HP Ushers ‘Next Era of Hybrid Work’ With New Laptops And Solutions

The new products include refreshes of HP’s EliteBook, ProBook and ZBook laptops with the latest processors from Intel, AMD and Nvidia. The PC and print giant also introduced new hybrid work solutions for remote management, collaboration and productivity.


HP Inc. said it’s ushering in the “next era of hybrid work” with a bevy of new commercial laptops, peripherals and software solutions.

Announced Wednesday at HP’s 2023 Amplify Partner Conference, the new products include refreshes of the vendor’s EliteBook, ProBook and ZBook laptops with the latest processors from Intel and AMD as well as Nvidia’s newest mobile workstation GPUs.

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The Palo Alto, California-based company said it believes these new products are best suited for what it calls “hybrid flexibility.”

“Most companies want to move past the ‘forced return’ to the office era of hybrid work,” said Alex Cho, president of personal systems at HP, in a statement. “The challenge is, they’re not sure how to. We believe the future is hybrid flexibility, which delivers the best of the home and the office to workers everywhere.”

Guayente Sanmartin, HP’s global head of commercial systems and displays solutions, asserted that “hybrid work does not equate to remote work.”

“True hybrid work creates a great culture that connects people, raises productivity, and builds engagement. Technology is the biggest factor in doing that,” Sanmartin said in a statement. “HP is the only company that can truly make hybrid work across all spaces – home, office, and in between – and we’re going big with innovations to help keep people connected, productive, and secure.”

New EliteBook, ProBook And ZBook Laptops

The new commercial laptops come equipped with the company’s HP Presence video conferencing and collaboration software, which enables multi-camera experiences with the goal of making meetings “more engaging and natural,” according to HP.

The new lineup includes the HP EliteBook 800 and 805 G10 series, which the company calls the “most advanced” 2-in-1 for collaboration. The laptops come with a 13th-generation Intel Core processor or a next-generation AMD Ryzen processor along with up to 64GB of LPDDR5 memory, plus “enterprise-ready” security and management features.

The HP EliteBook 600 and 605 G10 series are positioned as “cost-effective” options that offer “premium design, collaboration experiences, manageability and security.” These come with a 13th-generation Intel Core processor or a next-generation AMD Ryzen processor. Another highlight for HP are the connectivity options. For the 600 devices, this includes two USB Type A ports, one Thunderbolt 4 with USB4 Type C port and one multi-function USB Type C port. For 605 devices, this includes three USB Type A and one multi-function USB Type C ports.

The HP ProBook 400 and 405 G10 laptops are geared towards small- and medium-sized businesses who want to enable hybrid work “while getting the most out of their IT investment by offering build-in collaboration tools for productivity, multi-layered security and a durable, serviceable chassis.” These come with a 13th-generation Intel Core processor or a next-generation AMD Ryzen processor.

For mobile workstations, HP has refreshed its ZBook lineup. This includes the ZBook Firefly G10 and ZBook Power G10, which “combine pro-level performance and mobility.” The laptops come with “color-accurate displays” and the option to configure them with a 13th-generation Intel Core processors or next-generation AMD Ryzen processors, a first for the lineup. For graphics, the laptops either use an Ada Lovelace-based Nvidia RTX workstation GPU or integrated Radeon graphics from within the Ryzen processor.

Designed to deliver “pro performance” in a mobile chassis that can fit in a bag, the ZBook Studio G10 comes equipped with up to an Intel Core i9 CPU and an Nvidia RTX workstation GPU, with options for Nvidia’s new Ada Lovelace or previous-generation Ampere architecture. The laptop can also support up to 64GB of RAM.

The ZBook Fury G10 brings “desktop-class” performance to a mobile workstation by using an Intel Core HX processor and an Ada Lovelace-based Nvidia RTX 5000 GPU. The laptop is built for running simultaneous heavy-duty workloads, including applications for 3-D rendering, simulations, machine learning training and the analysis of large data sets.

New Solutions For Remote Management, Collaboration

HP announced other hybrid work solutions, including software and hardware meant to enhance productivity, collaboration and remote management.

For instance, the company’s new HP Anyware Remote System Controller supports its latest Z by HP desktop workstations. Called “the world’s most advanced remote management peripheral,” Hp said the controller lets IT departments monitor and manage workstations from any location thanks to its out-of-band management capabilities.

The vendor also announced HP Wolf Connect, an IT management connectivity solution that “provides a highly resilient and secure connection to remote PCs.” This will allow IT departments to manage PCs when they’re powered off, and the connectivity is enabled by a cellular-based network, making it a great fit for distributed workforces.

Combined with HP Wolf’s Protect and Trace feature, HP Wolf Connect is “the world’s first software service capable of locating, locking and erasing a PC remotely, even when it’s turned off or disconnected from the Internet,” according to the company.

The company wants to make it easier for companies to deliver and set up computers, displays and peripherals for remote workers with HP Home Delivery. The new solution is part of HP Logistics Services, and it enables the secure delivery of hardware through “more efficient ordering, tracking and proof of delivery.”

With HP’s Poly business, the company announced the new Poly Video OS 4.0 software, which enables an AI-powered multi-camera mode that “keeps multiple speakers in the frame for the most engaging remote collaboration experience.” It’s now available across the Poly Studio X series of video bars as well as the Poly G7500 modular video conferencing system.

The vendor also introduced a new entry level model of its professional-grade Poly Voyager wireless ear buds, the Poly Voyager Free 60, which is meant to mobile devices and comes with a standard charging case.

As for other peripherals, HP revealed the new HP 920 and 925 Ergonomic Vertical Mouse, which is designed to “keep your hand in a more relaxed, natural upright position.” The mouse includes a detachable wrist rest, which makes the mouse well-suited for use on the go.

The company also announced the new HP 4K USB-C Multiport Hub, which comes in an “ultra-compact design” and features four USB-C ports, a 65-watt power port for laptops, two ports for connecting and charging accessories, plus an extra port for charging a device or connecting a 4K display.