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After a few delays that put the flagship Windows 10 Mobile flagship behind schedule, the Hewlett-Packard Elite x3 is finally available for customers to purchase. Starting this week, Microsoft opened up sales for the powerful smartphone via the Microsoft Store. Given the laundry list of features that are included with the Elite x3, this is by far the most powerful and versatile Windows 10 Mobile device released to date. Just look at its feature set, which wouldn’t be out of place on a flagship Android device: 5.96-inch WQHD AMOLED display Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor 4GB RAM 64GB internal storage microSD slot that supports up to 2TB 16MP main camera, 8MP front camera, Iris camera 802.11ac... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard is already gearing up for the holiday shopping season, and the company has four new products that it is unleashing on the public. They include the second generation Spectre x360 convertible, the ENVY Laptop, ENVY AIO 27 and the ENVY 27 Display. We’ll kick things off with the Spectre x360, which is now sporting 7th generation Intel Kaby Lake processors. Thanks to the more efficient Core processors and a larger 57.8 Whr battery, the Spectre x360 can now last 25 percent longer per charge, bringing total runtime to 15 hours. HP has also made the bezels even smaller by trimming 10mm from the right and left sides of the display. Couple that with a thinner chassis (made possible... Read more...
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) definitely has a lot of pull in the tech industry. Within 24 hours, the EFF’s public call-out of HP’s decision to brick third-party ink cartridges in customers’ printers has generated a sincere apology. HP Inc. Chief Operating Officer Jon Flaxman issued the apology in a blog posting, but not before explaining the company’s reasoning for bringing the ban hammer down on the ink cartridges in the first place. “We updated a cartridge authentication procedure in select models of HP office inkjet printers to ensure the best consumer experience and protect them from counterfeit and third-party ink cartridges that do not contain an original HP security chip and... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard came under fire earlier this month when it was revealed that it was purposefully “bricking” third-party ink cartridges in customers’ printers. Customers were unaware that such trickery was even going on until printers around the globe starting throwing up error messages at the same time on September 13th. HP did acknowledge its actions, saying that its designed its printer firmware to “protect the printers and to protect the communication between the cartridge and the printer.” HP also stated that its actions were meant to “protect innovation and intellectual property, but also to improve the safety of products for customers.” When you have scores of customers that are upset about... Read more...
Printers can be so inconvenient. Most are big, bulky, stationary, and sometimes downright obstinate. HP, however, has just released the Sprocket -- a pocket-sized printer that can easily print 2" x 3" photos from a smartphone. The Sprocket is 4.53 x 2.95 x 0.87 inches and weighs just 0.379 pounds. It comes with up to 512MB of onboard storage along with Bluetooth 3.0 and NFC connectivity. The Sprocket incorporates a two-cell 500 mAh Li-Polymer 7.4 V battery and takes roughly 90 minutes to charge. The print quality is 313 x 400 dpi and the device supports .jpeg, .tiff (iOS only), .gif, .bmp, and .png. It uses thermal ZINK Zero Ink to print on HP ZINK sticky-backed photo paper. Users print... Read more...
Over the weekend, we reported that Hewlett-Packard had made the unsavory move of essentially bricking scores of third-party ink cartridges that were in use in customers’ printers. HP’s rather brazen move was easy to track down since it programmed its printer firmware to throw up an error message on September 13th, meaning that thousands of customers experienced ink cartridge failures at the exact same time. HP is now coming clean about its move that had angered some customers. The company released a statement to the Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (NOS), which is part of the Netherlands Public Broadcasting system. HP stated that it made changes to the firmware in a number of its printers in order... Read more...
Update 9/19/2016 - 12:19PM - This story, and the allegations that HP intentionally hamstrings remanufactured cartridges, has been confirmed. In fact, HP makes no bones about it as well. The company admits this and cites specific reasons for doing so. You can read more about the situation here. If you use an inkjet printer on a regular basis, probably one of the most loathed aspects of ownership is replacing the ink cartridges when they run out. While the initial purchase price of an inkjet printer is relatively low in the grand scheme of things, the cost of the replacement ink cartridges can often be astronomical. Take for example the Hewlett-Packard Envy 4520, the best-selling inkjet... Read more...
HP just made a rather large acquisition -- the company announced that it is purchasing Samsung’s printer business for $1.05 billion. The agreement was presented at Samsung Electronics’ Board of Directors meeting in Seoul, South Korea. Dion Weisler, president and CEO of HP, remarked, “When we became a separate company just 10 months ago, it enabled us to become nimble and focus on accelerating growth and reinventing industries...The acquisition of Samsung’s printer business allows us to deliver print innovation and create entirely new business opportunities with far better efficiency, security, and economics for customers.”Samsung will spin off its Printing Business Unit into a separate company... Read more...
Mainstream notebooks, laptops, and convertible devices have been significantly refined over the last few generations. The $500-$900 price range generally features laptops that are thin and light, built well, have decent battery life, and deliver solid multimedia experiences. Intel has a stranglehold on the CPUs and graphics in many of these mid-level systems, so PC makers seem to be emphasizing design differences lately. As important as performance is, you may well choose your next laptop because it converts into a mode or use case that fits your needs, rather than because of its technical specifications. HP aims the Pavilion x360 series at buyers who are looking for a non-traditional laptop.... Read more...
If you’ve been itchin’ to get your fingers on Hewlett-Packard’s brand new Elite X3 Windows 10 Mobile flagship, you’re going to have to wait a little while longer. According to the product listing on the Microsoft Store, the shipping date for the Elite X3 has been delayed two weeks to September 16th. The Elite X3 is by far the most powerful and feature-packed Windows 10 Mobile device to be released to the market. It’s also the most expensive, ringing in at $699 by itself and $799 with the Desk Dock bundle. For example, Microsoft’s flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 810-powered Lumia 950 XL is priced at $499 and (for now) includes a free Display Dock. As we’ve reported previously, here’s a rundown of... Read more...
A lot of companies claim to "reinvent" things, and to be honest, it's an overused term. But, after taking a look at HP's latest desktop PCs, the Pavilion Wave and Elite Slice, you might just find HP's claim to "reinvent" the desktop an apt one. The Elite Slice is a compact PC that's designed to look good while packing in what it takes to get work done efficiently. Intel Core i7 35W processor models will be featured in this PC, so performance should not be an issue. This PC is modular for the sake of expansion. You can purchase a $109 Audio Module which pleasures you aurally with a 360° Bang & Olufsen speaker. This module also includes a dual-mic design that offers noise-canceling up to 5... Read more...
Let's say you're writing a message to that fine-looking lady or fella you swiped right on in Tinder. Suddenly, your friend starts peeking at your message over your shoulder. What do you do? HP has got your back. The company’s Sure View tech, which was originally developed by 3M, shields your laptop from nosy onlookers. Makoto Ishii, Vice President and General Manager of 3M’s Display Materials and Systems Division, stated, “Designed with more than 20 years of 3M optical films technology experience incorporated into the privacy screen, HP Sure View helps address the concern of protecting sensitive information through a world-class solution tailor-made for open work environments and for the... Read more...
HP is breathing new life into its enthusiast Omen branding that hearkens back to the glory days of Voodoo PC, a former boutique system builder it acquired a decade ago. The newest item to sport the Omen logo—and one of the few in HP's history—is the Omen X, a diamond-shaped desktop that separates the main components into individual chambers for superior cooling. It's a unique looking desktop, though there's a purpose to its eye-catching layout. Traditional tower desktops consist of five exposed sides with the PC resting on its sixth side. But with the Omen X, the diamond-shaped configuration is hoisted onto a base that allows it to seemingly levitate in mid-air, which in turn exposes all six... Read more...
Google may be lighting up the education market with Chromebooks, but that isn’t stopping Microsoft and its partners from introducing low-cost Windows-based devices in response. This time around, Hewlett-Packard is hoping to raise a few eyebrows with its revamped “Stream” PC lineup. The new Stream family consists of three models: two notebooks and one convertible. The first offering is the new Stream 11, which as its name implies features an 11.6-inch anti-glare display (1366x768), measures just 18mm thin, and weighs in at 2.57 pounds. It’s powered by an Intel Celeron N3060 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and just 32GB of eMMC storage. Other features include Intel HD Graphics 400, Bluetooth 4.2... Read more...
Join us for another episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast! In this episode, we have special guest Tom Petersen, Director of Technical Marketing for NVIDIA, to talk about the GeForce GTX 1060. We'll also be chatting about NVIDIA's SHIELD Android TV device now with Plex Media server capabilities, the ASUS ROG Strix 15-inch gaming laptop, HP's super thin 2016 Spectre ultrabook and more! Show Notes: 02:17 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Discussion With Tom Petersen32:10 - Experiencing NVIDIA's SHIELD With Plex Media Server Streaming Prowess37:05 - ASUS ROG Strix GL502VT-GS74 Gaming Laptop Review45:27 - HP Spectre Review: A Thin, Sleek, Nimble Beauty... Read more...
Over the weekend, pricing for Hewlett-Packard’s Elite X3 Windows 10 Mobile smartphone leaked onto the web. The smartphone was listed at $799, which is a princely sum for a Windows 10 Mobile device. However, HP clarified things this morning with official pricing for the Elite X3. The $799 price tag is for the Elite X3 smartphone paired with the Desk Dock. If you just want the smartphone by itself, the price is a more palatable $699. However, even at $699, that’s still a lot of money for a flagship Windows 10 Mobile device. For comparison, Microsoft’s Lumia 950 XL launched late last year for $649 off contract. Within the past month, Microsoft was selling the Lumia 950 XL for the same $649 price,... Read more...
Remember the Elite X3 phablet HP revealed at Computex earlier this year? It looked like a promising handset, albeit one that's based on an operating system that's struggling to grab any kind of meaningful market share (Windows 10 Mobile). The stylish Elite X3 with its large size 5.96-inch QWHD AMOLED display seem poised to make a splash, only HP may be pricing it out of contention. For a brief period, the Elite X3 made an appearance on HP's online storefront in the U.S. where it was listed for—brace yourself—$799! Phew, it's a good thing HP didn't decide to charge a dollar more, because $800 seems awfully high for a Windows 10 Mobile phone. Who can resist at $799, right? Probably a lot of people,... Read more...
The race to build the world's thinnest laptop hasn't always resulted in quality design innovation or utility over more full-figured machines. For example, comparatively, Apple's MacBook Air line looks a little plain-Jane versus some of the nicer thin and light laptops on the market these days, and certainly HP's Spectre line as well. HP recently saw fit to fully revamp its Spectre series across multiple sizes and formats, the latest of which is simply branded Spectre. The HP Spectre is actually a 13-inch machine, so you might refer to it as such (Spectre 13), if it helps you make the distinction. There's also the Spectre X360, HP's 15-inch convertible machine that we reviewed recently, and though... Read more...
Google is making its Chrome OS platform even more appealing thanks to the arrival of the Google Play Store and Android apps. Officially announced at Google I/O, Android apps leverage touch screen displays on Chromebooks an integrate seamlessly with the Chrome OS interface. While ASUS was the first Chromebook to officially support Android apps with the Flip, Hewlett-Packard is tossing its hat into the ring today with the announcement of the Chromebook 11 G5. The Chromebook 11 G5 is HP’s first 11.6-inch-class Chromebook that is available with an IPS HD touch screen display. If you’re familiar with low-end Chromebook devices, then you won’t be surprised to see a 1.6GHz Intel Celeron N3060 processor... Read more...
Summers are meant to be hot, but your HP computer should not be. HP recently announced a worldwide voluntary safety recall and replacement program for certain notebook computer batteries. The affected batteries were sold or replaced worldwide March 2013 through August 2015 as accessories or spares for specific HP Compaq, HP ProBook, HP ENVY, Compaq Presario, and HP Pavilion Notebook computers. The affected batteries have the potential to overheat and pose fire or burn hazards. Customers can continue to use their computer without a battery if they plug it into an external power source. The problem is solely with the battery and should not have caused damage to... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard officially announced its monstrous Elite X3 phablet back in February, well ahead of expected summer launch date. That long gap between announcement and release was both a curse and blessing — eager Windows Phone fans that wanted to get their hands on the device had to wait months to purchase it, but it also gave HP more time to make some tweaks and add features to the smartphone. We’re happy to inform you that it appears that the production version of the Elite X3 will now come with a rear-mounted fingerprint reader, making it the first Windows 10 Mobile device to come from the factory with the biometric security feature. Interestingly enough, Microsoft just recently announced... Read more...
Forget that Teenage Mutant Turtle backpack you begged for when you were eight. HP’s recently launched Omen X gaming line will soon include a PC that is also a backpack. It is designed so that the user can walk around in virtual reality unhindered by wires. HP stated that its will start releasing demo units in about a month. The new PC will have an  Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, up to 32GB of memory, and supposedly weighs under ten pounds. A waist belt will have two batteries that power the CPU and graphics card separately. The batteries only last about an hour, however, you can swap them out for new ones. A smaller third battery stops the PC from shutting down during the swap. There is... Read more...
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