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PCR’s guide to the latest business machines, monitors and peripherals

From machines specifically for business use, to the most comfortable peripherals for long working days, here’s everything you need for the perfect work set up.

HANNspree HT161CGB Portable Touch Monitor

Specs: 15.6”, 1920 x 1080, 10-Point Touch, 170° / 170° Wide Viewing Angle, USB 3.1 Type-C x 2 (Power Supply & Signal), Mini-HDMI x 1, ≥7H Hardness Glass, Built-in Stereo Speakers, Low Blue Light Mode, Ultra-slim and sleek ultra-portable design, Lightweight protective cover foldable stand.

Martin Kent, Territory Manager, HANNspree UK: “Our new range of portable monitors are designed to keep you productive wherever you are. Create a dual-display mobile workspace when you are visiting customers or travelling. A single USB connector cable ensures compatibility with almost any laptop, and the slim profile and lightweight design makes for easy handling and for slipping into a travel bag. The HT161CGB is amongst the lightest portable monitors in the market and the touch technology lets you unlock the power of today’s touch technology applications whilst you are on the go.”

Contact: Exertis, GNR Tech, Ingram Micro, Midwich, Westcoast

Philips 439P9H SuperWide curved LCD display

Specs: 43” curved 32:10 SuperWide display that replaces two 24” monitors, VA panel with 3840 x 1200 resolution Built-in KVM switch to easily switch between sources, USB-C docking station with power delivery up to 90 W, Windows Hello pop-up webcam.

“Philips 43” curved 32:10 SuperWide display is like two full-size high- performance monitors in one. Productivity-enhancing features like USB-C and pop-up webcam with Windows Hello deliver the performance and convenience you expect. The 439P9H offers incredible connectivity, featuring a MultiClient Integrated KVM switch to connect two separate PCs and a USB-C docking station for easy, one-cable docking.”

Contact: Exertis, Midwich, Tech Data, VIP UK

Target AMD Windows 10 Pro Thin Client Business PC

Specs: AMD Ryzen 3 3200G Quad Core processor, Radeon Vega 8 graphics, MSI A320M-A PRO MAX motherboard.

“Designed using Target’s unique Custom PC Builder, this AMD Quad Core PC is powerful, yet small and discreet, using all-branded components. With AMD’s Ryzen 3 3200G quad-core processor with Radeon Vega 8 graphics alongside MSI’s A320M-A PRO MAX motherboard, this small form factor desktop also boasts 8GB DDR4 Team Elite Plus RAM, 480GB Team GX1 SSD and Windows 10 Pro preinstalled. This business PC also comes with a card reader, DVD-RW drive and wireless capabilities to create an incredibly versatile, useful and ‘ungradeable’ machine.”

Synology DS918+

Specs: Quad-core 1.5GHz, burst up to 2.3GHz, Dual 1GbE LAN ports, 4GB DDR3L, scalable up to 8GB, Over 225 MB/s and 221 MB/s encrypted sequential reading and writing.

“Synology DS918+ is designed for small and medium-sized businesses and IT enthusiasts. With a powerful built-in AES-NI hardware encryption engine, DS918+ provides exceptional encrypted file transmission. Also capable of transcoding up to two channels of H.265/H.264 4K videos at the same time, DS918+ is ideal for sharing and storing ultra-high definition media content.”

Contact: Synology

HANNspree HS329PQB QHD Monitor

Specs: 32”, 2560 x 1440, 178° /178° Ultra-Wide Viewing Angle, Triple Input: DP + 2x HDMI, Built-In Stereo Speakers, Edge-to-Edge Frameless Bezel Display, Ultra-Slim Design and Super-Thin Side Profile, Metal Stand and Base, Tilt and Wall-Mountable (VESA), Low Blue Light & Flicker Free.

Martin Kent, Territory Manager, HANNspree UK – “The 32” HS329PQB features a 2560 x 1440 QHD (Quad HD) resolution which offers superior picture quality for demanding graphic intensive applications, professional applications, visual public displays, gaming and much more. Enjoy over 77% more workspace compared to conventional 1920×1080 FHD monitors and increased pixel density for super sharp, crisp images. Ultra-stylish the HS329PQB features edge-to-edge frameless bezels on three sides, also ideal for creating a multi-monitor setup to deliver an almost seamless panoramic view from two or three monitors A triple input interface provides comprehensive and flexible connectivity to external hardware, and because we can spend countless hours in front of displays working, gaming for long hours or watching movies, the HS329PQB monitor has Flicker-Free Technology, Low Blue Light mode and an anti-glare panel to ensure you can continuously enjoy a comfortable viewing experience.”

Contact: Exertis, GNR Tech, Ingram Micro, Midwich, Westcoast

BenQ GW2780 Monitor

Specs: Screen size: 27”, Resolution (max.): 1920×1080, Response Time: 8ms, 5ms (GtG), Refresh Rate: 60Hz, Aspect Ratio: 16:9, Display Colours: 16.7 million colours, Colour Gamut: 72% NTSC, Built-in Speaker: 2Wx2, EyeCare: Brightness Intelligence (B.I.), Flicker-free Technology, Low Blue Light.

“The elegant design of the BenQ GW2780 27” monitor combined with its high-tech specification, provides home offices with a professional display at an affordable price. With an ultra-slim bezel, the GW2780 FHD 1080p resolution IPS panel achieves 60/75Hz refresh rate and 1ms GTG response rate for stunning image reproduction and smooth gameplay. Featuring BenQ’s exclusive Eye-Care™ Technology, Low Blue Light and Flicker-Free performance, extended viewing can be enjoyed in comfort. Its built-in Brightness Intelligence Technology (B.I. Sensor) monitors ambient light and adjusts screen brightness levels automatically. Features also include built-in speakers and hidden cable management for its HDMI, DisplayPort and VGA inputs.”

Contact: BenQ

Poly Voyager 8200 UC

Specs list (50 words max): Soft ear cushions, 24 hours listen time or 20 hours talk time, Bluetooth range of up to 98ft/30m, four mic boomless design, multi-device connectivity and Active Noise Cancelling (ANC). Smart sensor technology, OpenMic to hear surroundings without taking the headset off, dynamic mute alert, call answer/end/ redial and volume control buttons.

“Whether you’re in an open office or on a crowded flight, taking calls or listening to music, the boomless Voyager 8200 UC headset with soft ear cushions and in-built ANC let users focus on what’s important, in comfort and style. Smart sensors allow users to answer calls by simply putting on the headset and automatically mute or pause music when they’re taken off. Users can also seamlessly connect to their PC, smartphone, tablet or Bluetooth desk phone and walk and talk while on a call with 98ft/300m wireless range. Regain concentration anytime, anywhere.”

Contact: Poly

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Specs: 13.3in Sharp IGZO screen with 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, Intel 10th Gen Core processors, Intel Iris Plus/Intel UHD Graphics, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) wireless plus Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, 2 x USB Type-A 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, microSD card reader, combo mic/audio, 870g.

“The Portégé X30L-G is the world’s lightest 13.3” fully featured business laptop with Intel 10th generation processors. Uniquely designed for portability yet packed with features to enhance connectivity, performance, security and user experience, the new device meets and exceeds Microsoft’s Modern Device standard, the benchmark for modern computing devices. The Portégé X30L-G has been engineered to be the perfect companion for the modern day professional, both in the office and on the move. Balancing mobility and durability, its magnesium chassis is incredibly light but also robust, having been carefully engineered for rigidity.”

“The Portégé X30L-G is a testament to our engineers and their ability to pack powerful business-oriented components into increasingly compact devices”, commented Damian Jaume, President, Dynabook Europe GmbH. “The next generation of lightweight devices is here and we’re excited to be at the forefront of this innovation.”

HANNspree HT248PPB QHD Monitor

Specs: 23.8″, P-Cap 10-Point Touch, 1920×1080, 178 °/ 178 ° Ultra-Wide Viewing Angle, Hardness ≥7H, Display Port + HDMI + VGA Inputs, HUB USB 3.0, Edge-to-Edge Glass and Ultra-Slim Design, Built-in Stereo Speakers, VESA, Ergonomic Smart adjustable stand, Orientation: Landscape, Portrait.

Martin Kent, Territory Manager, HANNspree UK – “The 23.8” HT248PPB combines practicality, design and performance to deliver you a professional touch monitor for work and play. Advanced 10-point projected capacitive touch control delivers a high-end multi-touch experience with highly responsive touch directions, and you can even share screen interaction of today’s touch enabled applications. Featuring a 7H hardness rated glass surface, this monitor is designed to withstand the rigors associated with intensive touch activities. The tough screen provides defence against impact, scratches and dirt, provides durability without effecting touch performance to ensure a long-life while delivering the perfect touch experience. The new HT248PPB hosts a triple input interface and offers further connectivity with a 3.0 USB HUB increasing the range of external hardware that it is ready to partner with.”

Contact: Exertis, GNR Tech, Ingram Micro, Midwich, Westcoast

Trust ClassicLine Keyboard

Specs:USB Interface, Wired Connectivity, UK Layout, Numeric Keypad, 3-year warranty.

“The Trust ClassicLine is a keyboard with full size and classic key layout for comfortable and quiet typing. The device is wired so is simply plugged-in to start with no software required.. The keyboard features dedicated keys for power, wake and sleep and is spill-resistant; offering protection from liquids. The cable is 1.8m cable length.”

Contact: Misco

Hama EMW-500 Vertical Ergonomic Mouse

 

Specs: Natural pain-free position, relieves strain, 2.4GHz radio signal transmission, 8m wireless range, 6 buttons incl scroll wheel, USB nano receiver, 1000/1400/1800dpi switchable sensitivity, smart-link, low energy consumption, 8.6 x 11.5 x 7.1cm, Windows 10/8/7 compatible.

“With its unique vertical design, the Hama EMW-500 recognises the importance of hand posture in achieving pain-free, ergonomic operation in the workplace. Often focusing on correct positioning of the neck and back, everyday strains on tendons, muscles and circulation in the hand from hours of desktop working regularly gets overlooked. The EMW-500 naturally adapts the hand position for a more relaxed grip that can help relieve tension and strain from the shoulder to the wrist, whilst permitting smooth and precise control through a high-resolution optical sensor, switchable dpi sensitivity and 8m wireless range.”

Contact: Hama UK

Zoostorm Delta L12 Performance PC

Specs: Intel Core i7-9700, 16GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM, 500GB M.2 SSD, Windows 10 Pro.

“This small form factor solution features a powerful Intel 9th Generation i7 CPU with UHD 630 Graphics which provide a performance orientated compact system that can be deployed as a cost effective standalone unit for home and business power users or as part of a larger estate for businesses with high specification requirements.”

Contact: VIP UK

ASUS ZenBook Duo UX481

Specs: 14” FHD Primary Display with Secondary 12.2” touch ScreenPad Plus, 10th Gen Intel Core i7, Nvidia NX250 GPU, 512GB SSD, 16GB DDR4 RAM, Ergolift Hinge for advanced cooling.

“With its revolutionary new form factor, the UX481 is perfect companion to work from anywhere. The ScreenPad plus can work with any application and can run up to 3 more windows of content meaning you can multitask and maximise efficiency even when away from desktop extras like external monitors. Coupled with Intel’s latest processors and a discrete GPU, the ZenBook Duo can crunch through any task you could possibly throw at it in a professional environment to deliver an all round outstanding remote working solution.”

Contact: Exertis

Philips 346B1C Curved UltraWide LCD Monitor

Specs: 34” curved UltraWide display in 21:9 format, VA panel with WQHD (3440 x 1440), Built-in KVM switch to easily switch between sources, USB-C docking station with power delivery up to 90 W.

“The Philips B line 34” curved UltraWide display gives a wrap-around view of your work. Enjoy enhanced connectivity – control two separate PCs with a single monitor-keyboard-mouse setup via the MultiClient Integrate KVM switch and connect all your peripherals like your keyboard, mouse and your RJ-45 Ethernet cable to the convenient monitor’s USB-C docking station. Ergonomic stand design and eye comfort features with TUV certified to reduce eye fatigue make for optimal working conditions.”

Contact: Exertis, Midwich, Tech Data, VIP UK

piXL Frameless Full HD Widescreen LED Monitor

Specs: Vivid colours, 24” display, frameless design, 5ms response time, 1920 x 1080p full HD LED, widescreen.

“The zero-frame design maximises its viewing area and provides more seamless viewing experience for multi-monitor setups. Its slim profile keeps your workspace clear using its simple, stylish stand. Turn it on and the crystal-clear 1920 x 1080p full HD LED widescreen looks crisp, even from a distance. Connecting via HDMI provides the best possible picture quality across all media, from games and web- browsing, to films and picture editing. piXL monitors also conform to the latest environmental standards and come with a 2-year warranty as standard.”

Contact: Target Components

Compoint (By Dynamode) Keyboard and Mouse bundle

Specs: Full-sized UK keyboard with Windows shortcut keys, Bundled 3-button, hi-res optical USB mouse, Generous length USB cables on both devices, Excellent tactile feedback – 10 million keystrokes approx., Ideal for Windows, Mac, Linux – PnP design, Low cost bundle – Retail packaging.

“The Compoint CP-KM9014 USB keyboard and mouse bundle offers both a really competitive price point when compared with other similar quality products and gives both retailers and end-users an excellent price advantage in this sector. Excellent quality, hi-res optical mouse and a full-size keyboard with numeric pad means its ideal for all computing sectors, business, education, healthcare and of course general home user input devices. With attractive, retail packaging in a newly-styled, slimline box means its cost and effective for delivery while at the same time giving the Compoint bundle a quality feel and experience.”

Contact: Exertis

Hama HS-USB300 PC Office Headset

Specs: Padded earpads and headband, adjustable microphone arm, in-line volume and remote, mute button, single-sided 2m cable, USB connection, 40mm speaker diameter, Frequency Range: 20Hz – 20 kHZ.

“Hama HS-USB300 PC Headset puts an end to sore ears and poor-quality audio for online conferences and conversations. The deluxe cushioned headset comes with padded ear cushions and headband for long wear comfort throughout the workday, in addition to adjustable microphone arm for optimal positioning during voice communications. Designed specifically for PC use, a USB-A connector allows immediate connection and set-up, with users accessing the integrated in-line remote for convenient adjustment of volume and instant mute of sound.”

Contact: Hama UK

AOC M2470SWH Widescreen LED Monitor

Specs: 5ms response time, 50M:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 250cd/ m2 Brightness, 1920×1080 Resolution, 1x Analogue Input, 2x HDMI Input.

“With Full HD resolution and high contrast ratios, the 23.6-inch M2470SWH display offers brilliant picture quality and sharp, clear imagery – even on the darkest areas of the screen. A perfect monitor for a range of home computing requirements and business use. Its advanced MVA panel technology delivers ultra-wide viewing angles of 178 degrees to ensure you’ll see every detail, no matter where you’re sitting. The integrated VGA and HDMI ports make it easy to connect your computer, media center and more.”

Contact: VIP UK

Trust Optical Mouse

Specs: Wired Connectivity, Right and left-handed, Optical, 3 buttons, Scrolling wheel, USB cable included, 2-year warranty.

“The Trust optical mouse is a three button basic optical mouse with advanced optical sensor for high precision. Furthermore, the mouse is plug and play, so installing the driver isn’t required. This mouse is suitable for both left and right handed users.”

Contact: Misco

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