HP Adds $400 Convertible Notebook

HP Adds $400 Convertible Notebook

By Greg Tarr On Feb 23 2014 - 1:42pm

HP unveiled its new Pavilion x360 convertible notebook and tablet at an aggressi
HP unveiled its new Pavilion x360 convertible notebook and tablet at an aggressive $400 suggested retail.


Palo Alto, Calif. — Hewlett-Packard introduced Sunday a convertible touchscreen tablet/notebook PC called the HP Pavilion x360.

The company also revealed that it is expanding its free HP DataPass 3G/4G broadband data service to 12 additional countries, including the United States this summer. The service enables owners of select HP notebook and tablet models connect to the Internet on the go when Wi-Fi isn’t available.

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By Jordy Leiser on Dec 4 2013 - 4:45pm


Customer Service: The New Differentiator For CE Retail

I probably look at my iPhone 50 times a day to check my email. Rarely do I actually use it to make a phone call.

But, interestingly, if I have a question for Apple, email is not an option. The company making the most sought-after electronics in the industry does not offer electronic mail as a customer service channel.

And, if you look across the electronics industry, there’s no template for customer service.

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By John Laposky on Oct 10 2013 - 1:19pm


Technology Brands Abound Among Top 100 ‘Most Loved’ Companies

AdWeek magazine and APCO Worldwide have released the results of their Most Loved Brands In The World survey, and a number of CE suppliers and CE retailers made the list, based on responses from 70,000 consumers in 15 major international markets.

The survey measured eight emotional feelings consumers have toward brands: understanding, approachability, relevance, admiration, curiosity, identification, empowerment and pride. Nancy Bachrach, an APCO senior advisor, said the survey is designed for marketers, who "need to know which emotions affect sales."

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HP Begins Shipments Of Chromebook 11

HP Begins Shipments Of Chromebook 11

TWICE Staff On Oct 8 2013 - 10:57am

The $279 Chromebook 11
The $279 Chromebook 11


Palo Alto, Calif. — Hewlett-Packard today introduced the Chromebook 11, the company’s latest design completed in conjunction with Google.

The 11.6-inch Chromebook 11 ($279 estimated street price) features an IPS display and is the company’s first to have a USB charging port. The device weighs 2.3 pounds and comes in either basic black or white, with blue, red, yellow or green accents.

The Chromebook 11 is powered by an ARM processor, two USB ports and optional 4G LTE connectivity. Further specs were unavailable.

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HP Adds Three To Board

HP Adds Three To Board

TWICE Staff On Jul 15 2013 - 3:00pm




Palo Alto, Calif. — Hewlett-Packard has named three newcomers, all former CEOs, to its board.

The three are Jim Skinner, former CEO of McDonalds; Raymond Ozzie, formerly Microsoft’s chief software architect; and Robert Bennett, former president and CEO of Liberty Media.

The additions, which take effect immediately, increase HP’s board to 12 members.

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HP Adds An Android Powered AIO

HP Adds An Android Powered AIO

By Doug Olenick On Jun 24 2013 - 4:03pm




Palo Alto, Calif. – Hewlett-Packard has expanded its use of the Android by including the OS in its latest all-in-one PC, the Slate 21.

The Slate 21 joins the Split X2, introduced in May, as the company’s second Android-powered computer.

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HP Unveils Android-Based Laptop

HP Unveils Android-Based Laptop

By Doug Olenick On May 15 2013 - 9:02am


The SlateBook x2 uses a Tegra 4 processor and will ship with Android 4.2.


New York — Hewlett-Packard unveiled its first Android-based, Tegra 4-powered tablet/laptop hybrid today with the introduction of the SlateBook X2.

The company also expanded its Windows 8-based Split X2 tablet/laptop hybrids with the addition of a 13.3-inch model.

The SlateBook X2 is HP’s first venture outside the Windows operating system for a laptop or tablet. The SlateBook has a 10-inch FullHD touch display and a full-size detachable keyboard; it comes with batteries in both the keyboard and tablet sections.

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Apple, HP Lead Temkin PC Study

Apple, HP Lead Temkin PC Study

By Doug Olenick On Mar 22 2013 - 2:27pm

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Waban, Mass. – Apple and Hewlett-Packard earned the top slots in a recent poll for producing the most functional, accessible and emotional computer products among U.S. consumers.

The study by Temkin Group Research, a customer experience and research firm, looked at 10 PC brands: Acer, Apple, Compaq, Dell, eMachines, HP, Lenovo, Sony and Toshiba.

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HP Heads Back Into The Tablet Market

HP Heads Back Into The Tablet Market

By Doug Olenick On Feb 26 2013 - 11:21am

The HP Slate 7
The HP Slate 7


Barcelona, Spain — Hewlett-Packard is going to give the tablet business a second try.

The company announced the Android 4.1-based HP Slate 7 at the Mobile World Congress show, here. The 13-ounce device has a 7-inch display, ARM dual-core Cortex A9 1.6GHz processor, and a 3-megapixel webcam. It has a stainless-steel frame and comes in either red or black.

Shipping will start in April at $169.

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Nikon Signs Microsoft IP Licensing Agreement

Nikon Signs Microsoft IP Licensing Agreement

By Greg Tarr On Feb 22 2013 - 11:40am

Nikon


Redmond, Wash. — Microsoft and Nikon have entered a patent licensing agreement that provides broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for certain Nikon cameras running the Android platform.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but Microsoft said it will receive royalties from Nikon.

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