HP reveals their concept for the ideal hybrid working environment

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Employees will spend their time between home and the office in the future, if they go into the office at all.

HP has launched a variety of new releases aimed at individuals looking for a more flexible way of working to address these changes, and TechRadar Pro was invited along to see what the business has in store.

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HP is best known for its computer equipment, and the company had a collection of new business laptops aimed at both enterprise and creative users at a fancy London venue dressed out to represent the hybrid working theme.

Going hybrid (and staying that way)

The new HP Envy 16, which is the company’s first 16-inch Envy model, is geared towards gig workers and creatives both. There’s a 12th-generation Intel Core i5, i7, or i9 processor inside, as well as 16GB or 32GB of RAM and up to 2TB of internal storage.

The Envy 16 has a large array of connections to keep you connected with whatever work devices you need, including two Thunderbolt 4, two USB-A, SD card, HDMI 2.1, and a headphone jack, giving practically everything you would need in a working day, along with Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2.

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There’s also a 17.3-inch Envy model that HP claims may be used as a desktop replacement, thanks to its 16:9 aspect ratio, which makes it suitable for a variety of tasks. Both new models include the HP Palette suite, which includes tools for quick wireless image sharing, face matching technology, and Duet, a tool that allows users to connect a secondary device to extend their workspace, such as while drawing or modelling.

The HP ZBook Studio G9 and the HP ZBook Power G9 are two new mobile workstations from HP, geared especially at creatives and artists but helpful across a variety of industries.

The former has CPUs up to an Intel Core i9 vPro CPU, as well as NVIDIA RTX A5500 or GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards, 64GB RAM, and 4TB storage to handle image or video-intensive workloads.

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The ZBook Power G9 (seen below) delivers a 15.6-inch display, up to an Intel Core i9 vPro CPU, 64GB RAM, and 8TB storage, as well as a 720p HD webcam and multiple USB and Thunderbolt connection ports at a more inexpensive price point.

The Z2 tiny G9 workstation is also new, and it appears to be a viable alternative to a standard PC tower for creatives and small enterprises. HP claims it has even been utilised in some datacenters as a cheaper storage and server alternative, packing a considerable amount of power and connection into a compact 8.3 x 8.6 x 2.7-inch form that should fit anyplace around the home or workplace.

The tiny workstation can accommodate up to eight displays and has customizable USB, DP, HDMI, VGA, and Thunderbolt ports, all of which are protected by HP Wolf Pro Security.

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Finally, video chats have become a part of many of us’s daily work lives, and HP wants to make it a little easier with its Presence platform, which works with HP’s Control and Control Plus devices to operate as a standalone hub for your meetings.

Users interact with the system via a 6- or 8-inch touchscreen that allows them to control every aspect of the meeting, from the attendee list to volume and lighting levels. The Control can be paired with the See 4K AI-Camera (seen above), a standalone (and standing) gadget that can automatically change lighting and frame levels to provide a crystal-clear vision.

The Control and Control Plus, which work with both Microsoft Teams and Zoom, are designed to fit into any office space and can even be swiftly unplugged if you need to relocate into another place for an impromptu meeting.

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So, with hybrid working on the rise, it appears that some organisations are now getting around to ensuring that we all have the tools we need to execute our jobs properly.

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