To help office workers adjust to the new home reality created by the ongoing health pandemic, HP has introduced a new line of monitors designed for video conferencing and collaboration. These sleek monitors have a pop-up webcam, built-in loudspeaker bar, and built-in microphones to give you a video conferencing station with the minimum of cables. The company is powered by a single USB-C 100W power cable and claims these monitors give you a cleaner desk setup for zoom video calls.
The HP conferencing monitors are available with the E24d G4 in either a 23.8-inch screen size or with the E27d G4 in a 27-inch panel. The smaller monitor comes with an FHD screen, while the larger panel increases the resolution to QHD and both monitors support a standard 16: 9 aspect ratio. The FHD webcam can be faded in when needed or stowed away when you don’t. This helps in privacy when you work at home and may not have a dedicated office space for your remote meetings.
The webcam also has an IR sensor. This means it can be used as a Windows Hello device for passwordless logins when connected to a Windows 10 laptop or desktop.
The monitors themselves are sleek, with tiny black bezels and a silver desk stand for very minimal setup. However, unlike HP’s Envy desktops, the speaker bar seems like an afterthought. So it looks like a little boombox is sticking out from the bottom of your screen.
You can connect your laptop or desktop to these panels via DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4 or USB-C.
If you don’t need a monitor to meet your video conferencing needs, the HP E24t G4 is a touchscreen-enabled desktop monitor. This swaps out the microphone, speakers and webcam for a cleaner look with a 23.8-inch FHD panel that supports a touchscreen.
All three commercial displays from HP come with IPS panels and ergonomics to adjust, tilt, pan, and swivel and HP Eye Ease to filter out blue light. The touchscreen panel can achieve a brightness of 250 nits, while the two conference monitors can achieve a brightness of 300 nits.
Both conference monitors will be launched in October. The smaller one costs $ 369 and the larger one costs $ 499. The touchscreen monitor launches in December for $ 349.
In addition to the monitors, HP unveiled the ProBook 635 G7, the lightest business laptop with AMD’s Ryzen processors upgraded to its ProBook 600 and 400 (G8) laptops, an updated HP EliteDesk 805 G6 desktop, and an updated ProDesk 405 G6 desktop with Ryzen processors.