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Back in late September, HP unveiled its affordable "Stream" line of Windows notebooks and tablets with expected availability in early November. Well, we're into the first week of November now, and as promised, you can hop on the web and order a Stream 11 or Stream 13 laptop with Windows 8.1 at a rock bottom price. How low? The HP Stream 11 runs $200 and the HP Stream 13 costs $30 more for the luxury of a bigger display (13.3-inch versus 11.6-inch, both with a 1366x768 resolution) and optional 200MB of free 4G data each month with no annual contract for the life of the device. Otherwise, these systems... Read more...
All vendors take note -- the secret to success is price. It wasn't until Android tablets undercut the iPad on cost of ownership that they found an audience, and the reason Chromebooks are selling so well is because they're cheap, not because they're preferred over Windows laptops. Hewlett-Packard is one of the first OEMs to figure this out, as evidenced by its new like of affordable Stream laptops and tablets. Just don't expect HP to come right out and say it so bluntly -- rather than tout price, the OEM is pitching style and the allure of Windows. "Today’s consumers demand mobile products... Read more...
ARM continues to make headway into territories typically occupied by AMD and in particular Intel. Namely, the server market. Giving ARM a boost in the enterprise segment, Hewlett-Packard today announced two ARM-based servers, one of which is the first enterprise-class 64-bit ARM-based server. In addition, HP is making available a production-ready platform for software developers to build, test, and port applications to the 64-bit ARM based server. "ARM technology will change the dynamics of how enterprises build IT solutions to quickly address customer challenges," said Antonio Neri, senior vice... Read more...
EMC, a player in the IT data storage field and headquartered in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, is trying to decide what direction to go in once its Chief Executive Officer Joe Tucci steps down early next year. Under pressure from hedge fund Elliott Management Corp., which now has a big stake in the company, EMC is once again considering a merger with rival Hewlett-Packard. This isn't the first time EMC has entertained the idea of merging with HP. The two sides have been engaging in talks throughout the past year, though nothing has materialized. Given the pressure its under, EMC may once again chat... Read more...
It looks like HP is wanting to flesh out its product line so that it has a little something for everyone, hence the launch of the HP SlateBook, a 14-inch laptop running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. That's right -- Android is the star of the show, not Chrome OS or Windows. Why Android? Perhaps HP is looking to test the market. After all, the OEM already offers plenty of Windows-based PCs and a Chromebook. The SlateBook is an interesting beast. It rocks a 10-point capacitive touchscreen display with a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) resolution powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 4 System-on-Chip (SoC). It also sports... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard, the second largest supplier of PCs in the world, announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 second quarter ended April 30, 2014. The company grew its profits year-over-year by 18 percent to $1.3 billion on $27.3 billion in total revenues, though despite the profit growth, HP said it plans to cut up to an additional 16,000 jobs over those that are already planned. In May 2012, HP outlined a mulit-year restructuring plan to simplify its business model, accelerate innovation, lower costs, and boosts profits. As part of that plan, HP said it would eliminate 34,000 jobs. Having... Read more...
Remember when Hewlett-Packard tried to compete in premium tablet category? It didn't work out so well - not only did the company's TouchPad tumble in price, it was such a colossal flop that it sent webOS into a tailspin, which is too bad because we had high hopes of what HP could do with it after acquiring Palm. Fast forward to today and HP is still making tablets, but its newest model -- the HP 7 Plus -- takes aim at budget buyers. Not only does it take aim at penny pinchers, it hits them square in the face with a $99.99 price tag. What can you possibly get for a C-note from a name brand manufacturer?... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard this week announced plans to invest more than $1 billion over the next two years on cloud-related product and engineering initiatives, professional services, and expanding the global reach of HP Helion, a new portfolio of cloud products and services. HP Helion is intended to help organizations build, manage, and consume workloads in hybrid IT environments. It's a mix of existing HP cloud products and services, new OpenStack technology-based products, and professional support services all neatly packed into a unified portfolio. For those who are not familiar, OpenStack is a co-founded... Read more...
We're not sure why Hewlett-Packard went into stealth mode on this one, but in any event, the OEM has quietly made available a reasonably equipped Android tablet for a penny shy of $170. It's called the HP 8 and it enters the tablet scene with a 7.85-inch multi-touch IPS (In-Plane Switching) display with a 1024x768 resolution powered by an Allwinner A31 ARM Cortex A7 quad-core processor. It also sports 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, 802.11n Wi-Fi (Miracast compatible), 3.5mm headphone jack, built-in accelerometer and gyro sensors, stereo speakers (on the rear), 0.3-megapixel... Read more...
There's not a gadget in the world the folks at iFixIt can't tear into, though some are definitely easier to disassemble than others. Mobile devices like tablets and smartphones tend to be difficult to surgically operate on, and even some hybrid laptops can give users fits if there's a need to service or a replace a part. On the opposite end of the spectrum are desktop PCs and iFixIt's teardown of HP's Z820 workstation reminds us why we love this category so much. Back in December, iFixIt tore into Apple's cylindrical shaped Mac Pro, which earned an 8 out of 10 "Repairability Score" for being surprisingly... Read more...
Once you hit your thirties, you begin to realize that the older you get, the better you used to be. You start to embellish your stories of past accomplishments and eventually that game tying layup in the third quarter of your high school basketball's regular season game becomes a slam dunk in triple overtime against an archival in a critical playoff match. The brain is a funny thing, twisting memories around and distorting reality, but c'mon, how can a major player at Apple forget that a company like Hewlett-Packard exists? During a recent interview with MacWorld, Philip Schiller, Apple's senior... Read more...
Hewlett Packard's Palm patents are changing hands. Qualcomm is the new owner, having announced the acquisition of a patent portfolio from HP that not only includes Palm, but also iPaq and Bitfone patents. The patent portfolio is stuffed full with around 2,400 granted patents and pending patent applications from the U.S. and other countries. Qualcomm didn't say how much it paid HP for the patent portfolio, which covers technologies that include fundamental mobile operating system techniques. "The acquisition further enhances the strength and diversity of Qualcomm Incorporated's industry-leading... Read more...
It's been a tough year for PC makers in general (Lenovo notwithstanding), some of which were caught off guard by the mainstream market's infatuation with mobile devices. There have been signs that traditional computer sales may rebound a bit in 2014, but in the meantime, at least one PC maker is looking at cutting staff heading into the New Year. That company is Hewlett-Packard. According to Reuters, HP stated in a regulatory filing that it plans to eliminate 5,000 more jobs, bringing the tally to 34,000 layoffs. That represents 11 percent of HP's total workforce, which is higher than the OEM originally... Read more...
It's fair to say that the smartphone market has grown too large to ignore, and with PC sales in a slump, expect to see some OEMs get more involved in the mobile market. One of those OEMs is Hewlett-Packard, the second biggest supplier of PCs in the world behind only Lenovo. While nothing is yet written in stone, a leaked render of a new HP smartphone has found its way to web. The render depicts an Android device, which is the same platform powering HP's Slate 7 tablet. As far as smartphones go, HP's ultimately axed the U.S. launch of its Pre 3 in 2011 and has been quiet ever since. Now that HP... Read more...
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