In a time where privacy is getting practically impossible, security and protection of important information is at it’s peak, and whilst there’s no solution to the problem available just yet, one of the most common solutions isn’t necessarily a new one, screen filters (sometimes called privacy filters, how fitting).
The problem with filters of any kind is fitting them on to the said display you wish to use one for a better word, cumbersome, and in the majority of cases looks pretty tacky unless your display is black. Whilst the tacky look might be fine for a business or school trying to stop those next to each other seeing what the other is doing, use in the real world is pretty much a no-go with a Laptop with a nice grey sheet on the screen … nice.
But, HP have come up with what they call the HP Sure View display, which is debuting on the companies upcoming Elitebook line of Laptops, notedly the 840 G3 and the 1040 G3. Whilst on the face of it the Laptops look like regular Windows 10 powered Laptops, and unless you want otherwise they are, powered by expected Intel processors, supporting a decent Touchscreen display and supporting a rather decent enough design … but, it’s not until you reach out for the FN+F2 key command on the Laptop that things change;
Video – HP Sure View: World’s first integrated privacy screen.
Video provided by Windows Central. © Mobile Nations
As you can see, instead of either having an all or nothing approach, the new HP Sure View displays are the same usual displays you’d expect from a Laptop from the £500 – 700 price bracket, but now feature some rather innovative technology which can be enabled by one key stroke.
Whilst this solution isn’t perfect and it’s not going to stop those eye crawlers entirely, it’s sure gonna make it harder for them, meaning you can now browse with much less worry about what you’re doing being seen by a fellow citizen of the world.
HP did confirm this feature should be coming to more lines of their Computers, including external displays in the future which we’re sure businesses will be very interested to adopt.