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Bye-bye cube farms

Bye-bye Cube Farms

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Cube farms, be gone. By 2020, 50% of the workforce will be millennials who want an office environment that works for them, and they're already shaping the new work style: Agile workspaces, informal meeting areas, interactive conference rooms, and integrated community spaces are all must-haves. The result? The modern office is actually a cool place to hang out—and get some work done while you're at it.
“People arrive at the office expecting to do more than just work—they come for life at work,” says Guayente Sanmartin, HP Worldwide Commercial Desktop Vice President. “They come to be part of a supercharged environment where new ideas take shape.“
That supercharged environment includes tech that's not just efficient—it looks good, too. That's where HP's new business solutions come in. “People expect to work the same way they live,” Sanmartin says. “They expect the same cool design we have for our personal devices and homes to be present in our professional tools and offices, working anywhere they want, and ensuring they can be always connected with family and colleagues.” Boasting sleek design, top-notch security, and fast collaboration tools, here's some technology that will help make your own office appeal to today's workforce.

Like no desktop you've ever seen

The HP Elite Slice Desktop is HP's smallest desktop—but one might argue that it's the best-looking, too. It's powered by your display, and keeps cord clutter to a minimum with a charging cover that charges your mobile device on contact.[1] There's a touch fingerprint sensor, HP Sure Start enterprise-level security, a “collaboration cover” that has one-touch buttons for conference calls, and 360-degree Bang & Olufsen speakers that project crystal-clear sound.[2]

The Chromebook just got promoted

This isn't your kid's Chromebook: With the latest processors and category-leading audio and video, the HP Chromebook 13 meets the demands of pros who prefer a Chrome experience. Need maximum mobility? An optional HP Elite USB-C Docking Station lets you connect up to two Full HD displays, charge your phone or tablet, access a wired network, and connect other USB-ready devices.[3]

The world's first mini workstation designed for CAD users[4]

Designers can cut down on desk clutter, too: The HP Z2 Mini gives users the performance of a traditional business-class tower in a size that's 90% smaller.[5] The Z2 Mini may be little, but it's no lightweight—it's tested for 368,000 hours and certified for more than 20 professional software applications.

Innovate on the fly

Your office shouldn't only look cool, it should enable remote workers to work efficiently, too. The HP ZBook 15u Mobile Workstation is a must-have for your offsite team. It offers an optional touchscreen, integrated numeric keypad, and impressive battery life—plus it's tough as nails and can handle drops, dust, and temperature shifts without a blip.

Premium collaboration

On average, 40% of a modern worker's time is spent in conference calls.[6] Luckily, the HP EliteBook Folio is purpose-built for collaboration.[7] You can launch a Skype for Business™ call or video chat with the touch of a button. And as the world's thinnest and lightest business-class notebook, it's pretty sleek-looking, too.[8]

Start the meeting with a single touch

A stylish centerpiece for large conference rooms and small huddle rooms alike, the HP Elite Slice for Meeting Rooms makes group communication smoother than ever. Like its powerful desktop sibling, it features the same amazing audio,[2] one-touch controls for instant Skype for Business™ conferencing and wireless sharing with Intel® Unite™.[9]

At up to 40% lower color cost per page than laser, color is the new black and white[10]

Color printing comes at an affordable price with HP PageWide, the new revolution in business printing. Single-pass technology creates consistent, professional-quality color prints at less color cost-per-page than comparative lasers. With unrivaled print speed[11] and best-in-class security,[12] the HP PageWide Pro printer is ideal for businesses that want affordable, professional quality and versatile document solutions in a fast, high-performance MFP.

Ditch the dongles

Use the HP USB-C Docking Station to quickly connect to your notebook's USB-C™ port for more productivity when you need it. Dual display capable with HDMI and DisplayPort™, its compact design easily fits into your workspace. For simplified mobile connectivity on the go, check out the pocket-sized HP USB-C Travel Dock. Simply connect the attached USB cable to your notebook's USB-C™ port and get display and device connectivity with VGA or HDMI, two USB ports, and network connectivity from RJ-45. The attached USB cable wraps around the dock for neat, easy storage.

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[1] HP Wireless Charging Cover is not currently available and cannot be added later. It must be configured at time of purchase when available.
[2] All modules sold separately or as an optional feature. Covers are optional and require factory configuration and cannot be combined with other Slice covers. HP Elite Slice with Wireless Charging Cover requires factory configuration and will be available at a future date.
[3] Sold separately or as an optional feature.
[4] Based on publically available information of workstation competitors as of October 3, 2016 with volume of at least 1 million units annually as of October 3, 2016 having < 3 litres volume, professional graphics, Intel® Xeon® quad core processor, ISV certifies applications, ECC memory.
[5] Based on business-class towers with > 1 million units annually as of October 3, 2016 with performance measured by processor clock speed and ViewPerf12 rating, having 4th or 6th Gen Intel processors or AMD Pro processors, integrated VESA mount, VGA, 6 USB Ports, Windows Pro OS and TPM.
[6] HP primary research
[7] Based on HP's internal analysis as of January 4th 2016 of notebooks purpose built for collaboration having built-in collaboration keyboard, voice audio tuning, noise reduction software, > or = 60db audio and 720p webcam.
[8] Based on HP's internal analysis of business-class notebooks as of January 4, 2016 with > 1 million unit annual sales having preinstalled encryption, authentication, malware protection and BIOS-level protection, passing MIL-STD 810G tests with optional docking incorporating power delivery.
[9] Skype for Business™ subscription required. Some functionality of this technology, such as Intel® Active management technology and Intel Virtualization technology, requires additional 3rd party software in order to run. Availability of future “virtual appliances” applications for Intel® vPro™ technology is dependent on 3rd party software providers.
[10] Comparison of HP PageWide Pro and Enterprise class devices, not sold under contract, with the majority of in-class color laser MFPs < $3000 USD, and color laser printers < $1249 USD as of November 2016; market share as reported by IDC as of Q2 2016. Cost per page (CPP) reported by gap Intelligence Pricing & Promotions report Oct 2016, comparisons for all supplies are based on published specifications of the manufacturers’ highest-capacity cartridges and page yield. Average yield based on ISO/IEC 24711 and continuous printing. Actual yield varies based on content of printed pages and other factors. For details see www.hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies
[11] Comparison based on manufacturers’ published specifications of fastest available color mode of all color business printers $300–$800 USD and MFPs $400–$1000 USD as of November 2015, excluding other HP PageWide products, and products with 1% or lower market share using market share as reported by IDC as of Q3 2015. HP PageWide speeds based on General Office mode and exclude first page. Learn more at http://www.hp.com/go/printerspeeds
[12] Best-in-class security claim based on HP review of published embedded security features of competitive in-class Pro printers as of January 2016. Learn more at http://www.hp.com/go/printersecurityclaims
Skype for Business is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Intel, Intel Unite, and Intel vPro are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. USB Type-C and USB-C are trademarks of USB Implementers Forum.
DisplayPort is a trademark owned by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA®) in the United States and other countries.

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