Items tagged with Hewlett-Packard

There's been plenty of doom and gloom surrounding PC shipments over the past few years, with many consumers and business opting to not upgrade their hardware on a regular basis. However, new numbers that are in from research firm Gartner suggests that PC sales actually saw a slight uptick for Q3 2019 compared to the year-ago period, continuing a trend we saw during the second quarter. According to Garner's figures, shipments actually increased by 1.1 percent during Q3 to 68.1 million units. This compares to 67.4 million units during Q3 2018. What's interesting is that there were a number of factors at play that could have had a negative impact on the quarterly numbers: namely warning signs... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard is refreshing its popular Spectre x360 13 with a number of critical upgrades that make it an even more compelling mobile warrior for professionals. Perhaps the biggest change comes with respect to the device's chassis, which has nipped and tucked to the max. HP has managed to shrink the Spectre x360 13 by 13 percent compared to its 2018 counterpart, mainly due to changes that have been made around the display. Last year's model had a screen-to-body ratio of 78 percent compared to 90 recent for this new 2019 edition, which explains the reduction in exterior dimensions for the convertible. With its new, tidier dimensions, the Spectre x360 13 now weighs in at an impressive 2.8 pounds.... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard has just unwrapped a duo of new Chromebook devices, which are increasingly becoming popular due to the versatile nature of Google’s Chrome OS and affordable pricing. The new devices are the Chromebook x360 12b and the Chromebook x360 14b. Both share the same design language, with the main distinction being with screen size. The Chromebook x360 12b features a 12-inch HD+ display (1366x912), while the Chromebook x360 14b brings with it a larger 14-inch panel that can be had in either HD (1366x768) or FHD resolutions. Both of the devices feature a 360-degree hinge for using it in laptop or tablet modes (or anything in-between). HP Chromebook x360 14b With either device, you're... Read more...
HP is hoping to offer gamers the best of both world with its Omen X Emperium 65. Although HP is careful not to call the Omen X Emperium 65 a television, per se, there's no escaping that fact that this is a massive display that would be more at home in your living room, den, or bonus room than your average computer desk. The Omen X Emperium measures a massive 65 inches diagonally, which puts it squarely in big-screen 4K HDTV territory. However, it borrows technology from the gaming world that we don't see in typical consumer-grade televisions, like NVIDIA G-SYNC and support for 144Hz refresh rates, for example. This duality of purpose leads to some interesting design choices, some of which... Read more...
Hewlett-Packed is putting a bit of polish on its Pavilion x360 family of 2-in-1 convertibles, which are available in 11.6-inch, 14-inch, and 15.6-inch form-factors. The new PCs will also be joined by a couple of new standalone displays. The smallest member of the family is the Pavilion x360 11, which features an 11.6-inch display (1366x768), a quad-core Intel Pentium Silver N5000 processor and 4GB of RAM, while a 128GB M.2 SSD and an available microSD slot handle all of your storage needs. The Pavilion x360 11 is all about portability, as witnessed by its relatively lightweight 2.67-lb frame. According to HP, the device can last over 10 hours on a charge. HP has included dual speakers tuned by... Read more...
It looks as though Geekbench is providing us with some pretty good insight on incoming Ryzen 3000 Series processor from AMD. However, these aren't the 7nm Zen 2 monsters that we've been talking about in recent weeks. Instead, the leaks pertain to upcoming Picasso APUs that pair 12nm FinFET Raven Ridge CPU architecture with Vega GPUs. We have to give a shout out to Hexus, which managed to track down three separate Geekbench listing for upcoming Hewlett-Packard notebooks. The three machines are as follows: HP Laptop 17-ca1xxx AMD Ryzen 5 3500U (2.1GHz) with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx 4 cores, 8 threads HP Laptop 17-ca1xxx AMD Ryzen 3 3300U (2.1GHz) with Radeon Vega... Read more...
Back in early April, Hewlett-Packed launched a revamped ZBook family of professional notebooks and convertibles available with Intel 8th generation Core and Xeon processors along with NVIDIA Quadro graphics. Today, HP has announced higher-performing versions of the ZBook Studio, ZBook Studio x360, ZBook 15a and ZBook 17. All of these machines are now available with 8th generation Core processors up to a Core i9-8950HK. Xeon processors also remain an option for those that require additional horsepower. As before, systems come configured with as little as 32GB of RAM or as much as 128GB, making these the ultimate mobile workstations.  In addition to shining a light on processor... Read more...
Yesterday, Hewlett-Packard announced its Spectre Folio, which the company envisions as a thorough rethink of the modern-day PC. The Spectre Folio takes on a 2-in-1 convertible form-factor and uses a combination of CNC-machined magnesium and aluminum along with high-quality, hand-crafted leather to create a true premium device. We were able to get our hands on the Spectre Folio at the event, and we must say, it looks just as good in person as it does in the official press images.  The leather really sets the convertible apart from the rest of the me-too designs in this segment, and actually serves as an integral part of hinge mechanism for the different operating modes. As we've... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard has come under increased scrutiny over the past week after it was uncovered that keylogging software was found in a Synaptics touchpad driver installed on its laptop computers. The keylogger was present in debugging code, and was thankfully disabled by default. However, an attacker with physical (or remote) access to a computer could have activated the keylogger by modifying a registry key for their own nefarious purposes. Security researcher Michael Myng was the first to discover the inactive keylogger while attempting modify the backlight levels on an HP laptop keyboard. It was during his investigation into the driver, SynTP.sys, that he came across the dormant code. Naturally,... Read more...
It appears that Hewlett-Packard has a bone to pick with Microsoft, and it's in regards to the latter's failed execution in the smartphone operating system space. While Microsoft had been the primary manufacturer of Windows 10 Mobile devices with its Lumia line, it had also recruited big name OEMs like HP to bring their own unique designs to the table. HP answered with the Elite X3 (read our full review here), which banked heavily on the Windows 10 Mobile Continuum experience. Featuring a 6-inch display, Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage (with microSD expansion), the flagship device used Continuum to turn into a [nearly] full-fledged Windows 10 desktop machine... Read more...
Earlier this year, Hewlett-Packard launched the Chromebook x360 11 G1 Education, which is quite a mouthful to say we might add. The rugged little device was designed to take punishment from unrelenting school children, and HP now feels that the convertible has the chops to make it in the mainstream consumer market. The device makes the transition with minimal changes, although we're proud to announce that it has a much simpler name this time around: Chromebook x360. Like its education-centric counterpart, the Chromebook x360 is powered by a dual-core Celeron N3350 processor that is paired up with 4GB of RAM. 16GB or 32GB of eMMC storage can installed in the machine, and you'll find a smallish... Read more...
We enthusiasts might boast about Core X-Series processors from Intel or Ryzen Threadripper chips from AMD; but for the professional workstation market, Intel's Xeon family of products have been laying waste to the competition for years. Hewlett-Packard is embracing the expanded Xeon family with its latest "Z" Workstations, which include the Z8, Z6 and Z4. As you might expect, the Z8 is the most powerful of the bunch, and can be equipped with everything but the kitchen sink when it comes to high-end processing power. The system can accommodate up to dual 28-core Xeon Platinum processors and up to 3TB of RAM via a staggering 24 DIMM slots. Since "dual" seems to be the name of the game today at... Read more...
It seems as though every PC OEM wants deliver a new “Surface killer”, and Hewlett-Packard is the latest to step up to the plate with its newly upgraded Spectre x2. The Spectre x2 is first and foremost a tablet that is dominated by its 12.3-inch 3000x2000 display (which is an upgrade from the previous 1920x1280 unit). The tablet is constructed of CNC-machined aluminum, and adds a premium touch with a copper kickstand. Versatility is the name of the game with the Spectre x2, and it is available with a detachable keyboard that connects magnetically, and will maintain its position in any operating mode. The full-size premium keyboard is also constructed out of aluminum and is complemented by a glass... Read more...
If you’ve been itchin’ to get your hands on new [relatively] affordable mixed reality hardware designed for Windows 10 PCs, the wait is nearly over. Microsoft today at Build 2017 announced that preorders are open for Windows Mixed Reality headset dev kits from Hewlett-Packard and Acer. Both of the headsets use “inside-out tracking", negating the need for external cameras or IR emitters, and provide six degrees of freedom in mixed reality environments. “You’ll be ready to code new mixed reality experiences out of box with a headset and a Windows 10 Creator’s Update PC that meets our recommended hardware specifications for developers,” Microsoft explains to developers. “We invite developers to... Read more...
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