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  • 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 Pavilion 14 Chromebook arrives with a large screen and a small battery

    Hewlett-Packard (HP) has just stifled the rumours by releasing the HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook, its first Chrome OS laptop. Is it big news? Yeah well sort of... it could be... it should be... if it were not for a joke of a battery. According to the Google Chrome Blog, the only real change from what is already available in the Samsung, Acer, and Lenovo Chromebooks, is the larger screen, sporting a LED-backlit 14-inch...

  • HP Elitebook Revolve is a Windows 8 laptop with a twist

    HP has pulled the covers off its latest Windows 8 laptop offering, the Elitebook Revolve. This new Elitebook features a 180-degree rotating touch display to convert it from laptop to tablet. It's described by HP as a product specifically designed for the business orientated user. This is not the first time we've seen such an offering from HP, with the Elitebook series of laptops having been around since 2008. The Revolve does however pack a host of new internal components. It's available in all of Intel's Core processor flavours, supported by a 256GB SSD and 4GB RAM, with an option...

  • HP ElitePad 900 is the business-oriontated Windows 8 tablet you’ve craved for

    Windows 8 arrives in under a month. Microsoft's Surface, roughly the same time. Makes sense then to smash out the HP ElitePad 900. This is a business focused tablet with a 10.1-inch display and a machine-focused level of ruggedness. Premium Windows 8 tablet sexiness for the man on the move. Let's dig in. It's cold and I need a jacket The HP ElitePad Productivity Jacket is the crux of the Windows 8 tablet offering. It's the whole point really and delivers an integrated keyboard, the standard suite of connectivity ports, an SD card reader plus "adjustable viewing angles for a complete...

  • 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...