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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, and is one of the world's leaders in NAND production. To say it brings a lot to the partnership here... 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 to HP, it's the widest curved AIO on the planet.Forget about integrated graphics on the CPU.... 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 to a full HD IPS display with touch if you’re willing to pay more.As for its guts, the Pavilion Gaming... 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 offers 1.5mm of key travel, the same as HP's most premium notebooks, and sports a serviceable 89mm x... 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 in the Spectre x2; instead, you’ll discover a range of power-sipping Core m3, m5, and m7 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 include HD, FHD and QHD options. HP EliteBook 725 G3 The machines are powered by up to a powerful... 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 Officer of HPE after the split. "As a separate company, we are better positioned than ever to meet... 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 AMD’s sixth generation A-Series processors are shipping — more specifically, all of the products... Read more...
You may have a collection of hilarious (and comfortable) t-shirts, but if you work at HP, you better stock up on more professional looking attire. Yes, that even applies to programmers grinding a living behind a keyboard, who were among the 100,000 people HP reportedly sent a memo to reminding them of the "smart casual" dress code. Anonymous sources told The Register that the memo was sent out because the suits at HP feared that customers visiting the company wouldn't take well to seeing R&D engineers look anything less than professional. Forget for a moment that casual attire is both a trend and a perk in the tech industry among programmers and engineers, HP still feels that all employees... Read more...
Back in early December, Hewlett-Packard pulled the wraps off two interesting new ultrabooks: the svelte EliteBook Folio 1020 and Folio 1020 SE. The Intel Core M-powered Folio 1020 SE was the real stunner, however, with its QHD display, and magnesium-lithium alloy and carbon fiber chassis. But now that Windows 10 is just over two weeks away from its retail launch, HP is preparing another SKU for its EliteBook Folio 1020 series. This time around, HP is adding some audio enhancements to its ultrabook. Since the addition of Beats speakers is out of the question now that Apple owns the rights to the name, HP has introduced the new EliteBook Folio 1020 Bang & Olufsen Limited Edition. Bang &... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard’s popular Pavilion x2 hybrid has received a pretty thorough makeover in anticipation of July 29 release of Windows 10. Like before, the Pavilion x2 features a 10-inch tablet which can be docked with an included keyboard. However, HP has updated the design of Pavilion x2 with a magnetic latch connector that allows the user to easily attach and detach the keyboard. The tablet alone weighs 1.29 pounds, while the weight nearly doubles to 2.48 pounds with the keyboard attaches. The tablet itself is 9.65mm thick, and swells to 16.75mm with the keyboard attached. Under the hood, you’ll find that the base machine incorporates an Intel Atom Z3736F Processor with 2GB of RAM and a 32GB SSD.... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard first released its rather unorthodox Sprout PC back in late October with a price tag of $1,899. The device featured a 23-inch touch screen display that was topped with an overhead DLP projector which beams content down to a 20-inch, 20-point capacitive touch-sensitive mat. And if that doesn’t sound complex enough, there’s also Intel’s highly capable Real Sense 3D camera and a HP’s high-resolution 14.6MP camera thrown in for good measure. When this delightful mix of hardware is working in concert, you can use the mat as a touch keyboard, scan in objects and manipulate them on the 23-inch display, and even draw on the mat and see your resulting creation on the display. However,... Read more...
Nearly a year ago, HP unveiled its plans to build “The Machine”, a new type of computer that was going to open up a multi-billion dollar market and change the future of computing. Now, HP is simultaneously easing expectations while pointing to a still-impressive Machine that is on the near-horizon. Unfortunately, it seems that the memristor will not be a part of the machine – at least, not initially. When HP first announced The Machine, it portrayed the yet-to-be-built computer as being wildly powerful – more so than computers in existence at the time. One of the components that caught everyone’s attention was the memristor, which is a memory technology faster than DRAM, yet capable of long-term... Read more...
Just a day after Microsoft announced system requirements for the upcoming Windows 10, HP assured customers that its current PC lineup is ready for the new operating system.  Microsoft recently confirmed that latest version of Windows will be available for PCs on July 29. Anyone using Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 will be eligible to upgrade free to Windows 10. The Start Menu is back in Windows 10.“Working closely with Microsoft on Windows 10, we designed our 2015 portfolio of products to be ready for Windows 10,” said HP Customer Experience and Portfolio Strategy manager Mike Nash in a blog post. “Given the normal planning and release cycles for our products, we didn’t know exactly when Windows... Read more...
In April, HP flooded the market with a slew of back-to-school PC aimed at the mobile crowd. This week, HP has switched its attention to the school age children that prefer their PC in desktop form, despite the fact that the form-factor is losing favor in this demographic. HP’s refreshed desktop lineup for 2015 includes new Pavilion All-in-One, Pavilion Tower, ENVY Tower, and ENVY Phoenix Tower PCs. We’ll start off with the Pavilion AIOs which are available in 21.5-, 23-, and 27-inch display sizes; all with Full HD and IPS support. HP gives customers the choice of fourth generation Intel Celeron and Core processors (Core i3, i5, and i7), or next generation AMD A-Series processor (A4 through A10).... Read more...
Wait, it’s back-to-school season already? I thought kids were still in school? Either my calendar is wrong or Hewlett-Packard is just way ahead of schedule with its 2015 line of back-to-school computers. The new laptops and convertibles encompass three different lines including the Pavilion x360, ENVY x360, and the venerable Pavilion notebook family. We’ll start off with the Pavilion x360 line which includes refreshed 11- and 13-inch models. The 11-inch model (HD display) features a fanless design and can be equipped with Intel Pentium or Celeron processors. However, those craving a little bit more performance will probably want to opt for the Intel Core M-5Y10C processor (which helps the tiny... Read more...
Remember when tablets were supposed to render the PC market obsolete? Yeah, that may have been a slight overreaction by analysts to an emerging category that grew quickly due to the initial excitement, but now that the dust has settled, we can see just how unfounded those fears were. After all, another 68.5 million PCs were shipped and added to the tally in the first quarter of 2015 alone, with Lenovo leading the way. Sure, that represents 6.7 percent year-over-year decline in shipments, but we're still talking about tens of millions of PCs in a single quarter, 14.2 million of which landed in the U.S. It also follows what International Data Corporation (IDC) dubbed a "strong second half of 2014"... Read more...
HP wants you to like what you hear, so it’s partnering with Bang & Olufsen to improve the sound in many of its upcoming tablets, notebooks, and desktop PCs. “In all HP devices that carry the Bang & Olufsen or B&O Play brand, a dedicated audio island isolates the sensitive audio circuits from other signals on the motherboard,” HP said in a statement today. “The headphone jack limits the amount of metal parts to reduce ground noise to help further perfect the audio experience on HP devices.”We recently reviewed the HP Omen with Beats Audio. Expect to see Bang & Olfusen branding on some upcoming Omens in the Spring. Bang & Olufsen also customized HP’s audio control panel, providing... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware’s Two And A Half Geeks, Dave, Marco, and Chip talk about Intel's upcoming socketed Broadwell CPU with Iris Pro Graphics and Core i7-based NUC, NVIDIA's SHIELD Console, Tegra X1, and GeForce GTX Titan X announcements from GDC, HP’s Omen 15 thin and light gaming notebook and excellent Spectre X360 Ultrabook, and a whole lot more... Show Notes: 02:49 - Intel's Socketed Broadwell W/ Iris Pro Graphics and New NUC13:05 - NVIDIA's SHIELD Console and Tegra X1 29:38 - HP Spectre X360 Ultrabook38:19 - HP Omen 15 Thin and Light Gaming Notebook47:30 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X Announcement From GDC... Read more...
HP used the Mobile World Congress event currently taking place in Barcelona, Spain to launch what may be one of the company’s most exciting notebooks ever, the Spectre X360. Like the previous-generation Spectre, the new X360 is a thin and light premium, multi-mode convertible ultrabook, but HP has paid special attention to almost every detail on this new device and improved upon its predecessor in virtually every way. HP worked closely with Microsoft and its hardware partners to choose the right components and optimize the software on the Spectre X360 and the company made some practical decisions with the design and materials used in its construction that have clearly paid dividends on our opinion.The... Read more...
HP acquired VoodooPC back in 2006, bringing the creative genius of owner Rahul Sood into its fold and ensuring that its gaming lineup of desktop PCs and Laptops would get a lot more style and attitude. Sood and HP eventually parted ways, but the ghost of VoodooPC, its DNA and swank logo stayed on, giving HP a unique gaming line. The HP Omen 15 is the latest gaming laptop in this series and it has Voodoo personality from the moment you take it out of the box. Before you dive into the nitty-gritty, let's give you a walk-around and demo of the Omen 15 in action... HP Omen 15 Specifications & Features  OS Windows 8.1 64-bit  Display 15.6-inch IPS FHD 1920x1080 multi-touch display  CPU... Read more...
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 Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 feature 2560x1600 displays, the Pro Slate 8 makes do with an iPad Retina-like... Read more...
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