HP unveils new Enterprise-class Mobility Solutions
New Delhi, INDIA, April 02, 2015: HP has 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 Android OS, 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 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, 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 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 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.
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. Tested to military specs for durability, the Elite x2 adapts to personal work preferences with an ecosystem of optional accessories that includes an industry-first WiGig enterprise wireless dock based on a joint collaboration with Intel, along with a cover, a lightweight travel keyboard and an optional Wacom pen.
The Intel Atom based HP Pro Tablet 10 EE running Windows and the HP Pro Slate 10 EE Android tablet are built for the mobile workforce in the education, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail verticals. Both feature a durable design that passes IP-52 testing for dust, moisture, and drop testing, an on-board garage for the optional stylus, Built in Optional 3G Connectivity plus a hard-wired keyboard base with trackpad option.
HP Pro Tablet 408 G1 is an affordable, 9 mm thin, 8-inch diagonal Intel® Atom® based business tablet that provides a full Windows 8.1 experience and the mobile accessories to help keep users productive when away from their PC. With business-class features like micro-HDMI, up to 64 GB of storage and an 8 MP AF rear camera with flash and Optional built in 3G Connectivity, the device gives IT the serviceability, security, manageability and commercial lifecycle it requires.
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 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.
HP ElitePad 1000 G2 Rugged Tablet is an ideal solution both in and out of the office for mobile workers in manufacturing or in-field environments. IP 65] rated for water and dust and MIL-STD 810 testing, with up to 20 hours of battery life and a 2D barcode reader to quickly access information.
The all new HP Retail Case for ElitePad offers retailers a versatile mobile and fixed POS solution for their employees, with two built-in cradle areas for mounting payment devices and the ability to dock to existing POS solutions. The new solution’s design features hand and shoulder straps, giving retail store operators an easier and more comfortable way to access inventory and product availability, as well as improving the checkout experience.
The HP Retail Case for ElitePad also allows retailers to physically attach a mobile payment device (PED or PIN entry device) of choice to the case from vendors like Ingenico, Verifone, AnywhereCommerce, and PayPal and accept a range of payments such as EMV, NFC, MSR, and most digital wallets.
HP EliteBook Folio 1020 family – the industry’s thinnest and lightest business-class notebooks – consists of the HP EliteBook 1020 and the HP EliteBook 1020 Special Edition (SE), both ultra-thin at 15. 7 mm. The SE takes advantage of HP’s exclusive blend of magnesium-lithium alloy and reusable carbon fiber to achieve a weight of only 1 kg. Both share a tough, cutting-edge design that offers elite business-class performance.
Device proliferation in businesses puts unique challenges on IT as expertise and resources are strained. HP also announced HP Touchpoint Manager, a cloud-based solution that works across PCs, mobile devices and major operating systems, including Apple iOS, Google Android, and Microsoft Windows, and helps businesses manage and secure a wide range of devices, operating systems, and data along with its workforce. HP Touchpoint Manager is available on all new commercial devices from HP.
In addition, new HP commercial devices now come with the option to access the iPass global Wi-Fi network. iPass and HP are making it simpler and more affordable for business users to connect to the internet locally and stay connected even when they are travelling. Customers who purchase new HP devices with this option will be able to register and automatically get access to millions of hotspots on the iPass global Wi-Fi network for one year at no additional cost.
Pricing and availability
The new HP devices have a price range between Rs 22, 000 and Rs 85, 000. The HP Pro Slate 10 EE is available now with a starting price of INR 22,000/-.HP Pro Slate 8 is expected to be available in May with a starting price of INR 33,000/-.
HP Pro Slate 12 is expected to be available in May with a starting price of INR 41,500, whereas HP Elite x2 1011 G1 is available now with a starting price of INR 85,000. Similarly, HP Pro Tablet 408 G1 is available now with a starting price of INR 23,500 and the HP Pro Slate 10 EE is available now with a starting price of INR 22,000.
HP Pro Tablet 10 EE is available now with a starting price of INR 25,000/-.and the HP ElitePad 1000 G2 Healthcare Tablet is expected to be available in July with a starting price of INR 85,000/-.
Meant for rugged atmosphere of manufacturing, the HP ElitePad 1000 G2 Rugged Tablet is expected to be available in July with a starting price of INR 85,000/-, while HP Retail Case for ElitePad is expected to be available in March with a starting price of INR INR 26,000/- for a no battery Case and INR 29,000/- for a Case including battery.
The HP EliteBook Folio 1020 Standard Edition is expected to be available in March with a starting price of INR 95,000/-.