In line with the ongoing shift in workplace strategies, HP on Wednesday introduced a new hybrid line of computers and workplace accessories at CES 2023 to meet the growing needs of displaced workers.
The hybrid design provides users with greater flexibility and freedom in their personal lives. However, according to Alex Cho, president of Personal Systems at HP, it also brings its own set of challenges for people to stay productive and connected with others. The company addresses those matters with designs to meet the demands and needs of a hybrid work and lifestyle.
To help take productivity to the next level, HP announces its new Dragonfly Pro portfolio for freelancers, a line of innovative monitors, Poly Voyager Free 60 Series pro-grade wireless earbuds, redefining audio experiences To pick up, the HP 620/625 FHD webcam, and a rechargeable mouse with extended battery life.
dragonfly pro chromebook
With the freelancer community expected to exceed 50% of the total US workforce by 2027, HP’s Dragonfly brand technology gives freelancers a surefire path to enhanced experiences around multitasking and heavy workloads. The new HP Dragonfly Pro portfolio helps reduce friction in users’ lives with powerful audio, camera, touchscreen, all-day battery life and 24/7 live concierge support and services for seamless productivity.
The Dragonfly Pro Chromebook, with its 14″ display, is designed for people who are constantly connected to the Internet, want an easy-to-use device with premium features and design, and enjoy a wide variety of content on the go consume. This clamshell chromebook features an 8 MP user-facing camera and a bright 1,200-nit touchscreen display.
It’s Intel Evo-Verified for fast performance, connectivity and charging – and offers seamless pairing between phone and device, a standard Chromebook feature.
Dragonfly Pro Chromebook | Image credits: HP
The new HP Dragonfly Pro was co-engineered with AMD, using the company’s Adaptive Platform Management framework, which optimizes performance in real-world productivity scenarios. It is also the first HP device to feature one-touch access to HP 24/7 live concierge support directly through one of four hotkeys.
Control Center hotkeys allow quick access to the most common device settings. A camera hotkey lets a user easily adjust camera settings, and a fourth key is customizable to improve workflow or allow simpler navigation. The Dragonfly Pro Chromebook will be available in Ceramic White (shown above) and Sparkling Black.
Three new options for collaboration
In addition to Chromebooks, HP introduced the Dragonfly G4, EliteBook 1040 G10 and Elite x360 1040 G10 to deliver better collaboration experiences with intuitive videoconferencing innovations to support hybrid work. This includes:
- multi-camera experience to support dual video streams and camera switching to display faces and an object or a whiteboard simultaneously, picture-in-picture or side-by-side;
- select auto camera Uses intelligent face tracking to identify which camera the user is facing to keep the audience engaged without breaking eye contact;
- HP Keystone Improvements Enables whiteboard or physical document sharing by automatically cropping and flattening images from the camera feed with a single click; And
- hp b write back Allows users to switch their video feed to a still picture without interrupting meetings when a break is needed.
Dragonfly G4 Available Colors Natural Silver and Slate Blue | Image credits: HP
The latest HP Dragonfly and Elite 1000 Series PCs use 90% recycled magnesium in the enclosure case, 5% ocean-bound plastic in the speaker enclosure, and bio-circular materials such as cooking oil to help reduce waste.2 emissions.
Advanced Home Office Monitors
HP explains its new design line that enriching hybrid workspaces in the home or office is all about the right tools and technologies to reflect the preferred work style. Completing the PC ecosystem, HP announced new monitors, accessories and services. All monitors in this range are comprised of 90% recycled and renewable materials, such as coffee grounds and recycled aluminum.
With display sizes ranging from 21.5″ to 44.5″ diagonally, the HP E-Series G5 monitors blend into the home or office with sleek and elegant design. The series offers a variety of options to help hybrid workers stay focused and connected with 4K resolution on select models, curved and ultrawide screens, 99% sRGB, and matching accessories.
Shown from left to right are the HP monitors E-Series G5, E45c Curved, and M-Series FHD. Image credits: HP
HP’s Eye Ease feature reduces blue light exposure, and the ambient light sensor automatically adjusts screen brightness. HP E45c G5 Monitor is a 45″ Super UltraWide Dual QHD Curved Monitor which provides more immersive viewing experience. A new Virtual Dual Display feature provides the ability to replace two 24″ QHD monitors with one huge display.
For home workers, learners, and entertainment users, the HP M24h and M27h FHD monitors upgrade home setups with improved ergonomics to ensure perfect posture and viewing angles. It is also the first monitor series with an easy setup guide, accessible through the integrated display software.
Wireless Earbuds with Poly Audio Technology
HP also introduced the Poly Voyager Free 60 Series lineup of pro-grade wireless earbuds for the hybrid lifestyle. The new devices offer up to five hours of talk time with Adaptive Active Noise Canceling (ANC) and WindSmart technology to block out distracting background noise.
The standard version includes a charging case that provides an additional 10 hours of talk time. The Poly Voyager Free 60+ comes with a smart charging case that features an OLED touchscreen display with access to volume and mute functions, faster insights into battery life and call status, and a 3.5mm analog input for easy connection to in-flight entertainment systems Is. ,
Poly Voyager Free 60+ earbuds, smart charge case and accessories. Color options Sand White (shown here) and Carbon Black | Image credit: HP/Poly
These wireless earbuds come in Carbon Black or Sand White and feature a sleek, modern design for all-day comfort and flexibility. The Poly Lens mobile app lets users personalize their Poly device settings while IT teams can gain management and insight.
new webcam and mouse
The Zoom-certified 1080p HP 620/625 FHD webcam features dual noise-canceling microphones, an adjustable field of view, and video. These include auto focus, AI face framing and background light enhancement.
HP 620/625 FHD Webcam | Image credits: HP
The webcam saves precious seconds with Windows Hello facial recognition compatibility and captures all angles with 360-degree swivel and 90-degree tilt for added flexibility.
The webcam’s sustainability features include 71% post-consumer recycled plastic and 100% recyclable packaging.
The HP 710 Rechargeable Silent Mouse allows individuals to get work done with a compact ambidextrous design, silent clicks, and up to 90 days of battery life. Its six programmable buttons for custom shortcuts enable users to maximize their workflow and work across up to three saved devices with multi-OS compatibility.
HP 710 Rechargeable Silent Mouse | Image credits: HP
Built for the Intel Evo Laptop Accessories Program, the mouse provides reliable connectivity when paired with an Intel Evo laptop. The HP 710 is made from 60% post-consumer recycled plastic.
Availability and Pricing
HP’s new computer line for remote work and freelancers is expected to arrive on HP.com this spring. Pricing not yet available.
The E-Series G5 monitors are expected to be available in January at a starting price of $219, and the M-Series monitors are slated for this spring, starting at $209 — both on HP.com.
The Poly Voyager Free 60 Series earbuds are due in March on Poly.com and HP.com, starting at $299 — also available in a Microsoft Teams-certified version.
Look for the HP 620/625 FHD Webcam for $109.99 and the HP 710 Rechargeable Silent Mouse for $79.99 on HP.com in January.