HP Announces New Products For SMBs

2013-06-07 15:15:47

Published on 2013-06-07 15:15:47

HP has announced an array of new products to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) improve productivity and boost their connectivity.

SMBs need to be wise when it comes to making IT-purchasing decisions, as they often struggle to meet their needs with regard to balancing performance, quality and design.

HP is aiming to take action on this by helping SMBs attain the balance with high-performance notebook PCs, providing innovative features along with reliable print solutions that can be integrated into business environments.

In addition, HP’s products are designed to meet the budgets of SMBs while providing an increased focus on productivity and manageability, with the offerings including the HP ProBook 400 Series, the HP 200 Series, and HP Scanjet Sheet-feed Scanner and HP LaserJet and HP Officejet printers.

The company’s printing solutions merge efficiency and manageability with value, helping business customers to produce, store and access high-quality materials.

For example, the HP Laser Jet Pro multifunction printer M521 series provides fast and reliable printing, along with imaging capabilities to satisfy demands from customers and the market.

Furthermore, customers can print while on the go by using the MFPs from their smartphone or tablet.

Another product available to consumers is the HP LaserJet Enterprise M725, which provides protected, large-volume printing and imaging options at a low price.

For customers who are looking for just a scanner, the Scanjet Pro 3000 s2 Sheet-feed scanner provides a small footprint and boasts scan-to-cloud support, including HP Flow CM Professional.

Chris Ogburn, director for Americas SMBs and channel marketing, HP, said: “Our SMB customers often play multiple roles within their organization—from managers to accounting to IT—and they require flexible, high-performance tools to complete their varied business tasks.

“HP is focused on providing user-friendly technologies that improve performance and empower our customers, tearing down productivity barriers with ultra mobile and powerful solutions.”

Along with dependable and efficient printers, offices need to have other reliable pieces of hardware, including notebooks with exceptional printing speeds.

HP has tailored its 200 series of devices to suit the needs of SMBs, with the machines available in 15.6- and 14-inch screen sizes, while they also offer a variety of wireless capabilities.

The machines also boast powerful processors from Intel and AMD, along with a user-friendly design for simple content creation and consumption in the workplace or at home.

Furthermore, the systems boast a durable casing and a HP 3D DriveGuard, which will protect the notebooks regardless of where they are placed.

The machines also include a selection of pre-installed software and features, enabling users to connect to larger HD displays.

In addition, the HP ProBook Series provides a selection of options for businesses.

HP wrote: “The HP ProBook 400 Series notebook PCs are a complete portfolio of five reliable SMB notebooks designed for cost-conscious customers who want to work smarter without compromising design.

“Offered in 17.3-, 15.6-, 14- and 13.3-inch flat-panel screen sizes, and featuring a range of powerful processors from Intel and AMD, the new HP ProBook 400 series is up to 36 per cent thinner and 18 per cent lighter than previous-generation notebooks.”

Although HP’s latest array of products are bound to prove appealing for businesses, it is vital that they fully search the market before they settle on a particular model.

Other companies such as Epson, Canon and Oki are all offering new hardware that tailor the needs of businesses of differing sizes and a more appropriate model could be found if the market is fully explored.

Budgeting is also important when it comes to printing systems, as companies need to be aware that they may not necessarily be able to afford the exact model they desire.

In this scenario, breaking the budget is inadvisable as it will affect resources in other areas of the business, which is why it is important to come up with a designated spending plan.

Posted by Canzil Ahmed.

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