New HP Chromebooks and Thin Clients Power Cloud‐First Computing for Hybrid Work

By Alex Thatcher, Director, Cloud Clients Planning, Commercial Systems, HP Inc.

Every company has roles that are critical to the business’ success. These are typically customer-facing jobs that handle sensitive information or manage real-time operations. The technology these people rely on requires higher standards for security, robustness, and performance. If these tools fail, the consequences can be dire: revenue is immediately lost, sensitive data may be exposed, or in the case of public safety such as emergency dispatch or healthcare, people’s safety may be at stake.

Companies are virtualizing applications and desktops to provide enhanced security, resilience, and uninterrupted productivity for mission critical work, especially in hybrid work environments. Eighty-five percent of organizations will embrace a cloud-first strategy by 2025 and they will not be able to fully execute on their digital strategies without the use of cloud-native technologies.

HP is introducing new PC hardware, software, and device management solutions to empower business-critical workers and the IT teams that support them in today’s hybrid world.

HP Elite Chromebooks: Powering a hybrid cloud workforce

Chrome OS over the years has evolved, integrating new technologies to provide simple and secure experiences. Today’s workforce requires more from their Chrome OS devices, and HP has stepped up to the challenge with a portfolio of business Chromebooks that are better than ever. Following the unveiling of the world’s most advanced Chromebook for business, the HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook at CES, HP is announcing new Chromebooks thoughtfully-designed to empower hybrid cloud workers.

The HP Elite c645 G2 Chromebook Enterprise, powered by AMD Ryzen™ 5000 C-Series processors, makes it easier for cloud users to tackle hybrid work. Brighter screen options include a 14-inch diagonal 400-nit FHD panel, HP Eye Ease for low blue light exposure, HP Sure View Reflect integrated privacy screen to protect sensitive information from prying eyes, as well as a 1000-nit outdoor viewable option. Wi-Fi 6E and optional 4G LTE make it easy to work from almost anywhere, meaning internet downtime is a problem of the past. HP Privacy Camera gives users control of when they can be seen with a sliding cover for the webcam lens.

                           HP Elite c645 G2 Chromebook Enterprise


The HP Elite c640 G3 Chromebook Enterprise, powered by 12th Gen Intel Core processors, is purpose-built for the enterprise. Powered by the Intel vPro platform, the device enables exceptional performance and comprehensive, multilayered security for business. Elevate virtual collaboration with a 5MP camera that brings enhanced visual clarity while AI-based Noise Reduction filters out background noise empowering remote workers to be at their best. It features an optional integrated fingerprint reader and is the first Chromebook to offer an integrated smartcard reader, a preferred authentication method for many companies using Citrix.

HP is also announcing that select HP Chromebook Enterprise devices now come bundled with one year of Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS. Parallels Desktop enables Chromebooks to run full-featured Windows applications, even when disconnected from a network, making them great choices for business in any environment.

HP Universal USB-C Multiport Hub

When working on-the-go or at a desk, enjoy a seamless workflow experience connecting what matters most with the HP Universal USB-C Multiport Hub. Connect to everything from dual 4K displays to several peripheral options to plug and play however you choose. It supports any USB-C compatible PC featuring seven ports, regardless of the brand or OS. Users can also get to work with a single cable from their USB-C-enabled notebook to their displays, devices, and wired network with the space-saving HP USB-C Dock G5, a Works with Chromebook certified peripheral.

HP Thin Clients Solutions: Delivering Powerful New Windows and Linux-based cloud computing for hybrid work

More than ever, mission-critical workers rely on virtualization for secure and efficient computing as the shift from physical desktops to virtualization accelerates. Maximizing the security, scalability, and simplicity of virtualization requires cloud devices designed for today’s hybrid world, and HP’s future-forward thin client portfolio is the perfect solution.

HP Elite t655 Thin Client

Keep up with increasing performance requirements demanded by video collaboration with the HP Elite t655 Thin Client. Powered by the Next Gen AMD Ryzen Embedded R-Series with Radeon Graphics, the device delivers performance, versatility, and security in a virtualization workhorse. It can support up to three 4k displays, offers highly flexible port configurations and mounting options, while providing always-on security with AMD Memory Guard and TPM 2.0.

HP Elite mt645 G7 Mobile Thin Client


Tackle heavy workloads with the world’s highest performing mobile thin client, the HP Elite mt645 G7 Mobile Thin Client. Powered an AMD Ryzen 5000 Series processor, stay productive wherever work happens with optional 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, and RJ-45 connectivity options and the NVMe storage SSD provides faster load times for the operating system and apps. When it comes to visual clarity, the HD camera with temporal noise reduction lowers the effects of visual noise and pixelation, allowing increased definition to capture all the details. When passwords aren’t enough, the fingerprint sensor or smartcard reader provide two-factor authentication. Protect the screen from unwanted viewers while experiencing a comfortable viewing experience with the HP Sure View Reflect integrated privacy screen with a low blue light option. For additional security, the HP Sure Start self-healing BIOS defends against evolving threats while HP Tamper Lock locks the PC if it has been physically opened or compromised and notifies the user. The sliding cover on the HP Privacy Camera gives users control of when they can be seen.

HP Pro mt440 G3 Mobile Thin Client

The HP Pro mt440 G3 Mobile Thin Client provides purpose-built mobile virtualization with a security-first OS and hybrid-ready management. Power through multi-tasking days with a 12th Gen Intel Celeron processor and WLAN or WWAN connectivity options. Get to work quickly with blazing fast NVMe storage that improve load times. For added protection, the device is equipped with HP Sure Start, HP TamperLock, and an optional HP Privacy Camera.

Tools for IT

Now available as a Tech Preview for select customers, HP Cloud Endpoint Manager gives IT teams a better way to manage growing fleets of HP Thin Clients. The modern device management software is the world’s first real-time device monitoring of thin clients with OEM device management software. It features real-time data, instant alerts, and policy-driven management to eliminate repetitive tasks. The cloud-ready management solution empowers IT to keep mission-critical devices performing with proactive notifications so they always know the health and status of their fleet and can quickly troubleshoot issues.

For IT and end users, HP ThinPro 8.0 protects mission-critical devices from startup to shut down with a steadfast, secure, and easy user experience. The Linux®-based HP ThinPro 8.0 OS adds advanced multi-level security including drive encryption, a simple user interface, and support for remote device management. It also features updated support for multiple cloud computing and collaboration tools.

Protecting our shared future

HP Chromebooks and Thin Clients are part of the world’s most sustainable PC portfolio. The HP Elite c640 G3 Chromebook Enterprise, HP Elite c645 G2 Chromebook, HP Elite mt645 G7 Mobile Thin Client, and HP Pro mt440 G3 Mobile Thin Client contain ocean-bound plastic in speaker boxes, keycaps made from 50% post-consumer recycled DVDs, and 100% sustainably sourced or recycled packaging.

Pricing and Availability

  • The prices of the different HP devices mentioned will be announced closer to the launch date in each country. All will be available on and from authorized resellers.
  • HP Universal USB-C Multiport Hub is available now for $99.
  • HP Cloud Endpoint Manager is available as a Tech Preview.