Recently after being tasked with finding a value laptop as a Mothers Day present I proceeded on a journey, a hunt for the perfect computing device for mom. Being a light user; web, photos and a little Skype raw computing power wouldn’t be as important as user experience and value.
Like walking a tightrope if you lean too far in either direction (value or performance) your balance will be lost and tumble down you go. But how low down the performance scale can you go before slow is too slow even for a light user? This was the question rattling around in the back of my brain as the journey began.
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Occupying wrists in greater numbers every day many Smart Watches seem to be little more than mini tablets with wrist straps. Now HP is entering the market with what is simply an amazing looking watch that happens to have a tablets brain.
Website Fashonista were first to brake cover with the news that HP are releasing a smart watch with style and brand recognition. HP have gone double barren on the branding tie up, with Gilt’s online presence and Michael Bastian’s nose for sophistication it may be a winning strategy.
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Hapless hand puppets Glove and Boots are often occupied trying to save us from the internet, and ourselves. Now they have turned their hands to pitching HP server hardware. and it works.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the full extended commercial that will amuse and entertain while also convincing us that EMC is evil, and hell if you can’t trust a hand puppet who can you trust. Sit back, relax remember we all need storage.
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HP is keen to make an impact in the battle for Ultrabook attention, with a grab for market share in the sexiest laptop segment. These stylized Ultrabook laptops have converted the HP workhorse into a statement.
The initial HP Ultrabook launch took place on May 9,now HP is about to complete their Ultrabook family. The Über sexy HP Spectre XT will be released June 8 with a $1000 price tag. Following on June 20 HP will release the long awaited Trinity Sleekbook at the amazing price of $599 for a fast quad core laptop.
Step in Intel’s cheaper brother, the Sleekbook. Pushing power and sleek design down under the magic $600 barrier. The combination of HP and AMD Trinity has produced the surprise of the Ultrabook revolution, a cheap, powerful laptop that’s as good on the eyes as it is on the bank account.
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LCD Monitors are the work-horse of every computer setup, weather laptop or desktop your monitor has to represent the entire computer world, before your very eyes. The quality of that picture and the clarity of your window into the computer world comes down to the technology in the panel. IPS Panels are the professionals of the LCD world, for video editing these monitors are essential, photographers and graphic designers swear by them. HP’s newly released ZR-series Performance Displays use the latest IPS technology to provide a powerful salvo in the Über Monitor battle. There are four new members of the ZR series, with prices ranging from $729 USD to the unbelievably low $189 USD for the little brother of the family, the ZR2040w 20″ LCD.
The secret to professional looking images as it turns out isn’t just down to the camera you use. Editing and preparing your digital media requires the right tools for the job. Professionals have had a secret sitting on their desks for years now, with the rise of the digital photographer and home editing studio their secret is out. IPS high-color panels allow you to work with your digital content in its natural form. Most standard TFT LCD monitors say on the side of the box 16.7 million colors but the truth is they only do 80% of that, meaning that some colors in your photo’s or video won’t be properly represented. With high end camera’s like Nikon’s 7100 bringing high resolution and color digital photographs to the masses it may be time to consider an IPS panel.
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HP the largest laptop maker in the world – for the moment – has reset the value equation for laptops yet again. HP has endowed the humble value laptop with a split personality, The Hooker and the Housewife. Once the standard full sized laptop wasn’t a great performance proposition, eventually we all ended up trading power for value. Compromise no longer, the everyday, everyman PC has a new meaner streak. HP’s introduction of the latest Quad Core CPU technology into the value 15.6″ dv6t Quad Edition and 17″ dv7t Quad Edition laptops changes the equation. HP has returned to what it does best, reliability and value, they threw in the good looks and performance for free. Not as sexy as the high end gaming rigs these are the laptops we spend time with, our window on the virtual world for the next few years. HP new laptops are just at home during late nights on gaming’s mean streets as it is doing the little day to day tasks.
The HP’s Quad Edition – QE – laptops are a classy almost classic looking design with slim straight lines giving it a modern accessory feel, especially the Umber – brown – brushed metal finish. Along with the classy looks is the split personality a clever combination of new CPU technology, a low power second GPU and software. When in undemanding situations the CPU is able to shut down idle parts, a second low power GPU is used instead of the faster but power hungry discreet GPU – AMD 6490 or 6770 -.Making this a good road warrior and comfortable every day laptop. The 8Gb of Ram should keep even the heaviest multi-taskers happy. In situation that require some processing power, gaming or video processing HP’s software turns up the juice. All of this adds up to 5 hour battery life with the standard battery and 9.5 hours with the 9 cell extended battery without having to compromise.
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