20 November 2015

HP's Pro Series work well for SMBs

HP has announced a new Pro Series of desktops, notebooks and an all-in-one (AiO) PC. Designed for businesses of all sizes, these offerings are ideal for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

“Customers have shared with us their challenges around making important technology decisions with limited budgets and IT resources that impact the security and productivity of their business,” said Serena Yong, Managing Director, HP Singapore. “HP BusinessNow offers customers support and faster access to commercial-grade solutions like the new HP Pro Series of PCs, providing them with the business-ready capabilities they need at a price point they can afford.”

HP’s Pro Series of desktops, notebooks and an AiO provide SMBs with affordable, enterprise-level technology packaged in new consumer-inspired designs. These devices have undergone HP’s Total Test processing, including more than 120,000 hours of testing1 to help ensure the design can hold up to the rigors of work and home use. HP BIOSphere2 offers BIOS-level protection of device firmware during system start up and BIOS updates, and HP Client Security3 provides multi-factor authentication and hard drive encryption to keep sensitive data secure. HP Touchpoint Manager4, an IT cloud-based management tool adds manageability, and all devices are available with Windows 105 for an additional layer of security.

The HP ProBook 400 G3 series of notebooks cater to a more mobile workstyle, with a new thin, light and durable design in 13”, 14” and 15” diagonal sizes and built-in security features like the HP BIOSphere, Trusted Platform Module (TPM)6 and an optional fingerprint reader. The HP ProBook 440 G3 is now up to 17% thinner and 12% lighter than the previous generation. The ProBook 400 series features 6th Generation Intel Core processors or the latest AMD 6th Generation A-series APU7, a soft touch Gravity Black cover, aluminum reinforced keyboard deck, and the spill-resistant HP Premium Keyboard. The notebooks offer a wide choice of configurable options to enrich the experience, including an optional FHD display8, touch and long life batteries9.

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Both the HP ProOne 400 G2 AiO and the HP ProDesk 400 series use 6th Generation Intel Core processors for power and performance. The new HP ProOne 400 G2 AiO offers a space-saving, stylish design featuring HP’s first coloured back covers for commercial AiOs10, built-in cable management, and new deployment options such as an articulating reclining stand which can go completely flat, so users can choose the best angle. Collaboration is optimised with HP Noise Reduction Software, an integrated 1MP HD Webcam11 and an optional edge-to-edge 10-point capacitive touch panel.

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ProDesk unit.
The ProDesk 400 series comes in a wide range of sizes, including a desktop mini, small form factor or micro tower options. The HP ProDesk 400 G2 Desktop Mini offers a complete ecosystem to mount, physically secure and deploy the device. The desktop can fit under a desk or behind a monitor where space is a major constraint and includes a new standard serial port, VGA and DisplayPort as well as DDR4 RAM for added productivity and functionality.

The HP ProDesk 400 G3 Small Form Factor is now 40% smaller in size compared to the previous generation. It fits in smaller workspaces but has the same processing power as a ProDesk 400 G2 Microtower. The HP ProDesk 400 G3 Microtower platform offers HP’s highest performing, expandable and best value desktop solution for SMBs.

HP has also introduced a programme called HP BusinessNow designed to help SMBs grow their businesses with access to customer support and expert advice from HP and its partner network. This programme provides web, phone, and face-to-face consultation to help SMBs select the solutions best suited for their business needs.

Through an online portal, SMBs can use the multi-language Product Selector Tool to get suggestions on the most suitable technologies based on budget and specific needs. Later this year, they can also connect with virtual agents12 to get advice on recommended solutions. Selected channel partners are also listed on the portal to provide personal assistance.


 The HP ProBook 400 series is expected to be available in Singapore late November, starting at S$1,299.

 The HP ProDesk 400 series is expected to be available in Singapore starting at S$899.
  • The HP ProDesk 400 Microtower is expected to be available from November.
  • The HP ProDesk 400 Small Form Factor is expected to be available from January 2016.
  • Availability for the HP ProDesk 400 Desktop Mini will be announced at a later date.
 The HP ProOne 400 AiO is expected to be available in Singapore from November, starting at S$1,199.

1 Total Test process testing is not a guarantee of future performance under these test conditions.

2 HP BIOSphere features may vary depending on the PC platform and configuration.

3 HP Client Security requires Windows.

4 HP Touchpoint Manager requires purchase of a subscription and supports Android, iOS and Windows 7 or higher operating systems and PCs, notebooks, tablets and smartphones from various manufacturers. Not available in all countries; see www.hp.com/touchpoint for availability information.

5 Not all features are available in all editions or versions of Windows. Systems may require upgraded and/or separately purchased hardware, drivers, software or BIOS update to take full advantage of Windows functionality. Windows 10 is automatically updated, which is always enabled. ISP fees may apply and additional requirements may apply over time for updates. See http://www.microsoft.com.

6 Firmware TPM is version 2.0. Hardware TPM is v1.2, which is a subset of the TPM 2.0 specification version v0.89 as implemented by Intel Platform Trust Technology.

7 The AMD 6th generation A-series APU is available in the 15.6” HP ProBook 455 G3 only.

8 Full High definition (HD) content is required to view quad high-definition images.

9 Optional features sold separately or as add on features.

10 HP ProOne 400 G2 AiO with cardinal red and dragonfly blue back covers are expected to be available in select geographies in December.

11 Internet access required.

12 Specific availability varies by country.

13 Estimated prices. Actual prices may vary.