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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...
We first got an official look at the Intel Compute Stick earlier this year, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. In one of those “But wait! There’s more!” kind of moments common at trade shows, one of the good folks at Intel that was previously showing off a few upcoming NUC systems pulled a tiny device from his shirt pocket and revealed the diminutive Compute Stick. If you’re unfamiliar with the Intel Compute Stick, it’s essentially a fully-functional, low-power, Atom-based system—with memory, storage, and an OS--crammed into a form factor not much bigger than a large flash drive. Though Intel has had their hand in similar devices like the MeeGoPad... Read more...
Way back in May 2012 (yeah, that was darn near two years ago now), Samsung rolled out a Chromebox--a compact desktop running Google’s Chrome OS. A year later, Google was touting Chromeboxes as ideal for kiosks, and now we’re seeing a spate of Chromeboxes designed for use by both individuals and businesses that portend a new wave of thin client-type cloud computing. ASUS just announced a Chromebox of its own, and HP has one in the works, too. ASUS promise at least two iterations, one with an Intel Celeron chip and one with an Intel Core i3, and HP will have a pair, too. Both will have Intel Haswell processors; one, called HP Chromebox for meetings, will actually rock a Core i7 chip,... Read more...
According to Mike Nelson, the relevance of the Internet in all facets of modern life is decreasing as cloud computing takes the stage. Nelson, a Georgetown University professor, gave a speech at the World Future Society in Boston on Friday, where he predicted cloud computing would eventually be more important than the Internet as services evolve. "In the mid-90s there was a clear conscience about what the Internet was going to be," Nelson said. "We don't have as good a conscience as we did in the '90s, so we may not get there...the cloud is more important than the Web." One of the problems when discussing cloud computing is that there's still no exact definition for what cloud computing actually... Read more...