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  • HP Spectre X2 review: a Microsoft Surface by any other name

    HP's been on a rather impressive streak with laptops lately, delivering the snazzy Elitebook Folio and its latest Pavilion Gaming notebook (review) in recent months. But what if you value a versatile form factor and battery life above snazzy graphics and truckloads of power? Well, then you'll need to take a peek at the HP Spectre X2. Let's start with the hardware Unbox the HP Spectre X2 and you'll instantly notice the distinct form factor, being a convertible tablet akin to the Microsoft Surface line. So that means a tablet with a kickstand and a lightweight keyboard cover. It's not quite a cut-and-paste job...

  • HP shows off world’s smallest all-in-one printer

    In the midst of all things E3 2016, there actually is some other tech news. Tech company HP has unveiled what it calls the world's smallest All-in-One (AiO) Deskjet (ink) printer. According to a press release sent to Gearburn, the HP Deskjet 3720 is "half the size of other  inkjet all-in-one printers in its class." That means the device includes the ability to print, scan, and copy your documents. "With its innovative design and intuitive mobile connectivity from virtually any device or social network, the HP DeskJet 3720 turns the traditional consumer printing experience on its head," writes general manager and...

  • HP Pavilion 15 Gaming laptop review: the mean green gaming machine

    Gaming laptops are fast becoming the norm in the gaming world. More and more we’re seeing PC sales weaken in support of their portable counterparts. In this ever changing electronic world, is the HP Pavilion 15-ak001ni a worthy enough contender for your hard-earned cash? The look and feel Right off the bat I must say that the device is absolutely gorgeous. The entire thing is made out of strong, smooth plastic with a black and green aesthetic. This look is carried over to the laptop’s keyboard, which is illuminated by green LEDs. The only downside to these is the lack of...

  • HP OMEN gaming laptops, desktops to hit South Africa next month

    Hardware specialist HP has revealed its new line of high-end gaming laptops and desktop products, dubbed OMEN. This range is geared towards those who want the best pre-built systems, and who have some cash to blow. "We created OMEN by HP for gamers who need their PC to deliver a great experience while also allowing them the flexibility to choose the level of performance and design that fits their needs," says VP and GM of consumer systems at HP, Kevin Frost. All OMEN laptops will feature Dragon Red backlit keyboards, dual-fan cooling design, support for up to 16GB of RAM, and...

  • HP announces Z1 G3 workstation, HP RGS remote session software for Mac

    Announced this week, HP Inc. has released a new version of its HP Z1 Workstation system, a series of computers marketed as the "world's first All-in-One workstation." "The innovative Z1 broke new ground for the industry. We listened to our customers and now are delivering the smaller, lighter low-cost model they want," writes director of commercial and retail solutions at HP, Gwen Coble, in a press release to Gearburn. The HP Z1 G3 is apparently 47% smaller and 51% lighter than the original Z1. It features a 23.6-inch anti-glare 4K display, Intel Xeon quad-core CPU, 64GB of ECC RAM, and an...

  • HP Spectre swings at the Macbook with three USB Type-C ports, swanky exterior

    HP's calling its latest Macbook challenger the "world's thinnest laptop," and its hard to argue against that. The company's new HP Spectre 13 is just 10.4mm at its thickest point and weighs a mere 1.11kg. It's quite the ultraportable then, and as a result, it's aimed squarely at Apple's range of in-flight friendly machines. The HP Spectre might be an older name in the laptop fraternity, but the new version is quite a step forward in terms of design. Aesthetically, it's about as flash as a hip hop video, with the company also offering designer finishes courtesy of Tord Boontje (above)...

  • 4 big smartphone surprises of MWC 2016

    Samsung greatly improved the Samsung Galaxy formula with the S7. LG took a bold new leap into the modular unknown with the LG G5. And arguably, those two devices stole the MWC 2016 show, right? Wrong. In fact, this year's event showcased some of the biggest surprises coming from other manufacturers. Thanks to the price of premium hardware steadily dropping, and manufacturers becoming more aware of niches in the market, the smartphone space has never been more interesting, or more competitive, than it is right now. Below are four of the biggest smartphone surprises of MWC 2016. Alcatel Idol 4S: basement VR...

  • HP Elite X3: a feature-rich phablet running Windows 10

    It's not often that you hear the words "exciting smartphone" in the same sentence as "HP", so take heed. The new HP Elite X3 is the company's most exciting smartphone probably ever. In its bid to revive its ailing revenue streams and shrinking household name, HP is looking to restablish itself in the smartphone scene, and where better to punt its wares than in the market it knows -- the enterprise. "Commercial mobility is prime for disruption, and has never seen innovation at this scale," HP's CEO Dion Wiesler explains in a press release. "The HP Elite x3 is a revolutionary mobile...

  • HP announces Star Wars-inspired laptop, Stream notebooks

    HP has today in Barcelona announced a number of new devices, including the George Lucas-honouring Star Wars inspired Special Edition Notebook. While we aren't exactly short of Star Wars products popping up prior to the big movie release, HP does win our "coolest new laptop of the year award" hands down. And only Star Trek fans will probably disagree. Featuring a "battle worn" finish which is supposed to remind you of how crummy the Death Star is, the Special Edition is also embellished with Aurebesh typeface. Even the touch pad "mirrors the X-Wing Star Fighter Guidance System" while the keyboard features...

  • CES 2015 roundup part one: from Acer to MSI

    The earliest and (arguably) most important technology extravaganza of the year has come and gone, and while the theme of CES 2015 seemed to be wider, thinner and shinier is better, there were some genuinely exiting technologies that left our mouths agape. Considering that the internet of things, 4K resolution screens, curved screens, quantum dot screens, ridiculously thin screens (just, many screens, essentially) and a number of interesting products were well represented at this year's fiesta, CES 2015 was predominantly the year of the couch potato. There were some more interesting launches catering for the casual gamer, the mobile media...