The balance between price and features is always a precarious dance, with some yielding more applause than others. HP has been putting out a few laptops that straddle both sides of the price tag line and this new Windows 8.1 laptop was expected to be one of them. Unfortunately, the HP Stream might disappoint a bit.
During a year rife with recalls (mostly of the automotive sort), HP has been forced to recall more than six million laptop power cords following multiple reports of them overheating and more. The recall is for both the United States and Canada, and covers cords sold from September 2010 up through the summer of 2012.
Does business-friendly have to mean boring? HP is hoping the answer to that is no, with the EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 promising the dependability of an enterprise notebook with some of the style borrowed from the company’s consumer ultrabook range. It’s a tough balance to strike, though, so has HP got the mixture right?
Apple might have IBM to lean on for enterprise, but Google may be taking a more direct route to users. A new report suggests that Google is going to be working with HP on an enterprise angle, revolving around Google Now. The report also suggests HP wants a Nexus device, specifically for enterprise.
The brand you’ll see on the smartwatch coming from designer Michael Bastian is Gilt - but given that you’re a tech reader, the first name you’ll recognize in this collaboration is Hewlett-Packard. While the triple team-up here hasn’t let it be known what software it’ll be running quite yet, the concept views of this smartwatch have been revealed - and it looks rather nice.
HP isn't exactly the go-to-guy when it comes to Android tablets, but that hasn't fazed it from putting out innumerable mobile devices, some of which have somewhat similar and therefore confusing names. The PC maker is now believed to actually have three, yes three, tablets in the making, bearing a mixed array of hardware specs and, of course, names that vary only ever so slightly from one another and other older products.
HP is readying a $199 Windows notebook for the holidays, as Microsoft pushes Windows 8.1 against Google Chromebooks, one of a number of more affordable PC options. The HP Stream laptop, confirmed during the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, will be one of at least three models, though versions from Acer and Toshiba will be slightly more expensive, at $249 apiece.
HP has what it calls "The Machine", practically a researcher's plaything for experimenting on emerging computer technologies. One such technology that is already quite close to becoming a reality is HP's "memristor", a portmanteau of "memory" and "resistor" that could forever blur the boundaries between non-volatile disk storage and and volatile RAM.
In addition to the new Pro x2 612 for business users, HP has introduced an expansion to its Elite product lineup, the Elite 700 series. This particular device series is targeted at small and medium businesses, and includes both laptops and desktops that promise a mixture of affordability and performance.