A few days before HP showed us their new Consumer PC lineup, HP unveiled their lineup of business products and solutions specifically targeted to small & medium businesses. It was a pretty big event I must say. HP executives were there in full force. They were ready to show us what the products are and how they work.
HP offers products and solutions to meet the requirements of clients in practically every industry. During the presentation, they featured several professionals from different fields who are using HP products for their business/profession. I can relate as in my workplace, we use HP business laptops.
The new business solution lineup addresses the need of the ff.:
- Mobile professionals who need enhanced system and graphic performance, security & manageability, all with a desktop-like experience.
- Small to midsize businesses looking for a mainstream, cost-effective business PC.
- Environmentally conscious customers seeking simple & affordable productivity in client virtualization or cloud computing environments.
- Educators that need technology-based learning solutions that are scalable and designed with the environment in mind.
- Creative artists and engineers who require compute-intensive performance and best-in-class displays to bring their ideas to life.
- Healthcare providers that require powerful, secure & highly reliable systems that help advance simplified patient care.
- Retailers looking to enhance the customer experience, optimize business efficiencies and improve sales.
The products are definitely created with the entire business in mind. It’s nice that they do actually have different approach as to how they create products for each target market.
While HP uses MUSE philosophy in their design for consumer products, HP’s business portfolio uses FORGE (form, optimize, richness, guarded & enduring) framework. Some design highlights from the FORGE framework are precision aluminum-alloy hinges, cast titanium-alloy display latches and HP DisplaySafe frame.
Here are some of the products featured during the event:
HP Z-Series Workstations
Would you believe that the popular kid TV series, Kokey, was actually made using HP Z-series workstations? It’s true. ABS-CBN confirmed that they have been using HP Z-series workstations across all their divisions and have been depending on them to perform on critical tasks.
Basically, if you need a powerful PC that boasts advanced memory, graphics and storage then the HP Z-series workstations are for you. High-performance is definitely a key here.
HP EliteBook 8460p
HP’s top of the line business notebook that features 14-inch display, Intel technology & high-performance graphics. What really differentiates this model from the rest is its battery life which is up to 32 hours!
HP Multiseat Computing Solution
The HP Digital Learning Suite & Education solutions help schools prepare students for greater success. One of them is La Purisima Concepcion Academy who has employed the HP Multiseat Computing Solution which is a low-cost innovation that allows schools & organizations of all sizes to setup a complete digital classroom at an affordable price.
With the technology, La Purisima Concepcion Academy in Malabon City was able to provide 432 of their students with higher quality education and a better learning experience. I wish I can go back in time as technology wasn’t as advanced then. Lucky are the children indeed in this generation, they have the tools to be more focused on their studies and become more efficient!
HP LCD Digital Signage Displays
I’ve been seeing this technology in the malls. I then understand what they are upon seeing them in HP’s showcase. HP’s LCD Digital Signage Displays range from 42 to 47 inches. They are embedded with HP Media Sign Player technology, enabling plug-and-play convenience for dynamic digital advertising. Totally cool!
Last, but not the least, the HP Slate. Unfortunately, this won’t be available in the Asia Pacific Region as it is geared towards businesses (not consumers as we have hoped). I was able to try out this cute ‘lil gadget and I must say it’s promising. HP Slate 500 is one of the first tablet to have Windows 7. This was definitely the star of the event. I was actually in queue just to be able to try it out.
With the HP lineup for small and medium businesses, we can say that their tagline is definitely real… “Everybody On”.
You can also checkout the lineup for HP Consumer PCs in my previous post.