Putting the right devices in your employees' hands is key to optimal productivity, efficiency, and satisfaction. With the arrival of the new HP G9 series, we want to share a quick guide that shows you what’s new and tackles some of today's biggest challenges. Below is a rundown of the G9 series and 5 fleet management tips for 2022.
The New G9 Series at a Glance
HP’s new G9 range maintains the same design language, with substantial changes made under the hood. Designed for hybrid work and videoconferencing, the refreshed range offers a number of worthwhile improvements. The new 16:10 aspect ratio displays provide more screen and trackpad space while maintaining a compact design. The G9 delivers powerful performance with the new 12th Gen Intel® Core™ Power and Efficiency CoreTM Processors or AMD’s latest Ryzen mobile chips.
HP Elite x360 1040 G9
Replacing: Previous generation HP EliteBook x360 and Dragonfly G2 devices.
Designed for: The new model is suitable for tablet or laptop users as a 2-in-1 hybrid.
The HP Elite x360 1040 G9 is powered by the new ten core 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 or i7 processor and features Windows 11 or 10 Pro. This device has a 360-degree hinge that allows it to flip from laptop to tablet. Combined with a 14-inch display, with touch screen and included pen—this is one of our most popular form factors.
HP EliteBook 830, 840 and 860
Replacing: Corporate class HP EliteBook 800 G8 and earlier range.
Designed for: Whole-workforce deployment.
The high-end i7 versions of the 12th Gen Intel® Core™ Evo™ platform provide a larger relative performance increase for power users than earlier 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processors did. Core count alone has increased from 4 core to 2x performance plus 8x efficiency cores for a measurable boost in single thread and multithreaded applications. The EliteBook 800 G9 range comes with a choice of new 16:10 aspect ratio screens at 13.3, 14, or 16 inches and optional high brightness switchable privacy display options.
EliteBook 600 Series
Replacing: HP ProBook 600 series laptops.
Designed for: Growing teams that need to upgrade to corporate class devices that can be managed and maintained across a workforce.
Offering the same performance as the sleeker and better-appointed EliteBook 800 and 1000 series laptops, the former HP ProBook has graduated to join HP's stable of enterprise -supported laptops. The HP EliteBook 600 provides practical ergonomics, dependable performance, the choice of 13.3, 14, or 15.6 inch displays, and powerful AMD or Intel® processors.
HP Elite Dragonfly G3
Replacing: Older ultraportable HP EliteBook 1000 series laptops.
Designed for: Users of earlier Dragonfly models who do not make use of pen or touch features. Older model Dragonfly users who want to use those features can choose the new HP Elite X360.
The x360 2-in-1 hybrid hinge from the previous Dragonfly has been removed, making the new G3 an ultra slim and light executive performance laptop that weighs around 1kg. A new, taller 3:2 aspect ratio 13.5-inch display can be specified at 1920x1280 or 3K resolution, and optional Sure View switchable privacy or OLED displays (for exceptional colour reproduction) are available from the factory.
Device Procurement Tips
Overcoming Supply Shortage Hurdles
We're seeing increasing stability in laptop and monitor supply, but things do change rapidly. To help manage your budget and secure stock in case of future instability, we have been working with our clients to create longer-term purchasing plans. This can be an opportunity to identify potential savings in your fleet. It may be worthwhile to consider pushing forward with critical purchases while stock is available.
To help provide more security for buyers, The Laptop Company has been securing bulk quantities at the factory to provide stock priority. This may be of interest for fleet renewal programmes planned, particularly those that involve a finance or lease component.
Renew and Recycle Your Devices
We are seeing an increasing number of teams looking to extend the life of their devices, and greater awareness of the importance of diverting useful technology from landfills. Better for the environment and for your budget.
Renew, from The Laptop Company, is a service for repairing devices that are damaged or have faults not covered by warranty, and getting these back into your fleet. This eliminates the cost of getting replacement devices where non-warranty problems happen. Renew supports the creation of a pool of repaired hot-swap devices to quickly replace faulty units, which provides a seamless experience for affected users. If a device can’t be repaired, the parts could still be useful as replacements for your other devices and for creating salvaged devices for your hot swap pool. Renew allows you to go beyond the original manufacturer’s warranty without compromising quality, security, and support for end-users.
As advocates for repairability, we provide repair capability for the majority of devices we supply, including HP products. Non-repairable devices need remanufacturing or recycling in the event of damage or faults out of warranty. By contract, repairable devices divert useful, high-quality equipment from prematurely entering landfills and recycling networks.
Enhanced User Experiences
By setting devices up with the right software environment from the beginning, creating a unified experience across your workforce, and having a single locally managed support service, your employees can enjoy a seamless experience from the get-go. Streamlining user experience management also helps reduce the cost and complexity of supporting and training end-users, as well as new deployments and platform migrations.
By investing in a more sustainable device fleet, you can help reduce your business’s impact in a practical way. Below are 3 ways you can reduce your environmental footprint and create a more sustainable workplace.
Start of device life
When comparing competing devices, we encourage you to consider the following criteria: Make sure devices are manufactured ethically and exclude hazardous materials (look for RoHS). Consider energy efficiency, identified by the Energy Star certification. It’s also important to make sure the devices are sustainable by design and recyclable at the end of life—look for EPEAT Gold and/or TCO Certified. Finally, check with your supplier whether the devices you’re buying can be repaired locally in New Zealand. In these areas, HP has made it easier to make greener choices, through the provision of better-quality information about certifications and environmental requirements achieved by each device at the pre-procurement stage. This is information we share on our own procurement portals and catalogues.
A significant volume of waste in New Zealand landfills comes from expanded polystyrene, which is still heavily used by a number of manufacturers, in particular for LCD monitors. This is not recyclable in most New Zealand cities. To help reduce your environmental impact, make sure packaging is locally recyclable and doesn’t contain problematic waste products. This can be as simple as asking your supplier how much of the packaging on your devices can be recycled. For HP Elite devices, we are currently seeing packaging that is much as 98% recyclable by weight.
End of life
The average New Zealander generates over 20kg of e-waste each year? This is one of the highest amounts per capita globally. You can play your part in reducing this by making sure your devices are safely and responsibly recycled at the end of their life. Ask your supplier for advice about how you can recycle or repurpose devices at the end of their life. We’ve been providing product stewardship for a number of teams, providing a second life to good quality devices, and helping divert devices at the end of their lives to NZ-accredited and regulated recycling providers.
Choose a sustainable supplier
The Laptop Company has been named the HP Sustainability Partner of the Year and is one of the few HP Amplify Impact Partners in New Zealand. We’re also an All-of-Government (AoG) IT Hardware Supplier with a number of measures in place to help public sector buyers achieve Broader Outcomes goals. This includes providing better sustainability information for buyers and by promoting more sustainable options for devices, packaging, and freight. We also provide repair services for the majority of devices we sell, performed in New Zealand by vendor-approved technicians, and provide the capability for you to record and report on the sustainability of your fleet.
Arrange a Demo Session
Not sure which devices are right for your team? At The Laptop Company, we offer demo sessions and an ongoing demo programme for corporate and government procurement teams. We can also help you assess which devices are best suited to different user types and applications within your workforce.
Want to learn more? Get in touch to try the new HP Elite G9 series and maximise your return on investment with more sustainable outcomes for your business.