Starting to find it difficult to differentiate all the inexpensive, unpretentious mini-laptops built around Intel’s low-cost, low-power Bay Trail processors? Then maybe you’ll be interested in an alternative AMD Mullins contraption.
Since HP is in a pretty serious slump as far as traditional PC sales are concerned, the company’s newfound focus on portable alternatives (read tablets) didn’t really surprise anyone. But the once mighty computer maker’s slate strategy is all over the place, with its Android portfolio in particular making no lick of sense.
HP started selling the Chromebox last month for $179. For those of you who don’t know, HP Chromebox is a desktop-like system with Intel Celeron processor under the hood. However, the system didn’t come with any peripherals, except the power cable. Recently, HP introduced a new Chromebox bundle, which now comes with a mouse and a keyboard, just for $199. The keyboard comes with a layout that is specifically designed for the Chrome OS.
Have you ever wondered why Android slates and Windows tablets (the latters in particular) continue to be overlooked by tech enthusiasts to the benefit of Apple iPads? Clearly, marketing and advertising have a lot to do with that, tradition is also important, and, let’s face it, the large-screen iOS ecosystem is unrivaled.
Chrome OS-based Chromebox desktop computers are nowhere near as popular as Chromebook laptops, but somehow Google managed to convince HP in addition to Asus these tiny, fairly limited machines have a bright future ahead of them.
Nothing says “I love you, dad” like a spanking new Android or Windows tablet. Forget ties, razors, golf clubs or boring watches. You know he wants to get with the times, play Angry Birds, check his e-mail and update his Facebook status on the go, and the best part is you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to put a smile on his face this Father’s Day.
With more laptop/tablet hybrids than I can count announced every passing month, today’s PC landscape is on the verge of becoming more about these transforming devices than so-called “conventional” computers and portable computers.
HP’s already impressive low-cost Android tablet army has just recruited a new team member, simply dubbed 7 Plus. Where 7 specifies display size (duh), and Plus invokes certain top-of-the-line features that we fail to identify.
One of the first ever name-brand Android laptops is moving one step closer to a not-so-anticipated commercial launch today, as HP SlateBook 14’s spec sheet is nearly complete following spills of information from multiple online retailers and “insiders”.
We’ve seen Google’s Android operating system run on smartphones, tablets, all sorts of tab-laptop hybrids, watches, televisions, cameras and even cars and refrigerators, but not many conventional Android-powered notebooks have come to our attention.
Forget affordable, respectable or mediocre. Good is not good enough. You need a laptop that can handle everything you throw at it, from the most mundane tasks to serious, continuous, all-day work.
Here’s what’s been going on in the world of 3D printing over the last week.