HP Unveil New 2-in-1 Business Laptop & ‘Dual-PC’ 4K Monitor
HP has unveiled a new ‘2-in-1’ business-oriented Elite Dragonfly laptop, plus an innovative S430c ‘dual-PC’ 4K curved ultrawide monitor.
Starting with the Elite Dragonfly, HP is reinventing the business laptop with its lightweight 13-inch 360-degree tablet convertible design.
Expected to be available for order in mid-November, the HP Elite Dragonfly will start at $2699 for the titular ‘Dragonfly Blue’ colour, with silver models expected later.
The webcam has an integrated privacy shutter to compliment the three levels of hardware based-security that protects the computers BIOS and firmware.
Plus the screen can block readability at certain angles to prevent people from eavesdropping when sitting closeby.
Also included is “wellbeing software” designed to remind the user to take regular breaks.
For the environment-conscious, HP has added “ocean-bound plastics” under the keyboard to minimise typing noise.
“HP innovation is moving businesses beyond the status quo with incredibly light, powerful, and highly secure PC designs and a connected ecosystem for next-generation workplaces,” said Alex Cho, President, Personal Systems at HP.
Mr Cho sees the modern business PC as a device that provides freedom and adaptability to transform ‘how and where today’s business professionals work’.
Freedom is undoubtedly at the forefront for HP’s new 4K curved ultrawide monitor that allows you to control two PCs simultaneously with a single mouse and keyboard.
The 43.4-inch HP S430c curved ultrawide monitor is priced at $999 (USD) for a 4 November sale date.
While the monitor is not the most stunning or attractive display, its compelling ‘dual-pc’ feature is its main selling point.
The monitor allows for two devices to be displayed at once on both sides of the screen, essentially forming two 24-inch monitors side by side.
Though picture-in-picture modes have been available on previous monitors, what sets the HP S430c apart is the HP DeviceBridge software.
The proprietary software built into the display’s processor allows file transfer between two machines by drag and drop.
Utilising the devices respective USB-C connections, the monitor seamlessly connects two PCs together.
Windows, macOS, Linux and Android devices are all supported by the DeviceBridge software, although curiously iOS support is missing.
HDR support is also absent from the device, though the 4K resolution and 60Hz refresh rate with 99% of the sRGB colour spectrum should be enough for content creators and business professionals.
Display brightness reaches up to 350 nits, which is expanded by the anti-glare finish for clear viewing under harsh lighting conditions.
For fans of Windows Hello, HP has also included a pop-up IR camera for that added bit of security.
If your workspace requires more than one device or two different operating systems, the new HP S430c is an innovative way to clear desk clutter and improve connectivity across your devices.
Or if you’re in the market for a new business laptop with the latest privacy and tech features, then look no further than HP’s Elite Dragonfly.