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All posts tagged "envy"

  • HP Envy X2 review: a laptop, a tablet, and no good as either

    The HP Envy X2 is marketing type’s dream. It’s small, sleek and portable. It has a shiny silver exterior done up in brushed aluminium with trendy tapered edges. In terms of simple aesthetics, it oozes appeal. And then there’s the X2’s trump card. It’s both a laptop and a tablet. By holding a switch in place the screen detaches from the keyboard. It’s the sort of gimmick to make an impressionable geek swoon. On first inspection alone, the Envy X2 really will be the envy of your friends. But once you start operating the X2 its pretty exterior seems utterly superfluous....

  • HP Envy Sleekbook: getting the balance right

    AMD is enjoying something of a resurgence in its laptop fortunes lately. The HP Envy Sleekbook 6-1126sa is the second computer we’ve seen recently that employs the ‘other’ manufacturer’s processor, the other being the Samsung Series 5 NP535U3C-A02UK. The question is, despite these design wins, can AMD hold its own against intel’s third generation Core processors that seem to dominate the laptop space? And if it can, why aren’t we seeing more of its mobile processors in the wild? The first question isn’t so easily answered, simply because Intel doesn’t quite have a processor in the same price bracket as the...

  • HP launches four ultra-slim Windows 8 PC’s

    Here are four super-thin and highly desirable Windows 8 PC’s from Hewlett-Packard. Sexier than Apple’s iMac range? let’s have a gander: HP Pavilion 20 As for the Pavilion 20, let’s just call it the entry-level HP of the family. Look forward to a wireless keyboard and mouse, as well as a choice between an Intel or AMD CPU. At US$499, the Pavilion 20 is scheduled for release 23 October. HP Envy 20 and Envy 23...

  • HP covers work and play with powerful new desktop PCs

    If a company that isn’t Apple makes a new desktop PC, does anyone really care? Give HP a chance though, as its new range of business and home Ivy Bridge hit the mark beautifully. Let’s jump into HP’s range, the Compaq Elite 8300, Compaq Pro 6300, Envy 23 and Pavilion 23. Four PCs to rule them all HP Compaq Elite 8300 All-in-One, HP’s highest-quality all-in-one business PC, featuring security and management features with optional...