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HP has rolled out a newly refreshed line up of notebook computers, convertible machines, all-in-ones, displays, and other devices. There is a wide mixture of machines aimed at consumers and business users. One of the business-focused machines is the HP Elite 1000 series, HP says these machines are among the world's most secure and manageable PCs. The series features the HP Endpoint Security Controller, HP Sure Start Gen4, and HP Sure Run. One of the machines in that series is the EliteBook x360 1030 G3, which HP says it is the first device to feature HP Sure Recover with Embedded Reimaging. That... Read more...
HP has unveiled a completely refreshed line of laptops and desktops for normal users and for gamers in the Pavilion family. Among the new offerings is the Pavilion Laptop 15 packing a 8th gen Intel Core i5-8250U processor, 15.6-inch FHD IPS BrightView WLED touchscreen, 8GB of RAM, and a 1TB 5400 rpm SATA HDD. Graphics are via Intel UHD 620 and the machine has a B&O Play audio system. The new Pavilion 14 has the same Core i5-8250U processor, a 14-inch FHD screen with IPS BrightView micro-edge WLED, and 8GB of RAM. Storage for that machine is a 256GB M.2 SSD with Intel UHD Graphics and B&O... Read more...
Origin PC has been making the case for buying a premium PC from a boutique builder, ever since its founders set up shop in Florida nearly a decade ago. A little more recently, Origin PC started quite literally making the case, designing a custom chassis for its Genesis (full-tower) and Millennium (mid-tower) desktops that were first introduced in 2014. We are now in 2018 (barely) and to drive home the pun, Origin PC is still making the case (get it?) for these desktop lines. With a new year came an opportunity for Origin PC to refresh these desktops, and that is exactly what it did, both inside... Read more...
If you've shopped for a custom built gaming desktops recently, you might have come across a company called Xidax, a relative newcomer to the boutique building scene. Xidax launched online in 2013, right in the midst of a resurgence in PC gaming. To some, it may have seemed downright crazy at the time to enter a market that had previously chewed up and spit out other players (does anyone remember Hypersonic?). But Xidax forged ahead anyway in hopes of rising in the ranks of brand recognition. Xidax is not quite there yet among the more established brands, though it is definitely more recognizable... Read more...
Acer is unveiling some cool new hardware at CES 2018 and among that new hardware is the Acer Swift 7 (SF714-51). That laptop is being billed as the thinnest PC in the world with a profile just 8.98mm thick. Despite its svelte profile, the machine does have an Intel Core i7 processor under the hood. Acer also integrates 4G LTE connectivity and crams all that hardware inside an all-black unibody aluminum chassis complete with a 14-inch Full HD touch display covered in Corning Gorilla Glass . The internal battery promises 10 hours of runtime per charge, and Acer says that the Swift 7 will launch in... Read more...
Lots of people have a new computer on their Christmas list and if you want to save some loot on buying those computers, Microsoft has some sweet deals running right now. Microsoft kicked off the 12 Days of Deals back on December 6 and each day through December 17. A new deal will go live each day at 12:00 AM ET. Today's deal is on some nice hardware from HP with rigs for everything from workday productivity to gaming and in between. The HP Pavilion x360 convertible 15-br095ms packs a 15.6-inch screen, Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD is on sale for $599. The HP Envy x360 convertible... Read more...
When it comes to gaming desktops many gamers feel like you can never have enough power inside your rig, especially if you plan to game at high resolutions with all the eye candy turned on. Acer has announced a new gaming desktop at IFA in Berlin, and the machine is high-end to say the least. Acer says that the Predator Orion 9000 is an "extreme platform for gaming and content creation." How extreme you ask? Well, the Predator Orion 9000 can be fitted with up to an Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition processor with 18-cores and up to 36-threads. Graphics can be up to 4-way AMD Radeon RX Vega video cards... Read more...
There has always been a parallel between building and modding performance PCs and tuning muscle cars, both of which revolve around squeezing every ounce of power and speed available out of a careful selection of parts, a practice that Maingear helped spread to a wider audience. Maingear took an obsession enjoyed by a niche crowd of overclockers and modders and turned it into a full-fledged business that's now going on 15 years strong. That is not to say Maingear was the first boutique builder on the block. Far from it. However, it might be the only vendor whose founder, Wallace Santos, actually... Read more...
Over the past couple of years, Dell has been driving a widespread redesign effort of its consumer and commercial product lines and has been systematically been updating both design signatures and the technology platforms within them. Dell's premium consumer XPS product line, perhaps more so than any, has seen the most significant design reinvention, with features that could be classified as "iconic," as with the company's XPS 13 and XPS 15 laptops that employ Dell's Infinity Edge display technology and premium carbon fiber composite materials.  Today, Dell is taking the redesign of their XPS... Read more...
Time after time we hear reports from market research firms highlighting declining sales in desktop PC shipments. Taken at face value, it is a wonder that boutique gaming system builders ever bother with high end system configurations, but those quarterly figures don't tell the whole story. For one, the market is still being flooded with hundreds of millions of PCs every year. And secondly, PC gamers have been bucking the overall trend for several years now. Jon Peddie Research noted this in one of its most recent GPU shipments report. "If anyone doubted that the PC was the platform of choice for... Read more...
Season's greetings; it's that time of year again, when we here at Hot Hardware assemble our holiday gift guides for your browsing and shopping pleasure. There was an embarrassment of riches this year, as the industry continued to innovate and come up with interesting new designs based on the latest, greatest technologies. Those of us buying computer hardware demand more and faster from every iteration, and many OEMs usually manage to deliver. Some don't but you won't see them on this list. This list is a collection of some of the best hardware for gifting in four top categories that we think are... Read more...
Some three decades later, what's old is new again with the Commodore Amiga 2000 HD making an unlikely comeback. Well, sort of. Just over a week before Halloween, some lucky expo attendee stumbled upon a never touched and fully functioning Amiga system powered by a Motorola 68000 processor running at all of 7.16MHz. Oddly enough, his rare find wasn't even the first decades old virgin Amiga system unearthed this month! Around three weeks ago, a Facebook user posted pictures of a non-HD Amiga 2000 that was still in its retail packaging to the Commodore Amiga Facebook group. The system was sold as... 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 &... Read more...
Store shelves are packed with fresh pencils, pens, and backpacks. Kids are begging their parents for new clothes and kicks. And teachers are frantically organizing their classrooms in the last few days of summer. It is that time of year again -- back-to-school season is upon us, like it or not. If you are looking to pick up some new tech gear for you or a loved one for the impending school year, but do not want to do all of the homework necessary to find that perfect product, do not sweat it, we have got you covered. This is Hot Hardware's personal study guide to help you choose the perfect laptop,... Read more...
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