HP has raised its pimp hand to smack its competition with a brand-new printing technology. Known as EdgeLine, the new system can print a massive 60 pages per minute in mono and 50 pages per minute in color--it's the Ferrari Enzo of printing.
Crave witnessed the official unveiling of two EdgeLine-equipped machines, the CM8060 and CM8050, at an event in Paris yesterday (get us!). HP bigwig Jan Riecher hit a switch, some curtains pulled back and before us stood the mother of all printers--a forklift-sized behemoth that rivaled Mr. Bean for sheer beigeness.
Looks aside, the CM8060 is a … Read more
Hewlett-Packard is working on a gaming handheld that could let players use their surroundings as a backdrop for an immersive game.
The company unveiled a commercial for "Mscape," its gaming prototype, that featured a number of young hipster gamers roaming San Francisco while playing a game on Mscape that used cues from their environment as triggers to unlock new levels or bonuses. "We want to get kids off the couch," Rahul Sood, chief technology officer of HP's gaming division, said during a presentation in San Francisco.
Details were sketchy, but HP appears to be taking … Read more
If you head on over to our list of desktop reviews, you'll see four new HP desktops at the top. We reviewed a new SlimLine (which received an Editor's Choice nod), and we also have previews of two other Pavilions, as well as a new bargain-basement Compaq.
The models featured are all fixed-config in-store systems, and they all include dual-core CPUs, Windows Vista Home Premium , and LightScribe DVD burners. That's impressive, considering that two of the four come in at under $600, but we're also glad to see that HP revamped its systems' visual appeal, adding … Read more
If you're shopping for a somewhat snazzy business-oriented notebook, HP's got some AMD-flavored newness for you. The imaginatively named HP Compaq 6515b and 6715b both support a variety of wireless protocols, including EVDO (Verizon) and HSDPA (AT&T). And, being business laptops, they're big on security, including drive encryption, an optional privacy filter for your screen, and a fingerprint reader.
We've got the smaller 14.1-inch 6515b in the CNET Labs right now, and it's actually surprisingly slick-looking for a button-down biz laptop. Both these systems will be available in late April, starting at … Read more
Hewlett-Packard's Digital Entertainment Center (DEC) systems are getting taken out in a pine box. We give credit to HP for taking a chance on this niche market--it was the only mainstream vendor to sell an A/V-style living-room PC--and we generally liked the DEC systems we saw over the years, including the last model we tested, the DEC z560. The systems were attractive, well designed, and much more affordable than systems from boutique Media Center vendors such as Creature and Niveus.
We're not surprised that HP decided to kill off the DEC line, however, because mainstream consumers never … Read more
HP just announced several new products at PMA 2007, including three new digital cameras and a new photo printer dock.
The HP PhotoSmart M837 is a compact 7-megapixel, 3X zoom camera with a surprising amount of style. Its slim body and sliding lens cover are more than a little similar to Sony's stylish but much more expensive PowerShot T-series of cameras. The M837 sports a big 3-inch LCD screen that HP claims has a 170-degree viewing angle. The camera also has several image editing features, including a new red-eye reduction mode. The HP PhotoSmart M837 ships in April, with … Read more