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HP Chromebook x360 14c released – what’s the difference?

HP Chromebook x360 14c released – what’s the difference?

Today we're taking a peek at HP's latest in a wide variety of Chromebooks. Given the 7(!) Chromebooks currently in production with HP, with at least one more on the way soon, how might one decide which is best? First, the newest: HP Chromebook x360 14c, with a 14-inch display, fingerprint reader, HP Rechargeable Pen, and up to 10:45 hours of battery life. How does this 14-inch machine stand up to the others that've been released by HP in the recent past?

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HP buys HyperX to give it a PC gaming edge

HP buys HyperX to give it a PC gaming edge

HP today announced that it has entered an agreement to purchase HyperX, one of the more well-known manufacturers of gaming accessories out there. HP is no stranger to gaming peripherals itself, but with this acquisition, it'll have a much larger stake in the space. Not only that, but with its OMEN brand of gaming PCs, it'll be particularly well-suited to outfit budding PC gamers with everything they need to get up and running.

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Lenovo led the pack as tablet and Chromebooks sales blow out tail end of 2020

Lenovo led the pack as tablet and Chromebooks sales blow out tail end of 2020

It would seem that the shifting state of the world through the course of events that was 2020 made a big impact on sales of Chromebooks and tablets at the tail end of the year. Canalys records of device shipments showed Q4 as the third consecutive quarter of annual growth for the global PC market. The global PC market saw 143.7 million units shipped in Q4, a whopping 35% growth VS the same period the year before.

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HP reveals five new Chromebooks made for home-schooling

HP reveals five new Chromebooks made for home-schooling

CES 2021 might be over, but that isn't stopping companies like HP from revealing new products. Today, HP announced a collection of new Chromebooks meant primarily for education, whether those Chromebooks are for teachers or students. Given that there's seemingly no end to the pandemic in sight, these Chromebooks are being positioned as machines that are good for blended or remote learning.

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HP CES 2021 laptops promise micro-mobility for hybrid work settings

HP CES 2021 laptops promise micro-mobility for hybrid work settings

Last year saw a surge in PC demand and sales thanks to remote working arrangements imposed by COVID-19 measures. As the world continues to shift, adjust, and even recover, workplaces are shifting to hybrid setups where people come and go more often than stay in the office. Notebook PCs are, of course, at the center of these new arrangements, and at the virtual CES 2021, HP is introducing its 2021 lineup that it says is designed to let people work together even when far apart.

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HP Instant Ink subscription printing proves controversial [Updated]

HP Instant Ink subscription printing proves controversial [Updated]

Many probably see the world today as being predominantly digital but the unfortunate fact is that printed documents still occupy a large, not to mention critical, part of the world. Despite that dependence on printers, these devices have never really become the convenient and seamless experiences their manufacturers advertise them to be. Some of these printer makers have tried to adopt modern business trends without really adopting modern mindsets. HP, for example, is starting a new "printer as a service" program, though the subscription approach isn't pleasing everyone.

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Macs label HP printer drivers as malware, breaks printing for some

Macs label HP printer drivers as malware, breaks printing for some

Drivers are pieces of software that some hardware or application use to communicate with an operating system. In other words, a functioning and authorized driver is critical in making sure things like printers, scanners, game controllers, and other peripherals work with a computer's OS. Sometimes, drivers stop working because of bugs, which leaves users with hardware they can't use until it's fixed. The case with Macs and HP printers, however, is rather unusual because the root cause may actually be some miscommunication and oversight.

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HP Spectre x360 14 luxe laptop revealed with 11th-gen Intel and AI features

HP Spectre x360 14 luxe laptop revealed with 11th-gen Intel and AI features

HP has introduced the latest in its Spectre x360 line of flexible laptops with the new HP Spectre x360 14. This 15-inch model packs the larger screen size into the form factor of a 13.3-inch laptop, according to HP, which says that it designed this model to be 'adaptive and smart,' the latter referring to intelligent features like AI-based audio. HP co-engineered the new Spectre x360 model with Intel.

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HP Reverb G2 is getting a big upgrade, but not for you

HP Reverb G2 is getting a big upgrade, but not for you

HP today announced that the Reverb G2 VR headset will soon be the at the center of a new platform called the HP Omnicept Solution. The HP Omnicept Solution includes the Reverb G2 Omnicept Edition and a matching SDK that gives developers "an ecosystem to create hew hyper-personalized, engaging, and adaptive VR experiences for enterprises." Even though the Omnicept Solution is still some time off, the capabilities of the platform HP described today sound pretty impressive.

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HP OMEN accessories with Warp Wireless tech lets you cut more cords

HP OMEN accessories with Warp Wireless tech lets you cut more cords

While most PC gamers do their gaming on desktops or at least laptops laying on something flat, it doesn't mean they are fine being enslaved and tethered by cables. Notorious for being picky about both performance and appearances, gamers will most likely prefer to free themselves of cables and cords as long as they get the same powerful experience. That's the combination that HP is promising with three new OMEN accessories that come with its Warp Wireless technology to banish lag from wireless setups.

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HP Chromebook x360 14c premium Chrome OS notebook is oddly affordable

HP Chromebook x360 14c premium Chrome OS notebook is oddly affordable

HP has announced two new Chrome OS notebooks, with the HP Chromebook x360 14c targeting the premium market while the HP Chromebook 11a plays at the value end. On sale this month, the Chromebook x360 14c will be HP's fanciest consumer Chromebook so far, the company says, complete with style and detailing from its x360 Windows notebooks.

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HP refreshes Omen 15, updates Pavilion Gaming laptop with 16-inch display

HP refreshes Omen 15, updates Pavilion Gaming laptop with 16-inch display

HP announced a handful of new gaming laptops today, serving up a refresh of the 15-inch Omen and a new 16-inch Pavilion laptop. In the case of the Omen, we'll see an AMD configuration option joining the standard Intel Core CPUs, while the Pavilion Gaming 16 will obviously be taking its place as one of the few 16-inch gaming notebooks on the scene.

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