Archive for HP

Infographic: Is There A New Type Of “Hacker” Canadians Need To Protect Against

Posted in Commentary with tags on October 8, 2019 by itnerd

We live in an online-obsessed world where privacy breaches have become the norm and while we’ve become hyper-focused on protecting ourselves online, sometimes we miss what happens in-person. HP’s Creepers & Peekers Survey uncovers secret behaviors of Canadian office workers and explores why people “creep” on laptop screens and “peek” at documents found in printer trays.

Key Findings Include:

  • 8 in 10 admit they restrict the content they look at in public and look at others’ screens without their knowledge.
  • 4 in 5 creep on their coworkers’ screens, and half of office workers say they rush to the printer every time they print something personal to prevent someone else from seeing it first.
  • 2 in 10 say they creep when they could gain something from it.

For office workers concerned that their privacy will be compromised on a laptop, HP’s new Spectre x360 offers features that provide peace of mind such as the HP Webcam Kill Switch, dedicated mute mic key, and optional built-in privacy screen, HP Sure View. For more information, the full Creepers & Peekers study can be found here.

To learn more about how critical endpoints, like PCs and printers, continue to be significant security blind spots for global businesses, HP also released a study in partnership with IDC focusing on the security policies and viewpoints of 500 IT leaders across five countries in the European Union and North America. While cybercrime surges to become a $600 billion problem globally, only 1 in 3 respondents identify endpoint device security as a significant component of their organization’s overall cyber security strategy.

HP-Creepers-Peekers Canada


HP Has Announced Three New Consumer PC Devices

Posted in Commentary with tags on September 30, 2019 by itnerd

HP has announced three new consumer PC devices today.

Firstly, HP is introducing the next generation Spectre x360 13, which combines the cultivation of innovative design and mobility, along with thoughtful security and performance capabilities that allows customers to pursue their passions without constraint.

HP Spectre x360 13_Nightfall Black_FrontLeft_HP Sure View.png

Key features of the Spectre x360 13 include,

  • Beauty and Purpose: 13% smaller than last year’s model, with an industry-leading 90% screen-to-body ratio at every angle and a 2.8 lbs. chassis – all while increasing power.
  • Power and Connectivity: Featuring up to 22 hours of battery life, and two times the performance of the previous generation.
  • Secure and Smart: Featuring HP’s Webcam Kill Switch, that keeps users safe from webcam hacking with a physical on/off switch to electrically turn off the webcam when not in use, and an optional built-in privacy screen using HP’s award winning Sure View Gen3.

As well, HP announced two new Chromebooks, the Chromebook x360 12b and Chromebook x360 14b which will be available later this month via and select retailers.

HP Chromebook x360 12b and HP Chromebook x360 14 in natural silver.jpg

Both devices are the first HP Chromebooks to be USI pen enabled, offering a two-way communication protocol between a stylus and a USI enabled display for a consistent, easy-to-use experience across all USI devices.

Key features of the Chromebooks include,

  • Slim, Stylish and Practical: Designed for both those on the go, or on the couch, with a seamless backlit keyboard, an eye-catching white polished finish, and a selection of Type-A and Type-C ports for easy, convenient access.
  • Big Performance: Offering 10-12 hours of battery life and a more efficient fan-less design that will have users doing homework, watching movies, or just surfing the web with the performance they need, when they need it.
  • Voice, Touch and Pen: Interact with the touch-enabled convertible Chromebooks in new and exciting ways with the HP Rechargeable USI Pen and magnetic pen dock on the side of the chassis for easy access when drawing and editing documents. Both Chromebooks also feature Google Assistant  to control the Chromebook experience hands-free with a simple voice command.
  • Google Goodness: The Chromebook x360 12b and Chromebook x360 14b provide users with access to an expansive library of apps from the Google Play store as well as a one-year subscription to Google One – an all-in-one shareable plan that gives users access to expanded storage, Google experts, and exclusive member benefits.


HP Spectre x360 13_Nightfall Black_FrontLeft_HP Sure View.png

Infographic: Covering Your Webcam? Most People Do

Posted in Commentary with tags on July 18, 2019 by itnerd


Source: HP

More info on this topic can be found here.

HP Announces Z6 Workstations

Posted in Commentary with tags on July 16, 2019 by itnerd

Building on their continued innovation across the Z by HP workstation portfolio, HP today delivers new highly configurable options for Z6 G4 workstations featuring Intel® Xeon® W CPUs. Ideal for demanding creative workloads like 3D animation and rendering, or any workflows that need higher core counts but don’t require the need for a dual processor system at higher prices.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The need for technology that can speed up the creative process—all within budget—has become a very real challenge today. With support for up to 364GB of memory on the new single socket Xeon® W-3000 series processors, creators can now take advantage of the HP Z6 higher memory capacity, compared to the Z4. The Z6 is also highly expandable with six PCIe slots for future needs as workflow demands increase. Harnessing the massive expandability of Z workstations  allows creators to take on the next generation of workflows beyond 8K productions without having to worry about system constraints. Furthermore, every Z workstation comes with a 3-year warranty, industry leading software certifications, and amazing reliability with HP Sure Start featuring self-healing BIOS.

Beyond the advancements in the Z6, the entire Z workstations portfolio is designed to scale across creators’ budgets and performance needs, including:

  • The Z8 G4, is designed for the most demanding workflows, like visual effects and finishing work on high res (including 8K and beyond) content. The industry leading 1450W (100V) or 1700W (200V) power supply options enables the Z8 to harness the power of fully maxed out configurations, including dual Xeon® scalable processors, up to four graphics cards, and up to 68TB of storage capacity. The Z8 also has 7 PCIe slots and supports up to 8 Z Turbo drives, offering the greatest expandability in the Z workstation  line up.


  • The Z4 G4, HP’s best-selling performance workstation, supports up to two NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000 GPUs, which supports 8K Redcode RAW decoding and debayering for real-time playback, editing and color grading without the need to purchase extra video decoding hardware.
  • The Z4 is a great value solution for the video editor with support for two full sized graphics cards, five PCIe slots, and up to 256GB of system memory for fast application responsiveness when working with large content files.


And because creators also need a display with color accuracy to match the highest standards, HP offers the HP DreamColor Z31x Studio Display, the world’s most advanced color-critical display. It boasts cinema 4K resolution, always-accurate colors, user calibration, and a host of workflow tools to give you powerful, consistent performance. The Z31x Display has unique features such as integrated remote manageability, automatic or scheduled calibration, and an integrated KVM switch. For creators in media and entertainment , you can also access built-in markers and masks, video levels, split picture-in-picture, and user presets.

HP Announces Next-Generation Healthcare PC Portfolio

Posted in Commentary with tags on June 11, 2019 by itnerd

Today, timed with HIMSS 2019, HP introduced its next-generation Healthcare portfolio designed to transform patient experiences, whether in traditional care settings or via telemedicine. The new healthcare devices offer innovative features to enhance patient safety, clinical efficiency, and security of healthcare delivery organizations.

New introductions include:

  • HP EliteBook 840 G6 Healthcare Edition, the world’s first ultra-slim notebook for healthcare with integrated RFID location tracking
  • HP EliteOne 800 G5 Healthcare Edition All-In-One, the world’s first all-in-one for healthcare with an integrated privacy screen
  • HP Easy Clean 2.0 enables efficient device cleaning without needing to power down; one simple touch of a button and touch features are disabled for cleaning and disinfection and tracks contact times. Additionally, the new Healthcare Editions are designed for bed-bug infestation treatments16 with popular formulations used by pest professionals.

You can see the entire HP Healthcare portfolio here. 


HP Explores Rediscovered Memories In New Short Film This Father’s Day

Posted in Commentary with tags on June 11, 2019 by itnerd

Canada is a mosaic of different people and cultures, and every individual has a unique story to share. Every family has a history worth exploring, and being able to print off and share special photos allows us to celebrate and remember significant moments forever.

HP’s History of Memory series explores the evolution of photography to better understand the connection between printed photos and memory. Through films, events, personal stories and social experiences, the value of printed images in our lives, especially in our family histories, is elevated and explained.

This Father’s Day, HP is releasing the third film in their History of Memory series, China Lost & Found. The film reminds us of the power of photography by highlighting one story from the world-famous Beijing Silvermine collection, and what happened when a forgotten holiday snapshot is rediscovered and then celebrated around the globe. At its core, China Lost & Found reminds us how much we — as fathers, travelers, everyday photographers — have in common, and the powerful force of photography to cross boundaries, both metaphorical and physical.

You can follow this link to watch the film.

HP Elevates Premium and Personalized PC Experiences

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 28, 2019 by itnerd

HP Inc. today introduced bold new additions to its Personal Systems portfolio that enable more natural and intuitive experiences across work and life. Today’s PC users lead busy on-the-go lifestyles and demand beautiful designs and seamless productivity that allows them the freedom for inspiration and the exchange of ideas.

Fifty-seven percent of millennials know the PC they want as soon as they see it, so HP is delivering the new HP ENVY Wood Series, delighting customers with thoughtful, personal, and sophisticated designs. With 43 percent of employees in the U.S. working remotely in some capacity, HP’s latest HP EliteBook 1000 series – including the HP EliteBook x360 1040 G6 with up to 24 hours of battery life – and powerful ZBooks redefine modern workstyles for mobility, versatility, and productivity. And HP further elevates the world’s most comprehensive commercial VR solutions portfolio6 with the HP VR backpack.

Personalization for Consumers

Expanding on the innovative use of unique materials like the use of leather in the HP Spectre Folio, HP is delivering the world’s first convertible PCs with authentic wood. The HP ENVY 13, HP ENVY x360 13, HP ENVY x360 15 and the HP ENVY 17 Wood Series builds on the durability and performance of the previously announced metal versions, but feature a choice of all new, next-gen Intel® Core™ processors or 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen™ Mobile Processors with Radeon™ Vega Graphics.

Each PC is accented with one-of-a-kind authentic wood inlay in three exquisite combinations: Nightfall Black with Natural Walnut, Ceramic White with White Birch, or Natural Silver with Pale Birch. The HP ENVY Wood Series includes features like Amazon’s Alexa Service, Modern Standby, Wake on Voice, Wake on Fingerprint reader, along with privacy and peace-of-mind with HP Sure View and the HP Webcam Kill Switch solution.

The new laptops can be paired with the stylish HP ENVY Uptown Tote, Backpack or Convertible Backpack for added protection, mobility, and RFID security. For seamless and intuitive connection to dual 4K monitors, network, and accessories, the HP Thunderbolt Dock G2 with HDMI Adapter allows for full power, productivity and device expansion that works across HP and other non-HP laptops through a single USB-C™ cable connection.


Designed for All Workstyles

The next generation of HP’s EliteBook PCs are designed for mobile workers who require premium and enterprise secure experiences whenever inspiration strikes. HP continues to raise the bar as the world’s most secure and manageable PC provider by adding HP Sure Sense to the new EliteBook and ZBook line-up. Co-engineered with Deep Instinct, HP Sure Sense offers customers PCs with deep learning malware protection built-in. This leap forward in security innovation complements HP’s broad stack of hardware-enforced security.


Solutions announced today:

  • The HP Elite x2 G4 turns heads with style and versatility with its ultra-mobile design and authentic craftsmanship. It is the world’s first business detachable with a leather keyboard folio, offers superb privacy as the world’s first business detachable with integrated dual camera privacy shutter, and is the world’s only business detachable with privacy screen.
  • The HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 raises the bar for productivity anywhere as the world’s smallest and lightest business convertible with next-generation connectivity Gigabit Class 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth® 5.
  • The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G6 offers the world’s longest battery life in a 14-inch business convertible under three pounds with up to 24 hours of battery life. Work where inspiration takes you with world’s only outdoor viewable display in a 14-inch diagonal business convertible and new 4K HDR screen option and have the power for productivity with the world’s only 14-inch business convertible to support 32 GB system memory.
  • Natural handwriting on both the HP Elite x2 and full-line of HP Elite convertibles with the optional HP Rechargeable Active Pen G3 for the world’s most precise writing experience, made possible by engineering the lowest starting pressure ever in a PC active pen.
  • The HP Mini-In-One 24 maximizes desktop experiences allowing you to work naturally and freely with the world’s most secure modular AiO with a display that fully encloses, secures, and powers a 65W ultra small form factor PC. The Mini-In-One display pairs seamlessly with the new HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Desktop Mini PC to enable clean desk aesthetics and the security of an all-in-one experience.
  • Make touching down at the office easy and intuitive by creating a comfortable workspace with universal USB-C™ or legacy USB-A connectivity for PCs or peripherals. The HP EliteDisplay E223d and the HP EliteDisplay E273d docking monitors fit naturally for tailored workspaces to deliver video, data, and power over a single USB-C™ cable. The HP USB-C™ Dock G5 and the HP USB-C/A Universal Dock G2 also offer enhanced system network manageability for PCs in any power state.


Power for Designers and Creators

Designers and creators are redefining the world around us and demand the best technology to solve complex problems, which require more powerful, high-performance solutions previously only found in desktops workstations. The next generation HP ZBook 15 G6 and HP ZBook 17 G6 are the ultimate laptops for architects, designers, video editors, and VR creators who need desktop performance and power with the freedom to work wherever and whenever. With the choice of 9th Gen Intel® Core™ and Intel® Xeon® processors, and next-gen NVIDIA® Quadro RTX graphics, the new ZBooks power demanding workflows including 3D design and VR. Both ZBooks offer tool-less expandability to upgrade memory and storage in seconds. The ZBook 17 G6 – the world’s most powerful mobile workstation – achieves full, unthrottled performance for simulation and GPU rendering. For color-critical workflows it features the world’s first 17-inch mobile workstation display with 100 percent DCI-P3, giving access to even more colors.

For architects, product developers, and creative professionals who require high performance computing and expandability that fits in increasingly smaller workspaces, HP is introducing powerful entry workstations – HP Z1 Entry Tower G5, HP Z2 Mini G4, HP Z2 Small Form Factor G4, and HP Z2 Tower G4. The new HP Z2 Tower, the world’s most powerful and expandable entry workstation, has been redesigned to provide two times the graphics power, and an epic 41 percent more processing power over the previous generation. This enables creators to confidently tackle complex workloads like rendering photo-realistic 3D models and scenes with full performance and whisper-quiet acoustics.

To give creators new ways to leverage VR in their workflows, the new HP VR Backpack is the ultimate machine for both VR creation and consumption. Specifically designed to tackle VR engines including Unreal and Unity, the VR solution provides incredible shading and framerate support for more natural rending. Powered by 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 and Nvidia® GeForce® RTX 2080, the VR Backpack provides a 30 percent performance boost and 25 percent more powerful graphics over the previous generation. The free-roam tetherless experience is designed to address the needs of multi-user entertainment venues, architectural walk-throughs, and design simulations. While docked or VESA mounted, the VR Backpack acts as a powerful, super-slim desktop ready for intensive design work.


Delivering Solutions and Services for Mobile Workers

HP is expanding its HP Premier Care Solutions, with curated packages and service levels to empower mobile HP EliteBook and ZBook users. The Essential, Expanded, and Enhanced packages deliver a one-stop suite of travel, data, and damage protection services, enabling today’s diverse workforce to stay productive anytime, anywhere. HP Hardware Support Onsite Call-to-Repair Services provides premium level service to maximize IT help desk and user productivity with expedited support and replacement parts, and includes online case management tools to track resolutions to get customer devices up and running quickly. The new HP Device Recovery Service, retires end-of-use devices with value that can be applied towards the purchase of a new device, making it easier for organizations to retire and refresh devices in a secure and sustainable way.


Pricing and Availability

  • The HP ENVY Wood Series portfolio is expected to be available in Fall 2019. Pricing will be shared closer to availability.
  • The HP ENVY Uptown Tote, Backpack and Convertible Backpack are expected to be available later this summer for $169.99-$179.99.
  • The HP Thunderbolt Dock G2 with HDMI Adapter is expected to be available later this summer for a starting price of $249.
  • The HP Elite x2 G4 is expected to be available in August for a starting price of $1,499.
  • The HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 is expected to be available in July for a starting price of $1,449.
  • The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G6 is expected to be available in July for a starting price of $1,499.
  • The HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Desktop Mini is expected to be available in July for a starting price of $924.
  • The HP Active Pen G3 is expected to be available later this summer for a starting price of $99.The HP EliteDisplay E223d Docking Monitor is expected to be available in June for a starting price of $279.99.
  • The HP EliteDisplay E273d Docking Monitor is expected to be available in July for a starting price of $409.
  • The HP Mini-In-One 24 Display is expected to be available in August at starting price of $279.
  • The HP USB-C™ Dock G5 is expected to be available later this summer for a starting price of $209.
  • The HP USB-C/A Universal Dock G2 is expected to be available later this summer for a starting price of $279.
  • The HP VR Backpack is expected to be available this summer for a starting price of $3,299.
  • The HP ZBook Mobile Workstations are expected to be available in July. Pricing will be shared closer to availability.
  • The HP Z1 Desktop Entry Tower is expected to be available in July. Pricing will be shared closer to availability.
  • The HP Z2 Desktop portfolio is expected to be available in August. Pricing will be shared closer to availability.
  • HP Premier Care Solutions are offered in three packages. The Essential Care package is available worldwide now. The Expanded Care and Enhanced Care packages are expected to be available in the second half of 2019.
  • HP Device Recovery Service is available worldwide now.
  • Premium service levels with HP Hardware Support Onsite Call-to-Repair Services is available now.