HP Inc. today 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,[viii] presenting significant security risk from unmanaged devices. The average employee is also using 22 cloud-based apps​ to do their job.[ix]

“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.[x]

"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.[xi] The latest 10th Gen Intel processors[xii] 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.[xiii] Beautifully crafted in a 360-degree design, the device also delivers:

  • Security inside and out. The world’s first Chromebook with an integrated privacy screen[xiv], HP Sure View Reflect instantly keeps the display private with the press of a button.[xv] 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.[xvi] Wi-Fi 6 with HP Extended Range Wireless LAN[xvii] and optional LTE[xviii] 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,[xix] 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® processors[xx] and users can spend more time getting work done with up to 12 hours of battery life[xxi] and HP Fast Charge, which recharges the battery to 90% in 90 minutes.[xxii] The device also delivers:

  • Durability. The world’s thinnest 14” Chromebook[xxiii] with a stylish aluminium exterior, the Chromebook is designed to pass rigorous MIL-STD testing[xxiv] 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.[xxv] 

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.[xxvi] Users can easily expand their workspace with HDMI and future-ready USB-C®. Get more done with up to 13.5 hours of battery life[xxvii] plus HP Fast Charge capabilities and prevent remote camera hacking with the HP Privacy Camera.[xxviii] Users can also enjoy enhanced Wi-Fi® performance with HP Extended Range Wireless LAN.[xxix]

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.[xxx] Designed for durability and dependability, the mt22 is the world’s first mobile thin client with a 180-degree lie-flat hinge[xxxi] and has a solid stamped-aluminum chassis that undergoes MIL-STD testing.[xxxii] Intel® Celeron® processors[xxxiii] and HP Extended Range Wireless LAN[xxxiv], [xxxv] deliver elevated productivity, and users can quickly transition to a desk, displays, and accessories by connecting to an HP USB-C® dock.[xxxvi]

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,[xxxvii] 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.[xxxviii] 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.”

[i] Applies to HP PCs, Workstations and Displays manufactured after January 2019. Based on most Gold and Silver EPEAT® registrations by meeting all required criteria and achieving 50-74% of the optional points for EPEAT® Silver and 75-100% of the optional points for EPEAT® Gold according to IEEE 1680.1-2018 EPEAT®. Status varies by country. Visit www.epeat.net for more information.
[ii] Notebook speaker enclosure component made with 5% ocean bound plastic as of March 2020.
[iii] Based on HP’s internal analysis of Chromebooks with optional, physically embedded, hardware based, reflective privacy screen as of January 2020. Requires factory configuration and is planned to be available July 2020.
[iv] Based on HP’s internal analysis of Chromebooks based on Intel’s Project Athena innovation program as of March 2020.
[v] Based on HP's internal analysis of thinness measured at the hinge for currently shipping Chromebooks with Chromebook Enterprise Upgrade that undergo MIL-STD 810H testing as of January 2020.
[vi] Based on currently available, in-market mobile thin clients as of April 2020 with non-plastic aluminum chassis, anti-wobble USB-C® and connector passing MIL-STD testing for durability.
[vii] Based on currently available, in-market mobile thin clients as of April 2020 with 180° lie-flat hinge.
[viii] HP Survey, 1100 end-users, US, UK, AUS, March 18, 2020
[ix] Source: Forrester, Rethink Technology In The Age Of The Cloud Worker: A Spotlight On The Employee, 2018.
[x] Single Chrome Enterprise Upgrade included on select platforms. Requires one-time setup. Please see https://support.google.com/a/topic/1409901. Chrome Enterprise Upgrade is sold separatelyon some platforms  and requires one-time setup, subscription, Google Admin Console, and your organization’s domain. Please see https://support.google.com/a/answer/60216.
[xi] Based on HP's internal analysis of currently shipping Chromebooks as of February 2020 and percent of active plus nonactive viewing area to active viewing area plus border. Measured with lid vertical to the desk.
[xii] Coming soon.
[xiii] Testing conducted by HP using Google Chrome OS power_LoadTest. Battery life will vary and the maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage and battery optimization activation. See http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/testing/power-testing for test details.
[xiv] Based on HP’s internal analysis of Chromebooks with optional, physically embedded, hardware based, reflective privacy screen as of January 2020. Requires factory configuration and is planned to be available July 2020.
[xv] HP Sure View Reflect integrated privacy screen is an optional feature that must be configured at purchase and is designed to function in landscape orientation.
[xvi] Based on HP’s internal analysis of Chromebooks based on Intel’s Project Athena innovation program as of March 2020.
[xvii] Based on internal testing vs. previous generation product with 802.11ac wireless LAN module.
[xviii] Optional feature that must be configured at the time of purchase.
[xix] Based on US EPEAT® registration according to IEEE 1680.1-2018 EPEAT®. Status varies by country. Visit www.epeat.net for more information. Countries: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan. Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States.
[xx] 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. Performance and clock frequency will vary depending on application workload and your hardware and software configurations. Intel’s numbering, branding and/or naming is not a measurement of higher performance.
[xxi] Testing conducted by HP using Google Chrome OS power_LoadTest. Battery life will vary and the maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage and battery optimization activation. See http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/testing/power-testing for test details.
[xxii] Recharges the battery up to 90% within 90 minutes when the system is off or in standby mode, when used with the power adapter provided with the notebook, and no external devices are connected. After charging has reached 90% capacity, charging speed will return to normal. Charging time may vary +/-10% due to System tolerance.
[xxiii] Based on HP's internal analysis of thinness measured at the hinge for currently shipping Chromebooks with Chromebook Enterprise Upgrade that undergo MIL-STD 810H testing as of January 2020.
[xxiv] MIL-STD testing is not intended to demonstrate fitness for U.S. Department of Defense contract requirements or for military use. Test results are not a guarantee of future performance under these test conditions. Any accidental damage requires an optional HP Accidental Damage Protection Care Pack.
[xxv] Optional feature that must be configured at the time of purchase.
[xxvi] The HP Chromebook 14 G6 keyboard has been tested up to 1,000 wipes to be cleaned with Windex® Original Glass & Surface Wipes and Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes with EPA Registration Number 5813-79. Do not use wipes on other surfaces of the product. See use guide for cleaning instructions.
[xxvii] Testing conducted by HP using Google Chrome OS power_LoadTest. Battery life will vary and the maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage and battery optimization activation. See http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/testing/power-testing for test details.
[xxviii] Optional feature that must be configured at the time of purchase.
[xxix] Based on internal testing vs. previous generation product with 802.11ac wireless LAN module.
[xxx] Optional feature that must be configured at time of purchase.
[xxxi] Based on currently available, in-market mobile thin clients as of April 2020 with 180° lie-flat hinge.
[xxxii] MIL-STD testing is not intended to demonstrate fitness for U.S. Department of Defense contract requirements or for military use. Test results are not a guarantee of future performance under these test conditions. Any accidental damage requires an optional HP Accidental Damage Protection Care Pack.
[xxxiii] Multicore is designed to improve performance of certain software products. Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of this technology. Performance and clock frequency will vary depending on application workload and your hardware and software configurations. Intel’s numbering, branding and/or naming is not a measurement of higher performance.
[xxxiv] Optional feature that must be configured at the time of purchase.
[xxxv] Based on internal testing vs. previous generation product with 802.11ac wireless LAN module.
[xxxvi] Dock sold separately. See product QuickSpecs for compatible docks.
[xxxvii] Applies to HP PCs, Workstations and Displays manufactured after January 2019. Based on most Gold and Silver EPEAT® registrations by meeting all required criteria and achieving 50-74% of the optional points for EPEAT® Silver and 75-100% of the optional points for EPEAT® Gold according to IEEE 1680.1-2018 EPEAT®. Status varies by country. Visit www.epeat.net for more information.
[xxxviii] Notebook speaker enclosure component made with 5% ocean bound plastic as of March 2020.

Source: Edelman