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HP debuts enterprise hybrid notebook-tablet and glut of PCs for SMBs

HP’s enterprise notebook offerings has been significantly enhanced with news of a new detachable two-in-one notebook PC and range of HP Elite devices that are targeted at different ends of the business spectrum.

The HP Pro x2 612 gives businesses a fully functional hybrid that has the security required to make it reliable whereas the HP Elite 700 series brings notebooks and desktops that are designed to give small and medium-sized business optimal performance.

“While the use of technology in business has allowed a blurring of the line that separates work and life, many European businesses still use outdated technology that does not deliver a satisfying experience to its employees,” said Kobi Elbaz, vice president, Commercial Personal Systems, Printing and Personal Systems Group, HP EMEA. “HP continues to innovate secure business devices that allow employees to be productive and stylish wherever work – or life – takes them.”

HP’s Pro x2 612 comes with a 12.5in full HD display and a range of Intel Core i5/i7 processor options including vPro and has reputable mobile security credentials including HP BIOS HP Client Security, HP Sure Start, Smart Card Reader, HP TPM, and an optional fingerprint reader.

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The tablet slots into the Power Keyboard that includes a battery, which is combined with the tablet’s battery to provide as much as 14 hours and 15 minutes of life, as well as a number of ports. The device can also be paired with a soft keyboard and it is priced from €899 [£730].

HP’s new Elite 700 range is made up of a total of nine different notebooks and desktop PCs that will fit a number of different requirements.

The EliteBook 700 series contains three different notebooks that are all powered by AMD processors. The way each differs is in the screen department with the EliteBook 725 retaining a 12.5in screen, EliteBook 745 a 14in screen, and the EliteBook 755 has a 15.6in display, pricing starting at €749 [£608]. There will also be three Intel versions [EliteBook 720, 740, and 750] that will come out in September.

Next comes the Elite 700 series desktop PCs with AMD processors that is headed by the HP EliteOne 700 all-in-one [AIO] with a 23in full HD display, support for three external displays, and the promise that it will increase productivity by up to 35 per cent. It will also be out in September with pricing confirmed at a later date.

Lastly the HP EliteDesk 700 is offered in three different configurations including a Microtower and Small Form Factor machines that have AMD or Intel processors, and both will be released in November.