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New HP Chrome Enterprise Portfolio and Device as a Service Accelerate Cloud-First IT

By Maulik Pandya, Vice President and General Manager, Cloud Client Group

October 10, 2019


The pervasiveness of sophisticated web tools and services is rapidly transforming the way we work and live. Students immersed in collaborative tools such as G Suite are entering the workforce with cloud-centric workstyles. These cloud natives use an average of 22 different web applications to do their job and embrace always-connected, hassle-free experiences1. Businesses around the world are looking to empower cloud-centric workstyles while improving endpoint security and lowering the cost and complexity of endpoint management, especially for customer-facing frontline workers.

Recognizing that 80% of the expense of a PC occurs after purchase2, 4 out of 5 businesses are already exploring cloud-native clients like Chromebooks to free their organization from the management and support burdens of legacy IT3. HP is merging the simplicity, efficiency, and security of Chrome Enterprise with HP’s business-class devices and services, enabling businesses to modernize their endpoints with a cloud-first approach.

Today, HP is announcing a new portfolio of Chrome Enterprise products and services designed to help organizations capture the benefits of a modern OS. HP’s new portfolio includes the HP Chromebook Enterprise x360 14E G1, ideal for cloud natives, and the HP Chromebox Enterprise G2 and HP Chromebook Enterprise 14A G5, designed for frontline workers. Also, HP Device as a Service (DaaS) is further expanding its multi-OS support to include Chrome Enterprise devices. These new HP offerings enable organizations around the world to accelerate their adoption of cloud-first IT.

New HP Chrome Enterprise Portfolio

HP Chromebook Enterprise x360 14E G1. Featuring an ultra-durable, stylish, natural aluminum design, this powerful 14” diagonal Chromebook convertible features Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 processors, runs up to 13 hours4 and includes the advanced security, flexible access, and simplified orchestration of Chrome Enterprise5 Four flexible modes, B&O audio experience, sleek narrow-bezel touchscreen display, USB-C™ docking, and dual speakers allow users to make the most of make the most of their media and virtual meetings.

HP Chromebox Enterprise G2. A compact, versatile Chromebox for frontline workers, it is an ideal desktop for call centers, shared workspaces, and public business centers, and can also be configured to power kiosks and digital signage. Power through tasks with 7th or 8th gen Intel® processors and up to 16 GB memory and experience vibrant visuals with support for up to two 4K displays.

HP Chromebook Enterprise 14A G5. An ultra-durable 14” diagonal Chromebook designed for frontline workers, this device can launch more apps, quickly browse the web, and manage battery power with AMD A4 and A6 processors, HP Fast Charge Technology, and universal USB-C™ compatibility.

With HP’s new Chrome Enterprise portfolio, users can expect:

  • A simple, powerful way to work. Multi-task smoothly with access to millions of web, Android, and Linux apps6 on devices that boot up in as fast as six seconds.
  • A simple way to manage your endpoints. Unlock business capabilities with security policies, fleet management, support for Active Directory, and leading enterprise mobility management solutions, and more.
  • A simple way to secure what matters. Protect endpoints from evolving cyber threats with multi-layered, hardware-enforced security and regular OS updates. And HP Chrome Enterprise devices help defend against ransomware and can be remotely disabled in the case of theft7.
  • A simple way to maximize your investment. Ensure cost savings with Chrome Enterprise8 through reduced software licensing, downtime and support incidents, and admin costs. Scale cost savings with long-lifecycle global devices available in 50 countries, complemented by a full suite of displays and accessories, all backed by HP enterprise support and HP DaaS options9.

IT Assets and Resources Optimized with HP Device as a Service

HP DaaS now supports Chrome Enterprise devices, further expanding the broadest multi-OS device support available in a DaaS service. This is a complete solution that combines multi-OS hardware, analytics from HP TechPulse, and lifecycle services that allow users to optimize their IT assets and resources. 

IT admins can gain insights on their HP Chrome Enterprise devices including security compliance, hardware health, SMART battery status, and warranty status as well as viewing the inventory, OS version, and manufacturing date along with the other devices in their environment – regardless of operating system or manufacturer.

Customers may choose the plan that best fits their business and offload a little or a lot of the day to day oversight of devices and apps to HP or its partners.

HP Service Experts or authorized HP partners can manage the device environment comprised of existing devices and seamlessly introduce the addition of HP Chrome Enterprise devices into your multi-OS environment without requiring customers to adopt a new management platform. The most popular operating systems in the world and myriad device types can be managed with HP DaaS – providing the flexibility that organizations need to support their workers and stay competitive.

HP is one of the first providers to offer Chromebooks in an as-a-service model, enabling customers to bring Chrome OS into the enterprise with support, services, devices, and unique analytics all for a predictable device price.


The HP Chromebook Enterprise x360 14E G1 and HP Chromebook Enterprise 14A G5 are planned to be available for purchase in late October. The HP Chromebox Enterprise G2 is planned to be available for purchase in November. All three devices are planned to be available through HP DaaS in November.


1 Businesses @ Work, Okta

2 IDC, “PC Leasing and Financing White Paper”

3 Forrester, “Rethink Technology In The Age Of The Cloud Worker”

4 Testing conducted by HP. Battery life will vary, and the maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage.

5 Included Chrome Enterprise Upgrade license requires one-time setup.

6 Internet access required and sold separately. Some apps may require purchase.

7 Internet access required and sold separately. Some apps may require purchase.

8 Single Chrome Enterprise Upgrade included. Requires one-time setup, Google Admin Console, and your organization’s domain. Please see

9 Sold separately.