HP PC Portfolio Awarded 32 Red Dot Recognitions for High Design Quality

HP Reverb G2 Omnicept Edition VR Headset receives Red Dot: Best of the Best for ground-breaking design quality

Laptops, displays, and accessories built for work, life, and play recognized for inspiring, beautiful, and sustainable designs

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HP Inc. has earned 32 design recognitions for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021 across its broad Personal Systems portfolio. The “Red Dot” distinction has been awarded to signify high design quality by an international jury. The company’s innovative HP Reverb G2 Omnicept Edition VR Headset received the Red Dot: Best of the Best, the highest honor in the competition.

With half of the global workforce still working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic,1 PC look and feel is important to consumers working from home. Over 60% of laptop users believe that computer design matters a lot more when working from home2 and 65% are trying to make their home working environment inspiring and beautiful.2

“We are uniquely focused on creating products that are sustainable and deliver differentiated experiences,” said Stacy Wolff, global head of Design and Sustainability, Personal Systems, HP Inc. “The PC is essential to how we learn, work, stay connected, and entertained, and we are honored to have our thoughtful designs across our innovative portfolio be recognized with an incredible 32 Red Dot Awards.”

Red Dot: Best of the Best
The winners of the Red Dot: Best of the Best have demonstrated unique design competency. Their objects set trends in product design and give a glimpse of future developments. Only a fraction of participants achieve this perfect symbiosis of aesthetics and functionality. HP’s Reverb G2 Omnicept Edition VR Headset, the world’s most intelligent VR headset,3 won this distinction. It equips developers with the ability to create adaptive, user-centric experiences with a state-of-the-art sensor system that measures muscle movement, gaze, pupil size, and pulse. The HP Reverb G2 also received a Red Dot recognition.

Red Dot Award for Highest Design Quality
The winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021 demonstrated design excellence in terms of both the aesthetic and the functionality. HP earned 31 recognitions spanning devices, displays, and accessories designed for work, education, gaming, creation, entertainment, and retail.

HP’s innovative products designed for work today include:

  • HP Elite Folio featuring a pull-forward form factor with a flexible, magnesium unibody design that transitions seamlessly between laptop, tablet, and media mode featuring soft vegan leather.4
  • HP EliteBook 840 G8 Aero is the world’s lightest 14-inch mainstream business laptop5, giving people the freedom to move through blended workplace environments, without compromise.
  • HP U27 4K Wireless Monitor is the world’s first 4K wireless sharing PC monitor6,7 allowing users the freedom of untethered mobility with an automatic, cable-free connection for work or play.
  • HP ProBook 635 Aero, HP EliteOne 800 G6 All-in-One, and HP EliteDisplay E14 G4 received recognition and are designed to elevate the work experience.

HP’s innovative products for creation and entertainment include:

  • HP ENVY 14HP ENVY x360 15 and HP ENVY 17 are designed for the way creators create, giving people the freedom to create and stay connected from anywhere. The ENVY laptops deliver a personalized creative experience with features including factory color calibration on the displays, performance optimization in Thermal Profile, creative scenarios to optimize display in HP Display Control, HP QuickDrop to easily transfer files wirelessly to and from devices, and HP Enhanced Lighting – which turns the display into a built-in selfie light for video calls. 
  • The world’s first 3:2 aspect ratio convertible PC with 90% screen to body ratio and adaptive intelligence,8 the HP Spectre x360 14 offers the viewability of a 15-inch device with the mobility of a 13.5-inch form factor for the ultimate browsing, reading, editing, and viewing experience. 
  • HP ENVY Tower brings high-end design into the home with its stunning brushed metal finish.
  • HP Renew Sleeve is designed to assist with your environmental initiatives. The sleeve is created with recycled plastic bottles9 and knit to shape with minimal manufacturing waste.
  • HP 930 Creator Wireless Mouse is the most customizable mouse for creators.10 This versatile mouse allows users creating on multiple devices to drag and drop content between devices (up to three) via dongle or Bluetooth®. The HP Wireless Multi-Device 630M Mouse was also recognized.

HP’s innovative products designed for learning and play include:

  • HP Chromebook 11 G8 Education Edition the world’s thinnest 11-inch rugged Chromebooks for education,11 delivering both portability and durability for today’s students. The HP Chromebook x360 11 G4 Education Edition is a flexible and durable convertible that enables schools and educators to empower the next generation with skills to master creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking.
  • The HP Pavilion line-up (HP Pavilion 13, HP Pavilion 14, HP Pavilion 14 x360, and HP Pavilion 15 x360) showcase a progressive new tonal color-blocking design and use post-consumer-recycled and ocean-bound plastics.12
  • Other winners include HP Chromebook x360 14, HP Pavilion All-in-One, and HP All-in-One, all designed to empower learning and play.

HP’s innovative gaming ecosystem include:

  • OMEN 25L and OMEN 30L desktops are built with refined thermals and a tool-less design for access to internals that adhere to microATX standards. Multiple chassis options including a 30L model that has a tempered-glass front bezel and EMI-coated glass side panel, the desktops yield a gorgeous aesthetic and highlights the interior’s diligent cable routing and color consistency.
  • The stunningly compact OMEN Spacer Wireless TKL Keyboard features a design that allows for a more ergonomic posture while freeing up desk space. While the OMEN Transceptor Sleeve offers utility and protection.

HP’s innovative products that power creative breakthroughs include:

  • ZBook Power is HP’s most affordable mobile workstation and makes the power of the ZBook more accessible and ideal for STEAM students. The mobile workstation offers fast performance and improved thermals allowing for up to NVIDIA Quadro® T2000 graphics and Intel® Xeon® or Core i9 processors in a chassis that is now 19% smaller, 11% thinner, and nearly 10% lighter than previous generation.
  • ZCentral 4R, the world’s most powerful 1U racked workstation13 for media and entertainment, product development, data science, and healthcare. ZCentral 4R is engineered to harness the power of a Z4 workstation in a 1U form factor and designed for high density in racked environments.
  • HP Z Display 27 delivers flawless color accuracy out of the box and an ultra-thin profile.

HP’s innovative retail solution includes:

  • HP Engage One Pro, the world’s most powerful point-of-sale system,14 features a sleek aluminum frame and sophisticated craftsmanship with integrated, hidden cable management to keep counter spaces cutter-free and the ability to adjust display orientation and deploy in landscape or portrait mode with height and tilt adjust for simple, seamless usability.

HP’s winning innovative products will be part of the online exhibition on the Red Dot website starting June 21, 2021, the beginning of the Red Dot Design Week during which this year’s award winners will be celebrated online.

From June 22, 2021, HP will also be included in the exhibition “Design on Stage” in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, where all the award-winning products are showcased. Visitors to the museum can experience the quality of the designs in a space that features contemporary design solutions and historical industrial architecture. The Red Dot Design Yearbook 2021/2022 comes out in August. The publication provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art and trends in product design.

About the Red Dot Design Award
In order to appraise the diversity in the field of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award breaks down into the three disciplines of Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. With more than 18,000 entries, the Red Dot Award is one of the world’s largest design competitions. In 1955, a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. In the 1990s, Red Dot CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec developed the name and brand of the award. Ever since, the sought-after distinction “Red Dot” has been the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. The award winners are presented in the yearbooks, museums and online. More information is available at www.red-dot.de.

About HP
HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our product and service portfolio of personal systems, printers and 3D printing solutions, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at http://www.hp.com.

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1 Coronavirus: How the world of work my change forever. BBC.
2 HP Propriety research. US and UK.
3 Based on HP’s internal analysis of VR headsets with intelligent rendering based on vision-tracking; and mouth camera, eye-tracking cameras, EMG and PPG sensors, and pupillometry to enable cognitive load (requires integration through HP Omnicept SDK software) as of September 30, 2020.
4 100% polyvinyl.
5 Based on HP’s internal analysis of 14" business laptops with preinstalled encryption, authentication, malware protection and BIOS-level protection, passing MIL-STD testing, USB-C® docking including power delivery, clamshell form factor, Intel® U Series or AMD Ryzen™ Pro processors, HDMI, and at least two USB 3.1 Gen1 ports, optional integrated smart card reader, optional WWAN and at least 53 WHr battery as of December 2020. Lightest based on weight.
6 4K content required to view full 4K images.
7 Based on all 4K PC wireless integrated desktop displays in the market as of May 2020. Testing based on video streaming via Wi-Fi direct using a device with a wireless card. 4K sharing minimum system requirements are Windows 10 1809 or later, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, i5 processor or greater, 8GB RAM or greater.
8 HP internal analysis based on all Windows OS convertible PCs in the market as of (date). Screen to body ratio is the percent of active plus nonactive viewing area to active viewing area plus border. Measure with lid vertical to the desk
9 Made with 96% recycled plastic bottle material.
10 Based on HP’s internal analysis of mice that support multi-device connection using Bluetooth, have programmable buttons and can customize app specific settings. Most customizable based on number of programmable buttons as of March 22, 2021.
11 Based on HP’s internal analysis as of January 2020 of clamshell Chromebooks with rubberized durability features including rubber trims and bumpers that pass a 70cm drop test. Thinnest based on hinge height.
12 Based on HP's internal analysis of displays marketed to consumers as of Sept. 22, 2020. Notebooks 45% post-consumer recycled plastic content consists of 5% ocean bound plastic materials by weight.
13 Based on HP internal analysis of 1U racked workstation processor, graphics, memory, and power supply as of March 2020.
14 Most powerful based on HP's internal analysis of stationary point of sale systems with powered USB, cash drawer ports, 5-year life cycle, & embedded OS. Most powerful based on processor wattage, processor max turbo frequency, and memory as of November 2020.


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