When HP and Walmart joined forces to unveil the umpteen budget-conscious 7-inch Android tablet around, they also introduced a nifty and rather unique concept. The modestly specced, dirt-cheap $90 Mesquite was to be sold exclusively during Black Friday 2013.
HP’s tardy Android tablet debut was surprisingly timid, as an underwhelming Slate 7 saw daylight last spring, but apparently, the PC market champion priced the thing low enough to become (mildly) popular and warrant follow-ups.
Heavily slashing the prices of existing devices is certainly one way to draw attention during the holiday shopping season and especially on Black Friday, but an even smarter albeit risky marketing strategy would be rolling out incredibly affordable gadgets exclusively for BF and sell them only then.
Anyone fancy a little, unpretentious Windows 8 computing machine sans many bells and whistles, but with a full-sized, always attached physical keyboard, very advantageous price point and touchscreen?
Although, Office Depot won’t have any Apple Black Friday deals since it doesn’t sell Apple products, its leaked Black Friday 2013 ad is still pretty impressive. Office Depot is rolling out the deals on tablets, laptops and other desktop deals.
After a fairly long hiatus, HP made a rather timid tablet comeback last spring, rolling out the low-end and (not so) low-cost with Android. Only it appears the 7-incher proved to be quite the (sleeper) hit, since it warranted not one, not two, but three follow-ups of sorts. There’s the Slate 7 HD, the Slate more »
The fledgling Chromebook class of always connected portable computing machines appears to be surprisingly taking off and breaking into the mainstream, as Samsung, Acer, HP and Lenovo are all increasing their dedication to these often underrated Chrome OS-based laptops. The most dedicated Google partner in this venture? Probably HP, even though their first effort here, more »
Quick, what’s the first thing that comes to mind when hearing the words “enterprise computing machines?” Professionalism? Productivity? How about boring designs? That last one sounds about right, huh? Well, HP will apparently have no more of that, as the new EliteBook 800 business-focused laptops are anything but tedious-looking. Granted, their looks are still not more »
There are a lot of reasons for tech-savvy individuals to hate the guts of Chromebooks (for instance, this breed of laptops is essentially useless when not connected to the Internet), but no matter if you’re a fan or hater, you can’t deny the Chrome OS-based machines have come a long way since their mid-2011 introduction. more »
Workstations are traditionally described as desktop computers with high-end features and support for professional activities such as 3D mechanical design, engineering simulation, animation and rendering of images and architecture, although the niche seems to be undergoing significant changes of late, starting with a solid shift towards mobile. In other words, many of the world’s key more »
HP finally unveiled the detachable, Android powered tablet PC – HP Slatebook x2 – that comes with a keyboard dock and a $479.99 price tag. The tablet is launched in United States and will be available for sale from August, hopefully. HP Slatebook x2 is not just another Android tablet. With the specifications it brings more »
HP has started selling the Envy Rove 20, a Windows 8 PC that can also be used as a standalone Windows 8 tablet, for a whopping $979.99. The tablet brings some decent specifications at the table, compared to its competitors such as Sony Vaio Tap, etc. The device is powered by an Intel i3 processor more »