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HP Touchsmart featured in Black Eyed Peas video

By Brad May 14 2009 add comment

The Black Eyed Peas recently featured the HP Touchsmart in their latest music video “Boom Boom Pow”. The HP Touchsmart appears three times in the music video – at the very beginning, the end and somewhere in the middle of the video. And not just ANY HP Touchsmart – it’s a HP Touchsmart with a super-sized HP logo!! (and a plus-size screen? Read on for speculation)
Compare that to this closeup taken of a ‘normal’ HP Touchsmart:
Check out the proportions of […]

New HP Probooks launched
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New HP Probooks launched

By Brad Apr 28 2009 add comment


HP just launched their new line of low-end business notebooks today (with your choice of 14, 15.6 or 17.3 inch models), giving them the new sub-brand of HP Probooks. The new line of HP Probooks today come under their s-series, which is the entry-level part of HP’s business notebook line (there’s s, b, p and w which stand for standard, business, professional and workstation respectively). Well, there’s really nothing groundbreaking about today’s new releases, besides their price tags which […]

Can your netbook survive an 8 foot fall?
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Can your netbook survive an 8 foot fall?

By Brad Apr 16 2009 add comment

Because my Mini Note 2133 just did last weekend (ouch, almost broke my heart when it toppled over by accident and crashed eight feet down to the ground) but thankfully, it still works – hard disk, screen, internals are all well… only the casing seam came loose and now there’s a small gap between the front/back parts. But that doesn’t matter anyway, I’m just glad my data is safe and the machine still works.
Still, I can’t help but I wonder, […]

[Rumor] Future of HP notebook keyboards
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[Rumor] Future of HP notebook keyboards

By Brad Apr 6 2009 add comment

I heard a rumor (but it has nothing to do with Bananarama)… HP is moving towards using chiclet-style keyboards on future notebook PCs. Apparently the decision has something to do with improved ergonomics and the tactile feel of such keyboards. A little bird said that chiclet keyboards will first appear in the business and mini notebook lines in the next announcement of upgrades this year. Some models (Presumably higher end? Or as an option?) will have backlit keys. [/end of […]

HP Pavilion dv7 featured in Microsoft’s latest ad
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HP Pavilion dv7 featured in Microsoft’s latest ad

By Brad Mar 30 2009 1 Comment

The HP Pavilion dv7 was recently featured in Microsoft’s latest “Lauren and the under-$1000 17 inch laptop ad“. As usual, many Apple/Mac fanboys are screaming and trying to enforce “Windows PCs are rubbish”, yet again. Is that not surprising? Somebody actually said the $699 HP Pavilion dv7 is a, quote, “crappy budget notebook”… excuse me? The HP Pavilion dv7 is a very capable notebook – you can watch videos, play games (intensive ones included) and do a whole […]

Happy birthday Steve Ballmer!
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Happy birthday Steve Ballmer!

By Brad Mar 24 2009 add comment

Steve Ballmer turns 53 today, days after his comment about “Apple tax” last week.
By the way, here’s a toast to more Windows market share and better Microsoft software (*ahem*Windows Mobile 7*ahem*)
P.S. More HP stuff and write-ups to come in a few days

HP Enviro Batteries now available
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HP Enviro Batteries now available

By Brad Mar 17 2009 add comment

HP made their new Enviro environmental-friendly lithium-ion notebook batteries available for sale today and you can pick one up for $150 each. HP says they last longer than typical notebook batteries and even throws in a 3 year warranty into the mix. The Enviro series battery is currently only available as a 6-cell unit for the latest HP Compaq (ie CQ40, CQ50), some HP Pavilion (ie dv4, dv5) and HP HDX notebook PCs. I’m surely looking forward to the day […]

External display problems with HP Mini’s?… yea right…
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External display problems with HP Mini’s?… yea right…

By Brad Mar 13 2009 1 Comment

I just read one of the trashiest news stories I’ve ever seen this morning – about lack of VGA adapters for the HP Mini 1000 and secondary display output problems from the HP Mini 2140; which implied that both problems were ever so serious and at large… this is coming from one of Apple’s biggest fansites disguised as a normal tech site. Mini 2140 secondary display output problems? Yea right… nothing wrong here, I can even connect an external 1920 […]

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