HP has designed two new products, aimed for work and play
Two new HP products aim to divide users equally between work and play.
The HP Pro x2 612 is HP’s first commercial detachable PC, designed specifically for enterprise users.
The 612 features a 12.5-inch display, powered by a choice of Intel Core i3/i5 processors – including a vPro option.
For business users requiring security, the detachable includes HP Client Security, HP Sure Start, a smart card reader and an optional fingerprint reader.
For a more laptop-like experience, users can connect the standalone HP Pro Tablet 612 to the full-size HP Pro x2 612 Power Keyboard, which includes an embedded battery alongside VGA, RJ-45, DisplayPort and two USB 3.0 connections. Internal connectivity is provided by an integrated Qualcomm Gobi 4G LTE modem.Article continues below
The batteries in the tablet and power keyboard can provide up to eight hours and 15 minutes of battery life for the tablet and up to 14 hours and 15 minutes of battery life with tablet and keyboard combined.
HP has also launched what it claims to be the first Android detachable device powered by the Nvidia Tegra 4 mobile processor, providing support for improved HD video playback performance.
The HP SlateBook x2 is powered by Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and utilises a magnetic hinge design and dual battery system, which combines one battery in the base and one in the tablet, allowing users to switch from a notebook form factor to a tablet and back.
The Tegra 4 processor powers a 10.1-inch HD touchscreen. The device includes up to 64 GB of storage and DTS Sound+ Solution technology, plus HP’s native printing capability, which allows users to print directly from applications.
“While the use of technology in business has allowed a blurring of the line that separates work and life, many businesses require updated technology that delivers a secure and satisfying experience to its employees,” said Enrique Lores, SVP and GM of commercial PCs for HP.
Ron Coughlin, SVP and GM of consumer PCs for HP, added: “The SlateBook x2 and the HP Split x2 are next-generation devices and the latest examples of our continued commitment to evolving the computing experience.”