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AMD’s Zen processor microarchitecture is targeted for deployment across the company’s entire processor product stack, from desktop with Ryzen and Threadripper, to the data center with EPYC, and finally in laptops and convertibles with Ryzen Mobile. Ryzen is set to yet again take on Intel’s dominant position in the market. However, in this latest implementation, Zen is being coupled with AMD’s Vega graphics cores for a fully integrated laptop solution with the potential for a significantly more robust multimedia and gaming experience as a result. On the desktop, Ryzen has proven itself to be very competitive versus Intel Core series processors, especially considering... 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...
It was nearly a year ago that Leap Motion first snagged a deal with ASUS that saw the Leap Motion controller shipping with some of the company’s laptops and desktops, but things have really picked up for Leap Motion in the last few months. In September, HP opted to bake the motion-controller maker’s technology into the Intel Haswell-based HP Envy 17 Leap Motion SE (after previously adding it to select PCs), and now HP is rolling out a whole fleet of machines packing Leap Motion’s tech. There are 11 total computer models shipping with the option for adding a special HP USB Leap Motion keyboard that employs the technology. Users will be able to control software with touchless... Read more...
Hot on the heels of the introduction of a new quartet of all-in-ones, HP announced several new consumer and business PCs designed for Windows 8. For consumers. there’s the HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14 and 15 notebooks, which feature 14- and 15.6-inch HD screens (respectively) and boast storage capacity of up to 1TB, HP TrueVision HS webcams, and “a full array of ports”, according to a press release. HP Pavilion ENVY m4 HP’s 14-inch ENVY m4 notebook is designed for optimal portability with a thin and light form factor and includes Intel Ivy Bridge processors and features that include HP ProtectSmart, HP CoolSense and HP SimplePass. HP ENVY Phoenix h9 New consumer-focused desktops... Read more...
When it rains, it pours, and these days it’s pouring aluminum. The big names are using consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin to unveil the devices that will usher in Windows 8. Count HP among them with three sleek entries, including an ultrabook with a detachable screen. All three new devices have multitouch displays, emphasizing the importance of touch capabilities for notebooks running Windows 8. HP ENVY x2 Of the pack, the model that’s going to get the most attention is probably the HP ENVY x2, which HP is referring to as a hybrid PC. That’s the model with the detachable keyboard: use it as a notebook when you need to fire off an email, then detach the screen... Read more...
Envious? You might be now. Shortly after Meg Whitman announced that the personal PC department wasn't leaving HP anytime soon, the company has introduced a spate of new ENVY notebooks, including a refreshed ENVY 15, ENVY 17 and ENVY 17 3D. All of those are sporting the token all-metal chassis, rounded edges, a classic black / silver finish, with red accents. The Radiance Backlit keyboard is a new technology that has been developed by HP to provide outstanding keyboard illumination using individual LEDs dedicated to each keycap. In addition, the keyboard works with an advanced proximity sensor to illuminate when it detects a user approaching the notebook and deactivate after the user leaves. With... Read more...
Is it the end of the era? Or just the foreshadowing of a new beginning? It's hard to say what the death of HP's Envy 13 means for the category, but it's not hard to realize what it means for the here and now. The Envy 13 was one of a kind in the PC world. It was a direct reaction to the MacBook Air, but rather than just copying Apple, HP added a discrete GPU and loads of power, making it perfect for gamers on the go. It was sleek, thin and sexy, and it had more power than most ultraportables of that size. The problem, like many others that tried, was the price. At around $1700 (or over $2000 with an SSD), the machine was destined to be a niche product from the start. Just like the Alienware M11x,... Read more...
The CES website may tell you that the trade show doesn't begin until the 6th of this month, but don't tell that to Lenovo or HP. Both companies are offering up something new today, with Hewlett-Packard having the most lengthy list of announcements between the two. At least for today. Let's dive on it! First, HP's Pavilion dm1 has been updated with an AMD Fusion APU that offers smooth 1080p multi-media playback, an 11.6" HD BrightView display, a full-size keyboard, a battery good for up to 10.75 hours of life, up to 750GB of storage, an optional GPS module and an optional external Blu-ray player. It'll go on sale in the U.S. on 1/9 for $449.99 and up. Onto the gaming side, the HP Envy 17 is also... Read more...
Wow. The 13" ultraportable market just might be the new battleground for price. For months on end, the real price war was ongoing in the netbook sector. Companies kept pushing the barrier lower, with a few machines selling for under $200 at times. But now, the 13" market is heating up. Apple's new MacBook Air, Maingear's Clutch 13, and HP's Envy 13 are just a handful of the ultra-mobile machines that are vying for your dollars. As more and more people consider a powerful, mobile machine for their travel arsenal, companies seem more eager than ever to compete at this level. We remember a time when the 13" ultraportable market was catering mostly to the affluent, and to companies where price wasn't... Read more...
Don't ever accuse HP of not being on top of things. The computer company has just revealed quite a few new machines tonight, with a couple of them being firsts of their kind. Of course, a new line of notebooks wouldn't be a new line of notebooks without a bit of 3D mixed in, and the HP Envy 17 3D offers just that. It's the first 17" notebook to support 1080p 3D and Blu-ray, and that's just the beginning. Internally, this one features a Core i7 CPU, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 graphics and up to 2TB of storage. The HP Envy 14 Beats Edition is the same HP Envy 14 the world knows and loves, but with a special audio tweak by Dr. Dre and friends that supposedly makes the sound quality Beatalicious.... Read more...
Sponsored post by: Mark Budgell from HP's TheNextBench.com If you're anything like me, there is a soundtrack for almost every life experience. Parties, the daily commute, date night, weddingsÉsometimes I even rock out at work (on headphones, of course). Unfortunately, the digital revolution that brought us the convenience of MP3 files and portable music devices also eroded its quality. It's more than just a love for music with Jimmy Iovine - as the chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records and Beats co-founder, it's his life. You can hear it for yourself as Jimmy and some of his friends explain the importance of bringing back sound quality. HP teamed up with him to create HP Beats... Read more...
One for the business set, one for the gamer set. We like the style, HP. In order to not alienate one segment or another, Hewlett-Packard has decided to match their ProBook refresh today with a similar update on the gaming side. The company's Envy line, which evolved from their acquisition of Voodoo last decade, is seeing two serious new introductions today, while the Envy 13 of last year is leaving for good (it seems).The new Envy 14 and Envy 17 reflect the company's “MUSE” (materials, usability, sensory appeal and experiences) design philosophy of fusing a rich mix of materials that create textured finishes, easy-to-use features for improved usability, a blend of artisan elements for sensory... Read more...
With the announcement that certain configurations of its Envy 15 laptops will come with the new USB 3.0 spec, HP is now one of the first computer companies to offer the fast new technology on its machines. Although USB 3.0 has been talked about for quite some time, it hasn't been a reality for that long. As you may recall, USB 3.0 promises speeds that are more than ten times as fast as USB 2.0. To put this another way, USB 3.0 offers speeds up to 5Gbps, compared to USB 2.0’s 480Mbps. With these types of speed increases, transferring files (especially large video files) will be completed much more quickly—1GB of data can be transferred in 3.3 seconds, compared to at least 33 seconds with USB 2.0.... Read more...
With HP's dedicated Voodoo PC line pretty much in the tank (or just phased out), it looks like Dr. Dre will be stepping in to fill the superstar void. Both Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine have jointly worked with HP in order to issue the HP Beats Limited Edition notebook, which is little more than a highly styled ENVY 15 with a thing for multimedia. The HP ENVY 15 Beats limited edition notebook features a sleek, piano black, high-gloss finish and signature Beats design as found in the "Beats by Dr. Dre" line of headphones, and while specifics are scant, we're told that the audio capabilities on this notebook far exceeds those found on rivals. As expected, the machine comes with something a little extra... Read more...
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