HP Introduces Durable Devices for Blended Learning Environments

Designed to keep up with the lives of active students and deliver equitable and effective learning outcomes

PALO ALTO, Calif., January 18, 2022 – HP Inc. introduced HP Fortis laptops, a new portfolio of PCs built to withstand the rigors of education environments.

Teaching and learning has forever changed. Before the pandemic, student PCs typically stayed in the classroom for occasional use. Today, learning is happening beyond just the classroom including the playground, on the bus, and at home. The PC is a critical tool for digital learning and students want devices that stand up to daily wear and tear, help them connect to the digital classroom, and make it easier to get more done.

“While hybrid work is the new standard for business, blended learning is the new standard for education. This requires technology with increased durability, enhanced connectivity, and large screens so content can be accessible and engaging from wherever learning happens,” said Bill Avey, General Manager and Global Head of Education, Personal Systems, HP Inc. “Designed with features that reduce accidental drops, keep keys and ports intact, stand up to heavy wear and tear, and make it easier to clean and sanitize, HP is committed to providing students with the devices and PC experiences they need to be successful in these new learning environments.”

Introducing HP Fortis – Built Tough, Designed for Blended Learning

When it comes to education devices, strength and durability reduces downtime which translates to increased instructional time. Built for active and mobile learners, the new HP Fortis portfolio embodies the strength and durability needed to help withstand drops, resist spills, and keep keys where they belong: on the keyboard. The textured surfaces make it easier for students of all ages to grip and handle the lightweight devices. The reinforced power and USB-C® ports limit damage from accidentally tugged cables, while the mechanically reinforced corners and co-molded rubber trims absorb shocks and reinforced hinges reduce stress on the hinges from repeated opening and closing. The full-skirted anchored keyboards prevent keys from being removed when students are fidgeting and may want to pick at them during class. The keyboard also resists spills up to 350 ml/11.8 oz.1 With more students going back to the classroom, it’s important to keep devices clean. The chassis, keyboard, and display for the devices can be wiped down using commonly available household disinfecting and cleaning wipes.2 For enhanced safety and protection, the devices feature a new metal shield that helps protect the battery from external damage from daily drops or tumbles.

Large Screens for More Room to Work

Built for the greater demands being placed on today’s students, the HP Fortis 14 devices feature 14” diagonal displays giving students large visual screen space to stay productive – whether it’s taking notes while watching a lecture or creating visual stories with ease. Large screen space gives students the freedom to engage content while consuming it at the same time. Students can also see their work clearly with optional bright anti-glare displays.

The HP Fortis 14” G10 Chromebook is purpose-built for cloud-native learning. Powered by Intel® processors with optional 4G LTE for reliable connectivity,3 the Chromebook allows students to access their classroom from almost anywhere. The 180-degree lay-flat hinge combined with the 88-degree wide-viewing angle HD camera and dual mics provide an excellent collaborative learning experience. The integrated HP Privacy Camera provides peace of mind to protect users from malicious surveillance, while Chrome Education Upgrade makes the device easy to deploy and simple to manage.4

The HP ProBook Fortis 14” G9 and the HP ProBook Fortis 14” G10 help students to confidently move through their day.

  • HP ProBook Fortis 14” G9 – Powered by Intel processors with Windows 11 Pro, Windows 11 Pro Education or Windows 11 SE,6 students can easily collaborate and reliably access assignments with Wi-Fi 67 and optional 4G LTE connectivity.8
  • HP ProBook Fortis 14” G10 – Powered with Intel 12th Gen Intel® i3/i5 processors and Windows 11 or Windows 11 Pro Education, students can transition quickly between writing documents, running STEM applications, editing video, and more. The latest in connectivity – Wi-Fi 6E9 – allows students to cut through crowded networks, while the battery learns students’ work patterns and optimizes power consumption with intelligent charging. HP Wolf Security for Business makes it easy for IT to protect student devices with a hardware-enforced, always-on, resilient defense.10

Adaptable to Support Multiple Learning Styles

The HP Pro x360 Fortis 11” G9 and HP Pro x360 Fortis 11” G10 embrace the different ways learning happens. The 360-degree design gives students the freedom to choose the mode that best suits them and their assignment. The optional world-facing 5 MP cameras and rechargeable12 pen13 with reinforced tip allows students to create, capture, and draw in laptop, tablet, tent, stand, or book mode. The rechargeable pen is stored and charged in an optional water-resistant garage14 so it’s ready to go whenever creativity strikes.

  • HP Pro x360 Fortis 11” G9 – Powered by Intel processors with Windows 11 Pro, Windows 11 Pro Education or Windows 11 SE,15 students can access assignments and apps seamlessly with Wi-Fi 616 and optional 4G LTE.17
  • HP Pro x360 Fortis 11” G10 – Powered with Intel 12th Gen Intel® i3/i5 processors and Windows 11 Pro or Windows 11 Pro Education, the device helps students tackle demanding assignments, like editing videos for media class or analyzing lab data. Wi-Fi 6E18 delivers fast, dependable network connections for learning in the cloud. HP Wolf Security for Business provides a resilient defense against malware and hacking.19 Equipped with intelligent charging, the device’s battery learns students’ work patterns and optimizes power consumption.

With a flexible 360-degree hinge, HP Pro x360 Fortis 11” G9 and HP Pro x360 Fortis 11” G10 allows students to learn in interactive and personalized ways.

Designed for Mobile Cloud-Native Learning

The HP Fortis 11” G9 Q Chromebook, powered by the robust Snapdragon® 7c compute platform, is exceptionally equipped for cloud-native mobile learning and provides secure and reliable access to the classroom. This Chromebook is HP’s thinnest and lightest Fortis device built for the rigors of today’s students and providing ultimate portability. It boots in seconds so students can spend more time learning and less time waiting. The device’s 4G LTE20 connectivity makes education more accessible and equitable for all students to learn from virtually anywhere.

Collaborate with Ease

The HP 320 FHD Webcam and HP 325 FHD Webcam are easy-to-use all-in-one webcams for users everywhere. Enjoy crisp images with 66-degree wide angles that offer full HD at 1080p21 and 30 fps video quality for a natural conversational feel. The webcams are easy to set up with USB-A, have 360-degree rotation for varying positions, and feature a removable lens cover for privacy.

HP’s Commitment to Education

As part of HP’s Sustainable Impact strategy, HP is aiming to empower millions of people with what they need to participate in the digital economy. HP is committed to enabling better learning outcomes for 100 million people by 2025 and accelerating digital equity for 150 million people by 2030.

Pricing and Availability23

  • HP Fortis 14” G10 Chromebook is available now for a starting price of $349.
  • HP ProBook Fortis 14” G9 PC is available now for a starting price of $369. HP ProBook Fortis 14” G9 preloaded with Windows 11 SE is expected to be available in April with pricing expected to be available closer to product availability.
  • HP ProBook Fortis 14” G10 PC is expected to be available in April. Pricing will be available closer to product availability.
  • HP Pro x360 Fortis 11” G9 PC is available now for a starting price of $399. HP ProBook Fortis 11” G9 preloaded with Windows 11 SE is expected to be available in April with pricing expected to be available closer to product availability.
  • HP Pro x360 Fortis 11” G10 PC is expected to be available in April. Pricing will be available closer to product availability.
  • HP Fortis 11” G9 Q Chromebook is expected to be available in June. Pricing will be available closer to product availability.
  • The HP 320 FHD Webcam is expected to be available in February for $39.99. The HP 325 FHD Webcam is expected to be available in March for $39.

About HP

HP Inc. is a technology company that believes one thoughtful idea has the power to change the world. Its product and service portfolio of personal systems, printers, and 3D printing solutions helps bring these ideas to life. Visit http://www.hp.com.

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