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A sneak peek at HP's new line of laptops, PCs, monitors & printers

By Sara Barker
Fri 18 Sep 2020
FYI, this story is more than a year old

HP’s vision for its new range of PCs, printers and services is to make remote working ‘as productive, connected, and secure as possible’ as businesses adopt hybrid workplaces.

Revealed at HP Reinvent this week, the company detailed new products including the HP Aero G7 business notebook, new ProBooks, EliteDesks, ProDesks, and monitors.

The HP Aero G7 is a business notebook fitted with an AMD Ryzen mobile processor, and AMD Radeon graphics. It supports Wi-Fi 6 and 4G LTE and 62% of its mechanical parts are made from recycled materials. It is expected to launch in November.

The HP ProBook 600 G8 and 400 G8 notebook PC Series is designed for professionals ‘at growing companies’ and small businesses. These will launch in November.

In terms of PC hardware, the HP EliteDesk 805 G6 Series designed to meet the demands of a multi-task workday, while the HP ProDesk 405 G6 Series features the latest AMD Ryzen PRO series processors. These will also launch in November.

New monitors include the HP E24t G4 Touch Monitor with integrated fast and responsive in-cell touch technology, as well as the HP E24d and E27d Conferencing Monitors optimised for virtual collaboration. The HP E24D and E27D G4 Conferencing Monitors are expected to be available in October, while the HP E24t G4 Touch Monitor is expected to be available in December.

HP’s new LaserJet Enteprrise 400 Series is described as an ‘end-to-end’ secure printing system, with security features including HP Sure Start and HP Trusted Platform Module. These protect devices from vulnerabilities and attacks, and ensure that credentials are safe.

The printers can be used with HP Web Jetadmin and HP JetAdvantage Security Manager for remote fleet management. The HP LaserJet Enterprise 400 Series – available as a single function and MFP, mono and colour and in versions adapted to Managed Print Services fleets – will launch in December.

These printers will also launch with HP’s new FutureSmart firmware version, also available in December.

Other printing solutions include the HP DesignJet portfolio for architect, engineer, construction and home offices; Document Workflow Cloud solution for simplifying the flow of information from paper to digital (expected to launch in FY21), and a Fleet Onboarding tool for partners to onboard HP Workpath (also expected to launch in FY21).

HP has also created a new subscription services designed to help small businesses manage their remote workforces. The HP Business Boost solution provides IT support, PCs and PC peripherals to support employees working from home.

HP Business Boost will be made available through HP channel partners first in Australia and New Zealand, Japan, Korea, and Singapore in November, and in the other Asia-Pacific countries from December onwards.

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