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The era of laptops with crappy displays might be coming to an end. How so? The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas has turned into a launchpad for several new laptops and hybrids with high quality panels, and such is the case with HP and its refreshed Spectre x360 convertible. HP is rolling out two upgraded Spectre x360 models, one of which is its familiar 13.3-inch model, only now it's available with a Quad HD OLED display option. By switching over to OLED, customers can expect better color accuracy with a broader range of shades, improved contrast, and a higher color gamut at 103 percent,... Read more...
When Microsoft first launched its Surface line of products, it caused quite a stir in the mobile PC market. It may have taken a couple of iterations to get things dialed in to the point they are today, but simply entering the market with its own branded hardware put Microsoft in the position of essentially competing with its partners. Microsoft had a specific vision for the future of Windows-based mobile products, however, and decided to develop hardware that embodied that vision. Now that we’re a few years removed from the introduction of the original Surface and Surface Pro, it’s clear that Microsoft’s... Read more...
If you’re a business looking to give your mobile warriors a truckload of power in a portable package, Hewlett-Packard is delivering in spades with the new ZBook Studio mobile workstation. The company says that this is the world’s first quad-core workstation available in an ultrabook form-factor. The ZBook Studio features a sleek machined aluminum and die-cast magnesium body that weighs 4.4 pounds and measures just 18mm thin. Inside, you’ll find plenty of high-end hardware including your choice of Skylake-based Intel Core i7 or Xeon processors and support for up to 32GB of DDR4-2133 ECC RAM. A variety... Read more...
It’s interesting to see how once might tech giants can circle the drain, ending up as a hollow shell of their once powerful selves. When HP saw its fortunes crumble under the leadership of Carly Fiorina -- its first leader that didn’t come from an engineering background -- it brought in Mark Hurd to right the ship, only to see him depart following a high-profile sexual harassment scandal. And then came the short-lived, and disastrous tenure of Leo Apotheker. That brings us to Meg Whitman, who took over as CEO in September 2011. Four years into her reign at the top, HP is today breaking up into... Read more...
Notebook computers running Google’s Chrome OS — aka Chromebooks — seem to be all the rage these days, especially in the education sector. Schools that were once hip to the idea of providing students with expensive iPads are now getting more bang for their buck — along with the convenience of a built-in keyboard — with value-oriented Chromebooks. So it should come as no surprise that one of the world’s top PC OEMs is stepping up its efforts in the Chromebook market with two new offerings, both of which feature 14-inch displays. The new Chromebook 14 sports a budget Celeron N2840 processor with 2GB... Read more...
Tech titans Intel and Microsoft are joining forces with the top three PC makers in the world -- that would be Lenovo, HP, and Dell, in that order (by market share) -- to blitz consumers with a new ad campaign that they collectively hope will enlighten the masses on what a Windows 10-based, Intel-powered system can do. The slogan they've chosen to run with is "PC Does What?!," which will kick off in full effect this coming Monday, October 19. In the meantime, this dream team ensemble has released a spattering of short advertisements, all available to watch to on YouTube courtesy of Intel. There's... Read more...
This past summer, Intel and Micron jointly announced a new type of memory they call 3D XPoint. While new memory types seem to emerge all of the time, this one stood out based on the fact that it's being touted as 1,000x faster than NAND. It almost seems too good to be true, and I guess that's all it is until we begin to see production silicon trickle out onto the market. Nonetheless, Intel and Micron have just found themselves more competition with a duo involving SanDisk and HP. On the SanDisk side, the company has been tightly integrated into the memory and storage market for quite some time,... Read more...
HP woke up this week and decided it was high time it flooded the market with new and updated devices. The company unveiled a flashy gaming laptop under its Pavilion line, an 8-inch tablet that slots into a 10-inch keyboard dock, and several more items. One that really catches our eye, however, is a new all-in-one system with a curved display.It's the HP Envy All-in-One and it boasts a massive 34-inch curved screen with a Quad HD+ resolution, or 3440x1440. That works out to a pixel density of 109 ppi and a 21:9 aspect ratio, the latter of which provides a ton of horizontal screen real estate. According... Read more...
HP expanded its gaming laptop selection today, announcing that the Pavilion Gaming notebook will be joining its well-received HP Omen. The new laptop takes aim squarely at casual gamers by providing reasonable gaming hardware at a more tolerable price.Where the HP Omen starts at nearly $1,500, the new Pavilion Gaming notebook is expected to start at $899.99 when it becomes available on November 8th. The new notebook has a dark grey or black chassis, but loads of green LED lighting give it a decidedly gamer look. It has a 15.6-inch, HD display at the starting price, but you’ll be able to bump up... Read more...
Have you ever thought about pairing an 8-inch tablet with a 10-inch keyboard? Probably not, but HP did, and the result is the new Envy Note 8. Described as a "tablet-first device," the Envy Note 8 offers the portability of an 8-inch tablet form factor running Windows 10 with the productivity of a small laptop, provided you shell out extra for the optional Envy Note Keyboard Folio.It's an unusual combination -- imagine shrinking your notebook's display to 10 inches but leaving the keyboard alone -- though HP figures it will appeal to customers who want the best of both worlds.The aluminum folio... Read more...
Microsoft’s Surface and Surface Pro family of tables have elicited a number of copycat designs over the years. Most recently, we’ve seen Apple take a stab at the Surface Pro form-factor with the 12.9-inch iPad Pro — a category that Apple CEO Tim Cook just a few years ago likened to pairing a toaster with a refrigerator. HP is the latest to take a stab at a “tablet with a kickstand” with its Spectre x2. But whereas most previous OEMs have attempted to go after the Surface Pro, the Spectre x2 seems squarely aimed at the more affordable Surface 3. You won’t find high-powered Core i5 or Core i7 processors... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard today announced a top-to-bottom revamp of its Elite product family, and no stone has been left unturned. The company has refreshed its notebooks, desktops, and all-in-one machines with sleek exteriors, potent AMD APUs and Intel Skylake power under the hood, and Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. Starting off with the notebooks, it’s hard not to be impressed by the EliteBook 705 G3 series, which is available in 12.5-inch, 14-inch and 15.6-inch form-factors. Given the wide range of screen sizes available, you shouldn’t be too surprised to learn that available screen resolutions... Read more...
Hewlett Packard is getting ready to eliminate as many as 30,000 jobs and likely no less than 25,000 as it splits away from its printer and PC business. All of the job cuts will be associated with the newly formed Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), a separate entity that HP expects will pull in more than $50 billion in annual revenue. "Hewlett Packard Enterprise will be smaller and more focused than HP is today, and we will have a broad and deep portfolio of businesses that will help enterprises transition to the new style of business," said Meg Whitman, who will become President and Chief Executive... Read more...
We gave you a detailed introduction to AMD’s sixth generation A-Series (Carrizo) APU back in early June. Carrizo is taking direct aim at Intel in the notebook market, specifically targeting the mid-range ultrabook market and Intel’s bread and butter mobile Core i5 processors. Under the surface, the 28nm Carrizo-based APUs feature four Excavator cores and eight third-generation GCN graphics cores (which of course are DX12 compatible). The new GCN cores promise a 65 percent graphics performance boost over the previous generation Kaveri APU, all while operating within a 15W TDP. Now, notebooks featuring... Read more...
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