While digital learning initiatives have been in sharp focus for some time now, it’s safe to say that improving the online experience for both students and teachers alike has never been more crucial. And it’s a trend that’s not going away any time soon, with 61% of schools expecting the mix of remote and in-person learning to continue into the 2021 school year1.
To keep up with the demands of this hybrid learning environment, students need a light, portable device that’s equipped to support video conferencing and a digital-rich curriculum. Arriving just in time, the HP ProBook x360 435 is the latest addition to HP’s impressive device fleet, built with modern learning in mind.
Starting at just 1.45kg, the ProBook is easy for the youngest of students to carry around, or slip into a backpack, despite its generous 13.3 inch display.
Delivering 360° of viewing options – from typing in laptop mode, to drawing in tablet mode, or watching a video in tent mode – students have everything they need to keep them engaged and maximise their learning potential.
A recent report estimated that electronic devices damaged by students have cost US families $2.8 billion over 5 years2. That’s a lot of smashed screens and broken devices! With a gorilla glass screen and a premium, spill resistant, backlit keyboard, the HP ProBook x360 435 is built to withstand anything kids throw at it. In fact, it passed 19 military standard guidelines – such as sand, freezing, drops, functional shock, vibrations and humidity testing.
Another standout feature is the dual-camera system. Along with the user facing 720p HD camera, a second ‘world-facing’ camera sits below the keyboard so when flipped into tablet or tent mode, students and teachers can capture the world in front of them. It’s a feature that’s missing from several other comparable manufacturer’s devices, and we’re looking forward to seeing the way students and teachers use this feature in the classroom.
Beyond cameras, the HP ProBook x350 435 includes an integrated dual array microphone and stereo speakers to power collaboration – both in the classroom and at home.
We’ve talked at length about the power of digital inking in the classroom, and it’s backed by 90% of teachers who agree that it improves the quality of their curriculum3. The optional HP Pro Pen mimics the feel of a real pen, allowing students to naturally annotate, draw, make notes on-screen and express their creativity. The pen requires AAAA batteries, which can last up to a full year4. Not only does the device include standard digital inking capabilities, but for little hands who may frequently rest on the screen while drawing, the device can recognise and reject palm contact. If you’re worried students will lose the stylus within minutes, HP have thought of that too – including a tie to securely connect the pen to the laptop.
Today’s students require performance to handle their diverse learning activities – from video conferencing and media streaming, to collaboration platforms and power-hungry learning apps. With the latest Ryzen 4000 series multi core processor, performance-wise, it’s comparable to an Intel Core i5 processor.
Nothing disrupts a class more than a student’s device running out of battery. That’s why the HP ProBook x360 435 has up to 17 hours of battery life, ensuring it lasts beyond the school day. If students forget to recharge, HP Fast Charge provides up to 50% of battery in just 30 minutes so they can get back to learning, faster.
Of course, the HP ProBook x360 435 comes with all the usual connection options. It’s Wi-Fi 6 enabled and offers seamless Bluetooth connectivity. There’s also plenty of ports including USB-C, HDMI, audio jack, Micro SD and two USB 3.1, so no matter the environment or accessory, the HP ProBook x360 435 makes it easy to connect.
The HP ProBook x360 435 is enhanced with security and privacy from the BIOS up. You get all the HP security innovations:
Plus, it comes with Windows 10 installed, which means each device always has the latest antivirus protection.
HP has always been focused on sustainability with goals to reduce their carbon footprint, strengthen communities, and ensure products are ethically produced. As a result. each device arrives in recyclable brown box packaging with recyclable cushions to protect the device during transit.
Contact a Data#3 HP specialist to evaluate a demo unit for yourself. We’ll also send you a free limited-edition hoodie5 just for taking the HP ProBook x360 435 for a test drive!
1. Microsoft. 2020. What educators have learned from remote learning prepares them for the new school year. [Online] Available at: https://educationblog.microsoft.com/en-us/2020/06/three-months-later-what-educators-have-learned-from-remote-learning-prepares-them-for-the-new-school-year/
2. Pinkser. 2018. Electronic Devices Damaged By Kids Have Cost Families $2.8 Billion In 5 Years. [Online] Available at https://www.huffpost.com/entry/electronic-devices-damaged-by-kids_n_3862321
3. IDC, Report. July 2015 . Digital ink in the classroom. [Online] Available at https://www.data3.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/IDC_Digital_Ink_in_the_Classroom.pdf
4. Based on 3 hours a day of usage.
5. While stocks last. Australia only.