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HP Rolls Out WFH-Optimized PCs With ‘World-First’ Rotatable, Detachable Cameras
By Ell Ko, 23 Sep 2021
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Although offices are beginning to reopen as workers trickle back in after more than a year of lockdowns, the introduction of “hybrid working” entails that working from home isn’t going totally away just yet.
To help aid this transition, brands like Logitech have begun to roll out devices aimed to make the WFH experience a little more conducive and convenient. And now, HP is joining in with a new trio of devices.
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One of these is the HP 11-inch Tablet PC that boasts a rotatable camera in its sleek new design. Its nifty swivel features allow users to enjoy its 13 MP capabilities at any angle, taking the lens from selfie mode to desktop view when it’s needed during a video call, or a crisp view of the world when out on the go.
Alongside this camera, which the company touts as the “world’s first,” the Tablet PC leverages the Windows 11 Snap layouts in both landscape and portrait mode.
This will allow users to view content easily while multitasking. For example, content can be edited side-by-side or shared in a video call without having to swipe through multiple open apps at once.
There’s also the option to include a small detachable magnetic keyboard that works both in portrait and landscape to get work done while on the go.
Besides the small but powerful Tablet PC, the company has also unveiled a new 16-inch 2-in-1 Laptop PC, the HP Spectre x360, and the HP ENVY 34 inch All-in-One Desktop PC.
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The Spectre x360 encourages easeful creativity and productivity on the go, with features to enhance video calls “part of the new normal.” This includes HP GlamCam, which comes with Beauty Mode to lightly touch up facial features such as eyes and teeth, and Lighting Correction to ensure that you can actually be seen on call even in unfavorable environments.
And the ENVY PC focuses on an immersive experience for creators who need the “greatest level of productivity” that only a desktop, instead of a laptop, can bring. The wide 34-inch, height-adjustable display promises the ability to “fit more of what you love into your creative process.”
It comes with a cool camera, too. Its 16 MP camera is detachable, allowing it to function in a similar way to the Tablet PC’s. It can be positioned pretty much anywhere on the desktop, including a bird’s eye view of the desk it sits atop.
All the devices appear to focus on heightened productivity while retaining enjoyment in creation. This is taken even further with the introduction of HP Palette, a digital workspace including four apps—PhotoMatch, QuickDrop, Duet, and Concepts—to allow the devices to be used to their fullest potentials.
“The last 18 months has forever changed how we work, learn, and play,” states Josephine Tan, Global Head and General Manager of Consumer PCs at HP, in the press release. “Now more than ever, consumers need devices with the latest technologies to keep up with their lifestyle.”
These new devices are priced at US$1,639 for the Spectre x360, US$1,999 for the ENVY, and US$599 for the Tablet PC. Shipping is scheduled from next month.
[via Gizmodo, images via HP]
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