HP targets businesses with new Elite 1000 series PCs and collaboration tools

At its annual World Partner Forum today, HP took the wraps off of the latest entries in its commercial lineup of PCs and collaboration tools. Additions include new entries in the company's PC portfolio with the Elite 1000 series, as well as displays and more.

Among the most interesting additions are those to the EliteBook lineup, both of which combine some sleek styling with power. HP is calling the new EliteBook x360 1020 G2 the "world's thinnest and lightest business convertible." The 12.5-inch display can be equipped with HP's SureView privacy mode, and, as the name suggests, it can also be rotated into whatever position you need. Meanwhile, the EliteBook 1040 G4 take a more traditional laptop form factor with a 14-inch display in slim chassis. Both notebooks pack up to Intel's seventh-generation Core i7 processors and long battery life with fast charging.

HP Elite 1000 AiO

In addition to the two new notebook PCs, HP has also introduced the EliteOne 1000 AiO. With a trio of display sizes ranging from 23.8-inches to 27-inches or 34-inches, the EliteOne 1000 can pack up to a 4K resolution. As for internals, the AiO can be equipped with up to a seventh-generaton Intel Core i7 processor, up to 32GB of RAM, and 1.5TB of SSD storage. Other tidbits include a dual-facing pop-up 2MP webcam, dedicated video conferencing keys on the base, and Bang & Olufsen audio.

The new notebooks and AiO also include HP's new Phonewise feature, which the company says will allow you to respond to calls and texts through your PC.

HP Shareboard

Finally, HP is offering up new EliteDisplay monitors, including a Skype for Business certified conferencing display. The new HP ShareBoard brings a digitized whiteboard dry-erase board to the conference room, and the new Sprout Pro by HP G2 is being pitched as a meeting tool with its two touchscreens and dedicated inking space.

As for availability, HP expects most of its new offerings to be available later in September. The notebooks will start at a price of $1,379, while the AiO starts at $1,259. HP says its "collaboration solutions," which presumably include the Sprout and ShareBoard, will be available in December.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

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