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It appears that the photocopiers are running at full steam in the tech world. In mid-November, Nokia showed no mercy with its Android-based N1 tablet that looks like a near clone of Apple’s iPad mini. Today, Hewlett-Packard is jumping onboard with its new Pro Slate tablets, which look supersized versions of the HTC One (M8) smartphone. There are two models in the new tablet family: the 12.3-inch Pro Slate 12 and the 7.9-inch Pro Slate 8. Specs wise, neither tablet is likely to set your hair on fire thanks to the 2013-era Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM. And while similar tablets like the... Read more...
HP announced two new updates to its ZBook Mobile Workstation line at CES today. The PC maker’s new ZBook 14 G2 and ZBook 15u G2 are both workstation ultrabooks that support 3D graphics and undergo HP’s heavy testing process for enterprise devices. The HP ZBook 14 G2 runs on Core i5 or i7 processors with 16GB of memory, as well as AMD FirePro 3D graphics. Storage space is even more important for workstations than consumer systems, so the ZBook includes 1.25TB, through a combination of hard drives and SSDs. Business laptops have been getting classier in recent years, and the ZBook 14 G2 sticks to... Read more...
Microsoft is pulling out all the stops when it comes to battling an insurgency from Google with Chrome OS. Microsoft has resorted to offering Windows 8.1 with Bing free to OEMs that provide low-cost laptops and desktops to consumers as a way of stopping Google dead in its tracks. The latest assault on Chrome OS (and Chromeboxes) is coming in the form of a tiny little machine from Hewlett-Packard called the Stream mini (which measures 5.73” x 5.70” x 2.06”). The Stream mini packs comes with an Intel Celeron 2957U processor, 2GB of RAM, Intel integrated graphics, and a 32GB SATA-based SSD. HP has... Read more...
After a long stretch without major innovation in the display sector, PC screens are getting interesting. Affordable 4K displays started showing up at CES last year, so you can expect to see even better pricing on the screens announced this week at CES. HP unveiled its lineup today, touting 5K resolutions, curved displays, and a virtual holographic screen that lets you explore 3D models with a stylus. HP Pavilion 27cCurved displays reduce the reflection of ambient light, making for better viewing. HP launched several curved screens, including the 27-inch EliteDisplay S270c and Pavilion 27c.... Read more...
The sub-$200 category isn't the only place you'll find Chromebooks hanging around. For example, take witness of Hewlett-Packard's updated Chromebook 14. It sports most of the same guts as the original, but has been updated with a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) touchscreen display. With the fancy display added to the mix, HP has it priced at $440 online. Powering the touchscreen display is Nvidia's Tegra K1 System-on-Chip (SoC) armed with the chipmaker's Kepler GPU and 192 CUDA cores. The Chromebook 14-x050nr also sports 4GB of DDR3-1600 RAM, 32GB of eMMC storage, 802.11ac (2x2) Wi-Fi,... Read more...
‘Tis the season of giving. NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang and his wife Lori recently announced a $1 million donation to non-profit City Year. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation granted $500,000 to CARE in India. Napster founder and former Facebook President Sean Parker gave $24 million to Stanford to build an allergy research facility.  Today, Microsoft joined that list by donating $2 million in software to NBC-sponsored charities.  HP Stream 7 with Windows 8.1 And, to put some icing on the cake, Microsoft also donated 200 HP Stream Windows tablets to the same charities so they’ll... Read more...
After giving us a few ASUS laptop deals, Microsoft’s “12 Days of Deals” promotion is throwing Hewlett-Packard a bone with a $130 discount on the HP Pavilion x2 10-k077nr Signature Edition 2-in-1 PC (sheesh, try saying that three times really fast). The Pavilion x2 usually has a retail price of $329, but Microsoft is selling the device today for just $199. $199 will get you a 10.1” (1280x800) display, a 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z3736F processor (burst speeds up to 2.16GHz), 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. That last spec may be troublesome for some users, but a microSD slot is included if you... Read more...
It might bear a slight resemblance to Apple’s popular (and long in the tooth) MacBook Air range, but Hewlett-Packard’s new EliteBook Folio 1020 series brings a lightweight frame, business-class functionality, and Windows 8.1 to the table. HP is actually announcing two models today: the standard EliteBook 1020 and the EliteBook 1020 Special Edition (SE). Both machines feature a 12.5” display and measure just 15.1mm at their thickest points, 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB SSDs. They also both offer up to 9 hours of runtime, MIL-STD 810G certification, a fingerprint reader, and employ fanless designs... Read more...
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...
Hewlett-Packard isn't reverting back to Hewlett and Packard, but the heralded technology company is indeed splitting up this week. HP will become two companies, both of which will be publicly traded Fortune 50 businesses. One will be made up of HP's enterprise technology, while the other will be comprised of its PC and printing businesses (that's the one that'll keep the current HP logo and name). Immediately following the transaction, which is expected to be completed by the end of fiscal 2015, HP shareholders will own shares of both Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and HP Inc. Today’s announcement... 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...
HP is smarting from a $108 million fine today, thanks to a guilty plea it entered in a San Francisco federal court. HP and its subsidiaries were accused of paying bribes to officials and businesses in Mexico, Poland, and Russia to buy lucrative contracts. The fine wraps up the settlement, which was announced in April. HP has since jettisoned the people it believes were involved in the bribes. HP Z1 Workstaion The bribes reportedly involved contracts with a police agency and an oil company, among other foreign government-controlled organizations. HP was accused of making payments – sometimes... Read more...
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