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Review: HP Envy X2 13.3" Touchscreen Convertible Laptop

by Blogger on ‎03-26-2015 08:35 PM - last edited on ‎03-27-2015 08:52 AM by Blog Editor in Chief



HP's Envy X2 13.3" touchscreen convertible laptop follows in the footsteps of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 by combining all the guts and ports of a laptop in a standalone tablet with a magnetic keyboard cover. The result is one of the more unusual takes on the 2-in-1 notebook class that's been designed to take advantage of Windows 8.1 and this year's upcoming Windows 10.


Hexa-Core processors and why you want one.

by Blogger on ‎10-22-2014 12:17 PM



If you’ve shopped for a computer at all in the past few years, you’ve likely heard people talking about cores. They’re not talking about apples, obviously. They’re referring to technology that allows your central processing unit (or CPU for short) to support multiple independent CPUs that work in harmony to produce more computational horsepower.

Not too long ago your CPU would only have one core. Just over a decade ago we saw multicore processors start to gain popularity. We started with dual-core CPUs which gave us a pretty solid boost to performance and quickly graduated to quad-core CPUs. These days hexa-core machines boast six computing cores and give you a lot of bang for your buck. You get improved parallel computing ability which translates to a general improvement in aggregate processing speed.




The concept of a convertible is usually known as driving with the top down, and that can be one way to describe what a convertible PC is supposed to be. These are hybrids in the sense that you can use them as laptops or tablets, either by separating the screen from the keyboard or flipping it in one way or another to change the input and user experience. There are plenty to choose from, and here’s a quick look at what they’re capable of.


Leap Motion makes HP ENVY 17 more interactive

by Blogger on ‎12-15-2013 10:42 AM - last edited on ‎02-20-2014 05:03 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



Laptops generally don’t offer much variety when it comes to input and navigation. You can either go with the built-in trackpad or connect a mouse via USB for a more old school approach. The HP ENVY 17 offers a third route, by way of Leap Motion technology that recognizes hand gestures and movements for a non-touch experience. This is a unique laptop that is currently the only model to integrate Leap Motion technology.


Making Sense of Laptop Lingo

by Blogger on ‎02-17-2013 12:24 PM - last edited on ‎02-18-2013 10:56 AM by Retired Administrator



It used to be that when shopping for a new mobile computing solution, you could just go into the shop, ask for a laptop and would only have to decide between Mac or Windows PC, and how big a screen you wanted. It's become more evident than ever that the world of mobile computing is constantly in flux. In the past few months, there have been loads of new form-factors and types of devices unleashed into the market, with lots of new terms to get used to. To help demystify some of this, let's take a look at some of these buzz words and see what they mean, so you don’t get confused when you’re shopping or hear people talking about these new machines, technologies, and ideas. 


Picking a laptop to take back to school

by Blogger on ‎07-25-2012 08:22 PM - last edited on ‎08-29-2012 08:53 AM by Administrator



This time of year a lot of you are starting to think about picking up a laptop to take back to school. There are so many different options to chose from in the laptop world now, and of course so many different types of users, all with different needs and budgets. It can be confusing to try and pick the right machine for you with the vast selection available. You don’t want to pay too much but you also don’t want to end up with something that doesn’t quite fit your needs. Lets take a moment to look at the different things you should be considering when selecting the right laptop to take back to school.


HP's Envy 14 Spectre Delights and Thrills -Review

by Blogger on ‎04-19-2012 07:23 AM - last edited on ‎11-09-2012 01:00 PM by Administrator


Few things get me as excited as a well designed and well executed notebook. The Envy 14 Spectre, ($1399.99 from Future Shop) which was first announced at CES 2012, is probably the best looking premium notebook to come out of HP in a long time. Targeting the Ultrabook segment, the Spectre uses copious amounts of Gorilla Glass, Aluminum and rubber in a notebook that stands out from the rest.


HP Envy 14 Spectre Preview: The Envy of Ultrabooks

by Exalted Expert on ‎03-15-2012 09:44 AM - last edited on ‎08-29-2012 09:11 AM by Administrator

HPEnvySpectreDirectView.jpgFor those who have used the HP Envy laptops in the past, you will know that the Envy name is synonymous with power and quality built into a well-designed package. But things have been quiet on the Envy front, or at least they were until this January. The HP Envy 14 Spectre debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January to considerable fanfare as the first scratch resistant glass laptop. And with a 14” screen size packed into a 13.3” chassis, the HP Envy Spectre has a lot to offer for those looking for a powerful and sleek ultrabook.


Review: HP Envy 14-1150CA

by Exalted Expert on ‎01-09-2011 01:56 AM - last edited on ‎08-29-2012 08:51 AM by Administrator

HPEnvy.jpgI've been using a 16" HP HDX laptop for close to the past 2 years, and although I really liked it, I was getting tired of carrying it everywhere with me.  I really missed the 14" laptop size that I had used for my first 3 laptops, but at the same time, I really liked the performance of the HDX and the fact that I could play real games with it if I felt so inclined.  So I kept the laptop and dealt with the extra size and weight, until now.  I've now picked up a 14" HP Envy and now get the best of both worlds.  Or do I?  Read on for my thoughts and impressions of the HP Envy 14-1150CA.


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