This script includes openWin function
Jump to content United States-English Home Products and Services Support and Drivers Solutions How to Buy
» Contact HP home
Newsroom > Feature stories

Mobility for small and medium businesses: Go far. Focus more.


Company information

» Newsroom home
» News releases
  » Online press kits
  » Media relations contacts
  » Executive leadership
  » Newsroom archive
  » Videos
  » Podcasts
  » Blogs
  » RSS feeds
Company info
  » Fast facts
  » Financial information
  » Global citizenship
  » HP Labs
  » Company history
More info
  » In the news
  » Awards
  » Student inquiries
  » Recalls and replacement programs
  » Trademarks

Content starts here

by Susan Twombly, Aug. 2009

Moving your business forward often means leaving the office behind – but not your work.

Now, more than ever, you need the people who keep your business going to be more productive in more places.

But, as a small or medium business, you may not have the time or staff needed to make the mobile working experience everything it should be – secure, reliable and easy.

That’s where HP comes in. From ultra mobile minis to mega-performance workstations, to service and on-going support, HP can be your one-stop mobility shop.

With HP, you can focus less on the technology that drives your business and more on the business that drives your profits.

Protect what’s yours

Wherever you go, you need to move about with confidence. That’s why we make multi-layered security solutions available across each HP business notebook and mobile workstation series – from our standard and business series to our professional and workstation series.

Designed to help safeguard data, control access and prevent theft, they help take the worry out of mobile computing.

For example, Enhanced Pre-boot Security authenticates users before letting them log all the way into the operating system. When users forget passwords, HP Spare Key asks three personal questions before granting access.1

With HP Disk Sanitizer, sensitive information can be permanently deleted before redeployment or disposal. 2

To help make chat and email more secure, our professional, business and workstation series include Privacy Manager for HP ProtectTools, which verifies each contacts’ identity with a fingerprint swipe. 3

HP ProtectTools lets you customize solutions to protect every aspect of notebook security – from your data and connections to the device itself.

HP ProBook Notebook PCs feature a range of easy-to-use security solutions for small businesses. The HP Mini also features a Kensington lock slot. Attach it to a stationary object, like a table, to guard against theft.

Our new mobile thin client combines flexibility with the security of server-based computing. Data resides on centralized servers, not the mobile client, to help minimize risks.

Get rugged

Help protect mobile devices against impact, bumps and drops with HP 3D DriveGuard – available on all series of HP business notebooks and mobile workstations. Responding to sudden movements, it temporarily parks the hard drive to reduce risks on the road.

To aid in boosting data protection, our professional and workstation series models have Dual HDD support for RAID (0) striping and RAID (1) mirroring.

Our professional and workstation series models also feature the solid, aircraft-inspired construction of our HP DuraCase design, along with HP DuraKeys – coated to be up to 50 times more resistant to visible wear.4 Further, HP DuraFinish reduces scratches on palm rests, display covers and touchpads, and is included on business series models, as well.

Get up to 24 hours of battery life on the properly configured HP EliteBook 6930p with Ultra Capacity Battery.5 It’s business rugged for those who spend large chunks of time away from a power source, yet rely heavily on mobile solutions to get their work done.

To help heighten reliability and extended product life, our HP mobile thin clients have fewer moving parts. Solid State Modules also help decrease heat while increasing battery run time and durability.

Ease into mobility

Have you seen our new HP minis? Starting at just 2.3 lbs, what could be easier to hit the road with? It’s a stylish companion PC for your notebook when you want ultra mobility, plus the productivity of a near-full-sized keyboard and 10.1" diagonal display.

Our new HP Mobile Broadband notebooks take advantage of high-speed wireless data services for the performance, productivity and security of 3G networks. And, you can choose from a range of wireless carriers, thanks to Gobi technology.6

With HP QuickLook 2 on our business and professional and workstation series, users can access email, calendar, task and contact information in as little as 10 seconds7 – without waiting for the system to power up.

On our professional series and select mobile workstation models, you can flick on the built-in HP Night Light to improve visibility. The integrated Webcam with Business Card Reader Software on HP EliteBook notebooks lets you video conference (no additional hardware to carry) and scan business cards straight into Outlook. Professional series users can go thinner and lighter with an HP Illumi-Lite LED display.

Each series features HP SoftPaq Download Manager for a fast, easy way to download software updates to users. Updates are also easy on mobile thin clients, because they’re made on centralized servers, not individual devices. Our HP Windows Upgrade Option Programs are also designed to ease your transition to Windows 7 in October. 8, 9(See sidebar.)

Move forward with confidence

With HP mobility solutions, you can take to the road and leave your worries behind – so you can focus on taking care of your business.

1 Requires initial user setup.

2 For the use cases outlined in the DOD 5220.22-M Supplement.

3 All parties involved in an encrypted IM session require a fingerprint sensor.

4 In independent testing conducted by Trace Laboratories, HP DuraKeys showed no wear after 250,000 cycles. Competitor notebooks showed significant wear after only 5,000 cycles.

5 Up to 24 hours requires separately purchased Ultra Capacity Battery and customer download of the latest Intel graphics driver and HP BIOS. Notebook must be configured with optional Intel 80GB SSD drive and HP Illumi-lite LED display and requires XP Operating system.

6 Gobi technology requires separately purchased wireless data service contracts. Check with local service provider for coverage and availability in your area.

7 HP QuickLook 2 is accessible when the notebook is off or in hibernation from Windows XP of Vista. Timings may vary depending on the system configuration.

8 Shipping and handling fees may apply depending on retailer/reseller. Program terms vary by country.

9 Systems may require upgraded and/or separately purchased hardware and/or a DVD drive to install the Windows 7 software and take full advantage of Windows 7 functionality. See for details.

Related links:

Road-ready for small and medium business
  New! HP Minis
» Get yours today
  New! HP ProBook Notebook PCs
» Get going
  New! HP Mobile Broadband powered by Gobi
» Go Gobi now
  Your one-stop mobility shop
Save time and trouble! HP can be your single destination for multiple mobility needs.
» HP Smartphones and PDAs
» HP Mini Notebook PCs
» HP laptop and tablet PCs
» HP mobile thin clients
» HP mobile workstations
» Wireless printing
» HP Total Care
» HP solutions for small and medium business
» Free upgrade to Windows 7 on qualified PCs! 8, 9
» Read the special report on mobility

HP Business Notebooks to match your needs and budget

The little letter at the end of each product number can make a big difference. As you move from s (standard) to b (business) to p (professional) to w (workstation) you get more features. Check out our new model t (thin client), too.

» Find out more
  HP EliteBook Notebook PCs
Professional and workstation series
» Business-rugged and designed for maximum reliability and security
  HP Compaq Notebook PCs
Business, professional and standard series
» Advanced security, extended battery life options and flexible docking
  HP ProBook Notebook PCs
Standard series
» Stylishly affordable with innovative features
  HP Minis
» Our smallest and lightest companion PC
» HP laptop finder
  HP notebook innovations
» See what makes a great notebook PC?
» Accessories for HP notebook PCs

Printable version
Privacy statement Using this site means you accept its terms Feedback to webmaster
© 2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.