Today at HP Reinvent, the company’s largest global partner event, HP Inc. unveiled a variety of new offerings – including a security service, a commercial virtual reality (VR) headset, and onsumer and commercial PCs.
Security as a Service
HP DaaS Proactive Security Service is designed to go beyond anti-virus solutions and provide a extra layer of defense. This service provides real-time malware protection for computing endpoints and threat analytics through HP TechPulse. The service also includes a security self-assessment tool and score; and cyber security solutions including assessment, incident response and cyber insurance services from Aon.
It will be available in more than 50 countries worldwide in April. The DaaS Proactive Security Service with Aon offerings will be available in the U.S. in April, with additional geographies to be added later this year.
HP Reverb Virtual Reality Headset
Also announced at HP Reinvent is the new HP Reverb Virtual Reality Headset Professional Edition, a grounds-up designed VR headset with twice the resolution, two-thirds the weight and half the U.S cost of the HP Mixed Reality VR Headset.
HP Reverb features a 2160 x 2160 panel per eye and an 114-degree field of view.
It’s ultra-light at 1.1 pounds and has integrated Bluetooth with pre-paired motion controllers right out of the box and support for Windows Mixed Reality and Steam VR. With Windows Mixed Reality’s inside-out tracking, setup is easy – just plug in the VR headset and start the experience.
HP Reverb also features integrated headphones with spatial audio and smart assistant-compatible dual microphones.
The HP Reverb Professional and Consumer Editions are expected to be available in late April for $649 and $599, respectively.
HP has also expanded its AMD commercial portfolio, designed for modern small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
HP ProBook 445R G6
Powered by 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen mobile processors, the HP ProBook 445R G6 and HP ProBook 455R G6 notebooks adopt the elegant design concept found across the HP EliteBook portfolio, featuring an ultra-slim aluminum chassis. The 180-degree hinge allows users to lay the devices flat, making it easier to share content and collaborate, while HP Noise Cancellation reduces background noise by up to 20dB. They’re expected to be available in June.
The HP ProDesk 405 G4 Desktop Mini delivers the performance, expandability and security that SMBs need in a compact design. The PC is the company’s first 400-series desktop mini; it features a 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen PRO processor with built-in Radeon Vega graphics and can support up to three displays.
It is expected to be available in April for a starting price of $499.
With 84 percent of Gen Z workers preferring in-person communication and virtual tools like Skype as a way to meet face-to-face with colleagues, HP’s Zoom Room solutions make it easier for IT decision makers to choose a conferencing and collaboration solution that best meets the needs of their organization. These solutions provide customizable and flexible meeting room options that are secure and manageable for small, medium and large organizations. They’re expected to be available starting in July.
HP also announced HP Premier Care Solutions to enhance its premium commercial notebooks, including HP EliteBooks and HP ZBooks.
The new line-up of HP ENVY laptops and x360s features HP Command Center for performance, an geometric pattern for audio and thermal venting, and security – including a biometric fingerprint reader, a privacy camera kill switch and an optional HP Sure View privacy screen.
Built with mobility in mind, the HP ENVY 13 Laptop features the latest Intel processors to power up to 19 hours of battery life. It is expected to be available in April through HP.com for a starting price of $899.99.
The new HP ENVY x360 13 features a 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen processor and up to 14.5 hours of battery life in a convertible form factor. It is expected to be available in April for a starting price of $699.99.
HP ENVY x360 15 offers versatility with either an AMD or the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processor, with up to 13 hours of battery life, a 28 percent top-bezel reduction versus the previous generation and an optional AMOLED display. Versions with both Intel and AMD processors are expected to be available in April via HP.com and also available through Best Buy beginning in May. The Intel version has a starting price of $869.99, while the AMD version starts at $799.99.
The HP ENVY 17 Laptop is built for performance with an 8th Generation Intel Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics. The 17-inch device offers a better screen-to-body ratio thanks to its 45 percent top bezel reduction versus the previous generation. It is expected to be available in April via HP.com for a starting price of $899.99, and also available through Best Buy beginning in May.