HP Rolls Out New Notebooks and Minis

Computer maker Hewlett-Packard has launched its new lines of consumer notebooks, aiming to capture attention heading into the end-of-year holiday season…and maybe catching a few people who aren’t ready for the back-to-school blitz yet. The new system run the gamut from highly portable minis to the 17-inch Envy 17 3D—which, as the name implies, offers 3D entertainment capability, so long as you’re wearing the proper shutter glasses.

hp rolls out new notebooks and minis hewlett packard mini 210s  sept 2010

Starting out, the new Mini 210 is is built around new Intel Atom processors that support DDR3 memory—the dual-core Atom is available as an option—and HP says it’ll run for almost 11 hours on a single battery charge. the Mini 210 features a 10.1-inch display and is capable of playing back HD video content; the system also offers WLAN options in addition to an integrated webcam, microphone, optional GPS, Dolby audio, and HP’s own Media Suite, Evernote note-taking software, and QuickSync technology for synchronizing with a home PC. The Mini 210 is available now in the U.S. at prices starting at $329.

hp rolls out new notebooks and minis mini 5103  sept 2010

Next up, the Mini 5103 weighs just 2.64 pounds and, like the Mini 201, sports a 10.1-inch HD-capable display and is available with new Atom N455 and N475 processors that support fast DDR3 memory, as well as the N550 dual-core Atom. The Mini 5103 will also be available with a touch-enabled display and features an optional handle for easy carrying. Customers can choose between a light 4-cell battery or a longer-lasting 6-cell battery: HP says the 6-cell edition offers over 10 hours of battery life. The HP Mini 5103 is available now in the U.S. with prices starting at $399.

hp rolls out new notebooks and minis envy 17 3d  sept 2010

Meanwhile, HP’s new mainstream notebooks focus strongly on digital entertainment. Leading the pack is the HP Envy 17 3D, a monster with a 17.3-inch display that supports full 1080p high-definition video and, with the addition of HP 3D Active Shutter Glasses, supports 3D content. The Envy 17 ED is powered by a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 graphics, and ATI Eyefinity technology for multiple display support; the notebook can also handle up to 2 TB of onboard storage so customers will never have any excuse for being bored. HP says the Envy 17 3D will be available “this holiday season” but hasn’t announced any dates or pricing.

Folks looking for something smaller might consider the HP Envy 14 Beats Edition, which incorporates audio technology developed by HP and Beats by Dr. Dre. The Envy 14 Beats Edition features Intel Core processors, ATI Mobility Radeon 5650 graphics, and comes with Beats by Dr. Dre Solo Headphones, and the company says the notebook should get up to 6.5 hours of battery life, which can be extended up to 13 hours with the option HP Slim Fit Extended-Life Battery. The Envy 14 Beats Edition is available now in the U.S. at prices starting at $1,249.

Finally, HP is also offering up the Pavilion dm3, which features HP CoolSense technology to produce a notebook that’s “noticeably cooler” than comparable models—meaning, there’s a slim possibility someone might be able to use it on their lap without risking a burn. The dm3 features a 13.3-inch display, up to 7 hours of battery life, and is less than an inch thick—the unit also features an accelerometer to figure out how the machine is being used and kick in cooling appropriately. The Pavilion dm3 is available now at prices starting at $549.


The number pad on HP’s Chromebook 15 makes spreadsheet work a breeze

HP's Chromebook 15 comes with a 15.6-inch display, a metal keyboard deck with full-size keys, and a dedicated number pad, making it the second Chromebook model, following Acer's Chromebook 715, to be suited for spreadsheet work.

How do Nintendo Switch, Xbox One X compare to each other? We find out

The Nintendo Switch is innovative enough to stand apart from traditional consoles, but could it become your primary gaming system? How does the Switch stack up against the Xbox One?

HP’s new Zbook, EliteBook 800 workstations go 4K with 8th-gen Intel CPUs

HP's new line of workstation laptops includes some seriously durable EliteBook and ZBook designs, with options for high-end, eighth-generation Intel CPUs, 2TB of storage, and discrete AMD Radeon graphics chips.

In 2019, laptops are better than ever. Here are the best of the best

The best laptop should be one that checks all the boxes: Great battery life, beautiful design, and top-notch performance. Our picks for the best laptops you can buy do all that — and throw in some extra features while they're at it.

Mueller report releases on CD, forces Congress to find PCs with disc drives

The Mueller report was released this week to Congress via CDs and congressional members had to find PCs with working disc drives to access the 400-page document. The redacted report was also released to the public on a website.

Kick off your streaming career with our complete guide to Twitch broadcasting

Streaming games on Twitch for the first time can be daunting to say the least, but with a few simple steps, it's remarkably easy to do. Here's how to do so using a PC, Mac, Xbox One, or PlayStation 4 console.

Google Chrome will get a Reader Mode for distraction-free desktop browsing

If Google's testing of Reader Mode on the Chrome Canary desktop browser is successful, soon all Chrome users will gain access to this feature. Reader Mode strips away irrelevant content on a webpage for distraction-free browsing.

Former student uses USB Killer device to fry $58,000 worth of college’s PCs

A former student used a USB Killer device to short circuit more than $58,000 of computers at a private New York college earlier this year. The student pled guilty to the charges and sentencing is scheduled to begin in August.

AMD Ryzen CPU prices get slashed ahead of Ryzen 3000 release

AMD's Ryzen CPUs have had their prices slashed as we edge towards the release of their third generation. Whether you're a gamer or someone who needs multi-threaded performance, there's a deal for everyone with some heavy discounts to take…

Worried about your online privacy? We tested the best VPN services

Browsing the web can be less secure than most users would hope. If that concerns you, a virtual private network — aka a VPN — is a decent solution. Check out a few of the best VPN services on the market.

Gaming on a laptop has never been better. These are your best options

Gaming desktops are powerful, but they tie you down to your desk. For those of us who prefer a more mobile experience, here are the best gaming laptops on the market, ranging from budget machines to maxed-out, wallet-emptying PCs.

Here's how you can download the best free music players for your Mac

Tired of your Mac's default music player? Take a look at our picks for the best free music players available for your Apple rig. Whether you're a casual listener or an audiophile, you're sure to find something that fits your needs here.

Want to make calls across the internet for less? Try these great VOIP services

Voice over IP services are getting more and more popular, but there are still a few that stand above the pack. In this guide, we'll give you a few options for the best VOIP services for home and business users.

Transform into the ultimate leader with our tips and tricks for Civilization 6

Civilization VI offers both series veterans and total newcomers a lot to chew on from the get-go. Here are some essential starting tips to help you master the game's many intricacies.