Softcat employees

Why should I trade up?

Every PC decision an organisation makes is a security decision, cyber-security attacks are increasingly a constant threat to all organisations. This security threat is bigger than ever before due to the modern workforce being increasingly mobile and collaborative.

By upgrading to Windows 10 with HP, the world’s most secure and manageable PCs*, you can take advantage of industry-leading security features. These include protected browsing with HP Sure Click, avoiding visual hacks with HP Sure View, and monitoring and restoring in-memory BIOS automatically with HP’s Sure Start.**

Trade up now

The benefits of Windows 10



Robust features such as Windows Hello and Windows Information Protection makes Windows 10 the most secure operating system to date.


User experience

The familiar look and feel of Windows but with a modern touch, voice, app, and search interface to meet the demands of today’s interconnected multi-device world where collaboration thrives.


Ease of management

Windows 10 has moved into Windows-as-a-Service. Organisations will no longer fall behind on software versions as the platform is set to stay relevant for the long haul.

HP Devices

Here are some of HP’s latest premium devices available through HP’s Trade Up programme.

Elitebook 1030 x360 G3

The number of devices you need to make an impact is one. Create and present your vision of success on the HP EliteBook x360 1030 with four use modes to get work done, share content, and enjoy some downtime.

World’s smallest 2-in-1 business convertible

Cutting edge security features

4K display

ProBook 440 X360

The ultimate laptop. Perfect for those who prefer a laptop, but want the flexibility of a tablet.

Perfect because it has all the capabilities of desktop apps, but can work with touch, pen or keyboard.

Four use modes

Secure, durable and easy serviceability

Authentic pen experience

EliteBook 830 G5

The beautifully designed, highly secure, and manageable HP EliteBook 830 offers powerful collaboration tools to keep you productive on the go or at the office.

Ultra-slim aluminium design

Noise cancelling speakers for uninterrupted conference calls

8th Gen processors for high performance

HP Trade Up

Earn cash rewards when purchasing HP Windows 10 devices. Receive up to £275* for every device traded-in, regardless of vendor!

Please get in touch or speak to your Softcat Account Manager for more details.

Trade up now

HP Trade Up for Education

The HP for Education programme allows you to make the move to Windows 10 by trading in your old devices. Rewards are deposited into your very own online wallet, so you can use as credit towards other IT projects or withdraw as cash.

Please get in touch or speak to your Softcat Account Manager for more details.

Trade up now

Your journey to Windows 10

Find your new technology, calibrate applications and evolve over time. Your journey with Windows 10 is one of opportunity and growth. Find out how to transform your IT and the workplace.


Check your apps are Windows 10 compatible and then retire, refresh or repackage where necessary. Deploy your Universal Windows Platform (UWP), MSI or packaged apps to a supported version of Windows 10, then begin the next cycle of application discovery and maintenance.


Define your required IT infrastructure and compare it against your current state. Use best practice guidance and design work streams to bridge the gap. Deploy services and configure systems to meet Windows 10 requirements and explore the Windows-as-a-Service update model.

Data & Settings

Identify data stored on client devices and decide what to protect, retire, or migrate. Develop a process to capture user accounts, user files and app settings, then use Microsoft User State Migration Tool (USMT), or a third-party offering to perform the migration.

Client hardware

Identify devices compatible with Windows 10 which meet your specific needs and find your technology shortfall. Develop a purchase strategy for new devices and a safe disposal protocol for retiring devices as you move to Windows-as-a-Service, while considering Device-as-a-Service options. Download the datasheet


Choose the version of Windows 10 to suit your needs, using free-of-charge evaluation licenses if you need proof of concept. Obtain licenses from Microsoft and evaluate the need for step-up licenses and Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). We’ll keep you informed of semi-annual feature releases.


Prepare your people for change by using questionnaires and workshops to create an educational course that will cover all necessary areas. Build a content and communications plan and run pilots to find shortfalls. Make sure resources are available for those who need a refresh or missed the initial sessions.

How Softcat can help

From discovering the right technology for your organisation, through to implementation and ongoing innovation—Softcat has a range of services that take you from concept to control of your IT environment. Utilise our Lifecycle and Professional Services to identify the best technology for your needs, and leverage our Device as-a-Service consumption-based leasing models to maximise potential while reducing running costs for organisations.

News & Blogs