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All the volatility in the credit and stock markets have consumers, investors, and corporate heads nervous, but Hewlett-Packard is no indicator of any downturn. HP raised their forecast for the year after reporting excellent results for the first quarter.“In the U.S., at the end of the quarter, we saw a little more caution in the consumer segment than we’ve seen in the past,” Mr. Hurd said.Nevertheless, Mr. Hurd raised his forecast for the full year. The company estimated that second-quarter revenue would be as much as $27.9 billion, and full-year revenue would be about $114 billion — increases of about 9 percent in each case over the year-earlier period. Previously, H.P. projected sales for the... Read more...
While the Eee PC didn't start the whole UMPC/Mini Notebook niche, it certainly kickstarted it, and now everyone wants in.  Including HP, who is bypassing the 7” model at this time and looking to meet the forthcoming 8.9” Eee PC head on.  Here's what specs we're expecting the forthcoming HP Compaq 2113:“...a big, scratch resistant 8.9-inch 1366 x 766 (WXGA) display, ExpressCard/54 slot, Wireless LAN, nearly full-sized QWERTY (95% of full), integrated webcam, and optional SSD in a 2.5-pound anodized aluminum sex pot running Vista or Linux.”We're not sure what kind of CPU or memory this machine will be packing at this time, but we'll be sure to pass along more info as we get it.... Read more...
OCZ Releases the PC2-8500 Reaper HPC 4GB kit, One of the Fastest High Density Memory Solutions Available Sunnyvale, CA—February 7, 2008—OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today unveiled the OCZ PC2-8500 Reaper HPC 4GB, one the fastest high density kits in the world. Incorporating all the features that make the Reaper HPC series the top choice among gamers and overclockers, this ultra high-speed DDR2 is designed to meet the growing demand for faster high density memory for both productivity and gaming applications. With the price of top-speed DDR2 more affordable to a wide range of consumers, the Reaper HPC 4GB kits... Read more...
HP Blackbird 002 now Available with New Intel Quad Core Technology PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 15, 2008 - HP today announced the immediate availability of HP Blackbird 002 alpha, a special edition version of its flagship gaming system with the new Intel® Core™2 Extreme QX9650 quad core processor.   Based on the new Intel® Core™ microarchitecture, the processors use Intel's Hafnium-based high-k metal gate (Hi-k) formula for the hundreds of millions of transistors inside these processors. The Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme is also manufactured on the company's 45-nanometer (nm) manufacturing process, further boosting performance and lowering power consumption.... Read more...
HP’s New Year promo to help gamers pwn opponents in ’08HP has announced a new promotion for gamers looking to kick more virtual butt in the New Year. This cool config comes at the hot price of just $2,399 and includes the award winning, liquid-cooled HP Blackbird 002 and a ton of other upgrades. The system will begin shipping in January and is available for order immediately at www.hp.com/blackbird. (Check out our Blackbird review)Rahul Sood, CTO of HP Gaming, and his team are proud to be able to offer such a great product for gamers looking to make the best of the New Year. “We love building liquid-cooled systems because they're not only the quietest, they deliver the best overall performance.... Read more...
It appears there are a number of threads at HP's support forums.  These forums posts first started in June 2007, and there is no official HP solution yet.  In fact, customers are helping themselves, or at least trying, but there appears to be little or no HP response on the forums.Tipped off by a reader, David Berlind investigates what appears to be a serious problem with the Wi-Fi feature on some Pavilion notebooks. Despite many customer complaints listed on HP's website over a period of nearly five months, there's been little response from HP. Instead, customers have banded together on the forum to figure out remedies for the problems.Disappointingly, some... Read more...
And just what will HP use to eliminate hypodermic needles?  Inkjet technology, that's what. "The company is licensing a medical patch it has developed to Ireland's Crospon that potentially can replace hypodermic needles or pills for delivering vaccines or other types of medication to patients. The patch contains up to 90,000 microneedles per square inch, microprocessors and a thermal unit. Medications contained in the patch are heated and then injected through the needles. Processors can monitor drug delivery, deliver doses over extended periods of time or deliver drugs in response to a patient's vital signs (e.g., blood pressure or heart rate), depending... Read more...
To coincide with the announcement of the Blackbird 002 Gaming System (evaluated here), Hewlett Packard is also unveiling a brand new LCD monitor, the w2408 Vivid-Color 24" Widescreen LCD, that we thought you'd all like to see.      Hewlett Packard w2408 Vivid-Color 24" Widescreen LCD At first glance, the w2408 looks very much like the w2207 we showed you earlier in the week.  The w2408 is equipped with a similar base, it can be rotated into landscape or portrait mode, it has a built in USB hub, a headphone jack and integrated speakers, and it is also adorned with a high-gloss BrightView coating that enhances colors and contrast. What sets the... Read more...
A short while after Dell purchased Alienware late last year, news broke that Hewlett Packard had acquired boutique system vendor Voodoo PC.  Voodoo PC is best known for their high performance gaming PC's that feature custom cases, some with lavish paint jobs, unique cooling solutions, and impeccable wiring jobs. We evaluated a Voodoo Omen some time back and found it to be an excellent product.  If you check out the Omen, you'll see why HP was interested in Voodoo. After HP's acquisition of Voodoo PC, many speculated that the company's entrance into the high-end gaming PC market was imminent.  After all, why else would they have bought Voodoo, right?  But since then, not much has... Read more...
Quick!  Name that one piece of PC hardware that will automatically garner the most "oohs" and "aahs" from enthusiasts and casual-users alike.  No, it's probably not the glow-in-the-dark water cooling system or bright LEDs shining from the multiple fans in your windowed case.  The quickest path to glory is buying a brand new, flat, large, widescreen monitor.  Just like the centerpiece of the living room is that 50" plasma that you installed last Christmas, widescreen monitors are the "in" thing for many PC users; whether they be a hardcore gamer, aspiring novel writer, or something in between. With such demand for a product like this, it's only natural that numerous companies have entered... Read more...
Just in case you like to skip right on down to the news, we’re writing to let you all know that we’ve just posted a new article here at HotHardware in which we evaluate the features, accessories, and performance of Hewlett Packard’s relatively affordable w2207 22" Widescreen LCD monitor.  Unlike most other 22” widescreens, the HP w2207 features a high-gloss BrightView screen coating for enhanced contrast and more vibrant colors and it’s also compatible with HP’s “easy clip” accessories.  Click the link below and check it out... HP w2207 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor... Read more...
Three CNet employees as well as various family members of said employees have filed suit against HP for invading their privacy.The damages sought by the plaintiffs has not been disclosed, but it's probably a safe bet that they're not going to be asking for free HP products for life.The basis of the complaints is that HP representatives obtained private phone records by misleading telephone company employees, otherwise known as pretexing. “The suits come nearly a year after HP's investigation methods came under scrutiny from law enforcement officials and the federal government. The company acknowledged in September that several employees spied on the three News.com reporters, as well as... Read more...
Core 2 Duo-based notebooks abound these days and along with Asus, IBM and Dell, HP has always offered innovative designs that can be attention-grabbers with the HH editorial team.  We hereby summon the HP team to provide us with one of these gems for testing and evaluation.  T7100 processor, 15.4 wide screen and special casing.  That is a tasty burger...  "'Round these parts, we can't help but show a little extra love for anything slapped with an oh-so-coveted "limited edition" label, and for folks in the market for a new HP laptop (and residing in Japan, by the way), here's one especially for you. The dv6500 CT Special Edition is said to be limited to 1,000 units and will reportedly... Read more...
In a way, computer sales are a zero sum game. The market does grow every year, but if one manufacturer booms, it's usually by attracting its competitor's customers. No one has eaten more of their competitors' pie chart pie recently than Hewlett-Packard. The news of HP's good fortunes in the PC business came mere hours before HP was set to announce a batch of new consumer and business-oriented notebook PCs at an event in Shanghai. The star of that bunch is the Pavilion HDX, a monstrous notebook with a 20-inch screen aimed at consumers with a heavy appetite for digital media. The launch coincides with the availability of Intel's latest chip platform for notebook PCs. Code-named Santa... Read more...
OCZ Technology Unveils PC2-9200 Reaper HPC Series, the World's Fastest Memory with Passive Heatpipe Cooling System Sunnyvale, CA - April 3, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced a high-speed version of the new OCZ Reaper HPC memory line, a PC2-9200 rated kit, making it the world's fastest memory that takes advantages of the heatpipe design to effectively offload heat and increase performance and stability. This unique Reaper HPC (Heat Pipe Conduit) heatspreader is engineered to deliver superior silent heat dissipation over traditional heatspreaders. As part of one of OCZ's high performance... Read more...
LCD monitors are getting bigger and more affordable. Likewise LCD televisions. Although slightly more expensive, the LCD monitors are competing against TVs now, as their increased functionality makes up for their slightly higher prices. Digitimes does some research into the near future and and predicts who'll be buying what and how much it will cost. Worlwide LCD monitor shipments are expected to reach 158 million units in 2007, with the 19-inch widescreen segment to grow the most in terms of shipment share percetage, according to DisplaySearch. In 2008, the segment will become the mainstream size in the monitor market, the research firm... Read more...
Hello Everyone. We've just posted a new article in which we evaluate the features and performance of HP's flagship 92% color gamut, 30" LCD panel, the LP-3065. Here's a snip from the piece: "Although the work efficiency / productivity argument is an important one in the business world, most of us enthusiasts find it somewhat unexciting to think about. We just love having bigger and bigger monitors, especially for PC gaming and watching movies on our computer. We've had the pleasure of reviewing a couple of large LCDs in the HotHardware labs recently, and today we're going to spend some time with HP's new flagship flat panel... Read more...
For the average business-class user, extra RAM, a faster processor or a more powerful video card won't necessarily increase work efficiency or productivity. One of the best ways to boost your productivity is to add more inches, of screen real estate that is. If you simply add another monitor or get a bigger one, you can quickly realize the benefits of extra desktop space, like less Alt-Tabbing and more windows open at once. Although the work efficiency / productivity argument is an important one in the business world, most of us enthusiasts find it somewhat unexciting to think about. We just love having bigger and bigger monitors, especially for PC gaming and watching movies on our computer.... Read more...
OCZ Technology Unveils the PC2-8500 Reaper HPC Series -High Performance Memory Modules with Sophisticated Passive Cooling Solution- Sunnyvale, CA - February 21, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today unveiled the OCZ PC2-8500 Reaper HPC Series. This 2GB dual channel kit features the proprietary OCZ Reaper HPC (Heat Pipe Conduit) heatspreader, engineered to deliver superior silent heat dissipation over traditional heatspreaders. The Reaper HPC is an innovative cooling solution developed by OCZ to effectively minimize heat produced by high-speed memory. As heat rises into the thermo-conductive copper heat pipe... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard researchers realized they could pack more transistors on a chip, without shrinking them, simply by moving their connections to a nano-wire grid on top of them and packing more of them in the space they saved. "For a long time, we in the industry have been obsessed with this idea that higher capacity [chips] and lower cost equals smaller transistors, and we've been investing the bulk of our efforts in this area," says Stanley Williams, senior fellow and director of quantum-science research at HP Labs. The new research, Williams says, "is the first proof that it's possible to dramatically improve integrated circuits without shrinking... Read more...
While NVIDIA is marching forward with its DirectX 10 capable GeForce 8800 series, ATI is still mum on their next generation graphics cards. Which is somewhat surprising, as one would think this time of year would be ideal for new product announcements. But while Vista is due for a broad release in January '07, games that fully exploit the features of DirectX 10 won't be commonplace for quite some time.  The rest of the market is still full of great material that is OpenGL or DirectX 9-based leaving the current line of ATI graphics cards as a viable options for all but the most demanding of enthusiasts. Today, we are going to evaluate two cards from ASUS built around ATI's... Read more...
Power -- It's one of the most important factors for peak system performance and stability. Yet, the PSU is still an often overlooked PC component. While not as sexy as a high-end motherboard, video card or RAM, the power supplying these components is just as important as the components themselves.  With the heightened demands of the latest computing hardware, ample power is an increasingly important consideration for performance and stability. Dual GPU configurations are now commonplace and CPUs are sporting multiple cores, all of which place greater demand on the PSU.  Throw some overclocking into the mix and a common 550w PSU will crack under the stress, which can end up... Read more...
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