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HP Inc.

January 19, 2016 11:05 ET

HP Inc. Transforms the Classroom With Technology Solutions to Personalize Instruction and Create Next-Generation Learning Experiences

New Hardware, Education Assessment Technology, and Software Bundles Deliver New Possibilities for Students, Teachers and School Leaders

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Jan 19, 2016) - HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) today unveiled new PCs and software solutions designed for education that help support meaningful outcomes for students, teacher and communities. The new solutions and programs include:

  • HP Education Edition notebooks
  • HP School Pack Software 2.0
  • HP Sprout Pro by HP
  • HP and Microsoft's Reinvent the Classroom Program

"At HP, we believe that every student should be given the opportunity to be an inventive individual rather than a standardized product of a system," said Gus Schmedlen, vice president, Education, Printing and Personal Systems, HP Inc. "HP is on a mission to enable teachers and students with tools that 'un-standardize' learning -- making education a more unique experience for students that is more flexible, collaborative and dynamic."

HP Education Edition Notebooks: Built for Schools. Designed for Learning.
HP Education Edition Notebooks are built tough to withstand the rigors of daily academic use and designed for learning with Windows 10 and innovative tools to enhance instruction, engagement and active educational use.

HP Education Edition Notebooks features include:

  • Battery life designed for the classroom
  • Premium wireless for cloud-based LMS, assessments and online curricula1
  • Rugged construction to survive the classroom
  • Tools for active, educational use to enable teaching and learning out of the box

The HP ProBook 11 G2 Education Edition notebook is constructed using industrial co-molded rubber to protect against the rigors of the classroom and has up to 18 hours of battery life2 -- this notebook is built to last. The powerful and versatile HP ProBook 11 EE is powered by Windows 10 and offers up to Intel® Core™ performance with an optional touchscreen, empowering breakthrough experiences miles beyond netbooks.

The HP Pro 310 x360 Convertible PC Education Edition with Windows 103 is blended learning ready with a rotational hinge allowing for four modes to suit any learning style: stand, tent, notebook and tablet. The Pro 310 x360 features an Intel® Celeron® or Pentium® processor4, and solid state storage up to 256 GB5.

HP School Pack 2.0 is an out-of-the box solution of digital tools and content exclusively for Windows devices designed for collaborative, standards-aligned, and personalized learning. School Pack 2.0 includes a host of instructional, management and supplemental tools. It is anchored by HP Classroom Manager Student Edition6 that allows teachers to manage classroom PCs and communicate seamlessly with students. Other software in HP School Pack 2.0 include: HP Adaptive Learning created by Fishtree, HP Prime Graphing Calculator App, Classlink Single Sign On, Codecademy for Learning How to Program, Corinth Classroom, Curriculum Matrix, the Oxford® Advanced Learners Dictionary, and PASCO® SPARKVue™7.

New to HP School Pack is HP Touchpoint Manager for Education8, a cloud-based app that simplifies IT management for schools with minimal IT resources to easily manage and secure data, devices and users. With HP Touchpoint Manager, school IT administrators can quickly troubleshoot issues in real-time and use point-and-click security policies across different devices, brands and operating systems.

All HP Education Edition tablets and notebooks include or offer premium 2x2 AC WLAN9, HP School Pack 2.0 and one year of HP Touchpoint Manager for Education.

Sprout Pro by HP: Designed for Education and Business
Today, HP is also announcing Sprout Pro by HP designed for education and businesses. Sprout Pro features Windows 10 Professional, Intel® Core™ i7 processor with DDR4 memory, customizable software image, trusted platform module and a three-year limited warranty.

By leveraging Sprout's blend of tactile, visual and audio engagement, educators are offered powerful means of differentiating instruction and personalizing learning in a way no other computer can support. Sprout transforms the classroom into an immersive educational experience that revolutionizes the way teachers and students learn, create, collaborate and share.

Sprout helps:

  • Accelerate engagement and inspire learning at every level with an immersive and intuitive computing experience.
  • Maximize classroom IT budgets and close the technology gap by consolidating classroom equipment like document cameras, interactive surfaces and school PCs.
  • Enable advanced, multi-screen collaboration, 1-to-1 or 1-to-many.
  • Changes the classroom desk space into a true digital and physical workspace.

For more information on Sprout in the classroom: http://bit.ly/LearningWithSprout.

HP and Microsoft Reinvent the Classroom
HP and Microsoft also unveiled a joint program called Reinvent the Classroom, a worldwide effort to inspire instructional innovation and next-generation learning experiences, powered by Windows 10 and HP solutions. Reinvent the Classroom will place state-of-the-art Learning Studios in more than 60 school locations across the world to support advanced blended learning, international collaboration and the maker movement in education. With tools like Microsoft Office 365, Skype and HP Adaptive Learning, these schools will shape the future of learning.

"With Microsoft, we are delivering exciting new devices and solutions that help schools and students rethink the possibilities around learning, creating a vision for the Classroom of the Future," said Alex Cho, vice president of Commercial PCs, Personal Systems, HP Inc. "This vision is manifested through HP and Microsoft's Reinvent the Classroom program, showcasing how innovation can create more immersive learning environments."

HP Life e-Learning 2.0
HP also launched HP LIFE e-Learning 2.0, a new social knowledge sharing version of the free, online HP learning initiative for entrepreneurs used by more than 580,000 learners in over 200 countries and territories. HP LIFE 2.0 is now powered by EdCast, a global social knowledge network built to enhance peer to peer collaboration and online learning. As a result, HP LIFE users have access to new and extensive learning opportunities from across the EdCast network, including new topics and access to additional quality content from global thought-leaders. Learners and educators may sign up and learn more at www.life-global.org.

Pricing and Availability10

  • The HP ProBook 11 G2 Education Edition is expected to be available in February starting at $359.
  • The HP Pro 310 x360 Convertible PC Education Edition is expected to be available in March starting at $449.

About HP Inc.
HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions, and services, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at http://www.hp.com.

1 Wireless 2x2 antenna is an optional feature on the HP ProBook 11 Education Edition G1 and G2 and the HP Pro x360 310 Education Edition.
2 Windows 10 MM14 battery life will vary depending on various factors including product model, configuration, loaded applications, features, use, wireless functionality, and power management settings. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage. See www.bapco.com for additional details.
3 Not all features are available in all editions or versions of Windows. Systems may require upgraded and/or separately purchased hardware, drivers and/or software to take full advantage of Windows functionality. Windows 10 is automatically updated, which is always enabled. ISP fees may apply and additional requirements may apply over time for updates. See http://www.microsoft.com.
4 Multi-Core is designed to improve performance of certain software products. Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of this technology. Performance and clock frequency will vary depending on application workload and your hardware and software configurations. Intel's numbering is not a measurement of higher performance.
5 For storage drives, GB = 1 billion bytes. TB = 1 trillion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less. Up to 30 GB (For Windows 8 and 10) are reserved for system recovery software.
6 Tested by HP using continuous HD video playback, 720p (1280x720) resolution, 150 nits brightness, system audio level at 50%, player audio level at 100%, played from local storage, headphone attached, wireless off, auto dimming off. Actual battery life will vary depending on configuration and maximum capacity will naturally decrease with time and usage.
7 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.
8 HP Touchpoint Manager for Education includes a one-year Touchpoint Manager Basic subscription. Purchase required after one year. Not available in all countries see www.hp.com/go/touchpoint/education for availability information.
9 Wireless access point and Internet service required. Availability pf public wireless access points limited. The specifications for the 802.11ac WLAN 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 802.1ac WLAN devices.
10 Estimated U.S. street prices. Actual prices may vary.

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