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HP Extends Premium PC Leadership with Amazing Innovations

Lineup includes newest EliteBook – the world’s smallest and lightest 14-inch business convertible; the most powerful Spectre convertible; and robust new security features

News Highlights

· HP Spectre x360 lineup features stunning new design – including a bold new poseidon blue color – and includes HP’s first notebooks with privacy camera kill switch.

· HP Spectre x360 13 delivers the world’s longest battery life in a quad-core convertible1 and gigabit-class 4G LTE.

· HP Spectre x360 15 is world’s most powerful Spectre convertible laptop.

· HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 is world’s smallest and lightest 14-inch business convertible2 and world’s first business convertible with gigabit-class 4G LTE3.

· HP EliteDisplay E243d Docking Monitor is world’s first docking display with a privacy webcam4, and uses a single USB-C connection for video, data and power5.

· HP USB Fingerprint Mouse enables quick and secure device login with one touch that integrates with Windows Hello6.

Palo Alto, Calif., Oct. 23, 2018 —HP Inc. today launched a bold lineup of new devices that deliver the ultimate combination of premium design, leading security, and enhanced performance. HP’s latest Spectre and Elite innovations were created to take PC experiences to the next level by enabling creativity, connectivity and confidence throughout the day.

There is a growing desire for personal computing devices that enable new experiences and are built for busy, on-the-go lifestyles. This is especially true for customers looking to purchase a premium device, as 45 percent spend a significant amount of time using their laptop outside of the home, and laptops remain a critical everyday tool for 82 percent of millenials7.

“Traditional boundaries between personal and professional lives are blurring. People want technology that seamlessly adapts to the way they live and work, as well as devices that allow them to express who they are as individuals,” said Alex Cho, president, Personal Systems, HP Inc. “Our latest Spectre and Elite innovations deliver an unmistakable sense of style, while also setting new standards for performance, connectivity, and security. From the world’s longest battery life in a quad-core convertible to the world’s smallest and lightest business convertible, HP continues to raise the bar for innovation that enables amazing new PC experiences.”

The Intersection of Bold Design and Performance

The beautifully redesigned HP Spectre x360 13 and HP Spectre x360 15 join the HP Spectre Folio – available later this month – to create a portfolio of new premium products that deliver superb design, security, performance.

Craftmanship and detail are immediately apparent in each device. Available in stunning dark ash silver with copper luxe accents and the all-new poseidon blue with pale brass accents, the devices feature a gorgeous gem cut design that can only be achieved with aluminum CNC machining. Functional design is equally important, which is why the angled USB-C port is now placed in the faceted edge on the right side of the device for better cable management, and the dual chamfer design makes the lid easier to lift from three sides. The unique design of the speaker pattern is purposeful, with each hole micro-drilled for better acoustic transparency to deliver an amazing audio experience by Bang & Olufsen.

The new Spectre lineup is also equipped with leading security features. A privacy camera kill switch allows the user to electrically turn off the webcam when not in use. It comes equipped with optional HP Sure View8, an integrated privacy screen to help users avoid prying eyes in public areas.

The devices are built to deliver an Always-On, Always-Connected PC experience. This includes long-lasting battery life, with up to 22.5 hours in the Spectre x360 13 – a 37 percent increase versus the previous generation – and up to 17.5 hours in the Spectre x360 159. The optional gigabit-class 4G LTE on the 13-inch device10 and ultra-fast Wi-Fi11 with up to 1 gigabit download speeds12 on both devices ensure connectivity from almost anywhere. Connected modern stanby13 ensures emails, calendars, and contacts are always up-to-date, and a wake-on fingerprint reader and wake-on voices enables full log-on almost instantaneously.

Both the Spectre x360 13 and Spectre x360 15 are designed for performance that matches each individual‘s needs. HP Command Center is a proprietary solution with up to four modes to help customers optimize system performance, fan speeds, and thermal performance based on what applications are being used; change the fan speed to be quieter when watching a movie or adjust for more power to better handle demanding applications like photo editing.

While the Spectre x360 13 is designed for an on-the-go lifestyle with up to the latest quad-core 8th generation Intel® Core™ processors, the Spectre x360 15 is the most powerful Spectre convertible laptop to date14, delivering up to 20 percent more performance versus the previous generation. Ideal for those who immerse themselves in content creation, the 15-inch convertible features a new thermal design, up to the latest six-core 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, and the optional NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1050Ti with Max Q design. In addition, the Spectre x360 15 offers various display options, including an optional 4K touch display15 or up to 650-nit FHD display16 – one of the brightest consumer panels in the industry – and up to two USB-C™ Thunderbolt™ ports support dual 5K displays.

Celebrating 10 Years of Elite Design and Innovation

Building on the heritage of the HP Elite Portfolio, the new HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 is an artfully crafted 14-inch diagonal convertible in a 13-inch form factor. Designed with a unibody CNC aluminium chassis17 and an adonized finish, the device turns heads and is designed to pass rigorous MIL-STD testing18.

Mobility for premium customers is a must, which is why the device features up to 17 hours of battery life19, gigabit-class 4G LTE20, the optional HP Outdoor Viewable Display with an anti-glare screen and up to 700-nit display, and optional HP Sure View21 that works great indoors and outdoors. Regardless of whether a user is at their office desk or in the coffee shop, security threats are everywhere and a major factor in the PC purchasing process. The EliteBook x360 1040 and all Elite devices are the world’s most secure and manageable PCs22 with HP’s hardware enforced security and unique features such as HP Sure Start Gen 423, the world’s only self-healing BIOS, and HP Sure Recover with Embedded Reimaging24, which enables customers to restore their PC to a working state in minutes.

In an always-connected world, the EliteBook x360 1040 offers optional gigabit-class 4G LTE, quad-core 8th generation Intel® Core™ processors, up to 32 GB of memory, and up to 2 TB of storage25 – ensuring that the device is up for any small or large task.

Personalizing PCs has never been easier. An HP partnership with Zazzle enables users to create decorative high-quality, laser cut notebook skins for HP Elite notebooks. Businesses can easily display their own brand to customers, while individuals can design their own skin to show off their unique style.

Additionally, HP has two new solutions – designed with security in mind – to simplify connections and maximize productivity in the office. The new HP EliteDisplay E243d Docking Monitor offers a simpler and cleaner alternative to dock-and-monitor solutions with a single USB-A cable or single power-enabled USB-C™ cable for data and video, as well a pop-up privacy webcam. The new HP USB Fingerprint Mouse is perfect for users with dedicated PCs to unlock their Windows 10 PC with a single touch, allowing for secure biometric authentication that IT can deploy for access control to devices.

Pricing and Availability26

· The HP Spectre x360 13 is expected to be available in November at for a starting price of $1,149.99. The device is expected to be available at Best Buy stores in December.

· The HP Spectre x360 15 is expected to be available in November at for a starting price of 1,389.99. The device is expected to be available at Best Buy stores in December.

· The HP EliteBook x360 1040 is expected to be available at the end of October at for a starting price of $1,499.

· The HP USB Fingerprint Mouse is expected to be available in December at for a starting price of $49.

· The HP EliteDisplay E243d Docking Monitor is expected to be available in December at for a starting price of $329.

· Custom laser cut skins for the HP EliteBook 1000 series are available now at for a starting price of $19.95.


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