HP Inc on Tuesday announced new premium PCs, offered Device-as-a-Service (DaaS) and launched a university to enhance skills of the companys 18,000 partner employees.
The announcements were made at the HP Reinvent Partner Forum, where the company introduced modular, all-in-one workstation designed for the modern workforce.
"As traditional boundaries between work and life go away, HP is focused on designing customer experiences that allow users to seamlessly transition between the two," said Alex Cho, Vice President and General Manager, Commercial PCs of HP Inc.
In 2015, Hewlett Packard was split into two, with HP Inc selling printers, personal computers and services while HP Enterprise (HPE) was spun off to focus on selling hardware like servers to businesses which were setting up data centres.
HP Inc has come out with DaaS, offering lifecycle services in an all-inclusive managed solution with per-seat, per-month cost, the company announced.
The benefit for customers would be to get a single source for hardware, support, and IT services in a one-price monthly.
DaaS would enhance efficiency and free up IT time and resources to drive business growth.
"DaaS is the only solution for customers and partners that provides the right lifecycle services tailored to individual needs," according to Bill Avey, Vice President and General Manager, Personal Systems Services of HP Inc.
Thomas Jensen, Vice President, Worldwide Channel Sales Strategy said the HP University would combine sales skills education, product training and certifications to enable partners to migrate to contractual and subscription sales.
The global programme would combines online and instructor-led training throughout 170 countries. Offered in 11 languages, the programme was piloted and tested with partners in three markets prior to deployment.
Jensen said that a "simple and clear education program and streamlined, effective operations" was aimed at "maximising growth and profitability".
New premium commercial notebooks and all-in-one
HP announced new premium commercial notebooks and an all-in-one (AiO), along with displays and accessories.
The HP Elite 1000 Series is engineered for work and play with thin and light designs, high performance, and bright displays - and, it's designed to handle the harshest environments. The Elite 1000 Series is optimized for collaboration and connectivity with built-in keys to manage calls at the touch of a button, Skype for Business certifications, Audio by Bang & Olufsen, HP Audio Boost, and HP Noise Cancellation for optimized audio and video. The devices are powered by Windows 10 OS.
A thin and light business convertible, this device features five different modes to maximize productivity, optional HP SureView - built-in privacy screen technology - and a display with an ultra-bright 700-nit display to handle a variety of lighting conditions whether indoors or out.
The HP EliteBook x360 1020 G2 is expected to be available in September for a starting price of $1,379.
The HP EliteBook 1040 G4 is an ultra-slim 14-inch business notebook that can manage the most demanding tasks with up to Intel Core i7 Quad Core Processors with vPro technology, optional WWAN, and long battery life.
The HP EliteBook 1040 G4 is expected to be available in September for a starting price of $1,379.
The HP EliteOne 1000 AiO is purpose-built for collaboration, featuring a 2 MP dual-facing pop-up webcam for video conferencing. This AiO gives you the power of a desktop with up to 7th Gen Intel Core i7 65W processors and optional Intel Optane memory (cache). Three display options - including a 23.8-inch FHD, 27-inch 4k display, and a 34-inch diagonal curved display - offer a customizable experience for video conferencing or watching a movie at home.
The HP EliteOne 1000 AiO G1 is expected to be available in September for a starting price of $1,259.
The newest line of HP EliteDisplays now feature a three-sided micro-edge bezel design that offers virtually seamless multi-monitor image continuity, along with the ability to dock a laptop directly to the monitor. The HP EliteDisplay E273m Conferencing Monitor is a Skype for Business certified display with easy connection to a laptop for on-the-fly collaborating with Audio by Bang & Olufsen, built-in microphone, and collaboration keys to control calls. HP EliteDisplays are available now for a starting price of $164.