Instead of making a big fuss about its newest Android tablet, plainly dubbed the HP 8 (model number 1401), Hewlett-Packard has simply started selling the thing via hp.com, at a seemingly reasonable $169.99.
For computers part of a class that should rely primarily on affordability, Chromebooks are pretty expensive nowadays. Look at HP’s 11 incher. Amazon and Best Buy both charge $279 in a non-LTE flavor, offering just 2 GB RAM, a 16 GB SSD and 6-hour battery as part of the deal. Also, a tiny, low-res 11.6-inch 1,366 x 768 pixels resolution display.
Anybody looking for one or two new business-oriented Windows 8.1 tablets? Maybe something with not the greatest, sturdiest build in the world, but a little less affordable than conventional gadgets targeted at enterprise users? HP has you covered.
We’re in the office today, but we hope you are one of those lucky Americans with the day off. So we figured, why not bring you some links to today’s best electronics deals on the internet?
Buying an HP Chromebook 11 at Best Buy may give you a headache but the Chrome OS laptop now has a Verizon LTE version. It’s now available in Best Buy with a $379 price tag.
According to Re/code, Hewlett-Packard will announce two large smartphones on Wednesday. The devices will have 6- and 7-inch screens and will be called Slate 6 and Slate 7. Both devices will run Android 4.2.2 and have a quad-core processor, 16 GB of storage and they will also carry the option of expanding storage space with MicroSD memory cards.
On the one hand, 9To5Google, which isn’t exactly known for screaming smoke when there’s no fire, claims the HP Slate 6 Voice Tab may go official as early as next week. The online publication has no deep knowledge of the thing’s specs and features, however their informers are pretty sure the 6-incher is to cost $200 outright and settle for a 720p display as Full HD would not be cost-effective.
The Consumer Electronics Show seems to be bigger this year. We’re looking forward to 3D printing and wearable tech plus more Ultra HDTVs. While we’re not expecting a lot of computers and tablets, HP is setting the mood by announcing products geared towards the business sector. One of the first introduced by the company is an All-in-One machine powered by Android. The HP Slate 21 Pro may not be the first AiO but it’s HP’s first foray into the enterprise set.
There used to be a time, not long ago, when the words “affordable” and “Windows tablets” had no place in the same sentence. Unless the sentence was “God, Windows tablets are so not affordable!”. But no more.
Microsoft kicked the holiday shopping season into gear in style last week, when it sold limited quantities of the Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet for an incredible $99, but the “12 Days of Deals” are still ongoing and they’re not losing steam.
Dell’s fresh student and teacher-focused Chromebook 11 has almost everything it takes to make waves in the educational PC niche, but it’s still a bit pricey for some. Also, due to running Google’s Chrome OS out the box, it has limitations that can prove quite challenging. Basically, it’s unusable when not connected to the Internet, so it’s more of a desktop PC than a laptop.
HP first upgraded an EliteBook model to incorporate Intel Haswell’s power and juice-saving potential back in October, but the 800 Trio was just the warm-up for the EliteBook Revolve 810 G2 and EliteBook Folio 1040 G1.