viewing space compared to the 15-inch version with the 91 per cent screen-to-body ratio.
Other amazing features of the new HP Spectre x360 16 inch 2-in 1 Laptop PC, include the newly designed quad speakers for higher volume, more balanced treble, along with AI Noise Removal that mutes any background noise; superb performance enabled by Intel® Evo™ verified platform, 11th Gen Intel®️ Core™️ i7 Processor, NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, up to Wi-Fi 6E with Network Booster and Bluetooth 5.2, and up to 17 hours of battery life.
This is the first HP consumer notebook made with recycled CNC aluminum, also features a sustainably made keyboard, bezels and a speaker box made with ocean-bound plastic, along with molded fiber packaging to help reduce the environmental impact. It also has EPEAT® Gold & ENERGY STAR® ratings.
The HP ENVY 34-inch All-in-One Desktop PC is a product designed for creators who desire a powerful hub with a high-resolution screen and incredible performance to bring their creations to life. The device also comes in handy for many creators who experience the greatest level of productivity to complete multiple tasks when given an ultra-wide display versus a laptop, a single external monitor, and even a dual monitor set-up. These insights led to the development of the HP ENVY 34-inch All-in-One Desktop PC., which enables creators fit more of what they want into their creative process. It also comes with height-adjustable display; the wider display with its 21:9 ratio micro-edge display reducing time wasted in scrolling or switching to different windows and allows the user to focus on a single task.
Other exciting new features include an immersive experience, made possible with the ultra-sharp details and anti-reflection coating of the world’s first 34-inch All-in-One with 5K display, and true colour accuracy with factory colour calibration and 98 per cent DCI-P3; the world’s first All-in-One with a detachable, magnetic camera – which features an advanced 16 MP binning technology and 2 μm pixel sensor.
The HP 11 inch Tablet PC is a thin and light device optimised for touch and designed for productivity and creativity on the go. Share your experiences in real time using the world’s first tablet with rotatable camera and world’s first tablet with 13 MP front camera, which allows users to go from selfie mode to a world-view mode in an instant, or even to the desktop view for real-time sharing during video calls. The company’s first Windows 11 tablet PC allows you to leverage Windows 11 Snap Layouts in both landscape and portrait mode using the innovative built-in kickstand to view content, edit between two apps, and share content while on a video call. Increase productivity with the optional detachable magnetic keyboard that can also work in portrait and landscape mode, or discover new ways to collaborate and create with ease using the optional HP Rechargeable Tilt Pen, HP Palette software, and Windows Ink. Seamlessly move between devices to create, work, and play with the HP Tablet and its SuperSpeed USB Type-C® port.
Other new Windows 11 devices offered by HP – which are composed of post-consumer recycled plastics, EPEAT® Silver or Gold registered, ENERGY STAR® certified, and wrapped in 100 per cent sustainably sourced and recyclable packaging – include: HP 14 inch Laptop PC, HP Reversible Protective Sleeve, HP Pavilion All-in-One Desktop PC and HP All-in-One Desktop PC.
Along with the company’s new premium and mainstream PCs, HP will also begin shipping devices with Windows 11 across its existing portfolio beginning later this fall.
Whether it’s for work or play, many are searching for that perfect monitor that combines productivity and immersion. In a recent HP study, respondents found they were up to 33 per cent more focused when using a larger versus a smaller screen. The HP U32 4K HDR Monitor lets avid creators see every detail and bring their entire vision to life. This stunning 31.5-inch diagonal 4K HDR monitor features precise and true-to-life, factory-calibrated colour gamut with 99 per cent sRGB and 98 per cent DCI-P3, ideal for editing photos or creating intricate designs. The HP M34d WQHD Curved Monitor is a fully immersive 34-inch diagonal display complete with integrated speakers and a WQHD resolution for multitaskers to collaborate while working or enjoying the latest entertainment with friends.
Both monitors offer a clutter-free space with the unified USB-C® cable that can handle both data and power for the monitors when connected to a laptop. Stay comfortable all day long with a low blue light filter and stand adjustability. Create and consume content responsibly with a monitor that’s sustainably made, built with recycled plastics.
“Hence, e-Government, which is essentially about the deployment of technologies in government processes and service delivery to citizens, provides immense opportunities for governments to deliver services to citizens most effectively and efficiently,” he said.