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HP Launches Device As A Service For Apple To Solve Major Customer Pain Point

Posted in Commentary with tags on February 15, 2018 by itnerd

HP Inc. today unveiled an expansive new set of Device as a Service (DaaS) offerings for customers and channel partners, including the launch of DaaS for Apple. HP will provide support for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and other Apple devices used by commercial customers in mixed operating system (OS) environments. The company also introduced new virtual reality (VR) solutions and predictive analytics capabilities available as a service to support a broader range of customer needs.

The growth of HP DaaS comes as corporate IT departments are seeking new ways to manage both HP and other manufacturer devices more efficiently and effectively. HP has delivered strong growth in its services business, with HP DaaS now available from nearly 100 channel partners around the world.

As part of HP’s expanded DaaS offering, customers will be able to pair iPhone, iPad, Mac, and other Apple devices with HP’s world-class support, managed services, and analytics. HP estimates that by 2020 there will be 9 billion commercial devices worldwide, with an average of four devices per user. Mixed-device environments are the norm in today’s world and becoming increasingly difficult and costly for organizations due to the number of devices, managing multiple device types, OSes, and vendors.

HP is embracing mixed-device environments by offering complete solutions to customers extending far beyond HP-manufactured hardware. DaaS for Apple is the latest example, currently offered directly from HP in the U.S. with plans to expand to other countries and select channel partners over the next year.

Additionally, the HP DaaS product line includes the latest and most innovative HP devices. The new HP Virtual Reality solutions, including the HP Z4 Workstation and HP Windows Mixed Reality VR headset, are now available as a service through HP DaaS. The HP Z4 Workstation is ideal for design, engineering, simulation, and visualization, and it can easily handle tasks that require high-frequency processing, multiple cores and high-powered GPUs. The HP Windows Mixed Reality VR headset delivers a stunning immersive computing experience due to its1440x1440 resolution per eye and up to a 90Hz refresh rate. Users will enjoy six degrees of freedom, no tracking boundaries, and the included wireless motion controllers.

According to IDC, 63 percent of commercial IT managers say their resources are drained by device management and would like to be able to focus on other IT projects such as mobility, business applications, and security initiatives. To help free up resources, HP is expanding its real-time hardware analytics and proactive device management capabilities. This service from HP enables customers to analyze hardware performance, detect potential problems in advance, and proactively implement corrective actions. The unique data analytics capabilities of HP DaaS are now available on Windows, Android, iOS, and macOS devices – creating a multi-OS solution that’s designed to boost IT efficiency and improve employee experiences.

HP DaaS agreements can also be tailored to fit customers’ unique needs by easily adding specific device lifecycle services. Today the company introduced HP Tech Café Market Enhanced, an end-to-end vending and storage solution that provides instant access to accessories and 24/7 lockers for device swaps or repairs. In addition to vending and storage, HP will manage the ordering, replenishment, and reporting for customers. The solution supports the needs of an increasingly mobile workforce and significantly simplifies life for IT departments.

For more information about HP Device as a Service, please visit or see HP at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona on February 26 – March 1, 2018.


HP Accelerates Democratization Of 3D Printing With Breakthrough Full Color Platform

Posted in Commentary with tags on February 5, 2018 by itnerd

Today HP Inc. expanded its 3D printing portfolio with the introduction of its new Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series of 3D printers, the industry’s first 3D printing technology to enable manufacturers to produce engineering-grade, functional parts in full color, black or white – with voxel control – in a fraction of the time of other solutions. Depending on configuration and color preference, the Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series is available starting in the $50,000s, enabling small- to medium-sized product development teams and design businesses, entrepreneurs, and universities and research institutions to access HP’s industry leading Multi Jet Fusion printing technology.

HP’s new Jet Fusion 300 / 500 3D printing solution
for functional prototyping and short run production

The new Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series complements HP’s existing industrial-grade Jet Fusion 3200/4200/4210 3D solutions which deliver the lowest cost per part2 and are designed for manufacturing environments. With this portfolio expansion, HP is providing users of its Multi Jet Fusion solutions the ability to prototype and produce new designs and applications on the same platform and stay ahead with a future-ready technology for voxel control beyond color.

HP’s unique ability to control part properties at the individual voxel level enables the design and production of previously unconceivable parts and is now available, for the first time, in full color. Whether in healthcare, automotive, consumer goods, or other industries; or for entrepreneurs, designers, or university researchers with the next great idea; the potential of new 3D printing applications is enormous. HP is already engaging in the co- development of new color applications with universities and businesses around the world including Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Yazaki Corp., and Youngstown State University, amongst others.

Innovation for Small- to Medium-Sized Development Teams, Businesses and Educators

In addition to providing voxel-level control, the new Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series of 3D printers has a compact design, enhanced workflow solution, and the world’s first integrated and automated materials delivery system, enabling greater unattended operation, ease of use, and dramatically increasing production efficiency and output. The Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series also supports the three leading color file formats (OBJ, VRML, and 3MF) enabling designers to reliably and easily produce the parts they want without the inconvenience of file conversion or data corruption.

The HP Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series offerings include:

  • HP Jet Fusion 340 (Black and White) / 380 (Color): for customers who have smaller part-size needs or who commonly print fewer parts per build.
  • HP Jet Fusion 540 (Black and White) / 580 (Color): with a bigger build size than the 300 series for customers who have larger part-size needs or heavier production demands.


Building on HP’s Open Approach to Materials Development

The HP Jet Fusion 300 / 500 3D printers will launch with a new material, HP 3D High Reusability CB PA 12. Parts using this material will have mechanical properties similar to the HP 3D High Reusability PA 12 material from HP’s industrial solutions.

Leveraging HP’s unique Open Platform for materials and applications development, HP will work with its growing materials ecosystem to grow the material breadth and drive costs down. The Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series will ultimately support similar materials as the Jet Fusion 3200/4200/4210, and also support unique materials that enable color or other voxel-level capabilities.

The HP Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series of 3D printers is available for order today and will begin shipping in the second half of 2018. For complete details and technical specifications please visit

Partner Program Delivers Broader Capabilities and Targets New Resellers

As HP expands its product portfolio with the Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series, today it also highlighted the evolution of its global 3D printing reseller program – the HP Partner First 3D Printing Specialization program – including a variety of new options provided to partners selling HP’s Jet Fusion 3D printing solutions. As HP continues to increase its market reach and builds out its global go-to-market structure, it is now enabling solutions providers with specific manufacturing industry expertise, global digital transformation, and IT solutions expertise to deliver Multi Jet Fusion technology for customers around the world.

HP today also unveiled a new collaboration with Dassault Systèmes, a leading provider of 3D design software with millions of users in more than 140 countries, to empower a new era of product design innovation by entrepreneurs, makers, students, and businesses. The two companies intend to optimize Dassault Systèmes’ industry-leading SOLIDWORKS 3D design and engineering applications to take advantage of the unique voxel- level capabilities of HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing solutions.

Changing the Way the World Designs and Manufactures

Attendees at the SOLIDWORKS World 3D design conference have the opportunity to experience the industry’s most comprehensive end-to-end solutions for every phase of the product design process at HP’s booth #301. In addition to the HP Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series, HP announced new workstation, VR, and 3D Printing and Scanning products, and services which are also on display at the show.

No. 1 Reason People Are Happy At Work – It’s Not Money: HP Canada

Posted in Commentary with tags on December 14, 2017 by itnerd

With the holidays right around the corner – a time to enjoy with family and loved ones, HP Canada has released new workplace survey findings that explore the dynamics of work relationships, specifically around work spouses and work families. The survey found 75 per cent of Canadian respondents consider their work families the most important factor to workplace satisfaction – above an open floor plan (52 per cent) or the latest technology (46 per cent).

Key Canadian survey findings include:

  • Friends Equal Success: Office workers with a work family reported that their work family makes them feel happier (85 per cent), more connected (83 per cent), and more successful at work (78 per cent).
  • Work Families lead to Workplace Loyalty: 53 per cent of respondents stated they would stay at their current job even if a better opportunity came along so they wouldn’t have to leave their work family.
  • Those Hours Add Up : 55 per cent agree they spend more time with their work family than their real family. This familiarity creates a delicate dynamic where 51 per cent tell their work family things about their personal life that they don’t tell their real family.
  • Work Besties Are Common: Nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of those with a work spouse considered them one of their best friends.

Work families are the heart of workplace satisfaction

  • Among those who have a work family, eight-in-ten (78 per cent) agreed that they are the best part of their job, and six-in-ten (63 per cent) said the same about their work spouse.
  • For most people, “coworker” or “colleague” was not enough to describe the people they work with on a daily basis. 66 per cent identify at least some of their coworkers as their “work family” and 39 per cent either currently have or have had a “work spouse.”

More than just a lunch buddy

  • While your work family is definitely your go-to lunch and coffee buddies, they are also the main sources to vent frustration and share office gossip. Beyond the day-to-day office drama, about three-quarters of office workers also share their hopes and dreams with their work family (72 per cent) and work spouses (81 per cent)
  • Realization around the necessity of a solid work best friend has prompted coworkers to include their colleagues on their holiday gift giving lists. Thirty eight per cent plan on buying gifts for someone they work with, and the top gifts to give are gift cards (51%), alcohol, wine, or beer (41%), photos (38%), and food (32%).

Canadians are more likely to keep their work family and real family separate

  • Only 66 per cent of Canadians consider at least some of the people they work with their work family (vs. 79 per cent in the US, 68 per cent in Mexico). However, more Canadians report that they are happier at work because of their work family than Mexicans (85 per cent CA vs. 79 per cent MX).
  • Canadians are more likely to keep work and their personal life separate than either Americans or Mexicans. They are less likely to tell their work spouses things about their personal life that they don’t tell their significant other (53 per cent CA vs. 59 per cent US, 63 per cent MX) and significantly fewer Canadians plan on buying a holiday gift for a coworker (38 per cent CA vs. 50 per cent US, 56 per cent MX).

HP Announces The ZBook X2

Posted in Commentary with tags on October 18, 2017 by itnerd

Today, HP unveiled the HP ZBook x2, its newest product designed to improve performance and mobility needs for the creative community.

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The HP ZBook x2, the world’s first detachable PC workstation, allows designers to unleash the power of Adobe Creative Cloud and other professional applications. Its unprecedented power and performance increase productivity and allow digital creators and storytellers the freedom to work when and where inspiration strikes. It has four modes:

  • In laptop mode, the HP ZBook x2 is a powerful mobile workstation with a keyboard leveraged from the HP ZBook Studio
  • In detached mode, it allows users to create on the tablet with HP’s most accurate and expressive pen while still having full access to all of their shortcut keys with the Bluetooth enabled keyboard off to the side.
  • In docked mode the HP ZBook x2 can power two additional 4K displays or five total displays
  • In tablet mode it maintains full graphics performance allowing users to capture ideas with powerful NVIDIA 3D graphics.

Key specs include:

  • Windows 10 Pro and security, collaboration, and connectivity features from HP help you power through your day.
  • Work at the speed of your ideas with the latest Quad Core Intel Core processors and up to 4.2 GHz of turbo boost
  • NVIDIA Quadro graphics for real-time visualization of multi-layered artwork and creative projects.
  • 32 GB RAM Dual Channel Memory — twice the memory capacity of any other detachable PC.
  • HP Z Turbo Drive storage is 4X faster than SATA SSD and 14X faster than traditional HDD storage.
  • Enjoy peace of mind with up to 10 hours of battery life for maximum productivity and ultra-fast recharge (50% in just 30 minutes).

The ZBook x2 will be available in December, starting at $1,749 USD. Canadian pricing is still to be confirmed.

HP Rolls Out The New Spectre Portfolio

Posted in Commentary with tags on October 4, 2017 by itnerd

Today, HP unveiled new innovations to its premium consumer line-up with the next generation HP Spectre 13 and HP Spectre x360 13 laptops. Among the most notable of updates are 4k displays, audio and memory improvements, longer lasting battery life and an integrated privacy screen option.

The Spectre 13 is currently the world’s thinnest touch laptop, combining functionality with improved performance. The Spectre x360 13 laptop offers users the longest lasting battery life currently on the market. HP has made recent strides in the premium PC market and these developments place the company at the forefront of growth.

HP Spectre 13


  • Premium contoured design: Built from CNC aluminum and carbon fiber, it is offered in Ceramic White with Pale Gold polished accents or Dark Ash Silver with Copper polished accents featuring micro-edge bezels with Corning Gorilla Glass NBT displays in up to 4K high resolution.
  • Sensory experience: Speakers are placed above the full-size edge-to-edge backlit keyboard for clear and crisp sound and a comfortable typing experience.
  • Built for productivity: Fast performance with the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, store content with room to spare with up to 1TB PCIe SSD, and multitask with speed with memory up to 16 GB LPDDR3.
  • More battery power per millimeter: Up to 11.5 hours of battery life5 and charging from zero percent battery life to 50 percent on a 30 minute charge with HP Fast Charge technology.
  • The HP Spectre 13 Laptop is available on October 29 starting at $1,299.99.

HP Spectre x360 13


  • Refined iconic design: The sculpted CNC machined aluminum body with angular lines is offered in Natural Silver and Dark Ash Silver with Copper accents.
  • Brilliant Display: Micro-edge bezels with durable Corning Gorilla Glass NBT 13-inch diagonal displays in up to 4K high resolution offer exceptional viewing experiences.
  • Thin but mighty: Creators and multitaskers will be delighted by the optimized thermals, performance brought by the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, memory up to 16 GB LPDDR3 and options up 1TB PCIe SSD to store artwork, precious memories, and entertainment.
  • Security and ease: Safety features include a fingerprint reader located on the side for easy access, HP Sure View integrated privacy screen option on Full HD versions to eliminate visual hacking with one quick keystroke, and HP Wide Vision FHD IR camera to login with facial recognition.
  • Versatile canvas: The Windows Ink Certified pen delivers a more natural drawing and writing experience with simultaneous pen and touch. With tilt, the pen is pressure sensitive for precise inking in any mode. Under the pen is an integrated USB-C rechargeable battery, 15 seconds of charging gives the user up to 198 minutes of use
  • The HP Spectre x360 is available on October 29 starting at $ $1,149.99.


HP’s First OMEN X Laptop Announced

Posted in Commentary with tags on August 22, 2017 by itnerd

HP Inc. today unleashed its most powerful gaming laptop to date, the OMEN X by HP Laptop. Built for gaming enthusiasts and esports athletes seeking maximum performance, the OMEN X Laptop is engineered with the thermals to support unlocked CPUs to allow for overclocking, and factory-overclocked GPUs and memory options for superb gaming performance in a stunning design.


Competitive gamers demand optimal and configurable desktop-level performance to deliver the best frame rates and responsiveness to beat the competition. They also crave a device that doesn’t compromise performance for mobility. Studying how gamers compete at the highest levels, HP created a device to respond to their needs, while delivering high-end components, advanced thermal solutions, fast and responsive displays, a fully customizable mechanical keyboard, and software tools that let gamers push the Omen X Laptop hardware to the limit.


Engineered for Gaming Performance
The latest AAA titles and esports tournaments require high-performing graphics and raw-computing horsepower, so HP packed the OMEN X Laptop with industry-leading technology and custom-tuning capabilities, including:

  • The OMEN Command Center Software to custom tune and push hardware to its limits, with the ability to manage CPU and RAM overclocking; move gaming network traffic with a network booster to reduce latency in online games1; and, customize system lighting to streamline gaming controls
  • Intel 7th gen unlocked Intel Core i7 CPU options, XMP memory options for memory overclocking and tested profiles up to DDR4-2800, and factory-overclocked graphics cards up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 – ideal for fast-paced or multi-player games running at 4K resolutions3
  • RAID0 SSD option for ultra-fast boot and game loading, PCIe SSD+HDD storage options for quick responsiveness and massive storage capacity, or standalone 1 TB 7200 rpm HDD option4
  • Thermal management to push high-end hardware beyond factory settings, including high-performance fans to increase airflow and an integrated vapor chamber with four 3.5 mm heat pipes improve heat transfer from the GPU and CPU to the four rear corner-mounted radiators

Designed for Immersion

Gaming is an immersive experience, so HP optimized the OMEN X Laptop to be VR ready on all configurations and includes features that enhance gameplay and limit outside distractions for full immersion:

  • Mechanical and RGB LED-per key backlit keyboard, including 2.5 mm travel with tactile feel and mechanical switches to provide instant feedback and clear indication when a key is pressed; RGB LED per key for customizable key maps; independent, programmable macro keys; and, N-Key rollover on every key for anti-ghosting functions
  • 17-inch diagonal 4K display option for ultimate high-resolution gaming, or 120Hz 1080p display options for fast refresh rates and smooth visuals; and all configurations are NVIDIA G-Sync enabled for reduced image tearing
  • DTS Headphone:X for simulated surround sound with any headset and premium sound featuring HP Dual Speakers with Audio by Bang & Olufsen
  • HP Audio Boost to ensure peak performance without overloading the speakers
  • A translucent window to see inside the laptop, along with custom lighting and an aluminum finish for a premium look and feel that can be personalized and customized for the individual gamer

Crafted for Expansion To give gamers a constant edge on the competition, the OMEN X Laptop is crafted for expansion with easy upgrading of the system capabilities or swapping parts:

  • Single access panel to HDD, SSDs, and RAM, so all end-user replaceable components are easily accessible Generous port selection with support for up to four external displays
  • Connect to a range of different gaming accessories with: three USB 3.0 Type A, two Thunderbolt 3 certified USB 3.1 TypeC, HDMI 2.0a with HDR support, Mini DisplayPort, RJ45 and a multi-format media card reader
  • Dual audio jack with separate microphone input and headset jacks (input/output) to support the latest gaming headsets or external speakers

The OMEN X Laptop is expected to be available in November at, starting at $1,199. For more information on OMEN X Laptop, visit

HP’s Next Generation OfficeJet Pro Announced

Posted in Commentary with tags on August 9, 2017 by itnerd

HP Inc. has announced the launch of the OfficeJet Pro 7720 Wide Format All-in-One printer, made specifically for small businesses looking for a wide-format color printer that can provide the greatest value over its lifetime without breaking the bank.

The HP OfficeJet Pro 7720 Wide Format All-in-One retails for $199.

Key features are as follows:

  • Designed as the most cost-effective, mobile-enabled printer on the market, small businesses can now print professional-quality color brochures, decks, documents and more with the updated wide-format design.
  • Mobile printing is now more accessible than ever before with the HP Smart app, allowing employees to stay connected to their business by easily printing from their smartphone, tablet or laptop from anywhere in the office and scanning on the go.
  • The 35-page auto-feeder accommodates both letter and legal-size documents, helping businesses breeze through scanning, copying and faxing jobs quickly, while changing paper less often.
  • Print on paper sizes up to 11 x 17 inches (A3), plus scan, copy, and fax all from one device.
  • Affordable color printing offering small businesses quality color printing at wide-format size with the high yield cartridges.
  • Legal size screen glass rather than letter size screen glass.

HP’s OfficeJet Pro 7720 is available in North America, EMEA, and APJ as of today, and will be available in Latin America as of September 1, 2017. The OfficeJet Pro 7730 will be available in EMEA and APJ as of September 1, 2017. For more pricing and availability see here:

HP Smart App is available now in the App store or Google Play, for free.