HP’s new Spectre has a horrible case of laptop envy—specifically of Apple’s MacBook. Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal reported HP’s (lofty) goal to out-innovate its Cupertino competitor with its new Spectre laptop. Although this ostentatiously designed laptop is an impressive piece of engineering, it’s all wrapped…
We’ve just wrapped up the second day of Mobile World Congress, the annual mobile technology conference in Barcelona. We’ve seen smartphones, VR headsets, and some batshit crazy stuff (see photo above)—and almost all of it has been awesome. Here are some of our favorites:
When Microsoft announced its goal of unifying Windows 10 software across PC, tablets, phones, game consoles, and even Pi-powered micro computers, the future seemed promising. But there was one big problem with that vision: no one really wants a Windows smartphone.
One of our favorite Windows machines from last year was HP’s incredibly limber Spectre x360, a 13-inch laptop that could backflip into a tablet. Now HP’s expanding on the idea, literally, with an all new 15-inch Spectre just announced at CES in Las Vegas.
In tonight’s GOP presidential debate, Carly Fiorina was asked about her disastrous tenure as HP’s CEO. Her response: She was fired due to office politics, not because she was bad at her job.
In American politics, there’s a formula for anecdotes that win over voters. Poor grandpas and religious awakenings alway play well, and so does invoking the name of capitalist saint Steve Jobs.
It’s always interesting to discover the missed opportunities that could have changed the course of tech history and here’s a doozy: In the late 1970s, it seems that major companies like HP and Apple passed on an early PDA long before they created their own.
Republican Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina was fired as CEO of Hewlett-Packard in 2005, after stock prices plummeted by half and she laid off 30,000 workers. Now HP is back in the news with more mass layoffs, and a Gizmodo reader wrote in with how bad it really is.
It’s hard to build a cheap two-in-one PC that doesn’t have something fundamentally wrong with it. Believe us, we’ve looked—lower end convertibles usually have bad screens, flimsy hinges or sell essential accessories separately. Then something like the new 10-inch HP Pavilion x2 comes along. It’s small, costs only $300…
Cheap laptops are getting better every year. The $200 HP Stream 11 is a perfect example of that. What do you get for a couple extra $100 bills? The new 11-inch Pavilion x360. It’s a sleek backflipping laptop/tablet hybrid that sounds like surprising value for the money.
“Oooh, what’s that?” It’s the reaction I get every time I pull out the new HP Spectre x360 in a coffee shop. It hasn’t failed yet. Java fiends always want to know where I got such a good-looking laptop—and they’re always surprised when I tell them the answer. But the truly surprising thing about HP’s new Spectre is…
Back in the '90s, you could buy a bargain-brand Gateway or eMachines PC for about $400. They were everywhere. Everybody's grandma got in on the action. They were also, objectively, pretty crappy computers. That's more true now than ever. Why? Because now we have the $180 HP Stream Mini. That's why.
Milled aluminum. All-day battery life. Intel Core i5 and i7 processors. A bitchin' keyboard, and a large, clickable trackpad with excellent multitouch response. If you didn't know any better, you'd think I was describing a MacBook Air. I'm not—I'm talking HP's Spectre x360, a gorgeous premium convertible PC that…
HP's new fleet of business tablets includes a giganto 12-inch Android slate with a stylus that can write on screen and paper with equal ease. While the tablet's size draws attention—and heads off any potential iPad Pro at the pass—the stylus is the real story here. I just tried it out, and it's legitimately awesome.
Tablets are getting bigger. Several rumors have now detailed Apple's intention on getting into the giant tab game with the iPad Pro, and over the weekend, several websites reported that Apple could also be debuting its first stylus. Today, HP's newly announced tablets are hoping to stay ahead of Cupertino's plans.
Laptops are about compromise. You can't fit everything inside. Thin machines always mean less processing power, or maybe less battery life. If you ask me, the HP Omen makes the wrong compromises. But gosh, does this gorgeous gaming laptop do so many things right.
The $200 HP Stream is the bargain-basement laptop to beat. But what if you want a desktop instead? Take a peek at the new HP Stream Mini. At just over 2 inches tall, 1.6 pounds light, and a mere $180 out of your wallet, this tiny pastel blue nettop packs a surprising amount of value into the case.
If you want to know what HP's new Zvr display is like, imagine a drafting table. Then, imagine that you are wearing silly glasses, reaching inside the drafting table with a pair of tweezers and using them to twist and turn a beating, 3D, human heart. It's the future of work! I hope.
I just got finished rounding up the best Chromebooks out there, but there's more to the world of dirt-cheap computing than Google's browser-machines. The HP Stream is a $200 full-Windows laptop, and it's surprisingly good.