In April 2010, HP bought a dying Palm for over a billion dollars; that sparked plenty of interest as it could have provided a new future for the capable WebOS. Sadly, under their old management, they failed to restore life into the dying company and 16 months later, in August of 2011, HP officially called quits and abandoned WebOS.
It feels like an awfully long time since we last heard from the rumor mill. This latest one comes from a Chinese forum where a poster claims to have seen photos of the next-generation HP EliteBook 8780w during a private meeting. He/she confirms that the EliteBook 8780w will be the next 17 inch Mobile Workstation from HP and that it will sport huge vents, presumably for better cooling, and dual hard disk bays.
Said individual also comments the [...]
Sony is in the midst of its event in New York right now, where they have just announced the PlayStation 4 and now talking about the new console’s features. As a big time gamer and fan of various video game franchises myself, one thing that caught my attention was early in the event where Sony talked about the key hardware specifications of the PlayStation 4.
The new PlayStation 4 is said to have ‘supercharged PC architecture’ featuring an X86 CPU, ‘enhanced [...]
After abandoning WebOS and making it open source, it looks like HP is now wanting to get back into the tablet game, but this time with a different operating system. Tech blog readwrite has reported that sources say HP is working on a high-end tablet running Nvidia’s brand new Tegra 4 chip (which was announced at CES last month and featured in their Project Shield handheld console) and said tablet will run Android.
Another interesting rumor [...]
The EliteBook 8770w is HP’s flagship mobile workstation notebook. The sleek business laptop packs a punch under the hood; the machine’s large 17 inch display also means a lot of surface area to house lots of components. The notebook is configurable with just about everything you can think of to construct one of the most powerful notebooks under 2 inches and 4 kg (9 lbs): quad-core Intel Ivy Bridge processors (maxes out at the Core i7 Extreme Edition), 4 DDR3 [...]
If you’ve been reading HP Fansite for a while, you know that I have a passion in seeing high performance hardware and gaming. And sometimes it’s good to break the monotony of talking about everything HP and discuss some other things happening in the tech industry. At CES 2013, there already has been plenty of exciting news: Intel talking about their latest Haswell processors, AMD launching new processors and Radeon 8000 series graphics cards, the Nvidia Shield handheld [...]
Also announced at CES 2013 today is the HP Pocket Playlist, a compact media server with 32 GB of memory. This little device can stream video up to 5 different devices via a direct WiFi connection, including smartphones (where an app for iPhone and Android will be out soon). It also can record shows from Hulu, Netflix and many other websites like Amazon Instant Video via its PlayLater function. The catch to this is PlayLater comes as a 1 month [...]
It’s been a busy first day at CES 2013 and Intel certainly has had a large presence at the show, along with some things to say about their upcoming 2013 Haswell processor line. First off, Intel has confirmed that they are re-adding a branch of ultra-low voltage processors to their Haswell line which run at 10W. Haswell will be the first time in about 4 years that Intel has had a line of 10W processors; with ultra-low voltage processors [...]