• Hands on with HP's Mini 2140 netbook

    Posted January 10, 2009 - 5:06 pm

    Hewlett-Packard unveiled its Mini 2140 netbook at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this week, and it's cool.
  • HP's new lightweight Pavilion laptops light on wallet too

    Posted January 6, 2009 - 10:55 am

    HP unveils a pair of consumer laptops sporting multimedia capabilities, sleek metal casings and prices starting at just under $700. The systems are being announced in conjunction with the International CES trade show.
  • HP adds aluminum-clad Mini 2140 to netbook lineup

    Posted January 6, 2009 - 10:52 am

    HP completed its shift away from Via Technologies' C7 processor with the release of an updated version of its popular Mini 2130 netbook that offers a larger screen and uses an Atom processor.
  • Quiz: He said what? (an oddly informative news quiz)

    Posted January 5, 2009 - 11:22 am

    Who isn't going to just say hi and walk off? Who flipped an energy-guzzling PC on its head? Who doesn't think breasts are harmful to children? Who has bigger, badder things to worry about than flaws in the MD5 hashing algorithm? Think you know? Take this week's quiz!
  • HP set to unveil power-sipping PCs for gamers

    Posted December 30, 2008 - 4:05 pm

    HP plans to release a pair of high-performance desktop PCs that, sporting a slim, green-friendly design, buck the conventional wisdom that brawn is best.
  • Short Straw 1

    Posted December 29, 2008 - 12:14 pm

    If you're reading this at work, it means you're a “short straw” person who picked the short straw to work during a holiday. Welcome to the club. If you're reading this at home because you're in the habit, then I'll try to entertain you a bit.
  • Vista OOBE Part 4: Summary

    Posted December 19, 2008 - 1:00 pm

    Now that I've gotten the networking issue under control, if not exactly fixed (I still have to disable and enable the network connection a couple of times after every reboot), let me wrap up my initial experiences with Vista. Bottom line for me: little or no improvement over XP for my use.
  • Vista OOBE Part 2: the horror, the horror

    Posted December 15, 2008 - 1:40 pm

    First, a correction: HP includes the Vista system disks in a special partition and expects you to make your own recovery disks. I still think people deserve a real disk, but I doubt I'll get anywhere with that. I'll leave that battle until after I fix the sound and networking problems with this system.
  • The Top 10 stories of 2008: Not business as usual

    Posted December 14, 2008 - 4:06 pm

    What started out as a banking crisis became, in 2008, a story for everyone: retailers, consumers, auto workers -- and tech professionals. Though it wasn't business as usual, some big mergers -- like HP buying EDS -- were executed. Long-awaited products like the Android-based G1 "Google phone" were launched. Standards wars involving file formats like OOXML and hardware technology like Blu-Ray concluded. The battle against spam purveyors like McColo went on ... and on. Microsoft, moving into middle age and struggling to gain ascendance on the Web, was involved in many of the biggest stories of the year. The most influential entrepreneur of our time, Bill Gates, moved on to focus on philanthropy. Here, not necessarily in order of importance, is our pick for the top 10 technology stories of the year.
  • HP, Symantec warn employees after laptop thefts

    Posted December 11, 2008 - 4:51 pm

    HP and Symantec are notifying workers of a data breach after thieves stole employee laptops from both companies.
  • Vista OOBE Part 1

    Posted December 11, 2008 - 3:08 pm

    I just unboxed and turned on my new (refurbished) HP 6560T PC running Vista Home Premium. Yes, I finally slowed down enough to let the Microsoft Vista steamroller catch me.
  • VARs get private-label opportunity from Microsoft and HP

    Posted December 11, 2008 - 12:12 pm

    Microsoft and HP have a new opportunity for VARs, and by all accounts, it's a big deal and one that deserves attention. Historically, VARs have complained that Microsoft didn't let them offer private-label services--but the new deal overcomes that.
  • Review

    HP Voodoo Envy 133 ultraportable laptop

    Posted December 11, 2008 - 11:33 am

    The HP Voodoo Envy 133 is a sleek, slim ultraportable laptop, with just enough features to legitimize it as a slick business box as well as a bonafide head-turner.
  • IT vendors follow automakers with zero percent financing

    Posted December 11, 2008 - 11:26 am

    Technology vendors are increasingly using incentives to try to convince corporate users to buy or upgrade products now rather than later. And big vendors, which have their own financing arms, have become much more aggressive about it.
  • Tech industry's biggest M&A deals of 2008

    Posted December 11, 2008 - 10:53 am

    In many merger and acquisition deals, the vendors don't publicly say how much they're forking over for their prize acquisitions, but here, we'll recap the top 15 based on publicly disclosed transaction values (together worth nearly $65 billion).
  • HP updates desktop virtualization software

    Posted December 8, 2008 - 10:45 am

    HP has updated its desktop virtualization software with a new protocol to boost streaming video performance.
  • HP integrates EDS into technology operations

    Posted December 6, 2008 - 9:48 pm

    HP on Friday said it was integrating EDS into its Technology Solutions Group and that EDS unit chief Ron Rittenmeyer would retire.
  • As Asia's PC market slows, HP braces for difficult times

    Posted December 5, 2008 - 1:20 pm

    HP is counting on Asian businesses and consumers to continue spending on laptops and desktop PCs to weather the economic downturn, but the company won't say to what extent that's likely to happen.
  • Review

    Hands on with HP Mini, Lenovo S10, BenQ U101

    Posted December 5, 2008 - 10:59 am

    This generation of Intel Atom-based netbooks has reached a certain maturity, with similar components, functions and size, as well as similar prices. Here's how Hewlett-Packard's Mini 1000, Lenovo's IdeaPad S10 and BenQ's Joybook Lite U101 stack up.
  • IDC: Economic crisis will kill off some PC makers

    Posted December 4, 2008 - 5:41 pm

    With credit in a tight squeeze and the economy in free fall, the next few years should see the collapse of some small PC makers and a restructuring of the rest of the industry, according industry research firm IDC.
  • Tight budgets favor low-end servers

    Posted December 1, 2008 - 10:02 pm

    Server shipments grew in the third quarter of 2008 though revenue declined as companies tried to lower spending, according to Gartner.
  • New HP division makes data centers green

    Posted November 25, 2008 - 11:12 am

    Bill Kosik knows a thing or two about building efficient data centers. As managing principal of consultancy EYP Mission Critical Facilities in Chicago, Kosik helped HP plan its global project to consolidate 85 data centers into just six. HP liked EYP's work so much that it decided to buy the consulting firm a year ago, transforming it into a new Critical Facilities Services division that helps HP clients plan the building of energy efficient data centers or retrofit existing ones.
  • HP results lifted by laptop PCs, EDS buyout

    Posted November 24, 2008 - 10:03 pm

    HP reported a 19 percent jump in revenue for the October quarter, lifted by its EDS acquisition and strong sales of laptop computers and blade servers.
  • HP defies economic slide with strong fourth quarter

    Posted November 18, 2008 - 12:15 pm

    Hewlett-Packard saw a sharp increase in fourth quarter revenue and expects a profitable fiscal 2009 despite a gloomy global economic scene.
  • Microsoft 'Vista Capable' changes outraged HP, e-mails show

    Posted November 17, 2008 - 11:15 am

    An HP executive was furious at Microsoft over the company's decision to loosen the requirements for its " Vista Capable " marketing campaign, internal e-mails unsealed by a federal judge on Friday show.
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