hp http://www.maximumpc.com/taxonomy/term/341/ en U.S. Department of Justice Fines HP $108 Million for Foreign Bribery Scandal http://www.maximumpc.com/us_department_justice_fines_hp_108_million_foreign_bribery_scandal_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/hp.jpg" alt="Hewlett-Packard" title="Hewlett-Packard" width="228" height="171" style="float: right;" />HP and its subsidiaries face a hefty fine for felony violations of corruption</h3> <p>After pleading guilty to felony violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), <strong>Hewlett-Packard and its subsidiaries have been ordered to pay a total of $108 million in criminal and regulatory penalties</strong>, the U.S. Department of Justice announced this week. Specifically, HP was caught bribing Russian government officials to secure a large and lucrative technology contract.</p> <p>According to the Principal Deputy Assistant General Miller, HP's Russian subsidiary spent millions of dollars in bribes from a secret slush fund to secure the government contract. He called it a "sham transaction" and said that it was equally perturbing that it involved Russia's top prosecutor's office.</p> <p>"For more than a decade HP Russia business executives participated in an elaborate scheme that involved paying bribes to government officials in exchange for large contracts," <a href="http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2014/September/14-crm-972.html" target="_blank">said FBI Assistant Director in Charge McCabe</a>. "There is no place for bribery in any business model or corporate culture. Along with the Department of Justice, the IRS and international law enforcement partners, the FBI is committed to investigating corrupt backroom deals that threaten our global commerce."</p> <p>According to the DoJ, HP Russia created excess profit margins to finance the slush fund through an elaborate buy-back deal scheme. That involved HP subsidiaries selling computer hardware and other technology products under contract to a Russian channel partner and then buying the same products back from an intermediary at around a $10 million markup with an additional $5.4 million in purported services. HP Russia then sold the same products to the Office of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation at the increased price.</p> <p>The three HP entities involved will pay over $76 million in criminal penalties and forfeiture, plus more than $31.4 million in disgorgement, prejudgement interest, and civil penalties, bringing the grand total to over $108 million.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/us_department_justice_fines_hp_108_million_foreign_bribery_scandal_2014#comments department of justice doj hewlett-packard hp News Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:45:37 +0000 Paul Lilly 28528 at http://www.maximumpc.com HP Expands Mobile Lineup with Color Chromebooks and Detachable PCs http://www.maximumpc.com/hp_expands_mobile_lineup_color_chromebooks_and_detachable_pcs_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/hp_chromebooks.jpg" alt="HP Chromebooks" title="HP Chromebooks" width="228" height="146" style="float: right;" />Playing both sides of the fence</h3> <p>It doesn't matter if you're sticking with Windows or trying your hand at Chrome OS, HP has new systems for whichever platform you ultimately choose. Those going with Chrome OS might be interested in <strong>HP's second generation Chromebook models available in 11.6-inch and 14-inch models</strong>, both of which are splashed with color. And those wanting to go with Windows might find something of interest in HP's new Envy x2 and Pavilion x2 detachables.</p> <p>HP's newest 11.6-inch Chromebook starts at $200 and boasts a 1366x768 resolution powered by an Intel Celeron N2830 processor (2.16GHz, 1MB L2 cache). It also has 16GB of eMMC storage plus 100GB of Google Drive storage in the cloud, 2GB or 4GB of DDR3L-1333 RAM, USB 3.0 port, USB 2.0 port, HDMI output, headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack, HD webcam, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, optional 4G LTE connectivity, and a 3-cell battery good for up to 8 hours and 15 minutes. It's available in Ocean Turquoise and Snow White.</p> <p>The 14-inch Chromebook features a similar spec sheet but is built around Nvidia's Tegra K1 SoC and starts at $300. It also has a 32GB M.2 SSD thrown into the mix, faster clocked RAM (1600MHz), is heavier (3.78 pounds versus 2.83 pounds), and more color options (Smoke Silver, Sorbet Orange, Ocean Turquoise, and Neon Green).</p> <p>Turning our attention to the detachables, the HP Envy x2 comes in 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch diagonal form factors, both of which are powered by <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/intels_low_power_core_m_processor_broadwell-y_arrives_will_power_fanless_2--1_pcs_2014" target="_blank">Intel's Core M processor</a>. They have a fabric-covered, backlit Bluetooth keyboard, up to 256GB of SSD storage on the 13-inch and up to 500GB of hybrid storage on the 15-inch, and Beats Audio. The 13-inch model will be available on October 29 starting at $1,050 and the 15-inch on November 5 starting at $950.</p> <p>Finally, the Pavilion x2 ships October 29 starting at $330 and features a 10-inch diagonal form factor powered by an Intel Atom processor. It also has front-firing speakers with DTS sound and a battery that's good for up to 11.75 hours, <a href="http://www8.hp.com/us/en/hp-news/press-release.html?id=1769593#.VAngqPldVCg" target="_blank">HP says</a>.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/hp_expands_mobile_lineup_color_chromebooks_and_detachable_pcs_2014#comments chromebook envy x2 Hardware hewlett-packard hp OEM pavilion x2 rigs News Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:32:54 +0000 Paul Lilly 28486 at http://www.maximumpc.com Study Reveals Nearly 70 Percent of IT Workers Battle Phishing Attacks Every Week http://www.maximumpc.com/study_reveals_nearly_70_percent_it_workers_battle_phishing_attacks_every_week_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/fish.jpg" alt="Fish" title="Fish" width="228" height="164" style="float: right;" />Phising has become the top network security concern for enterprises</h3> <p>Hewlett-Packard sponsored a study conducted by research organization Ipsos Observer that shines a light on the number one concern for enterprises today. According to the study, <strong>almost 70 percent of IT professionals experience phishing attacks at least once a week</strong>, with customer data cited most often as the type of data attacked. After that, phishers are most interested in financial information.</p> <p>Digging deeper, the study found that 7 out of 10 attacks generated within the network perimeter are the result of a malware-infected host. This underscores the importance of applying a layered approach to security.</p> <p>"Organizations are increasingly challenged to protect their networks from advanced targeted attacks, in fact, it is likely that most environments have already been breached with systems infected by malware," <a href="http://www8.hp.com/us/en/hp-news/press-release.html?id=1763561#.U_4jMDJdVCh" target="_blank">said Frank Mong</a>, vice president, Solutions, Enterprise Security Products, HP. "It’s important that IT professionals understand how attackers are trying to break through the network, and have confidence in their ability to mitigate attacks when every second matters."</p> <p>China emerged as the site where most external network attacks originate, followed by Russia and the United States. However, IT workers seem most concerned with what users are doing on their PCs that aren't work related.</p> <p>Some 85 percent of survey respondents said they're concerned about illicit file sharing and non-work related applications; 63 percent indicated concern with employees visiting adult-only websites on the corporate network, and 7 out of 10 view social media as a type of abuse occurring on the network.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/study_reveals_nearly_70_percent_it_workers_battle_phishing_attacks_every_week_2014#comments enterprise hewlett-packard hp phishing Security study survey News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:05:24 +0000 Paul Lilly 28437 at http://www.maximumpc.com HP Recalls 6 Million Laptop Power Cords Due to Fire Hazard http://www.maximumpc.com/hp_recalls_6_million_laptop_power_cords_due_fire_hazard_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/power_cord_ls-15.jpg" alt="Power Cord LS-15" title="Power Cord LS-15" width="228" height="138" style="float: right;" />Affected AC power cords are prone to overheating</h3> <p><strong>HP this week decided to err on the side of caution and issue a worldwide voluntary recall of around 6 million potentially faulty power cords</strong> for select HP and Compaq brand notebooks and mini notebooks. The recall also affects AC power cords provided with docking stations. All of the affected cords, whether bundled with a laptop or with a docking station, were sold from September 2012 through June 2012 for about $500 to $1,500.</p> <p>"HP believes that certain power cords shipped with notebook PC products and AC adapter accessories may pose a risk of fire and burn hazard to customers. We are taking this action as part of our commitment to provide the highest quality of service to our notebook customers," HP said.</p> <p>The recall involves HP's LS-15 AC power cords, though not all power cords with the LS-15 marking are faulty. You can check to see if yours is one of them using <a href="https://h30652.www3.hp.com/" target="_blank">HP's online tool</a>. If it is, HP says to stop using it immediately while it sends you a replacement at no cost.</p> <p><img src="/files/u69/power_cord.jpg" alt="Power Cord" title="Power Cord" width="620" height="225" /></p> <p>According to the <a href="http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Hewlett-Packard-Recalls-Notebook-Computer-AC-Power-Cords/" target="_blank">U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission</a>, there have been 29 reports of power cords overheating and melting or charring, which resulted in two claims of minor burns and 13 claims of minor property damage.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/hp_recalls_6_million_laptop_power_cords_due_fire_hazard_2014#comments Hardware hewlett-packard hp laptop mobile notebook power cord recall News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:04:27 +0000 Paul Lilly 28426 at http://www.maximumpc.com HP Pushes Windows 7 PCs for Back to School Season with Instant Discounts http://www.maximumpc.com/hp_pushes_windows_7_pcs_back_school_season_instant_discounts_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/hp_envy_0.jpg" alt="HP Envy" title="HP Envy" width="228" height="166" style="float: right;" />Save money on a Windows 7 system</h3> <p>With Windows 9 (Threshold) rumored for an introduction next month along with a Release Preview for consumers and developers alike, it's safe to say that the Windows 8 era is winding down, though some would argue it never truly began (market share figures would back that argument). So, what do you do if you're an OEM looking to pick up sales for the back to school season? Well, <strong>if you're HP, you promote Windows 7 and offer shoppers an enticing discount</strong>.</p> <p>HP has been sending out a newsletter to customers with the heading, "Windows 7 PCs on sale, just in time for school." That's an interesting sales pitch some two years after Windows 8 has been on the market. Nevertheless, consumers just haven't reacted to Windows 8/8.1 the way Microsoft hoped they would, so this isn't a terrible move by HP.</p> <p>If you head over to HP's "<a href="http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/Laptops" target="_blank">Laptops &amp; hybrids</a>" section, you'll see HP pushing Windows 7 laptops with instant savings of up to $170. You can save up to 20 percent off of Windows 7 laptops in certain cases, such as the HP Pavilion 15t-n200 -- it normally sells for $750 but is currently marked down to $600. The HP Envy 15t-j100 Quad Edition is close behind with a 19 percent reduction to $730, down from $900.</p> <p>Time is running out for Microsoft's hardware partners to sell Windows 7 PCs to consumers. After October 31, they'll no longer be able to sell systems with Windows 7 as a standard option.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/hp_pushes_windows_7_pcs_back_school_season_instant_discounts_2014#comments back to school Hardware hewlett-packard hp OEM operating system OS rigs Software windows 7 News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:55:20 +0000 Paul Lilly 28401 at http://www.maximumpc.com HP Turnaround Effort on Track as Quarterly Sales Top Expectations http://www.maximumpc.com/hp_turnaround_effort_track_quarterly_sales_top_expectations_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/hp_systems.jpg" alt="HP Systems" title="HP Systems" width="228" height="188" style="float: right;" />Rise in desktop and laptop sales helped HP beat Wall Street estimates</h3> <p>Though HP didn't reclaim its spot as the number one supplier of PCs, the second-place OEM surprised analysts with a strong third quarter. <strong>HP's net revenue in the third quarter came to $27.6 billion, up 1 percent compared to the same period a year ago</strong>, while earnings per share came to $0.89, up 3 percent year-over-year. That's slightly better than Wall Street's estimate of a drop in revenue to $27.01 billion.</p> <p>HP has been working hard to turn things around as it restructures its operations. Unfortunately, doing so entailed making significant job cuts in the tens of thousands, though on the bright side those efforts seem to be paying off.</p> <p>"Overall, I'm very pleased with the progress we've made," <a href="http://h30261.www3.hp.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=71087&amp;p=irol-newsArticle&amp;ID=1959911&amp;highlight=" target="_blank">said Meg Whitman</a>, chairman, president and chief executive officer, HP. "When I look at the way the business is performing, the pipeline of innovation and the daily feedback that I receive from our customers and partners, my confidence in the turnaround grows stronger."</p> <p>HP's revenue from its PC division rose 12 percent year-over-year, with a 9 percent uptick in desktop sales and an 18 percent jump in notebook sales. This helped offset declines in printing, software, and enterprise revenue.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/hp_turnaround_effort_track_quarterly_sales_top_expectations_2014#comments hewlett-packard hp revenue News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:51:58 +0000 Paul Lilly 28392 at http://www.maximumpc.com HP Stream 14 Laptop Runs Windows 8.1 and Costs $200 - What Now, Chromebooks? http://www.maximumpc.com/hp_stream_14_laptop_runs_windows_81_and_costs_200_-_what_now_chromebooks <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/hp_stream_14.jpg" alt="HP Stream 14" title="HP Stream 14" width="228" height="182" style="float: right;" />Could a 14-inch Windows notebook be a Chromebook killer?</h3> <p>Microsoft isn't blind to the fact that Chromebooks are flying off of store shelves, both virtual and physical, and so a month ago the Redmond outfit let slip that it was working with various partners to offer low cost alternatives in the $199 to $249 range. Turns out it wasn't just lip service. Meet the <strong>HP Stream 14, a 14-inch notebook running Windows 8.1 and carrying a $200 price tag</strong>.</p> <p>German-language website <a href="http://www.mobilegeeks.de/hp-stream-199-dollar-notebook-kommt-mit-14-inch-display-amd-plattform-100-gb-onedrive-alle-details/" target="_blank"><em>Mobile Geeks</em> </a>got its hands on press photos and official HP documents outlining the Stream 14. Based on the spec sheet, this low cost laptop sports AMD hardware inside -- specifically, an AMD A4 Micro-6400T quad-core processor with integrated Radeon R3 graphics powering the 14-inch display's 1366x768 resolution. It also features 2GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, memory card reader, two USB 2.0 ports, a single USB 3.0 port, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI output, webcam, full-size keyboard, and a 45W battery.</p> <p>Documents also reveal that Microsoft will include 100GB of cloud-based OneDrive storage for two years with the 3.9-pound laptop, just as Google offers 100GB of Google Drive storage with every Chromebook. That certainly levels the playing field and steals significant thunder away from Google's Chromebook push.</p> <p>No word yet on when the HP Stream 14 will launch, though given all the data available, we suspect it will be soon, especially if Microsoft and HP want to take advantage of the back-to-school shopping season.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/hp_stream_14_laptop_runs_windows_81_and_costs_200_-_what_now_chromebooks#comments Hardware hewlett-packard hp laptop mobile notebook OEM rigs stream 14 windows 8.1 News Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:33:37 +0000 Paul Lilly 28374 at http://www.maximumpc.com HP's 14-inch Slatebook Running Android is Now Available for $430 http://www.maximumpc.com/hps_14-inch_slatebook_running_android_now_available_430 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/slatebook.jpg" alt="HP Slatebook" title="HP Slatebook" width="228" height="169" style="float: right;" />Android-based laptop could be held back by high price tag</h3> <p>For those interested in a laptop running Android, the <strong>HP Slatebook is now available on Amazon for $430</strong>. It's a 14-inch notebook running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and powered by an Nvidia Tegra 4.0 processor running at 1.8GHz, 2GB of DDR3L RAM, and 16GB solid state drive. The configuration is along the lines of a Chromebook, though the pricing is in the low-end spectrum of Windows laptops.</p> <p>That may ultimately be a deal killer, especially since there's more you can do with a Windows laptop that costs about the same. Nevertheless, HP is banking on there being customers who find appeal in running all of their Android apps on a notebook as opposed to a smartphone or tablet PC.</p> <p>The 14-inch display boasts a 1920x1080 resolution and 10 points of capacitive touch. Other features include 802.11n Wi-Fi, two USB 2.0 ports, a single USB 3.0 port, HD webcam, Bluetooth, and a 3-cell battery good for up to 9 hours run time. It measures 13.54 inches (W) x 9.45 inches (D) x 0.63 inches (H) and weighs 3.71 pounds.</p> <p>Intrigued? Find out more on <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KB3K6G4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00KB3K6G4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=hothard-20" target="_blank">Amazon</a>.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> <div style="width: 100%; max-width: 600px; margin: 0 auto;"><iframe src="//laptops-and-notebooks.findthebest.com/w/fHZNQDB4O2h" width="600" height="400" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe><br /> <div style="text-align:center;"><a style="font:10px/14px arial;color:#3d3d3d;" href="http://laptops-and-notebooks.findthebest.com" target="_blank">Included RAM and Processing Speed of Cheap Laptops | FindTheBest</a></div> </div> http://www.maximumpc.com/hps_14-inch_slatebook_running_android_now_available_430#comments android Hardware hewlett-packard hp laptop notebook slatebook News Mon, 04 Aug 2014 16:20:53 +0000 Paul Lilly 28284 at http://www.maximumpc.com HP’s Leap Motion Keyboard to be Offered as Standalone Product http://www.maximumpc.com/hp%E2%80%99s_leap_motion_keyboard_be_offered_standalone_product <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="http://www.maximumpc.com/files/u46168/leapmotion-hp-keyboard.jpg" alt="HP Leap Motion Keyboard" title="HP Leap Motion Keyboard" width="228" height="114" style="float: right;" /></h3> <h3>Coming Later This Month</h3> <p>The Leap Motion Controller debuted to mixed reviews from the tech commentariat last year. In <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/leap_motion_review_2014" target="_blank">our own review</a>, the small motion-sensing peripheral, despite all its promise, drew flak for its lack of precision and scored a middling 6/10. Nevertheless, that did not prevent the likes of Asus and HP from embedding the gesture control tech right into their PCs. The latter, in fact, is now said to be <strong>getting ready to sell a keyboard with Leap Motion’s technology as a standalone product.<br /></strong></p> <p>Actually the <a href="https://www.leapmotion.com/blog/hp-expands-leap-motion-integration-into-broad-range-of/" target="_blank">said keyboard has been available as part of some of the PC maker’s all-in-one PCs for some time</a>, but the company now wants to spin it off as a separate product. According to our friends over at <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/06/hp-leap-motion-keyboard-standalone/" target="_blank">Engadget</a>, Leap Motion has told them that an HP-branded Leap Motion keyboard will be available later this month for $99.</p> <p>Follow Pulkit on <a href="https://plus.google.com/107395408525066230351?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/hp%E2%80%99s_leap_motion_keyboard_be_offered_standalone_product#comments gesture controller hp leap motion keyboard peripheral News Mon, 09 Jun 2014 06:56:36 +0000 Pulkit Chandna 27966 at http://www.maximumpc.com HP Announces 14-inch Android Laptop http://www.maximumpc.com/hp_announces_14-inch_android_laptop399 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="http://www.maximumpc.com/files/u46168/slatebook_14.jpg" alt="Slatebook 14 Android Laptop" title="Slatebook 14 Android Laptop" width="228" height="156" style="float: right;" /></h3> <h3>Slatebook 14 not the company’s first Android laptop</h3> <p>If you thought last year’s Android-powered <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/hp_taps_android_slatebook_x2_and_windows_8_split_x2_hybrids" target="_blank">Slatebook X2 laptop</a> was going to end up being a somewhat goofy experiment that HP would be too embarrassed to even acknowledge a year later, you were wrong. Believe it or not, the company, which was once the leading PC vendor in the world, has actually <strong>announced an even bigger Android-powered laptop.</strong></p> <p>The Slatebook 14 is, as is probably apparent from the name, an <a href="http://www.slashgear.com/hp-slatebook-14-inch-nvidia-packed-android-notebook-official-01331229/?utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=pulsenews" target="_blank">upcoming 14-inch Android laptop from Hewlett-Packard</a>. Another area where it stands out is in the weight department. Unlike most Android devices, the Slatebook 14 weighs as much as 3.71lbs, although, in all fairness, it is fairly light by laptop standards. </p> <p>The 16-mm thick Android notebook packs a full HD (1080p) display and a Tegra 4 SoC. Apart from the Google Play Store, prospective Slatebook 14 owners can also look forward to HP and Nvidia Tegra Zone apps.</p> <p>The $429 Slatebook 14 is slated (no pun intended) to hit the market on August 6, 2014.</p> <p>Update: We have updated the article to correct the Slatebook 14's pricing. The laptop is priced at $429, not $399 as originally reported.</p> <p>Follow Pulkit on <a href="https://plus.google.com/107395408525066230351?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/hp_announces_14-inch_android_laptop399#comments android laptop hp play store slatebook 14 tegra 4 tegra zone News Mon, 02 Jun 2014 06:31:01 +0000 Pulkit Chandna 27918 at http://www.maximumpc.com HP May Leapfrog Lenovo in Notebook Shipments This Year http://www.maximumpc.com/hp_may_leapfrog_lenovo_notebook_shipments_year_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/hp_laptop_0.jpg" alt="HP Laptop" title="HP Laptop" width="228" height="165" style="float: right;" />Hewlett-Packard jumps off to a fast start with 7 million notebook shipments in Q1</h3> <p><strong>If Hewlett-Packard can maintain its current pace, there's a good chance it will close out the year with more laptop shipments under its belt than rival Lenovo</strong>, the world's largest supplier of PCs (a distinction once held by HP not that long ago). It's still early, but preliminary numbers show that HP shipped 7 million notebooks in the first quarter of 2014, which is 1 million more than some were expecting.</p> <p>These figures from <a href="http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20140331PD209.html" target="_blank"><em>Digitimes'</em> sources</a> within the upstream supply chain. They were expecting HP to ship 6 million laptops in Q1, which would have put HP behind Lenovo's 6.6 million units. That means it's going to be a closer race than anticipated, as Lenovo is expected to ship 28.3 million laptops by the end the year. We could be looking at a photo finish.</p> <p>However it unfolds, it's bad news for Acer and Asus, both of which are being impacted by better-than-expected sales by its top-tier rivals. Acer may have been hit the hardest, as sources believe the company suffered a 15 percent sequential drop in laptop shipments in Q1.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/hp_may_leapfrog_lenovo_notebook_shipments_year_2014#comments Hardware hewlett-packard hp laptop notebook OEM rigs News Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:41:21 +0000 Paul Lilly 27547 at http://www.maximumpc.com Dell and HP Have the Declining PC Monitor Market Figured Out http://www.maximumpc.com/dell_and_hp_have_declining_pc_monitor_market_figured_out_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/dell_monitors.jpg" alt="Dell Monitors" title="Dell Monitors" width="228" height="137" style="float: right;" />IDC reports a slight drop in overall monitor shipments</h3> <p>It appears PC users are mostly content with their current monitors, hence why <strong>PC display shipments came in at just under 35 million units in the fourth quarter of 2013</strong>, representing a drop of 0.4 percent compared to the previous quarter, according to data released by IDC. That's also representative of a 3.8 percent decline over the same quarter a year ago, though HP and Dell must have missed the memo because both recorded gains in the monitor segment.</p> <p>Dell retained its spot at the top with a worldwide market share of 14.2 percent on shipments of 5 million monitors, while HP crept up into second place with an impressive quarter-over-quarter increase of 26.7 percent. Samsung, LG, and Lenovo all saw monitor shipments move in a negative direction.</p> <p>"Dell and HP both saw increases in unit shipments for the worldwide PC monitor market for the second time in a down year," <a href="http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS24739214" target="_blank">said Jennifer Song</a>, Research Analyst, Worldwide Trackers at IDC. "At a regional level, EMEA experienced the largest positive growth during the fourth quarter, with Italy and Spain posting the biggest gains."</p> <p>It will be interesting to see if Dell and HP can maintain their momentum. Looking ahead, IDC is forecasting a 9 percent decline in worldwide shipments to 31.7 million units in the first quarter of 2014.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/dell_and_hp_have_declining_pc_monitor_market_figured_out_2014#comments Build a PC dell display Hardware hewlett-packard hp idc monitor News Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:52:34 +0000 Paul Lilly 27469 at http://www.maximumpc.com Samsung and HP Reportedly Have Chrome OS All-in-One PCs on Tap http://www.maximumpc.com/samsung_and_hp_reportedly_have_chrome_os_all--one_pcs_tap_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/samsung_chrome.jpg" alt="Samsung Chrome" title="Samsung Chrome" width="228" height="190" style="float: right;" />More Chrome OS hardware is coming</h3> <p>It's still early in the year, but perhaps one day we'll look back at 2014 as the year Google's Chrome OS made head roads in the desktop PC market. A quick look at the landscape shows that Chromebooks are already pretty popular, but that could be only the beginning. <strong>By the end of the year, you may start seeing a few more Chrome OS all-in-one (AIO) PCs, including ones from Samsung and Hewlett-Packard </strong>(HP).</p> <p>Citing supply chain makers in Taiwan, news and rumor site <a href="http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20140313PD214.html" target="_blank"><em>Digitimes</em> says</a> both OEMs are planning to launch Chrome OS AIOs later this year. It wouldn't be much of a leap for Samsung, which already offers 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch Chromebook models, and HP is the only OEM that currently offers a 14-inch Chromebook.</p> <p>AIOs based on Chrome OS wouldn't be entirely new, either. <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/lg_plans_unveil_all--one_system_running_chrome_os_ces_2014">LG kicked this things off</a> with its Chromebase earlier this year. It's not yet available in the U.S., though word on the web is that it will launch in Australia in April for $599, and perhaps for $499 in the U.S. sometime after.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/samsung_and_hp_reportedly_have_chrome_os_all--one_pcs_tap_2014#comments aio all-in-one chrome os Google hewlett-packard hp OEM rigs samsung News Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:37:32 +0000 Paul Lilly 27444 at http://www.maximumpc.com Asus Chromebox Now Available for Preorder http://www.maximumpc.com/asus_chromebox_now_available_preorder <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="http://www.maximumpc.com/files/u166440/asus_chromebox_frontangles.jpg" alt="Asus Chromebox" title="Asus Chromebox" width="228" height="171" style="float: right;" /></h3> <h3>The $179 device will begin shipping on March 14</h3> <p>The Chrome OS-powered mini desktop PC Asus announced last month is now up for preorder from online retailers in the States. The $179 Asus Chromebox-M004U, which is the Taiwan-based <strong>company’s first stab at a Chrome OS-based desktop</strong>, is one of three SKUs announced by the company.</p> <p>Available for preorder from <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IT1WJZQ" target="_blank">Amazon</a>, <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883220572&amp;Tpk=83-220-572" target="_blank">NewEgg</a> and TigerDriect, this particular SKU packs an Intel Celeron 2955U processor, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 16GB solid state storage, four USB 3.0 ports, Intel HD Graphics, one HDMI port, one DisplayPort, and 802.11 n dual-band wireless, Bluetooth 4.0,&nbsp; LAN connectivity, and an SD card reader.</p> <p>Asus, which has yet to launch a Chromebook, has become only the second vendor to launch a Chromebox, with Samsung being the only other company in the fray. However, the two companies will soon have some more company, as Hewlett-Packard has also announced plans to launch a Core i7-powered Chromebox sometime during spring 2014.</p> <p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">Follow Pulkit on&nbsp;<a style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: #cc0000; text-decoration: none; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;" href="https://plus.google.com/107395408525066230351?rel=author">Google+</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/asus_chromebox_now_available_preorder#comments Asus Chromebox-M004U chrome os chromebox Hardware hp samsung News Sun, 09 Mar 2014 19:57:23 +0000 Pulkit Chandna 27405 at http://www.maximumpc.com HP Learns Yoga, Launches Flexible Pavilion x360 with 360-Degree Hinge http://www.maximumpc.com/hp_learns_yoga_launches_flexible_pavilion_x360_360-degree_hinge <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/hp_pavilion_x360.jpg" alt="HP Pavilion x360" title="HP Pavilion x360" width="228" height="198" style="float: right;" />Low priced convertible from HP takes on Lenovo's Yoga</h3> <p>If the HP Pavilion x360 looks familiar, it's because we've seen the 360-degree hinge trick before when Lenovo introduced its Yoga. <strong>HP's Pavilion x360 is also capable of swinging all the way around and transforming itself from a laptop into a tablet</strong>, but it carries a much lower starting price. The cost of entry is $400, significantly lower than the Lenovo Yoga 11s, which starts out at $1,100 on Lenovo's website.</p> <p>HP didn't give away too many details about the Pavilion x360. We know it will have an 11.6-inch HD display with 10-point capacitive multi-touch support, an Intel Pentium processor of some sort, HD webcam, brushed aluminum keyboard deck, and Beats Audio. Beyond that, HP is keeping the specifics to itself.</p> <p>"Customers have told us they want a single device that is designed to work and play the way they do, at an affordable price," <a href="http://www8.hp.com/us/en/hp-news/press-release.html?id=1575336#.UwuN2vldV8E" target="_blank">said Ron Coughlin</a>, senior vice president, Consumer PC and Solutions Group, HP. "The HP Pavilion x360 is perfect for today’s busy lifestyles. Its 360-degree hinge allows multitaskers to easily transition from laptop to tent to tablet. It’s the laptop that doesn’t make you miss your tablet and the tablet that doesn’t make you miss your laptop—all at a price that is similar to an entry-level notebook."</p> <p><img src="/files/u69/hp_pavilion_x360_backwards.jpg" alt="HP Pavilion x360 Open" title="HP Pavilion x360 Open" width="620" height="438" /></p> <p>HP says the Pavilion x360 will be available in "Brilliant Red" in the U.S. starting February 26, 2014.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/hp_learns_yoga_launches_flexible_pavilion_x360_360-degree_hinge#comments convertible Hardware hewlett-packard hp laptop mobile notebook OEM paviliion x360 rigs News Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:42:05 +0000 Paul Lilly 27329 at http://www.maximumpc.com