HP Inc. has unveiled a new set of PCs and peripherals—as well as enhanced remote management functionality—for the hybrid workplace.
Introduced during the HP Amplify Executive Forum event, which takes place today in Palo Alto, Calif., the new notebook, all-in-one, display, and webcam are all designed to help knowledge workers and IT professionals address the unique demands of staying productive and secure both at home and in the office.
“Hybrid challenges are not the same as remote work challenges,” says Guayente Sanmartin, HP’s general manager and global head of commercial systems and displays solutions. “We don’t want to compromise any of our flexibility, and we demand to be able to show up on our own terms, because the future of work with the right tool will make us all happier.”
HP’s newest notebook, the Dragonfly Folio G3, aims to be the right tool for what the company calls “mobile trailblazers.” Equipped with 12th Generation Intel Core processors, up to 32 GB of LPDDR5 memory, and up to 2TB of high-capacity storage, the system features a “pull-forward” display that users can position like a traditional laptop for writing and editing or like a tablet for watching video and inking with the unit’s magnetically attached pen.
“We designed the HP portfolio for hands-on visual collaborative thinkers who love to create, capture, and share ideas wherever they strike,” says Yolanda Rivas, HP’s senior director of commercial notebooks product management.
The device’s 13.5-inch OLED touchscreen display features a 3:2 aspect ratio, blue light filtering technology to prevent eye strain, and HP’s Adaptive Color technology. “This means you can see colors as they should be, regardless of light conditions inside or outside,” Rivas says.
The display also offers automatic screen dimming that lowers the panel’s brightness whenever the user looks away. “When you’re in a conference room looking at the big screen or talking to someone that approaches at your desk, you’re actually conserving battery,” Rivas says.
Collaboration features include AI-based noise filtering, microphones engineered to capture 360-degree sound up to three meters away, and an 8MP camera with a 100-degree field of view. “It gives you even more room to stand up and move,” Rivas notes, and also lets two people appear fully in frame simultaneously. Privacy alert technology enables the camera to hide content when it detects someone looking over the user’s shoulder.
Users can run the device in a “performance mode” that maximizes processing speed, a “quiet mode” that minimizes noise, and a “cool mode” for when the unit’s on their lap. A magnesium base also keeps the device cool, HP says, while a “leatherlike” top cover adds a premium look and feel.
The HP Dragonfly Folio G3 is available immediately for $2,379 and up.
Scheduled to ship next month at a starting price of $2,119, the new HP 34-inch all-in-one supports dual video streams via a pair of movable, magnetically attached 16MP cameras that let users broadcast two video streams at once.
“You can show yourself in your work professionally and seamlessly with a rich multimedia experience that really brings your projects to life,” says Gretchen Irlon, director of education and commercial desktops product management at HP. The manufacturer says the system’s 5K 21x9 WUHD monitor is the first in a commercial AiO with 500 NIT brightness.