Friday, 23 February 2018

HP HPE2-T33 Question Answer

Which challenge to implementing a private cloud is resolved by the OpenStack component of Helion CloudSystems?

A. self-service provisioning of a development platform.
B. automating provisioning of public cloud resources.
C. developing a technical self-service portal for resource provisioning.
D. providing a PaaS service to support the cloud environment.

Answer: B

Which customer requirement is addressed by HPE Converged solutions?

A. integrated with existing infrastructure
B. appliance-based configuration
C. software-centric architecture
D. big data analytics

Answer: B

Friday, 22 December 2017

HP EliteBook 1040 G4

More than $ 2,000 is a lot to spend on a business laptop that is not workstation, but HP defends that with its new EliteBook 1040 G4 (starts at $ 1,379; $ 2,099 as proven), a 14-inch ultraportable with Remote administration and security features that will attract IT departments. It also has a serious power, with an Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM and a Full HD touch screen. The EliteBook 1040 costs much less than our primary choice for mobile workstations, the HP ZBook 15 G4, but it is also much more expensive than our ultraportable Editors' Choice business, the Lenovo ThinkPad T470. However, it is not a substitute for either option, which makes this ultra-premium configuration of the EliteBook 1040 a bit strange. It is still a very capable machine, but not essential for most companies.

Elegant Ultraportable

HP has refreshed the style of the EliteBook line to look more like its Specter and 2-in-1 consumer ultrabooks. Although not as splendidly elegant as the Snow White 13 spectrum, the 14-inch EliteBook 1040 shares a similar speaker grille placed on the keyboard, hiding some of the six Bang & Olufsen speakers in the system. It is a considerable complement, compared to the two speakers of the EliteBook 1040 G3, and includes two discrete amplifiers that help the system to reach a maximum of 80 decibels, according to HP. That's great for video conferencing, and although the speakers did not manage to pump audio into every corner of our kitchen-sized sound-proofing room, their output was at least very complete, offering a nice range of ups and downs during the progress of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

The EliteBook 1040 G4 weighs 3.37 pounds, certainly not something out of the ordinary for a 14-inch, but a couple of ounces heavier than the ubiquitous ultra-portable 13-inch weighing about 3 pounds. Measuring 0.63 by 12.95 by 9.17 inches (HWD), which is thin enough to fit in a briefcase or handbag, it is not necessary to carry a backpack or a dedicated laptop sleeve on your next trip. The dimensions remain practically unchanged with respect to last year's model.

Perhaps the best aspect of laptop design, especially for corporate types who want to challenge the boring black trend that the ThinkPad popularized, is that the entire EliteBook 1040 is covered with a matte silver finish, with a new stylized HP logo engraved on the cover screen and the EliteBook nickname on the back edge. Everything looks robust, elegant and, well, elite, at least compared to the stupidity of black plastic on the ThinkPad T470 £ 1,296.00 on Amazon. It is even more elegant than the more rounded chassis of the previous EliteBook 1040 G3.

Despite its angular lines, the lower part of the chassis still narrows slightly from the front to the front and is removable, although unfortunately the components are not easy to update or replace by the departments (the memory is welded in place, for example) . In addition, the configuration options are not very numerous: you can choose between 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM and 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB of SSD storage. The lower part also contains an exhaust fan outlet, two loudspeaker grilles further down and four large rubber feet to prevent the laptop from sliding on your desk.

The Full HD touch screen (1,920 by 1,080) in our review unit is superb. The only drawback is a shiny finish that reflects the glow of ambient light. The colors are bright and can be seen from almost any angle thanks to the switching technology in the plane. With 700 nits, it is also one of the most brilliant laptop screens we have seen. It is almost, but not quite, bright enough to be used comfortably in direct sunlight. However, keep in mind that HP offers a total of eight different screen options, each of which will have an effect on battery life. Going with a non-tactile model will improve it slightly, while opting for a 4K screen or one with a built-in privacy filter will degrade it. Choose wisely according to your needs: unless you frequently use your laptop while flying in a coach and edit 4K video, you probably do not need the 4K version or the privacy filter.

Suitable ports

One thing that most business users need, however, is a solid selection of ports, and the Elitebook 1040 does not disappoint. The left edge has a slot to connect to an external lock, a USB 3.1 port and a headphone jack. On the right side there is an HDMI port (crucial for connecting to an external display during a presentation), a second USB 3.1 port and two USB-C ports. A USB-C port even supports Thunderbolt 3 for fast connections to external hard drives, and anyone can charge the laptop using the included USB-C power adapter. The change to the USB-C load is new in the 1040 G4; The G3 has a dedicated power connector.

The keyboard and touchpad of the EliteBook 1040 G4 are wonderfully comfortable and precise, which is not always the case with HP laptops (for example, the HP Specter 13 touch panel is unfortunate). We especially like that the island-style keyboard has extremely strong back-lit keys and practically no bending, even when the fingers are pounding. There are also dedicated buttons to mute the microphone and start and end Skype calls, which could be useful if your workplace is dedicated to video conferencing. Our favorite portable keyboard is still that of the ThinkPad T470, but this is the second closest. Likewise, the touch panel has a generous size and is quite responsive even without customizing the sensitivity settings. It does not come close to the luxurious and huge notebook of the 15-inch MacBook Pro, but it is one of the best Windows touchpads.

Other details that business users will appreciate include a webcam with facial recognition capability and a fingerprint reader, which can be used to log on to Windows, assuming the security standards of your IT department allow it. The traditional location of the webcam above the screen means that HP can not reduce the size of the bezel to microscopic proportions, which is a rarity in laptop design these days, but it also means that the camera is positioned to easily capture his face during videoconferences. Some Dell laptops, including the XPS 13 from £ 1,200.00 on Amazon, have their webcams on the bottom left of the screen, which means they mainly have a view of their knuckles. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth come standard, and the EliteBook 1040 G4 can also be ordered with an LTE modem for increased capacity without strings attached.

Since this laptop is designed to appeal to IT departments, it includes support options and remote management features that they expect, including Intel vPro technology. HP also includes its own software, such as a Sure Click tool that is supposed to limit the damage when an employee visits a website loaded with malware. There is also a PhoneWise tool that is still in beta, which allows you to use the EliteBook to take calls and read and reply text messages through a Bluetooth connection to your smartphone. Unfortunately, many of these features were inaccurate in our tests, especially PhoneWise, which tried and failed to automatically unlock an £ 849.00 iPhone in Currys so that it could read the texts and answer the calls. Along with the recent revelations of serious security flaws in HP software, we want the company to simply deliver laptops without additional tools or utilities.

Ideal for business, not so good for games

It is a bit strange that HP has decided to equip the EliteBook 1040 G4 with seventh-generation Intel CPUs, since the eighth-generation CPUs are already available and appear quickly on new desktop and laptop computers. However, the company continually and often plays with its product line, so that the eighth generation models could appear soon. Meanwhile, an Intel Core i7-7820HQ processor running at 2.91 GHz powers our review unit, and while it may not be the latest and the best, it's far from complicated, especially along with 16GB of memory and a 512GB SSD.

The result is a very respectable score of 3,554 in the patented PCMark 8 benchmark, which measures video conferencing, web browsing and other common business tasks. That's better than other commercial machines with similar prices, such as the Dell Latitude 7380 (3,189) and the EliteBook 1040 G3 last year (3,204). The EliteBook 1040 G4 is equally expert in specialized tasks, such as video coding and image editing. He published class-leading results in our handbrake coding test (1 minute, 3 seconds) and our Photoshop simulation (2:59). Those scores are even slightly better than the MacBook Pro (1:06 in Handbrake and 2:59 in Photoshop), which has the same processor and is the gold standard in portable multimedia editing machines.

It is somewhat disappointing that high-end business ultraportables rely on the integrated graphics chips in the CPU, rather than the discrete graphics that you will find in game laptops with similar prices. The EliteBook 1040 G4 is no different, which means that games with intensive graphics are out of the question. The only exception is if you are willing to play the latest AAA titles in medium quality settings, which could result in frame rates of around 30 frames per second, as we saw in our Heaven and Valley game simulations. Ultimately, a business laptop will rarely be used to play anyway, so graphic capabilities are not a big concern.

The life of the battery has greatly improved with respect to the EliteBook 1040 G3, which lasted 6 hours and 55 minutes very short in our battery depletion test, which consists of continuously playing a local video file at 50% brightness. the screen. Despite its very bright screen, the EliteBook 1040 G4 handles more than five additional hours of battery compared to its predecessor, for a total of 12:35 in our test. Most of its competitors can manage more than 10 hours, so this is a much needed improvement, although it is still lagging behind the MacBook Pro (15:09) and the interchangeable battery system on the ThinkPad T470 (17: 39).

More affordable alternatives

The HP EliteBook 1040 G4 we tested is a very capable ultraportable business, with an elegant design, a powerful processor, an excellent display and a long-lasting battery. Unfortunately, all these capabilities have a high price, which makes it uncompetitive with conventional business laptops such as the Lenovo ThinkPad T470. The result is that most large companies will want to spend much less for a T470 or equivalent. Meanwhile, companies with mission-critical applications that need workstation functions such as EEC memory should probably spend a bit more for something like the HP ZBook 15 G4, our selection of publishers for the best mobile workstation.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

HP HPE2-T33 Question Answer

When sizing a solution for a customer, how does an architect access the HPE Sizer for
ConvergedSystems Virtualization tool?

A. through the HPE Converged Infrastructure Sizer Suite
B. through the HPE Partner Ready Portal
C. from the HPE Online Configurator
D. on the HPE Channel Services Network web site

Answer: C

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

HP HPE2-T33 Question Answer

Which design area presents a unique challenge to architects when planning and implementing a VDI solution?

A. over-subscription
B. multi-media performance
C. storage cost
D. data encryption

Answer: C

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

HP Launches Convertible Notebooks

 HP India has released a new series of convertible notebooks featuring the Windows Ink capabilities, with software that consists of features oriented towards pen computing.

“Targeted at fulfilling the creative needs of students and professionals, the products also feature HP Active Pen feature, which allows users to draw, highlight and write directly on the screen,” stated a HP release.

“At HP, it is our continuous endeavour to create incredible customer experiences for both personal and professional need of today’s millennial. The new range of Pavilion and Spectre devices are best fitted for the inking ecosystem,” said Ketan Patel, Senior Director, Personal Systems, HP Inc, India.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

HP’s Spectre x360 Is The Convertible Laptop That Could Make You Ditch Your Macbook

THE Spectre x360 laptop which can be folded into a tablet is HP’s thinnest convertible yet. And it could just kill off Apple’s Macbook

When you first get a hold of the HP Specter x360 laptop, you are surprised by the thin, lightweight design of the top 2-in-1 laptop from the company.

The device, which can also be folded into a tablet, is the thinnest HP convertible yet and is the successor to the popular Specter notebook from last year.

But once it gets dirty with the device, the slim and quality - cut design of a solid - arguably aluminum block plays second violin to the impressive specifications and product functionality.

It is true that I have owned and used an Apple Macbook for so long that I always feel a little lost change to explore in the Windows operating system.

And with a price tag of $ 2,499, I would have to do a lot to become permanently - but it certainly gives a red hot go.

The laptop is only 13.8 mm thick and the tips of the scales in a measly 1,295 kg.

What the company is calling a "micro edge bezel" has been shaved about 2cm on each side of the screen, packing more punch in the high-definition 13.3-inch high-definition touchscreen.

However, after experimenting with positioning the camera face to face, HP opted not to do the same with the lower and upper edge bezel, which means that it could hold the camera in the desired position and leave the wireless antenna in The top of the screen for better performance Wi-Fi.

The Specter x360 was launched along with the EliteBook x360 which has a strong focus on security and caters to more security conscious executives.

Meanwhile, the Specter x360 is the most consumer-focused offering and marketed in creative and business types that want to meet all of your work and entertainment needs with just one device.

It comes with the Windows 10 operating system, which of course features the Microsoft AI assistant, Cortana.

It also comes with a digitizer pen that can be used in creative applications, edit documents or draw on maps. This is definitely an area where the Specter x360 eclipses the Macbook Pro, which does not even have a touch screen or inking system.

The device can be put into store mode, allowing it to be alone or completely folded into a tablet shape that is particularly useful when using the stylus.

With four built-in Bang & Olufsen speakers looking in different directions, the laptop produces consistent and good quality audio.

The keyboard was a great focus for HP with the new device, but the company understands not to mess too much with the keyboard arrangement of its predecessor.

Great attention to design results on a comfortable and solid keyboard that is backlit, allowing you to work in any light condition and sits next to a very nice glass trackpad.

Under the hood and the laptop is powered by Intel’s seventh generation Core processor and the device has room for up to 16GB of RAM.

It has two thunderbolt USB-C ports for both charging and data, plus a legacy USB 3.0 port which will no doubt make life a little more convenient for anyone.

It has kept the headphone jack but is missing a SD card slot or micro SD card slot which might disappoint some users. The Spectre x360 also ships with a USB-C to HDMI adaptor.

Battery life been improved, allowing users up to 15 hours per charge while working with Wi-Fi on, but screen brightness set to minimum.

I was able to use the laptop for days before requiring a charge.

Given that it is marketed to the busy professional, HP has ensured it can be charged quickly on the go. The device includes “HP fast charge” technology meaning 50 per cent of the computer’s battery will charge in 30 minutes.

With the $2,499 price tag, it might be hard for some Apple Macbook-philes to be convinced to make the switch. But for the less stubborn among us, a device like the HP Spectre x360 is a worthy investment and provides a lot of potential and versatility.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

HP HPE2-T33 Question Answer

An HPE customer with a traditional IT infrastructure plans to optimize operations by implementing an HPE Composable Infrastructure.
Use the arrows to move the description of the steps of the implementation process on the left into the proper implementation order on the right.


Improve Staff Productivity
Simplify deployments
Simplify Infrastructure as a Service