We are about to see additional PC devices by Tile and HP, two of the world’s renowned electronics company, one for smart location and one for computer peripherals. The new PC devices will have Tile’s finding technology to offer peace of mind to millions as they navigate working from home or prepare to head back into the office.
As a result, from today onwards, HP’s popular EliteBook 800 G8 Series﹣which includes the x360 830, 830, 840 and 850 models﹣ and the ZBook Firefly 14 G8 and ZBook Firefly 15 G8 will ship with Tile pre-installed. These new devices join the Elite Dragonfly and EliteBook 1000 Series in HP’s growing lineup of Tile-enabled devices.
“We’re making Tile’s technology more accessible and simple through a pre-installed software solution requiring no hardware, making it far more accessible and easy to use,” said CJ Prober, CEO of Tile. “Our collaboration with Intel to enable this software-only version of Tile, and with HP to be the first OEM to integrate this capability into their products, is a significant milestone in delivering peace of mind to IT departments and end-users alike.”
Users would have to activate the Tile from the Tile Windows app on their EliteBook 800 Series and ZBook Firefly. Once activated, users can then begin to enjoy the features on the Tile Mobile app to find their laptop if nearby or far away. These features even work when the device is in sleep, hibernate or soft-off mode.
Finding your laptop has become one of the essential parts of our lives, whether we work from home or have to go to the office. Earlier this year, Tile found that nearly three fourths (72 per cent) said the ability to locate their lost or misplaced laptop would be very or extremely valuable.
As a result, Tile announced a collaboration effort earlier this year with Intel. The Tile and Intel teams are continuing to work closely with PC manufacturers to determine the best Tile experience for their users. In fact, in 2021 Tile will come pre-installed on select HP-11th Gen Intel Core Platforms configured with Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) WLAN cards and integrated Intel Bluetooth.
“By integrating Tile capabilities into our Wi-Fi / Bluetooth solutions for Intel PC platforms, we’ve made it extremely easy for our PC partners to activate Tile and offer this feature to users,” said Eric McLaughlin, Vice President Client Computing Group and GM Wireless Solutions Group at Intel.