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This year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was a different sort of animal than all previous ones, as the Coronavirus pandemic took away the feasibility of big crowds congregating in Las Vegas. In light of the situation, CES went completely virtual this year. What did not change, however, was the excitement and barrage of product releases and announcements that have become a staple of the annual tech event. This year did not disappoint in that regard. And as in previous years, there were some standouts among the bunch. What exactly stood out the most? Quite a few products, actually, which we have taken the liberty of highlighting. From next-gen laptops sporting brand new CPU and GPU hardware,... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard is kicking off CES 2021 with a slew of new products that fall under its "Elite" brand, and they're all quite impressive. We've got everything from convertibles, to Windows 10 on Arm devices to even wireless earbuds, so sit back and smell what HP is cooking for this year. Elite Dragonfly G2 and Elite Dragonfly Max The Elite Dragonfly G2 is aimed at the business market, and serves as a high-end 2-in-1 Windows 10 convertible. Instead of the older Intel Whiskey Lake processors that we saw in the previous generation, the new G2 offering is rocking 11th generation Tiger Lake Core processors (U-Series Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7). That also means that beefed up 12th generation... Read more...
Earlier this morning, we brought you some deals on excellent gaming laptops that complete with discrete graphics and chest-thumping 6- and 8-core processors. The cheapest entry on that last came in $849, but our next list is aimed at laptops priced at $750 or less. First up on our list is the Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1, which Best Buy is currently selling in both 15.6-inch and 13.3-inch configurations. The 13.3-inch model is cheaper at $649.99 and features an 11th generation (Tiger Lake) Core i5-1135G7 processor, 8GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and a display resolution of 1920x1080. Graphics duties are of course handled by the integrated 12th generation Iris Xe graphics controller.... Read more...
Christmas is just two days away, and the hot deals on PC gaming gear are still pumping. Today, we've gathered up three hot PC gaming laptops from Acer, Gigabyte, and Hewlett-Packard that would be a welcome addition to any enthusiast’s tech inventory, and the discounts are quite compelling. First up is the HP Omen 15-EN0013DX, which is available at Best Buy. The machine is powered by AMD's Zen 2-based Ryzen 7 4800H processor, which has a 2.9GHz base clock and a max boost clock of 4.3GHz. The processor is paired with 8GB of DDR4-3200 memory, and a 512MB PCIe 3.0 SSD is onboard. When it comes to the display, you'll find a 15.6-inch 144Hz 1920x1080 IPS display with anti-glare coating and a... Read more...
Remember when the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti seemingly came out of no where, bolstering NVIDIA's Ampere lineup with a more affordable SKU? Except it did not really come out of thin air—there were numerous leaks and rumors of the part leading up to its launch. That being the case, it seems very likely a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is in the cards as well. NVIDIA has not announced or even alluded to such a part, but like the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti before it released, the number of leaks and rumors are piling up. Earlier this week, for example, NVIDIA's add-in board (AIB) partner Manli had registered a bunch of unannounced GeForce RTX 30 cards with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), including the GeForce... Read more...
It has been a little over three months since Intel formally launched its 11th Gen Core Tiger Lake CPUs, but the market is not exactly flooded with laptops built around the chip maker's latest mobile CPUs. HP is helping to change that—it is rolling out new business-oriented EliteBook 800 G8 laptops built around Tiger Lake, and is also refreshing its ZBook Firefly mobile workstations. According to Intel, its 11th Gen Core chips are the "best processors for thin and light laptops." In our limited experiences with Tiger Lake so far—including a reference Tiger Lake laptop we benchmarked and during our Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review—we have liked what we have seen from Intel's latest generation... Read more...
HP is launching a version of its Reverb virtual reality headset that will have a state-of-the-art sensory system, aimed primarily at developer and enterprise customers. According to HP, its new Reverb G2 Omnicept Edition brings about a new era of VR, a bold claim that hinges on the array of sensors being able to capture "physiological responses for a unique user-centric experience." VR is an era in and of itself, and one that is still in its relative infancy (as it pertains to mass adoption on current hardware). Oculus gets credit for spearheading the modern VR movement, and now several years removed from when the original Rift landed on Kickstarter, there are a bunch of competing headsets, some... Read more...
Intel is scheduled to do an architectural deep dive on its 10nm Tiger Lake architecture next week, and the actual launch date is set for September 2nd. However, that isn't stopping leaks from making their way to the internet as Intel's OEM partners get their products and marketing materials ready for next month. With that in mind, Hewlett-Packard's loose lips have revealed the existence of the upcoming Pavilion 13 laptop (13-bb0027nr) laptop. Rather than using the current, 10th generation Core i7-1065G7 processor, this new Pavilion 13 is sporting the new 11th generation Core i7-1165G7. The noticeable difference between the two CPUs is that base clock of the Core i7-1065G7... Read more...
Back in late April, we got an early sneak peek at Hewlett-Packard’s brand new Omen 15 gaming laptop via the company's UK website. Today, HP is making the laptop official, and it will be available in both AMD Ryzen 4000 and 10th generation Intel Comet Lake-H versions. Customers will be able to choose from Ryzen 5 4600H or Ryzen 7 4800H processors from the AMD camp, while Intel offerings include the Core i5-10300H and Core i7-10750H. Up to 32GB of DDR4 memory is supported along with up to a 1TB PCIe SSD (or dual SSDs in RAID-0 if you so choose). On the display front, base systems (Ryzen 5 4600H) come with a 60Hz Full HD display. Ryzen 7 4800H processors come with a faster... Read more...
VR gaming is growing in popularity after being seemingly stagnant for a few years. Now, HP has debuted a new VR solution called the Reverb G2, and its hailed as a "no-compromise VR headset" that was developed in collaboration with Valve and Microsoft. The headset is designed to be used for multiple tasks, including design, training, and gaming. HP says that the Reverb G2 is equipped with lenses and speakers that were designed by Valve to offer the highest quality resolution and fully immersive spatial audio. The headset uses mura-free, 2.89-inch 2160 x 2160 resolution LCD panels for each eye with a full RGB subpixel stripe. The panels have 9.3 million pixels, 2.5 times more pixels than the Oculus... Read more...
HP has launched several new Chromebook computers that aim at enterprise users who need machines that need cost effective and powerful. One of the devices is the HP Pro c640 Chromebook Enterprise that is designed for working in the cloud. The c640 is powered by 10th generation Intel processors and has up to 12 hours of battery life per charge. If the battery runs out of power, the Chromebook charges quickly via HP Fast Charge, taking the battery to 90% in 90 minutes. Hallmarks of the c640 include durability featuring an aluminum exterior designed to pass rigorous MIL-STD testing. C640's water-resistant keyboard can survive being doused in up to 350ml of water. The Chromebook features the HP Privacy... Read more...
HP is giving is OMEN desktop PC line a spring refresh just ahead of summer. The new OMEN 30L and OMEN 25L bring a sleek new look to the company's gaming desktop family, and to our subjective eyeballs, the updated design is a definite aesthetic improvement over the previous generation Obelisk gaming desktops. There are two sizes, as indicated by the model names—one sports a larger 30-liter chassis with a front intake fan, and the other rocks a skinnier 25-liter enclosure without a front intake fan (just as the Obelisk lacked one). Both models cling to the micro-ATX standard and feature tool-less designs, to make upgrading and swapping out components an easy affair. HP also equipped the cases... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard today is once again updating its mobile family, this time with a refresh of the Pavilion x360 14 convertible. HP is talking up the well-rounded versatility of the device, which is not only lightweight (coming in at 3.55 pounds pounds), but is just 18mm thick. At the center of the hardware experience are 10th generation Intel Core processors (Ice Lake) and up to a 1TB PCIe SSD. HP hasn't told us yet what the full processor lineup will look like for the Pavilion x360 14, but the SKUs that we've seen include the Core i5-1035G1 and Core i3-1005G1. As its name suggests, the Pavilion x360 14 comes with a 14-inch IPS display (1920x1080). As you might expect, there's an integrated... Read more...
Buying a laptop in prior weeks was a risky proposition because of all the new CPU and GPU options that were on the horizon. For those who had the patience to wait it out, they are now being rewarded with brand new configurations from HP and others. As it applies to HP specifically, the company today announced a whole bunch of refreshed thin and light laptops primarily aimed at creators. These new configurations are built for both work and play, and depending on the specific SKU. If taking a broad look, HP's updated portfolio includes several new ZBook Studio, ZBook Create, and Envy models. Zooming in a little closer, however, reveals more than half a dozen product lines: ZBook Studio, ZBook Create,... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard is no stranger to using Ryzen processors in its desktops and laptops, and the company is further showing its confidence in AMD with the launch of new ProBook 445 G7 and 455 G7 business laptops. Both machines are powered by AMD's new Ryzen 4000 processors, which feature integrated Radeon Vega GPUs. The smaller of the two is the ProBook 445 G7, which features a 14-inch display available in HD and Full HD resolutions, all of which feature an anti-glare coating. Base systems come with the Ryzen 3 4300U APU, while the step-up option is the Ryzen 5 4500U. Those that require a bit more power at their disposal can opt for the Ryzen 7 4700U (2GHz base clock, 4.2GHz max boost).... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard has started teasing its next-generation VR headset that will be called the Reverb 2. The headset is a follow-up to the original Reverb VR headset and will support Steam VR gaming and Windows Mixed Reality. All HP is doing right now is teasing the device with a short video on Twitter and no details. The image above appears to show a pair of tracking cameras on the front of the headset. Speculation suggests that there are two more cameras on the sides of the headset to allow for a wide tracking volume. We also see a speaker on each side that appears to hover off the ear, which should provide additional comfort. Developers, architects, and #VR users - this one’s for you. Get... Read more...
Nearly every device on the market relies on firmware and many devices include multiple components with their own firmware. Manufacturers and developers have begun to focus on protecting system firmware from potential attackers, but peripheral firmware often receives very little attention. Security researchers at Eclypsium recently uncovered unsigned or unverified firmware in devices by companies such as Lenovo, HP, and Dell and were able to successfully attack a server. Many have been aware for quite some time of the dangers of unsigned firmware, but this recent study emphasizes how frequently manufacturers tend to ignore peripherals. Katie Teitler, Senior Analyst at TAG Cyber, remarked, “Software... Read more...
The high end 2-in-1 notebook market is pretty crowded with entrants from Microsoft, Dell, Lenovo, HP, ASUS and others. As a result, it's pretty tough to make a convertible laptop that stands out from the rest. HP's doing its best, however, with its new Elite Dragonfly line of lightweight, 2-in-1 hybrid PCs.  What we have on hand today is the currently-shipping edition of the Elite Dragonfly. That means this notebook carries an eighth-generation Intel Core processor. No doubt that right now is a transitional period, where the previous generation is being phased out, and new Intel 10th Gen CPUs, with either Ice Lake or at least Comet Lake architectures with more cores, are the new... Read more...
For the longest time, replicating a desktop-class gaming experience on a laptop meant spending a hefty premium on a comparable mobile configuration, and to some extent, that still holds true today. The situation is much improved, however, as the cost of entry into PC gaming territory in general has continuously fallen on the hardware side, for both desktops and laptops. Simply put, the bang-for-buck proposition on a gaming PC has never been higher than it is right now. HP's newest model Omen 17 gaming laptop highlights this. It also accentuates the shrinking divide between desktops and laptops, in terms of how far you can stretch your dollar. Not to be overlooked, this is especially intriguing... Read more...
Last week at CES 2020, AMD launched its newest Ryzen APUs based on 7nm Zen 2 architecture. Today, Hewlett-Packard became the latest to adopt these processors into its product range with the introduction of the ProBook x360 435 G7. The ProBook x360 435 G7 is a 13.3-inch class convertible with a Full HD resolution touch display. Given that it's powered by Ryzen 4000 APUs (up to an octa-core Ryzen 7 4700U), there's an integrated Radeon Vega GPU that promises to provide a significant performance boost over its predecessor. Up to 16GB of DDR4-3200 memory can be installed and SSD options top out with a 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD. When it comes to connectivity, you'll find Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0,... Read more...
Are we finally seeing a turning of the tides for PC sales? Well according to new analysis from both Gartner and IDC, it appears so given the promising sales numbers tallied for 2019.  According to IDC, global PC shipments grew by 2.7 percent for 2019, taking the total tally to 266.7 million. Gartner didn't show as much growth year-over-year, but still marked down a 0.6 percent increase for 2019 for a total of 261.2 million units shipped for the year. Although the percentage increase and total shipment numbers differ, the consensus from both firms is that the global PC market witnessed its first year-over-year sales gain since 2011. So, what exactly is the reason for this uptick in sales... Read more...
We had boots on the ground again at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and we of course ran across a number of stellar products that will hopefully be making their way to consumers this year. Even though we saw literally hundreds of exciting new tech products and gear at CES 2020 this year, a few stood out that were near and dear to our hearts, and we think will be for you as well.  This year's CES was punctuated with lots of burgeoning new technologies from AI bots, to 8K TVs and all new mobile PC platforms. In fact, we were encouraged and impressed at the pace of innovation this year, especially in the PC and gaming arenas. To be honest, sometimes CES shows can be real... Read more...
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