Eyes-off with HP's Sure View active laptop display privacy filter

In order to help protect sensitive info from prying eyes, HP has a new option for laptop customers called "Sure View". Available for the HP EliteBook 840 G3 and EliteBook 1040 G3 Sure View is an integrated privacy screen will make the display's content appear dark to those around the laptop. Users simply press the fn + f2 keys to immediately transition the PC to privacy mode, which reduces up to 95 percent of visible light when viewed at an angle. Watch our hands-on video to see it in action!

HP Sure View helps users work more confidently from public locations without fear of data on the screen being exposed to others. There are existing solutions which let you add a separate layer on top of displays for added privacy, but Sure View is more convenient since it's already built-in and can be switched off when not needed. This solution will be handy especially in the healthcare, public sector, and finance industries.

We like that the privacy mode can be enabled or disabled with the function keys. Since the screen noticeably gets darker (even when viewed straight on) when Sure View is enabled, you can easily turn it off when heightened security isn't required.

Sure View was developed in partnership with 3M, which has more than 20 years of optical films technology experience. It is expected to be available in September as an option on the HP EliteBook 1040 Full HD touch and non-touch versions and the HP EliteBook 840. They will be the world's first PCS with integrated privacy screens.

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How do you feel about HP Sure View? Would you want an integrated privacy screen on your next laptop? Let us know in the comments!

Mark Guim

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