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HP Envy 14 Spectre – Is This Gorilla-Glass Covered Premium Ultrabook Worth the Price

HP Envy 14 Spectre

HP hasn’t been all that active on the new Ultrabooks market, and unlike other popular laptop manufacturers, they’ve only announced two models, and even those can barely fit within Intel’s specifications. The first one was the HP Folio 13, an affordable 13 inch Ultrabook that is made mostly out of plastic and has all the basic hardware one might need, but nothing else. The second model is the Envy 14 Spectre, a 14 inch laptop that is still not as thin and light as other Ultrabooks and yet manages to cost twice as much as the Folio 13 – it’s really on the other side of the spectrum. Continue reading

Think Outside the Box With a 3D Scanner

HP TopShot 3D Scanner

If you’ve ever tried to capture a 3D image of an object with a traditional scanner or digital camera, you probably know how difficult it can be. Traditional scanners are only designed to capture images of documents, photographs, and other flat items, for example. The average digital camera, on the other hand, won’t always be able to capture quality 3D images either.

With its odd looking plastic arm rising above the top of the machine, the HP TopShot 3D scanner certainly doesn’t look like your average scanner and printer. After using this unique scanner just once, you’ll quickly realize that it certainly isn’t like your run of the mill scanner and printer. Continue reading

HP Compaq Airlife 100

HP Compaq Airlife 100 Is the Smartbook that Apple Never Released

HP Compaq Airlife 100Not only the 10.1-inch HP Compaq Airlife 100 appears like an scaled-down MacBook Pro, but it also runs Android and includes a touchscreen and a webcam and an SD slot. In other words, an iPad for the Apple haters.

HP Spain—the only country when it might be released for now—says it will last 12 hours per charge, with a 10-day standby time. It comes with a 16GB SSD, Wi-Fi, and 3G connection, that will be tied to the Telefónica network. [Slashgear] [Gizmodo]


HP TouchSmart tm2, dv6t and dv7t Redefine “Safe” Tablet PC Purchases

HP TouchSmart

Time to get back to the tablet range of yesteryear: HP’s TouchSmart line-up. They’ve added three new models to the family—the 12-inch tm2, 15.6-inch dv6t and 17.3-inch dv7t.

At $950, the tm2 has a capacitive multitouch screen in the aforementioned 12 inches, a SU7300 1.3GHz ULV processor along with 3GB of DDR3 RAM and optional ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550 card or SU9600 processor. Continue reading


HP’s Pine Trail-Equipped Mini 210 HD and Friends Leak Sooner than CES

HP Mini 210 HD

With CES no more than a week away, photos and incomplete specs for 8 latest machines from HP have leaked, with an upgraded Mini 210 HD netbook currently touting a N450 Pine Trail CPU.

The HP Mini 210 HD, to be officially announced after that week, boasts a 1.66GHz N450 Atom CPU and GMA 3150 graphics. The N450 is partially as small as and almost 20% more efficient than its predecessor. The HD name will likely come up to courtesy of Broadcom’s Crystal HD record chip.

The netbook will be presented in Sonoma Red, Solid Black, Silver Crystal or Pacific Blue and is likely to ship for $330 next week with its approved statement by CES. [Logic Buy via Engadget] [Gizmodo]