HP takes wraps off 2014 hardware range

HP has used its Discover event in Spain to launch a range of hardware products to appeal to customers in what is left of Q4 and the year beyond

Hewlett-Packard has used an event in Barcelona to indicate that it believes there is still plenty of life in the desktop if it is delivered in a way that fits in with what the vendor is dubbing 'the new style of IT'.

The demands that users have now include making products well designed, thinner and smaller, as well as providing a common set of interfaces to make security and maintenance easier to carry out.

HP's latest Elite range includes ultrabooks, mini desktops, a Windows 8 certified touch screen monitor and laptops and mobile products sepcifically designed for the education market.

"Today’s business lifestyles continue to evolve at an incredible rate, resulting in a New Style of IT that requires stylish, easy-to-use devices coupled with expanding device security and manageability that can be used in a range of settings,” said Kobi Elbaz, vice president, commercial personal systems, printing and personal systems group, HP EMEA.

At the same HP Discover event in Spain the vendor also took the wraps off a range of multifunction printers that will support its managed print services agreements that resellers are offering customers.

“Our enterprise and mid-market customers continually look to HP and its partners to securely and efficiently manage their printing and document management processes,” said Susanne Heis, vice president and general manager, HP Printing Systems, EMEA.

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