Nobody can gossip the screen of your computer. That seems to be the mantra of a new generation of PCs and laptops that HP has just presented and that in many cases have an option to integrate screens with HP Sure View technology to test the ‘Visual Hacking’.
That concept is what seems to define a whole range in which we find a conservative evolution of HP computers, and there is a protagonist in features: the HP EliteBook 1050 G1 business notebook features configurations with up to 32 GB of RAM and up to 4 TB storage SSD.
HP EliteBook 1050 G1 wants the guideline in business
It is curious that HP’s more ambitious business proposal offers an NVIDIA GTX 1050 more aimed at portable gaming than anything else, but the truth is that this is one of the most striking options of this laptop that comes with different variants of the Intel processors. eighth generation (of the H family), which are accompanied by up to 32 GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 4 TB of SSD in NVMe PCIe format.
In addition to that shocking graphic ‘not very business’ except in the field of design, this team has an option that HP also offers in other products of the renewed range: it is the HP Sure View technology that protects our sessions against potential ‘gossips’.
This technology reduces the angles of vision in a deliberate way so that only those who are in front of the screen can accurately distinguish everything that appears in it. Everything in a chassis conditioned by that diagonal of 15.6 inches that presents this equipment that, yes, stands out for a very restrained thinness for these benefits: 18.7 mm.
Everything For Everyone
Although the EliteBook 1050 G1 is the most ambitious of all presented, there are numerous additional proposals with which HP wants to meet the needs of all types of users.
In this range we have the new portable and desktop computers of the HP Elite 1000 family with a more professional orientation, but there is also renewal of the Envy range aimed at end users.
The varied proposals are the following …
- HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3: An ultra-slim convertible (15.8 mm) that stands out for its 4G connectivity and also offers up to 18 hours of battery life.
- HP Elite x2 1013 G3: A convertible with a drop-down screen that is especially compact and has options such as Intel vPro processors, 4G connectivity or that ‘privacy screen’ with HP Sure View technology.
- HP EliteOne 1000 AiO G2: Its 34-inch curved screen has a “drop-down” webcam to protect our privacy, and it is also possible to configure it with a dedicated graphics card.
- HP EliteDisplay S14: This is a striking accessory, since this is a 14-inch portable screen with USB-C connection that allows a second screen connected to our laptop with this type of ports.
- HP ENVY 13 Laptop: Its eighth-generation Intel and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics processors deliver outstanding power without compromising the battery. In HP they say that it reaches 14 hours of autonomy, and we have both fingerprint reader and HP Sure View option.
- HP ENVY x360 13: A small surprise in the HP portfolio. It is because it is the first convertible with the AMD processor with Radeon Vega graphics (AMD Ryzen 5 2500U), in addition to the HP Sure View option and up to 11 hours of autonomy.
- HP ENVY x360 15: Even more ambitious within the range of convertibles x360 is this model with both Intel and AMD processors, options as Intel Optane units, up to 4K screen, option HP Sure View screen and almost 13 hours of autonomy.
- HP ENVY 17 Laptop: The ‘big boy’ of the family has 8th generation Intel CPUs, GeForce MX150 graphics and option for 4K display and Intel Optane storage units.
- HP ENVY Curved AiO 27/34: The novelty in this all-in-one with that large curved screen is the integration of Amazon Alexa at least in the United States, where the service does work. It is possible to configure it with a dedicated GeForce GTX 1050 graphic. Its base has a wireless charging surface that according to HP is three times more powerful than the previous one.
- HP ENVY Desktop: Finally we have a PC in a conventional tower format in which the optical unit stands out -not frequent anymore- but that hides powerful options such as dedicated graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 or Intel Optane memory.
Few revolutions for a range worried about the ‘Visual Hacking’
Lately HP had surprised us with some striking proposals in the field of personal computing. The HP Wave has been one of the last, but this time we have a much more moderate renovation in terms of design and features.
In fact most of the options presented were already known in HP products. The protection of our privacy is a trend in this renewal, and the systems to hide the camera or cover it in some equipment now joins the HP Sure View technology that we already knew and that avoids the ‘Visual Hacking’.
This concept is nothing more than an elaborate way of naming those who gossip our screens while standing next to us. It is a curious option for those who work in sensitive scenarios, without a doubt. Given that this form of data theft – as simple as it is effective, and that we could fit into social engineering – is another threat for those users, it is interesting that HP has developed a technology just to avoid it.
However, that option does not seem especially differential. Much more striking we have found that external screen is only screen – the HP EliteDisplay S14 – but also the HP ENVY x360 13 to be finally a model entirely based on AMD processors, something that is not usual in a market largely dominated by Intel solutions.
That may be the best news in this renewal: the one that raises a near future in which AMD processors and graphics cards, more interesting than ever, are part of these catalogs more frequently.Tags: HP, HP EliteBook 1050, Visual Hacking