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HP Extends Premium PC Leadership with Amazing Innovations

Lineup includes newest EliteBook – the world’s smallest and lightest 14-inch business convertible; the most powerful Spectre convertible; and robust new security features

 HP Inc. launched a bold lineup of new devices that deliver the ultimate combination of premium design, leading security, and enhanced performance. HP’s latest Spectre and Elite innovations were created to take PC experiences to the next level by enabling creativity, connectivity and confidence throughout the day.

There is a growing desire for personal computing devices that enable new experiences and are built for busy, on-the-go lifestyles. This is especially true for customers looking to purchase a premium device, as 45 percent spend a significant amount of time using their laptop outside of the home, and laptops remain a critical everyday tool for 82 percent of millenials7.

“Traditional boundaries between personal and professional lives are blurring. People want technology that seamlessly adapts to the way they live and work, as well as devices that allow them to express who they are as individuals,” said Alex Cho, president, Personal Systems, HP Inc. “Our latest Spectre and Elite innovations deliver an unmistakable sense of style, while also setting new standards for performance, connectivity, and security. From the world’s longest battery life in a quad-core convertible to the world’s smallest and lightest business convertible, HP continues to raise the bar for innovation that enables amazing new PC experiences.”

The Intersection of Bold Design and Performance

The beautifully redesigned HP Spectre x360 13 and HP Spectre x360 15 join the HP Spectre Folio – available later this month – to create a portfolio of new premium products that deliver superb design, security, performance.

Craftmanship and detail are immediately apparent in each device. Available in stunning dark ash silver with copper luxe accents and the all-new poseidon blue with pale brass accents, the devices feature a gorgeous gem cut design that can only be achieved with aluminum CNC machining. Functional design is equally important, which is why the angled USB-C port is now placed in the faceted edge on the right side of the device for better cable management, and the dual chamfer design makes the lid easier to lift from three sides. The unique design of the speaker pattern is purposeful, with each hole micro-drilled for better acoustic transparency to deliver an amazing audio experience by Bang & Olufsen.

The new Spectre lineup is also equipped with leading security features. A privacy camera kill switch allows the user to electrically turn off the webcam when not in use. It comes equipped with optional HP Sure View8, an integrated privacy screen to help users avoid prying eyes in public areas.

The devices are built to deliver an Always-On, Always-Connected PC experience. This includes long-lasting battery life, with up to 22.5 hours in the Spectre x360 13 – a 37 percent increase versus the previous generation – and up to 17.5 hours in the Spectre x360 159. The optional gigabit-class 4G LTE on the 13-inch device10 and ultra-fast Wi-Fi11 with up to 1 gigabit download speeds12 on both devices ensure connectivity from almost anywhere. Connected modern stanby13 ensures emails, calendars, and contacts are always up-to-date, and a wake-on fingerprint reader and wake-on voices enables full log-on almost instantaneously.

Both the Spectre x360 13 and Spectre x360 15 are designed for performance that matches each individual‘s needs. HP Command Center is a proprietary solution with up to four modes to help customers optimize system performance, fan speeds, and thermal performance based on what applications are being used; change the fan speed to be quieter when watching a movie or adjust for more power to better handle demanding applications like photo editing.

While the Spectre x360 13 is designed for an on-the-go lifestyle with up to the latest quad-core 8th generation Intel® Core™ processors, the Spectre x360 15 is the most powerful Spectre convertible laptop to date14, delivering up to 20 percent more performance versus the previous generation. Ideal for those who immerse themselves in content creation, the 15-inch convertible features a new thermal design, up to the latest six-core 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, and the optional NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1050Ti with Max Q design. In addition, the Spectre x360 15 offers various display options, including an optional 4K touch display15 or up to 650-nit FHD display16 – one of the brightest consumer panels in the industry – and up to two USB-C™ Thunderbolt™ ports support dual 5K displays.

Celebrating 10 Years of Elite Design and Innovation

Building on the heritage of the HP Elite Portfolio, the new HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 is an artfully crafted 14-inch diagonal convertible in a 13-inch form factor. Designed with a unibody CNC aluminium chassis17 and an adonized finish, the device turns heads and is designed to pass rigorous MIL-STD testing18.

Mobility for premium customers is a must, which is why the device features up to 17 hours of battery life19, gigabit-class 4G LTE20, the optional HP Outdoor Viewable Display with an anti-glare screen and up to 700-nit display, and optional HP Sure View21 that works great indoors and outdoors. Regardless of whether a user is at their office desk or in the coffee shop, security threats are everywhere and a major factor in the PC purchasing process. The EliteBook x360 1040 and all Elite devices are the world’s most secure and manageable PCs22 with HP’s hardware enforced security and unique features such as HP Sure Start Gen 423, the world’s only self-healing BIOS, and HP Sure Recover with Embedded Reimaging24, which enables customers to restore their PC to a working state in minutes.

In an always-connected world, the EliteBook x360 1040 offers optional gigabit-class 4G LTE, quad-core 8th generation Intel® Core™ processors, up to 32 GB of memory, and up to 2 TB of storage25 – ensuring that the device is up for any small or large task.

Personalizing PCs has never been easier. An HP partnership with Zazzle enables users to create decorative high-quality, laser cut notebook skins for HP Elite notebooks. Businesses can easily display their own brand to customers, while individuals can design their own skin to show off their unique style.

Additionally, HP has two new solutions – designed with security in mind – to simplify connections and maximize productivity in the office. The new HP EliteDisplay E243d Docking Monitor offers a simpler and cleaner alternative to dock-and-monitor solutions with a single USB-A cable or single power-enabled USB-C™ cable for data and video, as well a pop-up privacy webcam. The new HP USB Fingerprint Mouse is perfect for users with dedicated PCs to unlock their Windows 10 PC with a single touch, allowing for secure biometric authentication that IT can deploy for access control to devices.

Pricing and Availability26

·         The HP Spectre x360 13 is expected to be available in November at HP.com for a starting price of $1,149.99. The device is expected to be available at         Best Buy stores in December.

·         The HP Spectre x360 15 is expected to be available in November at HP.com for a starting price of 1,389.99. The device is expected to be available at Best         Buy stores in December.

·         The HP EliteBook x360 1040 is expected to be available at the end of October at HP.com for a starting price of $1,499.

·         The HP USB Fingerprint Mouse is expected to be available in December at HP.com for a starting price of $49.

·         The HP EliteDisplay E243d Docking Monitor is expected to be available in December at HP.com for a starting price of $329.

·         Custom laser cut skins for the HP EliteBook 1000 series are available now at www.zazzle.com/hpelite for a starting price of $19.95.

About HP

HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions, and services, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at http://www.hp.com.

 Disclaimer

[1] Up to 22.5 hours requires laptop configured with Intel® Core™ i5-8265U processor with Intel Graphics 620, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, 13.3” diagonal FHD (1920×1080) 1W display, Windows 10 Home RS4. Windows 10 MM14 battery life will vary depending on various factors including 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. See www.bapco.com for additional details.

[2] Based on the latest 8th Gen Intel® based 14” business convertibles as of October 2018 with Intel® Core™ i U series processor, Windows Pro OS, vPro™ and a convertible non-detachable design. Thinnest at the hinge and smallest based on volume.

[3] Based on the 8th Gen Intel® based business convertibles with Intel® Core™ i U series processor, Windows Pro OS, vPro™ and a convertible non-detachable design offering optional gigabit-class 4G LTE as of October 2018. Gigabit-class 4G LTE module is optional and must be configured at the factory. The full utilization of this module’s functionality is dependent on network providers’ technical ability to support this network and speed. Backwards compatible to HSPA 3G technologies. Module requires activation and separately purchased service contract. Check with service provider for coverage and availability in your area. Connection, upload and download speeds will vary due to network, location, environment, network conditions, and other factors. 4G LTE not available on all products, in all regions.

[4] Based on HP’s internal analysis of docking displays with an RJ-45 port, power delivery scheme, and additional ports, including both a USB-A and USB-C™ video support as of May 1, 2018.

[5] Video over USB-C™ requires a PC with USB-C™ DisplayPort™ Alt mode or Thunderbolt™. Power up to 65 Watts. Refer to Power Output in product QuickSpecs for exact specifications, PC must be compatible with the display’s power output.

[6] Connected PC requires Windows 10 and Windows Hello.

[7] Internal HP Research based on insights from 800 participants, 2017.

[8] HP Sure View integrated privacy screen functions in landscape orientation. Optional available on select FHD Sure View panels.

[9] Windows 10/ MM14 battery life will vary depending on various factors including 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. See www.bapco.com for additional details.

[10] Module designed for up to 1 Gbps download speeds as carriers deploy 5 carrier aggregation and 100Mhz channel bandwidth, requires activation and separately purchased service contract. Check with service provider for coverage and availability in your area. Connection speeds will vary due to location, environment, network conditions, and other factors. 4G LTE not available in all regions.

[11] Wi-Fi® supporting gigabit speeds is achievable when transferring files between two devices connected to the same router. Requires a wireless router, sold separately, that supports 160MHz channels.

[12] Wireless access point and Internet service required and sold separately. Availability of public wireless access points limited.

[13] System in Connected Modern Standby mode wireless on. Standby time will vary depending on various factors including battery, network configuration, individual usage pattern and configuration. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage.

[14] Based on PC Mark 8 Home Accelerated benchmark as of 10/23/2018.

[15] 4K content required to view full 4K images.

[16] Full high-definition (FHD) content required to view FHD images.

[17] CNC aluminum unibody chassis refers to the display cover and keyboard deck each constructed from a single block of aluminum.

[18] MIL STD 810G testing is pending and 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.

[19] Windows 10 MM14 battery life will vary depending on various factors including 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. See www.bapco.com for additional details.

[20] Gigabit-class 4G LTE module is optional and must be configured at the factory. Module designed for up to 1 Gbps download speeds as carriers deploy 5 carrier aggregation and 100Mhz channel bandwidth, requires activation and separately purchased service contract. Backwards compatible to HSPA 3G technologies. Check with service provider for coverage and availability in your area. Connection, upload and download speeds will vary due to network, location, environment, network conditions, and other factors. 4G LTE not available on all products, in all regions. Gigabit-class 4G LTE module planned to be available in Paraguay, US, India, Ukraine and Canada in November 2018 and South Africa in January 2019. Rest of world availability at launch.

[21] HP Sure View integrated privacy screen is an optional feature that must be configured at purchase and functions in landscape orientation.

[22] Based on HP’s unique and comprehensive security capabilities at no additional cost and HP’s Manageability Integration Kit’s management of every aspect of a PC including hardware, BIOS and software management using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager among vendors with 1M annual unit sales on HP Elite PCs with 7th Gen and higher Intel® Processors, Intel® integrated graphics, and Intel® WLAN.

[23] HP Sure Start Gen4 is available on HP Elite and HP Pro 600 products equipped with 8th generation Intel® or AMD processors.

[24] HP Sure Recover with Embedded Reimaging is an optional feature that must be configured at purchase and is available on select HP Elite PCs. Not available on platforms with multiple internal storage drives, Intel® Optane™. You must back up important files, data, photos, videos, etc. before use to avoid loss of data. HP Sure Recover with Embedded Recovery planned to be available on select configurations starting in December 2018.

[25] For storage drives, GB = a billion bytes. TB = a trillion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less. Up to 35GB of disk is reserved for system recovery software.

[26] Pricing from HP.com, subject to change without notice. See Best Buy for pricing details.

Source: HP Inc.

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