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HP Zeen and HP Airlife: New handheld device (tablet/reader?) and App Store?
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HP Zeen and HP Airlife: New handheld device (tablet/reader?) and App Store?

By Brad Dec 31 2009 add comment

The New York Times has recently published an article about HP filing trademarks for the names “Zeen” and “Airlife” with the US Trademark/Patents Office, describing the Zeen as a handheld device while Airlife seems to appear to be a one-stop item covering things from handheld devices to computers to mobile phones, which leads me to believe the latter is an application store (better known nowadays as App Store) of sorts or at least a portal which covers accessories and/or […]

HP Elitebook 8730w battery life numbers
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HP Elitebook 8730w battery life numbers

By Brad Jan 12 2009 add comment

Based on my extensive usage and testing of the HP Elitebook 8730w (2.53 GHz dual core, 4 GB RAM, 17 inch DreamColor screen, Windows Vista Business, Nvidia Quadro FX3700M 1GB workstation graphics) since November, I’ve come up with a list of battery life numbers that can be achieved using this Mobile Workstation notebook PC. Using the included primary battery:

Gaming – 1 hour (Display at the brightest setting, high performance mode)
Graphics rendering – 1 hour 30 minutes
Adobe Photoshop CS4 continuous use […]

2 batteries, 2 hours
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2 batteries, 2 hours

By Brad Jan 3 2009 add comment

Here’s something I forgot to add to my Gaming with the Elitebook article I wrote this morning. The HP Elitebook 8730w chews through 2 batteries (the primary battery and an extended one) in 2 hours when gaming – brightness maxed, high performance mode on Windows Vista.
Yeah man! Compare that to 5 hours of Photoshop with music or 7 hours of Office 2007, web surfing and music using the same battery setup!

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