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HP Enhances The Ultimate Office Experience With Intelligent Collaboration & Creation Technology

Posted in Commentary with tags on January 24, 2022 by itnerd

HP Inc. today introduced new commercial All-in-One (AiO) and desktop PCs for dedicated work spaces in today’s hybrid world, expanding its portfolio of PCs designed to empower workforces and IT departments to securely collaborate and create from in the office or at home.

With nearly 60% of people splitting their time between work and home, hybrid work doesn’t always mean mobility and notebook PCs. Desk-side users need dedicated places to work and want robust and reliable desktop PCs designed for always-on, always-ready productivity.

Collaborate with All-in-One PCs Enhanced by HP Presence

When people are working from a dedicated space in the office or home, HP All-in-One PCs are the optimal collaboration solutions. Enhanced by HP Presence, the latest HP AiO PCs deliver exceptional video conferencing experiences that give everyone an equal seat at the table. Users can look and sound their best with a 5MP camera with HP Auto Frame to keep them in the camera’s field of vision, Dynamic Voice Leveling for optimized voice clarity, and AI-noise reduction 2.0 for enhanced audio. The optional 16MP binning (4MP) camera automatically adjusts to capture more video detail when working in extreme lighting conditions – very dark or very bright. Using the MyHP app, users can easily customize their PC experience in a single dashboard – from adjusting audio and video settings to enabling the latest updates for HP hardware and software innovations. Users can also stay focused and minimize distractions with HP Run Quiet Design.

When it comes to IT, the new HP AiO PCs helps simplify the way they deploy, secure, and manage their HP PC fleets. The self-contained design makes them easy to set up so users can get to work quickly. With the security of company assets and data always a top concern for IT teams, HP Wolf Security for Business helps protect the AiO PCs from modern threats to keep company and user data safe. Additionally, Monitor Mode extends the PC lifecycle by automatically converting the AiO PCs into a stand-alone display, giving IT incremental devices to deploy while users gain a secondary monitor without adjusting input settings.

The HP Presence AiO Conferencing PC with Zoom Rooms is a superb solution for people who want to collaborate and get work done from a focus space. Available with a 23.8” or 27” display and powered by the latest Intel® processor, the elegant HP Presence AiO Conferencing PC promotes productive business and personal meetings where content sharing is a snap and working together is seamless. With Zoom Rooms software preinstalled, users have everything they need to conduct high quality meetings and when collaboration needs more than verbal expression, they can get their point across with on-screen annotation and whiteboarding to better brainstorm and visually connect with their team.

The HP EliteOne 800 G9 AiO Desktop PC Enhanced by HP Presence, powered by the latest Intel® processors and Windows 11,is the perfect command center for your hybrid workspace. Available with a 23.8” or 27” display, the HP EliteOne 800 G9 AiO features beautiful silver aesthetics complemented by clean-desk cable management and a small footprint making it superb for the home or office. Users can tackle demanding projects and virtual conferences throughout their workday with Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 for improved connectivity. The adjustable height on the stand with optional wireless charging, and integrated VESA mounting provide hybrid work flexibility.

Take on the Workday with Powerful Desktops

The HP Elite 800 G9 Desktop PC Series, powered by the latest Intel® processor, is designed for the performance and multi-tasking required by today’s increasing workload for modern workers. These desktop PCs provide adaptable performance, AI-enabled collaboration, and strong security and manageability experiences.

  • The HP Elite Desktop Mini 800 G9 Desktop PC can tackle intense workflows and handle big files and multi-tasking with ease – all in a PC the size of a book. Users can connect up to eight displays to increase their digital canvas and productivity. The PC turns into a collaboration powerhouse when paired with an HP E-Series Conferencing Monitor – built fully integrated with a webcam, mic, and speakers so users can conduct meetings like a pro and present their best self on every call.
  • The HP Elite Small Form Factor 800 G9 Desktop PC delivers uncompromising performance, expandability, and reliability in a space-saving design.
  • The HP Elite Tower 800 G8 Desktop PC delivers the high-performance needed for power users whose workloads include handling complex programs, rendering, and demanding graphics content.

HP also announced the HP Elite 600 G9 Series Desktop PCs and HP Pro 400 G9 Series Desktop PCs with the latest Intel® processors and fast DDR5 memory for the speed and responsiveness needed by multi-taskers working in the office or a dedicated workspace at home.

Step into Professional Performance with Z

At CES 2022, HP announced the HP Z2 Mini G9, the world’s most powerful mini workstation,[vi] engineered to get incredibly high performance in an insanely petite PC design. The Z by HP entry desktop portfolio is built for designers working in multiple applications at once, 3D modeling, and complex visualization, including ray tracing and virtual reality. Today’s designers, engineers, and students strive to stay in the creative zone, yet physical environments range from spacious to tight desk spaces, from the office or classroom lab to home. The new entry Z desktop line-up combines uncompromised performance and market-leading expandability.

  • The Z2 SFF G9, the world’s most powerful SFF workstation, is a hybrid work powerhouse with the ability to tackle high-performance design, simulations, and real-time ray tracing for the first time on a SFF workstation. With support for full height, full length NVIDIA RTX™ professional graphics and next-gen Intel® Core™ K-Series processors, the Z2 SFF G9 brings tower power at a fraction of the size. 
  • The HP Z2 Tower G9, HP’s most powerful entry workstation, is engineered to seamlessly run applications for quick rendering, fast simulations, and real-time raytracing. Powered by next-gen Intel® Core™ processors, including K-Series, and NVIDIA RTX™ professional graphics, tackle high-performance workflows without any throttling in a product built for today, and future-proofed with impressive expandability features for when performance demands change.
  • The HP Z1 Tower G9, HP’s most affordable entry desktop workstation, brings designers and editors ISV certified hardware and industry leading security for professional workflows.

HP Introduces Durable Devices For Blended Learning Environments

Posted in Commentary with tags on January 18, 2022 by itnerd

HP Inc. introduced HP Fortis laptops, a new portfolio of PCs built to withstand the rigors of education environments.

Teaching and learning has forever changed. Before the pandemic, student PCs typically stayed in the classroom for occasional use. Today, learning is happening beyond just the classroom including the playground, on the bus, and at home. The PC is a critical tool for digital learning and students want devices that stand up to daily wear and tear, help them connect to the digital classroom, and make it easier to get more done.

Introducing HP Fortis – Built Tough, Designed for Blended Learning

When it comes to education devices, strength and durability reduces downtime which translates to increased instructional time. Built for active and mobile learners, the new HP Fortis portfolio embodies the strength and durability needed to help withstand drops, resist spills, and keep keys where they belong: on the keyboard. The textured surfaces make it easier for students of all ages to grip and handle the lightweight devices. The reinforced power and USB-C® ports limit damage from accidentally tugged cables, while the mechanically reinforced corners and co-molded rubber trims absorb shocks and reinforced hinges reduce stress on the hinges from repeated opening and closing. The full-skirted anchored keyboards prevent keys from being removed when students are fidgeting and may want to pick at them during class. The keyboard also resists spills up to 350 ml/11.8 oz. With more students going back to the classroom, it’s important to keep devices clean. The chassis, keyboard, and display for the devices can be wiped down using commonly available household disinfecting and cleaning wipes. For enhanced safety and protection, the devices feature a new metal shield that helps protect the battery from external damage from daily drops or tumbles.

Large Screens for More Room to Work

Built for the greater demands being placed on today’s students, the HP Fortis 14 devices feature 14” diagonal displays giving students large visual screen space to stay productive – whether it’s taking notes while watching a lecture or creating visual stories with ease. Large screen space gives students the freedom to engage content while consuming it at the same time. Students can also see their work clearly with optional bright anti-glare displays.

The HP Fortis 14” G10 Chromebook is purpose-built for cloud-native learning. Powered by Intel® processors with optional 4G LTE for reliable connectivity, the Chromebook allows students to access their classroom from almost anywhere. The 180-degree lay-flat hinge combined with the 88-degree wide-viewing angle HD camera and dual mics provide an excellent collaborative learning experience. The integrated HP Privacy Camera provides peace of mind to protect users from malicious surveillance, while Chrome Education Upgrade makes the device easy to deploy and simple to manage.

The HP ProBook Fortis 14” G9 and the HP ProBook Fortis 14” G10 help students to confidently move through their day.

  • HP ProBook Fortis 14” G9 – Powered by Intel processors with Windows 11 Pro, Windows 11 Pro Education or Windows 11 SE, students can easily collaborate and reliably access assignments with Wi-Fi 67 and optional 4G LTE connectivity.
  • HP ProBook Fortis 14” G10 – Powered with Intel 12th Gen Intel® i3/i5 processors and Windows 11 or Windows 11 Pro Education, students can transition quickly between writing documents, running STEM applications, editing video, and more. The latest in connectivity – Wi-Fi 6E – allows students to cut through crowded networks, while the battery learns students’ work patterns and optimizes power consumption with intelligent charging. HP Wolf Security for Business makes it easy for IT to protect student devices with a hardware-enforced, always-on, resilient defense.

Adaptable to Support Multiple Learning Styles

The HP Pro x360 Fortis 11” G9 and HP Pro x360 Fortis 11” G10 embrace the different ways learning happens. The 360-degree design gives students the freedom to choose the mode that best suits them and their assignment. The optional world-facing 5 MP cameras and rechargeable pen with reinforced tip allows students to create, capture, and draw in laptop, tablet, tent, stand, or book mode. The rechargeable pen is stored and charged in an optional water-resistant garage so it’s ready to go whenever creativity strikes.

  • HP Pro x360 Fortis 11” G9 – Powered by Intel processors with Windows 11 Pro, Windows 11 Pro Education or Windows 11 SE, students can access assignments and apps seamlessly with Wi-Fi 6 and optional 4G LTE.
  • HP Pro x360 Fortis 11” G10 – Powered with Intel 12th Gen Intel® i3/i5 processors and Windows 11 Pro or Windows 11 Pro Education, the device helps students tackle demanding assignments, like editing videos for media class or analyzing lab data. Wi-Fi 6E delivers fast, dependable network connections for learning in the cloud. HP Wolf Security for Business provides a resilient defense against malware and hacking. Equipped with intelligent charging, the device’s battery learns students’ work patterns and optimizes power consumption.

Designed for Mobile Cloud-Native Learning

The HP Fortis 11” G9 Q Chromebook, powered by the robust Snapdragon® 7c compute platform, is exceptionally equipped for cloud-native mobile learning and provides secure and reliable access to the classroom. This Chromebook is HP’s thinnest and lightest Fortis device built for the rigors of today’s students and providing ultimate portability. It boots in seconds so students can spend more time learning and less time waiting. The device’s 4G LTE connectivity makes education more accessible and equitable for all students to learn from virtually anywhere. 

Collaborate with Ease

The HP 320 FHD Webcam and HP 325 FHD Webcam are easy-to-use all-in-one webcams for users everywhere. Enjoy crisp images with 66-degree wide angles that offer full HD at 1080p and 30 fps video quality for a natural conversational feel. The webcams are easy to set up with USB-A, have 360-degree rotation for varying positions, and feature a removable lens cover for privacy.

Pricing and Availability

  • HP Fortis 14” G10 Chromebook is available now for a starting price of $349.
  • HP ProBook Fortis 14” G9 PC is available now for a starting price of $369. HP ProBook Fortis 14” G9 preloaded with Windows 11 SE is expected to be available in April with pricing expected to be available closer to product availability.
  • HP ProBook Fortis 14” G10 PC is expected to be available in April. Pricing will be available closer to product availability.
  • HP Pro x360 Fortis 11” G9 PC is available now for a starting price of $399. HP ProBook Fortis 11” G9 preloaded with Windows 11 SE is expected to be available in April with pricing expected to be available closer to product availability.
  • HP Pro x360 Fortis 11” G10 PC is expected to be available in April. Pricing will be available closer to product availability.
  • HP Fortis 11” G9 Q Chromebook is expected to be available in June. Pricing will be available closer to product availability.
  • The HP 320 FHD Webcam is expected to be available in February for $39.99. The HP 325 FHD Webcam is expected to be available in March for $39.

HP Serves Up Their Newest Gaming Lineup To Help You Dominate

Posted in Commentary with tags on January 11, 2022 by itnerd

HP Inc. has revealed its newest gaming lineup with the revolutionary OMEN 45L Desktop, refined OMEN 25L Desktop, powerfully small footprint Victus by HP 15L Desktop, and HP’s first  next-gen console ready OMEN 27u 4K Gaming Monitor. The company also updated its OMEN 16 and 17 Laptops and introduced a new coverage plan to help protect a player’s gaming ecosystem.

Gaming isn’t just growing, it’s a constantly evolving part of today’s culture that’s led to 2.7 billion people plugging in – nearly 35% of the global population. Women are playing a critical part in the development and progression of this space, making up 60% of all new gamers. Meanwhile, 30% of new gamers are under 25 years of age, showing that it’s taken firm hold as a generational form of entertainment and social connection being passed down.

In fact, the social aspect behind gaming is a primary reason to play with 84% of gamers stating they play to connect with others of similar interests, 80% using gaming to meet new people, and 77% play games to say in touch with friends.

PROGRESSION IN DESKTOP GAMING

The OMEN 45L Desktop makes waves with a revolutionary patented CPU cooling solution dubbed the OMEN Cryo Chamber™. This compartment is situated up to 43mm above the main tower interior and houses up to a 360mm AiO liquid cooler, which results in CPU temperatures 6°C lower at full load over an identical model without this feature. It works by pulling in colder ambient air from outside the desktop to cool the radiator instead of utilizing air within the main interior actively heated by the CPU, GPU, and other components. For those who opt to go with a more traditional tower design, the recently released OMEN 40L Desktop has all the same configurability as its larger sibling, without the OMEN Cryo Chamber™1 and one less 120mm fan, which results in a slightly smaller vertical footprint.

Additional OMEN 45L Desktop features:

  • Supreme Performance: Watch virtual worlds come to life with up to an NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™ 3090 GPU with 24GB GDDR6X memory or an AMD Radeon™ RX 6700 XT with all-new Infinity Cache technology, both with a unique OMEN visual design. Gameplay flows ultra-smooth with up to the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processors or 8-core AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900X processors both top coated with Shin-Etsu MicroSi Extreme Thermal Paste. Comes shipped with Windows 11 for the ultimate PC gaming experience.
  • Top-Tier Components: Easily multitask games and a multitude of apps with up to 64GB of HyperX DDR4 3733 MHz memory and provide games the quick asset access they need with up to 2x 2TB WD Black™ M.2 PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSDs on top of additional storage support for 2x 2.5 SATA SSDs and 2x 3.5” SATA HDDs. Stable and reliable power flows into the PC with up to an 800W Cooler Master 80 PLUS Gold ATX PSU to keep the games running and the RGB cycling. Internals keep cool with 7x Cooler Master 120mm fans with support for ARGB lighting that can be controlled within OMEN Gaming Hub.
  • Expansive Bliss: Upgrading components couldn’t be easier thanks to the toolless front and side panels with side cover locks to keep the panels secure. The chassis also supports up to a full ATX motherboard, triple-slot full length graphics card, and up to 200mm ATX PSU.
  • Ultimate Control: Ships with OMEN Gaming Hub preinstalled to take advantage of powerful internal features like Undervolting, Performance Mode, Network Booster, and System Vitals to help games run sublime. Additionally, access to other features, such as Coaching, Rewards, Oasis Live, and OMEN Light Studio raise gaming experiences in new and exciting ways. 

FULL DIY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Enthusiasts who love to DIY a computer from the ground up made up 19% of the total PC gaming hardware market opposite branded systems and peripherals as little as two years ago. To support this critical segment the, the OMEN 45L ATX Case – complete with the innovative OMEN Cryo Chamber™ – will be available to purchase in the coming weeks.

ENGINEERED FOR GAMING PERFORMANCE AND EXPANDABILITY

Introduced last spring, the OMEN 25L Desktop gave gamers a reimagined tower with refined thermals and a tool-less design in a tower that’s simple yet sleek. Today the aesthetic of the desktop is further enhanced with a much-requested Ceramic White color option – a first for an OMEN Desktop – along with an optional tempered glass side panel to highlight the gorgeous interior, which features RGB lighting via OMEN Gaming Hub. Thermals have been further improved with the addition of a 120mm front fan. As powerful as ever, gamers can breeze through the latest hits with graphics powered by up to the NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3080 or up to the AMD Radeon™ RX 6700 XT graphics card. When paired with the computing strength of up to the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processors, or up to the latest AMD Ryzen™ processors, this desktop is ready to handle any game thrown at it.

ELEVATED GAMING FOR ANY LIFESTYLE

With the reveal of Victus by HP earlier this summer, gamers were introduced to a brand that focuses on helping anyone outplay the ordinary in their gaming adventures. The Victus by HP 15L Desktop is the line’s first desktop and features a compact design with two color options in Mica Silver and Ceramic White, along with the introduction of the eye-catching, customizable RGB “infinity mirror” logo that’s sure to make anyone stop and gaze.  Complete with stellar internal power with up to NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3060 Ti or up to the AMD Radeon™ RX 6600 XT graphics card. Meanwhile, new 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processors, or up to the latest AMD Ryzen™7 5000 G-series processors and up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM ensure players won’t skip a beat.

CONSOLE READY IN GLORIOUS 4K

The OMEN 27u 4K Gaming Monitor debuts as both OMEN’s first HDMI 2.1 and first next-gen console plug-and-play ready gaming monitor. The 4K gaming market is rapidly expanding with year over year growth of 257% in the USA, 237% in APJ, and 185% in EMEA, while 6 out of 10 gamers check if their monitors are compatible with their console during the purchasing process. With 47% of all gaming monitors projected to be 144Hz in 2021, this monitor delivers on the growing standard with a 1ms refresh rate, all while rocking the beauty that comes with 4K UHD gaming. Extended features and details include:

  • Spectacular Visuals: Forget about screen tearing with AMD FreeSync™ Premium Pro technology yielding low latency with wide adaptive refresh rate ranges. Get immersed in the action and view livelier and more colorful gameplay via IPS oxide panel technology with VESA DisplayHDR 400, DCI-P3 95%, 450 nits brightness, and true 8-bit color to see games as developers intended.
  • Next-Gen Console Ready: Quickly play critically acclaimed PS5 and Xbox Series X exclusive titles in the best looking way with support for 4K, 120 Hz, and VESA DisplayHDR 400 by simply connecting them to the monitor with an HDMI 2.1 cable and powering up. The Nintendo Switch is likewise supported at its max capable specifications. Quick and simple console gaming is further enhanced with integrated speakers coming to an OMEN monitor for the first time so players can get right into the game.
  • Play More Relaxed: This the first monitor from OMEN to come with a four-sided micro-bezel design, giving the screen a stellar overall footprint to increase game immersion while being perfect for multiple display setups. It also comes with HP Eye Ease with Eyesafe® certification to reduce eye strain while playing.

PORTABLE GAMING JUST POWERED UP

OMEN 16 and OMEN 17 laptops are both receiving major upgrades with the addition of the latest GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs. Additionally, the laptops are being upgraded to he latest 12th Gen Intel Core processors.

SAY GOODBYE TO GAME OVER

The HP Ultimate Gaming Coverage Plan, powered by Servify, keeps players gaming with the protection they need against accidental damage, along with mechanical and electrical breakdown for gaming PCs, accessories, and consoles from major gaming brands. Available now for $19.99 per month, it’s the industry’s only brand agnostic gaming ecosystem coverage plan and comes with coverge up to $4,000, a per claim limit of $2,000, no deductible or hidden fees, and the freedom to cancel at any time.

ULTIMATE PC GAMING

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PRICING AND AVAILABILITY22

  • OMEN by HP 45L Gaming Desktop PC is expected to be available January 5th via HP.com and soon at Best Buy for a starting price of $1,899.99.
  • OMEN by HP 25L Gaming Desktop PC is expected to be available this Spring via HP.com and other retailers. Pricing will be available closer to product availability.
  • Victus by HP 15L Gaming Desktop PC is expected to be available by February via HP.com and other retailers. Pricing will be available closer to product availability.
  • OMEN by HP 27u 4K Gaming Monitor is expected to be available this Spring via HP.com and other retailers for a starting price of $699.99.
  • OMEN by HP 16 Gaming Laptop is expected to be available by March via HP.com and other retailers. Pricing will be available closer to product availability.
  • OMEN by HP 17 Gaming Laptop is expected to be available by March via HP.com and other retailers. Pricing will be available closer to product availability.
  • HP Ultimate Gaming Coverage Plan is expected to be available January 4th via HP.com for $19.99 per month.

HP Unlocks The Power Of Hybrid Work

Posted in Commentary with tags on January 11, 2022 by itnerd

HP Inc. has unveiled new devices and solutions designed to enhance collaboration and creation experiences so people can work and create wherever they are.

Hybrid work requires more than simply collaborating and working together. It challenges technology to provide the same experience no matter where people are. Workplaces are now wherever people want them to be, but the expectations of their work doesn’t change. People need to be seen and heard clearly and be productive and inspired.

Collaborate with meaningful experiences for hybrid work

Continuing to build on the recent launch of HP Presence, HP added exciting new features for better video conferencing experiences. People can now enhance their onscreen image to personalize how they show up in meetings with the Appearance Filter, while the myHP application provides a single dashboard to control and customize their PC experience – like applying video settings across their conferencing apps with a single click. HP has also made its advanced collaboration technology available across more of its portfolio, including the EliteBook 800 G9 Series PCs, EliteBook 1000 G9 Series PC, ZBook Firefly G9, and Z40c and Z34c G3 Curved Displays, and newest Elite Dragonfly PCs. From 5MP cameras with HP Auto Frame to AI-based noise reduction filters and dynamic voice leveling technology, HP Presence delivers a better way to be seen, be heard, and share ideas for people outside of the meeting room.

Taking workforce collaboration to a whole new level, HP has expanded its portfolio of Elite Dragonfly devices, delivering on the customer demand for premium mobile devices when it comes to hybrid work. These devices drive progress towards increasing sustainability with recycled magnesium, aluminum, and ocean bound plastics.

The HP Elite Dragonfly G3 with Windows 11 empowers mobile professionals to bring their best to every meeting. Still lighter than air at under 1kg3 and available in Slate Blue or Natural Silver, the HP Elite Dragonfly G3 is powered by 12th Gen Intel processors. The HP Elite Dragonfly G3 features a 13.5” clamshell design, while giving users more screen with a taller 3:2 aspect screen ratio to keep them productive. Enhanced by HP Presence, the Elite Dragonfly delivers an exceptional collaboration experience with Audio by Bang & Olufsen and four discrete amps working together to create immersive sound, HP Dynamic Voice Leveling automatically optimizing voice clarity, and AI-based noise reduction 2.0 enhances audio so people can be heard even when wearing a mask. Equipped with intelligent charging, the battery learns work patterns to optimize power consumption. HP Wolf Security for Business provides a resilient defense against malware and hacking.

Purpose-built for the mobile intensity of cloud-centric workstyles, the HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook Enterprise is the world’s most advanced Chromebook for business. Delivering breakthrough collaboration experiences and security, the new premium Chromebook empowers business and cloud users with the simplicity of Chrome OS to collaborate, share and capture ideas. Designed with a tight integration with Chrome OS, the world’s first haptic trackpad on a Chromebook gives users a new dimension of control and responsiveness. Wrapped in a stunning 360-degree design and enhanced by HP Presence, the device features a 5MP camera with lowlight improvement for high-quality video chatting and four speakers expertly tuned with Audio by Bang & Olufsen create an immersive user experience. Users can also take notes and share ideas on the fly with an optional magnetic pen that attaches and charges wirelessly on the side of the device. As people start to travel again, keeping sensitive data private while on the go has become essential. The HP Sure View Reflect integrated privacy screen protects sensitive information while HP Sure Shutter blocks your webcam with a single click. Enabling comprehensive, multilayered security for business, the HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook is the world’s first Intel® vPro Chromebook.

Hybrid work means every space is a meeting space. Whether you’re working from home, in the office, or somewhere in between, work together as if you’re in the same room as your colleagues with lifelike video and crisp audio with five new conferencing monitors designed to make your workspace more productive, collaborative, and immersive.

The HP E24m, E27m, and E34m Conferencing Monitors are the world’s most advanced conferencing monitor series that deliver the most authentic face-to-face meetings in your dedicated workspace. Present your best self on any call with a 5MP tiltable privacy webcam, improved lighting sensors, Windows Hello login, noise-cancelling mics, and front-firing speakers. Meeting over 200 quality benchmarks, these monitors are Zoom Certified so you can rest assured that you can be seen and heard with high-quality video and audio. Plus, when you are moving between spaces, simply connect your entire set up via one USB-C® cable for a clutter-free desk. When it comes to your wellbeing, protect your eyes with HP Eye Ease always-on low-blue light and work comfortably with four-way ergonomics.

For people looking for a sleek and easy-to-use conferencing experience, the HP M24 and M27 Webcam Monitors are ideal for connecting with friends and family or learning from home via a 5MP webcam, front-firing speakers, and noise-cancelling mics. Connect your device with just one USB-C® cable and get seamless connectivity to any Chromebook with Works With Chromebook certification.

Every company needs their workforce to have improved productivity, collaboration, and security for how they work in a new hybrid world. Additional new Windows 11 devices created with this in mind include:

  • The HP Elite x360 1040 G9 and HP EliteBook 1040 G9 push the limits of performance and lightness for mobile workers everywhere. Redesigned for smooth transitions in hybrid work, the devices have a thin and light chassis with a 16:10 screen aspect ratio to show more and reduce scrolling. Enhanced by HP Presence, people can look and sound their best with a 5MP camera, a 940nm IR camera, and immersive audio software for voice clarity.
  • The HP EliteBook 800 G9 Series PCs have been redesigned with an ultra slim chassis, a new 16:10 ratio screen, and a larger clickpad ratio. Enhanced by HP Presence, people can work together with a more personal experience with an optional auto-tracking 5MP camera, Audio by Bang & Olufsen, and optional 5G connectivity.
  • The HP EliteBook 600 G9 Series PCs are powerful, easy to manage, and highly secure PCs that allow easy standardization into existing IT environments, while giving users the tools they need to work from almost anywhere.
  • The HP ProBook 400 G9 Series PCs combine lightweight, upgradeable designs with commercial performance, security, and durability ideal for growing businesses.

Expand where your newfound inspiration can take you

In today’s hybrid world, we have entered a world of multi-device experiences, constantly swapping one device for another while navigating quick bursts of creativity on the go to extended focus times at a desk. Creators in this new environment need digital solutions that are accessible, consistent, complementary, and continuous.

  • The HP ENVY Desktop PC is the new expansive powerhouse for creatives, designed to be the central hub to help you learn, create, and manage every aspect of modern life. Create seamlessly with HP Palette, which includes Duet for HP to use your tablet, phone, or PC as a second display, and HP QuickDrop, an easy-to-use app that lets you transfer files between devices. Quickly connect creativity devices to be even more productive with multiple high-speed ports including Thunderbolt and a card reader, along with the ability to connect up to four 4K monitors. The device keeps up as your creative skills grow with Windows 11, up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i9 processor and up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti graphics, along with one touch tool-less expandability for easy upgradeability.
  • The HP Z2 Mini G9, the world’s most powerful mini workstation, brings high performance that’s packed into a new versatile, contemporary design. Architects and graphic designers in need of a device small enough to fit space-constrained environments no longer need to sacrifice performance. The Z2 Mini G9 comes equipped with low-profile NVIDIA RTX™ professional graphics, combined with next-gen Intel® Core™ processors, including K-Series, for seamless transitions between multiple applications for design, rendering, and simulation and the ability to power 2D to 3D workflows.
  • The HP Z40c G3 and HP Z34c G3 Curved Displays are designed for creators and power users who want to replace their dual monitor setup with one large, immersive, and color accurate display. The HP Z40c G3 Curved Display, the world’s largest conferencing monitor with an integrated 4K webcam, lets you see every detail on a sharp 5K:2K 40” screen with a high aspect ratio, critical pixel density, and get a seamless and fast connection with Thunderbolt 3 – enough to charge two PCs at once. When creators are working on multiple devices, files, and projects at once, HP Device Bridge 2.0 brings uninterrupted creativity to your workstream. Connect both the Z2 Mini and Firefly – or any Windows® or Mac® devices – to either display and simultaneously work with the ability to drag and drop files between the two computers effortlessly. For added security, turn on controlled file sharing, so you can rest assured your network is protected.

Additional new devices and accessories for creators include:

  • The ZBook Firefly 14 G9, HP’s most mobile ZBook workstation, and ZBook Firefly 16 G9 bring professional-level performance, an AI-enhancing webcam, and a color-accurate HP DreamColor display to a truly sleek mobile workstation. With next-gen Intel® Core™ processors, NVIDIA T550 laptop GPU, and up to 64GB of memory, open large files and run pro apps simultaneously for speedy multitasking and productivity. Stay productive wherever you’re working with the ZBook Firefly G9, everything you need to collaborate and manage projects anywhere.
  • Designed for creators by creators, the new HP ENVY 27- inch All-in-One Desktop PC lets you be at your best when you create, connect and collaborate. A smaller but equally powerful version of the recently announced 34-inch model – this 27-inch 4K version features true-to-life color, powerful performance, and a detachable magnetic camera.

Pricing and Availability

  • HP Elite Dragonfly G3 is expected to be available in March. Pricing will be available closer to product availability.
  • The HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook Enterprise and HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook are expected to be available in April. Pricing will be available closer to product availability.
  • The HP E24m, E27m, and E34m Conferencing Monitors are expected to be available in early January for $399, $549, and $699, respectively.
  • HP M24 and M27 Webcam Monitors are expected to be available in early January at HP.com for $319.99 and $359.99, respectively.
  • The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G9 and HP EliteBook 1040 G9 are expected to be available in March. Pricing will be available closer to product availability.
  • The HP EliteBook x360 830 G9HP EliteBook 830 G9HP EliteBook 840 G9, and HP EliteBook 860 G9 are expected to be available in March. Pricing will be available closer to product availability.
  • The HP EliteBook 630 G9HP EliteBook 640 G9, and HP EliteBook 650 G9 are expected to be available in March. Pricing will be available closer to product availability.
  • The HP ProBook 440 G9 and HP ProBook 450 G9 are expected to be available in March. Pricing will be available closer to product availability.
  • HP ENVY Desktop PC is expected to be available in the Spring at HP.com. The device will also be available at Amazon, Costco.com, and other US retailers in the Spring. Pricing will be available closer to product availability.
  • HP Z2 Mini G9 is expected to be available in March. Pricing will be available closer to product availability.
  • HP Z34c G3 Curved Display and HP Z40c G3 Curved Display is expected to be available in early January for $949 and $1499.99, respectively.
  • HP ZBook Firefly G9 is expected to be available in March. Pricing will be available closer to product availability.

73% Of Canadian IT Departments Have Seen Rise In Employees Opening Malicious Links: HP

Posted in Commentary with tags on October 28, 2021 by itnerd

Today, HP released its latest HP Wolf Security report: Out of Sight & Out of Mind which highlights the rise of hybrid work changing user behavior and creating new cybersecurity challenges for IT departments. The study revealed phishing is becoming increasingly successful with 73% of Canadian IT departments seeing a rise in the number of employees opening malicious links or attachments in an email over the last year. The research exposes the risk to businesses with a growing number of employees buying unsanctioned devices in tandem with the increase in cyberattacks, making IT support more complex, time-consuming, and costly than ever.  

Key findings:  

  • 35% of Canadians have been clicking more on malicious links since working from home.
  • Only 32% of remote workers considered security when purchasing new IT equipment, compared to 52% who considered cost
  • 53% of users agree that they feel stranded working from home, and if something were to go wrong they’d be on their own
  • 42% of Canadian employees agree “Cybersecurity never enters my mind when I’m working: that’s IT’s job”
  • 66% of Canadian IT departments agree that protecting against, detecting and recovering from firmware attacks has become more difficult
  • 20% of Canadian IT decision-makers estimate the cost of support has increased by 51-60%

You can see the report here.

HP Supports Partners For Defining Hybrid Decade Ahead At Global Partner Conference

Posted in Commentary with tags on September 23, 2021 by itnerd

Today at HP Reinvent, HP Inc.’s signature global partner event, the company unveiled a range of bold new offerings designed to support partner growth amidst evolving customer expectations, while keeping the hybrid workplace productive, connected and secure. The event theme – Innovation for the Future of Work – invites partners to join forces with HP to explore innovations driving the hybrid workforce and celebrate those reinventing how their job gets done — through collaboration, innovation, and technology.

HP speakers include President & Chief Executive Officer Enrique Lores; Chief Commercial Officer Christoph Schell; President of Printing, Imaging and Solutions Tuan Tran; President of Personal Systems Alex Cho; Chief Information Security Officer Joanna Burkey; and Global Head of Route-to-Market Luciana Broggi. Luminary speakers include Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella and Organizational Psychologist and Bestselling Author Adam Grant.

Industry’s Most Robust Channel Intelligence Platform

Business that prioritize data at the center of their vision and strategy are 58 percent more likely to beat their revenue goals than non-data driven companies. With worldwide data usage expected to reach a staggering 175 zettabytes by 2025, businesses are tasked with ramping up investments in data intelligence while minimizing complexity between insights and action.

Today HP unveiled HP Amplify™ Data Insights, a new partner platform designed to turn data analytics into rich insights that inspire new strategies, steer innovation, and anticipate customer needs. Now available on the HP Partner Portal, the robust platform combines proprietary, third party and partner data into one intuitive dashboard, enabling partners to benchmark performance, deepen customer relationships and solidify long-term strategies. 

Accelerated PC Solutions for the Hybrid Workplace

With hybrid work continuing to be the norm, managing employee devices has never been more challenging. IT teams are constantly balancing priorities to meet the demands of changing work environments while boosting productivity and employee experience with the right technologies. To address this new reality, earlier this week HP introduced a range of enhanced PC solutions:

  • New Managed Service for IT:  For IT who wants to modernize and automate how they manage PCs, HP Adaptive Endpoint Management is a fully managed service that helps IT managers send PCs directly to employees with zero-touch deployment. 
  • New Manageability Solutions for IT: For IT who want to manage the BIOS using the cloud, HP Connect for Microsoft Endpoint Manager frees up valuable IT resources by making it easy to remotely configure, secure, and update the BIOS of HP commercial PCs. IT can now create policies for groups of devices customizing over 100 different HP BIOS settings.
  • HP Cloud Endpoint Manager: A cloud-ready solution designed for IT who want a better way to deploy and securely manage thousands of HP Thin Clients, all through a modern and intuitive interface. Accessible from any location from a web browser, the solution helps IT prioritize their day with customizable dashboards that include metrics and analytics to keep them up to date on deployments, device compliance, and server health.

Simplified Managed Print Services with New Cloud-Based Subscription Plan for Hybrid Work Environments

With the transition to hybrid work, organizations are now required to adopt a new approach not just to where and how employees work, but also to their IT and print infrastructure. As a result, we’re seeing a rapid shift to cloud services.

In response to evolving these evolving dynamics, HP today announced a simple, worry-free printing solution with automatic supplies delivery, next business day service, and embedded security and productivity solutions.  HP Managed Print Flex, a cloud-first Managed Print Service (MPS) subscription plan, helps businesses optimize costs by simplifying management, improving productivity, and delivering flexibility to scale or customize as business needs change.  This light-touch managed service makes it easy for businesses to worry less about printing and focus more effort and budget towards growing the business.

HP Managed Print Flex offers channel partners an especially compelling opportunity to grow predictable print revenue and profit without complexity and risk through upfront revenues on hardware, resell and commission options, ad-on solutions and service subscriptions, shorter sales discussions and more.   

Securing the growing hybrid workplace

HP recently released its HP Wolf Security Rebellions & Rejections report, a comprehensive global study of office workers and IT decision makers to assess organizational cyber risk in an era of remote work. The report reveals that 91% of IT Teams feel pressure to compromise security and nearly a third (31%) of young workers are trying to bypass corporate security policie7HP Wolf Security is helping partners to secure the hybrid workplace by delivering a new breed of transparent and unobtrusive endpoint security.

Call to action to restore the world’s forests and combat climate change 

Any company aiming to remain competitive and viable beyond this decade is redefining its business priorities around accelerated, expansive change that is also better for the planet. We must change the way we make and use products to address the climate crisis and protect nature to prevent the loss of critical ecosystems.

As part of our ambition to become the world’s most sustainable and just technology company, this week HP is proud to help bring Trees for Jane to the world as its founding partner. Announced this week, Trees for Jane is a new grass roots campaign inspired by one of the world’s most renowned environmentalists, Dr. Jane Goodall, who issued a call to action to help drive meaningful change by participating in the campaign for the protection, restoration and planting of trees to restore the world’s forests.

Aligned with the UN’s Decade on Ecosystem Restoration commitment, Trees for Jane is aimed at empowering everyone from individuals to companies to plant and care for their own tree or trees in their backyards, rooftops or with local community groups. Alternatively, they can support forest protection and restoration programs led by indigenous leaders, forest communities, and on-the-ground NGOs who have been working to stop deforestation and bring back lost forests. In partnership with Trees for Jane, HP is encouraging its global partner community to plant and grow trees of their own in support of climate action. Learn more about the Trees for Jane initiative here

HP Launches New Windows 11 Devices

Posted in Commentary with tags on September 22, 2021 by itnerd

HP introduced two new devices designed for people who want technology that enables them to seamlessly switch between productivity, creativity, entertainment, and collaboration – regardless of location. PCs are more important than ever as we settle into a new way of life. According to a recent HP study, 36% of respondents say they will continue watching TV, movies, and videos as much as they did in 2020.

Consumers are seeking technology that has the portability and power to stay connected wherever they are, and the ability to seamlessly switch between productivity, creativity, entertainment, and collaboration. Learn more about some of the product launches: 

HP Spectre x360 16 inch 2-in-1 Laptop PC

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. The device will be available for purchase at HP.com and Best Buy retailers in October.

HP ENVY 34 All-in-One Desktop PC

Creators desire a powerful hub with a high-resolution screen and incredible performance to bring their creations to life. And many creators 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. The HP ENVY 34 inch All-in-One Desktop PC is expected to be available beginning in October at HP.com.

HP 11 inch Tablet PC

The HP 11-inch Tablet PC is a thin and light device optimized for touch and designed for productivity and creativity on the go. The device will be available for purchase at HP.com and Best Buy retailers in December.

 HP Study Shows Employees Are Bypassing Security To Meet Deadlines

Posted in Commentary with tags on September 9, 2021 by itnerd

Today, HP released a study revealing almost half (48%) of younger office workers (18-24 years old) view security tools as a hindrance, leading to nearly a third (31%) trying to bypass corporate security to get their work done. The HP Wolf Security Rebellions and Rejections Report highlights how employees increasingly feel frustrated by security restrictions working-from-home, which is leading to rising tensions with IT teams and putting business security at risk.

While IT leaders had to compromise some security best practices to keep business moving forward despite rising threats, employees have been rejecting efforts to improve security, leading many to rebel against security controls. Over half (54%) of 18–24-year-olds are more worried about meeting deadlines than exposing their organization to a data breach, suggesting a growing level of apathy about security.

Other findings:

  • 57% of Canadian IT teams have felt significant pressure to compromise security if it benefitted business continuity
  • 48% of office workers surveyed agreed security measures result in a lot of wasted time – this rises to 64% among those aged 18-24
  • 37% of office workers said security policies and technologies are often too restrictive
  • 83% of IT execs believe the increase in home workers has created a “ticking time bomb” for a corporate network breach
  • 80% of IT execs said IT security has become a “thankless task” because nobody listens to them, with 69% saying they are made to feel like the “bad guys” for imposing restrictions
  • 44% of Canadian office workers received additional user training on how to protect their home network since working-from-home

The study is very much worth a read as companies will need to take the findings and use those to guide how they work with their employees to keep their environments secure.

Enterprise Organizations Are The Number One Target For Nation State Attacks: HP

Posted in Commentary with tags on August 19, 2021 by itnerd

Today, HP released its latest study Nation States, Cyberconflict and the Web of Profit report, revealing 64% of experts saw a worrying escalation in cyber tensions between 2017-2020. As enterprise organizations are the number one target for Nation State attacks, the research shows cyberattacks are becoming more frequent, varied and open – moving us closer to a point of advanced cyberconflict more than ever before.  

Other key findings include: 

  • 72% of respondents said they worry that Nation State tools, techniques, and procedures could filter through to the dark net and be used to attack their business 
  • 75% of experts say COVID-19 was a significant opportunity to exploit 
  • 100% increase in significant nation state incidents 
  • 50% of cyberattacks involved low budget tools  
  • 20% of cyberattacks involved custom-made malware or weaponized exploits  

The research is worth reading as it shows that all organizations need to make sure that their defenses are on point to avoid being the next victim.

HP Announces Seven Brand New HP X Series Gaming Monitors

Posted in Commentary with tags on August 12, 2021 by itnerd

HP Inc and the OMEN team have announced seven brand new HP X Series Gaming Monitors that are available now and in the coming months.

The HP X Series Gaming Monitors deliver incredible value for the price and offer large, beautiful screens and a range of options sure to please all gamers. Four of these monitors will be IPS flat screened with 27”, 32” and 34” options while the remaining three will be VA curved with 27” and 32” options. Each gaming monitor will be capable 165Hz refresh rate with 1ms response time, along with AMD FreeSync Premium, and all come equipped with HP Eye Ease with EyeSafe Certification and an adjustable stand, so you can game more comfortably. 

Each monitor is sustainably made with 80% post-consumer recycled materials and recyclable packaging. Most importantly, the X series monitors give you a chance to experience a taste of our OMEN ecosystem with the ability to access a range of features in OMEN Gaming Hub.

Pricing and availability is as follows:

Additionally on the OMEN side of things, DigixArt’s Road 96, the first ever game part of the OMEN Presents initiative, will be launching on August 16th via Steam , Epic Games Store, and GOG. Each journey is different during this thrilling procedurally generated road trip. The OMEN Presents Road 96 Deck contains a variety of planned activations around the game, of which OMEN Gaming Hub plays a big role.