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HP’s Innovative Cloud-Based Devices Enable Productivity Anytime, Anywhere

Empowering today’s workforce with secure and powerful Chromebooks and thin client solutions during the new normal of “working from home”


Palo Alto, Calif. – WEBWIRE

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HP has the world’s most sustainable PC portfolio.1 The HP Elite c1030 Chromebook Enterprise is the latest HP product to join the company’s line-up of innovations with ocean-bound plastic.2

The HP Elite c1030 Chromebook Enterprise is the world’s first Chromebook with an integrated reflective privacy screen,3 and the world’s first business Chromebook based on Intel’s Project Athena Innovation Program.4

The HP Pro c640 Chromebook Enterprise is the world’s thinnest 14” business Chromebook.5

 HP Inc. announced new laptops and solutions designed to address the evolving needs of business users everywhere, demonstrating the company’s effort to help businesses and remote workers stay productive wherever they may be.

While businesses have been adopting cloud-centric solutions and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to increase security and save costs, the recent pandemic has escalated the need for devices that empower those who primarily work with web applications and virtual desktop tools. In a recent survey, HP discovered that nearly 60% of users working from home during quarantine are doing so with personal machines,6 presenting significant security risk from unmanaged devices. The average employee is also using 22 cloud-based apps​ to do their job.7

“As businesses and office workers adapt to the new realities of working from home during this unique time, the need for cloud-centric devices that are secure and easy to deploy has never been more critical,” said Andy Rhodes, global head of Commercial Personal Systems, HP Inc. “Our new Chromebooks and mobile thin client solutions are purpose-built to address the needs of business users everywhere – whether they’re working from the sofa, kitchen counter, or eventually the office. We’re proud to collaborate with Google to drive innovation that helps businesses extend their resources further while empowering and delighting users.”

The HP Elite c1030 Chromebook Enterprise, HP Pro c640 Chromebook Enterprise, and HP Chromebook Enterprise 14 G6 are purpose-built for the way people work today. The HP mt22 Mobile Thin Client and HP ThinPro Go help drive seamless transitions to virtual workspaces, especially while working from home.

Simple, Scalable and Secure Chromebooks for Business Users

World-class design, privacy, and incredible mobile performance distinguish the new HP Chromebook portfolio tailored for the mobile intensity of cloud-centric workstyles. Empowered with the Chrome Enterprise Upgrade, the portfolio delivers enterprise-class manageability and security with outstanding simplicity to save IT departments time and money.8

“The right tools are needed to enable remote work now more than ever. Delivering a secure employee experience that enables productivity, provides access to tools that inspire collaboration and allows IT to centrally and remotely manage devices is paramount,” said John Solomon, vice president, Chrome OS at Google. “With Chrome Enterprise, employees are immediately productive, and IT admins are able to efficiently deploy and manage a fleet securely at scale. We are pleased to work closely with HP to enable modern computing experiences through high quality HP Chromebook Enterprise devices that meet the needs of remote workers everywhere.”

The HP Elite c1030 Chromebook Enterprise makes the most of immersive web experiences, desktop virtualization, and Android apps with a stunning, edge-to-edge 13.5” diagonal 3:2 display that boasts a 90.1% screen-to-body ratio, the highest ever on a Chromebook.9 The latest 10th Gen Intel processors10 deliver outstanding performance with an active-cooling system that enables intensive multi-tasking of apps and video conferences with a battery life up to 12 hours.11 Beautifully crafted in a 360-degree design, the device also delivers:

  • Security inside and out. The world’s first Chromebook with an integrated privacy screen12, HP Sure View Reflect instantly keeps the display private with the press of a button.13 The integrated fingerprint sensor and built-in webcam privacy switch provide additional confidence for users and IT alike.
  • Premium performance and productivity. The world’s first business Chromebook based on Intel’s Project Athena innovation program designed to deliver a new class of advanced laptops.14 Wi-Fi 6 with HP Extended Range Wireless LAN15 and optional LTE16 provide data access, real-time collaboration, and connection from wherever they may be working.
  • Sustainability. Responsibly made with a top lid of 75% recycled aluminum, a keyboard made from 50% recycled plastics, and speakers with ocean-bound plastics. Targeted to achieve an EPEAT® Gold rating in twenty countries for the device,17 making it the first Chromebook to achieve this recognized industry standard for sustainability.

“HP’s Elite c1030 showcases the exceptional co-engineering efforts driven by HP and Intel through the Project Athena innovation program. We’re pleased to see the achievement of performance, responsiveness, battery life and form factor innovation come together as one of the first Project Athena-based commercial Chromebooks.” said Chris Walker, Corporate VP and General Manager, Mobile Client Platforms Group at Intel. “Powered by the 10th Gen Intel Core processors, this is a powerful, thin and light design that is purpose built to deliver outstanding performance and enable premium productivity for mobile and cloud-centric professionals.” 

The HP Pro c640 Chromebook Enterprise is designed for users to easily navigate work in the cloud. The device is powered by the latest 10th Gen Intel® processors18 and users can spend more time getting work done with up to 12 hours of battery life19 and HP Fast Charge, which recharges the battery to 90% in 90 minutes.20 The device also delivers:

  • Durability. The world’s thinnest 14” Chromebook21 with a stylish aluminium exterior, the Chromebook is designed to pass rigorous MIL-STD testing22 and has a backlit keyboard that resists spills up to 350 ml of water.
  • Enterprise-grade security. The HP Privacy Camera with integrated shutter helps protect from camera hacks while an optional integrated fingerprint sensor provides fast access.
  • Seamless collaboration. Equipped with Wi-Fi 6 and HP’s proprietary extended range LAN, cloud users get increased networking range and performance. The 180-degree hinge lay-flat design and built-in webcam and audio allow for easy collaboration, and the integrated HDMI port removes the need for dongles.23

Also new to the portfolio is the HP Chromebook Enterprise 14 G6, redesigned to deliver performance and value for frontline worker productivity. The laptop’s keyboard can be wiped with popular household wipes.24 Users can easily expand their workspace with HDMI and future-ready USB-C®. Get more done with up to 13.5 hours of battery life25 plus HP Fast Charge capabilities and prevent remote camera hacking with the HP Privacy Camera.26 Users can also enjoy enhanced Wi-Fi® performance with HP Extended Range Wireless LAN.27

Driving Seamless Transitions to Virtual Workspaces

The HP mt22 Mobile Thin Client delivers secure and productive mobile experiences for users of VDI, such as Citrix® and VMware®. HP’s ThinPro OS provides multi-layered security to user data, device, and identity in combination with a self-healing BIOS and HP Privacy Camera.28 Designed for durability and dependability, the mt22 is the world’s first mobile thin client with a 180-degree lie-flat hinge29 and has a solid stamped-aluminum chassis that undergoes MIL-STD testing.30 Intel® Celeron® processors31 and HP Extended Range Wireless LAN32, 33 deliver elevated productivity, and users can quickly transition to a desk, displays, and accessories by connecting to an HP USB-C® dock.34

HP also announced HP ThinPro Go which enables secure work to happen anywhere by allowing employees to boot up in an HP ThinPro OS environment on PCs from a USB for instant, secure access to business applications and corporate data.

Sustainability

HP announced it has the most sustainable PC portfolio in the world,35 and is committed to including ocean-bound plastic material in all new HP Elite and HP Pro desktop and laptops launching in 2020. The Elite c1030 Chromebook Enterprise is the latest addition to the company’s sustainability innovations and is the world’s first Chromebook with ocean-bound plastics.36 HP recently announced the world’s first mobile workstation with ocean-bound plastics, the HP ZBook Studio and HP ZBook Create.

“At HP, we consistently challenge ourselves to reinvent for a more sustainable future that balances consumption in harmony with nature and our singular planet earth for generations to come,” said Ellen Jackowski, global head of Sustainability Strategy & Innovation, HP Inc. “We are proud to offer our customers the world’s most sustainable PC portfolio. We have more EPEAT Gold PC products registered in more countries than anyone in the industry, and the HP Elite c1030 Chromebook Enterprise is the latest HP product to join our line-up of innovations with ocean-bound plastic as we accelerate our efforts to create a circular and low-carbon economy.”

Pricing and Availability37

  • HP Elite c1030 Chromebook Enterprise is expected to be available in August. Pricing will be available closer to product availability.
  • HP Pro c640 Chromebook Enterprise is expected to be available in June. Pricing will be available closer to product availability.
  • HP Chromebook Enterprise 14 G6 is currently available starting at $399.
  • HP mt22 Mobile Thin Client is expected to be available in May starting at $495.
  • HP ThinPro Go is expected to be available in May starting at $135.

For a closer look at HP’s new business Chromebooks, please check out the product unveiling hosted by Andy Rhodes, global head of Commercial PCs at HP, John Solomon, vice president of Chrome OS at Google, and Chris Walker, vice president and general manager of Mobile Client Platforms at Intel. Available here.

About HP

HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our product and service portfolio of personal systems, printers and 3D printing solutions, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at www.hp.com


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