hewlett-packard http://www.maximumpc.com/taxonomy/term/4157/ en HP Pro Slate 12 Wins Race to Retail Ahead of Apple's Rumored iPad Pro http://www.maximumpc.com/hp_pro_slate_12_wins_race_retail_ahead_apples_rumored_ipad_pro_2015 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/hp_pro_slate_8.jpg" alt="HP Pro Slate 8" title="HP Pro Slate 8" width="228" height="202" style="float: right;" />A bigger size Android tablet with a Duet Pen</h3> <p>It's been rumored that Apple is going to come out with a 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablet, but while iOS fans wait for that day, <strong>Android users have another large size option in the new HP Pro Slate 12</strong>, one of many mobile devices the company officially launched today. There's also a smaller 8-inch version (HP Pro Slate 8), both of which are powered by an Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series processor and 2GB of RAM.</p> <p>Comparisons on the web are being made to HTC's One M8 handset, only bigger. To be clear, these are tablets, and the main difference between the two (other than panel size) is resolution -- the 7.9-inch Pro Slate 8 sports a 2048x1536 resolution and the 12.3-inch Pro Slate 8 features a 1600x1200 panel (no, we don't have that backwards).</p> <p><a href="http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/hp-drives-business-first-approach-to-mobility-nyse-hpq-1984490.htm" target="_blank">HP says</a> the Pro Slate 8 is one of the first tablets to use Corning Gorilla Glass 4. In addition, both come with the HP Duet Pen, the first to use Qualcomm Snapdragon digital pen technology on both a tablet and regular paper. Other features include 32GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, micro USB 2.0 port, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, 2MP front-facing camera, 8MP rear-facing camera, and Android 4.4 KitKat.</p> <p><img src="/files/u69/hp_pro_slate_writing.jpg" alt="HP Pro Slate Writing" title="HP Pro Slate Writing" width="620" height="381" /></p> <p>The Pro Slate 12 starts at $569 and the Pro Slate 8 at $449.</p> <p>HP also announced a handful of other tablets, including an 11.6-inch 2-in-1 Windows device (Elite x2 1011 G1), 8-inch Windows tablet powered by an Intel Atom processor (Pro Tablet 408 G1), and specialty tablets aimed at healthcare and environments where ruggedness is a priority.</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_pro_slate_12_wins_race_retail_ahead_apples_rumored_ipad_pro_2015#comments apple hewlett-packard hp pro slate 12 hp pro slate 8 ipad pro mobile slate tablet News Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:30:01 +0000 Paul Lilly 29281 at http://www.maximumpc.com Lenovo in Dogfight with HP to Retain Top Spot in PC Shipments http://www.maximumpc.com/lenovo_dogfight_hp_retain_top_spot_pc_shipments_2015 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/lenovo_a740_1.jpg" alt="Lenovo A740 All-in-One PC" title="Lenovo A740 All-in-One PC" width="228" height="205" style="float: right;" />HP is one strong quarter away from regaining the PC supply crown</h3> <p>The fourth quarter of 2014 saw 80.8 million PC shipments, representing a year-on-year decline of 2.4 percent, according to the number crunchers at International Data Corporation (IDC). That was enough to beat out expectations of a 4.8 percent decline, which was helped by a strong finish to the year -- the holiday quarter was the only one in which shipments topped 80 million units in 2014. It was especially good for <strong>HP, which virtually closed the gap in market share with Lenovo</strong>.</p> <p>Lenovo shipped a bit over 16 million PCs in the fourth quarter of 2014, bumping its share of the market to 19.9 percent, up from 18.5. percent a year prior. Meanwhile, HP shipped over 15.8 million units, giving it a 19.7 percent share of the market, up 3 percentage points from the same quarter in 2013. Only 0.2 percent now separate Lenovo (No. 1) and HP (No. 2).</p> <p>It will be interesting to see if HP can retake the PC shipment crown from Lenovo in 2015, or if Lenovo is able to fend off its rival, which is the top brand (by volume) in the U.S. (Lenovo is No. 4 in the U.S., behind Apple at No. 3 and Dell at No. 2). Either way, IDC is a bit pessimistic on the market for PCs in general.</p> <p>"The strength from market leaders, as well as improvement in Asia/Pacific and the consumer market more generally, are positive signs for the PC market," <a href="http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS25372415" target="_blank">said Loren Loverde</a>, IDC Vice President, Worldwide PC Tracker. "Growth of Chrome, Bing, all-in-ones, ultraslim, convertibles, and touch systems similarly make PCs more compelling and competitive. Nevertheless, some of the gains are relatively small, and weakening drivers like Bing promotions and end of XP support transitions, cast a shadow of doubt on the strength of the market going into 2015."</p> <p>We're a bit more optimistic than IDC, as there are still a fair number of businesses running Windows XP. Combined with the launch of Windows 10, there will be opportunities for businesses and home consumers alike to consider an upgrade in 2015, especially now that tablet growth has slowed way down. Either way, we'll see hundreds of millions of new PC shipments in 2015, so don't buy into the PC sky is falling nonsense that analysts like to toss out on occasion.</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/lenovo_dogfight_hp_retain_top_spot_pc_shipments_2015#comments hewlett-packard hp idc lenovo pc shipments News Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:48:52 +0000 Paul Lilly 29247 at http://www.maximumpc.com CES 2015: HP Shows Off NUC Sized PCs and Ultrawide Curved Monitor [Video] http://www.maximumpc.com/ces_2015_hp_shows_nuc_sized_pcs_and_ultrawide_curved_monitor_video <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/hp_curved_monitor.jpg" alt="HP Curved Monitor" title="HP Curved Monitor" width="228" height="145" style="float: right;" />Riding the small and curvy tech fads</h3> <p>After learning about HP's Pavilion Mini and Stream Mini desktop PCs yesterday, we gave Online Managing Editor and Video Guru Jimmy Thang a special mission -- <strong>seek out HP's booth at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and film the company's products</strong>. It didn't take him long to sniff out HP's whereabouts to give us a closer look at the NUC-like PCs, along with a curvaceous ultrawide display that we're now anxious to try out for ourselves.</p> <p>You may have noticed that all the cool kids are releasing pint sized PCs these days. We won't rehash here much of what we already <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/hp_downsizes_desktop_pavilion_mini_and_stream_mini_pcs_2015">reported on yesterday</a>, but suffice to say, HP has joined the fray with a pair of systems that can fit in the palm of your hand. They're not desktop-destroyers by any means, though they certainly contain respectable hardware for most mainstream users.</p> <p>HP also showed off its brand-new Envy 34c, a curvy ultrawide monitor with a 34-inch panel and WQHD 3440x1440 resolution (though not revealed in the video, that comes out to a 21:9 aspect ratio). There are 4W speakers on both sides, though obviously the real draw here is the vast real estate with a slight curve.</p> <p>We did some digging on the web and it looks like the Envy 34c will ship in April for $999.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/UFvJKbkgU_s" width="620" height="349" frameborder="0"></iframe></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/ces_2015_hp_shows_nuc_sized_pcs_and_ultrawide_curved_monitor_video#comments ces2015 Desktop Hardware hewlett-packard hp OEM pavilion mini rigs stream mini News Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:57:49 +0000 Jimmy Thang and Paul Lilly 29194 at http://www.maximumpc.com HP Goes After Business Users with Zbook 14 and 15u Workstation UItrabooks http://www.maximumpc.com/hp_goes_after_business_users_zbook_14_and_15u_workstation_uitrabooks_2015 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/hp_zbooks.jpg" alt="HP Zbooks" title="HP Zbooks" width="228" height="74" style="float: right;" />Thin and light workstations for the mobile road warrior</h3> <p>HP is awfully proud of its reputation for delivering thin and light business-class laptops, and to ensure its name keeps coming up when the discussion turns to such systems, <strong>HP today introduced what it claims are the industry's thinnest and lightest workstation Ultrabooks to date, the Zbook 14 and Zbook 15u</strong>. If these model names look familiar, it's because they're second generation products.</p> <p>Both models are similar in features and options, albeit the Zbook 14 G2 sports a 14-inch display with and the Zbook 15u features a 15.6-inch panel, each of which come with optional 10-point touch support. Resolutions range in size from 1366x768 to Full HD 1080p (1920x1080).</p> <p>A 5th Generation Intel Core i5 5200U dual-core processor (<a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/intels_5th_generation_core_processors_finally_arrive_2015">14nm Broadwell</a>) comes standard on each model, though users can upgrade to faster Core i7 CPUs. Other specs include 4GB of RAM upgradeable to 16GB, optional AMD FirePro M4150 graphics (the larger model can be configured with AMD FirePro M4170 graphics), 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, four USB 4.0 ports, SSD and HDD options up to 1.25TB, optional 4G connectivity, and of course Windows 8.1.</p> <p>HP will beginning <a href="http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/hp-introduces-industrys-thinnest-and-lightest-workstation-ultrabooks-nyse-hpq-1980437.htm" target="_blank">shipping the Zbook 14 G2</a> this month starting at $1,249 and the Zbook 15u G2 at $1,199.</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_goes_after_business_users_zbook_14_and_15u_workstation_uitrabooks_2015#comments ces2015 hewlett-packard hp laptop notebook OEM rigs ultrabook workstation zbook 14 zbook 15u News Tue, 06 Jan 2015 01:45:47 +0000 Paul Lilly 29192 at http://www.maximumpc.com Judge Rejects Settlement in Shareholder Case Over HP’s Autonomy Acquisition http://www.maximumpc.com/judge_rejects_settlement_shareholder_case_over_hp%E2%80%99s_autonomy_acquisition223 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="http://www.maximumpc.com/files/u69/Gavel2.png" alt="HP-Autonomy Shareholder Lawsuit" title="HP-Autonomy Shareholder Lawsuit" width="228" height="166" style="float: right;" /></h3> <h3>Chides company and shareholders’ lawyers for ‘abdication of their responsibility’</h3> <p>We are sure Hewlett-Packard would like nothing more than to efface the memory of its disastrous 2011 acquisition of British software company Autonomy, but that is unlikely to happen anytime soon as right now <strong>it is struggling to get a federal judge to accept its settlement proposals in a shareholder lawsuit over the multi-billion dollar debacle</strong> — a $11.1 billion acquisition that resulted in a $8.8 billion write-down a year later, of which $5 billion was said to be on account of “serious accounting improprieties, misrepresentation and disclosure failures” at Autonomy.</p> <p>According to <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/20/us-hp-autonomy-ruling-idUSKBN0JX2J820141220">Reuters</a>, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer on Friday shot down HP’s settlement proposal in a shareholder lawsuit over the ill-advised acquisition, saying the proposed settlement would have been unfair to shareholders. Back in August, the same judge had rejected the original settlement proposal as it would’ve resulted in the shareholders’ lawyers making up to $48 million in fees.</p> <p>“The shareholders appear to be relinquishing a whole universe of potential claims regarding HP governance and practices," the judge wrote.</p> <p><em>Follow Pulkit on <a href="https://plus.google.com/107395408525066230351?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/judge_rejects_settlement_shareholder_case_over_hp%E2%80%99s_autonomy_acquisition223#comments acquisition autonomy court deal hewlett-packard hp law lawsuit write-down News Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:29:28 +0000 Pulkit Chandna 29130 at http://www.maximumpc.com HP Elitebook 1020 SE Blends MacBook Air Aesthetics with Windows Functionality http://www.maximumpc.com/hp_elitebook_1020_se_blends_macbook_air_aesthecs_windows_functionality_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3>Billed as the world's thinnest and lightest business-class laptop</h3> <p><strong><img src="/files/u69/hp_elitebook_1020_shell.jpg" alt="HP Elitebook 1020" title="HP Elitebook 1020" width="228" height="150" style="float: right;" />HP today introduced its Elitebook Folio 1020 family highlighted by the Elitebook 1020 Special Edition (SE)</strong>, supposedly the world's thinnest and lightest laptop in the business world. Comparisons to Apple's MacBook Air are inevitable, and that's because of the physical design -- HP said it used an exclusive blend of magnesium-lithium alloy and reusable carbon fiber to achieve a weight of just 2.2 pounds.</p> <p>"The HP Elitebook 1020 represents game-changing innovation in both materials and mechanical engineering to create the world’s thinnest and lightest business notebooks in a form factor that enables our customers to be more productive in more places," <a href="http://www8.hp.com/us/en/hp-news/press-release.html?id=1849124#.VH4ffTHF_4Y" target="_blank">said Alex Cho</a>, vice president &amp; general manager, HP Commercial PCs. "Customers demand not only a stylish, thin and light notebook, but also a device that delivers advanced security and can withstand the rigorous demands that come with a highly mobile lifestyle – and the HP Elitebook1020 delivers this complete solution."</p> <p>In terms of durability, the 1020 SE was designed to pass military-grade (MIL-STD 810G) testing for drops, shocks, and exposure to extreme temperatures and humidity, as well as high pressure testing.</p> <p><img src="/files/u69/hp_elitebook_1020_open.jpg" alt="HP Elitebook 1020" title="HP Elitebook 1020" width="620" height="306" /></p> <p>Both the regular Elitebook 1020 and Special Edition measure 15.7mm thin and sport a 12.5-inch display with fanless cooling and SSD storage options. The regular model will have a 1920x1080 resolution and optional touch support, whereas the Special Edition will boast a Quad HD (2560x1440) resolution, also with optional touch.</p> <p>The Elitebook 1020 will be available in February of next year and the Special Edition will release in April.</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_elitebook_1020_se_blends_macbook_air_aesthecs_windows_functionality_2014#comments elitebook 1020 Hardware hewlett-packard hp laptop mobile notebook OEM rigs News Tue, 02 Dec 2014 20:47:05 +0000 Paul Lilly 29023 at http://www.maximumpc.com HP Gives Envy x2 a Surface-Like Makeover http://www.maximumpc.com/hp_gives_envy_x2_surface-_makeover_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/hp_15t_touch.jpg" alt="HP Envy x2 15t Touch" title="HP Envy x2 15t Touch" width="228" height="161" style="float: right;" />HP's take on Microsoft's Surface design</h3> <p><strong>HP's Envy x2 is back, only this time it looks less like a traditional laptop and is more powerful than before</strong>. Taking a page from Microsoft's Surface design, the Envy x2 now comes with a kickstand. HP is billing it as a detachable PC with mutiple modes, including an all-in-one mode (detached from the keyboard), notebook mode (attached to the keyboard), and tablet mode (detached from the keyboard and used as a tablet).</p> <p>There are two different models available -- <a href="http://store.hp.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/us/en/pdp/Laptops/hp-envy-x2---13t-touch-laptop-j3e76av-1" target="_blank">13t Touch</a> with a 13.3-inch display (1366x768 or 1920x1080) starting at $800 and <a href="http://store.hp.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/PDPStdView?storeId=10151&amp;urlLangId=-1&amp;productId=659151&amp;urlRequestType=Base&amp;categoryId=&amp;langId=-1&amp;catalogId=10051&amp;jumpid=cp_r163_us/en/pc_cons/nextgen/convertibles/buynow/Envyx2-15" target="_blank">15t Touch</a> with a 15-inch display (1920x1080) starting at $750. That's not a typo, the smaller version costs $50 more, though both sport an Intel Core M-5Y10 dual-core processor and 4GB of memory.</p> <p>Other standard features include a 500GB 5400 RPM hybrid hard drive (the 13t comes standard with a 128GB SSD, hence the price difference), 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, backlit wireless keyboard, Beats Audio, Full HD webcam, headphone/microphone combo port, two USB 3.0 ports, SD card reader, HDMI output, and Windows 8.1.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ROTZLWKtQz4" width="620" height="349" frameborder="0"></iframe></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_gives_envy_x2_surface-_makeover_2014#comments envy x2 hewlett-packard hp laptop mobile notebook OEM rigs tablet News Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:26:43 +0000 Paul Lilly 28952 at http://www.maximumpc.com HP Sends a Thin and Light 'Omen' Laptop into the Gaming Community http://www.maximumpc.com/hp_sends_thin_and_light_omen_laptop_gaming_community_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/hp_omen.jpg" alt="HP Omen" title="HP Omen" width="228" height="157" style="float: right;" />Gaming DNA comes to the forefront</h3> <p>HP isn't doing much with its Voodoo brand these days, but at the same time, it hasn't completely forgotten about gamers. Witness the new <strong>HP Omen, a svelte gaming laptop designed to handle triple-A titles</strong> without all the bulk of a desktop replacement. It has a 15.6-inch IPS display with a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) resolution that's powered by an Intel Core i7 4710HQ processor, 8GB of DDR3L-1600 RAM, and Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M graphics.</p> <p>"Gamers told us they want uncompromised performance in a device that looks good and is designed for portability," said Mike Nash, vice president, Product Management, Consumer Personal Systems, HP. "The HP OMEN delivers the performance that today’s triple-A titles demand and the features to enable customized game play, all in a package that looks great and can be easily carried."</p> <p>Other hardware and features include a 128GB solid state drive, four USB 3.0 ports (all supporting USB Boost), a mini DisplayPort, HDMI output, headphone/microphone combo jack, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, media card reader, 1080p webcam with dual digital microphones, dual speakers with BeatsAudio, and Windows 8.1.</p> <p><img src="/files/u69/hp_omen_front.jpg" alt="HP Omen Front" title="HP Omen Front" width="620" height="477" /></p> <p>The thin (19.9mm) and light (4.68 pounds) chassis is CNC milled from solid aluminum and anodized with a black finish. HP also added a custom chrome hinge designed to elevate the display out of the way of hot exhaust air. Cooling chores are further aided by dual fans that pull cool air through the bottom of the system.</p> <p>HP's Omen laptop is available now starting at $1,500.</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_sends_thin_and_light_omen_laptop_gaming_community_2014#comments Gaming Hardware hewlett-packard hp laptop notebook OEM omen rigs News Tue, 04 Nov 2014 15:39:53 +0000 Paul Lilly 28835 at http://www.maximumpc.com HP to Stick a Fork in webOS, Preps Complete Shutdown of Services on January 15, 2015 http://www.maximumpc.com/hp_stick_fork_webos_preps_complete_shutdown_services_january_15_2015 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/webos_glasses.jpg" alt="webOS beer glasses" title="webOS beer glasses" width="228" height="152" style="float: right;" />Somebody start playing Taps</h3> <p>Palm had a potential winner in webOS, the mobile operating system that truly could have been awesome. Unfortunately, a series of missteps led to webOS falling out of relevance as Android and iOS raced to the front of the pack, so now all we can do is look back at what might have been. Oh, and make no mistake, webOS is pretty much history at this point -- so much so that <strong>HP announced plans to shut down its App Catalog and cloud services support for remaining webOS devices effective January 15, 2015</strong>. For the three or four of you who this affects, mark your calendars.</p> <p>"We appreciate your loyalty to the webOS platform," <a href="https://developer.palm.com/" target="_blank">HP said</a> in a succinct statement accompanying the announcement. There's also an <a href="https://developer.palm.com/content/resources/develop/faq.html" target="_blank">FAQ</a> that sheds more light on HP's decision to call it a night.</p> <p>HP explains that it's part of an ordelry end of life program, noting that it announced the end of webOS devices (phones and tablets) over three years ago. The company kept its services running as a courtesy to its customers, but now that the "user count has dwindled," HP says it's no longer viable to keep doing so.</p> <p>For those of you who still own a webOS device, it will continue to work beyond January 15, 2015, though you won't be able to download new apps or updates, backup or restore from the cloud, setup new devices, or recover lost passwords. If you purchased an app but have yet to download it, now is a good time to snag it -- the HP App Catalog will be unavailable after the shutdown.</p> <p>Image Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/sophistechate/5204758824" target="_blank">Flickr (Lisa Brewster)</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_stick_fork_webos_preps_complete_shutdown_services_january_15_2015#comments hewlett-packard hp mobile operating system Palm Software webos News Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:55:49 +0000 Paul Lilly 28732 at http://www.maximumpc.com HP 10 Plus Android Tablet Quietly Makes an Entrance http://www.maximumpc.com/hp_10_plus_android_tablet_quietly_makes_entrance_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/hp_10_plus.jpg" alt="HP 10 Plus" title="HP 10 Plus" width="228" height="197" style="float: right;" />HP 10 Plus tablet is available now for $280</h3> <p>The <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/report_hp_split_two_companies500">big news regarding Hewlett-Packard</a> is that the OEM has again decided to split off its Printing and Personal Systems Group (printer and PC divisions), which is something former CEO Léo Apotheker wanted to do several years ago. However, that's not the only news related to HP. With nary a peep, the <strong>OEM just released the HP 10 Plus, a 10.1-inch Full HD 1080p (1920x1200) tablet running Android 4.4.2 KitKat</strong>.</p> <p>There's no press release that we're aware of, though there is a <a href="http://store.hp.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/us/en/hp-10-plus-2201us-tablet" target="_blank">product page</a> on HP's website where you can order the tablet, along with a listing on Amazon. It's priced at $280 at both places.</p> <p>The HP 10 Plus is powered by an ARM Cortex-A7 quad-core processor clocked at 1GHz and 2GB of DDR3L RAM. It also features 16GB of eMMC storage, microSD card slot, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, a micro USB 2.0 port, 3.5mm audio jack with microphone support, stereo speakers, 2MP front-facing camera, 5MP rear-facing camera with auto-focus, and a 7700 mAh Li-ion polymer battery.</p> <p>Nothing earth shattering, though if it floats your boat, you can order one today.</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_10_plus_android_tablet_quietly_makes_entrance_2014#comments android hewlett-packard hp hp 10 plus mobile slate tablet News Mon, 06 Oct 2014 18:48:40 +0000 Paul Lilly 28669 at http://www.maximumpc.com Report: HP to Split Into Two Companies http://www.maximumpc.com/report_hp_split_two_companies500 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="http://www.maximumpc.com/files/u46173/megwhitman.png" alt="Meg Whitman" title="Meg Whitman" width="228" height="143" style="float: right;" /></h3> <h3>Announcement said to be imminent</h3> <p>Hewlett-Packard came extremely close to selling or spinning off its PC business during the disastrous year-long reign of CEO Léo Apotheker. It was around six months after Apotheker’s departure in September, 2011 that the then leading PC vendor finally decided to take that option off the table, opting instead for an "organizational realignment” that saw it merge its PC and printing divisions. Now it <strong>appears as though the company is ready for yet another shakeup under CEO Meg Whitman, the former eBay honcho who took over from Apotheker in 2011.</strong></p> <p>The <a href="http://online.wsj.com/news/article_email/hewlett-packard-plans-to-break-in-two-1412530028-lMyQjAxMTE0OTAzNTEwNjUzWj" target="_blank">Wall Street Journal</a> is reporting that the Meg Whitman-led company is all set to spin off its Printing and Personal Systems Group (PC and printer division) and its enterprise hardware and service operations into two separate companies. According to the report, which is based on input from “people familiar with the plan”, an announcement could come as early as Monday. </p> <p>One of its sources even claimed to know the names of the resulting entities. If this particular source is to be believed, the PC and printer division will be known as HP Inc. and the enterprise-focused parts of the current business will become a new company called, well, Hewlett-packard Enterprise. The former will reportedly have Meg Whitman as its chairman and Dion Weisler as chief executive, while the latter will have HP lead independent director Patricia Russo as chairman and Whitman as chief executive.</p> <p><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: #000000; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; 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; float: none; display: inline !important; background: #ffffff;">Follow Pulkit on<span class="Apple-converted-space" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; background: transparent;">&nbsp;</span></span><a style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: #cc0000; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; 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: #ffffff;" href="https://plus.google.com/107395408525066230351?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/report_hp_split_two_companies500#comments hewlett-packard hp enterprise hp inc meg whitman pat russo report rumor News Mon, 06 Oct 2014 07:16:26 +0000 Pulkit Chandna 28663 at http://www.maximumpc.com 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