Though very convenient and ubiquitous, public Wi-Fi networks are fertile grounds for hackers who are considering compromising your personal data for their own selfish reasons. A VPN enables you to create a safer connection to another network online. They can be used to hide your browsing activity from intrusive eyes on public Wi-Fi and also help you access region-restricted sites. You should, therefore, use a VPN whenever you are on a network that you don’t control.
HP and ExpressVPN Partnership
ExpressVPN has partnered with HP to help computer users to stay secure and private online. For now, HP’s Spectre x360 13 laptop is the only device that will enjoy the integrated ExpressVPN experience. Customers who buy any of these new model laptops are guaranteed a 30-day ExpressVPN free trial, which allows them to access all ExpressVPN apps, including the ones available for Android, Amazon Fire TV Stick, iOS, and MacOS devices.
If you don’t intend to purchase this particular model of laptop, don’t fret as the list of models is bound to expand in the next couple of months. Once the trial ends, users will have the option to acquire a longer-term subscription. ExpressVPN provides a range of pricing plans, including a monthly subscription at $12.95 and a 12-month plan that goes for $6.67 per month and includes an extra three months for free.
How it will work
It is said that the ExpressVPN application will be conspicuously placed on the laptop’s taskbars and in other numerous locations, adjacent to Windows-specific icons such as Explorer and Microsoft Edge in a bid to grant the app total visibility. What’s more, HP computer users who will attempt to make a connection with an unsecured Wi-Fi will be provoked to secure their connection using ExpressVPN.
Established in 2009, ExpressVPN now offers users more than 3,000 VPN servers situated in 94 countries globally. This VPN service encrypts your internet traffic and hides your IP address using ‘shatterproof’ cipher AES-256 so no one can pry on your online activity. It just requires one click and you are protected!
What’s more, a single ExpressVPN subscription gives you easy-to-use apps for all your devices including routers, Android, and Windows devices.
Established in 1939 by David Packard and William R. Hewlett, HP is a multinational IT company that specializes in selling software, hardware, and other similar business services. Their product line comprises of software, PCs and other computing gadgets, storage tools, printers, networking devices, plotters, scanners, enterprise and industry-standard servers, and other imaging gadgets.
In 2014, HP announced its decision to divide the PC and printers business into two to form HP, Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.
ExpressVPN’s TrustedServer Technology
Most companies rely on hard drives to run their servers, which retain all information until they are deleted and written over. This increases the risk that servers may unintentionally contain delicate information, which could be at risk in case a third party was to hack the server.
ExpressVPN’s TrustedServer technology solves these security concerns by ensuring that absolutely nothing remains on the server when it is reset. Instead of using a hard drive, the ExpressVPN server runs entirely in RAM. RAM requires power to preserve data, so all the information on the server is deleted every time it is rebooted. This prevents both data and possible intruders from remaining on the machine.
HP Spectre x360 13 Features
The new HP Spectre x360 13 gives you uncompromising power in the most portable design ever. The biggest promise of this model is 22.5 hours of solid battery life—which is the longest battery life ever recorded in a quad-core convertible. Inside there’s a maximum of 512GB of SSD storage, up to 16GB RAM, and additional LTE support.
The new design also comes with a USB-C port angled on its edge to enhance cable management. While the design hasn’t changed so much from last year’s model, the new HP Spectre x360 13 has its bezels slightly shrunk in all directions. You will be able to choose between an FHD panel and 4K display, depending on whether you fancy the celebrated 22.5 hours battery life or not. The longer battery life comes with a 1080p display while the shorter battery life offers a 4K screen.
The latest Spectre x360 models also come with a built-in webcam kill switch to electrically turn off the webcam for privacy reasons when not in use.
After many months of work from both HP and ExpressVPN teams, the two companies have entered a software deal that will help users enjoy anonymity and security while online. The service is currently available on HP’s new laptop model– Spectre x360 13. We just have to wait and see if HP will add this feature to the rest of its product lines.