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HP Releases Their 2021 Sustainable Impact Report

Posted in Commentary with tags on June 2, 2022 by itnerd

Today HP released its 2021 Sustainable Impact Report, driving some of the most aggressive and comprehensive climate action goals in the industry and aiming to become the most sustainable and just tech company in the world by 2030.  

The global climate crisis is an unprecedented challenge demanding immediate action across the private and public sectors, which is intrinsically tied to demands around the world for greater equality and equity among peoples.  

Key Highlights Include:  

  • Reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040  
  • Sustainability is not only good for the world but also for business, leading to $3.5B in sales in FY21, up from $1B in 2020  
  • HP has reduced single-use plastic packaging by 44 per cent since 2018, up from 19 per cent in 2020  
  • HP has recycled 1,298 tonnes of ocean-bound plastic in its products—equivalent to more than 102 million 16.9 ounce (500ml) bottles 
  • HP recently acquired Choose Packaging, a packaging development company and inventor of the only commercially available zero-plastic paper bottle in the world 
  • Achieve 50/50 gender equality in leadership by 2030 
  • Accelerate digital equity for more than 150 million people by 2030 

More details on HP’s progress to date can be found in the Executive Summary  and the Full Report.

HP Announces New Spectre And Envy Laptops

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 19, 2022 by itnerd

HP Inc. today debuted its newest HP Spectre and HP Envy laptops built with the flexibility to create and live seamlessly in today’s hybrid world.

The last few years have seen the rise of the creator economy, introducing endless possibilities for people topursue their passions as a part-time or full-time opportunity. Sixty-eight percent of creators started or expanded their freelance business during the pandemic, with 98% of them monetizing their content creation part-time. These hustlers need tools that allow them to collaborate with others easily as 56% of creators feel less engaged with the speaker if their video is turned off. And performance equals productivity, which is why 60% of creators prize performance in a computer.

Create in a smooth, seamless, and collaborative way with the newest lineup of Spectre and Envy PCs. These devices are built with HP Presence and HP GlamCam to deliver amazing video and audio call experiences, with features like:

  • A 5 MP camerafor picture-perfect claritywhen collaborating with colleagues or pitching clients.
  • HP Auto Frame and HP Dynamic Voice Leveling for an interactive video and sound experience no matter where you are in the room.
  • Backlight Adjustment to autocorrect video images in any environment where you may be taking a call.
  • Appearance Filter for the 60% of us who are more self-conscious on camera than in real life. This feature allows you to easily touch up skin, teeth, and eyes.
  • Bi-directional AI noise reduction, directional beamforming mics, and quad speakers for a superbsound experience during video or audio calls.
  • Network Booster fornetwork bandwidth optimization to reduce screen freezes and dropped calls.
  • AI-based privacy alerts to collaborate and create in public spaces, blurring the screen when someone is behind you.

No matter what type of creator you are, performance is key. The newest Spectre and Envy PCs offer a wide range of options including processors, displays, and more to make sure your device fits how you want to use it. This includes:

  • Up to a 4K OLED display for a more natural viewing experience, and a 120 Hz display for a 2x faster display refresh rate for smooth, response actions.
  • A touch display to leverage multi-gestures like pinch-to-zoom, double tap, and press and hold to create and easily manipulate drawings and other creative content. Easily take notes or sketch with pen-abled PCs.
  • A variety of screen sizes and aspect ratios offer the best fit for your creative flow. Choose from a3:2 aspect ratio device for web browsing and productivity tasks; a 16:9 aspect ratio for watching videos and entertainment; and a 16:10 for video and audio editing.
  • Intel® Evo™ platforms featuring 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors for improved multi-tasking and performance.

Not only do creators need great battery lifeto power their creations, they also need all the tools at their disposal to extend the charge on their battery. Available on devices with Intel processors, HP offers intelligent power management features:

  • Power Saver mode extends the battery life whenever there is a concern about charging accessibility.
  • In-bag detection leveraging Intel® Dynamic Tuning Technology to adjust the PC’s power to avoid overheating or battery drain when put in a bag.
  • Adaptive Battery Optimizer monitors battery temperature, battery-charging status, and usage time to preserve your battery’s health.
  • Smart Sense optimizes a device’s performance, temperature, and more based on the application being used.

Creation isn’t just limited to one device.More than 60% of creators use more than two devices to create. And 60% said that computers can go from good to awesome through great software. The new Spectre and Envy devices all come with HP Palette pre-installed, a proprietary digital workspace to help simplify the creative flow and allows you for smooth cross-device collaboration.Find any face in photographs with HP PhotoMatch. Enjoy infinite, flexible sketching with Concepts. Drop anything to any device seamlessly, wirelessly with HP QuickDrop. Expand your workspace, connect to another device for more creative options with Duet for HP.

Today everybody is a creator, and HP has created the perfect device for you to create and collaborate that fits the way you work and play:

  • The new HP Spectre x360 13.5-inch 2-in-1 Laptop PC looks great and sounds great anywhere. The HP Spectre x360 13.5” engineered on the Intel® Evo™ platform is expected to be available for purchase on May 19at HP.com for a starting price of $1,249.99. The device will also be available at BestBuy.com and select Best Buy retail locations.
  • The HP Spectre x360 16-inch 2-in-1 Laptop PC engineered on the Intel® Evo™ platform Is newly refreshed with the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and up to Intel®Arc™ Graphics, bringing you the best in AI-based hands-free controls along with AI-based Privacy Alert, and screen time and distance reminders. The HP Spectre x360 16” is expected to be available for purchase on May 19 at HP.com for a starting price of $1,649.99. The device will also be available at BestBuy.com and select Best Buy retail locations.
  • The HPEnvy x360 13.3-inch 2-in-1 Laptop PC designed on the Intel® Evo™ platform was co-engineered and optimized with Intel® to offer up to 20.5 hours of battery life for all-day creation. The HP Envy x360 13” is expected to be available be available for purchase on May 19 at HP.com for a starting price of $899.99. The device will also be available at BestBuy.com and select Best Buy retail locations.
  • The HP Envy x360 15.6-inch 2-in-1 Laptop PCis available with the latest Intel or up to AMD Ryzen™ 7 processors. The HP Envy x360 15.6” with AMD is expected to be available be available for purchase on May 19 at HP.com for a starting price of $849.99; the Intel version is expected to be available for purchase on May 19 at HP.com for a starting price of $899.99. Both versions will also be available at BestBuy.com (AMD Ryzen™ 5, AMD Ryzen™ 7, Intel® Core™ i5, and Intel® Core™ i7) and select Best Buy retail locations.
  • The HP Envy 16-inch Laptop PC offers up to Intel®Arc™ Graphics or NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™3060 Laptop GPU. Coupled with DDR5 memory support and a gaming grade thermal solution, this device delivers optimal performance for multitasking, rendering 3D models, or when using powerful creative tools like Adobe Photoshop. The HP Envy 16” is expected to be available for purchase on May 19 at HP.com for a starting price of $1,399.99. The device will also be available at Amazon and other NA retailers.
  • The HP Envy 17.3-inch Laptop PC gives you the power to create on a big screen. The HP Envy 17” is expected to be available for purchase on May 19 at HP.com for a starting price of $1,099.99. The device will also be available at BestBuy.com and select Best Buy retail locations.

Sixty-six percent ofconsumers consider sustainability when they make a purchase and 81% expect to buy more environmentally friendly products over the next five years. Building on the world’s most sustainable PC portfolio, all of today’s announced PCs are crafted from recycled metal and ocean-bound plastics and are EPEAT® Gold Certified and ENERGY STAR® rated.

HP Introduces New Tools And Devices To Empower Business-Critical Workers And IT Teams

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 5, 2022 by itnerd

With hybrid work environments, companies are virtualizing applications and desktops to provide enhanced security, resilience, and uninterrupted productivity for mission critical work.  HP is introducing new PC hardware, software and device management solutions to empower business-critical workers and the IT teams that support them in today’s hybrid world. Among the new tools and devices:

  • The HP Elite Chromebooks, which have stepped up to the challenge with a portfolio of business Chromebooks better than ever and thoughtfully designed to empower hybrid cloud workers.
  • The HP Elite Thin Client device keeps increasing performance requirements demanded by video collaboration and delivers performance, versatility and security in a virtual workhorse.
  • The HP Cloud Endpoint Manager gives IT teams a better way to manage growing fleets of HP Thin Clients. The software is the world’s first real-time device monitoring of thin clients with OEM device management software.

For more information, you can read the blog post here.

HP’s Commitment To Sustainability Illustrates Why Easy Doesn’t Do It

Posted in Commentary with tags on April 1, 2022 by itnerd

April 1st is more than April fools day. It’s also the start of Earth Month. And HP is committed to sustainability not just on Earth Month, but also annually every year. The following are some of HP’s sustainability practices that help lend our planet a hand: 

  • First of all, HP is one of Canada’s greenest employers. You can read more about that here. But in short, This special designation recognizes the employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness in their organizations. These employers have developed exceptional sustainability initiatives – and are attracting people to their organizations because of their environmental leadership. So it is really interesting to me that HP makes that list. And fun fact: HP is the only PC vendor on this list.
  • HP has an initiative called Forest First which you can read about here. HP describes the program like this: “This means for every page you print, regardless of paper brand, HP invests in protection, restoration or responsible management of forests by collaborating with credible environmental NGOs that are recognized experts in forest ecosystems.​” I find that very cool as this is a very low effort way to help HP to protect forests in various locations around the world as you simply have to have an HP printer to help.

To add to the above, Mary Ann Yule, President, and CEO of HP Canada, discusses how the unique way we integrate circular economy concepts into our own business delivers value to our customers, and to Canadian society in this video. 

Finally, this isn’t a recent thing for HP as they have been reporting on sustainability since 2001 so that people can see what impact they are having. You can read their 2019 report here. But here’s one area where HP has had a significant impact. 2.4 million pounds of ocean bound plastics have been used in HP products since 2016. Details can be found here. Or you can watch this video:

The bottom line is that easy doesn’t do it. And HP knows that. Which is why they lead the way on this front, and the rest of us need to follow.

HP Indigo Celebrates ‘100 100K’ Installs

Posted in Commentary with tags on March 8, 2022 by itnerd

HP Inc. today announced the delivery of the 100th HP Indigo 100K Digital Press marking a milestone as customers continue to thrive on the breakthrough press. Adding to their existing fleet of 5 HP Page Wide and Indigo products, award winning print service provider Solopress, continues in their digital transformation this month, with the installation of the HP Indigo 100K Digital press. 

Also being celebrated today, is the 10 year anniversary of the introduction of the HP Indigo B2 portfolio. Since we first introduced the HP Indigo 10000 at drupa 2012 we saw a real revolution in this market. During the last decade, some customers choosing to make long term investments in new fleets, in order to continue to keep up with a surge in orders and customer needs, as the expansion in digital transformation continues globally.

The HP Indigo 100K Digital Press – the most productive digital B2 press in the market, printing up to 6000 sheets per hour, allowing commercial printers to shift greater volumes from offset to digital to meet today’s needs producing a range of commercial applications with superb print quality, high productivity, the range responsible for delivering 60 million B2 sheets per month and shows no sign of slowing.

Also announced today, is the global availability of the B2 HP Indigo 15K Digital Press. Continuing to offer the widest range of B2 application printing in the market, the world’s best selling B2 digital platform, currently has 1200 operating presses in 70 countries globally. The B2 HP Indigo 15K is engineered to address the broadest variety of customer demands in a highly productive way, it features greater media support, including 15 electroinks and unlimited spot colours. 

Continually evolving the platform, HP also announces today the availability of the Auto Pallet Replacement and 5th color station for the HP Indigo 100K Digital Press. Ensuring the printing process doesn’t pause, users are able to utilise a new standby pallet which engages every batch and job as the user requires, pushing the printed stack outside the delivery unit allowing the operator to print, stack and unload as much or little as they need. This system will be available in 2022. 

Ending 2021 with increased momentum, following strong quarterly results and the introduction of technologies including HP xRServices powered by Microsoft Hololens 2 and Print OS Site Flow, HP Indigo continues to match customer demand with services and solutions that support growth, drive digital adoption and integration and support an ever changing industry in 2022. 

HP Indigo & The Hershey Company Bring Women’s Stories To Life

Posted in Commentary with tags on March 8, 2022 by itnerd

The Hershey Company has been leveraging the power of digital printing technology to transform its iconic chocolate bar packaging into a celebration of women. Now in its third year, and coinciding with International Women’s Day, the #HerShe campaign, sees Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar packaging being used to promote and honor female talent across the world.

First launching the campaign in 2020, Hershey collaborated with HP Indigo and used a highly productive, cost-effective HP Indigo 20000 digital press, by Brazilian print service provider Camargo Cia de Embalagens Ltda, to develop 320,000 limited edition #HerShe chocolate bars. The campaign, which featured artwork to celebrate the talent of female musicians, illustrators, photographers and poets throughout Brazil, saw huge success. In Brazil, the parallel social media campaign reached close to 2 billion impressions.

Fast forward to 2022, the campaign is being run in collaboration with HP Indigo digitally printed packaging for a third time and will help make ‘invisible women, visible by supporting gender equality through a global movement that celebrates female achievements in science, business, sports, activism, and music. This year, the Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars will feature a QR code, also printed with an HP Indigo 20000 digital press, that will open consumers’ eyes to the many contributions of women, beyond each bar. In addition, HP will be unveiling a film with Hershey, amplifying how HP Indigo’s digitally printed packaging can be used, not only to keep food safe and airtight, but also to elevating brand engagement through the co-creation of user generated content, to become the ultimate vehicle for cultural relevance and on-pack storytelling.

Recent research carried out by WARC (Sept 2021) on the Marketing Effectiveness of Digitally Printed Packaging, in which more than 9,000 marketing campaigns were analyzed and benchmarked, highlighted that brands have the potential to double their sales and marketing ROI when they utilize personalization and most importantly, user generated content in their packaging.

You can watch the video via this link  and follow the conversation via #HerForShe and #HerShe

HP Amplify Impact Celebrates One Year Anniversary With Global Expansion In 24 Countries

Posted in Commentary with tags on February 9, 2022 by itnerd

Today HP Inc. announced the expansion of HP Amplify™ Impact to an additional 24 countries2 across Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific and Japan. Now available in 43 countries around the globe, the first of its kind partner assessment, resource, and training program provides >10,000 partners with the opportunity to join HP in its efforts to generate meaningful impact on Climate Action, Human Rights and Digital Equity.

Launched one year ago in support of HP’s goal to become the most sustainable and just technology company by 2030, the HP Amplify Impact Program has trained, educated and empowered >1,400 partners to drive change while maximizing opportunities with sustainability as a key competitive differentiator. HP’s commitment to Sustainable Impact helped the company to win more than $3.5 billion in new sales in fiscal year 211 representing a >3x annual increase.

As a result of decades spent working towards sustainability goals, HP is recognized as one of the world’s most sustainable companies and is well-poised to continue to support the HP Amplify partner community with the resources required to identify potential gaps and provide the guidance necessary to achieve partner objectives.

Access to World-Class Sustainability Resources

HP has set an ambitious goal of enrolling at least 50 percent of its HP Amplify partners in the voluntary program by 2025. To date, 20% of HP’s partners have signed the HP Amplify Impact pledge, exceeding the target of 10% for the first year of the program.

Features now available on the HP Amplify Impact Initiatives Hub include the industry’s first, automated, modular sustainability planning platform with new, advanced capabilities, including Carbon Footprint and 360 Diversity Equity & Inclusion assessments, along with toolkits designed to inspire community volunteer projects.  

HP Amplify Impact – Call to Action

Partners who choose to take the HP Amplify Impact pledge in qualified countries can choose between two distinct tracks:

  • Catalyst: Catalyst members take the HP Amplify Impact Pledge, participate in a sustainability assessment, and report sales opportunities. Catalyst partners have access to world-class resources through the new HP Amplify Impact Initiatives Hub and an opportunity to be recognized via an annual awards program. New country eligibility includes Poland, Switzerland, Czech, Slovakia, Romania, Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Norway, Iceland, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, New Zealand, Korea, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea. Initial roll out encompassed 19 countries including United States, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, UAE, Singapore, Philippines, India, Germany, UK, Sweden, Denmark, France, Italy, Spain, Canada, South Africa, and Australia.
  • Changemaker: The Changemaker track is optimized to assist partners that do not yet have a sustainability strategy in place in support of the development of a long-term sustainability plan. Initial roll out encompassed 7 countries including France, Italy, Spain, Canada, South Africa, Australia and select partners in the United States.

The HP Amplify Impact program provides partners of all levels with training, sales tools, marketing assets, and access to HP’s Sustainability & Compliance Centre (SCC), HP LIFE and HP Planet Partners. Partners have shown tremendous interest in these resources with more than 1,500 partners having completed HP sustainability training and over 1,000 HP LIFE courses3.

Participating partners will be recognized via certification and a global annual awards program. Award categories include the Sustainability as a Business Opportunity Award, Most Comprehensive DE&I Strategy Award, Planet Partner Award, Carbon Footprint Award and Community Award. Submissions and award category details are available on the HP Partner Portal.

For additional details on HP Amplify Impact, visit their newsroom.

HP Has A Suggestion As To How To Make Valentine’s Day A Bit More Personal

Posted in Commentary with tags on February 2, 2022 by itnerd

HP has a valentines day purchasing suggestion for you. It’s a printer.

The HP ENVY Inspire printer may not sound like the typical Valentine’s Day purchase, however its first-of-its-kind HP photo printing capabilities allows consumers to create custom two-sided custom cards to help put together tailor-made Valentines. There’s two models in play. The first is the HP ENVY Inspire 7900e series which you can see below.

Next is the HP ENVY 7200e series which you can see below:

Both have a great feature set including:

  • SMART PRINTER – Anyone can securely access the printer, send, and store files, and print from home or virtually anywhere using any preferred device with the HP Smart App. Helping you share your most beloved memories easier and safer than ever.
  • SMART INK – Never run out of ink again by signing up for HP Instant Ink. Once signed up, your HP ENVY will automatically order ink to your door when you’re running low. Helping make sure you always have enough to print your favorite memories of those you cherish the most this Valentine’s Day.
  • SMART APP – Enjoy extra features: HP+ gets the most out of the HP Smart App. From housework to homework, the HP Smart app helps advance-scan books, multiple receipts and store editable, searchable files. This gives access to yours or your loved one’s fondest pictures to any mobile device.

You can learn more about the HP ENVY Inspire printers at HP.ca, or via this link. And make Valentine’s Day a bit more personal.

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.