HP Unveiled Mobile Workstation Portfolio

HP announced a new lineup of powerful mobile workstations, ideal for engineering, power-computing and content-creation customers who need the performance of a workstation with the portability and convenience of a notebook.


HP also unveiled the HP Z210 Workstation, demonstrating its continued investment in the desktop and mobile workstations market, where it holds leading market share. Read the rest of this entry »

HP Unveils New Designs for Consumer Notebook PCs

HP-Pavilion-notebookUpdates across HP Pavilion line deliver unmatched usability, entertainment

HP  revealed a redesigned consumer notebook PC portfolio that enhances the user experience with sleek looks and the latest technologies.

“HP’s new Pavilion notebooks provide world-class audio, stylish metal and gloss finishes, and advanced cooling technology”

With updates across the HP Pavilion line, the new notebooks draw inspiration from culture, art and fashion, and build on HP’s MUSE (materials, usability, sensory appeal and experience) design philosophy.

Introduced last May, MUSE includes a mix of materials such as metals, alloys and plastics; easy-to-use features for improved usability; a blend of artisan elements for sensory appeal; and intuitive features for simple experiences.

The new notebooks also can be personalized with a choice of 17 exclusive wallpapers designed by six artists from around the world. These wallpapers and more are now available to download from HP’s Facebook page. Read the rest of this entry »

September issue features buying advice and Ratings of over 200 desktops, laptops, netbooks and printers; Four tips for printing cheaply with any printer

Now is a good time to get a deal on a computer without sacrificing performance and key features. Because changes to newer model desktops, laptops and netbooks are mostly cosmetic, buying a slightly older version may save consumers some money. The September issue of Consumer Reports features shopping advice for computers and printers, includes Ratings of 200 models and discusses the latest features in each category. The full report is also available at www.ConsumerReports.org.

Whether shopping for a newer model computer or buying one for the first-time Consumer Reports says there are things to consider before making a purchase. For instance, there’s not a lot of difference in speed between laptops and desktops, so weigh the better ergonomics of a desktop against the convenience of a laptop. Here are some other things to keep in mind when shopping.

— Match a desktop to needs. Full-sized desktops are feature-laden but take up lots of space. A slim or compact desktop will save space.  All-in-ones are the most compact but often cost more.
— Pick the right laptop size. If portability and price are priorities and workload is light, consider a 10-inch netbook. For heavier work, a 13-inch laptop is a better choice but will cost more. Most people find the best balance of price, power, and portability in a 14- to 16-inch laptop. A 17-inch or larger model works well as a replacement desktop.
— Weigh a laptop’s ergonomics. Try a laptop out in a store if possible and pay special attention to the keyboard size and layout. The touch-pad should be large enough for the finger to traverse the span of the display without lifting. Make sure the touchpad buttons aren’t too difficult to press. Read the rest of this entry »

Samsung N150 Netbook Debut

Lightweight, Portable Netbook with Long Battery Life Provides Seamless Connectivity to Verizon Wireless’ 3G Network

Verizon Wireless and Samsung Electronics Corporation announced that the Samsung N150(TM) netbook is available for order today. The Samsung N150 combines a sleek design with up to seven hours of battery life and built-in Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband network connectivity.

Samsung-N150-NetbookLifestyle features:
— Powerful Intel Atom(TM) N450 1.66 GHz processor and Windows 7 Starter that run multiple applications and deliver great performance
— Built-in connectivity to the nation’s largest and most reliable 3G network
— Global Ready with a pre-installed SIM Card for access in more than 200 countries, more than 110 with 3G speeds
— Built-in chargeable USB port that serves as a charger for mobile devices even when the Samsung N150 is turned off
— Samsung Support Center provides a single hub for Samsung performance applications such as online customer support, recovery and backup, and troubleshooting Read the rest of this entry »

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