The PC has never been more essential for students and educators. There has been a 46% increase of device shipments for teachers and students over the past year[1] and 66% of teachers expect to continue blended learning even after the pandemic.[2]

The HP ProBook x360 11 G7 EE embraces the different ways learning happens – whether at home or in the classroom. With a flexible 360-degree hinge and an optional 5 MP auto-focusing world-facing camera, students and teachers can create, capture, and draw whether in laptop, tablet, tent, stand, or book mode. The optional active HP Pro Pen[3] encourages hands-on learning with the interactive touchscreen, and expanded support for USB-C® docking allows easy transitions from desk to mobile productivity.[4]

The HP ProBook x360 11 G7 EE also features:

·         Robust and durable design. Engineered for active students and busy teachers, the device can withstand desk falls,[5] drink splashes,[6] and power cord pulls.3 It has an anchored keyboard to help prevent keys from being removed, plus metal-reinforced corners and a Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 damage-resistant touchscreen for added protection. The device also passed 19 MIL-STD 810H tests[7] plus enhanced education testing to meet durability standards.

·         Wipeable keyboard and display to promote cleanliness. Sanitisation is of utmost importance in today’s learning environments. Tested for 1,000 cleanings, the chassis, keyboard, and display can be sanitised with commonly used household wipes.[8] HP Easy Clean 2.0 software disables input from the touchscreen, keyboard, and clickpad at the touch of a button.[9]

·         Fast, reliable wireless connection for remote learning. Wi-Fi 6[10] and HP Extended Wireless LAN[11] allow learning to happen anywhere, providing more reliability in places with crowded networks – both on- and off-campus.

·         IT-friendly manageability and security. Make the most of limited IT resources with HP’s manageability and security solutions. The HP Manageability Integration Kit[12] easily deploys and manages education devices while HP Sure Sense[13] and HP BIOSphere[14] protect students and teachers from malware.

·         More tools for the digital classroom. HP School Pack 4.5 is a suite of education software and system tools that supports innovative, collaborative, and engaged learning. ​Additionally, HP Classroom Manager[15] makes it easier for teachers to manage student devices by remotely restricting web and app use, conducting real-time checks for understanding, and checking on student well-being through the private chat function.

The HP ProBook x360 11 G7 EE is expected to be available in March, 2021 at a starting price of AED 1,616 + VAT.

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[1] FutureSource research: K-12 personal computing Market Track Q3 2020, Worldwide.
[2] Based on HP proprietary qualitative and quantitative research with 427 students and teachers in the U.S. and Germany.
[3] Sold separately or as an add-on feature.
[4] Dock sold separately and not included.
[5] 122 cm test on plywood and 76 cm test on concrete. Drop test is not a guarantee of future performance under these test conditions. Any accidental damage requires an optional HP Accidental Damage Protection Care Pack.
[6] HP Total Test Process testing is not a guarantee of future performance under these test conditions. Any accidental damage requires an optional HP Accidental Damage Protection Care Pack.
[7] MIL-STD testing is not intended to demonstrate fitness for U.S. Department of Defense contract requirements or for military use. Test results are not a guarantee of future performance under these test conditions. Accidental damage requires an optional HP Accidental Damage Protection Care Pack.
[8] Windex® Original Glass & Surface Wipes and Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes with EPA Registration Number 5813-79. See user guide for cleaning instructions.
[9] HP Easy Clean 2.0 requires Windows 10 RS3 and will disable the keyboard, display and touchpad only. Ports are not disabled. And HP Easy Clean disables computer touchscreen for a set amount of time to allow cleaning all surfaces of the device. See user guide for cleaning instructions.
[10] Wireless access point and Internet service required and sold separately. Availability of public wireless access points limited. Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) is backwards compatible with prior 802.11 specs. The specifications for Wi-Fi 6 are draft specifications and are not final. If the final specifications differ from the draft specifications, it may affect the ability of the notebook to communicate with other 802.11ax WLAN devices. Only available in countries where 802.11ax is supported.
[11] Based on internal testing vs. previous generation product with 802.11ac wireless LAN module.
[12] HP Manageability Integration Kit can be downloaded from http://www.hp.com/go/clientmanagement.
[13] HP Sure Sense requires Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise. See product specifications for availability.
[14] HP BIOSphere Gen6 features may vary depending on the platform and configuration.
[15] HP Classroom Manager for Teachers is required and sold separately for control and device locking from the teacher’s Windows desktop console; no locking and control functionality originates from HP Classroom Manager for Student. Control and device locking originate from the teacher’s Windows desktop console.

Source: Edelman