HP unveiled new commercial mobility solutions that transform the workplace and unlock the power of productivity. Eight new mobile devices, an ecosystem of accessories, and new strategic relationships allow companies to streamline and simplify their business operations while providing the IT department confidence the task can be managed securely.
“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 Ketan Patel, Director, Computing Category, PPS, HP India. “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. When paired with our ISVs’ robust solutions, HP has created an ecosystem that helps companies powerfully and securely harness the promise of mobility.”
Mobility not only changes where people work, but how they work. The current approach to business mobility is to retrofit consumer devices and attempt to make them enterprise-ready, or drive customer lock-in to a single platform or device.
HP is taking a modular approach featuring secure, purpose-built devices. By supporting multiple operating systems, HP is giving business customers a choice of application eco-systems and user experiences. When coupled with the new software offerings from HP and its partners, the company has created a complete mobility solution for all businesses – including education, field service, healthcare, public safety and retail industries.
New tablets, 2-in-1devices, and notebook PCs running Microsoft Windows operating system, along with new tablets built on Google’s Android™ operating system, all feature built-in security 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 are high-definition[i](HD) commercial-grade Android tablets. Available in 8-inch or 12-inch diagonal displays respectively, the tablets are powered by a Quad-Core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 series processor[ii], and support a 4:3 aspect ratio to easily view business documents and access business applications. Less than 8 mm thin, these lightweight tablets offer powerful computing and business-day battery life[iii] with enterprise-grade security and manageability. Both devices are designed with business productivity in mind featuring 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.
HP Duet Pen, the first to use Qualcomm Snapdragon digital pen technology[iv] 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 digitizing input from the device’s screen or via a regular sheet of paper using the HP Paper Folio[v].
HP Elite x2 1011 G1 is a lightweight, stylish, 11.6-inch diagonal 2-in-1 Windows device running Windows 8 Pro easily transforms from a tablet to a laptop with Ultrabook configurations available[vi]. Tested to military specs for durability[vii], the Elite x2 adapts to personal work preferences with an ecosystem of optional accessories[viii] that includes an industry-first WiGig enterprise wireless dock[ix] based on a joint collaboration with Intel, along with a cover, a lightweight travel keyboard and an optional Wacom pen.
HP ElitePad 1000 G2 Healthcare Tablet is designed to improve caregiver productivity and enhance patient interaction. The durable and lightweight solution has an antimicrobial treatment to protect the product, can be cleaned easily, and meets IP 54[xvii] specifications. Deployable in any clinical environment, the tablet helps reduce the risk of medical errors by using the 2D barcode reader to validate personnel, patients, and catalog and administrate medication.