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Google and HP have partnered up and released a new Chromebook in the lineup.  The HP Chromebook 11 features include an 11.6" IPS display, Exynos 5250 GAIA  CPU, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 6 hours of battery life, and weighs only 2.3 lbs.  A nice new feature is that it will use a microUSB port for charging, [...]

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posted in Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, News

HP has just released an update for their Windows 7 based slate tablet.  The newer Slate 2 has a faster Atom processor at 1.5 GHz, Swype input support and 32GB SSD to start.  They also changed the backing of their Slate 2 to be flat instead of the diamond style they had in the previous [...]

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posted in News, Tablets, Ultra Portables

Well, it appears that someone in the tablet industry watched what happened last month with the HP TouchPad and may have taken notes. Engadget is reporting, and Fusion Garage has confirmed, that the Grid10's previously announced prices of $499 for their 16-gigabyte WiFi model, and $599 for the 16-gigabyte 3G/WiFi models were reduced to $299 [...]

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posted in News, Tablets, Ultra Portables

Lately, most of the tablet talk has centered on HP and the TouchPad/webOS soap opera. The drama continued today when various tech news outlets reported that HP may be making as many as 1,000,000 more TouchPads to fulfill commitments with their supply-side vendors. At an estimated loss of almost $200 per unit I’ve got to [...]

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About a week ago when I wrote a review of the HP TouchPad I mentioned that while HP had positioned the tablet as a "professional" device it lacked the capability to edit Microsoft Office documents. Well, that appears to have been corrected as HP announced an update to Quickoffice that will allow for the editing [...]

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posted in News

UPDATE: The HP App Catalog is reporting that the current inventory of free apps has been depleted. Hewlett-Packard is offering six free apps to owners of its recently discontinued HP TouchPad. If you were lucky enough to grab one of the heavily discounted tablets you can now download the following apps at no charge from [...]

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posted in News

As I finish this article I learned that Hewlett-Packard, Inc. has decided to discontinue operations for webOS devices specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones. What this means for current owners has yet to be announced. It’s a shame that yet another nice operating system is going to end up in the tech graveyard, but while [...]

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posted in Reviews

HP announced Thursday that it is discontinuing webOS operations specifically the TouchPad and webOS based phones like the Veer and Pre. HP had taken control of webOS a little over a year ago when the purchased Palm, Inc. for $1.2 billion.

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posted in News, Tablets, Ultra Portables

HP must have liked the results of this weekend's $100 discount to their WebOS-based tablet because they're making it permanent. The 16-gigabyte model will now sell for $399 and the 32-gigabyte unit will go for $499. Rumor has it they'll be releasing a 4G/WiFi model in the coming months that will also feature a faster [...]

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posted in News, Tablets, Ultra Portables

HP has created a new competitor for the iPad 2, the TouchPad.  The TouchPad comes in 16GB and 32 GB for internal storage space and is priced similarly to the iPad2, $499.99 and $599.99, respectively.  It features webOS 3, has Adobe Flash-enabled web browsing, 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon, WiFi, and features BeatsAudio.  With webOS, TouchPad [...]

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HP Buys Palm

Wow, I sure didn't see this one coming... It was announced today that HP will purchase Palm at a price of $5.70 per share of Palm common stock in cash or an enterprise value of approximately $1.2 billion. HP is not a company that even sprang to my mind when we heard that Palm were [...]

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Hewlett Packard have recently been shouting about their new Elitebook, the 2740p.  It's an ultrathin, convertible tablet which also supports multi-touch and input from a pen. The 2740p will have a 12.1" LED screen and will be powered by the Intel's new Core i7/i5 processors, and with up to 8Gb of DDR3 memory stacked inside, an Intel HD graphics card and a choice [...]

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posted in Laptops and Gear, News

HP announced it would offer its customers a free upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7. HP customers can visit www.hp.com/go/windows7upgrade to check for upgrade eligibility, register and get answers about their PCs and current operating systems. The full press release is included after the jump. News release HP Offers Customers Free Upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 [...]

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I have now carried the HP Mini 1000xp with me daily for three months. This is a short article on the lessons I have learned about the Mini, netbooks, and me. Lesson: The Mini is tough! I've dropped the poor thing several times, once badly enough for the screen cover to pop open and some [...]

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posted in Laptops and Gear, Tablets, Ultra Portables

  I wish I could say that this was a labor of love for readers, but I recently became so disgusted with the poor performance of my HP laptop, that I was determined to gain some of the spec performance promised me when I bought it. What I wound up with is 3 different operating systems installed [...]

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posted in Miscellaneous

I was excited when Julie told her main article contributors that she was sending us HP Mini 1000 netbooks in December, but for an entirely different reason. See, I'd already purchased an Acer Aspire One only a few months earlier, and I was quite interested in seeing how the HP Mini stood up against the [...]

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posted in Tablets, Ultra Portables

I’ve wanted something like a netbook for a long time — and I’ve gone through a lot of PDAs, phones, and other portable devices without quite finding it — so when Julie decided to do a team review of the HP Mini 1000 I was excited to give it a try. Within the growing market [...]

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posted in Tablets, Ultra Portables

I have to be honest, when Julie communicated to her Gadgeteer Geek Gang that we would all be getting a new HP Mini 1000 XP Series Netbook, I was overcome with a feeling much like when I was a kid at Christmas.  You know, that happy/joyous feeling of anticipation that fills the youthful spirit until the [...]

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Field Report: Ocho Rios, Jamaca. January 27, 2009. This is Bond, James Bond, reporting. Q has issued all field agents a new plaything and HQ is insisting on reports on the device. I am taking time during a recuperative stay on the warm white sands to accommodate them. Excuse me for a moment, however. The [...]

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posted in Tablets, Ultra Portables