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HP Inc. has introduced bold new additions to its Personal Systems portfolio that enable more natural and intuitive experiences across work and life. Today’s PC users lead busy on-the-go lifestyles and demand beautiful designs and seamless productivity that allows them the freedom for inspiration and the exchange of ideas.

With this in mind, HP is delivering the new HP Envy Wood Series, delighting customers with thoughtful, personal, and sophisticated designs. HP’s latest HP EliteBook 1000 series – including the HP EliteBook x360 1040 G6 with up to 24 hours of battery life – and powerful ZBooks redefine modern workstyles for mobility, versatility, and productivity. And HP further elevates the world’s most comprehensive commercial VR solutions portfolio with the HP VR backpack.

“Today’s consumers, workers, and creators desire products that provide authentic and personalised experiences that adapt to the way they work and live,” said Anne-Sophie Hadberg, General Manager, EMEA Personal Systems Business, HP Inc. “Our newest additions to the HP portfolio – premium EliteBooks, powerful Z workstations, immersive VR, and premium one-of-a-kind ENVY PCs – is why HP leads the way in creating the world’s most exciting devices and intelligent solutions.”

Personalisation for Consumers

Expanding on the innovative use of unique materials like the use of leather in the HP Spectre Folio, HP is delivering the world’s first convertible PCs with authentic wood1. The HP Envy 13, HP Envy x360 13, HP Envy x360 15 and the HP Envy 17 Wood Series builds on the durability and performance of the previously announced metal versions, but feature a choice of all new, next-gen Intel Core processors or 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors with Radeon Vega Graphics.

Each PC is accented with one-of-a-kind authentic wood inlay in two exquisite combinations: Nightfall Black with Natural Walnut, or Natural Silver with Pale Birch. The HP Envy Wood Series includes features like Amazon’s Alexa Service, Modern Standby, Wake on Voice, Wake on Fingerprint reader, along with privacy and peace-of-mind with HP Sure View and the HP Webcam Kill Switch solution.

The new laptops can be paired with the stylish HP Envy Uptown Tote, for added protection, mobility, and RFID security. For seamless and intuitive connection to dual 4K monitors, network, and accessories, the HP Thunderbolt Dock G2 with HDMI Adapter allows for full power, productivity and device expansion that works across HP and other non-HP laptops through a single USB-C cable connection.

Designed for All Workstyles

The next generation of HP’s EliteBook PCs are designed for mobile business leaders who require premium, and enterprise secure experiences whenever inspiration strikes. HP continues to raise the bar as the world’s most secure and manageable PC provider by adding HP Sure Sense to the new EliteBook and ZBook line-up. Co-engineered with Deep Instinct, HP Sure Sense offers customers PCs with deep learning malware protection built-in. This leap forward in security innovation complements HP’s broad stack of hardware-enforced security.

Solutions announced today:

The HP Elite x2 G4 turns heads with style and versatility with its ultra-mobile design and authentic craftsmanship. It is the world’s first business detachable with a leather keyboard folio, offers superb privacy as the world’s first business detachable with integrated dual camera privacy shutter, and is the world’s only business detachable with privacy screen.

The HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 raises the bar for productivity anywhere as the world’s smallest and lightest business convertible with next-generation connectivity Gigabit Class 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.

The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G6 offers the world’s longest battery life in a 14-inch business convertible under three pounds with up to 24 hours of battery life5. Work where inspiration takes you with world’s only outdoor viewable display in a 14-inch diagonal business convertible and new 4K HDR screen option and have the power for productivity with the world’s only 14-inch business convertible to support 32 GB system memory.

Natural handwriting on both the HP Elite x2 and full-line of HP Elite convertibles with the optional HP Rechargeable Active Pen G3 for the world’s most precise writing experience, made possible by engineering the lowest starting pressure ever in a PC active pen.

The HP Mini-In-One 24 maximises desktop experiences allowing you to work naturally and freely with the world’s most secure modular AiO with a display that fully encloses, secures, and powers a 65W ultra small form factor PC. The Mini-In-One display pairs seamlessly with the new HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Desktop Mini PC to enable clean desk aesthetics and the security of an all-in-one experience.

Make touching down at the office easy and intuitive by creating a comfortable workspace with universal USB-C™ or legacy USB-A connectivity for PCs or peripherals. The HP EliteDisplay E223d and the HP EliteDisplay E273d docking monitors fit naturally for tailored workspaces to deliver video, data, and power over a single USB-C™ cable. The HP USB-C™ Dock G5 and the HP USB-C/A Universal Dock G2 also offer enhanced system network manageability for PCs in any power state.

Power for Designers and Creators

Designers and creators are redefining the world around us and demand the best technology to solve complex problems, which require more powerful, high-performance solutions previously only found in desktops workstations. The next generation HP ZBook 15 G6 and HP ZBook 17 G6 are the ultimate laptops for architects, designers, video editors, and VR creators who need desktop performance and power with the freedom to work wherever and whenever. With the choice of 9th Gen Intel® Core™ and Intel® Xeon® processors, and next generation NVIDIA® Quadro RTX graphics, the new ZBooks power demanding workflows including 3D design and VR. Both ZBooks offer tool-less expandability to upgrade memory and storage in seconds. The ZBook 17 G6 – the world’s most powerful mobile workstation – achieves full, unthrottled performance for simulation and GPU rendering. For color-critical workflows it features the world’s first 17-inch mobile workstation display with 100 per cent DCI-P3, giving access to even more colors.

For architects, product developers, and creative professionals who require high performance computing and expandability that fits in increasingly smaller workspaces, HP is introducing powerful entry workstations – HP Z1 Entry Tower G5, HP Z2 Mini G4, HP Z2 Small Form Factor G4, and HP Z2 Tower G4. The new HP Z2 Tower, the world’s most powerful and expandable entry workstation, has been redesigned to provide two times the graphics power, and an epic 41 per cent more processing power over the previous generation. This enables creators to confidently tackle complex workloads like rendering photo-realistic 3D models and scenes with full performance and whisper-quiet acoustics.

To give creators new ways to leverage VR in their workflows, the new HP VR Backpack is the ultimate machine for both VR creation and consumption. Specifically designed to tackle VR engines including Unreal and Unity, the VR solution provides incredible shading and framerate support for more natural rending. Powered by 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 and Nvidia® GeForce® RTX 2080, the VR Backpack provides a 30 per cent performance boost and 25 per cent more powerful graphics over the previous generation. The free-roam tetherless experience is designed to address the needs of multi-user entertainment venues, architectural walk-throughs, and design simulations. While docked or VESA mounted, the VR Backpack acts as a powerful, super-slim desktop ready for intensive design work.

Pricing and Availability

  • The HP Envy Wood Series portfolio is expected to be available in Autumn 2019. Pricing will be shared closer to availability for South Africa.
  • The HP Envy Uptown Tote is expected to be available in EMEA. Pricing will be shared closer to availability for South Africa.
  • The HP Thunderbolt Dock G2 with HDMI Adapter is expected to be available in EMEA later this summer. Pricing will be shared closer to availability for South Africa.
  • The HP Elite x2 G4 is expected to be available in EMEA in August. Pricing will be shared closer to availability for South Africa.
  • The HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 is expected to be available in EMEA in September. Pricing will be shared closer to availability for South Africa.
  • The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G6 is expected to be available in EMEA in July. Pricing will be shared closer to availability for South Africa.
  • The HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Desktop Mini is expected to be available in EMEA in July. Pricing will be shared closer to availability for South Africa.
  • The HP Active Pen G3 is expected to be available later this summer. Pricing will be confirmed closer to availability.
  • The HP EliteDisplay E223d Docking Monitor is expected to be available in EMEA in June. Pricing will be shared closer to availability for South Africa.
  • The HP EliteDisplay E273d Docking Monitor is expected to be available in EMEA in July. Pricing will be shared closer to availability for South Africa.
  • The HP Mini-In-One 24 Display is expected to be available in EMEA in later this year. Pricing will be shared closer to availability for South Africa.
  • The HP USB-C™Dock G5 is expected to be available later this summer for a starting price. Pricing will be shared closer to availability for South Africa.
  • The HP USB-C/A Universal Dock G2 is expected to be available later this summer. Pricing will be shared closer to availability for South Africa.
  • The HP VR Backpack is expected to be available in EMEA this summer for a starting price of €3,900.
  • The HP ZBook Mobile Workstations are expected to be available in EMEA. Pricing will be shared closer to availability for South Africa.
  • The HP Z1 Desktop Entry Tower is expected to be available in EMEA in July. Pricing will be shared closer to availability for South Africa.


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