AMD thriving in Intel Centrino 2 notebooks? At Hewlett-Packard, the world's largest PC maker, the answer is "yes."
Although consumer notebooks get most of the press, business notebooks get most of the sales. "The prime purchaser of notebooks still remains, as a segment, business," Intel CEO Paul Otellini said during the Intel earnings conference call earlier this week.
Among Hewlett-Packard's slew of upcoming business notebooks (HP Compaq 6730s, 6830s, 6530b, 6930b) with Centrino 2 processors, Advanced Micro Devices' ATI graphics chips figure prominently. And notebooks such as the HP Compaq 6830s and EliteBook 6930p … Read more
It may be sitting pretty atop the PC market, but Hewlett-Packard isn't going to sit still.
The world's largest PC manufacturer plans to roll out 50 new products Tuesday at a conference in Berlin, the largest such product refresh in the Personal Systems Group's history. Of those products, HP added new touches to just about everything, freshening up its TouchSmart all-in-one desktop, commercial and consumer notebook lines, as well as two machines within its high-end gaming brand, Voodoo PC.
While it's that time of year for product refreshes, this is more than the usual speed bump … Read more
Businesses weren't left out of HP's massive product launch on Tuesday. A full-line refresh of HP Compaq business notebooks now gives corporate buyers not only a choice of Intel or AMD processors, but also a choice of case finish and security features.
The HP Compaq "b" series includes a silver finish and magnesium alloy support structure, as well as a new coating on the case that HP claims is more scratch-resistant than previous laptops. In this series, the Intel-based 6530b and AMD-based 6535b feature 14.1-inch screens and a 5.3-pound starting weight; the Intel-based 6730b … Read more
The consumer side of HP's massive product rollout on Tuesday included a refresh (and welcome name simplification) of the Pavilion line of laptops, as well as three new Compaq Presario models.
First up: Pavilions. The three models in the company's flagship laptop line have received some small enhancements, including a new metallic HP Imprint finish, a "frameless" display option that the company is calling BrightView Infinity, and a hard drive accelerometer to protect data if the laptop is bumped or dropped. All the new Pavilion models also include an HDMI port and the option for a … Read more
Updated 6:15 AM PDT to reflect official announcement, as expected.
The biggest name in computing is joining the growing mini-notebook fray.
On Tuesday, Hewlett-Packard announced its new Mini-Note PC, due to begin shipping next week. You might recognize it as the HP Compaq 2133, which was the internal HP name back when early images were leaked online.
HP's entry into the trendy mini-notebook market is certainly the biggest name--so far. To get an idea of how popular these devices are of late, check out Amazon.com's list of 10 most-purchased PCs. Three of Amazon's top 10 notebooks … Read more
The folks at HP seem to be riding high these days--passing archrival Dell as the No. 1 PC retailer, dodging some thorny legal issues, and even being one of TV madman Jim Cramer's favorite stock picks. The company is working its new mojo by unleashing a torrent of new products today, some of which were highlighted this evening at a press event in New York.
The biggest news was the first product to spring from the HP/Voodoo team-up, the HP Blackbird. This impressive-looking gaming PC sits on a single giant foot and includes pretty much every high-end component … Read more
We have a love/hate relationship with tablet PCs. On one hand, we dig the swiveling displays and touch screens, even if we rarely find a chance to use them. On the other hand, adding convertible tablet functionality to a laptop often means adding size and weight, while knocking components down a notch or two.
HP is one of the few PC makers that can design smart-looking tablets (such as the consumer friendly tx1000). New today is the HP Compaq 2710p Tablet PC, a 12-inch widescreen tablet that weighs in at 3.6 pounds and is only 1.1 inches … Read more