HP introduced its newest Chromebook to help people stay connected, engaged, and productive, wherever their work takes them.
There has been a radical shift in the way work forces are distributed. Thirty-two percent of office employees expect to work from home in the foreseeable future and 26% expect to split their time between home and office. Additionally, 40% of IT professionals struggle with device procurement and management in this hybrid environment.
“Now more than ever, business users and the IT teams that support them want devices that are secure, easy to manage, and powerful enough for today’s multitasking and conferencing needs,” said Maulik Pandya, Vice President and General Manager of Cloud Client Group, HP Inc. “Our newest Chromebook is purpose-built to help people get work done, delivering productive and collaborative experiences for working around the home, in the office, or on-the-go.”
The HP Pro c640 G2 Chromebook is perfect for the mobile intensity of cloud-centric workstyles with 11th Gen Intel® processors and Intel® Iris® Xe graphics. Whether at home or in the office, users can multi-task across numerous web apps on multiple displays while video conferencing at the same time. They can stay productive without worrying about recharging during the work day with up to 12.5 hours of battery life, and can get up to 90% battery life in just 90 minutes with HP Fast Charge when more power is needed. The HP Pro c640 G2 Chromebook Enterprise includes the Chrome Enterprise Upgrade for simplified management and enhanced security for users and IT.
The newest HP Chromebook also features:
- A sleek, beautiful design that lasts. Experience rich visuals with 14-inch diagonal HD or optional FHD display, and interact with content on an optional touchscreen. Get work done anywhere with a lightweight device that is less than 16.5 mm thin at the hinges, while enjoying a refined aluminum design. Built to last, the device can withstand a variety of harsh environmental conditions and be sanitised with common household cleaning wipes; the keyboard is spill-resistant up to 11.8 oz (350 ml).
- Superb video and audio experiences. Collaborate virtually with colleagues and friends using the front-facing HD camera with an 88-degree viewing angle, coupled with dual microphones. Top-firing HP speakers, custom-tuned in collaboration with experts at Bang & Olufsen, deliver authentic and clear sound when on a conference call or watching a movie.
- Productivity that keeps up with the workday. Stay connected and work at high connection speeds with 2×2 gigabit data rate Wi-Fi 6and HP Extended Range Wireless LAN, and keep up with apps, photos, videos, and presentations with up to 16 GB memory and 256 GB SSD options. The glass touchpad provides smooth input and navigation experiences and the keyboard has been redesigned in a dark flint color for better readability; the optional backlight makes it easier to type in low-light environments.
- Enterprise-grade security and manageability. Keep device and user data secure with Chrome OS auto updates, built-in anti-virus protection, HP Privacy Camera, and optional fingerprint sensors.
“Powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics, HP’s Pro 640 G2 Chromebook Enterprise empowers people to take on their workdays and experience rich media and visuals for the best collaboration, productivity, and creation experiences,” said Josh Newman, Vice President, Client Computing Group, General Manager, Mobile Innovation, Intel. “Our 11th Gen Intel Core processors also deliver the performance needed to enable seamless multi-tasking across apps, and integrated Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) offers best-in-class connectivity that is critical for remote work.”
Need to access Win32 apps on your Chromebook? Parallels® Desktop for HP Chrome Enterprise is coming soon to the HP Pro c640 G2 Chromebook Enterprise, offering a full Windows 10 PC experience to run native Windows legacy applications and access files across operating systems with a simple click directly on a Chrome OS device. This solution even works offline.
Additionally, the HP Chrome Device Enrollment Service powered by zero-touch enrollment saves IT time and entirely cuts out manual enrollment with simple, fast deployments of Chrome devices. It ensures Chrome OS devices automatically enroll into a business’ domain as soon as the user connects their device to the internet.