HP channels mobility with new range
HP New Zealand has announced the next generation of products for its mobile workforces. The HP Elite x3, HP Elite x2 1012, HP EliteBook Folio and the HP ZBook Studio G3 Workstation have all been designed to help professionals work out of the office and keep them up to date with the latest technology.
Grant Hopkins, managing director at HP New Zealand, believes that mobility is about transforming the workplace through specific purpose-built devices and industry-specific solutions that can be tailored to all sectors such as construction, education and healthcare.
“In the last three to five years we have seen a huge increase in hot-desking and those who work out of the office across our corporate customers. This was also a clear theme in the recent Future of Work initiative, which concluded workers of all generations want flexible working conditions and a flexible working environment.
"This is twice as prevalent for younger workers and we anticipate this will be a growing trend. We at HP want to provide New Zealanders with the right tools to work from anywhere," Hopkins says.
The HP Elite x3 is a business phablet that combines PC power, tablet portability and smartphone connectivity into one device. The x3 will revolutionise mobile computing through seamless multi-screen transitions between desktop and phone through a specially-built docking station.
The HP Elite x2 1012 is a tablet packing the power of a notebook, which the company says is a better and more efficient way of collaboration and content creation. The x2 will come with the HP Active Pen and App Launch.
The HP EliteBook Folio is HP's thinnest, sleekest and lightest two-in-one business tablet/business notebook, designed for business professionals on the go. The EliteBook Folio is 21% thinner than the previous model and weighs under one kilogram.
The HP ZBook Studio G3 Workstation is HP's most powerful quad core Ultrabook, as well as the slimmest. The company says the Workstation will provide performance, innovative features and it will be the most reliable that its predecessors. The Workstation has the specs to be trusted by designers, architects and engineers.
Below are New Zealand pricing and release dates for HP's range, all available through leading resellers:
- HP Elite x3 details will be announced in late 2016
- HP Elite x2 G1 is available now. Prices start at $1,999.00 excluding GST
- HP EliteBook Folio G1 is available now. Prices start at $2,595.00 excluding GST
- HP ZBook Studio G3 is available now. Prices start at $4,150.00 excluding GST
- HP ZBook 15u is available now. Prices start at $2,490.00 excluding GST
- HP ZBook 15 G3 is available now. Prices start at $3,200.00 excluding GST
- HP ZBook 17 G3 is available now. Prices start at $3,495.00 excluding GST
- HP ZBook Dock with Thunderbolt 3 is planned available now, starting at $370.00 excluding GST.