HP Announces New Midmarket Business PCs and Workstations

Posted on April 16, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Hardware, Windows 10 with 5 Comments

HP today announced new mid-range EliteBook laptops, Z Book portable workstations, and a 32-inch business-class display.

“To achieve a culture of innovation, companies everywhere are focused on driving employee engagement and satisfaction, and the technology they deploy plays a significant role,” HP’s Andy Rhodes said in a prepared statement. “We are helping businesses build the office of the future by delivering superior technology experiences that empower and delight today’s workers, while providing IT departments next-generation endpoint security to confidently face the threats of tomorrow.”

HP’s new business PCs were announced as part of the firm’s annual EMEA Innovation Summit in Barcelona, Spain. They include:

HP EliteBook 830/840/850 G6. The 6th-generation EliteBook 800-series laptops come in three display sizes—13-, 14, and 15.6-inches—and delivers much of the quality and functionality from the more premium EliteBook 1000 series at lower price points. Each provides faster processors and brighter screens than before and enhanced connectivity, including gigabit-class 4G.

HP EliteBook x360 G6. The latest EliteBook x360 looks and works much like the 800-series but provides a convertible form factor with four functional usage modes and HP Smart Pen support.

HP ZBook 14u/15u G6 Mobile Workstation. HP’s new mobile workstations deliver high-performance Intel processors, 32 GB of RAM, 128 to 2 GB of fast SSD storage and come in a 14- or 15.6-inch UHD IPS display.

HP EliteDisplay E324q. This 31.5-inch QHD display offers three-sided micro-edges, a four-way ergonomic designed, and HDMI, DisplayPort, and USB-C inputs.

In addition to the hardware, HP also announced an AI-based malware defense solution called Sure Sense that expands on its already comprehensive suite of business-focused security software and services. Sure Sense will ship on the HP EliteBook 800 G6 series and ZBook 14u/15u, and will presumably be made available on other business-class HP PCs as well. It works well alongside existing anti-malware solutions, according to HP.

Each of these new offerings will ship between May and June, HP says.

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