HP Introduces germicide-resistant computers for hospitals

Updated: Apr 8, 2019

HP announced a new line of laptops, displays, and all-in-one desktops resistant to intense cleaning materials for people who work in hospitals and doctors’ offices.

There are three products. There’s HP’s EliteOne 800 Healthcare Edition All-in-One desktop, there’s the 27-inch HP Healthcare Edition Clinical Review Display, and there’s the EliteBook 840 Healthcare Edition notebook.

The laptop lets you disable the keyboard and touchscreen while cleaning, so that nothing is accidentally inputted. All three products are built to withstand deterioration from being cleaned with germicidal wipes, which may help reduce the spread of health care-related infections.

HP has included a few other features specifically meant to help hospital workers. The Notebook’s touchpad recognizes touch from people wearing surgical gloves. The notebook, desktop, and display also have RFID readers so that workers can sign in by tapping their work badges on the touchpad. The notebook also has a fingerprint reader.


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