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What do you get when you combine an Ultrabook and a mobile workstation? HP's newest laptop, that's what. The new ZBook 14 is an interesting mix -- a clash of cultures, if you will. The three new ZBook's (there's a 15" and 17" model available as well) feature Haswell CPUs, graphics chips from AMD and NVIDIA, and rugged shells. Plus, the ZBook 15 will include an option for a super-high-resolution QHD+ 3,200 x 1,800 display, which is about as dense as they get these days. The HP ZBook 15 and 17 feature a Thunderbolt port, as well as an optional DreamColor Display panel that provides accurate and consistent... 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...
There are plenty of AiOs around, and they pretty much all run Windows 8. Now, however, HP has unveiled a 21.5-inch model called the HP Slate 21 that runs Android Jelly Bean. There aren’t too many details out yet regarding the actual hardware inside the Slate 21, but we do know that its touch display is a full HD IPS affair and that it will run on a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor with Android 4.2 and 8GB of onboard storage, and it will have DTS sound, HP TrueVision HD webcam, WiFi Direct, and Bluetooth 3.0. There’s also plenty of support for external storage with three USB 3.0 ports.... Read more...
Jon Rubinstein, the former Chief Executive Officer of Palm, was willing to discuss the company's sale to Hewlett-Packard, and to say he may regret that decision is putting it lightly. Not only was it a bad decision on hindsight, but he called it a "waste" since HP ultimately ended up wiping its hands of webOS, the main nugget in the $1.2 billion Palm acquisition. "Well, I'm not sure I would have sold the company to HP. That's for sure. Talk about a waste," Rubinstein told Fierce Wireless. "Not that I had any choice because when you sell a company you don't get to decide that. Obviously, the board... Read more...
Well now, here’s an angle we hadn’t heard before: Enrique Lore, senior vice president and general manager of HP's business PC unit, told reporters that he believes Windows 8 adoption will ramp up when Microsoft stops supporting Windows XP in April. The logic is that commercial deployments in particular will send Windows 8 sales soaring. As companies are forced to phase out their legacy systems running Windows XP and replace their fleets of computers, they’ll naturally upgrade to systems running the most recent Windows OS, which is currently Windows 8. According to TechDay, Lore... Read more...
In case you haven't noticed, the line is becoming increasingly blurred between varying types of PCs that used to have a single purpose. Not anymore. Following the introduction of Windows 8, we've seen several hybrid convertibles, including some funky designs, and that flexible approach to computing is being extended wherever OEMs feel there's a market. For HP, that means releasing an all-in-one (AIO) desktop that is anything but stationary. HP's new ENVY Rove 20 is being billed as a mobile AIO -- the company's first, in fact -- that's no longer tied to the desk. It goes from being upright to completely... Read more...
When Meg Whitman took over the top spot at HP about a year and a half ago, she inherited a huge mess--and she wasn’t shy about it, fully acknowledging to investors back in October that revenue would drop in almost all areas of HP’s businesses, and that a recovery would take several years. In other words, things would get worse before they got better. Her honesty sent HP’s shares tumbling. Whitman has taken a firm hand at HP, slashing jobs and making cuts to bring the company back to profitability, and there’s some indication that she’s put HP on the right track. According... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard's resume in the tablet space is hardly anything to brag about. Chalk it up to bad timing, poor management, or whatever you like, but the short-lived HP TouchPad and subsequent loss of interest in webOS, the primary piece in HP's $1.2 billion acquisition of Palm, is a textbook example of how not to approach the mobile sector. The silver lining? HP seems to have learned from its mistakes and is ready to give this tablet thing another try. According to ReadWrite, HP is jumping on the Android bandwagon, a decision Google is obviously thrilled about. HP's first Android tablet will be... Read more...
Working conditions for the people who build the world’s gadgets is an issue that has received increased scrutiny in the wake of recent news coverage. Finding itself in the spotlight for controversies over worker suicides at Chinese suppliers, Apple took steps to ensure suppliers met certain standards for worker rights. Apple’s not the only major company to reevaluate its policies, however, and HP announced today that it has new guidelines for student labor at its suppliers. image credit: flickr.com/photos/dcmaster/ HP's new guidelines are meant to control a practice among Chinese suppliers... Read more...