Hybrids take centre stage at MWC 2017
1 March 2017
3 min read
It was all about the hybrids on Day Two at MWC 2017, which comes as no surprise. With the rise of the remote worker, flexible hours and hot desking, hybrid technology is simply meeting the demands of the new mobile professional who needs secure, connected enterprise-level devices on the move.
Having launched the HP Pro x2 612 G2 on the first day of the congress, Day Two delegates could get up close to this lightweight, powerful device to explore its features, capabilities and accessories for themselves. And what they found was a device that could not only power their professional needs, but seamlessly transition into a device for personal use.
All work and all play, it seems, makes Jack a productive and happy employee.
What's all work?
The HP Pro x2 612 G2 comes with the clever, convenient and technically impressive HP Active Wacom Pen with App Launch that allows you to scribble on the screen and quickly store information in a digital format. Perfect for taking notes, sketching – the device has a 165-degree kickstand that turns it into an easel or presentation tool. Plus, with its detachable Collaboration Keyboard and one-press video conference call feature – sharing and communicating on the move has never been easier with one device.
Delegates were delighted to see that the device was top-of-the-range in professional specs including:
- Intel Core i7 (7Y75) CPU with Intel Graphics 615
- 1,920 x 1,280 screen size
- 8GB of RAM
- 512GB solid-state drive
- LTE connectivity
- Windows 10 Pro
The HP Pro x2 G12 G2 gave MWC 2017 delegates a glimpse into the future of hybrid technology and what these devices are capable of handling, whether you’re a chief executive, coder or graphic designer.
What's all play?
In designing the Pro x2 G12 G2, HP wanted to create a hybrid laptop that was lightweight, connected and strong enough to be taken anywhere, with an extra-long battery life to reflect the changing nature of the workplace. Maybe, in TechRadar's words, we wanted to ‘make the work laptop cool’ as well.
The touch-screen HP Pro x2 G12 G2 certainly isn’t afraid of playing rough. It weighs just 2.65 pounds with its magnetic travel keyboard, but has pass MIL-STD 810G tests. And if that doesn’t sound robust enough, its Rugged Case accessory will provide added protection against the biggest shocks and drops.
Another major mobile advantage of the hybrid is that it doesn’t tire out, lasting up to 11 hours and charging to 50% in a mere 30 minutes.
“The second attempt from HP, unveiled in Barcelona at MWC 2017, seems better suited than ever to enamor employees and IT leaders alike.” Joe Osbourne, TechRadar
Last to list but always front of mind for HP is security - a trending topic at MWC 2017, which puts the HP Pro x2 612 G2 in the right place at the right time. From the engineers behind the world’s most secure printers, delegates were taken through an impressive list of the 2-in-1 device’s ultra-tight protection. Features like:
- A built-in fingerprint reader through Windows 10 Pro
- HP Sure Start Gen3 self-healing technology to protect against BIOS attacks
- A built-in smart card reader and NFC2 sensor
- Removable SSD and HP security software
"Today, more than 60 percent of Millennials work from more than one location and by 2020 they will be a majority of the workforce. They want sexy mobile devices that meet their on-the-go work styles and IT needs these devices to be manageable, serviceable and secure."Michael Park, Vice President and General Manager, Mobility, Personal Systems, HP Inc.
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