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  • What's the point if we don't get to keep it afterwards?

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  • Awesome! I'm happy to see something like this get started.  Great opportunity for the community.

    If I were to participate, I'd test out the x360... I just like the form factors it provides.

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  • Ross42. wrote:

    What's the point if we don't get to keep it afterwards?

    Uuuuhhhh, to test it out??
    I'm with Chris.  If I was eligible, I'd definitely be keen to try out the x360.
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  • Is it Xmas already? I am still coming to terms with having been to HP's treasure cave and having seen and tried most of them.

    I will resist from partaking because I fear I will not want to return them after 2 weeks. Already did not want to go home after the Innovation Forum had finished this Monday. Too many HP goodies there along with the precious.  New printers, new laptops, desktops and conferencing systems and the HP staff went above and beyond to get me there on crutches.

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  • My wife is looking into a laptop, so I'll definitely want to check out one of these.  If I'm picked, that is.

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  • Gabrielle.L wrote:

    Ross42. wrote:

    What's the point if we don't get to keep it afterwards?

    Uuuuhhhh, to test it out??
    I'm with Chris.  If I was eligible, I'd definitely be keen to try out the x360.
    Every other one i've seen lets you keep the device after you test it. Otherwise you're doing actual work for no pay. I can promise you all the devices mentioned will work as a laptop is intended to work.
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  • Ross42. wrote:

    Gabrielle.L wrote:

    Ross42. wrote:

    What's the point if we don't get to keep it afterwards?

    Uuuuhhhh, to test it out??
    I'm with Chris.  If I was eligible, I'd definitely be keen to try out the x360.
    ... I can promise you all the devices mentioned will work as a laptop is intended to work.
    Sure, so does my Asus Transformer. Except it's underpowered, and the touchpad is awful at best, and it occasionally hangs and requires a forced restart instead of waking up. Which you'd know if you had the opportunity to take one for a test drive, or if someone else did and reported back their findings.
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  • Ross42. wrote:

    Gabrielle.L wrote:

    Ross42. wrote:

    What's the point if we don't get to keep it afterwards?

    Uuuuhhhh, to test it out??
    I'm with Chris.  If I was eligible, I'd definitely be keen to try out the x360.
    Every other one i've seen lets you keep the device after you test it. Otherwise you're doing actual work for no pay. I can promise you all the devices mentioned will work as a laptop is intended to work.
    Perhaps they want to recover the hardware to see how it was abused, along with how it was used. Real-world metrics versus what they try in their labs and internal focus groups.
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  • Limey wrote:

    Ross42. wrote:

    Gabrielle.L wrote:

    Ross42. wrote:

    What's the point if we don't get to keep it afterwards?

    Uuuuhhhh, to test it out??
    I'm with Chris.  If I was eligible, I'd definitely be keen to try out the x360.
    ... I can promise you all the devices mentioned will work as a laptop is intended to work.
    Sure, so does my Asus Transformer. Except it's underpowered, and the touchpad is awful at best, and it occasionally hangs and requires a forced restart instead of waking up. Which you'd know if you had the opportunity to take one for a test drive, or if someone else did and reported back their findings.
    The Transformer was possibly the worst IT buy I've had in a long time.  It sounded great, but they cheezed on the specs and it ran like hell for it.
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  • Priscilla, are there any use/testing guidelines or requirements for the devices, for those who may be selected for testing?

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  • Why is it limited to US again :( i wanna try it here.. :( 

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  • Actually been looking at the x360 as a possible new laptop for the office and the elite slice as replacement for a bunch of workstations we will probably be replacing in the next year so seems like a very sweet deal to me to get to test them before deciding if that's what to go with.

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  • That EliteBook x360 looks like my ideal laptop! It'd be an honor to test it! 

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  • I've used HP laptops in the past and have always enjoyed them. I'll definitely enter for a chance to play with the x360 or 1040!

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  • Only if HP would offer a HDMI port within its laptops, and get rid of the NIC design where you have to pull down and then insert a CAT5 ( thats about stupid... )

    Had a exec recently obtain the HP EliteBook G830 and thought he now needed a new adaptor to use a network cable while in China until I had to send him documentation on how to insert the cable

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  • Awesome opportunity, entered!!

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  • Chris (Microsoft) wrote:

    Awesome! I'm happy to see something like this get started.  Great opportunity for the community.

    If I were to participate, I'd test out the x360... I just like the form factors it provides.


    Gabrielle.L wrote:

    Ross42. wrote:

    What's the point if we don't get to keep it afterwards?

    Uuuuhhhh, to test it out??
    I'm with Chris.  If I was eligible, I'd definitely be keen to try out the x360.
    Hello Chris, remember your successful Elite x2 Evaluation Program?    When I received notice of this HP Test Program, I immediately thought of your remarkable development and management of the Elite x2 test project.  I was also very happy to see this opportunity for the IT members who over the years have approached both of us about demo products.

    To Chris, Gabrielle L., and others who referenced the Elite x360, here is another image for you--not that you need further enticement.

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  • Jeff_D wrote:

    and get rid of the NIC design where you have to pull down and then insert a CAT5 ( thats about stupid... )

    If you want to keep the bezel thin you don't have much choice, though.
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  • koaladomingo wrote:

    Limey wrote:

    Ross42. wrote:

    Gabrielle.L wrote:

    Ross42. wrote:

    What's the point if we don't get to keep it afterwards?

    Uuuuhhhh, to test it out??
    I'm with Chris.  If I was eligible, I'd definitely be keen to try out the x360.
    ... I can promise you all the devices mentioned will work as a laptop is intended to work.
    Sure, so does my Asus Transformer. Except it's underpowered, and the touchpad is awful at best, and it occasionally hangs and requires a forced restart instead of waking up. Which you'd know if you had the opportunity to take one for a test drive, or if someone else did and reported back their findings.
    The Transformer was possibly the worst IT buy I've had in a long time.  It sounded great, but they cheezed on the specs and it ran like hell for it.
    Couldn't afford the Surface Pro4 for personal use, but had used them while setting them up and *really* liked the portability and usefulness.

    Of course, the Transformer replaced a MacBook Pro that was equally slow, since it was a 2008, but that Apple trackpad, THAT'S what you have to measure up to!

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  • RebootsBuildings wrote:

    Priscilla, are there any use/testing guidelines or requirements for the devices, for those who may be selected for testing?

    Hello @RebootsBuildings, thank you for your question.  Yes, if you are selected and before shipment of the device, testing guidelines, etc. will be provided for your product review.  I'll check in to see if there is more specific information I can share at this time. 
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  • Ah crud! Filled out only to realize afterwards it's for U.S. only. 

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  • Muldooner wrote:

    Ah crud! Filled out only to realize afterwards it's for U.S. only. 

    It does say that in the OP...  Got too excited and didn't finish reading, right?  :D
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  • Ross42. wrote:

    What's the point if we don't get to keep it afterwards?

    Exactly. Unless it's got unique features, specs tell you all you need to know. The Slice is the only thing worth testing, and then only if all the add-ons are included.
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  • Limey wrote:

    koaladomingo wrote:

    Limey wrote:

    Ross42. wrote:

    Gabrielle.L wrote:

    Ross42. wrote:

    What's the point if we don't get to keep it afterwards?

    Uuuuhhhh, to test it out??
    I'm with Chris.  If I was eligible, I'd definitely be keen to try out the x360.
    ... I can promise you all the devices mentioned will work as a laptop is intended to work.
    Sure, so does my Asus Transformer. Except it's underpowered, and the touchpad is awful at best, and it occasionally hangs and requires a forced restart instead of waking up. Which you'd know if you had the opportunity to take one for a test drive, or if someone else did and reported back their findings.
    The Transformer was possibly the worst IT buy I've had in a long time.  It sounded great, but they cheezed on the specs and it ran like hell for it.
    Couldn't afford the Surface Pro4 for personal use, but had used them while setting them up and *really* liked the portability and usefulness.

    Of course, the Transformer replaced a MacBook Pro that was equally slow, since it was a 2008, but that Apple trackpad, THAT'S what you have to measure up to!

    I had a Buzzword C-Leader who was ALL ABOUT.. and by ALL ABOUT.. I mean I swore to god buying the Transformer was like showing up to the office with 7 strippers and a DJ... the bloody Transformer.  Boy was he VERY disappointed and then turned it in to the IT department (which we never found a use for.  It drove us nuts with the RAM.) and ordered a Surface.
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  • PhotonicGnostic wrote:

    Ross42. wrote:

    What's the point if we don't get to keep it afterwards?

    Exactly. Unless it's got unique features, specs tell you all you need to know. The Slice is the only thing worth testing, and then only if all the add-ons are included.
    I disagree.  I like to use things before buying, whenever possible.  The specs are the starting point, not the ending point.  I like to test drive cars before buying, too, even though I know the specs.
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  • I really need to test the slice, I was looking into HP Z2 Mini G3 Workstation for a project I am working on. The Z2 would be perfect for us, however to save a few bucks I would not mind the Slice as it is comparable enough to the Z2 for our needs. My only question, is the Slice capable of being mounted like the Z2?

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  • Signed up - I'll be a US resident in 2 weeks time, what a great way to celebrate by testing a new computer (whilst waiting for mine to be shipped from the UK).

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  • I've got access to a couple of slices in the UK, what do you want to know? ;)

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  • Jeff_D wrote:

    Only if HP would offer a HDMI port within its laptops, and get rid of the NIC design where you have to pull down and then insert a CAT5 ( thats about stupid... )

    Had a exec recently obtain the HP EliteBook G830 and thought he now needed a new adaptor to use a network cable while in China until I had to send him documentation on how to insert the cable

    Hello @Jeff_D, you will find an HDMI port on some HP laptops.  Of the units available for this HP Demo Program, the HP EliteBook 1040 and HP EliteBook x360 have an HDMI port.  As @GrammarPolice stated, if I am remembering correctly, along with test driving, checking out the products specs is also a good starting point in the product review process:  See below the ports' section from the product specs for the HP EliteBook 1040 and HP EliteBook x360:

    HP EliteBook 1040

    HP EliteBook x360


    Additional thanks to @GrammarPolice for addressing your statement about the NIC design.  Let us know if you have other questions or concerns.

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  • kennymac wrote:

    I really need to test the slice, I was looking into HP Z2 Mini G3 Workstation for a project I am working on. The Z2 would be perfect for us, however to save a few bucks I would not mind the Slice as it is comparable enough to the Z2 for our needs. My only question, is the Slice capable of being mounted like the Z2?

    Hello @kennymac, appreciate your question.  Let me find the answer for you.
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  • Do we need to ship the key loggers back too? 

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  • I like the look of the Folio for sure. I am a SP3 user at the moment, so it looks like the best fit for a competitor based on form factor at least.

    As I mentioned in another HP thread, I love some of the unique forms that HP comes up with. I have had 2 different Split X2 designs, and I still have a TC1100, one of the original hybrids tablet/laptops!

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  • Priscilla@HP wrote:

    kennymac wrote:

    I really need to test the slice, I was looking into HP Z2 Mini G3 Workstation for a project I am working on. The Z2 would be perfect for us, however to save a few bucks I would not mind the Slice as it is comparable enough to the Z2 for our needs. My only question, is the Slice capable of being mounted like the Z2?

    Hello @kennymac, appreciate your question.  Let me find the answer for you.
    Hello again @kennymac, the answer to your question, "...is the Slice capable of being mounted like the Z2?"  is yes.  The HP VESA plate part number is X8474AA; see details here:  http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-vesa-plateOpens a new window.  Let us know if you have other questions.
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  • Huw3481 wrote:

    I've got access to a couple of slices in the UK, what do you want to know? ;)

    Hello Huw, although in the UK, thanks for participating in this post.  
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  • Awesome. Thanks for the chance. Kuddos to @Priscilla@HP. Would love to get my hands on an Elite Slice. @Chris (Microsoft) did an Elite x2 demo panel a while back, and it was a nice opportunity. Glad HP is continuing to offer demos to get true hands on. 

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  • I'm most interested in the Slice, I've used some of the elite products and I absolutely LOVE them, but the Slice matches a need I have for some up to date conference room PC's and would love to take them for a test drive! Signed up. 

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  • Ross42. wrote:

    What's the point if we don't get to keep it afterwards?

    Try out new tech that we may not otherwise have access to.

    Get some "proof of concept" projects off the ground.

    Provide feedback to HP on what works and what doesn't so future tech is better.

    Provide feedback for fellow IT pro's who may be looking at the gear and want opinions they can trust vs random Amazon opinions.

    I'm sure there are more, but there are 4 reasons for you.

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  • BTW Priscilla@HP, thanks for getting this setup!  

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  • RCWade wrote:

    I like the look of the Folio for sure. I am a SP3 user at the moment, so it looks like the best fit for a competitor based on form factor at least.

    As I mentioned in another HP thread, I love some of the unique forms that HP comes up with. I have had 2 different Split X2 designs, and I still have a TC1100, one of the original hybrids tablet/laptops!

    Hello @RCWade, ah ah, similar thinking!  Without my pointing the way to this test spin center, you headed in the right direction--to this post.  I had seen your comment earlier this morning about admiring the Spectre x2 and HP notebook form factors and about having an HP demo in this remarkable post:  https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/2000369-rewrite-what-s-possible-on-a-pc-with-the-new-spectre-...

    Thanks very much for reaching this destination and providing additional input. Amazingly, you took me for a stroll down Memory Lane with that reference to having still a TC1100.

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  • Priscilla@HP wrote:

    Thanks very much for reaching this destination and providing additional input. Amazingly, you took me for a stroll down Memory Lane with that reference to having still a TC1100.

    Here is a little snapshot for the stroll.

    TC1100, Touchsmart x2, Pavilion Split x2 (My current personal laptop) I even powered up the TC1100 for ya. Unfortunately, the battery lasts about 3 minutes, and I dumped it off a counter out sailing one day, so the AC port has to be propped up... but she still runs.

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  • EffOhDee wrote:

    Do we need to ship the key loggers back too? 

    Posting that statement sure isn't going to increase your chances of getting to test one unit. Conexant had an issue and our Priscilla and HP dealt with it superbly...
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    Nobody messes with our favorite HP GG... ( or her colleagues) 

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  • Definitely the HP EliteBook 1040. Smaller, portable, lightweight business class laptops that could possibly be used by our external sales team who use crappy Dell bricks at the moment. Would be great to see if these would completely replace them!
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  • Thanks for sharing this!!!!   I would love to try HP Slice

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  • The slice would be a cool to demo !

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  • So this is different than the Z Book test. Does the App for the last hardware test suffice?

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  • Cool opportunity! I'm currently lugging around an EliteBook 8460p. It's wonderfully powerful but also very heavy and cumbersome. I've been doing sweeps of our warehouse environment in which I need to walk, stop, type, walk, stop, type, over and over. It's pretty hard with such a huge computer. I'd love to test out the EliteBook Folio. It seems like it'd resolve a lot of my woe-lios!

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  • ivanidea wrote:

    Signed up - I'll be a US resident in 2 weeks time, what a great way to celebrate by testing a new computer (whilst waiting for mine to be shipped from the UK).

    Hear Hear! See how many job sites you can have open in tabs before the device commits auto-defenestration.
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  • Only 2 weeks, Some more time would be better I think. More like 2 months would be nice. I know my life is pretty busy, depending on what going on in any given 2 week period, I might not be able to even boot the thing up for a week. Also, being able to keep the product, or at least get it at a nicely reduced price would be AWESOME!!!!! If purchased, still be able to comment on said device for X amount of time.

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  • AlBarth wrote:

    Only 2 weeks, Some more time would be better I think. More like 2 months would be nice. I know my life is pretty busy, depending on what going on in any given 2 week period, I might not be able to even boot the thing up for a week. Also, being able to keep the product, or at least get it at a nicely reduced price would be AWESOME!!!!!

    I 100% agree with this.

    That said, I still want to demo any one of those new devices. We need to plan for the future tech for our users. Being able to play with one and see how well it integrates into our existing network will help us experience where we need to improve before we actually need to.

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  • HP>Mac

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