Like Dell previously, HP has revealed a few Chromebooks and a Chromebox for businesses, alluding to Google's cloud-powered Chrome OS ecosystem's cheaper, simpler, and more secure nature.
The trio's most powerful is the Chromebook Enterprise x360 14E G1, a laptop that can run up to 13 hours on a charge with Intel Core i5 and i7 processors. The sleek yet boring phone sports a 14-inch touchscreen, a small bezel aluminum frame, USB-C mounting, and dual speaker B&O audio.
What HP is really branching, however, is Chrome Enterprise's "advanced security, flexible connectivity, and simplified orchestration." Basically, it said its "Computer as a Service" (DaaS) for security enforcement, hardware safety, and more now serves Chrome Enterprise applications in IT departments. That should worry Microsoft a little, as both Dell and Google have now developed unique Chrome Enterprise apps this compete with the Office365 platform.
HP also launched a 14-inch laptop with AMD A4 and A6 CPUs, USB-C and HP fast-charge software for "frontline staff" when acceleration is not necessary. Eventually, with Intel 7th-and 8th-generation CPUs with up to 16 GB of memory, it provides the HP Chromebox Enterprise G2. It is designed for call centers, open workspaces, public business centers and digital signage, and can power up to two 4 K displays.
None of these apps is particularly interesting for customers, but HP recently added Google Cloud to its business-centric DaaS platform, which is relevant. HP hasn't announced pricing yet, but this month's laptops will go on the market.