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Mainstream notebooks, laptops, and convertible devices have been significantly refined over the last few generations. The $500-$900 price range generally features laptops that are thin and light, built well, have decent battery life, and deliver solid multimedia experiences. Intel has a stranglehold on the CPUs and graphics in many of these mid-level systems, so PC makers seem to be emphasizing design differences lately. As important as performance is, you may well choose your next laptop because it converts into a mode or use case that fits your needs, rather than because of its technical specifications. HP aims the Pavilion x360 series at buyers who are looking for a non-traditional laptop.... Read more...
AMD has begun shipping its newly minted 7th Generation APUs known as "Bristol Ridge" to its hardware partners, the company announced this week. The new APUs will be integrated into systems built by several different OEM vendors, with HP and Lenovo getting first dibs, followed by others that will pair the processors with AMD's new AM4 platform. Bristol Ridge brings faster compute and graphics performance than previous generation APUs, with AMD claiming up to a 99 percent advantage in gaming graphics compared to Intel's Skylake chips. Graphics performance has traditionally been a strong suit of Intel's APU line and that looks to continue with its latest generation silicon. AMD's also excited about... Read more...
If you’ve been itchin’ to get your fingers on Hewlett-Packard’s brand new Elite X3 Windows 10 Mobile flagship, you’re going to have to wait a little while longer. According to the product listing on the Microsoft Store, the shipping date for the Elite X3 has been delayed two weeks to September 16th. The Elite X3 is by far the most powerful and feature-packed Windows 10 Mobile device to be released to the market. It’s also the most expensive, ringing in at $699 by itself and $799 with the Desk Dock bundle. For example, Microsoft’s flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 810-powered Lumia 950 XL is priced at $499 and (for now) includes a free Display Dock. As we’ve reported previously, here’s a rundown of... Read more...
Let's say you're writing a message to that fine-looking lady or fella you swiped right on in Tinder. Suddenly, your friend starts peeking at your message over your shoulder. What do you do? HP has got your back. The company’s Sure View tech, which was originally developed by 3M, shields your laptop from nosy onlookers. Makoto Ishii, Vice President and General Manager of 3M’s Display Materials and Systems Division, stated, “Designed with more than 20 years of 3M optical films technology experience incorporated into the privacy screen, HP Sure View helps address the concern of protecting sensitive information through a world-class solution tailor-made for open work environments and for the... Read more...
HP is breathing new life into its enthusiast Omen branding that hearkens back to the glory days of Voodoo PC, a former boutique system builder it acquired a decade ago. The newest item to sport the Omen logo—and one of the few in HP's history—is the Omen X, a diamond-shaped desktop that separates the main components into individual chambers for superior cooling. It's a unique looking desktop, though there's a purpose to its eye-catching layout. Traditional tower desktops consist of five exposed sides with the PC resting on its sixth side. But with the Omen X, the diamond-shaped configuration is hoisted onto a base that allows it to seemingly levitate in mid-air, which in turn exposes all six... Read more...
Google may be lighting up the education market with Chromebooks, but that isn’t stopping Microsoft and its partners from introducing low-cost Windows-based devices in response. This time around, Hewlett-Packard is hoping to raise a few eyebrows with its revamped “Stream” PC lineup. The new Stream family consists of three models: two notebooks and one convertible. The first offering is the new Stream 11, which as its name implies features an 11.6-inch anti-glare display (1366x768), measures just 18mm thin, and weighs in at 2.57 pounds. It’s powered by an Intel Celeron N3060 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and just 32GB of eMMC storage. Other features include Intel HD Graphics 400, Bluetooth 4.2... Read more...
Remember the Elite X3 phablet HP revealed at Computex earlier this year? It looked like a promising handset, albeit one that's based on an operating system that's struggling to grab any kind of meaningful market share (Windows 10 Mobile). The stylish Elite X3 with its large size 5.96-inch QWHD AMOLED display seem poised to make a splash, only HP may be pricing it out of contention. For a brief period, the Elite X3 made an appearance on HP's online storefront in the U.S. where it was listed for—brace yourself—$799! Phew, it's a good thing HP didn't decide to charge a dollar more, because $800 seems awfully high for a Windows 10 Mobile phone. Who can resist at $799, right? Probably a lot of people,... Read more...
The race to build the world's thinnest laptop hasn't always resulted in quality design innovation or utility over more full-figured machines. For example, comparatively, Apple's MacBook Air line looks a little plain-Jane versus some of the nicer thin and light laptops on the market these days, and certainly HP's Spectre line as well. HP recently saw fit to fully revamp its Spectre series across multiple sizes and formats, the latest of which is simply branded Spectre. The HP Spectre is actually a 13-inch machine, so you might refer to it as such (Spectre 13), if it helps you make the distinction. There's also the Spectre X360, HP's 15-inch convertible machine that we reviewed recently, and though... Read more...
Hewlett-Packed announced its first OMEN gaming notebook back in November 2014, and now a year and a half later, the company is announcing four new additions to the family. For starters, HP is producing two new OMEN notebooks: one with a 15.6-inch display and another with a massive 17.3-inch display. No matter which form-factor you choose, you’ll be greeted with a standard Full HD screen resolution, or you can pony up for an optional 4K screen. Both laptops can be equipped with up to an Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor, 16GB of DDR4 SDRAM, and up to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M discrete GPU. Single-storage options include a 512GB PCIe SSD and 2TB HDDs, while dual-storage options include up to a 4TB... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard is struttin’ its stuff in the ultrabook class with the brand new EliteBook 1030, which slots in nicely between the lower-end EliteBook Folio 1020 and the range-topping EliteBook 1040. In fact, the EliteBook 1030 is actually based on the 12.2-inch CNC-machined aluminum body of the EliteBook Folio 1020, but ditches the 12.5-inch display and thick side bezels in favor of a 13.3-inch edge-to-edge display. That display is covered in Corning Gorilla Glass for added protection and can be configured with an optional QHD+ (3200x1800) screen resolution — a 1920x1080 display is standard. Under the hood you’ll find Skylake-based Intel Core processors including the Core m5-6Y54, Core m5-6Y57... Read more...
By now you're probably burned out on smartphone and VR buzz. We don't blame you, Mobile World Congress week has been a whirlwind akin to only that sort of frenzied pace we experience at CES. Of course we agree, mobile computing isn't just about smartphones and other pocketable devices, even if what's coming is finally breaking the mold with modularity and even possibly someday complete end user repairability and upgradability. Well, even though HP joined the MWC 2016 party with a smartphone of their own (Windows 10 Mobile no less and with impressive scalability), they also decided to drop in a photobomb of sorts, with their Spectre X360 15-inch bad boy (or girl) ultralight arriving to our test... Read more...
Remember HP's weird looking Sprout PC introduced several months ago? Now there's a new version, the Sprout Pro, and this time around HP is focusing on education and enterprise customers who are in better position to utilize the PC's unique setup and capabilities. And by unique, we mean emphasizing its built-in projector and touch mat over the standard keyboard and mouse combo.If you strip away its special features, the Sprout Pro is a capable all-in-one PC with a 23-inch display featuring a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) resolution and 10-point touch support. It also boasts a 6th generation Intel Core i7-6700 processor based on Intel's Skylake architecture, 8GB of DDR4-2133 RAM (expandable to 16GB),... Read more...
The era of laptops with crappy displays might be coming to an end. How so? The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas has turned into a launchpad for several new laptops and hybrids with high quality panels, and such is the case with HP and its refreshed Spectre x360 convertible. HP is rolling out two upgraded Spectre x360 models, one of which is its familiar 13.3-inch model, only now it's available with a Quad HD OLED display option. By switching over to OLED, customers can expect better color accuracy with a broader range of shades, improved contrast, and a higher color gamut at 103 percent, a significant improvement over 72 percent on WLED displays. The OLED panel HP is running with... Read more...
Tech titans Intel and Microsoft are joining forces with the top three PC makers in the world -- that would be Lenovo, HP, and Dell, in that order (by market share) -- to blitz consumers with a new ad campaign that they collectively hope will enlighten the masses on what a Windows 10-based, Intel-powered system can do. The slogan they've chosen to run with is "PC Does What?!," which will kick off in full effect this coming Monday, October 19. In the meantime, this dream team ensemble has released a spattering of short advertisements, all available to watch to on YouTube courtesy of Intel. There's five of them in all and it will take you just over a minute and a half binge view them. All five players... Read more...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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