|Anneliese Olson, VP and GM, Personal Computing, HP Asia-Pacific and Japan, spoke about how the launch of new products brought together changing trends in the workforce, workplace and workstyles while transforming workflow.|
The company has created a complete mobility solution for businesses including those with specific needs in various vertical industries, including education, field service, healthcare, public safety and retail. HP also announced HP Touchpoint Manager, a cloud-based solution that works across PCs, mobile devices and major operating systems, including Apple iOS, Google Android, and Microsoft Windows.
“Mobile devices are changing how we live and work, and they pose significant challenges to IT departments who have to support their now mobile workforces while keeping corporate data managed and secure,” said Serena Yong, GM, Printing and Personal Systems, HP Singapore and Malaysia.
“HP is the world’s largest commercial computing provider to the world’s largest companies. No other company is better suited to address commercial mobility than HP. Our devices feature built-in security, manageability, and durability packaged in innovative, stylish designs that end users crave.”
According to HP, the current approach to business mobility is to retrofit consumer devices and tweak them to make them enterprise-ready on a on-off basis, or drive customer lock-in to a single platform or device. HP is taking a modular approach featuring secure devices that are designed from the ground up for business use.
HP is also supporting both Android and Windows, giving business customers a choice of application ecosystems and user experiences. Tablets, 2-in-1 devices, and notebooks running Windows along with tablets built on Android all feature built-in security such as remote wipes and can be tailored to meet specific use-case requirements with a focus on embracing business mobility. These new devices include:
HP Pro Slate 8 and HP Pro Slate 12
These are commercial-grade high-definition1 (HD) Android tablets. Available in 8" or 12" diagonal displays respectively, the tablets are powered by a Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series processor2, and support a 4:3 aspect ratio for viewing business documents and accessing business applications. The lightweight tablets are under 8mm thin and offer business-day battery life3 with enterprise-grade security and manageability. Both devices feature a wide range of accessories enabled by HP’s Zero Force connector.
HP Pro Slate 8 is one of the first tablets to market using Corning Gorilla Glass 4, Corning’s toughest cover glass to date. The HP Duet Pen, the first to use Qualcomm Snapdragon digital pen technology4 on both a tablet and regular paper, is included with the HP Pro Slate 8 and HP Pro Slate 12. The pen is part of the HP Blended Reality Ecosystem, helping employees be more productive and create easily shareable content by writing and digitising input from the device’s screen or via a regular sheet of paper using the HP Paper Folio5. Users can write on paper with the Duet Pen and see the writing appear on the tablet.
HP Elite x2 1011 G1
The HP Elite x2 1011 G1 is a lightweight, 11.6" diagonal 2-in-1 Windows device running Windows 8 Pro, transforming from a tablet to a laptop with Ultrabook configurations available6. Tested to military specs for durability7, the Elite x2 adapts to personal work preferences with optional accessories8 that include an industry-first WiGig enterprise wireless dock9 based on a joint collaboration with Intel, along with a cover, a lightweight travel keyboard and an optional Wacom pen10.
HP Pro Tablet 10 EE, HP Pro Slate 10 EE
The Intel Atom-based HP Pro Tablet 10 EE running Windows and the HP Pro Slate 10 EE Android tablet are built for the mobile workforce in the education, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail verticals. Both feature a durable design that passes IP-5211 testing for dust, moisture, and drop testing12, an on-board garage for the optional stylus, plus a hard-wired keyboard base option13.
HP Pro Tablet 408 G1
This affordable, 9 mm thin, 8" diagonal Intel Atom-based business tablet provides a full Windows 8 Pro experience and a family of mobile accessories14 to help keep users productive when away from their PC. Business-class features include micro-HDMI, up to 64 GB of storage15 and an 8 MP rear camera with flash.
HP ElitePad 1000 G2 Healthcare Tablet
This tablet has been designed to improve caregiver productivity and enhance patient interaction. The durable and lightweight solution has an antimicrobial16 treatment to protect the product, can be cleaned easily, and meets IP 5417 specifications. Deployable in any clinical environment, the tablet helps reduce the risk of medical errors by using a 2D barcode reader to validate personnel, patients, and catalogue and administrate medication.
HP ElitePad 1000 G2 Rugged Tablet
This version of the ElitePad 1000 G2 can be used by mobile workers in manufacturing or in-field environments. IP 6518 rated for water and dust and MIL-STD 81019 testing, the tablet boasts up to 20 hours of battery life20 and a 2D barcode reader.
HP Retail Case for ElitePad
The all-new HP Retail Case for ElitePad offers retailers a versatile mobile and fixed point of sale (POS) solution for their employees, with two built-in cradle areas for mounting payment devices and the ability to dock to existing POS solutions. The new solution features hand and shoulder straps, giving retail store operators an easier and more comfortable way to access inventory and product availability, as well as improving the checkout experience. The HP Retail Case for ElitePad also allows retailers to physically attach a mobile payment device (PED or PIN entry device) of choice to the case from vendors like Ingenico, Verifone, AnywhereCommerce, and PayPal and accept a range of payments such as EMV, NFC, MSR, and most digital wallets.
HP EliteBook Folio 1020 family
The industry’s thinnest and lightest business-class notebooks, the family consists of the HP EliteBook 1020 and the HP EliteBook 1020 Special Edition (SE), both at 15.7 mm thick. HP’s exclusive blend of magnesium-lithium alloy and reusable carbon fibre gives the notebooks a weight of 1 kg21. Read more about this family in our accompanying blog post here.
New HP commercial devices now come with HP Touchpoint Manager22 and provide the option to access the iPass global Wi-Fi network23. Customers who purchase new HP devices with the iPass option will be able to register and automatically get access to millions of hotspots on the iPass global Wi-Fi network24 for one year at no additional cost.
Pricing and availability25
HP Pro Slate 8 will be available in Singapore from end of March with a starting price of S$699.
HP Pro Slate 12 will be available in Singapore from end of March with a starting price of S$849.
HP Elite x2 1011 G1 will be available in Singapore from end of February with a starting price of S$1,299.
HP Pro Tablet 408 G1 will be available in Singapore from end of February with a starting price of S$699.
HP Pro Slate 10 EE will be available in Singapore from end of February with a starting price of S$399.
HP Pro Tablet 10 EE is available now with a starting price of S$459.
HP ElitePad 1000 G2 Healthcare Tablet will be available in Singapore from March. Pricing will be set closer to availability.
HP ElitePad 1000 G2 Rugged Tablet will be available in Singapore from May. Pricing will be set closer to availability.
The availability and pricing for the HP Retail Case for ElitePad will be announced at a later date.
The HP EliteBook Folio 1020 Standard Edition will be available in Singapore from March with a starting price of S$2,399, and the HP EliteBook Folio 1020 Special Edition, in May. Pricing for the Special Edition will be set closer to availability.
1 High-definition content is required for high-definition images.
2 Multi-Core is designed to improve performance of certain software products. Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of this technology. 64-bit computing system required. Performance will vary depending on your hardware and software configurations. Qualcomm’s numbering is not a measurement of clock speed.
3 Tested by HP using continuous HD video playback, 720p (1280x720) resolution, 150 nits brightness, system audio level at 50%, player audio level at 100%, played from local storage, headphone attached, wireless off, auto dimming off. Actual battery life will vary depending on configuration and maximum capacity will naturally decrease with time and usage.
4 The HP Duet Pen is enabled by Qualcomm Snapdragon digital pen technology by Qualcomm Technologies.
5 The HP Paper Folio (the notepad which fits into the tablet case) is sold separately.
6 Not all models qualify as an Ultrabook.
7 MIL STD 810G testing is not intended to demonstrate fitness for US Department of Defense contract requirements or for military use. Test results are not a guarantee of future performance under these test conditions.
8 Sold separately or as an optional feature.
9 The WiGig-compatible notebook or tablet must be positioned within 1.2 m and without obstruction in the line of sight of the wireless dock. HP Advanced Wireless Docking is compatible with the HP Elite x2 1011 G1 with an optional installed Intel Tri Band Wireless AC with WiGig Combo card.
10 The HP Elite x2 1011 Wacom Pen is available as a configurable option available on models ordered with a digitiser screen. Models without a built-in digitiser are incompatible with the HP Elite x2 1011 Wacom Pen.
11 IP-52 is not covered under HP limited warranty.
12 IP-52 and HP Total Test Process test results are not a guarantee of future performance under these test conditions.
13 Sold separately or as an optional feature.
14 Sold separately or as an optional feature.
15 For storage drive, GB = 1 billion bytes. Optional Micro-Secure Digital eXtended Capacity (SDXC) card sold separately. For solid state drives (SSD), 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual formatted capacity will be less than this number. Up to 6 GB of system disk is reserved for Windows system recovery and EFI system partition.
16 IP 54 testing is completed. The solution is planned to be covered under HP limited warranty for IP 54 dust and water ingress. Quick release pins, camera lens, flash cover, bar code reader cover, screws, screen, and HP logo are not treated with an antimicrobial.
17 The solution is covered under HP limited warranty for IP 54 dust and water ingress.
18 The solution is covered under HP limited warranty for IP 65 dust and water ingress.
19 MIL STD testing is pending and is not intended to demonstrate fitness for US Department of Defense contract requirements or for military use. Test results are not a guarantee of future performance under these test conditions.
20 Testing conducted by HP consisting of full battery discharge while running a series of productivity scripts against the following applications (which may or may not be included with your particular product): Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0, Adobe Illustrator CS2, Adobe Photoshop CS2, Apple Quicktime 7.1, Intervideo WinDVD 8, Macromedia Flash 8, Microsoft Office 2003 Pro, Microsoft Project 2003, and Winzip 10.0. Prior to testing, the system was fully charged, display brightness was set at 60 nits, wireless was turned off, and auto dim, suspend, hibernate, and all other programs, utilities, and services not essential to running the computer system or battery life test were disabled. Battery life will vary depending on the product model, configuration, loaded applications, features, use, wireless functionality, and power management settings. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage.
21 Final weight of the 1020 is 1.2 kg, that for the 1020 SE is pending.
22 HP Touchpoint Manager supports Android, iOS, and Windows operating systems, and PCs, notebooks, tablets, and smartphones from various manufacturers. Not available in all countries. See www.hp.com/touchpoint for availability information. HP Touchpoint Manager requires purchase of a subscription.
23 HP commercial and consumer Notebook and Tablet PCs with OS of Windows 8.1, Android 4.2.2 and above. Devices with Windows 7 and Chrome OS may be added in subsequent months. Devices with FreeDos and Ubuntu OS are not included. For more information, visit www.hp.com/go/stayconnected.
24 Connectivity not available everywhere. The offer excludes premium iPass inflight access on planes. Subscription renewal and purchase of the iPass service required after the one year trial period. To view a hotspot location map and to learn more about the service visit www.ipass.com/hpoffer.
25 Estimated street prices. Actual prices may vary.